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post #316 of 6978
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Originally Posted by Manton View Post
First I'd like the say the silhouette of the suit is great. I, for one, don't mind strong shoulders, and this is a great example. That said, the tie - it's in a different scale, but the wavy-ness of it - I can't quite put my finger on it. It seems to clash with the straight stripes of the suit...at any rate, I think in this case a pindot tie would be better, or a patterned madder tie. The tie isn't ugly, but I think a better one could have been chosen. Again, sweet suit. Details?
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Originally Posted by J. Cogburn View Post
But ... when you have one somewhat "loud" pattern (say, a loud tie or a loud shirt), if you surround it with all-plain this and that, you magnify the power of the loud pattern. If one posits that clothes should blend together in such a way so that no one item stands out from the rest, it might well be that a shirt with, say, large checks should be paired with a large-patterned tie so that neither takes center stage. The patterns cancel out and all is good. It might not be everyone's taste to wear combinations like that, but I think the bias against multiple patterns can sometimes be counterproductive. It invites the famous scene from Animal House when the frat brothers descended upon some poor rush with "Hey - nice tie! Boomer (or whatever), come over here and check out this tie!"
I agree with you, but sometimes it's best to let one pattern do the talking.
post #317 of 6978
[quote=UrbanComposition;4236492]First I'd like the say the silhouette of the suit is great. I, for one, don't mind strong shoulders, and this is a great example.

That said, the tie - it's in a different scale, but the wavy-ness of it - I can't quite put my finger on it. It seems to clash with the straight stripes of the suit...at any rate, I think in this case a pindot tie would be better, or a patterned madder tie. The tie isn't ugly, but I think a better one could have been chosen.

yes i agree,something about that tie...
post #318 of 6978
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Originally Posted by Bounder View Post
Just hilarious. Your ascot probably clashed with your pocket square. Classic rookie mistake.

No pocket square accompanied the ascot. No jacket at all that day ... a day that will live in infamy.
post #319 of 6978
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Originally Posted by Bounder View Post
What happens in the summer in downtown Dallas? In Singapore, which has similar heat issues -- except they have them year round -- CBD is dress pants, dress shirt and tie but no jacket. I think it looks awful and it is also kind of illogical. I suspect this developed back before air conditioning was as prevalent as it is now. Because today, while it is 86 and extremely humid outside, all the offices are 68 and you could wear a jacket perfectly comfortably.
Nobody knows because we all hide inside except for that (hopefully) short jaunt to the car where inside you must strip because that 10-20 yards has you soaked in sweat.
post #320 of 6978
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Originally Posted by srivats View Post
Great silhouette on that jacket, Manton. I really wish you'd post photos in natural light.

That was my first thought as well.

@Manton-thanks for the thread.
post #321 of 6978
I'll try. Would be interested to see what you think of this.


post #322 of 6978
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Originally Posted by ManofKent View Post
[...] I'm increasingly using a cream silk square when I want something non-showy and not wearing a shirt with a heavy white content.

post #323 of 6978
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Originally Posted by srivats View Post
Great silhouette on that jacket, Manton. I really wish you'd post photos in natural light.
+1

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post #324 of 6978
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Originally Posted by banis View Post
I'll try. Would be interested to see what you think of this.

I like everything about this but the shoes.
post #325 of 6978
Slightly more pattern today. I think they work but I'm grateful for other views:







for those that care: suit - Mangas, shirt & tie both Aquascutum, shoes Loake 'Exeter', PS ???
post #326 of 6978
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Originally Posted by ManofKent View Post
Slightly more pattern today. I think they work but I'm grateful for other views: Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
for those that care: suit - Mangas, shirt & tie both Aquascutum, shoes Loake 'Exeter', PS ???
The size of the pattern on the tie is a little close to that on the shirt no? Perhaps it isn't and I just don't really like the pattern on the shirt. Somehow between the pinstripes on the suit, the shirt and the pattern on the tie it looks a little busy in the close up. It looks fine from the distance shot though. I want to add one more to those thanking Manton for starting this. I don't have any reason to wear CBD at the moment, but I am glad this thread exists. I had more or less given up on MC WAYWN and was only checking the SW&D one (where you have been doing great work MoK).
post #327 of 6978
Latex glove in breast pocket?

(Sorry, MoK. Couldn't resist.)
post #328 of 6978
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Originally Posted by ManofKent View Post
Slightly more pattern today. I think they work but I'm grateful for other views:
I like the shoes a lot. Everything else is a bit busy but I agree, nothing clashes. I probably would drop one pattern.
post #329 of 6978
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Originally Posted by Manton View Post
1) I pretty much never think that odd jackets constitute businesswear.

I feel the same and thus have very few odd jackets. Unless it is a weekend or business casual event, I'm always in a suit for business.
post #330 of 6978
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Originally Posted by Manton View Post
I like everything about this but the shoes.
Thanks!
I could not find anything else that would have been appropriate at home...
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