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Christmas fit. Took the picture in a hurry; there are a bunch of weird tucks to the fabric of the jacket & pants that stand out in this that weren't really present in person.


  • I think you're mostly making this work, but two things I don't like. The first I've never seen before, but why are your wool pants so fitted, like a skinny jean? They hug you at the things and actually seem to taper downward, making your sweet Grensons look like clown shoes. I don't like that look, especially combined with the multilayered heaviness of your top; I think I'd recommend these Gap x Ovadia & Sons pants seen here over them for the look you're trying to go for http://simplerman.com/2012/11/29/adding-trendy-to-classic/.

    Second, why cheapen an overall good combination with tacky wrist jewelry? It's like, wow "cool, casual, sophisticated" and then BAM! "A&F college student". Obviously you can tell I'm not a fan of most wrist jewelry on men, so take that as you will.

    All this IMHO of course.

    Posted by NYOBNNINY on December 31, 2012.
  • I meant to write below, "at the knees."

    Posted by NYOBNNINY on December 31, 2012.
  • Thanks for all of the input! Looking at it now I definitely agree that the pants/shoes combo is odd and if I wear those pants I will do so with a much slimmer shoe in the future. They are actually kind of a home tailoring experiment; I wanted to try a heavyish wool trouser that was rather slim but it definitely looks off with a larger shoe (that was among the first times I had put on the Grensons, so I'm still getting a feel for it). On the jewelry, they are actually wristbands from some music festivals. I agree that they look tacky but they hold a lot of sentimental value and are conversation pieces to be sure. I have been having a hard time talking myself into getting rid of them.

    Posted by DoubleTrump on January 3, 2013.

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