Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Claghorn, May 21, 2014.
Beautiful fit crusty!
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Just realise majority of my shirts are blue based.
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Charles Nakle shirt
fit of the jacket looks great @tchoy !!
I forgot to say this Stitches.. but when a DB is done right, it looks down right awesome! Good look Stitchy! and of course Tchoy too!
- I intended to say "class act" (not class out) in reference to @EliodA . Oops. Although, "class out" or "class over", seems appropriate in his case.
- Alas, I was up very late last night (tired eyes) here down under looking at all the inspirational MC fits and looks that have been posted in recent days. Is it just me, or has MC raised its game lately?
- Must have been all the good natured advice offered to @The Noodles , which has rubbed off on all the lurkers (we know who your are), like me.
Edit: Typos corrected.
@EliodA I meant it when I said that your consistent top notch fits and looks are an inspiration to me, right down to the (watch) details. For example, look what you inspired me to do below. Unfortunately, my budget doesn't extend to Panerai watches. However, I do have a couple of nice Omega Seamasters (1963 & 2013) instead, which @SeamasterLux might appreciate too.
For Moderator: Apologies for the off topic deviation.
Top Row: 20/18 Sinn aviator leather straps, in cow hide with heavy padding and contrasting white stitching.
Bottom Row: 18/16 Kaufmann leather straps, in alligator full grain matt with light padding and with matching stitching.
Awesome as stichie's fit is, the one nit I'd pick is tie/knot seems a bit on the skimpy side. tchoy gets it just right here IMO.
Edit: comparing two fits again I'm not sure if tchoy's shirt collar spread is also contributing to the differences I'm seeing between the 2 fits.
Being on this forum is making me OCD. The askew tie thing is really starting to get to me.
Thank you once again. I used to be into watches a lot more (JLC, Zenith) but now I only have an IWC and a simple Sinn. It's a dangerous hobby, watches. One can easily spend a fortune, money that nowadays I prefer to spend on my own little 'flower garden' as @Cleav so poetically calls it.
I think you have a point there,AJL. IMO a tie knot should be in proportion with the shirt collar. I like to wear rather tall collars and with those shirts I try a somewhat bigger knot.
Just look at @tchoy's example: tie knot is askew, dimple is off centre, yet it looks fantastic. Again, 'elegance is not perfection'. (And it saves you a lot of that OCD anguish )
@EliodA I agree with you regarding watches being "a dangerous hobby". All my recent purchases have been limited to leather strap accessories looks, rather than new watches. As you may have noticed from my choice of Sinn leather straps, I like the brand too. If I had to start over again, I would start with Sinn watches too, as their price/performance/quality value is hard to beat.
Edit: Typos corrected.
Watches are indeed a dangerous hobby. I started my high-end adventure with a simple JLC Reverso, purchased on the grey market for around US$6000. A mere four years later, I had escalated to a Kari Voutilainen "Observatoire" at well over ten times that amount.
But what a watch.
Anyway, I ended up selling the Kari (at a profit - yay!) and now I've totally scaled back my timepiece obsession. Can't see myself ever dropping stupid amounts of coin again on such fripperies.
Of course, one can also spend way too much money on clothes...
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