Post pics of your outfit for me to criticize.....

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  1. AJL

    AJL Senior member

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    I like where this thread is going.
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  2. edmorel

    edmorel Quality Seller!! Dubiously Honored

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    currently at the movies. Bill, you are too eager and I said no brands, so I will not comment other than to say that the burgandy jacket and Kiton pants are spectacular.
     


  3. Murray

    Murray Well-Known Member

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    The WAYWT thread is a great resource for seeing different styles, but for the most part it is a "friendly zone" where very few, if any, negative comments are posted. While I do not think that every pic posted should be criticized, I do believe that there is some value in having a post/thread where no holds are barred, if you will. A thread where you post knowing that you are going to be criticized. I am offering constructive, yet possibly harsh, criticism. All you need to do is provide a pic. Nothing personal, no comments on physique or face, just what I think about your clothes. Keep in mind that regardless of my style or lack thereof, I have the capacity to appreciate everything from the tradness of AlanC to the quirkiness of yfyf so I think I can do a good job with this. I will gladly offer up a pic of myself later on for criticism. I know that many tongues are bit when certain pics are posted, so I will sacrifice myself for the benefit of the forum. As an example, I will say something along the lines of, "those are very bad patterns to put together" and offer an alternative rather than "your outfit makes me want to vomit", at least in the beginnning. There are people here more qualified to do this, but they do not have the desire to do so. So step up to the plate!

    edit: No brand mentioning please, or whether its RTW or MTM/bespoke.


    Why would I want you to critique the clothing that I wear? It souinds a bit too conceited for me.

    Thanks anyway...
     


  4. edmorel

    edmorel Quality Seller!! Dubiously Honored

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    I find it shocking that you can make that colour look good in a jacket. Is it shetland or something?


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    That color is gorgeous and much more versatile than you would imagine. Probably more versatile than most of the grey jackets you see here. It is cashmere. It's too long but that is neither here nor there.

    is there a fee for this service?

    nice first outfit. i generally dislike ties with horizontal lines, this ones not bad tho.

    oh wait can we all comment or no?


    Free service, but please, I do the critiquing.

    Here I am wearing the last generation of made in Maine Bass Weejuns. Ed, what is your opinion of the flesh colored socks I am wearing?

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    BTW, you can barely make out in the fuzzy photograph of the Masai women in the on the wall that they were incredibily hot. Smoking hot. While this is a trivial and extraneous fact for most, I know that it is probably the highlight of this entire post for you.

    - B


    Are those flannel pants you are wearing sockless? Could enough for flannel but hot enough to go sockless?

    I've had more Masai women than they can shake a stick at.

    Take your best shot Ed.



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    I like the first outfit, I am a fan of nicely patterned coats. I would not wear the oxford with it or if I did I would make sure it was impeccably starched. I feel the jacket out shines the shirt but, to yuour credit, you are not wearing a regular collar dress shirt, if you are not wearing a tie, buttondown collar is the way to go. The right shoulder seems to extend too much and the sleeve pitch on that arm is not right, but you seemed to nail the length and the waist quite well.

    Second pic I find many things wrong. The shirt/suspenders combo is too much and I do not agree with wearing braces in an informal outfit. I also find the jacket too long. I would take off the suspenders, shorten the jacket and add a pocketsquare in wool or silk twill. Also, you have those pants as high as they would go, and they still stack at the bottom, I would shorten them some. I like the color palette, but feel the shirt and pants are crying out for a tweed or shetland jacket.


    Why would I want you to critique the clothing that I wear? It souinds a bit too conceited for me.

    Thanks anyway...


    It's quite conceited, that is the point. But it will also be "real", unlike some other feel good threads.
     


  5. Manton

    Manton RINO Dubiously Honored

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    There should be a law against edmorel criticising anyone's sleeve pitch.
     


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    i dont get this thread
     


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    It's the less abrasive Jmatsu thread.
     


  9. voxsartoria

    voxsartoria Goon member

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    i dont get this thread

    When grimsdale posts his chaps, you will see the light.

    Well, if he's clenching a flashlight between his knees.

    - B
     


  10. edmorel

    edmorel Quality Seller!! Dubiously Honored

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    I am assuming this is a suit. I like white suits very much, but not in anything other than cotton or linen, or some blend. This looks like it might be wool, which is a no-no. Think the tie is too wide given the lapels. and the collar could stand to be a little smaller. The yellowish gold color scheme is not doing it for me (the shade of the three items is too close) and the square is just wrong.

    Here is a white suit that I think is done right:
    http://blogs.yahoo.co.jp/mens_ex_sek...0_0?1215766747
     


  11. edmorel

    edmorel Quality Seller!! Dubiously Honored

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    i dont get this thread

    You post a pic, I tell you what I think. Not sure what there is to get.
     


  12. voxsartoria

    voxsartoria Goon member

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    God, I love the iPhone.

    I got your white linen right here...let the MC and SW&D forums collide in a horrible traffic accident:

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    The loafers are completely hand lasted and hand glued, honest...

    - B
     


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    I am assuming this is a suit. I like white suits very much, but not in anything other than cotton or linen, or some blend. This looks like it might be wool, which is a no-no. Think the tie is too wide given the lapels. and the collar could stand to be a little smaller. The yellowish gold color scheme is not doing it for me (the shade of the three items is too close) and the square is just wrong.

    Here is a white suit that I think is done right:
    http://blogs.yahoo.co.jp/mens_ex_sek...0_0?1215766747


    It is a full suit, I wish I had a full-length mirror. It is more of a linen material (bought it from H&M).
    Unfortunately I do not own any thinner ties, but what kind of pocket square would you recommend?

    I really like the combination shown in the link you posted, I need a dark blue tie now [​IMG]

    JB
     


  14. voxsartoria

    voxsartoria Goon member

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    Ed, what is your opinion about doubling one's wardrobe by simple wearing things inside out?

    Now you see it...

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    ...now you don't:

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    Same with shoes:

    Now you see it...

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    ...now you don't:

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    It's like spending half of what one would normally spend...almost like getting swell Kiton trousers for 1.5 packages of ramen!!!

    - B
     


  15. edmorel

    edmorel Quality Seller!! Dubiously Honored

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    God, I love the iPhone.

    I got your white linen right here...let the MC and SW&D forums collide in a horrible traffic accident:

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    The loafers are completely hand lasted and hand glued, honest...

    - B


    I love the jacket. I would only say that patch pockets would make this jacket better. The shirt color is not for me, but I like it. Overall, I think you are breaking too many "rules" (buttondown with a DB, the jeans/loafers with the jacket and shirt) to make this look seem nonchalant, which is what it needs to work. It seems to be what Thurston Howell would wear if he was going to a place where he felt a need to be hip and informal.


    It is a full suit, I wish I had a full-length mirror. It is more of a linen material (bought it from H&M).
    Unfortunately I do not own any thinner ties, but what kind of pocket square would you recommend?

    I really like the combination shown in the link you posted, I need a dark blue tie now [​IMG]

    JB


    A square in a light color other than yellow, and cotton or linen. If I help only one person, this thread will have been worth it.
     


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