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upr_crust

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Toying with the idea of getting a charcoal w/ blue pinstripe suit made, with blue buttons to match. Made a quick mspaint doodle of how different shirt + tie combos would look with it (some of which i already own)
tell me which is your favorite if you like
Also, picture this: A chocolate brown pinstripe suit, black velvet waistcoat with satin trim, black boots, and this particular shirt and tie combo.

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(swap the tie bar for a tie pin)

I feel like as far as my sensibilities with color and pattern use are concerned I'm more aligned with @upr_crust than anybody else, I like to go for dark patterned suits against saturated colors and stark geometric patterns moreso than the more rustic, earthy palettes and patterns like those of @Encore and @An Acute Style



I've noticed you're one of the only regulars in this thread who regularly wear clip-on suspenders instead of button-tab suspenders or a belt. Not hating, love some clip suspenders, I just gotta wonder why, seems like an odd choice given its mostly dress pants you wear with them (I figure clip suspenders are more on the level of jeans and chinos formality-wise). Also those ones are pretty neat, where do you buy them?


Haven't been in the mood to take many full outfit pictures lately, but here's some recent combos I've put together:

I didn't expect it but this aqua mottled wool tie I have goes really well with my new tweed green sport coat
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Another 1960s batwing clip on.
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Taking a crack at the purple tonic jacket again, it's probably not unsalvagable.
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It's good to see that I'm leading astray America's youth, though in a way that said youth is already bent towards straying . . . ;) .
 

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Monday when it was as warmer. Three piece in linen.

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With a friend on Ocean Avenue in Santa Monica CA. We both have the same facial expression.

Once upon a time this was the Shangri-La Hotel.


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Brooks Brothers camel hair jacket, Stafford OCBD shirt, Bow Tie Club tie, Lyle & Scott Fair Isle sweater vest, Squarextraordinaire pocket square, J Crew corduroy trousers, Chup socks, and Allen-Edmonds shoes.

Tea and me in the Tea Room at Ye Olde King's Head in Santa Monica CA.

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It's good to see that I'm leading astray America's youth, though in a way that said youth is already bent towards straying . . . ;) .
1. I'm from New Zealand
2. True, it seems like many in my generation, for lack of a distinct cultural identity or many new aesthetics to associate it with, turn to the past to inform their sense in fashion. It's easier now more than ever to get into wearing vintage and classic menswear and so there's a big niche for that in today's fashion world. It especially speaks a lot more to people like me even as a subculture in itself than anything that's "trendy" today, it's almost a counterculture in a sense.
 

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1. I'm from New Zealand
2. True, it seems like many in my generation, for lack of a distinct cultural identity or many new aesthetics to associate it with, turn to the past to inform their sense in fashion. It's easier now more than ever to get into wearing vintage and classic menswear and so there's a big niche for that in today's fashion world. It especially speaks a lot more to people like me even as a subculture in itself than anything that's "trendy" today, it's almost a counterculture in a sense.

Goodness, I don't even know my own strength - all the way to New Zealand! :lol: But, more seriously, enjoy your journey into vintage and classic menswear -how one clothes oneself is a life-long conversation between one's image and one's reality.
 

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The weather in NYC, after reverting from summer to winter, has now decided to return to spring. In looking at things in rotation in my closet, I came across today's shirt, which has not been worn in a long time - I find that yellow is best in small quantities generally, otherwise it is rather like the garrulous drunk at a party - initially entertaining, but easily too much.

However, one goes a little mad in the spring (I believe that there is poetry to back me up on that point), and I decided to try taming this shirt with coordinating accessories. I leave it to the observer to determine whether I've succeeded or not.

Suit - New & Lingwood
Shirt - Tyrwhitt
Tie - Ralph Lauren Purple Label
Cufflinks - Deakin & Francis
Braces - Paul Stuart
Pocket square - Seaward and Stearn
Shoes - Paul Stuart house brand

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A couple of days this week:
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The keen observer might notice cuffs on my trousers in the first two images. It's true: for the first time in about 50 years I have permitted cuffs on my trousers. It may not happen again.
 

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