Jeff84

Senior Member
The sun has finally breached the cloud cover today, here in NYC, and it remains mild and dry. I've not worn a pink shirt in quite a while, and thought that it was about time that I had, and today's suit, next in rotation on the suit rack, works well with pink.

Today's photos were created using the now-unstable home camera, a Canon Eos M6. The timer mechanism and autofocus lasted about two-thirds the way through the photo session - I needed human intervention for the seated shot. In the confusion of the moment, I also forgot to put my glasses back on - oh, well, now you know what I look like without glasses.

Suit - Paul Stuart/Phineas Cole
Shirt - Brooks Brothers
Tie - Joseph A Bank
Cufflinks - Turnbull & Asser
Braces - Albert Thurston
Pocket square - vintage Christian Dior
Shoes - Crockett & Jones, model name Weybridge
Face mask - New & Lingwood

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Those are some very snazzy braces.
 

bernoulli

Super Member
Here is some trivia: the word in Brazilian Portuguese for a suit is "terno", which is related to the word three. Today, terno is used for any suit, two- or three-piece, single- or double-breasted. So if somebody in Brazil wants to refer to a three-piece suit, they are likely to say a three-piece three-piece suit. Not a major issue, as it is usually too warm for anybody to wear a three-piece suit in Brazil. In Portugal, the word for a suit is different (fato). Since I am not in Brazil, I get to wear three-piece suits without people thinking I am an alien.


Oh, and for those that love unique handmade things, socks were a gift from an Italian friend. His uncle owns two small stores in Rome; the charm of the socks comes from the fact that his uncle mixes the colors for every batch of socks himself, and thus there is no standardization. I can't get socks exactly like this even if I wanted to.

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upr_crust

Connoisseur
After a day yesterday of clouds and rain, the sun has returned to NYC, along with seasonable temperatures, making it possible to dress up.

Someone recently asked about my watch - specifically, about my Cartier watch, which spent an inordinate amount of time at Cartier, getting a new watch band. I've included it in the close up shot, so that Cartier's efforts (and my cash for those efforts) can be appreciated.

A friend also inquired as to what I might look like, wearing a cowboy hat. As I have only one Stetson that might qualify as "cowboy", I've included it in today's photos, although it is rather at odds with the rest of my attire.

Finally, I had occasion, this past weekend, to observe the flowering trees in park spaces all over Manhattan - a trek conducted almost entirely on foot, some ten miles of it, from Murray Hill to Grant's Tomb, and back again. A couple of shots from that excursion are included, if only to prove that I can breathe without wearing a tie, and that I indeed own jeans.

Suit - Paul Stuart
Shirt - Brooks Brothers MTM
Tie - Charvet
Cufflinks - The Persian Shop, NYC
Braces & face mask - New & Lingwood
Pocket square - Ede & Ravenscroft
Shoes - Harris, via Barney's NYC
Hat - Stetson

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upr_crust

Connoisseur
The weather in NYC has remained dry, albeit not sunny, this afternoon, and seasonably warm - something that will change by tomorrow, apparently, getting colder and wetter over the next two days.

Today's attire is composed of some odd scraps of things - today's tie is from a formal set (it came with a matching cummerbund, neither tie nor cummerbund I have worn often, if at all), and today's cufflinks were a sale item from a shopping spree long ago in London. At least the socks are new - from Paul Stuart's warehouse sale pop-up store in the old Roosevelt Hotel building.

Suit - Paul Stuart/Phineas Cole
Shirt - Brooks Brothers
Tie - Paul Stuart
Cufflinks - Harvie & Hudson, London
Braces - Lewin
Pocket square - Brooks Brothers
Shoes - J. Fitzpatrick
Face mask - New & Lingwood
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upr_crust

Connoisseur
The weather in NYC today cannot decide whether it is winter or spring, or whether it is sunny, cloudy, or rainy - we've experienced flashes of all aspects of the possibilities over the last hour or so. Certainly, the coldness will stay with us for the afternoon, hence the inclusion of a lightweight topcoat, a scarf, and a hat to the mix.

Suit - Paul Stuart/Phineas Cole
Shirt - Brooks Brothers
Tie - J Press
Cufflinks - Saks Off Fifth
Braces - Lewin
Pocket square - Ede & Ravenscroft, London
Shoes - Carmina
Topcoat - Trywhitt
Hat - Selentino
Scarf - Paul Stuart
Face mask - New & Lingwood

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eagle2250

Connoisseur/Curmudgeon Emeritus - Moderator
The weather in NYC today cannot decide whether it is winter or spring, or whether it is sunny, cloudy, or rainy - we've experienced flashes of all aspects of the possibilities over the last hour or so. Certainly, the coldness will stay with us for the afternoon, hence the inclusion of a lightweight topcoat, a scarf, and a hat to the mix.

Suit - Paul Stuart/Phineas Cole
Shirt - Brooks Brothers
Tie - J Press
Cufflinks - Saks Off Fifth
Braces - Lewin
Pocket square - Ede & Ravenscroft, London
Shoes - Carmina
Topcoat - Trywhitt
Hat - Selentino
Scarf - Paul Stuart
Face mask - New & Lingwood

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You are looking spledid today, as you always do. My friend, I look at you in your handsome Topcoat and scarf, with your gloves in hand and I look through my study's window and see the heat shimmering on our front porch. It's registering 93 degrees out there now and I can but sit here in the air conditioning and envy your and your wardrobing options to deal with the climatic chaos you describe in your opening statement! :( Alas it must be true, the grass always seems greener on the other side...LOL. ;)
 

upr_crust

Connoisseur
The weather in NYC is trending warmer, after a cool-ish weekend, though it is still rather overcast today - whether or not I will need sunglasses when I go out later remains to be seen.

The only new item of attire included in today's ensemble are the socks, bargains from the Paul Stuart warehouse sale pop-up shop diagonally across Madison Ave. from the main store.

Suit & face mask - New & Lingwood
Shirt - Tyrwhitt
Tie & braces - Brooks Brothers
Cufflinks - Deakin & Francis via New & Lingwood
Pocket square - no name brand
Shoes - Crockett & Jones private label for Paul Stuart - Stuart's Choice

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upr_crust

Connoisseur
The weather in NYC today is sunny, warm and pleasant, requiring a summer weight suit, at best. Digging into the archives, I found today's suit, which I've not worn in some 18 months. Happily, it still fits - lucky me.

Suit - Paul Stuart/Phineas Cole
Shirt - Brooks Brothers
Tie - Paul Stuart
Braces - Albert Thurston, via Paul Stuart
Cufflinks - Benson & Clegg, London
Pocket square - Robert Talbott
Shoes - Crockett & Jones, via Ede & Ravenscroft, London
Face mask - New & Lingwood

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Fading Fast

Connoisseur
The weather in NYC today is sunny, warm and pleasant, requiring a summer weight suit, at best. Digging into the archives, I found today's suit, which I've not worn in some 18 months. Happily, it still fits - lucky me.

Suit - Paul Stuart/Phineas Cole
Shirt - Brooks Brothers
Tie - Paul Stuart
Braces - Albert Thurston, via Paul Stuart
Cufflinks - Benson & Clegg, London
Pocket square - Robert Talbott
Shoes - Crockett & Jones, via Ede & Ravenscroft, London
Face mask - New & Lingwood

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My first thought: "Hey, I remember that suit. I always liked how you can appreciate its involved pattern up close, but at a few paces, it fades into a more conservative look."

My second thought: "I know way too much about @upr_crust wardrobe if I remember suits from a year-and-half ago - I need to get a life."

Third thought: "I really do like that suit though."

Fourth thought: "Sigh."
 

upr_crust

Connoisseur
After a day away, due to the predicted monsoon of yesterday (and it did pour buckets for a short period, mid-afternoon yesterday in NYC), the weather has returned to winter, temporarily. I am taking advantage, and getting one last wearing of one of my favorite suits in, before it goes to the cleaners, and then into hibernation for the spring/summer season. I've paired it with a tie that I've owned for some 20+ years, and cufflinks that I almost never wear (they're a bit formal - and blingy - to pair with most suits, but today's suit can handle them).

Suit - Paul Stuart/Phineas Cole
Shirt - Ike Behar
Tie - Lewin
Cufflinks - Tyrwhitt
Braces & face mask - New & Lingwood
Pocket square - Brooks Brothers
Shoes - Bergdorf Goodman house brand
Overcoat - Turnbull & Asser
Scarf - Ede & Ravenscroft
Hat - Lock, London

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upr_crust

Connoisseur
The weather in NYC has warmed up a bit, though it is very breezy, and it is Friday, so some relaxation of the dress code might be permitted, especially after yesterday's grandly formal ensemble. I am hoping that the combo provides the right amount of insulation for the afternoon and evening - the addition of the suede waistcoat was a last minute addition, with insulation in mind.

Sports jacket - Paul Stuart/Phineas Cole
Shirt, tie, suede waistcoat, trousers & pocket square - Brooks Brothers
Boots - Cobbler Union
Cap - Paul Stuart
Face mask - New & Lingwood

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upr_crust

Connoisseur
It's been a week since I've last posted, which feels like longer, simply from the lack of force of habit. My husband has been off work this week, on a "staycation" (a common occurrence these days), and we've not had occasion to dress up, until this evening (dinner out at our local Italian hangout).

The weather has been changeable, to say the least, this week - cool, warm, sunny, rainy, sometimes within the same day. Today is cool-ish, and very breezy, so I am taking this opportunity to wear one of my latest fall/winter ensembles before it becomes much to warm to comfortably don it. Added to the mix are a new pair of braces, patterned with figures from a Gustav Klimt painting, which only arrived last Friday afternoon.

Sports jacket & face mask - New & Lingwood
Shirt - Brooks Brothers
Tie - Andrew's Ties
Braces - Albert Thurston
Pocket square – vintage and no brand name
Trousers - Paul Stuart
Shoes - Santoni, via Nordstrom's

Included in the photos are a couple of casual shots - one from the Brooklyn Botanical Gardens, the other from Gantry State Park, in Queens - foreign travel for Manhattanites . . .

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eagle2250

Connoisseur/Curmudgeon Emeritus - Moderator
It's been a week since I've last posted, which feels like longer, simply from the lack of force of habit. My husband has been off work this week, on a "staycation" (a common occurrence these days), and we've not had occasion to dress up, until this evening (dinner out at our local Italian hangout).

The weather has been changeable, to say the least, this week - cool, warm, sunny, rainy, sometimes within the same day. Today is cool-ish, and very breezy, so I am taking this opportunity to wear one of my latest fall/winter ensembles before it becomes much to warm to comfortably don it. Added to the mix are a new pair of braces, patterned with figures from a Gustav Klimt painting, which only arrived last Friday afternoon.

Sports jacket & face mask - New & Lingwood
Shirt - Brooks Brothers
Tie - Andrew's Ties
Braces - Albert Thurston
Pocket square – vintage and no brand name
Trousers - Paul Stuart
Shoes - Santoni, via Nordstrom's

Included in the photos are a couple of casual shots - one from the Brooklyn Botanical Gardens, the other from Gantry State Park, in Queens - foreign travel for Manhattanites . . .

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As seems to happen so frequently when viewing your photo-montages, my friend, I find myself inspired. In this case, it is the blue suede shoes you are wearing in the final lifestyle picture. I have a pair of blue suede shoes that I put in the box several years back and haven't seen them since. Today's quest will be to find those shoes and wear them before this weekend is out! Thank you for the inspiration and have a great day. ;)
 

upr_crust

Connoisseur
It's an overcast, warm and humid day today in NYC, with threat of rain by the evening, and I'm meeting a former colleague for lunch local to my apartment, so something casual was called for.

I've not worn today's shoes in much too long, so today's attire was built around them, more or less, with the inclusion of some silly socks.

Shirt & trousers - Brooks Brothers
Shoes & cap - Paul Stuart
Face mask - New & Lingwood

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upr_crust

Connoisseur
The weather is overcast in NYC, and is seasonably cool, making the wearing of a suit not a painful prospect. Initially, I had wanted to wear a new pair of Albert Thurston braces, in dark red, with this suit, but the combos of braces, suit and tie never worked out to my satisfaction, thus I ended up with this two-color combination of blue and white - a bit sedate for my usual Technicolor approach to attire, but sometimes one needs to go with that which works, rather than that which one thinks should work.

Suit - Paul Stuart/Phineas Cole
Shirt - Tyrwhitt
Tie & braces - Paul Stuart
Cufflinks - Tiffany's
Pocket square - no name brand
Shoes - Gaziano & Girling for Paul Stuart
Face mask - New & Lingwood

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Fading Fast

Connoisseur
The weather is overcast in NYC, and is seasonably cool, making the wearing of a suit not a painful prospect. Initially, I had wanted to wear a new pair of Albert Thurston braces, in dark red, with this suit, but the combos of braces, suit and tie never worked out to my satisfaction, thus I ended up with this two-color combination of blue and white - a bit sedate for my usual Technicolor approach to attire, but sometimes one needs to go with that which works, rather than that which one thinks should work.

Suit - Paul Stuart/Phineas Cole
Shirt - Tyrwhitt
Tie & braces - Paul Stuart
Cufflinks - Tiffany's
Pocket square - no name brand
Shoes - Gaziano & Girling for Paul Stuart
Face mask - New & Lingwood

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Beautiful suit, beautiful material - really, really like it. Also, really like the combo. Pants look long or perhaps you hadn't "hiked them up" properly for the pic.
 

upr_crust

Connoisseur
The weather in NYC has cooled down, become sunny and quite dry - a perfect day in which to squeeze another wearing of what is ostensibly a winter suit - one of my newer acquisitions from the past sale season this year.

When laying out my clothes for today, I did want to avoid using a white shirt with this suit, only as I've worn this suit with white shirts exclusively, so far. I tried a couple of small-scale patterns - narrow stripes and graph checks - and did not care for the effect it had with the bold windowpane check of the suit, but a solid blue shirt seemed to do the trick nicely. It also provides a nice color contrast with the rust/orange of the tie, and the warm earthen colors of today's braces - their second wearing, and I've included a second photo in order to better show off their pattern.

I've also included a couple of shots of the very clear views of midtown and downtown Manhattan from my living room this morning

Suit - Paul Stuart/Phineas Cole
Shirt - Brooks Brothers
Tie - Charvet, via Saks Fifth Avenue
Cufflinks - The Persian Shop, NYC
Braces - Albert Thurston
Pocket square - Ashear
Shoes - Paul Stuart house brand
Hat - Laird, London
Face mask - New & Lingwood

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