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    Originally posted by Shomas View Post
    Me today:



    Suit: J Crew Factory
    Shirt: Bonobos
    Tie: Rooster
    Tie bar: The Tie Bar
    Shoes: AE
    Watch: Timex/J Crew strap
    PS: Hugo Boss

    This is my first go with this oxford Thompson suit all put together. I Think I'm pretty happy with it, altogether, though I think the pants could stand to be slimmed down a bit.
    Agree regarding the pants. Looks outstanding though. I have a high tolerance for color but maybe a splash of a different shade? Burgundy perhaps? Totally a personal thing though.
    "Waste no time arguing what a good man should be. Be one." – Marcus Aurelius

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      At the tailor - pants are actually hemmed better than they appear. Pocket square stopped behaving, it was actually just folded straight across.

      details on the pants: http://imageshack.us/a/img4/1831/gebx.jpg
      Jacket: BR Linen/Cotton
      Shirt: Thomas Mason for BR (thrifted, a tad loose around the neck but i like the fabric)
      Pants: Bonobos lightweight pants
      Shoes: RL Innswood

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        Yesterday and today.

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          Originally posted by Sigtweed Corduroy View Post
          Agree regarding the pants. Looks outstanding though. I have a high tolerance for color but maybe a splash of a different shade? Burgundy perhaps? Totally a personal thing though.
          Thanks. I had a similar thought regarding the color, actually. Unfortunately, my ties are either blue or for one reason or another don't really work here. So I went with this thick navy knit number that at least has some contrasting texture (which doesn't show up in the photo). Then into this first world problem scenario steps the Knottery today with a 50% off code that gets me a burgundy grenadine for $30ish. I could swear the universe is conspiring to fill my closet and empty my bank account.

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            Disagree pretty strongly with the idea that Shomas' (awesome) outfit would benefit from a small injection of color. He's pulling off the monochromatic/color family look exceptionally well here. Changing only 1 of the shirt, tie, or PS would to be doing less with more. I could see an argument for changing all three, or both the tie and the PS, but then you'd essentially be changing the whole outfit rather than just tweaking it. No tweaks necessary, imo.

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              Vicious, I like the shirt and pants look, it makes navy pants work!
              Shomas - I like the look, I tend to dress very blue/blue/blue so it works for me!
              PJ - I think MarkB already addressed it but your outfit feels a bit jumbled and maybe it's just me but the colors don't sit well together. Pants do look nicely tailored though and the shirt looks like it fits, which is awesome! I would have no idea on how to wear those shoes so good luck, and more power to you for having the guts to pull it off.

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                Originally posted by Shomas View Post
                Me today:



                Suit: J Crew Factory
                Shirt: Bonobos
                Tie: Rooster
                Tie bar: The Tie Bar
                Shoes: AE
                Watch: Timex/J Crew strap
                PS: Hugo Boss

                This is my first go with this oxford Thompson suit all put together. I Think I'm pretty happy with it, altogether, though I think the pants could stand to be slimmed down a bit.
                Very nice ensemble.

                Question, I've noticed that your blazers fit exceptionally well, do you have them all tailored or are they OTR fits?
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                  Long time reader, silent judger, first time poster (in wiwt)

                  Had a wedding last weekend. First real occasion to dress up in a while (I'm a grad student otherwise)





                  Not sure what I should have done for a PS, but not super happy with what I used.

                  Shirt: Ratio
                  Suit: JCF
                  Tie, bar, cuf knots: tie bar
                  Shoes: AE seconds (you can't see the lacing but I assure you it was bar, with minimal gap :P)
                  Watch: Orient

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                    BJ and Shomas, looking killer. BJ, linen feels good in the heat, doesn't it? Shomas, I like the monochromatic look now and again, too. But I have that red grenadine tie from the knottery, and it would look good with that suit, too.

                    LosRockets, I like the jacket. Is that shirt worth it even on discount? What kind of fabric are we talking about? Like smooth as the soles of a baby's foot or something?

                    Vicious, I love yesterday.

                    JonB, looks great. Purple and navy is a great combination. Is the jacket a bit tight? Maybe that's just you holding the phone up.

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                      @BB: The shirt was worth it for $10 for a color I don't already have (it's a light brown/beige/white gingham where the white squares have a raised texture). It's not as soft as the J Crew Thomas Mason fabric for some reason but it's decent. Honestly I probably should have said I like the pattern and not the fabric, as the fabric is nothing special. Also, BR doesn't collar w/ Thomas Mason anymore, this is from Holiday 08 (per the tag) but was in excellent condition. I thought it'd look nice with navy jackets and I think it does.

                      Also, as a side note, loving linen. I was at the tailor picking up a pair of linen pants I had tailored to look non-harem-y (a linen/cotton blend from BR I picked up on ebay for $15), and love my linen/cotton BR shirts.

                      JonB: Everything that BB said. Except I think he meant burgundy.

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                        Originally posted by Manny De La Cruz View Post
                        Very nice ensemble.

                        Question, I've noticed that your blazers fit exceptionally well, do you have them all tailored or are they OTR fits?
                        Thank you. Mostly off the rack, though I do need to have the sleeves shortened most of the time. Sometimes BR is close enough, J Crew/Factory almost always requires shortening, Uniqlo requires some to a lot of shortening, other outlets are hit-or-miss (but mostly miss). Apparently I'm shaped like your average 38R mannequin, except for my T-Rex arms.

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                          Originally posted by BB View Post
                          JonB, looks great. Purple and navy is a great combination. Is the jacket a bit tight? Maybe that's just you holding the phone up.
                          Thanks! It was a little tight (but exaggerated in the pict). The 38 was super baggy and the 36 a little tight, so I probably should get it tailored, but for how cheap it was, meh.

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                            Took the family to a parade today.

                            Shirt: Merona Tailored Fit
                            Shorts: Merona
                            Watch: Timex
                            Shoes ProKeds
                            Countryside Man of Letters

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                              Originally posted by BB View Post
                              Shomas, I like the monochromatic look now and again, too. But I have that red grenadine tie from the knottery, and it would look good with that suit, too. ***
                              JonB, looks great.
                              Thanks. My problem is that I've gone from "now and again" to "every damn day." I've become a blue on blue on blue mad man and I should probably dial it back. Funny how my interpretation of "dial it back" involves spending more money...

                              JonB, I agree that your getup looks great. I went to a wedding a couple of years ago with the intention of looking like that. I spent some cash on it and...failed. The missus is OK with the pics and nobody escorted me out of the reception, so I don't grind my teeth about it every night, but I look back in (mild) disappointment. You did a damn fine job and probably spent less (bastard), so take a victory lap.

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                                Originally posted by JonB View Post
                                Thanks! It was a little tight (but exaggerated in the pict). The 38 was super baggy and the 36 a little tight, so I probably should get it tailored, but for how cheap it was, meh.
                                Well, it certainly looks fine, and altogether it looks great. Nicely done.

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