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HOF: What Are You Wearing Right Now - Part IV (starting May 2014)

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Claghorn, May 21, 2014.

  1. Luigi_M

    Luigi_M Senior Member

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    @Veremund You are right, but I like to look slightly nonchalant ... maybe because I tend to be too much chalant (does this word actually exist??) at times ...
    Anyway, I understand that the line between nonchalant and sloppy may be really thin, so I'd gladly appreciate any advice to get the same result without looking sloppy!
     
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  2. joacimbylehn

    joacimbylehn Senior Member

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    I disagree, a collar should never be stiff, looks much better when draped and rolled around the tie imho.

    @Luigi_M You could go for a center dimple instead, but it's not a big deal really. still a nice knot.
     

  3. Thrift Vader

    Thrift Vader Forum Mechanic

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    +1 on the Collar stays. or, just a good ironing.

    To my eyes, your knot seems too tight. perhaps loosen it a little? asymmetrical knot?
    the strictness of the knot, including symmetry in the dimples suggests tension. relax. the combo is good.
    it's a very nice tie also. :fonz:
     

  4. Luigi_M

    Luigi_M Senior Member

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    Thank you all for the feedback and advice!
    @Thrift Vader ... really interesting observation - psichology applied to menswear. Is it a talent of yours or do you have some specific training?
    BTW - the tie is a vintage Versace (vintage means that I bought it new when I was much younger ...)
     

  5. joacimbylehn

    joacimbylehn Senior Member

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    Best kind of vintage :)
     

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    that slack fit....wow.......like perfect........but arent they tight when u sit?..or after u eat?
     

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    yup...very nice....

    I just dont c that outfit sans socks...sorry..........not consistent

    you say it was a warm day/...........does no sock attire keep u cool?..lol
     

  8. Thrift Vader

    Thrift Vader Forum Mechanic

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    @Luigi_M
    i am trained.by experience. to walk into any room, and make a friend.
    -The psychology of networking and trade.

    if my assessment was wrong? i apologize. your clothes seem to drape well. but you put so much care into the tie being perfect. i can't help but wonder what you were thinking about. were you being careful? or thinking about something else? i saw tension.

    i'd rather try to understand another's fit. than to judge it against my own ideals.
    -after all. helping others grow into their own style is how to make a sale. ;)

    looking forward to more Italian self expression. :)
     

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    Luigi_M Senior Member

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    @Thrift Vader no, you were largely correct: that's what made me curious about your skills!
    Now, knowing that there's a guy reading my knots, it will be difficult for me to post again without any tension :eek: ...
    Have a nice week end! :cheers:
     

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    EFV Distinguished Member Dubiously Honored

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    Agreed. The first thing I do with every new shirt I get is to take out the collar stays and bin them.
     

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    never ever ever?.....lol .......... maybe not STIFF but some structure can look good in some cases even if u dont think so

    and some stays are not stiff...they give and r flexible. So it depends on the look and the outfit and your goals.

    a drape and a roll can vary with its softness/stiffness
     

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    Had an interview today so had to go CBD. And I think I adjusted my pants and caught the bottom of my tie.

    Suit: Orazio
    Shirt: Kamakura
    Tie: Shibumi
    PS: Berg&Berg
    Shoes: AE

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    EFV Distinguished Member Dubiously Honored

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    The only shirt collar that looks better stiff is a starched wing collar for white tie IMHO, and you don't use collar stays for those. It's not really a thing that can be debated anyway, since it's entirely dependent on personal taste.
     

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    the default uniform
    navy jacket
    gray pants
     

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