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

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Yes Sir! Though Are Beautiful Young Man and The Cuffs Looks Taller Than The Norm For You... :bigstar: :bigstar: :bigstar:
@1st Step

I’d normally go with 1.5” cuffs on suits (more conservative) but these odd trousers are cut very full (with 19.5” leg opening) which “absolutely” demand a 2” cuff to maintain Visual balance.

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View attachment 1279834

I'm already used to their brown games, but once again it makes it perfect.
I am waiting for 4 brown pants for the next days, I hope to have similar looks.
Regards.
Thanks! Looking forward to seeing pics!! I still need to round out my f/w pant wardrobe. I have a lot of navy-ish, gray, and light brown trousers … need some dark brown cotton, flannel or tweed. :cheers:
 

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Nice tie--Cappelli?
Yep! IIRC, he had the fabric at the same time as Drake's, and Drake's got mad at the fabric maker for selling it to him. Maybe apocryphal, but low key amusing either way.
 
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Today's outfit.

Very kind indeed my good friend. Subjective critique taken onboard in good faith. It's all part of the experimentation, trial and error. I have different variety of ties that could perfectly work with this combination but thought going along with this beige cashmere tie would be a good compromise. Anyway, what an interesting observation.:)
Not to pile on, but I agree that the tie is suboptimal. It’s a beautiful tie don’t get me wrong. The color of the tie is too close to the color of the pants, a near miss. I find it distracting. A cardigan would have helped to separate the colors. Agree the pants and jacket are amazing.
 

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@Tibor, I would call the color cobalt blue. But I am far from a specialist on it. In fact, I picked up the fabric because I loved the color and could not describe it. I think it was @upr_crust who directed me to cobalt blue as the correct color for this suit.

@Alan Bee You look splendid. For my next suit I will try fuller trousers and if it works and I need to change my wardrobe I will send you the bill.
@bernoulli, I believe that, at least in American English parlance, RAF blue or cadet blue describes the color of your suit more accurately - cobalt is a stronger blue, more like that of the suit which @Betelgeuse posted today.

I agree that @Alan Bee new trousers look splendid, but the fact that he's tall with long legs, and a well-developed torso may have a lot to so with it - I am not sure that I could pull off 19.5" trouser bottoms at 5'8" and my extremely late middle-age dad bod. I am curious, though, about the braces shown in the photos - buttons on the back, but clips in the front - were they the property of the tailor, and used for fittings, or are they the style of braces intended for use with the trousers as made?
 

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@bernoulli, I believe that, at least in American English parlance, RAF blue or cadet blue describes the color of your suit more accurately - cobalt is a stronger blue, more like that of the suit which @Betelgeuse posted today.

I agree that @Alan Bee new trousers look splendid, but the fact that he's tall with long legs, and a well-developed torso may have a lot to so with it - I am not sure that I could pull off 19.5" trouser bottoms at 5'8" and my extremely late middle-age dad bod. I am curious, though, about the braces shown in the photos - buttons on the back, but clips in the front - were they the property of the tailor, and used for fittings, or are they the style of braces intended for use with the trousers as made?
@upr_crust

UC, the braces are a showroom model at the tailors (not mine). Its a button/clip combo but they hadn't attached the front brace buttons so we had to make do with the clip for the fitting. I had the trousers cut a bit loose at the waist (as it should with this design of trousers) hence only can be worn with braces (suspenders)

Edit: The Trousers hang "completely free" from the shoulders via the suspenders (to maintain the line and drape) hence the slightly loose cut waist.

Alan Bee
 
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@upr_crust

UC, the braces are a showroom model at the tailors (not mine). Its a button/clip combo but they hadn't attached the front brace buttons so we had to make do with the clip for the fitting. I had the trousers cut a bit loose at the waist (as it should with this design of trousers) hence only can be worn with braces (suspenders)

Alan Bee
As I suspected to be the case - thank you for the confirmation of same.
 

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@upr_crust

UC, the braces are a showroom model at the tailors (not mine). Its a button/clip combo but they hadn't attached the front brace buttons so we had to make do with the clip for the fitting. I had the trousers cut a bit loose at the waist (as it should with this design of trousers) hence only can be worn with braces (suspenders)

Alan Bee
I think you should slim the leg a touch. 19.5” is a bit much, even for a more physically imposing presence. Needlessly baggy, in my opinion.
I will say I love the fishtail back. Relatively rare nowadays, at least from my experience
 

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I am glad that I can count on @upr_crust to correct my mistakes and faulty memory. RAF blue it is and it is one of my favorite suits.
@bernoulli, I believe that, at least in American English parlance, RAF blue or cadet blue describes the color of your suit more accurately - cobalt is a stronger blue, more like that of the suit which @Betelgeuse posted today.

I agree that @Alan Bee new trousers look splendid, but the fact that he's tall with long legs, and a well-developed torso may have a lot to so with it - I am not sure that I could pull off 19.5" trouser bottoms at 5'8" and my extremely late middle-age dad bod. I am curious, though, about the braces shown in the photos - buttons on the back, but clips in the front - were they the property of the tailor, and used for fittings, or are they the style of braces intended for use with the trousers as made?
 

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I think you should slim the leg a touch. 19.5” is a bit much, even for a more physically imposing presence. Needlessly baggy, in my opinion.
I will say I love the fishtail back. Relatively rare nowadays, at least from my experience
@ericgereghty

Eric, they don’t look that wide in motion (video).



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Would be nice, but please send pics first.
And besides that, this is the darkest part of the year. Soon I will be off to a better place.
I am glad that I can count on @upr_crust to correct my mistakes and faulty memory. RAF blue it is and it is one of my favorite suits.
Where can I purchase a RAF blue suit OTR? I always thought colbolt was more or less a tacky shade of blue.
 

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