wildcat1976

Active Member with Corp. Privileges
It has occurred to me that, when I emerge from my home dressed as I usually am when posting in this forum, that, in comparison to fellow citizens, I appear like a Spanish galleon in full sail in a sea of motorized dinghies - a bit grandiose and out of step with the current world. So be it. For better or worse, I enjoy exercising the visual vocabulary of menswear, manipulating line, form, color and texture to whatever visual effect I deem most pleasing, in this, one of most temporary of civilized pleasures, dressing well.

As I said previously, my outfits are assembled via the "pachinko method" - I decide that I want to wear a particular item, and then try to build an outfit from there, attempting also to cycle through my wardrobe, as things fall into place.

Today, I started with today's tie - a sale item from earlier in the winter sale season that I'd not yet worn. Today's suit was next on the rack to be worn, and I've always liked striped shirts with this suit - hence, an outfit.

Suit, braces & shoes - Paul Stuart
Shirt - Turnbull & Asser, London
Tie - Ralph Lauren Purple Label
Cufflinks - David Donohue, via Cable Car Clothiers, San Francisco
Pocket square - Harvie & Hudson, London
Overcoat - Paul Stuart/Phineas Cole
Scarf - Fortnum & Mason, London
Hat - Lock, London
Face mask - New & Lingwood, London

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Very sharp; I especially like the shirt!
 

upr_crust

Connoisseur
The sun is shining, periodically, in NYC, and it is seasonably cold, but not overly so.

Today's suit was literally the next in line on the rod, although more suited to warmer temperatures, and not, perhaps, my wisest suit purchase, as the trouser legs are tapered in ways that my large calves are not - the honeyed words of my salesman at Stuart's (and the suit's sale price, most likely) overtook my critical faculties. However, I do like the fabric pattern, which is usually my Achilles heel when it comes to clothing purchases.

Suit - Paul Stuart/Phineas Cole
Shirt & cufflinks - Trywhitt
Tie, braces, and face mask - New & Lingwood
Pocket square - Ashear
Shoes - Carmina, via the Armoury, NYC
Overcoat - Joseph Abboud
Scarf - Paul Stuart
Hat - Saks Fifth Avenue house brand

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upr_crust

Connoisseur
There has been a definite temperature drop here in NYC, making it possible for me to don today's overcoat, which is very warm - too warm until temperatures go below freezing.

Suit - Paul Stuart/Phineas Cole
Shirt & pocket square - Brooks Brothers
Tie - London York
Cufflinks - Joseph A Bank
Braces, scarf, & face mask - New & Lingwood
Boots - Paul Stuart house brand
Overcoat - Brooks Brothers
Hat - Selentino, via JJ Hat Center, NYC

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upr_crust

Connoisseur
Today's posting is all about alterations and repair. Today's suit is some 11 years old, and today's shoes are probably close to 10 years old. I recently had the shoes resoled/reheeled, and the trousers of today's suit shortened a bit, as I seem to have shrunk a bit from 11 years ago.

For reference, I've included a photo of myself from November 2009, wearing the suit for the first time after purchase - my first suit from New & Lingwood, something of a "bucket list" item at the time, and a recent photo of today's shoes, prior to repair.

Suit & face mask - New & Lingwood
Shirt - Brooks Brothers
Tie - Charvet
Cufflinks - Deakin & Francis
Braces - Paul Stuart
Vintage watch chain
Pocket square - Robert Talbott
Shoes - Harris, via Barney's, NYC
Overcoat - Adolfo
Scarf - Turnbull & Asser
Hat - Laird, London

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eagle2250

Connoisseur/Curmudgeon Emeritus - Moderator
Today's posting is all about alterations and repair. Today's suit is some 11 years old, and today's shoes are probably close to 10 years old. I recently had the shoes resoled/reheeled, and the trousers of today's suit shortened a bit, as I seem to have shrunk a bit from 11 years ago.

For reference, I've included a photo of myself from November 2009, wearing the suit for the first time after purchase - my first suit from New & Lingwood, something of a "bucket list" item at the time, and a recent photo of today's shoes, prior to repair.

Suit & face mask - New & Lingwood
Shirt - Brooks Brothers
Tie - Charvet
Cufflinks - Deakin & Francis
Braces - Paul Stuart
Vintage watch chain
Pocket square - Robert Talbott
Shoes - Harris, via Barney's, NYC
Overcoat - Adolfo
Scarf - Turnbull & Asser
Hat - Laird, London

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You are looking great...and clean shaven is your best way to go! Just one guys opinion, but there you have it. Have a great day. ;)
 

Howard

Connoisseur
Today's posting is all about alterations and repair. Today's suit is some 11 years old, and today's shoes are probably close to 10 years old. I recently had the shoes resoled/reheeled, and the trousers of today's suit shortened a bit, as I seem to have shrunk a bit from 11 years ago.

For reference, I've included a photo of myself from November 2009, wearing the suit for the first time after purchase - my first suit from New & Lingwood, something of a "bucket list" item at the time, and a recent photo of today's shoes, prior to repair.

Suit & face mask - New & Lingwood
Shirt - Brooks Brothers
Tie - Charvet
Cufflinks - Deakin & Francis
Braces - Paul Stuart
Vintage watch chain
Pocket square - Robert Talbott
Shoes - Harris, via Barney's, NYC
Overcoat - Adolfo
Scarf - Turnbull & Asser
Hat - Laird, London

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I'm liking that top photo when you sported a mustache and beard.
 

upr_crust

Connoisseur
The weather is sunny, cold, and a bit windy today, but not anywhere nearly as cold as tomorrow is predicted to be, so I've opted for my second-heaviest coat, and a two-piece flannel suit, saving a three-piece flannel and my camel hair polo coat for tomorrow.

I decided to experiment a bit with pattern mixing - the two stripes of the suit and the shirt, and the patterns of the tie and the braces. I believe that I've kept the color scheme simple enough for all parties to work and play nicely together, but that judgment I leave, ultimately, to the eye of the beholder.

Suit, braces, face mask - New & Lingwood
Shirt - Brooks Brothers MTM
Tie - Charvet
Cufflinks - Penhaligon's
Pocket square - vintage and non-branded
Shoes - Paul Stuart house brand
Overcoat - Paul Stuart/Phineas Cole
Scarf - Paul Stuart
Hat - Selentino, via JJ Hat Center, NYC

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wildcat1976

Active Member with Corp. Privileges
The weather is sunny, cold, and a bit windy today, but not anywhere nearly as cold as tomorrow is predicted to be, so I've opted for my second-heaviest coat, and a two-piece flannel suit, saving a three-piece flannel and my camel hair polo coat for tomorrow.

I decided to experiment a bit with pattern mixing - the two stripes of the suit and the shirt, and the patterns of the tie and the braces. I believe that I've kept the color scheme simple enough for all parties to work and play nicely together, but that judgment I leave, ultimately, to the eye of the beholder.

Suit, braces, face mask - New & Lingwood
Shirt - Brooks Brothers MTM
Tie - Charvet
Cufflinks - Penhaligon's
Pocket square - vintage and non-branded
Shoes - Paul Stuart house brand
Overcoat - Paul Stuart/Phineas Cole
Scarf - Paul Stuart
Hat - Selentino, via JJ Hat Center, NYC

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Again with the Charvet ties? Color me jealous.
 

fred johnson

Senior Member

upr_crust

Connoisseur
When I was in elementary school, I remember the title of one of the books which were used to teach us reading - "If I Were Going". My attire for today is a variant on that - "If I Were Going Outside", as it's currently -5C, with a wind chill factor making it feel as if it were -14C. The jury is still out on whether I face the great outdoors today or not, but, if I do, it will be with style.

Suit - Brooks Brothers MTM (Southwick)
Shirt - Tyrwhitt
Tie - Brooks Brothers
Cufflinks - Penhaligon's
Braces - Paul Stuart
Pocket square - Ashear (I would say "vintage", as it's about 40 years old, but, as I was the original purchaser when new, I am unsure if such a designation applies - perhaps, just "old", like its owner.)
Boots - Cheaney, via Harrods
Overcoat - Brooks Brothers
Scarf - Fortnum & Mason
Hat - Seifter Associates
Face mask - New & Lingwood

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upr_crust

Connoisseur
The sun has returned to NYC, after two days of snow, much of which still litters the streets and sidewalks of this fair city. I am scheduled to do some informal sartorial mentoring this afternoon, which will involve a good deal of walking, hence the "vertical mullet" nature of today's attire - business up top, party down below, if you will - to navigate whatever mounds of dirty snow I might encounter.

Sports jacket - Paul Stuart
Shirt - Kamakura
Tie - JAB
Vest - Brooks Brothers
Pocket square, scarf, and face mask - New & Lingwood
Levi's
Boots - Magnanni
Overcoat - Brooks Brothers
Cap - Paul Stuart

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