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^^ safety pin?? biggrin.gif
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While I respect your view, I am not trying to dress CBD, and this is where I part company with some of the more conservative advice on the forum. First of, though, yes, sure the tie. It's unusual for me in that it is whimsical. I don't normally do whimsy but this one makes sense and is quietly amusing in the context in which I am wearing it (a seminar about security and the automation of war). And sorry, but I have no problem with coloured socks that pick up an aspect of the colour of the tie, for example, without matching. The shirt - well, it's pretty normal in the British traditional male dress aesthetics with which I grew up to put a bold grid pattern against a more sobre pinstripe or other subtly-striped suit, and the colour of the grid also picks up the minor colour in the suit, again without being matchy. I still think that aspect works. Unfortunately that is all but invisible due to the poor quality of the photo. As I said, it was really only the cut of the suit I was interested in today.
 

 


the tie is not whimsical - hermes "critter" ties are whimsical - it is just hideously ugly, and looks rather blood-soaked as well, which may have been intended for your current venue.

i know from your other posts that you react defensively sometimes to criticisms of taste, but i will not hold back on this tie.
Edited by freedom_fries - 9/28/11 at 9:11am
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^^ safety pin?? biggrin.gif


http://tuckedstyle.com/post/10276283177/safety-pin-blazer-button-street-style

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It might only be the picture quality, but irrespective of whether people like the overall look (and I think you do pull it off), I don't think the solid blue shirt works here.

Why not?
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^^ safety pin?? biggrin.gif
Bingo-o-o!
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OK, for those of you who care about what I am trying to explain, IST66's coat above gets it right. It's a bit tight for my taste and I might extend the shoulder a hair but the balance is dead perfect and it closes beautifully.

The pattern is so F-U that I think it needs a lighter shirt and anyway I don't like those deep blues, the tie would better if it were a plainer solid or a knit and the safety pin is stupid.
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change shirt to solid blue (not a dark shade) or very small blue gingham. As much as that is a great tie, I'd go with a darker blue one, dark green would also work or a burnt orange. The square, toss it. if you must wear a square, this ourfit calls for a solid cream or one of those moghul ones. Pants change to a grey grey shade. Shoes to a dark suede.
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I suspect that this PS was a bad choice, but I am color-challenged and couldn't think of anything better. I tried a forest green/white check, too, but that also seemed like a failure.

Recommendations, please?

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Just throwing this out for discussion...what if you simply switched to a very light blue shirt? That way you have 2 solids and 2 patterns. The blues in the tie and PS play off each other but aren't matchy-matchy. The PS has a small scale compared to the large scale of the SC.

I also like Ed's suggestion of having a darker colored tie - green or burnt orange - to create more contrast. But with the right palette I think the PS still works.
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Why not?



I would say because you have some dark blue or black in the jacket and then this very intense blue in the shirt and a dark tie, which makes the whole ensemble appear too 'deep' in terms of colour. Personally, I would have gone for a much lighter shirt, maybe even a simple white or off-white.

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IST's coat is cut beautifully. In that level of boldness, I'd prefer bigger scale, but the cut is great.
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how much of that (at least in this pic) may be the high gorge/pic angle, pic seems to have been taken from a low angle.

+ probably a wide angle lens (zoomed-out zoom lens) which makes the top part bend backwards; same with TwoStep's pics above, in which he seems to be falling back a bit. Angle, like you said, and focal length can have quite a dramatic effect on proportions.
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you are 100% correct, you are wrong.

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we posted at the same time, once my post was up and i saw yours also commenting about the shoes i knew it was only a mattter of time before the above was stated.

i think its really a color tone issue for me, not a material (suede) issue. if i could tell they are the choco color he says id prolly never have said a thing. oh well. shows how much i know. (not much)
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Well, this is the same issue I see with most of your stuff. It does not look "settled" but rather like it is riding up in front. I see it and I want to grab the bottom front and tug them down. Looks like the balance needs to be adjusted forward: drop the fronts at least and maybe raise the back but I don't know about the latter.

I am assuming that this is a shape/posture issue with you as most of what you wear seems to show it to my eye. It really can't be addressed with RTW.

I have a similar problem in that every RTW coat I could possibly buy or try on will have a short back balance, RTW block patterns are just not designed in a way that works for me in that respect. But because it's the back it's less noticable than if it were the front.


I have a similar problem to you with most rtw jackets - too long front balance. It can be altered by a good tailor, but it's expensive and there are limits I'm sure.

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It might only be the picture quality, but irrespective of whether people like the overall look (and I think you do pull it off), I don't think the solid blue shirt works here.


Solid isn't the problem, nor is blue, but it's a bit dark for the rest of the combination.
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you are 100% correct, you are wrong.

HA!!!!!!!

and yeah, i agree. suede is the ducks nuts,....even with a suit.
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Solid isn't the problem, nor is blue, but it's a bit dark for the rest of the combination.

 

I agree. I just clarified that in response to a question above...
 

 

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I agree. I just clarified that in response to a question above...
 

 


+1 on too dark
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