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

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Claghorn, May 21, 2014.

  1. Claghorn

    Claghorn Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Up close, the first looks better, as it isn't solid at that distance. That new square doesn't do it for me, though I can't quite put my finger on why. Maybe it just feels too dark for the rest of the look. The outfit is one where white linen would work just fine.

    You might consider taking all this to Noodle's Good Natured Advice Thread (Building a Better Business Wardrobe). Frank, snark-free advice from a lot of quarters, generally trying to look at the big picture or your wardrobe rather than a fit-by-fit approach.

    I strongly caution getting a bunch of suits from a tailor at once. I'm sure the folks at Liverano will say the same. Reason being, after each iteration, a tailor can sort of step back, look at his work, an determine where improvement can be made. Certain things can only be done (well) at the outset of making a garment, so that improvement occurs with the next commission.

    You also might check out B&Tailor (I'm biased here). I've been very happy with them (working with them directly) and @tchoy , probably one of the best tailored folks around here, has been using their Australia based fitter for a while. Their cut, similar in some respects to that of Liverano, may work well with your body type.
     
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  2. Murlsquirl

    Murlsquirl The Moral Squirrel Dubiously Honored Moderator

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    I'm pretty sure that'll do the trick...by pretty sure I mean 100%.
     
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    Thanks for all of those suggestions. I have posted to Noodle's thread as advised. I was planning to stay in Italy for a month or so so I could certainly get one suit done first while considering all options at the same time. Thanks also for the suggestion of B&T - it wouldn't be too big a stretch for me to fly to Australia for fittings if necessary (it's a lot closer than South Korea though I love SK and have been twice already).
     
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    @YRR92 Hmmm I see what you mean, but I find the that the DB shows less shirt, so I assumed it to be less loud? I have a tie in the vein of what you're describing and ill try it next but it's black and white, I thought the navy would have gone better (but agree 100% bout the white square!). Also the adelaides are Tricker's Belgrave, soft chisel toe, not as round as they look (most likely lens prob, next to my AE's theyre sleek as hell but that doesnt mean much) I have the C&J connaught which is on a slimmer last but its more tan and I thought it would be too much. Really appreciate the feedback :slayer:
     
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  5. YRR92

    YRR92 Senior member

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    No problem.

    The DB covering the shirt is helpful, it does make it less bold, but it does push it further in that '80s direction. Again, I don't think that's bad, by any means, but worth taking in to account.

    I think a fairly simple navy "neat" tie is a staple worth having.

    I think the shoes you have on are a better choice than a too-light shoe on a sharper last. And I think the shoes you have would be fine with a less-aggressive shirt, too.
     
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    Happy new year!


    Breaking in my new Carmina string loafer:

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  7. Gerry Nelson

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    Ha! Are those bedroom slippers? Not sure who in their right mind would get a pair of string loafers!

    Just kidding. These are mine which are about a month old now [​IMG]

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    Congrats on your beautiful new shoes - wear them in good health. Carmina has a special way with suede.
     
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    ^^ Maybe not bedroom slippers but I'd keep them in the box till the spring. They strike me as a 100% summer shoe, even in the darker suede.
     
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    Today, I expect, will be a very low-key day at the office (or at least I hope so), hence the casual attire.

    Sports jacket, shirt, suede waistcoat, cotton trousers, shoes, overcoat and cap - BB
    PS - Robert Talbott
    Scarf - Johnstons of Elgin

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    New Years! Cross post from black tie thread. Polo MTM blue tux, Sam Hober tie, RLPL ribbed silk cummerbund

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    ^^ excellent! Wish I had black tie opportunities around this time of the year (or any other time of the year, in fact!)
     
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    Very nice! Love the midnight blue.
     
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    Very spiffy, Foxx. The best shoulder fit of all your jackets.
     
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    My pleasure.



    Sorry, but I dont think so. Just the wrong color-way and vibe. It looks very jarring with the ensemble.
     
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    Depends on the brand but I use a 44 or 46 jacket and 32 waist trouser. [​IMG]
     

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