This jacket fits so well, I want to wear it every day.

This jacket fits so well, I want to wear it every day.

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Experimenting with lighting.
I didn’t frame well, or my pocket square would be more in the shot.
The tie is from The Knottery.

Experimenting with lighting.

I didn’t frame well, or my pocket square would be more in the shot.

The tie is from The Knottery.

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theodinspire said: How tall are you?

About 6’1”.
The two blue blazers barely covered the model’s ass and the body was barely longer than the sleeves. It is probably the aspect of the current trendy look that I like the least.
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This episode of the Alton Browncast with Sid Mashburn has re-piqued my interest in menswear.

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My style, at its highest, is most like Doug Guggenheim. I like suspenders. He’s often in a spread collar. He doesn’t shy away from a great double breasted suit.
Clyde Overholt is too prone to a douche-y shirt.
I wouldn’t dream of aspiring to Marty Kaan.

My style, at its highest, is most like Doug Guggenheim. I like suspenders. He’s often in a spread collar. He doesn’t shy away from a great double breasted suit.

Clyde Overholt is too prone to a douche-y shirt.

I wouldn’t dream of aspiring to Marty Kaan.

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'suckering
Sometimes, you just have to wear a seersucker suit. This is very casually put together, with the pink OCBD and copper knit tie. I can only get away with this because I work from home.

'suckering

Sometimes, you just have to wear a seersucker suit. This is very casually put together, with the pink OCBD and copper knit tie. I can only get away with this because I work from home.

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I’m not 100% sure what I should do with this Tumblr.

My style has stabilized. I never properly examined its evolution. The more embarrassing moments are lost to my memory. I should’ve recorded them. 

Alas, here I sit, in a Lands End Canvas sweatshirt and shorts, having settled on the compromise of quality for the cheapness of their wares. Do I have anything more to share? 

I am unsure.

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Is a tuxedo t-shirt with notch lapels more of a no-no than a tuxedo t-shirt with peak or shawl lapels?

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Fitting
Ah, the benefits of losing weight. I had to stow this Cantarelli jacket when I gained too much weight to wear it without excessive strain at the button point. 
I’m undecided if the wool knit tie is too incoherent with the warm weather jacket. I just can’t stomach saying good-bye to all my burgundy ties for the season.

Fitting

Ah, the benefits of losing weight. I had to stow this Cantarelli jacket when I gained too much weight to wear it without excessive strain at the button point. 

I’m undecided if the wool knit tie is too incoherent with the warm weather jacket. I just can’t stomach saying good-bye to all my burgundy ties for the season.

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Cleaning

Chief Wiggum was wrong, you can get chocolate out. 

I was baking and neglected to put on an apron. The top photo shows the result of this negligence. As one of my workhorse shirts, I really didn’t want to sacrifice it to the baking gods, even if the resultant cake was very good.

I refused to resign myself and the shirt to this chocolatey fate and deployed my favourite laundry weapon: OxiClean. I’m not one to wantonly tout a brand, but this stuff really works.

First, I made a concentrated slurry out of the powder that I put directly on the stain. I let that sit for about two hours. Then I soaked the shirt overnight in the concentration recommended for ‘tough laundry stains.’ Finally, I did a cold water wash. There is no trace of the chocolate.

Note: Sorry for the wildly different colour cast. I was shooting under quite different lighting conditions. Trust me that this is the same shirt.

Shades of Grey
It’s actually a light blue OCBD and a dark navy tie. Some Lightroom fuckery has generated this result.

Shades of Grey

It’s actually a light blue OCBD and a dark navy tie. Some Lightroom fuckery has generated this result.

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Not for me

Polo shirts.

I don’t aspire to look like a prep. I’ve cribbed chinos in loud colours and  madras shorts and trousers from the preppy handbook. I can’t mess with polos, lest I transform into full prep.

It’s just not for me.

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Fitting
This suit was absent from my rotation for a while. Why? I got too fat to wear it. Simple as that. I’d been putting on weight for a while, mostly due to stress eating. I quietly consigned the suit to the closet, with a slight bit of shame, but not changing my eating habits. The turning point came when my neck got too fat to comfortably button up my pink Brooks Brothers OCBD. I finally acknowledged that I needed to make a change. 
So, about six weeks and 30lbs later, the shirt fits and the tweed suit will be a short-lived part of my cool spring wardrobe.
I put this together acknowledging that Toronto is having a cool spring, but with the flowery pocket square to represent my hope for warmer days, even though that’ll mean the suit will again be out of rotation, although this time for happier reasons.

Fitting

This suit was absent from my rotation for a while. Why? I got too fat to wear it. Simple as that. I’d been putting on weight for a while, mostly due to stress eating. I quietly consigned the suit to the closet, with a slight bit of shame, but not changing my eating habits. The turning point came when my neck got too fat to comfortably button up my pink Brooks Brothers OCBD. I finally acknowledged that I needed to make a change. 

So, about six weeks and 30lbs later, the shirt fits and the tweed suit will be a short-lived part of my cool spring wardrobe.

I put this together acknowledging that Toronto is having a cool spring, but with the flowery pocket square to represent my hope for warmer days, even though that’ll mean the suit will again be out of rotation, although this time for happier reasons.

Surviving

This is a Lands’ End shawl collar sweater in a cotton-wool-linen blend. Obviously, it should not go in the washing machine. Unfortunately, in the rush of a post-vacation launder it wound up in there. Once I realized what happened - thankfully, prior to it going in the dryer - I was heart-broken. I live in this sweater through fall, winter and early spring. 

However, the heartbreak was premature, as you can see. The sweater survived. In fact, as it was starting to bag out a bit, the wash actually tightened it back up. Of course, the wash almost certainly shortened its life and I won’t be repeating the mistake.

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In B&W
Before I had kids, I was really into photography. Now, five years later, I’m getting back into it; taking photos for their own sake. This means I’m probably going to play around with my wiwt shots a bit more. 
Although I started doing this just for fun it made something apparent to me: viewing an outfit in black & white helps judge pattern mixing better. By removing the different colours, you can focus on the shapes of the patterns. 

In B&W

Before I had kids, I was really into photography. Now, five years later, I’m getting back into it; taking photos for their own sake. This means I’m probably going to play around with my wiwt shots a bit more. 

Although I started doing this just for fun it made something apparent to me: viewing an outfit in black & white helps judge pattern mixing better. By removing the different colours, you can focus on the shapes of the patterns. 

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