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CBD WAYWRN: An Experiment - Page 468
Styleforum Top Pickspost #7007 of 70295/15/14 at 6:57amThread StarterQuote:Originally Posted by gdl203
Who came up with the idea that a ticket pocket was not CBD? It seems that sometimes the reactions in this thread are a bit extreme. The question isn't whether an outfit is as conservative as possible - but rather whether it is sober enough to fly inconspicuously in a conservative business dress environment.
I would say that, if one were to order a suit with CBD in mind, one would not get a ticket pocket. However, a ticket pocket is not the kiss of death for CBD. It's just that its absense is more CBD than its presense.
I stopped getting them a long time ago on any thing but tweed, and even then, it's been a while. I still wear the ones I have, though.post #7008 of 70295/15/14 at 7:01am
That's what I meant. On a continuum, it is less CBD to have a ticket pocket. However, it is not a binary factor like for example a contrasting buttonhole thread or even a knit tie.
I don't have any ticket pocket on my suits either but I think that's because they're just at odds with the cuts and style that I prefer.post #7009 of 70295/15/14 at 2:00pmpost #7010 of 70295/15/14 at 2:04pmpost #7011 of 70295/15/14 at 2:18pmpost #7012 of 70295/15/14 at 2:19pmpost #7013 of 70295/15/14 at 3:03pmpost #7014 of 70295/15/14 at 3:17pmpost #7015 of 70295/15/14 at 3:47pmpost #7016 of 70299/8/14 at 3:06pmpost #7017 of 70299/10/14 at 9:12ampost #7018 of 70299/10/14 at 10:45ampost #7019 of 70299/10/14 at 1:22pm
Thanks for feedback.
I have leeway in terms of really conservative. I'm used to only wearing white broadcloth shirts with 1 or 2 patterns either in suit and or tie (my customers are surgeons, most who dress pretty bad, but I report to senior VPs who are very conservative). Occasionally I would do a lavender shirt with purple tie with a solid gray suit on a little more casual day, or blue shirt blue tie combos. Trying to mess with adding more patterns and colors based on info from site. So here is a real departure for me mixing orange and blue suits. I posted this one in the ask a question forum and only got 1 response. Both shirts are lavender, the second shirt is lavender on lavender stripe... first suit is blue micro dot pattern (the really common canali suit) the second suit has a faint maroon stripe window pane type effect and has a cashmere feel) both suits look solid navy at 10 feet. thoughts? I figure a pale blue solid shirt would be better looking and more CBD, but wondering if this works to mix it up a little.post #7020 of 70299/10/14 at 1:40pmQuote:Originally Posted by iceman45cal
Thanks for feedback.
I have leeway in terms of really conservative. I'm used to only wearing white broadcloth shirts with 1 or 2 patterns either in suit and or tie (my customers are surgeons, most who dress pretty bad, but I report to senior VPs who are very conservative). Occasionally I would do a lavender shirt with purple tie with a solid gray suit on a little more casual day, or blue shirt blue tie combos. Trying to mess with adding more patterns and colors based on info from site. So here is a real departure for me mixing orange and blue suits. I posted this one in the ask a question forum and only got 1 response. Both shirts are lavender, the second shirt is lavender on lavender stripe... first suit is blue micro dot pattern (the really common canali suit) the second suit has a faint maroon stripe window pane type effect and has a cashmere feel) both suits look solid navy at 10 feet. thoughts? I figure a pale blue solid shirt would be better looking and more CBD, but wondering if this works to mix it up a little.
So, here's the thing--a lavender shirt will never be CBD. Nor will a bright orange tie, nor a multi-stripe shirt like the last one. Realistically, nor will a plaid suit.
CBD is pretty simple--a solid (possibly a tasteful pinstripe in some situations) blue or grey suit, a solid white or light blue shirt (or possibly a bengal or pencil stripe as pB mentioned), and a muted tie (basically, navy, dark green, navy, maybe burgundy, navy, maybe black in some cases) in a simple pattern (solid, neat, or a classic, simple stripe). Tough to execute well, but simple in concept.
The basic concept is to be *conservative* so as not to stand out based on the rakishness of your dress, and bright colors or loud patterns generally are not considered conservative.
There are a number of examples in this thread and in the Good Taste thread for reference. I will caution, however, that both threads are considered as being for advanced players only, and response to fits outside of their boundaries are generally not well received.
You may get better feedback in the WAYWRN or the Noodle's thread.
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