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

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

  1. lsugi152

    lsugi152 Member

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    I bought a new shirt from Turnbull and Asser in the sale. It has a slim cut and regent collar. Actually, it is a wonderful fitting shirt, and I have already received a compliment from a colleague. They have an eccentric range of stripes which have a certain appeal, especially as I am in Japan where the blandness of the average salaryman shocks me into embracing some kind of colour that will put me apart from the black suit, white shirt, blue striped tie that nearly everyone wears here.

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    Choosing the tie was rather difficult. Initially I opted for a solid light blue, then red, in the end I threw caution to the wind and took a big risk on a blue / green striped tie. This is then with a dark blue Daks suit. Perhaps a thick stripe would be better.

    I was thinking about the combinations for some time. Wasn't easy.
     
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    My first reaction was 'nice' but as I looked down I had a sense of disappoint at the trews. I think the semi-cutaway raised my expectation that this'd be a suit.

    great individual pieces. Not sure about the navy + black silk knit on white. If there's a rational explanation I'd guess it's because the black silk knit is too casual for an otherwise quite formal combo.
     
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    CP, superb.
     
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    Lol, indeed not. Though I wonder if Pliny would feel that way if it was a grenadine or some other more solid material, as opposed to knit.
     
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    Was going to ask the same... certainly looks like it! :nodding:
     
  7. Claghorn

    Claghorn Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    @pliny

    Take comfort in the fact that I have the pants to make it a suit. But I dislike wearing suits. Too formal
     
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    in stitches Kung Joo Moderator

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    Yer weird.
     
  9. Caustic Man

    Caustic Man Senior member

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    It doesn't matter! lol
     
  10. Caustic Man

    Caustic Man Senior member

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    Awesome bags. Mine has held up to some pretty hellacious sh*t.
     
  11. Claghorn

    Claghorn Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    I view formality out of a context that requires it as ultimately (an insignificant) negative. I get the same satisfaction wearing odd trousers and jacket as I do from wearing a suit (in isolation). Thus, all things being equal, I'll never wear a suit unless
    a) it is required of me
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    b) the suit is super casual

    (And an odd jacket is still formal out of a requiring context...but it is less so than a suit)
     
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  12. Pliny

    Pliny Senior member

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  13. in stitches

    in stitches Kung Joo Moderator

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    And yet he does agree with me.

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    Clags, I feel so sorry that suits have been ruined for you. You are missing out.
     
  14. An Acute Style

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    I gave my Algebra 2 and Calculus finals today. Time to start grading. Also, wearing a new bow tie. I usually tie a very narrow bow. I think large bow ties can look clownish on me. I included a headshot in the spoiler. Let me know what you think about the width. My wife thinks it should be a bit wider.

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  15. Prince of Paisley

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    Been enjoying this thread lately. Bloody hot here today.

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