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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. GMMcL

    GMMcL Senior member

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    Thanks, dude. Interested in your suggestions. The jacket reads as mid-gray even though it's dove and gray herringbone. I went with my dove grays because a) I thought that worked better with the dove gray in the weave; and b) Anders/Adreas previously asked what to wear with a herringbone jacket and was told dove gray/beige flannel.

    All depends on the tie, but I guess I would have to go darker? Like chocolate brown, army green or mid gray? I just don't know I could go any lighter than what I have.


    Or maybe I'm just a touch too wide.
    :uhoh:

    (Yes, I wish it were about a quarter inch or two wider through the whole body. But it's Battistoni 7 fold, tremendously saturated and exceptions must be made.)
     
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  2. in stitches

    in stitches Kung Joo Moderator

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    I think that might be a tough SC to pair. My initial thoughts as to what pants to pair with it would be a richer brown, navy, or a rich green.
     


  3. Murlsquirl

    Murlsquirl The Moral Squirrel Dubiously Honored Moderator

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  4. GMMcL

    GMMcL Senior member

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    :puzzled:
    Herringbone tweed is pretty standard, no?


    Right. We're thinking along the same lines. Will try that and see how we go. Thanks!
     


  5. SeamasterLux

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  6. MrDaniels

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    I generally admire your style, but I need to ask: Do you own any full suits at all? :happy:
     


  7. Caustic Man

    Caustic Man Senior member

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    A point of curiosity… Is Stichy still refusing to wear pocket squares?
     


  8. heldentenor

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    Thanks, Mr. Daniels--I do have a couple of suits, but only wear them for big events (weddings, funerals and the like). At my university, suits for anyone who isn't a dean or other higher administrator would be a bridge too far, I think.

    I do think I need to mix up my tweeds/flannels/loud SCs with some conservative fits more often, though, so maybe I'll break out some navy solids later this week.
     
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  9. in stitches

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    Yes it is, but I think that kind of mid hue gray/beige is not super easy. But there are definitely options.

    Looking forward to seeing what you do next.
     


  10. heldentenor

    heldentenor Senior member

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    I hear you, Stitchy; was looking for an alternative to the ubiquitous light blue shirt that I usually wear with this. Is this jacket sufficiently loud that it should only be paired with solids or shirts that read as solids (like those EliodA wears effectively)?
     


  11. in stitches

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    It seems people tend to want to move away from the solid light blue shirt at times, just for varieties sake, but sometimes it really is the best option. I think a simple blue/white striped shirt with the proper scale could work well there too, or a much smaller graph check. Also, as the jacket is so textured, a cotton shirt with some texture, might be a good idea.
     


  12. Caustic Man

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    Ahem...
     


  13. in stitches

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    A look at my last number of fits would prove that indeed I have joined the ranks of the PS wearers. Huzzah!
     


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  15. Caustic Man

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    This must be seen to be believed! I shall look immediately!
     


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