afistfulofstyle replied to your photoset: Coherent? There is a potentially incoherent…

You’re a #menswear blogger sitting at a table but NOT drinking an espresso shot taken with instagram?

I finished my Pitti Uomo flavoured ice cream cone right before taking these.

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 afistfulofstyle replied to your photo: Wearing tweed I was so excited when this ebay win…

dig. you’ve been really rocking the pink lately. I had never really considered pink & brown, but this looks pretty awesome.

Yeah. I’ve really decided it’s the colour for me. I think light pink it’s just as versatile as light blue. It also looks really great with this new (to me) burgundy pin dot.

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All the magazines absolutely butcher formalwear. From the GQ (blogger aided) crusade against the cummerbund (also facial hair for some reason) to Esquire saying this multi-break disaster, you can’t trust the #mmsm (#menswear mainstream media).

I’ve been wary of GQ since one of their style videos, hosted by the undeniably stylish Adam Rapaport, suggested wearing a double breasted suit with a v-neck t-shirt. I had to double-check that I wasn’t watching the ‘How to Dress Like a Total D-Bag’ video.

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This is the conversation I have with myself all the time. Wearing a shirt with buttons puts you in the top quartile of formality in Portland ME, a jacket and tie is easily top 1-3%. The CBD model has virtually 0 relation to my life.

I do take a degree of inspiration from CBD. It’s the most rigidly rule based approach and I think the rules make sense of departure from the rules, if that makes sense. It’s been noted that style is what sets apart a superstar athlete from a journeyman, both of whom have to play by the rules. Those of us interest in #menswear obviously don’t have such rigid rules, but rather guidelines; including, but not limited to, CBD.

Conservative Business Dress

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I like the idea, but it looks not quite right without looking specifically “experimental” (for lack of a better term). If it’s working for you, yay. If you’re still on the fence at the end of the day, nay.

I like it, but am still on the fence about it. That’s why I was looking for some #menswear input. 

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afistfulofstyle replied to your post: Finally back on
I actually had noticed that you hadn’t been around much lately. Welcome back. Sorry bout the password.

Thanks. I actually changed the password on my computer because of that xkcd comic.

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afistfulofstyle replied to your photo:   I brought this spread collar shirt with me to…
Home run? Out of the mutha-funkin park! Whereabouts if I might inquire?

Camden Lock Market, my friend. Thanks for the suggestion. I also got a burgundy wool knit tie. Both were in a nightmarish bin of knit ties all twisted and wrapped together. The second I touched this one I immediately knew it was silk, having learned from Mr. Internetz about the crunchy feel of silk knit. 

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afistfulofstyle replied to your photo: Indeed. I was initially bothered by the buttoned…
I’ve read on ASW that an old trad style of bespoke suits were actually designed to have the bottom button buttoned. Cue “the more you know” music & star. asuitablewardrobe.dynen…

Thanks for this. It’ll be a great one to throw at people when they parrot the ‘bottom button undone’ rule. I’d love to see a side-by-side comparison of a jacket made to button and one made not to be buttoned.

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afistfulofstyle replied to your post: Popped collar
Popped collar is never okay. Popped jacket lapel is okay under the following circumstances. 1: it’s below 30 degrees, 2: winds of at least 10mph, 3: you’re outside, 4: you’re wearing a scarf. Otherwise, no popping, ever.

For my fellow Canadians, that’s -1 degrees and 16 kph, which translates into about -6 with the ‘wind chill.’ At such temperatures, I’ll usually have some sort of outerwear.

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