What's wrong with this picture? Free for-all snarkfest

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Earthmover, Apr 17, 2006.

  1. Earthmover

    Earthmover Senior member

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    Hey everyone. Being color blind, somewhat dense about sizing, proportion, etc., and still experimenting to dress better, I think this would be a fun exercise. Please point out things that are wrong with the following picture, with the exception of (1) the unclean state of the room; (2) the bad pictures; and (3) what looks like an embarassing stain on the pants, but actually is just camera lens dust. Sigh.

    I think the colors are pretty true to life. I've worn them all day from about 11am to 2:30am, so that should be taken into consideration. Anyway, here we go:

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    Thanks everyone!
     
  2. tiger02

    tiger02 Militarist

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    Uhm, no tie? Seriously, looks great man, well done, esp the boutonier. I raise a near beer to you.

    Tom
     
  3. kcgreg

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    I am confused - is there anything wrong with the pic? Is this a trick question?

    The stripes on the jacket are horizontal and not vertical - cool!
     
  4. seok

    seok Senior member

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    love the baby blue color on the blazer
     
  5. Tomasso

    Tomasso Senior member

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    There seems to be an irregularity in the chest area, on the right side of the jacket, beginning above the top button and running up around six inches..
     
  6. The False Prophet

    The False Prophet Senior member

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    No pocket square!

    And I'm not a big fan of the black stitching and buttons against the lighter coloured coat.

    But, these are literally the only faults I see. I would go so far as to say the pocket square is pretty essential with no tie and neutral colours, but maybe that's just me. I like them a lot.

    Cheers,

    Eden

    EDIT: I was just thinking, does the boutonniere make up for the absence of tie/pocket square? Not that, IMHO, there's ever a reason to eschew a pocket square really. What's more, I feel that the very formal touch of a boutonniere actually makes a pocket square more mandatory, both so it's not such a bright contrast to the jacket on that side, and also just to up the formality of the outfit as a whole?
     
  7. tiger02

    tiger02 Militarist

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    No pocket square!

    And I'm not a big fan of the black stitching and buttons against the lighter coloured coat.

    But, these are literally the only faults I see. I would go so far as to say the pocket square is pretty essential with no tie and neutral colours, but maybe that's just me. I like them a lot.

    Cheers,

    Eden

    Hah! Knew there had to be something. Good catch.
     
  8. Nantucket Red

    Nantucket Red "Mr. Fashionista"

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    Being color blind . . . I think the colors are pretty true to life.

    How would you know?

    What Eden said about lack of pocket square. The buttonhole stitching is a matter of taste. You are also showing too little cuff on your left arm.

    There seems to be an irregularity in the chest area, on the right side of the jacket, beginning above the top button and running up around six inches.

    I noticed that too. Looks like something a tailor could fix.

    Seriously, there's very little to criticize.
     
  9. Stu

    Stu Senior member

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    Love the jacket, trousers and shoes. I think the shirt is a little uninspired for such a gorgeous jacket, but again, one has to nitpick to find things wrong.
    You are dressed better than 99.9999% of most guys out there.
     
  10. whnay.

    whnay. Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Overall I think you look great earthmover, one minor gripe is the length of the jacket, maybe its just the angle but I'd prefer to see it align with the knuckles of your thumbs. Is the shirt RLPL? I think I may have the same one. The jacket is lovely, tell us a little about it...
     
  11. Mr. Checks

    Mr. Checks Senior member

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    No, where is the thread in which I state: "I don't hate blue blazers, but there are so many more inspired choices"?

    Like this one. Switch this jacket with a blue blazer and he looks like a Chevy salesman.
     
  12. Millerp

    Millerp Senior member

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    Shirt showing between the jacket buttons is generally
    not desirable. Could be the way you are standing or the
    trousers are worn too low. Even though one does not
    button the bottom jacket button, the button and the
    buttonhole should usually coincide.

    Overall nice look.
     
  13. tiger02

    tiger02 Militarist

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    Shirt showing between the jacket buttons is generally
    not desirable. Could be the way you are standing or the
    trousers are worn too low. Even though one does not
    button the bottom jacket button, the button and the
    buttonhole should usually coincide.

    Overall nice look.

    Has been discussed before, I still disagree. Front quarters falling straight down is very...plain.
     
  14. Millerp

    Millerp Senior member

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    Has been discussed before, I still disagree. Front quarters falling straight down is very...plain.


    Agree completely, but the flare could start just a little lower
    so the shirt, belt or tie (if worn) does not peek out below the
    top button. Just my opinion.

    For example, this Zegna

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  15. edmorel

    edmorel Quality Seller!! Dubiously Honored

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    Pants and shoes are great, especially the length of the pants. Shirt is plain jane, but that is just my taste. Is the jacket windowpane or does it have horizontal stripes. Windowpane is good; horizontal stripes, burn the jacket. Also, since we are being snarky, I do not like the buttonaire at all. It looks plastic. Pocket square or a nice bud would serve you better.
     

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