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Back to shirts for a moment.... For the last couple years I've enjoyed looking for inspiration for shirts beyond the standard solid white, blue and pink. I was placing an order for custom Inglese shirts with Greg at NMWA recently and he mentioned that no two of his shirts are alike. I take this same approach when ordering shirts. Variety is the "spice of life" and it makes for a more interesting and varied shirt wardrobe. Do any of you have a close up photo to share of...
SImply cosmetics. They were referred to a "wheat" and "oxblood". No idea why Fender decided to make the switch but it in the early to mid 60's as the popularity of guitars and amps grew Fender seems to have made a number of hardware and cosmetic changes based upon what was available. Even the textured white tolex covering became a smooth texture in it's final stages before being completely phased out to bring on the classic mid-60's black.About the time of changes to the...
A few guys who enjoy (ed) white Fender Bassman amps:
I brought this baby home today. 1962 Fender Bassman, covered in blonde tolex it is 100% original (except for tubes) and even has the original 2 prong plug. Beautiful sound. Clean and clear but then breaks up nicely after 6. This was a favorite of Pete Townshend, Mike Bloomfield and Brian Setzer as well as tons of 60's Surf bands.
That is a very good looking collar TP. That would be my choice for a more elegant, formal suit.For less formal and sport coats, I prefer a soft spread (made with no or very soft interlining) and worn without collar stays for a more relaxed, soft look.
@EFV - Very nice! I prefer the look of spread collar chambray and denim shirts to BD collars. (I think I saw way too many funky GAP denim BD shirts in the 90's ) Ties with warm brown or rust colors seem to look especially smart with chambray or denim shirts. I also like dark gray wool or cashmere for something subtle.
I've owned this corduroy suit for over a year and have yet to wear it as a suit. I've had several corduroy suits in the past and used them 95% of the time as separates or as a suit when traveling in the F/W. I like that they don't show wrinkles and all you need is a knit tie to dress them up a bit. It is fun to show up for dinner in a casual suit when staying in an out of the way or rustic location. A navy suit would look too formal and uptight.
Already headed home before capturing morning cappuccino selfie. Next time @TweedyProf Here is a green corduroy suit and cashmere knit gray tie with an old well-worn denim shirt taken in soft, indirect light so there isn't much contrast. In this pic the shirt looks more like chambray but IRL it has more of the richness of denim. I think you can imagine how a newer looking darker but washed denim would look. It would actually look better with a darker denim. (Note to...
^^^That looks very nice! I like having a few guitars hanging up. They look great and it encourages me to grab one and play it.
@TweedyProf- I will post a denim shirt teed jacket combo for you later today but first, like all true #menswear dudes, I'm sitting in an Italian coffee shop finishing my morning cappuccino.☕️
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