Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Manton, Jul 30, 2012.
really? why not?
gaz, i like this a lot.
And the suit size...he has a large head, but an awkwardly shaped/sized body.
but, yeah, that tie doesnt match the rest of what he is wearing.
I thought presidents had people to dress them? I recall reading a Bush 43 book, and his advisors demanding he re-style, but him insisting upon cowboy boots. (normal where I am)
I'd just like to say this: this is a very interesting thread with so much potential, good concepts/'personal rules' & inspiring combinations.
What makes you say this?
I will spare everyone my back catalog. This is a good opportunity to thank Nii again for calling me out on some fundamental failures that others were too nice/afraid to mention.
The shirt screams, while many fits of you that I've seen just whisper (which I like!). IMO, of course.
A long time ago (at the start of my 30s - now 39) I wore on a few occasions during the summer a cream suit, with a very light pink shirt, paired with a tie with light pink and blue diagonal stripes (but there were thin diagonal lines running in the opposite direction) with mustard coloured slip-ons. Fortunately, there is no photographic evidence.
Sartorial ignorance aside, and despite being told I looked "sharp" by 2 random people on the same day, I had 2 mitigating reasons:
1. A Persian / Canadian girl at work - whom I liked but never asked for a drink, despite having her number - approved (she believed people should wear more colour)
2. I was playing a LOT of GTA:VC
To make matters worse, since I'm mixed race and have an Olive / light-coffee complexion, I looked like a South American drug baron. I suspect, I probably was aiming for the effect.
Over notable low-lights include:
Wearing a brown suit (I love browns for wool trousers and merino wool V-necks - not suits)
Wearing paper-clips in place of cuff links (too lazy to fiddle with cuff links and double-cuffs)
MTM suit with no vents (recommended to me by the guy who took my measurements)
Wearing a pale yellow shirt with a Charcoal suit
I have committed so many sartorial offences in my past, that the Feds ought to be called into this thread - it's criminal!
Put this together for an occasion where I needed to go day to night with an emphasis on dressing for the evening event. I tried using the stripes and monks to tone it down for the day, but overall it just felt like a coherenceFAIL. I'm really only posting it here to hear this crowd's take on the lapels, which I'm not sure about. I wanted to go wider than usual but feel like these flirt with too-extreme. The sleeves also seem too narrow to my eye. Thoughts?
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Square is the foo-approved cream silk.
there's nothing incoheret about but I absolutely would not get wider lapels. You could stand to shave a quarter or even half inch off those, in fact.
Right, I was referring to this suit's lapels already being too wide. I would feel better with at least a half inch narrower. What's your take on the sleeves? Thinking of letting them out a bit.
sleeves look fine.
I would def narrow those lapels.
Ctp, how many inches are those lapels? 4.5?
I would only let out the sleeves if they're uncomfortable. I don't think they look too narrow.
Not sure. If I had to guess, I'd say 4"+.
Thanks to all who've commented.
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