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Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by dieworkwear, Aug 4, 2012.

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  1. gettoasty

    gettoasty Senior member

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    That feeling when you go to the tailor and feel elated that your shirts are finally (after 2 trials) done to your specifications and fit perfectly.

    More so, seeing your old seamstress as only she seemed to be able to do the job right.

    :slayer:

    Dropped off a cotton/linen jacket to slim the sleeves and another jacket to see if opening back the double vent is a good idea.
     
  2. dieworkwear

    dieworkwear Senior member

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    Anyone smart know how we lowly Americans can watch this? I think last time we had to wait for someone to upload The Perfect Suit ...
     
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    Ah, my friend Rosie worked on this, I've yet to watch it though.
     
  5. dieworkwear

    dieworkwear Senior member

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    I think I want a cafe racer.
     
  6. bourbonbasted

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    I've been doing a lot of thinking about casual party/wedding ties. I have several weddings coming up this spring/summer and would like to pick up a couple of ties for the events. All of my ties right now are quite soporific (as I'm generally only wearing ties for business or more formal events). However, for fun events like weddings or reunions, I'm curious to know thoughts and options. I'm thinking something vibrant enough to stand out, yet still in good taste.

    As of now I'm having a moment with floral ties...

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    Anyone have any other thoughts or suggestions? I don't want to look like a clown, but I plan on pairing the ties with solid navy or mid-grey fresco suits, so I think there is room to be playful.
     
  7. dieworkwear

    dieworkwear Senior member

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    I don't like the first two, but I could see the last one working with a tan cotton or linen suit. Not navy or grey.

    Would you wear a floral pocket square as well?

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    patrickBOOTH Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Would not wear floral square, however would hit^
     
  9. bourbonbasted

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    lulz. No floral pocket square. In fact, these days I wear a white linen square 99% of the time. I think it makes for a cleaner look and completely removes the concerns surrounding "square fail." I'll only wear a patterned square if the rest of the combinations are incredibly (and I mean INCREDIBLY) sedate or monochromatic. Accordingly, any "fun" tie will be grounded by a white square and dark(er) suit.

    So, D, if you're not a fan of the above, do you have any suggestions for non-soporific options? If this spawns a PTO post, I'll only charge my customary 15% of ad revenue :nodding:
     
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  10. Holdfast

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    Floral ties can be great fun with linen, cotton or even lightweight wool suits (out the the three examples above, the top one is easily my favourite), but I think for daytime events, they need to have a moderately "dry" finish rather than a shiny look. Also, they benefit a lot in terms of ease of matching to, for example, a white shirt or light-coloured jackets, if they have some white in them (e.g. the flowers). I do have a more shiny pink floral tie that works quite well for smart-ish summer events, but more so if it's in the evening.

    Also consider pastel ties with white stripes and other similarly celebratory & summery colours. A seersucker tie would be an extreme relaxed variant of that concept. For a more conservative/sober choice, solid-colour shantungs or linen ties can also lend a chilled out summery smart vibe.

    God, summer's awesome. :)
     
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    How would you classify this jacket's chest (lean, swelled, draped)? Keep in mind that this coat is at the basted stage, so it'll gain more shape when concluded.
     
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    patrickBOOTH Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Hard to tell on a basted fitting. Certainly between lean and swelled. It is all relative to some degree.
     
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    I never thought I would see the day when the word "sprezzatura" is printed in large title font on a WSJ section cover page

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    I am not sure whether to laugh or cry about this
     
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    +1. But in a different way. Just ignore it. If the whole magazine landscape doesn't change, we won't get the kind of article that would actually be interesting, so... it just doesn't matter.
     
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    I like the teaser line. Is the article a step-by-step guide on how to sprezzatura?
     
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    cant think of a better home for this:

    there is a strong case that has been made for navy trousers being limiting with regards to the choice of jackets being limited primarily to brown
    one further question: what suggestions for jackets when pairing with navy trousers and black shoes?
     

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