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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. YRR92

    YRR92 Distinguished Member

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    Didn't shoot a full-length (sorry Noodles), but I wore this with tan chinos (not quite enough contrast) and brown AE Strands.

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  2. Henry Carter

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    Good to hear. Unfortunately I don't hear much from Richard at Ludlows anymore for one reason or another, not really sure why. They haven't placed an order for almost a year now and I have sent a few emails with no response, bit of a shame. But I am actively looking for another retailer down there at the moment so hopefully in the next 6 months something will come of that.
     


  3. clarinetplayer

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    Sharp!
     


  4. spectre

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    Yes, his wit is very original and impressive. However I have got a lot more from the constructive reactions from ridethecliche, academic and henry carter. Their comments have expanded my view of the bone jacket and pointed me to its most useful purpose - before I had a chance to discover that for myself, as the posting you saw was the first time I had it on.
    At my age I can't produce the cartoonish drop 12 shape preferred by the body-conscious, although I applaud their pursuit of a healthy lifestyle. I have to work with what my frame has deteriorated to, but I remain content with my tailors and our choices together.
     


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    I lunch with him and Gerry regularly and I know he has been swamped with legal wear orders for a long time, so has had to steer away from shirts, suits and ties. In fact he is so flat out our lunch regimen is starting to suffer
    You will know that Double Monk and Patrick Johnson are using Drakes and others for ties but can I suggest Johnson's spin off store The Suit Shop run by Matt in the city. This is where they produce their MTM line at an entry level price. I'm not trying to denigrate your product but it might fit better with their orders there than the ties approaching $200 at the main shops.
    Just a thought.
     


  6. kulata

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    It's not about the shoulder expression (I also prefer soft shoulders especially for odd jackets), it's more about the fit of the jacket. It really doesn't have much shape and of course this could all just be a bad picture as you alluded.
     
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  7. Pliny

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    I don't recall seeing a tie hierarchy thread, now u mention it, altho HC ties have IME been too varied to be lumped in together in a hierarchy. I have a 7 fold repp from Jason I absolutely love for its materials and construction, altho not all are that quality. Of the others I've tried I'd put Vanda, Cappelli and Drakes about on par, Hober is close to them, and so on down. Hober is ace for construction. I wish he'd get a better range of cloths e.g. his madders, wools, challis are 'so so' in design, altho IMO but he's good on staples like grenadines and repps. For challis and madder Cappelli can't be beaten IMO, Vanda is supreme at lite weight Summery confections, and Drakes for fancy 'pretty' ties. I think their quality may have dropped over the last couple seasons. Heven't tried Shibumi or Kiton or Borelli or Tie Your Tie.
     
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  8. spectre

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    You're right it has no shape because it is without structure of any sort. Like a heavy shirt if you will. It has a couple of inside pockets and lined sleeves for ease but nothing else so it sort of "flops".
    But it was designed for this and has turned out well. These things are very popular now in Italy but it does look shapeless. Fabulous to wear but limited to heavier fabrics whose heft alone gives it its only outline.
     


  9. spectre

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    Pliny - I'd add Viola Milano to your tie list. Their products are superbly made, better than Drakes and Cappelli IMO, although I have both those in my collection and love them as well.
     


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    And they're Dutch! ;)
     


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    Wet and miserable in Sydney. Great tweed weather!

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    Suit: Bespoke from Florence.
    Fabric: London Lounge Agnelli Tweed.
    Shirt: Bespoke from Naples
    Tie: Vanda Fine Clothing
    Scarf: Loro Piana
    Socks: From the Armoury
    Shoes: Il Micio, Florence (wrong shoes for the weather... :angry:)


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    Breakfast with NabilMust (great watch!)





     


  12. in stitches

    in stitches Kung Joo Moderator

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    Also correct!
     


  13. The_Foxx

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    Thank you-- it is indeed a very dark, practically midnight blue. As for the frames, they are the most Cary-grant esque that I own, gray in color [​IMG]

     


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    @gazman70k impeccable fit and style. One of the best I have seen here IMHO.
     


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