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whnay.'s good taste thread

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Manton, Jul 30, 2012.

  1. Mr. Moo

    Mr. Moo Senior member

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  2. Moloch38

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    Moo, digging the gun club, awesome combo w/the pants and shoes.
     
  3. apropos

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    Wow moo, that is brilliant. Great job! :)

    You've been through a lot on SF, and it's great to see you come out on top in the end - hopefully newer members will be inspired by your journey!
     
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    Regarding the white linen hanky thing. One advantage it enjoys over its competition is that it doesn't immediately mark its wearer out as a clothes horse. I think this is because of its ubiquity, and also the fact the it's actually functional (I have on at least one occasion handed over mine to a sobbing lass).
     
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  5. Manton

    Manton Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    moo, that is very good.

    my one criticism is the shape of your collar. I know this has come up elsewhere and you're in the market for new BDs, so as long as you know what to look for, that's good.
     
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    That collar could roll either way. My only critique would be that I wish those pants were flat-fronted and 2 cm longer. And the bag was deer to match teh shoes. :)
     
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    Would like this much more with brown trousers, jacket is a little bit retro-horse blanket but not overwhelmingly so.
     
  8. Mr. Moo

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    :cheers:


    Thanks man!


    Between your approval here, and Parkers words in the WAYWT thread, I feel pretty stoked. :slayer:


    :lol:


    Brown trou... *added to kop list*. I have 4 pairs that I am happy with - the ones pictured, a charcoal pair, a sort of dark green melange, and a slightly brighter than navy blue melange. Brown is next.Just have to find the right material and shade so as not to look too dowdy. Any recommendations?
     
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    Bottom pic is only used to show shirt colour and tie colour (I realized that the lining was captured in the picture and if you don't like the what would otherwise be concealed lining, don't click.

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    More 'ugly' shoulders

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    Blue white stripe shirt. Please don't deduct points for the background. I'm not about to ask anybody to take a picture of what I'm wearing.

    Coat isn't short -- covers my derriere. I'm short.
     
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  10. Manton

    Manton Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    I like the lining better than your tie.

    WTF is up with that shoulder?
     
  11. bboysdontcryy

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    Why am I not surprised that the shoulder expression came up!

    I was applying your principle on page 8-9, last line in which you write that 'Higher shoulder pads are an absolute boon to the diminutive man, because the raised collar and shoulder line increase the sense of height more than any other mode ...' :D

    And since I'm diminutive ...

    More seriously, apart from that reason, it's hard to find tailors on the Row who will give you a soft shoulder like A&S does, and also, I have relatively straight shoulders, thus even a moderate padding (yes, it not heavily padded, except the ends because of my curved back) makes it seem as if it's built up.

    Interesting however, that with these shoulders, you won't find the 'bump' alluded to on the other threads.
     
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  12. poorsod

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    Am I the only one thinking that the lining would make up as a good tie?
     
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    Manton Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    It's really the width that threw me. They look way extended.
     
  15. dopey

    dopey Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    What's wrong with the shoulder? That's the way straight, extended shoulders are supposed to look. And the sleeve hangs nicely from them.
     
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    The ugliness is in the transition from collar to shoulder. It is not smooth and streamlined, but abrupt.
     
  17. bboysdontcryy

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    Can you expand a little more on that? I'm not sure what you mean by transition from collar to shoulder. Do you mean the sleeve-head is disrupting the 'transition'?


    More generally -- the shoulders are extended (and it could be taken in a whisker, I think). I think it's fairly common in England, but because A & S doesn't pad up the ends, it sort of droops/hang down so it's less prominent.

    A better shot

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  18. dopey

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    You are hard to please. He is going to need a surgeon to make you happy. A tailor won't be enough.
     
  19. dopey

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    No. He doesn't like the high collar stand rising straight from the shoulder line and wants it to transition in a slope towards the shoulders.
     
  20. poorsod

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    To me the shoulders look like the standard strong shoulder style.
     

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