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

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

  1. Caustic Man

    Caustic Man Senior member

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    Being a Southern Californian transplanted to the South, this is exactly what my background tells me New Yorkers are like.
     


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    Up in New York for MRket:

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    Second day of appointments featuring a terribly grainy photo:

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  3. Murlsquirl

    Murlsquirl The Moral Squirrel Dubiously Honored Moderator

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    I'm from Northern CA (Bay Area) and I would have told them the same damn thing.
     
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  4. Caustic Man

    Caustic Man Senior member

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    NoCal isn't the same. You don't surf.
     


  5. Murlsquirl

    Murlsquirl The Moral Squirrel Dubiously Honored Moderator

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    Uh, Half Moon Bay....Mavericks? One if the best spots in the world.
     


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    Thank you of your reply. Obviously, I am very interested in feedback - otherwise I would not be on SF and seeking adjustments. However, having said that, I would be grateful if you can expand on a few things - so I can start making adjustments:

    Self striped items - what does that mean? My shirt today has a very pale stripe, which I like, but I am not sure if its anti-SF - although I have seen people here wear these types of shirts often.

    Shiny items - do you mean my tie? Is it inappropriate?

    Fun socks/shoes - the sock, I admit, is probably a bit more "fun" but I like the splash of color in my formal suits. But the shoes are Ferragamo cap toe - why aren't they formal?

    Thank you for your time and help.
     


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    So surfing Mavericks isn't surfing?

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  8. Murlsquirl

    Murlsquirl The Moral Squirrel Dubiously Honored Moderator

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    I was just up there for work a couple weeks ago. Those waves are insane!
     


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    Pshhh, the Bay area is awesome, but not for the surf. :)
     


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    Claghorn Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    IS: it no doubt is, which is why I don't begrudge anyone else wearing city suits for fun. There isn't anything I want people to perceive me as, just two things I don't want to be perceived as. I spent my entire adult life in Korea, so it's understandably has had an impact. Fortunately, it isn't on anything of any importance.

    And given that when I do wear suits, people ask me why, and when I dress as I normally do, they don't...yes, they at least notice a difference and they do assume there is a reason for it. Granted, these are people I interact with on a regular basis, so they know my dressing habits.

    CM: I think at a certain age, it probably would have mattered less.

    PB: With the right (wrong) drunken Korean, that would have led to blows. And when the police get involved, the foreigner is almost always at fault.
     
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  11. Caustic Man

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    You know, that's a big ass wave. The thing is, for a lot of serious surfers, and I'm not saying im one, a bigger wave isn't a better wave. Some of the best surfing there is, is along the central coast because the waves are even and stable. Monster waves don't make for a good day.
     


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    Korea sounds like a buncha assholes.
     


  13. Murlsquirl

    Murlsquirl The Moral Squirrel Dubiously Honored Moderator

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    I'm in Pismo Beach area these days, but to be honest....I know nothing about surfing! I have oceanphobia.
     


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    In that respect, yup. Perception is ridiculously important there. As is nationality.
     
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    Glad to help, Shpirt.

    The shirt and suit look to be self striped. Meaning, the fabric itself is contrasting itself. The stripe is not of a different color, its just two different weaves of the same fabric, creating a stripe. Not an SF fave. To me it just looks a little kitchy or cheap maybe, idk, but I dont love it 99% of the time. Could be your shirt is not that way, but thats how the pic looked to me.

    Yeah. the tie is pretty shiny. I would not call it inappropriate, but generally its considered too eye catching to be considered good here.

    I understand that you like a splash of color, and you relegate that to your socks, I used to do the same. But in the end, its just incoherent. Wear colorful socks with colorful ensembles and somber socks with somber ensembles, its just all plays together better when its coherent. The shoes look like part croc, part calf, part something else, to me, also a splashy item, and perhaps incoherent with a more somber look. Also, I dont personally like mutli leather shoes except for boots.
     


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