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New member, Fedoras and suits everday

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by dressed2kill, May 20, 2006.

  1. dressed2kill

    dressed2kill Well-Known Member

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    As a new member Its nice to join this community. My question is does anyone else where a fedora or dress hat and suit everyday like this? Thanks

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  2. matadorpoeta

    matadorpoeta Well-Known Member

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    cultivate your own style. otherwise, any outfit can look like a costume. edit: and take off your hat indoors.
     
  3. globetrotter

    globetrotter Well-Known Member

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    cultivate your own style. otherwise, any outfit can look like a costume.

    edit: and take off your hat indoors.



    ditto, on both points.
     
  4. trogdor

    trogdor Well-Known Member

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    is that you in the photo?
     
  5. Morris

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    cultivate your own style. otherwise, any outfit can look like a costume.

    edit: and take off your hat indoors.


    The truth has been spoken.
     
  6. dressed2kill

    dressed2kill Well-Known Member

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    This style is my own and it is refined so I guess it is already cultivated as for the hat I don't wear my hat inside except it is my own house and it was for a quick picture so It completed the look. But thank you for your tips. Instinctively I NEVER wear clothes like a costume, and yes that is me.
     
  7. Flame

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    Wait how old are you?

    P.S don't match tie and pocket sqaure colors.
     
  8. Kent Wang

    Kent Wang Well-Known Member

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    That looks like a rather skinny tie. How wide is it at the tip?
     
  9. whoopee

    whoopee Well-Known Member

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    Some friendly advice: frankly, I think this will look silly if not done perfectly. The matching tie and pocket square immediately takes it out of contention for "stylish". The low, loosely cut DB and the overall shininess look wannabe gangster-like. Even if everything is working, at your age there's no way you can escape being regarding as eccentric. But if that's how you like it, no one's stopping you.
     
  10. Morris

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    You appear to be thin (not a bad thing), therefore:

    1. Consider a spread collar to accentuate the width of your neck/face (gives you more balance).

    2. Consider a windsor knot, again to give you some weight.

    3. Ditto the comments about the pocket square.

    4. Your sleeves look 1 inch too long. The cuff should rest on the wrist, not on the base of your hand.

    Helpful hints ... take them in the spirit given. Best of luck.
     
  11. DocHolliday

    DocHolliday Well-Known Member

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    I loved DBs from a young age. But for thin guys to look their best in them, I think they should be as tailored as possible. I'd suggest you consider getting the sides taken in a bit, for a more defined waist. And I second the sleeves suggestion.

    By the way, welcome to SF.
     
  12. Edward Appleby

    Edward Appleby Well-Known Member

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    Suit looks about a size too big, really.

    Again, how old are you? If you wear that to school ever day, then I suppose you're more baller than I.
     
  13. dressed2kill

    dressed2kill Well-Known Member

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    You are absouletly right I should not match the pocket sqaure and tie. I know a pocket square it meant to accent a tie and not to overpower it. The picture is not as clear as it could be so you cant tell it is not a solid red tie, it is red tie with very thin blue stripes, to accent the suit. So they do not match but it is hard to tell in this picture. The tie is pretty thin. I'm glad you guys know what your talking about and I take it in good company.
     
  14. dressed2kill

    dressed2kill Well-Known Member

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    I do need to get it taken in at the waist, though something I've been meening to do for awhile. Are you sure a spread collar would go well with my narrow face. Should I go with windsor tie too. On monday I will get the cuffs fixed. Thanks I didn't realize that, since I do not know as much as I should about shirts.
     
  15. Flame

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    For one thing the jacket looks too shapeless. If you go for the sack suit, by all means ignore my advice, but I would size down on the next purchase.
     
  16. kdsvs

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    <sigh>
    This looks VERY costumey. In all seriousness, it's more appropriate for a Halloween costume than daily wear. I can't imagine any situation (other than a costume party) where this look would be appropriate on a teenager like the OP. Not appropriate for business, not appropriate for school.
     
  17. dressed2kill

    dressed2kill Well-Known Member

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    Your right, I will get it taken in, in the sides. I maybe oldschool but I think the sack suit is too far before my time, since it went out of style I think if I remember correctly in the early part of the turn of the century. As for the fedora it fits very well indeed.
     
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    dare- Well-Known Member

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    i concur with kdsvs
     
  19. LabelKing

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    As it stands, I feel the outfit lacks the eccentricity to qualify as looking "natural" for daily wear.

    However, it's already too unconventional to be seen as "normative", which puts it in a rather ambiguous situation.
     
  20. Arethusa

    Arethusa Well-Known Member

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    As it stands, I feel the outfit lacks the eccentricity to qualify as looking "natural" for daily wear.

    However, it's already too unconventional to be seen as "normative", which puts it in a rather ambiguous situation.

    My name is Arethusa and I approve this message.
     

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