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I think this doesn't really work, but I'm not sure why. Is it the blue shirt with the camel SC, or is it that the tie and SC are too matchy texture-wise?

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I think this doesn't really work, but I'm not sure why. Is it the blue shirt with the camel SC, or is it that the tie and SC are too matchy texture-wise?]

To my eyes, it isn't a question of texture or color coordination as such, but the tie is both a very bold pattern and has a lot of a very dark color in it (on my monitor, it appears to be navy blue). There is nothing else in the fit as shown to counterbalance that combo of bold pattern and dark color - a darker jacket would bring things more into balance, though that tie is not one that easily works and plays well with other articles of clothing - it's a tough match. Perhaps a grey tweed would work - a navy blazer would settle things down a bit, but be more than a bit monochromatic. Dunno, otherwise.
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 Looks good- I almost thought SpooPoker was posting again! smile.gif

wow. thanks, man!
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To my eyes, it isn't a question of texture or color coordination as such, but the tie is both a very bold pattern and has a lot of a very dark color in it (on my monitor, it appears to be navy blue). There is nothing else in the fit as shown to counterbalance that combo of bold pattern and dark color - a darker jacket would bring things more into balance, though that tie is not one that easily works and plays well with other articles of clothing - it's a tough match. Perhaps a grey tweed would work - a navy blazer would settle things down a bit, but be more than a bit monochromatic. Dunno, otherwise.

 

I think it's also a matter of proportion: you have a pointed collar, and the tie looks quite wide in proportion to the rest of you - is it, or just maybe tied a little short?  Either way, it makes the tie dominate even more, which with that very strong pattern, it doesn't need.  I would say try it with a spread collar, maybe tied longer, and quite possibly with a grey or navy jacket like Crusty said above, and a clean white PS to balance it all out a bit.

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Thanks, u_c and mimo. Evidently the issue is that the tie is dominating the look. That makes sense, now that I think of it. FWIW, it's not a particularly wide tie (though the pic makes it appear so), so it is probably the bold pattern and dark color overwhelming the lighter shirt and sportcoat.
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Originally Posted by Holdfast View Post

Hope you don't mind me pulling the image link out so I could embed it inline, David. I really dig this outfit, and felt it deserves to also be seen by those too lazy to click your original twitter link. It's also given me a couple of new ideas for outfits using the new mustardy-yellow cords I got recently. Yours are little more towards a burnt-orangey, I think? Very cool.

Thanks for doing so I couldn't quite figure out how to do it on the iphone. They are a bit burnt orange but they have a lot of yellow in there. Bright cords, moleskins and cavalry twills are great for building outfits, you don't see it much in New York.

 

No problem; my pleasure.

 

Yes, New York doesn't seem like a very corduroy type of city from my brief visits. In my neck of woods, of course, it's more popular!

 

May I ask, what book did you source the fabric from?

 

I appreciate that most people probably don't order bespoke (or in my case, MTM) casual trousers, but even so, there seemed to be relatively few sources compared to say, the vast number of suiting books. IIRC I chose mine from a Porter & Harding book, which had a pretty nice selection. I'll probably order some more cords in the future and wondered if there are any other books I should look at?

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Stitches, I really like your look today. The brown stripes are a cool touch, and those shoes are just perfect. That style's called a quarter-brogue, right?

 

LilacCords: That tie's really cool.

 

This is pushing too casual for this thread, but I feel like it's too formal for the MC (or should it be CM?) casual thread. Any feedback would be great -- I appreciate that the contrast is rather low up top, but it doesn't bother me with this shirt the way it would with a proper one. I was thinking a little of this rig from Diamonds Are Forever.

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Thanks, u_c and mimo. Evidently the issue is that the tie is dominating the look. That makes sense, now that I think of it. FWIW, it's not a particularly wide tie (though the pic makes it appear so), so it is probably the bold pattern and dark color overwhelming the lighter shirt and sportcoat.

 

Maybe it looks wider to me because the picture is taken from below.  Anyway, try the spread collar though, I think it will make a difference.  In the mean time, it's nice to see something different. :)

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I picked up the DB suit from the Goodwill near my house for $10!! I had the legs tapered and the suit clean. The cashmere scarf is from Psycho Bunny

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Best,

Sabir

PS. Here are additional pictures.
Custom Dress Shirt with English Spread Collar and Monogram sleeves from Ratio Clothing . Leather Lunch bag by Logan Zane
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525 Cabarris Penny Loafer by Johnston & Murphy

 


 This is from an old post: Are the sleeves too short on this jacket? I have one that fits about like this and I'm going to take it to my tailor tomorrow to see if she can make them longer. One side is about an inch too long and the other is about a half inch.

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Stitches, I really like your look today. The brown stripes are a cool touch, and those shoes are just perfect. That style's called a quarter-brogue, right?

LilacCords: That tie's really cool.
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This is pushing too casual for this thread, but I feel like it's too formal for the MC (or should it be CM?) casual thread. Any feedback would be great -- I appreciate that the contrast is rather low up top, but it doesn't bother me with this shirt the way it would with a proper one. I was thinking a little of this rig from Diamonds Are Forever.


I would prefer you with a higher gorge. I assume that you're going to get ripped for the polo/contrast issue, but also your pocket square is pretty flat too. Not bad, but not the best.
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Stitches, I really like your look today. The brown stripes are a cool touch, and those shoes are just perfect. That style's called a quarter-brogue, right?


thanks a lot, Y. much appreciated. the shoes are carmina, the armoury (where i got them) call then a punched cap toe. but your term may be more correct.
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This is pushing too casual for this thread, but I feel like it's too formal for the MC (or should it be CM?) casual thread. Any feedback would be great -- I appreciate that the contrast is rather low up top, but it doesn't bother me with this shirt the way it would with a proper one. I was thinking a little of this rig from Diamonds Are Forever.

 

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Most definitely more in the MC casual vein.  Sorry to say, but I think the polo shirt ruins this...badly.  A polo shirt with a silk(?) pocket square?  The contrast issue you mention is also problematic for me, both in a light/dark way, and with the hues.   Either lose the jacket altogether (trade for a navy quilted of some kind?), or choose a different shirt.

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thanks a lot, Y. much appreciated. the shoes are carmina, the armoury (where i got them) call then a punched cap toe. but your term may be more correct.

 

Quarter brogue/punched captoe = same thing.

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No problem; my pleasure.

Yes, New York doesn't seem like a very corduroy type of city from my brief visits. In my neck of woods, of course, it's more popular!

May I ask, what book did you source the fabric from?

I appreciate that most people probably don't order bespoke (or in my case, MTM) casual trousers, but even so, there seemed to be relatively few sources compared to say, the vast number of suiting books. IIRC I chose mine from a Porter & Harding book, which had a pretty nice selection. I'll probably order some more cords in the future and wondered if there are any other books I should look at?

I got them made up last year from some cloth lying around at the factory so I don't know the source. Porter and Harding is very good and I think the best place to look for those types of cloths. I am also impressed with Scabal's Ascona book which is basically nice if not a little light moleskin in a variety of pleasant colors.
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Coat: Herringbone Sydney dark blue Hopsack
Shirt: Cottonwork
Tie: Henry Carter un-tipped 7 fold
Trousers: Benjamin
Shoes: Loake Blackfriars
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