What are you wearing today??

Discussion in 'General Attire & Accoutrements' started by moustache, Nov 21, 2006.

  1. esteban68

    esteban68 Call Me a Cab

    Like all of that Mattface...except the bowtie not because there's anything wrong with it I just dislike bowties apart from black or white tie.....'re shirts I have the exact same problem , I move the collar button over almost to the edge of a 17" collar and it gives me just enough, realistically I need to drop a bit of timber too!
    The belt is great and I am sure it 'll wear in soon enough, is the buckle a Hickock item? I've been after one with an S on for a while now but you don't seem so many over here!
     
  2. mattface

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    Thanks! The buckle is a Giant Grip (I think that was a name used by Swank for their belt buckles), but I also have a Hickok one. They are very similar. I'm loving this style of buckle, and they are pretty plentiful around here. Are you looking for a particular initial?
     
  3. esteban68

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    Never heard of that brand it's a ringer for a Hickock, I've been looking for an S for a while to take roughly a 1" - 1 1/4" wide belt.
     
  4. mattface

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    they all seem to be for 1" belts.
     
  5. Anthony Jordan

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    Vintage peak lapel navy rope stripe suit, vintage doube-breasted buff linen waistcoat, James Meade blue Bengal striped shirt, vintage Renown soft point collar, Liberty Tana Lawn cotton tie, vintage collar clip, gold silk pocket handkerchief.
     
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  6. esteban68

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    Nice Anthony.
     
  7. Anthony Jordan

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    Thank you!
     
  8. Patrick Hall

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    Really well done Anthony. I am a fan of using morning dress waistcoats with appropriately dressy suits. And the gold tie against the blue (green?) pencil stripe is lovely.
     
  9. Anthony Jordan

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    Many thanks, Patrick. I was thinking it might be a bit busy? I am considering a plain shirt and darker pocket square next time. The stripe in the shirt is, as per your first surmise, blue. It is an old collar-attached shirt which began to wear out, so I had the collar taken off.
     
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  10. Fastuni

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    Nice combination indeed - around 1941 in Germany a double breasted light waistcoat worn with a dark striped suit was the fashion.
    I would stick with a white or pastel shirt with white half-stiff collar, white pocket square and a more brightly colored, but subtle-patterned elegant tie.
    I would't overburden it with the collar pin. The chain watch and bright waistcoat are effective enough.
     
  11. Hyena Stomp

    Hyena Stomp One of the Regulars

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    Thanks for the comments on my last picture, I appreciate them ~ The quality of this picture is pretty bad because I had to do some serious editing since it came out so dark.... I'm pretty sure I've posted a picture of my coat before, but if not, here it is; JC Penney plaid belted coat from the 1930s. I'm very fond of it!

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  12. Fastuni

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    What a color and very well combined!
     
  13. Patrick Hall

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    It is certainly maximalist dressing, but the plain pocket square limits pattern fatigue, and the jacket pinstripe isn't so loud as to compete with tie or shirt. I think you are just the right side of busy, which is a sweet spot, IMHO.


    Love that mackinaw HS! Another great look.
     
  14. nihil

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    That waistcoat really take the entire outfit to a whole new level. Well done!
     
  15. Nick D

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    Nah.
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  16. dh66

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    Wow!!

    I'd be very fond of it too, if it were mine. That is a superb coat!
     
  17. Two Types

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    That looks good. A bold choice.
     
  19. Two Types

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    Last night at a birthday party for a friend's daughter:
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    Luxire shirt, 1930s Tootal tie and late 1940s British sports jacket.
     
  20. Anthony Jordan

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    Something a little more contemporary today, mainly to show off my new tie, a St Valentine's present from my wife.

    Blue hopsack suit, T.M.Lewin
    Cream shirt, Hawes & Curtis
    Plaid silk tie, Altea of Milan
    Red box cloth braces, Albert Thurston
    Lemon silk pocket handkerchief, Turnbull & Asser
    Mother of Pearl cufflinks and tie clip, vintage
    Blue-grey fur felt fedora, Christy's for Top Secret Hats



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