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

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

  1. Academic2

    Academic2 Senior member

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    This suit is lovely.

    I know there are people here who don’t like contrast stitching on buttonholes, but this is how it’s done.

    What can be distracting with a solid fabric here simply picks up on and amplifies an already existing element of the pattern. I’ve got a Glen plaid three-piece that does the same thing, and I quite like the effect.

    Cheers,

    Ac
     
  2. Coxsackie

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    Shirt does not belong here. Otherwise, great.

    I have this exact same jacket and have occasionally struggled to match it coherently. This is interesting, but I'd really want to see what you did with the lower block.

    I was at a pub in central Edinburgh with an English friend. A very small, nattily dressed gent who appeared to be a bar fixture, caught my friend's Westminster School accent and started berating him in an uncompromising brogue. "Fockin' English. Yerr' all a bonch o' fockers, the lotaya! Fock off back to England, ye focker!" Turning to me, "Yuu tuu, ah hate yer, focking English!"

    "He's Australian", interjected my friend.

    Natty man didn't miss a beat. "Focking Austraaalians, yerr jest as bad, ye fockers! Now fock off with yer!"

    We bought him a drink.
     
  3. Academic2

    Academic2 Senior member

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    Agreed. The first one, with the sweater, is a beautiful use of a white shirt without a tie. I can't imagine any other color working as well.

    Cheers,

    Ac
     
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  4. Academic2

    Academic2 Senior member

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    I'm guessing it wasn't a pint of English bitter ...

    Cheers,

    ac
     
  5. sugarbutch

    sugarbutch Bearded Prick Dubiously Honored

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    I know there are people here who don’t like contrast stitching on buttonholes, but this is how it’s done. What can be distracting with a solid fabric here simply picks up on and amplifies an already existing element of the pattern. I’ve got a Glen plaid three-piece that does the same thing, and I quite like the effect. Cheers, Ac [/quote] I'm not sure I would call that a contrasting buttonhole. Isn't it just picking one of the colors from the fabric? Whatever the case, it looks nice and didn't stand out for me at all.
     
  6. Academic2

    Academic2 Senior member

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    I would, because it picks the darkest (although I grant you contrast is a matter of degree).

    YMMV.

    Cheers,

    Ac
     
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  8. Mhmt83

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    You are right. It is a little bit complicated. I normally prefer mid gray or navy pants and occasionally cream pants.
     
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    That's a lovely looking jacket (or is it a suit?), @Mhmt83. But the tie - and probably the shirt as well - look a bit too formal to go with it, IMO.
     
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  11. Mhmt83

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    Thank u Elio! It s a jacket from suitsupply. Well yes, maybe it is more a "suit" combination than a jacket one. I will try a different one next time. Thanks for your opinion.
     
  12. Pingson

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    Ugh, Monday...... let's leave it at that....

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    What to wear on the eve of a blizzard. Note that today's selection of footwear will, most likely, be superseded by hiking boots, a necessity for the trudge homewards this evening, if weather reports are accurate.

    Blazer, trousers, tie, shoes - BB
    Shirt - LE
    PS - PRL
    Overcoat & cap - BB
    Scarf - Crombie

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    Blizzard suiting! Anticipating 20-30 inches...

    Suit -- Vintage JAB, Half lined, recrafted/shaped with tailor (pant taper, jacket length, etc). Not sure when it was made but tags say made in USA and has a woolmark logo. Originally styling suggets 70s or early 80s. In any event, the fabric is lovely.
    Shirt -- J.Crew OCBD
    Tie -- Billy Reid
    Shoes -- Church's Grizedale w/ commando sole (Barney's Exclusive)
    PS -- None. In a rush for an early morning meeting so I forgot!
    Watch -- Hamilton Khaki with olive nato strap


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    Not pictured:
    Jacket -- Sage Green Satin Epaulet/Spiewak Golden Fleece N3B Snorkel Parka
    Scarf -- Grey JCrew Cashmere
    Gloves -- Black Dents, rabbit fur lined
    Hat -- Black knit Todd Snyder
     
  15. Swangerman

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    Love the jacket! Great depth to the color and looks to have a wonderful, supple texture. Nice.
     

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