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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.

  1. Tried and True

    Tried and True Senior member

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    I'm curious about where this stylistic feature emanated from. Not collar roll per se, that's as old as the hills, but the extreme nature of the roll.


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    And BTW, the negative opinions put forth in regards to your choice of tie/hanky are bewilderingly.
     
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  2. EliodA

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    And I am somewhat bewildered, dumbfound, nay, discombobulated that the discussion about the tie and PS are perceived as being negative opinions. To me it was an interesting discussion about details that might make an almost perfect fit ever so slightly better. Usually those exchanges are more interesting than those of the "your jacket is two sizes too big" or "shiny yellow ties don't get much love here" kind, IMO.
     
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  3. DonCologne

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    Pliny Senior member

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  5. Tried and True

    Tried and True Senior member

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    I think that the area of fit/cut is more objective in nature whereas how well the various cloths combine to resonate is more subjective in nature. I also think that command of the latter is more an intuitive skill than a learned one.
     


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    Mithril Glint, thank you. Similar to Blue Steel, but subtly better.
     


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    Yes, I agree. I'm afraid my post wasn't as clear as it should have been: I'm guilty of using the word 'fit' in the SF jargon sense of 'outfit'.
     


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  9. Murlsquirl

    Murlsquirl The Moral Squirrel Dubiously Honored Moderator

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    That's a beautiful scarf, Braddock. Coat isn't too shabby either.
     


  10. Tried and True

    Tried and True Senior member

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    Thanks for the link, Pliny, but the article appears to concern button down collars, where the degree of roll has always been an issue. It seems odd, to me at least, for a non button down collar to exhibit such a pronounced roll.

    A perusal of recent Pitti photos suggests an Italian connection.


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    BTW, the fit of the vest worn by the fellow on the far right is superb.
     
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    Because silk is formal and tweed is not. To be sure, ancient madder/gum silk is on the less formal end of silk, but it's still silk. From a texture and formality harmony perspective, tweed and silk are often enough in tension that they're the wrong choice together. Just the same way you run a much greater chance of failure if you wore a donegal tweed tie with a navy worsted wool suit.

    That's not to say you can't step outside those conventions and succeed, but there's a much greater chance of failure. At least where I'm at in my development, I'm not at the point where I can directly contradict harmony and get away with it. YMMV.
     


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    Three patterns today. Any opinions on the success, or lack thereof, of this?

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    And the fedora ties it all together for a stellar look.
     


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    One small pic from the last night working outfit.

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    ...I don't think I want to piss off this well dressed gentleman.
     


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