What Are You Wearing Today?

belinmad

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Way too limited, you need plenty of peacock stripes and checks to distinguish yourself from the corporate herd. For business: white is stark, serious and for when you want to show them you're definitely not their friend. Blue is warmer and more friendly for more amicable negotiations.
No stripes and most definitely no checks in Finance. Unless you have a Gordon Gekko fetish.
 

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more white shirts. And the safari jacket someone didn’t like.
 

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Great jacket. The shirt looks cream to me in this lighting - which I think is another great staple, along with a white shirt.

But don’t you think you should stuff 12 pocket squares into your left hip pocket as well, for symmetry’s sake?

didnt think of that. I will next time.
Which also brings a point that I think is interesting - aren’t pictures where everything is perfect a bit artificial? Same as with the previous comment on boots and rain - I am wearing a safari jacket which has big pockets, stuffed with mask, keys, scarf, wallet, hand sanitizer, headphones, etc. The pic is bound to look imperfect, but as a consequence of the normal functional use of the garment, no?
 
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didnt think of that. I will next time.
Which also brings a point that I think is interesting - aren’t pictures where everything is perfect a bit artificial? Same as with the previous comment on boots and rain - I am wearing a safari jacket which has big pockets, stuffed with mask, keys, scarf, wallet, hand sanitizer, headphones, etc. The pic is bound to look imperfect, but as a consequence of the normal functional use of the garment, no?
Absolutely. Functionality is the most important aspect in clothing, followed by style/design. If pockets and such were not meant to be used, why would they exist in the first place?

A safari jacket is the ultimate functional outerwear piece - it keeps the rain & wind out, has a ton of storage space, and possibly even epaulettes so bag straps won’t slip off the shoulder.
 

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Absolutely. Functionality is the most important aspect in clothing, followed by style/design. If pockets and such were not meant to be used, why would they exist in the first place?

A safari jacket is the ultimate functional outerwear piece - it keeps the rain & wind out, has a ton of storage space, and possibly even epaulettes so bag straps won’t slip off the shoulder.
The beauty of @belinmad’s safari jacket is that the fabric makes it look completely unlike a safari jacket because it is not in khaki twill. It could be any form of vaguely military looking blouson or smock, which may or may not have epaulettes, but the same kind of pockets and storage. Same protection from wind and wet. Might even have a waterproof-breathable membrane like this one for better wet protection.

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I’ve never put a bag strap under an epaulet. Is this something you do regularly?
 

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Which also brings a point that I think is interesting - aren’t pictures where everything is perfect a bit artificial?

Functionality is the most important aspect in clothing, followed by style/design.

Maybe yes, maybe no. Depends on your aims. A dedicated aesthete may prioritize the image and expression, whereas someone else may prioritize practicality. Or someone may be going for the image of practicality and it would be both.
 

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didnt think of that. I will next time.
Which also brings a point that I think is interesting - aren’t pictures where everything is perfect a bit artificial? Same as with the previous comment on boots and rain - I am wearing a safari jacket which has big pockets, stuffed with mask, keys, scarf, wallet, hand sanitizer, headphones, etc. The pic is bound to look imperfect, but as a consequence of the normal functional use of the garment, no?
It looks a tad short that jacket to me, but I agree unless the heat is on big time, you need a jacket for all your stuff. And if you're getting a RTW jacket altered make sure you've all your bumpf, phones, glass cases and wallet in there when you do, or you'll come a cropper.

Without fail I will always wear a jacket to go to work. I'll ditch a tie in the summer, but never a jacket, ever.
Those white trainers, please resist, don't join the masses.
 

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I’ve never put a bag strap under an epaulet. Is this something you do regularly?
If I have a long commute by foot, I often do if the jacket I’m wearing has epaulettes. I hate the feeling of wearing a strap across my torso, so I tend to hang bag straps on one shoulder only. To prevent the thing from constantly slipping off, I usually place the strap underneath the epaulet. Even though I only have one M-65 that has epaulettes, so it’s not something I do that often.
 

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Trying to emulate (with some variations) that sartorial finn guy

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Brown trousers should be worn more often with navy and blues than it seems to be. I got a couple of pairs of brown trousers to do this more often. Nice look. Shirt works well and the tie fits in nicely. Pocket parrot needs strangling but that is a horses/YMMV for courses issue.
 

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Trying to emulate (with some variations) that sartorial finn guy

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Much better, as you are wearing shoes that contrast more with the trousers.

That sartorial Finn guy has rather agreeable fits overall - not like the usual 20-something-fresh-out-of-university yuppie that Helsinki is full of. I used to joke with one of my friends that in Finland, a suit shows how successful a young man has become - the tighter and shorter the cut, the more successful the wearer must be!
 

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Weekend weekend.
Fun fact: The leather-covered bench in the bottom corner belonged to my great-great-grandfather, who started out as a cobbler in the late 1800’s.
 

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They are from Pini Parma. Very sturdy cotton twill, almost feels & looks like woolen cavalry twill.

Great teba, by the way!
Excellent- they look super comfortable.

And thank you! the Teba was put together by my alterations lady here in London (she is amazing) based on a Justo Gimeno model I own. The hopsack is midnight blue Huddersfield Mock Leno, if Im not mistaken. The cloth is an excellent solution for the warm weather.
 
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