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Knits are casual but not particularly country. They're not the same thing.

Vox's thread threatens to become the bane of the forum.
post #42287 of 78722
You may be right. However, I have hard time envisioning a city combination that would work better than a country one with a knit, particularly a square bottom knit. Is there a casual, city sportcoat, for instance, that you think would look good with one?

Edit: Clarification
post #42288 of 78722
Navy suit + white shirt + black knit = sharp

Or sub in a light gray suit.

Both looks are very '60s, yet still look great today.
post #42289 of 78722
I think the only thing I can think of that might be somewhat appropriate and not get attention is a black knit with a grey suit, James Bond style. I still would never do it.
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Is there any good threads here, learn to match. Color combos and so on?

post #42291 of 78722
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Originally Posted by Axelman 17 View Post

Is there a casual, city sportcoat, for instance, that you think would look good with one?
Edit: Clarification

What are you defining as a "casual, city sportcoat"?
post #42292 of 78722
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Is there any good threads here, learn to match. Color combos and so on?

The good taste thread. lol
post #42293 of 78722
My intuition was that what defined when to wear a knit was city vs. country. I think what you are saying is that the right criteria is actually dressy vs. casual. If that is indeed accurate (which it very well may be) then a city outfit that is casual could work with a knit. Perhaps I have the whole city/country construct wrong, I dont really feel like reading the vox thread again.
post #42294 of 78722
City vs. country has, in many ways, informed what we view as "dressy" and "casual," so it can be a useful guide. But not everything casual is specifically associated with the country, or needs to be worn exclusively with tweedy gear. A pheasant tie, for example, strikes me as much more country than do knits, which have been worn with city suits whenever they've enjoyed their periodic fashions.

Beyond that, few of us divide our time between our city home and our country estate these days. It gets very sticky very quickly when we too literally apply the standards of pre-WWII England to modern life. There was a time when the modern business suit was casual wear, so it's important not to become too wedded to the standards of any one period.
post #42295 of 78722
I pair black knits with steel blue linen suits in the summer. Knowing now that the suit is navy I would change my recommendation to a grey or black. I would do a grey cashmere without hesitation.
post #42296 of 78722
Interesting, appreciate the explanation. I wore this combo recently, tie is knit, thoughts?

post #42297 of 78722
looks fine to me. Its 30 degrees where i am, so i have not thought of knit ties.
post #42298 of 78722
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The good taste thread. lol

That thread for that? I mean more like a good guide to learn.

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Originally Posted by Axelman 17 View Post

Knits are country. That suit is city. They dont work together. Nice suit though.

 

That suit has a windowpane pattern - it might be "city" but it leans towards the casual spectrum. I don't think a knit tie is wrong with it, but maybe in a different colour...

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That suit has a windowpane pattern - it might be "city" but it leans towards the casual spectrum. I don't think a knit tie is wrong with it, but maybe in a different colour...

It has light green pattern. It's exactly this one so you all can see the colour.

 

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