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

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

  1. sugarbutch

    sugarbutch Bearded Prick Dubiously Honored

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    GMMcL's pic reminds me why a spread collar is always superior to a BD (IMO, YMMV, etc.). G, is the jacket on the short side, or is that just the hand-in-pocket pose?
     


  2. Murlsquirl

    Murlsquirl The Moral Squirrel Dubiously Honored Moderator

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    It reminds me why you should never wear a BD with a tie.....like never never. Nothing personal GMMcL...
     


  3. ridethecliche

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    Seriously? With a suit, sure. But with a tie...? That's a little far no?

    I mean, granted this is SF and opinions are always strong, but BD's are a pretty trad staple with odd jackets etc., no?
     
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  4. Murlsquirl

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    I think it looks terrible. Not saying it is wrong or "against the rules", it's just ugly.
     


  5. GMMcL

    GMMcL Senior member

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    Bit of both. About an inch shorter than I prefer, but I thought close enough to be passable, esp. given it's uniqueness.


    Here I have to disagree. I gave this a lot of thought. Ultimately I concluded that seersucker's inherently un-dressyness demands something less dressy than a formal spread collar. It's the whole harmony thing. I don't have an example handy, but I'm pretty sure I've seen Vox wear button collar with something similarly summery. YMMV, but that's where I came out.
     


  6. Murlsquirl

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    I've seen Vox do it plenty of times and your argument is logical.... I just don't like the look. Like I said, nothing personal.
     


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    My man. :fistbump:

    GMMcL, a spread collar isn't inherently formal. A spread might be *more* formal, but a shirt in that same fabric with a soft collar would look fine. Does the jacket CYA?
     


  8. ridethecliche

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    I wonder if that collar just isn't the right size. It looks tight.
     
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    The issue is not with BDs and suits, it's more of a proportion issue to my eye. The collar points are tame relative to the lapel size and it could also use a little height. Same applies for spread collars IMHO YMMV, AFAIC etc etc
     


  10. GMMcL

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    Yeah, I think that's more the issue here. I think it's more that *THIS* shirt doesn't work. Which is helpful, since I sometimes need a push to purge stuff that doesn't work on me. But I'm still convinced that BD has its place in MC, and indeed sometimes when only a BD will work (harmoniously).

    Same thing with white shirts. :hide:


    Fair. But I've seen oxford cloth semi spreads, and I don't like them. Cloth and collar are in tension. And didn't you say for the "rule breaker" challenge that one of the rules you were breaking was wearing a spread collar shirt with separates? :D

    And yes sir. We're all covered up back there.
     
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    I sometimes very much like a BD with a tie.
     


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    SANDER - where to those suits and shirts come from?


    JHT - I think the tie is the culprit here. Needs to be navy solid, or maybe brown solid. As it is there is a lot going on with the gun check, dot tie and colourful PS (which I like with a more monochrome outfit)
     


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    Thank you Spectre, will try a solid next time :)
     


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    I actually think that was a really nice use of the darker shirt, but it would certainly be a bit safer to go for a lighter one.

    JHT, though I really like both the tie and the jacket, I do agree that they aren't quite perfect for each other. Is the tie a knit?
     


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