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RDiaz: Thank you. I sort of wish there was more contrast between the jacket and trousers -- but I'm not happy with my navy blazer at the moment, and wearing a lighter jacket would have made me want a dark tie for balance. I didn't feel like wearing a tie today.


aravenel: I can see where you're coming from. I'd like a pair of madras trousers for the summer, to pair with navy polo shirts or maybe white buttondowns -- I do live near the ocean.


I've gotta say, black_umbrella's pocketsquare is my least favorite part of an otherwise great look. The tie and the jacket are both beautiful. The right dark red or navy blue large-scale paisley square would have been a great touch -- assuming the scale worked.

Edited by YRR92 - 2/11/13 at 10:26am
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today was pretty monochrome..

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Originally Posted by SoGent View Post

   MUCH better look mr. Crust. Still a pro but a little lighter & more approachable.  Good job.
   Now about those hats  . . . . nevermnd
Originally Posted by Caustic Man View Post

Not the type of thing I am accustomed to seeing from you, crust, but I like it!

Thank you, gentlemen. Reactions seems to be triggered by today's choice of shirt - everything else has been seen in this thread at some point, in similar contexts.

As for the hats, they're here for the season - they'll disappear in the spring . . .
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Stripes on stripes. Shades of navy. PS is light gray.


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Sorry to say it, but fail. First off, don't wear that shirt with a suit. Double stripes like that are pretty casual--personally I don't like them at all, but if you do, fine, just not with a suit. Second, and most importantly, the scale of the stripes are too close together between the shirt and suit.
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Septimus: It seems to me that the only way to make a "fancy" stripe work is to wear it in a very English, City of London way, and the BD collar undermines that. It also kind of clashes with the suit in terms of pattern, while all the blues are a little close together for my taste. I find it surprisingly hard to pair a bunch of different shades of the same color together. With a solid burg tie and a solid gray suit, it might be a pretty cool "sometimes" shirt. EDIT: I do kind of agree with aravenel: it would be an interloper in that context, but I think it could work. It's far from a sure thing.


I kinda think putting together an FU rig is like cooking spicy food -- you shouldn't cook bland food (in this analogy, your fairly conservative suit, tie, and square) and then pour in a bunch of hot sauce.  That said, it's cool that you're thinking of things in terms of the rules. I've recently come to the conclusion, though, that the trick to getting away with a rule-breaking combo is to color within the lines most of the rest of the time.

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Thanks aravenel and YRR92. I thought as much, and figured the stripes were a bit much and too close to the suit's pinstripes. Perhaps the shirt is better suited to "with no tie and a solid blazer and chinos" status.

No matter. It's just a Monday.
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Septimus - swap out the shirt to a solid and its doable. as is, its on the jarring side, imo.
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Today -
Suit: Herringbone Sydney
Shirt: Cottonwork
Tie: Henry Carter navy pin dot 7 fold
Shoes: Carmina
PS: Henry Carter irish linen

And a quick car shot from yesterday

Coat: Herringbone Sydney dark blue hopsack SC
Shirt: Light blue Cottonwork
Tie: Henry Carter Red knit w/ navy dots
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Originally Posted by mktitsworth View Post

Interesting. Time for some science! I just did a Color grab on it using gimp and came up with this with (171, 153, 129), which translates into a hex code of #ab9981. According to here this has an HSV of (34.3, 24.6, 67.1). In short:

To me this looks as much brown as grey, but that's not very conclusive, and I have at my disposal some of the most powerful image processing and mathematics software in the world. So why not use it? This isn't terribly far from either the pale taupe or crayola taupe listed here. The nearest grey is #ababab. To compare them I just computed the cartesian dot product of the color sample from your jacket with each of the three colors I've mentioned. All are pretty close (within .993) of each other as color vectors, however I suspect that this is to their similar value height - all are about 70 or so. #ababab has coordinates (0,0,67.1) in HSV. So, if we project that out we are down to the H and S coordinates (which are polar). For both the Pale Taupe and the Crayola Taupe, the agreement is still excellent - .986 and .989 repsectively where as for the grey it's 0. As such, I would still say that this is more of a taupish color. I did a few more grabs, but all still seem to be in that same color range, though some lighter and darker. I can do the analysis again, but I don't expect the outcome will be terribly different.

Edit: To be preemptive, I'm not trying to be a dick to you about this and if this methodology comes off as such, you have my apologies. These are the sorts of things that interest me, and that you refer to it as grey is equally interesting. If this is actually grey, then the point is moot, but this (the color above) is certainly the color to which I am referring. My wife is an artist and I'm a mathematician, so I think of greys as specifically being those colors which lie along the line between the origin and (1,1,1) in the RGB square (with practical variations acceptable. In looking at this, I found the HSV scale, which I really like because it looks like greys are colors with coordinates (0,0,z). Back to the point though, my technicality is not meant to be obtrusive, it is merely a requirement of my argument.

That was an interesting read. And a neat twist on the generally tedious topic of - what color is this?
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Originally Posted by Caustic Man View Post


Could just be my screen, but I'm not seeing much contrast between that jacket and those trousers at all. The difference in pattern and the similarity in color make it look like you threw together two different suits to try and make one. I'm not a fan of the tie and against that shirt it looks like a line on graph paper. I'm sorry that I don't have much positive to say, but the jacket seems to fit well!

This all make sense, thanks for comment smile.gif
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Originally Posted by Charlie's Wardrobe View Post

Today -
Suit: Herringbone Sydney
Shirt: Cottonwork
Tie: Henry Carter navy pin dot 7 fold
Shoes: Carmina
PS: Henry Carter irish linen


Nice suit, really really nice suit!

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Originally Posted by Albert Hal View Post


More vintage: Harris Tweed + home knitted



Atlantic Manhattan from the 60´s



Docksta Slippers Brogues  by Mats Theselius

Sir, you are one "Sharp Young Man"

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Shirt is blue

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