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post #1456 of 2153
Nice work Vox. Glad to finally be included.

I am struck by the complete dirth of pattern in any of the combinations (with limited exceptions...barim's and the first one), mine included. There is pattern only in the shirts in the others listed. Perhaps some have very subtle patterns that are imperceptible from more than a few feet away.

Was this intentional? Are you trying to make a point? Or is this just the new board trend to simplicity?
post #1457 of 2153
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Originally Posted by Mark from Plano View Post
Nice work Vox. Glad to finally be included.

I am struck by the complete dirth of pattern in any of the combinations (with limited exceptions...barim's and the first one), mine included. There is pattern only in the shirts in the others listed. Perhaps some have very subtle patterns that are imperceptible from more than a few feet away.

Was this intentional? Are you trying to make a point? Or is this just the new board trend to simplicity?

I think that summer ensembles tend more to solids than during cooler months. Incontro has put in a strong showing for the antipode, but even though he is dressing for cooler weather, his style is austere. Combine the two and you end up with less pattern this week.

I suspect that we will see more pattern combinations as the Northern Hemisphere eventually turns autumnal.


- B
post #1458 of 2153
antipode. I like that. an-ti-pode. say it.
post #1459 of 2153
My favourite pic from last week:

Oh, those smooooottthhh legs.
post #1460 of 2153
YAY!!! I made the cut again!!!
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Originally Posted by PandArts View Post
YAY!!! I made the cut again!!!

Apparently, the tiny photograph format is your friend...


- B
post #1462 of 2153
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Originally Posted by voxsartoria View Post
Apparently, the tiny photograph format is your friend...


- B

I LOLed!!!
post #1463 of 2153
Vox,

Just wanted to thank you for having created this thread and for filling it so meticulously. It is always a real pleasure to read it.
post #1464 of 2153
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Vox,

Just wanted to thank you for having created this thread and for filling it so meticulously. It is always a real pleasure to read it.

My pleasure. I have fun doing it when I have the time.


- B
post #1465 of 2153
Great pics Vox, and thanks again for your consideration.

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Originally Posted by Mark from Plano View Post
I am struck by the complete dirth of pattern in any of the combinations (with limited exceptions...barim's and the first one), mine included. There is pattern only in the shirts in the others listed. Perhaps some have very subtle patterns that are imperceptible from more than a few feet away.

Was this intentional? Are you trying to make a point? Or is this just the new board trend to simplicity?

This is an interesting observation, I've noticed (and have been guilty of) the same trend.
post #1466 of 2153
Cheers Bill- I always appreciate your Reader's Digest version of WAYWN.
post #1467 of 2153
Good stuff, much awesomeness.
post #1468 of 2153
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Oh, it's coming...

A promise & threat all rolled into one. Excellent.

A fun selection, and thanks for the include. Not sure which is my favourite though this week. A lot of very good looks but nothing that stood out as totally stunning from your selection. Probably the first "Neo in Flight" example - it's the most thought-through/composed look I think.

On the PGTOTW, the easy answer is to say bespoke is always the answer. But in truth, PG I'm guessing probably has access to cheaper bespoke than I would. And one does need a fair few shoes in order to have variety for different looks (OK, the foo would disagree with that, but that's because he only wants one look. Oh, and he's nuts. ).

Having enough variety starts to get expensive with bespoke shoes even faster than it does with suits or jackets.
post #1469 of 2153
Best Looks:

The guy who posted "More old man stuff' and Barims.
post #1470 of 2153
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Originally Posted by Holdfast View Post
A promise & threat all rolled into one. Excellent.

A fun selection, and thanks for the include. Not sure which is my favourite though this week. A lot of very good looks but nothing that stood out as totally stunning from your selection. Probably the first "Neo in Flight" example - it's the most thought-through/composed look I think.

On the PGTOTW, the easy answer is to say bespoke is always the answer. But in truth, PG I'm guessing probably has access to cheaper bespoke than I would. And one does need a fair few shoes in order to have variety for different looks (OK, the foo would disagree with that, but that's because he only wants one look. Oh, and he's nuts. ).

Having enough variety starts to get expensive with bespoke shoes even faster than it does with suits or jackets.

I think the answer for the PGTOTW (nice acronym btw) varies from person to person (and perhaps more importantly from income to income). If you enjoy new things a great deal then bespoke is probably not the answer. Imagine the expense of Portnoy's collection from G&G bespoke (not that there isn't an income for which it's appropriate, just that $3,000 x even just 50 pairs of shoes is a very nice car). If, on the other hand, you want the one shoe then bespoke seems more sensible (at a very reasonable honda fit for your six pairs).

I think generally once someone has a certain number of pairs they'll head bespoke and only rarely look back.

If you were planning to go entirely bespoke from the beginning I think you would run across the issue of what to buy first. Bespoke takes time and you'll need something to wear for the next six months/year. In terms of need, I think there's probably only formal wear, black captoe, brown captoe, brown brogue (or half brogue) of some variety and a country shoe. And even that could be cut to formal wear, black captoe and brown half brogue (please don't ban me from the forum). I suppose if I had to start over I would probably buy only a black wholecut and a brown half or quarter brogue and then order two pairs of bespoke shoes every year. For better or worse, that ship has sailed but it's certainly an interesting thought.

As a general answer to the question, bespoke generally looks better to my eye as more care is taken in production, but that difference matters very little in anything other than close up camera shots, actually holding the shoe and one's own imagination (oh right, and fit).
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