Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by dieworkwear, Aug 4, 2012.
Just wear a tie.
Cheers. I think i'll go for this.
Much as it pains me to leave behind the rich potential for farce inherent in remote interviewing, I want to talk a bit about sheen. Not the Estevez variety, but clothes with some inherent shiny-ness.
Lots of people develop an aversion to sheen in clothes after reading this forum a while, frequently on grounds that it looks a little tacky/louche/loud. This bugs me slightly. The problem is not the fabric, but deploying it correctly. I would agree that a shiny suit or tie can be glaring in the daytime and should only be deployed if you really, really want that bold/eye-catching effect. Fair enough. But in the right setting, a suit with some sheen or a satin tie can be a wonderful thing. They make for brilliant evening wear, in much the same way velvet is great at night-time. Clothes with a little sheen (we're not talking mirror-reflectiveness here!) work wonderfully in low-light, catching highlights and adding significant drama.
If you only wear tailored clothes for work, then steering clear of sheen is a reasonable & safe strategy. But if you wear them in the evening too, why not play around with a little sheen in your tie or even your suit. It will never photograph well for StyleForum posting because of how the camera flash will react to it, but you might find it looks great in person.
On a semi-related note, I hate skype/video-teleconferencing interviews. There is always a slight lag. The same lag (to some extent) is present when you are voice-only but it is much more noticeable when you also have the video element. You appear to be slow to react to the questions and your facial expressions can seem slightly out of sync with the conversation. The end result it that you inevitably look slight retarded. If there is any way to avoid the video hook up and do voice only, I would.
Plus, you can ditch the pants again.
BTW, if you are doing the video, avoid patterns, especially small stripes. Between the camera resolution and the software image processing, you can all too easily appear to be wearing some bizarre moire pattern.
Well, you have to be really careful to make sure that you are positioned just right with respect to the bathroom mirrors.
It's finally cold enough to switch to the winter wardrobe. Flannels and tweeds yay
Beautiful. Enjoy winter!
Holy Christ I am jealous.
gdl - that is awesome. i hope you post some winter fit pics.
Not to say I have a dog in this weekend's SEC Championship game, nor to say how you should interpret the pictures, but has anyone seen AJ McCarron posting in WAYWRN? If not, he certainly should be. He seems to have all bases covered...
Yesterday's news, perhaps, but still psyched.
that should be a good and interesting read.
cool closet snap, gdl!
Did anyone else really want to get a double-breasted shearling coat after seeing all the photos of the ikeamonkey?
Dude has some serious swag going on.
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