What are you wearing today??

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

  1. avedwards

    avedwards Call Me a Cab

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    You're probably right about the picture. The lighting was quite poor, as it was raining and we were under shelter, so the only light was the a little bit of natural light coming in from the side. My suit also seems to have turned from a smooth gabardine weave to a rough flannel.

    And what am I in the picture? Or were you too busy admiring how wonderful the ladies look ;)?
     
  2. Flat Foot Floey

    Flat Foot Floey My Mail is Forwarded Here

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    Nice worker style ArrowCollarMan

    AntonAAK great summer outfit! I need some light colored suits too. Boater and bowtie are perfect too

    Nazarin: The suit seems to have good lapels for a modern one. I assume you like the dark colors but maybe a splash of white or color would look great too.
     
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  4. avedwards

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    Looks like an unusual but tasteful summer suit. Had you not told us its age I would have guessed early 50s. The '80s and '90s brought out quite a few classic looking DB suits, which make a good Golden Era look if worn with the correct accessories (like you have).
     
  5. Nazarin

    Nazarin New in Town

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    @ Flat Foot Floey.
    Do you mean that the lapels are broad? I thought that a timeless combination of classic white shirt with striped jacket would look classier and more formal.
    @ Tomasso: Thank you for your help. :)
     
  6. AntonAAK

    AntonAAK Practically Family

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    Many thanks. It's a shame we didn't get the summer weather to go with it but we soldiered on.
     
  7. AntonAAK

    AntonAAK Practically Family

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    They do. I'm wearing a 1980s DB suit from M&S today in a grey POW check which looks pretty classic and is one of my most-worn suits. Accessories make all the difference. I don't have much genuine vintage as I am a large size and it's harder to come by and more expensive but we can still make an effort with what we can get.
     
  8. chanteuseCarey

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    AntonAAK, you look FABULOUS darling!! Good for you wearing it on the commuter train- you were no doubt the looker.

    btw, I love your tagline too- I'm stealing it:)I get tired of people always asking me why I'm 'so dressed up' - as in I'm overdressed compared to them and the rest of the herd- I usually reply with "because I can", or "because I feel like doing it" I even get comments sometimes just for wearing a dress or blouse and skirt to ballroom/social dance class these days- sheesh. This coming from folks that don't even know what a ladies slip is, let alone why a gal would wear such a thing. My female ballroom dance teacher (who always wears pants) that I TA for, calls me "the skirt".

     
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  9. chanteuseCarey

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    Yesterday evening: its still TOO DARN HOT- so I donned the one piece Speedo suit, a Body Glove rashguard shirt, my swim shoes for wearing to do AquaZumba class in the outdoor pool at the YMCA at 6:30pm.

    Yesterday day: After the morning workout doing free weights, had some cleaning chores to do here, so I just stayed in my workout clothes (black UnderArmour shorts and purple s/s UA v-neck top) until early evening.
     
  10. AntonAAK

    AntonAAK Practically Family

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    Many thanks. It's only taken me two years to make my first post in this thread. I normally shy away from cameras.

    I know how you feel. I am the only person in my office wearing a suit and tie amidst a sea of denim and polo-shirts. Let's not let them get to us. Some of us have to keep up standards!
     
  11. WOW. You all look amazing :D
     
  12. What a perfect look..... :)

    By the way, you remind me of a famous actor from the Golden Era, but I can't put my finger on it.
     
  13. AntonAAK

    AntonAAK Practically Family

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    Why, thank you.

    Rin Tin Tin? ;)
     
  14. Edward

    Edward Bartender

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    It is a fantastic suit. Not often one sees a Summer suit with a DB jacket - really stands out. Great colour too.

    lol Quite! Somehow, though, this is the one we'll all always remember..... I had feared it might be a bit less fun because of the rain, but I think the sense of carrying on despite inclement weather actually added to the event. I had a whale of a time. Planning next year's outfit already, with every intention of defending my jousting title.... ;)
     

  15. Here in the U.S.A., Jos. A. Banks sells one: http://www.josbank.com/menswear/shop/Product_11001_10050_100129

    Wait 'til the end of summer, when it will inevitably go on sale.

    The Devil's advocate, with eyebrow arched, would say that double-breasted seersucker mitigates the fabric's purpose: to beat heat.
     
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  16. :eeek: How did you know? ;)

    Seriously, when I remember I'll let you know :)
     
  17. avedwards

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    I can see where that argument comes from, but a DB summer suit will still be cooler than a SB heavy weight wool suit. Plus it looks good - Jack Nicholson's 3pc DB linen suit in the beginning of Chinatown looks amazing even if it is the most illogical suit ever.
     
  18. Kabel

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    Smite if needed. Shirt is from H&M, jeans from the Pilot brand and the shoes are black suede winklepickers from Taft. I'm on a student budget, my money goes to rent and food. I'm saving up to get a proper pair of black and white wingtips and a pair of classic worker boots and then it will probably be budget still, haha.

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  19. Berlin

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    Very nice, Kabel!
    (Good to see someone from the Netherlands on here, too!)
     
  20. Kabel

    Kabel Familiar Face

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    Thank you Berlin.

    No a lot of Dutch people on here, i take it?
     

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