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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. Coxsackie

    Coxsackie Distinguished Member

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    You sayin' I still post stinker fits???

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    I see the spoiler too late and the thumb was for the brown earthtone part. It´s unfriendly to invade someones privacy you only know from some pics and posts in the internet. I think only close members of the familiy and good friends should give such a private advice. Everybody else giving such an advice, shows that he don´t know the social rules very good.
     
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  4. in stitches

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  5. Coxsackie

    Coxsackie Distinguished Member

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    Don, that pic of the Kölner Dom in your avatar is pretty much the exact view I had of it from my apartment window in Deutz, back in 1989.

    I wouldn't be surprised if your pic was taken from the roof of my building.
     


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    Okay - Here's another - beautiful summer day in NZ. After seeing the photo I think I ought to have the sleeves lengthened a little - though they are a little risen up due to the fact that I've been wearing the suit all day already. The hat is a necessity in the ozone-less environment we live in.

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    Suit: Brioni
    Shirt: Liverano and Liverano
    Pocket square: Penrose London (cotton)
    Tie: Sam Hober grenadine
    Hat: Olney
    Shoes: Gaziano and Girling
     


  7. in stitches

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    PS too matchy in a not good way, and personally Im not a fan of that kind of check on a dress shirt. Rest is nice. Not sure if jacket fit is optimal.
     


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    May I ask what you would recommend in terms of a pocket square? As for the jacket - I have a very large chest which makes it difficult to get a perfect fit without going bespoke :(
     


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    Either solid white (or cream if thats your jam), or a blue/navy that is of a different shade than your shirt. Maybe something with green in it.

    Bummer about the fit issue. :-(
     
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    Ah ok - would you generally avoid the pocket square being a similar shade to the shirt and the tie or just the shirt?
     


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    I would avoid any time the square comes off from a distance as a solid color that is exactly the same solid color as the tie or shirt.
     


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    Ah - what a great succinct way to put it! Perfect thanks :)
     


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    Claghorn Stylish Dinosaur Dubiously Honored

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    jfrater, you might look at finding jackets with more open quarters. This might have a slight balancing effect against your large than average chest and the drape of the jacket. Also, maybe avoid jackets that have drape. And I suspect striped jackets make the bowing at the chest work.

    @Betelgeuse , what's your drop again?
     


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    Sorry for pestering on this - does this configuration work better?

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    Thanks for the suggestion - oddly I find Kiton, St Andrews, and Belvest stuff seems to fit quite well without alteration - perhaps they are more open quartered and I just didn't realize why. All of my brioni's need work around the chest. I am planning to get a bunch of suits made at Liverano this year so hopefully that will be the real solution in the end :)
     


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