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post #151 of 7029
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Originally Posted by Requiem View Post
^^ Mr. Moo, that's really good looking and, to my eye, it is still very business like. BIG business like.


Here's one of my favorite low-profile looks (shirt is probably light blue, not white)

This fine, certainly conservative, I just don't like the tie. Does nothing for me.
post #152 of 7029
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Originally Posted by Manton View Post
IIRC, this is the same suit you posted earlier but with a dark blue tie. I liked that better.


I don't think so. That suit was grey with blue overcheck, this one is brown has a little bit of red too.
Anyway, I loved the brown suit + cashmere combo, looks a bit rustic but also sophisticated.
post #153 of 7029
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Originally Posted by Manton View Post
First of all, you are already CBD. If that's what you are going for, you are there.

If you want to look better in a "manton" alternate universe, ditch the red tie. I think it is the hardest color to wear well and most simply don't look good.

The suit and shirt are fine. That suit with (say) a pale blue shirt and rust orange tie would look very nice.

Perfect thank you. I will give that a try next week and repost. Much appreciated!!
post #154 of 7029
General question:

Would you say that with CBD (at least, the CBD we're concerned with), a good rule of thumb is to be conservative in all but one factor? Such as:

Light gray suit
OR light colored tie
OR bold pocket square
OR double breasted suit (I add this because I think that in most offices, DB suits are not the norm, right or wrong.)
OR brown shoes with a gray suit (see above)

Etc.
post #155 of 7029
I was born to do CBD. Everything is Brooks Bros. Suit is navy w/subtle red and blue windowpane. And forgive me for the Jovan-esque dirty mirror pic.
post #156 of 7029
^^I think yours might be the first suit I've noticed with the button holes on the wrong...er, right side.
post #157 of 7029
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Originally Posted by HEPennypacker View Post
^^I think yours might be the first suit I've noticed with the button holes on the wrong...er, right side.

Mirror..
post #158 of 7029
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Originally Posted by Connemara View Post
I was born to do CBD.

Everything is Brooks Bros. Suit is navy w/subtle red and blue windowpane. And forgive me for the Jovan-esque dirty mirror pic.



This is awesome.
post #159 of 7029
I know
post #160 of 7029
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Originally Posted by Mr. Moo View Post
Thanks for the comments, guys. Makes sense to me and I agree on all points. Good learning thread for sure. Here's another... Tie is cashmere, hanky is silk. Suit is brown with a pale red and pale blue overcheck. Shirt is solid light blue.
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Originally Posted by Manton View Post
I don't dislike any single piece but the tone of the tie and suit are too close. I think more contrast would be better. IIRC, this is the same suit you posted earlier but with a dark blue tie. I liked that better. The square is nice and works well with all the individual parts.
Just for the sake of interest and discussion, I will disagree. I don't say that it looks bad -- and I get the point that Manton is making about CBD v. what is currently passing on SF -- however, I think you have one too many patterns going, the suit pattern is just not CBD or, really, business appropriate at all, although I admit I am really unadventurous in this regard. Also, neither contrast collars nor tie woodies are CBD. EDIT: I withdraw a couple of my comments on reviewing what Moo actually wrote. On my monitor, the shirt looks like it has thin dark-blue lines and a white collar. So maybe he doesn't have too many patterns. Nonetheless, wouldn't it look better with a solid PS?
post #161 of 7029
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Originally Posted by Mr. Moo View Post
I do not own a contrast collar shirt.
Well, maybe you should get one so we can all give you a hard time about it. On my monitor, the collar looks white and the shirt looks like it is blue with very thin darker blue strips. It probably got washed out from the flash. But if it were a contrast collar shirt and if it had stripes then it would be very bad. So watch yourself. Manton: Dimples are, of course, OK, indeed, required. But I am not a fan of the arching tie aka "the tie woody" in business dress. Please comment.
post #162 of 7029
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Originally Posted by Manton View Post
I don't dislike any single piece but the tone of the tie and suit are too close. I think more contrast would be better.

This seems generally true, yet Agnelli often managed to pull off great ensembles with very little contrast (e.g. mid/light grey flannel suit, light sky blue shirt, very light gray tie with a bit of texture -- sometimes they were even all solids!).
post #163 of 7029
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Originally Posted by Bounder View Post
But I am not a fan of the arching tie aka "the tie woody" in business dress. Please comment.

FWIW, I like them.
post #164 of 7029
How CBD are 1. button down collars 2. knit ties 3. bow ties
post #165 of 7029
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Originally Posted by aj_del View Post
How CBD are

1. button down collars
2. knit ties
3. bow ties

1. CBD
2. Not CBD
3. Definitely not CBD
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