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« Reply #6160 on: May 25, 2019, 10:59:42 AM »
Cheers lads.
Itís funny how your threads affect your mood. Last week I packed for three days on a job site. Day one I was wearing a tried and trusted outfit - no probs. Day 2 Iíd tried a new combination of some existing threads and it just wasnít working for me. Felt out-of-sorts all day and was constantly fiddling and fidgeting with tie, hoisting up strides etc. Day 3 I wore this and my mood completely improved, confidence boosted cos I knew it had come together well. Stepped out with an extra spring in my stride. Thatís what we aim for all the time and among the hits and misses sometimes it just feels right!

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« Reply #6161 on: May 25, 2019, 03:41:07 PM »
Cheers lads.
Itís funny how your threads affect your mood. Last week I packed for three days on a job site. Day one I was wearing a tried and trusted outfit - no probs. Day 2 Iíd tried a new combination of some existing threads and it just wasnít working for me. Felt out-of-sorts all day and was constantly fiddling and fidgeting with tie, hoisting up strides etc. Day 3 I wore this and my mood completely improved, confidence boosted cos I knew it had come together well. Stepped out with an extra spring in my stride. Thatís what we aim for all the time and among the hits and misses sometimes it just feels right!

The same used to happen to me when there was a stricter dress code at my job. Anyway, I reckon that for people like us that feeling of hitting the sartorial mark means an extra boost on everyday life. Same when a new garment arrives home and it fits you just right. Bang.

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« Reply #6162 on: June 06, 2019, 04:54:37 AM »
That's a really cool look look Rod. Difficult for me to tell what colour the trews are, If they're not black, I have an excellent pair of blue dessies that I think would look great with that look
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« Reply #6163 on: June 09, 2019, 01:23:05 PM »
That's a really cool look look Rod. Difficult for me to tell what colour the trews are, If they're not black, I have an excellent pair of blue dessies that I think would look great with that look

Strides were a dark navy.
I have black dessies and for some time have been regretting that I didnít get them in navy. This was probably at the tail end of that time in my life when the default colour for a lot of things I bought, particularly shoes, was black. When the black ones wear out Iíll get navy but the bloody things are indestructible!

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« Reply #6164 on: June 10, 2019, 09:22:37 AM »
That's a really cool look look Rod. Difficult for me to tell what colour the trews are, If they're not black, I have an excellent pair of blue dessies that I think would look great with that look

Strides were a dark navy.
I have black dessies and for some time have been regretting that I didnít get them in navy. This was probably at the tail end of that time in my life when the default colour for a lot of things I bought, particularly shoes, was black. When the black ones wear out Iíll get navy but the bloody things are indestructible!

On another subject, I've got the same RL seersucker strides you're sporting in your last blog entry. I find a bit odd that many folks here swear by their seersucker jackets but wouldn't be seen dead in a pair of seersucker trousers. I find them a smart summer alternative, but then you & I live in humid, hot zones (well, half year or so here, anyway), so we can wear them often.

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« Reply #6165 on: June 11, 2019, 12:05:05 PM »
That's a really cool look look Rod. Difficult for me to tell what colour the trews are, If they're not black, I have an excellent pair of blue dessies that I think would look great with that look

Strides were a dark navy.
I have black dessies and for some time have been regretting that I didnít get them in navy. This was probably at the tail end of that time in my life when the default colour for a lot of things I bought, particularly shoes, was black. When the black ones wear out Iíll get navy but the bloody things are indestructible!

On another subject, I've got the same RL seersucker strides you're sporting in your last blog entry. I find a bit odd that many folks here swear by their seersucker jackets but wouldn't be seen dead in a pair of seersucker trousers. I find them a smart summer alternative, but then you & I live in humid, hot zones (well, half year or so here, anyway), so we can wear them often.

Yeah I often mention various stuff Iíve acquired that I wouldnít be caught dead wearing in the cold and rainy north east England where I grew up. Seersucker strides are a useful alternative to linen strides (or shorts!) in the heat of summer but I doubt either would be in my wardrobe if I still lived at home!

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« Reply #6166 on: June 11, 2019, 02:56:53 PM »
That's a really cool look look Rod. Difficult for me to tell what colour the trews are, If they're not black, I have an excellent pair of blue dessies that I think would look great with that look

Strides were a dark navy.
I have black dessies and for some time have been regretting that I didnít get them in navy. This was probably at the tail end of that time in my life when the default colour for a lot of things I bought, particularly shoes, was black. When the black ones wear out Iíll get navy but the bloody things are indestructible!

On another subject, I've got the same RL seersucker strides you're sporting in your last blog entry. I find a bit odd that many folks here swear by their seersucker jackets but wouldn't be seen dead in a pair of seersucker trousers. I find them a smart summer alternative, but then you & I live in humid, hot zones (well, half year or so here, anyway), so we can wear them often.

Yeah I often mention various stuff Iíve acquired that I wouldnít be caught dead wearing in the cold and rainy north east England where I grew up. Seersucker strides are a useful alternative to linen strides (or shorts!) in the heat of summer but I doubt either would be in my wardrobe if I still lived at home!

Seersucker has an advantage over linen, IMO, it's not so prone to wrinkles. It's true that some linen items look good even crumpled, but I get pretty nervous if I'm wearing something with too many wrinkles. My sprezzatura don't go that far!

Anyway, there's weather/season-appropiate clobber, and a gent knows -or should know- when to wear a garment: no white Levi's in Stockholm or Moscow's winter, no tweed jackets in Almeria's summer, or in Tenerife year-round  ;D

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Re: The What Are You Wearing Thread
« Reply #6167 on: June 12, 2019, 10:19:21 AM »
I actually find seersucker tricky to iron. Those strides are meant to hold a crease but if you press down with the iron you flatten out all the puckering in the white stripes which is sorta the reason youíre wearing them!

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« Reply #6168 on: June 12, 2019, 02:01:16 PM »
Big fan of seersucker here....


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« Reply #6169 on: June 12, 2019, 02:24:38 PM »
I have 3 Seersucker jackets, but never had interest in the trousers. I guess wearing the trousers alone wouldn't be a bad look for some,  but wearing a entire suit looks too "Gatsby" to me...
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