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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. FlyingMonkey

    FlyingMonkey Senior member

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    This is what I'm wearing today; x-post from the Friday Challenge.

    Deets: Cad & The Dandy bespoke blazer suit in Minnis fresco (I think 520, but I can't actually remember -it's somewhere between a true navy and RAF blue), Club Monaco (yes, you read that right) navy bengal stripe shirt , Post-Imperial cotton tie, wimple white cotton hank (+ unseen black Crockett & Jones Hallams and burgundy Mazarin socks).

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  2. EFV

    EFV Senior member Dubiously Honored

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  3. MGD83

    MGD83 Senior member

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    Chocsosa always looks very classy in each pic he posts. I don't remember how tall he is (6' 8" ?), but I'm going to assume his feet are much larger then the average poster here. Even if he opened up the bottom of the trouser by a half inch his shoes would still look very long. He likes a close fitting suit and and I don't see any reason to alter his personal style to work around his shoe size.
     


  4. Monkeyface

    Monkeyface Senior member

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    It's a real feat to look that nice while being that tall. Having said that, I think wider lapels and a more shaped jacket with a little bit of a swelled chest would make it even more impressive, but to each his own. I prefer jackets that have some three dimensionality to them, they're a bit more dramatic. Some Italian and British tailors are very good at this, and of course we can't forget BNtailor. It's a style that looks very good on a lot of different people.
     
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  5. kulata

    kulata Senior member

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    BNTailor come at me :D
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    Don't think it'll look good on very tall guys. The better dressed NBA players often wear sleek suits with clean lines.
     


  6. sugarbutch

    sugarbutch Bearded Prick Dubiously Honored

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    Generally, choc is on top of his look, but his pants would still look trim and sleek with a wider leg opening.
     


  7. eviltimeban

    eviltimeban Senior member

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    RED TIES NO GET LOVE.

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  8. heldentenor

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    Anden Senior member

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  10. Monkeyface

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    That's because they don't know any better. Don't straight lines make you look taller?

    I bet it would be bad ass on a very tall person. A very powerful look, perhaps a bit intimidating even, so I can see why some might want to avoid that.
     


  11. SamF

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    Yeah completely agree. Think this is my favourite AAS outfits. Classic, simple patterns and textures executed brilliantly.
     


  12. chocsosa

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    Its funny MF but the lapels on this suit are 3.7 which are bigger than the standard suit..the leg opening on these are 8.75..Officially I am 6"9 with an athletic frame.. I have tried larger leg openings..but what I found is that it made it look like I had bell bottoms on..and it did not drape on the shoe properly..there is nothing in this world that will hide or take away from the size of my shoes..I like a sleeker last and at a size 14 there is nothing that I can wear that can hide that apart from wearing bell bottoms and looking like I am an extra from the soul train show from the 70's..some people will like it while some will not..but trust me this is better than the alternative..that pic that Kulata put up of Udoh (an NBA player drafted by Golden State Warriors) is real..believe it or not I am a couple of inches away from all sides clothing wise from my suits looking like that.. no matter what I appreciate all the thumbs guys..

    Hey Sam F the cuffs are 2"..
     
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  13. EFV

    EFV Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Cheers!

    It felt kinda chilly this morning, and I was stupid enough not to check the forecast. 19 degrees C here, which is still too warm for flannel.
     
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  14. FranSuitman

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    Today's look, same suit as of my first entry but a bit more of colour and fun. Maybe a simple white shirt would have looked better, I don't know, too late now, still looks fine to me.

    By the way @EFV I really like yours today, you selected the right tie, that's a very nice tie, it doesn't look too bold from the distance. And @eviltimeban I do love red ties!

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  15. in stitches

    in stitches Kung Joo Moderator

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    Chocs and Cox with looks that rocks.

    As for as the leg opening for choc, I do think it does look a little bit exaggerated in that close-up picture of his shoe, but in the full-length picture I really don't think that given the full ensemble that it looks bad. I think perhaps he could go a little bit wider, but that's not always realistic with ready-to-wear, and I think that going too much wider would ruin the effect of the general look, which is excellent as is. Imho.
     


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