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

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  1. in stitches

    in stitches Kung Joo Moderator

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    Spectre, I am not feeling that, sorry. Tie/shirt/PS all city, pants/SC/shoes all country, and at least from that angle, the fit on the SC is not particularly flattering.
     
  2. spectre

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    Australians don't lump all these people in together Noodles. We are enormously diverse ethnically - for example I only have one real "Australian" friend. The others, whether born here or overseas, are Vietnamese, Chinese, Indian, Malay, German, Argentinian, British and American.
    Last night, with my Vietnamese friend I met a girl who was Nigerian/Bulgarian which was an impressive mix - and it showed!
    But when we refer to groups we specifically call them Chinese, Thais, Koreans, Arabs, Indians, Japanese etc etc...we have become accustomed to a huge range of ethnic restaurants for example and if someone said let's go to an Asian restaurant you would have to ask which nationality in particular or no-one would know what you were talking about. Just FYI.
     
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  3. spectre

    spectre Senior member

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    I has on something more formal with a navy jacket, black shoes and different tie and I was in a rush so I just did a very quick change.
    The SC is absolutely flawless in fit so you can blame my wife's photography and my amateurish editing.
     
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    spectre Senior member

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    This is what I looked like before the change (before heading out to a forum with a former Prime Minister and Family Court head judge on Australia's disgraceful record on asylum seekers…couldn't resist that)

    Does this offer some explanation?
     
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    Yeah @spectre , not feeling that at all.
     
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    Second pic much better. Ill trust you on the fit part, but please let your wife know that you just threw her under the bus.


    PS - I hope they grant you asylum.
     
  7. spectre

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    Fit wise every jacket I have has been made with the exact same measurements and there have not been any disparaging remarks about the other pics so I guess it is the angle or something.
    I wish they would grant everyone asylum or at least get them out of the concentration camps we are holding them all in off shore and here at the moment.
     
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    Way fabric drapes can be different even if two jackets are cut the same. Could be the effect of that.
     
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    That could be it. The cashmere bone twill is totally unconstructed, zero shoulder padding and just a little lining, in the sleeves and around the shoulders. It is certainly made differently to the others in that respect.
    When I got it from the tailor the other day it looked better on me than what I had previously and it feels like a cardigan to wear so I love it.
    I have ordered two more odd jackets but for these I have reverted to my normal level of moderate padding, full lining and canvassing etc.
    I think you are right but the feel of this thing is incredible. I think of it as casual in the extreme so it is probably better with polos, open neck shirts, roll necks etc.
    Good call, I will probably use it that way in the future. I actually haven't had time to consider its uses.
    Thanks.
     
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    Yes, and jackets with identical measurements can have very different internal structures too (padding, canvassing, etc.).

    Jacket measurements are two-dimensional and rarely completely capture the three-dimensional shape of the final product.

    Cheers,

    Ac
     
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    sugarbutch Bearded Prick Dubiously Honored

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    Blurry Selfie Thursday

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    Plus action shot from lunch

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    You wrote exactly what I was thinking. I think the more structured stuff is better for more formal use i.e with a tie and the un-structured better with polos like you say.
     
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    Really nice. I've noticed only in the last 2 days the good silhouette on the last couple of coats you've posted. Slightly extended shoulder, bit of structure and a nipped waist, just how I like my coats at the moment.
     
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