Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Claghorn, May 21, 2014.
I found some opinions on the hierarchy of formal dress shoes:
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A great night! Please note, the brown shoe has enjoyed fame and fortune long enough...it's time for the black shoe to return to greatness
Too young to wear a hat without it being affected. But rest assured, I hit 50 and I find a hat that fits my oversized noggin, it will be purchased.
JFrat, that's an epic suit, and you were right to keep everything else simple. But I don't think it works with a white shirt.
I'll bear the shoes thing in mind - to be honest, I presumed they were formal because they were capped toe with broguing. May I ask what you would consider a better alternative?
As for the spread collar - there's a problem with that - wide spread collars make my face look extremely fat and strongly accentuate my long neck. I definitely don't suit them. Having said that, the collar on that Kiton shirt isn't as long as I would like it because I much prefer the collar tips to hide beneath the lapels of my jacket.
You think blue would have been better? I did trial both and ultimately decided on white because so much of Tom Ford's stuff is based around white.
Interesting story: I went to an antique shop I frequent today and the owner loved the suit and asked if she could feel the fabric. She asked what it was and when I told her Tom Ford she told me she was the Gucci buyer for Australasia before Tom Ford left the company! What a coincidence!
By the way - I think you would suit a hat very much - even at your age. I think you'd carry it off with aplomb.
u have a hell of a lot of latitude with your shoe choice there IMO AAS - the fit is such a mish-mash of formal and informal - 'post-modern' if u will.
noice- I like the cut and can't fault the proportions of the tie and shirt
Edti: just noticed YRR's comment- IMO the shoes r fine given that the suit is so sporty. I wouldn't go more formal.
What do you think of the white shirt? My Tom Ford suits elicit the most compliments of all my suits - I wonder if I ought to get my tailor to alter my new suits in a more modern style in future
A suit that sporty wouldn't take a white shirt ordinarily, but blue and green together? not for me.
re: alteration- your tailor can't do much about the collar, gorge, lapels, shoulders, drape or pockets i.e. the foundation of a suit's 'style', so not sure what u mean (assuming you're talking about alterations)
Oh - I meant slightly shorter in the jacket and more tapered in the trouser legs.
Lamb? Looks good!
Incidentally - what shirt would you recommend?
Stop squealin, cuz its all in your head.
Jfrat, solid light blue. The Italian background.
Ah yes, thank you. A slip of the fingers.
And to further expand: balmoral/oxford vs blucher/derby.
There, I think that is what I was reaching for.
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