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Should I Wear This?: Post It Before You Roast It

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Caustic Man, Jul 30, 2016.

  1. Mr. Six

    Mr. Six Senior member

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    Once again late, but if your photo of the jacket is color correct I think that would be a great evening outfit. And black derbies seem right. The color and slight sheen give it a bit of a retro vibe that I think would work for a casual dinner.

    On the other hand, if the swatch photo is more correct then daytime only.

    NB: I have no basis for that opinion. Pure instinct.
     
  2. Caustic Man

    Caustic Man Senior member

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    Not too late. It hasn't been worn yet. Tonight.
     
  3. Testudo_Aubreii

    Testudo_Aubreii Senior member

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    Looks and sounds good to me. How does a midnight blue tie look with that kit? How do you like the drape and feel of the gabardine?
     
  4. Caustic Man

    Caustic Man Senior member

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    The fabric is great. I wouldn't call anything luxurious on a regular basis, but this gabardine definitely fits that description. I'd recommend it.
     
  6. Best4Best

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    Here is another option to wear green, with green socks...got a lot of compliments

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  7. Caustic Man

    Caustic Man Senior member

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    ^^^ You should have posted that fit to this thread before deciding to wear it.
     
  8. Sander

    Sander Senior member

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    That's been well established by now. It's just that black derbies are just a very boring shoe. Black tassels is the right amount of friction between casual and formal, black derbies is just meh.

    Or to put it differently: you see a lot of people without a clue (sartorially) wearing black derbies, but none wearing black tassels (at least in Europe).
     
  9. Caustic Man

    Caustic Man Senior member

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    That's an interesting comment, and I suppose a non standard suit like this would go well with a non standard shoe like black tassels. Black tassels are so non standard that I don't own a pair, however. I think they are probably more common in the U.S. with he whole Trad thing, though. I've only ever seen them in the wild south of the Mason Dixon line.
     
  10. gs77

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    Black tassels in Europe would be very weird. I think I never saw them IRL before I moved to North America.
    But funny you mention them, just yesterday I saw a guy in downtown Toronto, he was very good looking, In his 50s, some kind of bankster, judging by the location where I saw him, very well dressed, but kind of conservative with no detail standing out, very nice haircut. Really styllish in the North East American sense...
    Except, he was wearing black tassels loafers. I understand loafers are the thing in NE establishment, but tassels?

    Edit: I still thought he looked sillish, even those tassels looked in the right place.
     
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  11. Caustic Man

    Caustic Man Senior member

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    This suit has been sitting in the closet for a loooong time. Long overdue for a resurrection. I have some business shit to take care of in Chicago. Should I wear this?

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    We Old Ivy League types wear back tassels with business suits. I have a pair which I haven't worn in years,
    but when I worked in more formal environments I wore them. I wear black derbies with more formal suits.
    I hate oxfords or brogues. But that's my own personal idiosyncracy.
     
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    Looks great. You'll blow them away !
     
  14. Claghorn

    Claghorn Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    I really like the tie and the square together and look forward to seeing them worn in a different context.

    I don't think that's the best way to wear a suit that comes across as dated and/or menswear normcore. And there is nothing inherently wrong with menswear normcore. But if you did want to wear that jacket, I'd go the whole nine yards for coherence's sake and wear something like a navy grenadine and a white linen square.
     
  15. Sander

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    I'm afraid there's a reason you haven't worn this suit in a long time. Of course it's not ugly and nobody in their right mind would say it doesn't work as an inconspicious business suit, but stripes that small just look... eh.
     
  16. Caustic Man

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    What is normcore? Are you making up terms again?

    Interesting comment on the stripes. I tend to not like pinstripes generally speaking, and larger ones even less so. Perhaps I was trying to compromise, in a sense, and should have just abandoned the stripe idea altogether.
     
  17. Caustic Man

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    What do we think of this iteration? Everything is the same, except for a much more recent suit.

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    Interesting. To nitpick a little, I think a vast swath of classic menswear could be interpreted as "normcore". A plain navy suit, a blazer and gray trousers, striped ties. Aside from fit and possibly fabric, those staples seem to be about as normal/unremarkable as it gets.
     
  20. Claghorn

    Claghorn Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Agreed. That's probably why there is such a great emphasis on fit and fabric here.

    But within the world of #menswear, suits like that are the equivalent of norm core in the broader world.
     
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