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post #751 of 6978
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Originally Posted by J. Cogburn View Post
OK goddammit - you want CBD, I got CBD! I'll wheel-out the big gun; a William Field bespoke DB, steel grey ribbed tie, and light blue medium point collar. Sorry for the blurry image - still trying to master this new digital camera of mine.

I want to hear Manton's opinion on that tie being CBD.

I would put mine up today, but I have a POW DB on and a knit tie. It may be CBD in Naples (or here in NOLA), but I doubt it will make the cut in NYC.

Mike
post #752 of 6978
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Originally Posted by Manton View Post
Those are serious shoulders.

I'm a serious man!

They are a little on the large side given current fashion, but Will assures me they are within the boundaries of convention. Are they out of proportion relative to the width of my head? That's the big question. They seem OK to me, but I lack the magic eye.

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Originally Posted by MBreinin View Post
I want to hear Manton's opinion on that tie being CBD.

The tie isn't as shiny in real life as it appears in this pic. Still, it is a ribbed silk tie (steel grey), so it does have some sheen.
post #753 of 6978
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Originally Posted by maomao1980 View Post
HK MBT suit, air force blue flannel

Woolen or worsted?

Based on Manton's pics, I'm slowly warming up to the worsteds...
post #754 of 6978
I'm wearing a contrast collar w/ collar pin today with my CBD look.

Gotta post up yesterday's and today's later on, just been busy.
post #755 of 6978
You won't wear a square but you'll wear a collar pin?
post #756 of 6978
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Originally Posted by Holdfast View Post
I don't think this really meets CBD criteria given the square/socks, but it's about as close as I ever would want to get, so I'm curious how it goes down in within the strictness of this thread:

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To my eyes this is CBD - I think it would happily pass muster at just about any firm in the UK.
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Originally Posted by J. Cogburn View Post
OK goddammit - you want CBD, I got CBD! I'll wheel-out the big gun; a William Field bespoke DB, steel grey ribbed tie, and light blue medium point collar. Sorry for the blurry image - still trying to master this new digital camera of mine.
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More images were posted a moment ago at the WAYWRN thread for those who want more.

Proper shoulders
post #757 of 6978
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Originally Posted by Manton View Post
MoK, you seem very fond of these stripes and checked shirts with a very prominent white ground. I have noted by dislike of these before. I think they throw off all your looks, at least for me. I do like the square, though. It's a lot like my favorite, or at least most-worn, silk square.

Thank you - perhaps I'm trying to play it too safe with stretching my recent fits beyond solid shirts.
post #758 of 6978
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Originally Posted by barims View Post
I'm intrigued by this comment as I recently donated my own white grounded check shirts. What's your particular issue with them?

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Originally Posted by ManofKent View Post
Thank you - perhaps I'm trying to play it too safe with stretching my recent fits beyond solid shirts. I'm not sure I quite understand why you dislike them. Is it because they are neither one thing nor the other?

I can't put it into words, I just don't like the way they look. Sometimes aesthetics defeat prose.

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Originally Posted by MBreinin View Post
I want to hear Manton's opinion on that tie being CBD.
It's a classic formal tie, not quite CBD but something I might wear to work if I had a spiffy event that day.

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Originally Posted by J. Cogburn View Post
Are they out of proportion relative to the width of my head? .
I was commenting less on the width than on the squareness and lack of slope.
post #759 of 6978
I'm if the opposite view on this, as I really dig shirts with white ground. I'm wearing one today, though it might get the Manton seal of approval for its huge honkin' navy and blue stripes.

I'd go so far as to say that white shirts, and shirts with white ground, are an absolute CBD staple.
post #760 of 6978
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Originally Posted by DocHolliday View Post
I'm if the opposite view on this, as I really dig shirts with white ground. I'm wearing one today, though it might get the Manton seal of approval for its huge honkin' navy and blue stripes.

I'd go so far as to say that white shirts, and shirts with white ground, are an absolute CBD staple.

White, yes. White ground dominated stripes/checks ... well, they are CBD. But someone else in this thread said they had a JosABank look, which strikes me as on point, if not nice.
post #761 of 6978
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Originally Posted by Manton View Post
White, yes. White ground dominated stripes/checks ... well, they are CBD. But someone else in this thread said they had a JosABank look, which strikes me as on point, if not nice.

Thankfully I'm unfamiliar with JosABank
post #762 of 6978
In that case, you can call me Joe. I wonder if opinions on this are determined partly by complexion. I am dark and look good in high contast. Maybe white's too severe for others? To me it looks clean, sharp and professional. My love for the austere simplicity of the '60s means I'll always have a place in my heart for the white shirt and black knit tie.
post #763 of 6978
P.S. This crazy-stripe H&K I'm wearing really couldn't be confused for anything I've seen at Mr. Bank's emporium.
post #764 of 6978
So, I am a little lost here. A white base color shirt with blue stripes is Jos. A. Bank in appearance?

What is the alternative if you want a blue and white striped shirt? Or is this to be avoided entirely?

I ask this, because the blue and white striped shirt is my go to shirt. I have more of them than anything, and the stripes range from fine pins to butcher. Also, most of my gingham is blue and white as well. Blue is my favorite color.

I am olive skinned with black hair.

Mike
post #765 of 6978
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Originally Posted by Manton View Post
I was commenting less on the width than on the squareness and lack of slope.

I told Will to give me his house style - which he says is the Henry Poole house style - and that's what he did. So is it that you don't like Poole-style structured shoulders, or are you suspicious about the manner in which those shoulders have been executed?
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