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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.

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  1. ridethecliche

    ridethecliche Well-Known Member

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    Perhaps, but mine still stands.
     
  2. Prince of Paisley

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    A bit rusty today:

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  3. LA Guy

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    Wait a minute. Does this mean that only a bunch of servants read my posts? Why, I never.
     
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    Si senor and gracias!
     
  5. jcmeyer

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    I was on guard duty with @Mr. Six today, with a new square from ET. Navy cashmere/wool blazer was a ninety bucks from Uniqlo so although it's a bit too short, and has some other minor issues, I think it works pretty well. I changed out the buttons when I had it tailored.

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  6. EliodA

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    I'm sorry @jcmeyer but I don't think this jacket works for you. Not only is it too short, it looks too small overall. Combined with your traditionally cut trousers, you end up with rather awkward proportions and your head looks unusually large.
     
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    Chris Alexander is a legend! I'd love to discuss him in the Architecture Thread.
    You amaze me with the computer sci angle.

    That roks PoP. How would u describe the feel and weight of the shantung?


    Hired!
     
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  8. Pliny

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    Speaking as someone who has a thick neck and sloping shoulders, perhaps JCM u could try higher collars and wider lapels.

    I agree with EliodA that a slightly looser fit would be flattering. Again, nice fit.
     
  9. Butler

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    Don't leave the bottom button on a DB waistcoat unbuttoned! :bigstar:
     
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  10. Prince of Paisley

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    Thanks mate. The shantung is a great tie (from @Henry Carter - as is the pocket hank). Dry and slubby hand as you'd expect from shantung silk, but being untipped keeps the tie light and allows for well-proportioned knots. It's a good year-round tie IMO.
     
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  11. VictorSFreturn

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    The Shadow. Evil Shadow :)

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    briefcase/bag – Pollini
    headwear – Tonak
    gloves – Merola
    tie – Fumagalli
    pocket squares – Roda
    suspenders – Albert Thurston
    cufflinks – Dunhill
    necktie clip – S.T. Dupont
    shoes – Fratelli Rossetti
    socks – Pantherella
    overcoat – Bespoke
    jacket – Bespoke
    trousers/pants – Bespoke
    shirt – Bespoke
    waistcoat – Bespoke
    perfume – Clive Christian “X”
     
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  12. XKxRome0ox

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    great outfit, victor
    but ... darn it
    how can i follow that up?

    here's my attempt at a menswear photoshoot
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  13. Pliny

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    That's actually pretty awsm Romeo.

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    Great!! :)
     
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    Thank you. On the left sleeve of the jacket I always undo the last from the edge of the button. I like it. On the blazer I don't button the last button on both sleeves. This is one of the traditional options. On the vest bottom button is never buttoned. And the top button of the vest can unbutton when you informally, if there is such a mood. With strict format top button of the vest and all the buttons on the sleeves of the jacket (if the jacket does not blazer) should always be buttoned.
     
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    It is currently raining cats and dogs here in NYC, judging from the recent thunderclap, and the wetness of the streets. The Friday Challenge is to wear a white shirt with a sports jacket. I believe that today's attire qualifies on that score.

    Sports jacket - Chester Barrie, via Austin Reed, London
    Shirt, trousers, shoes and PS - BB
    Bow tie - PRL
    Raincoat - Burberry
    Hat - Weatherproof

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    I appreciate your NYC weather reports Crusty. Your sprezz.

    Like the bow tie action too.
     
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  20. GMMcL

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    This is a good illustration of what I meant by proportions.
    I don't disagree that, optically, it seems off (and I think jcmeyer recognized that), though in fairness not by all that much.
    Going by the traditional rules of convention, one might have thought it was fine -- no tugging at the button, shoulders do not protrude past the shoulder line, no odd creasing anywhere, sleeve hem at the right place, jacket hem at the top of the inseam AND just about evenly bisects the body.
    But I think Pliny is pretty close to nailing it here. Jcmeyer's body proportions (torso, neck length, hip, arm, etc) likely demand some cheating (as to some extent we all do) beyond the normal conventions. I'm no tailor, but my gut tells me he could leave the waist suppression where it is if he cheated the shoulders and the skirt out a bit. And if you look at Vox's fits, that's exactly what you find. Notwithstanding the "rules", Vox's jackets hit just beyond his shoulders -- to my eye anyway. It works because it's balanced by the open quarters, the skirt and his build. His hemline is even just a bit below (GASP) where some say it should be, though that's masked somewhat because, unlike me, he has normal length arms.

    Anyway, follow this kind of thinking -- that every single dimension of every article needs to be carefully proportioned to an individual's proportions -- to it's logical conclusion and it leads you either to the bottom of a bottle or inexorably to a bespoke tailor. I'm not sure which is worse.
     
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