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Originally Posted by patrickBOOTH View Post

That black and white tie is a disaster^ get rid of it, or hang onto it if you want to join a ska band later in life. The shirt collar is very skimpy as well. The pale blue shirt you have has a good collar.

That effing suit!!!!!!!!! I am gonna burn it!

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Why do you keep referencing the suit? The suit is fine, it is your ties that are the problem.
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Originally Posted by aravenel View Post

Navy ties are great. Problem is, that's not a navy tie. That's a bright, primary-color blue tie. I'm with pB--swap it out for either a black/white, a truer navy, or a black knit.

Okay, forget today's What I Am Wearing. It's a disaster.

Question: I have lots of navy ties that I wear with dark blue or navy blue suits. Is this acceptable? I work in DC btw.

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yes.
post #57110 of 78717
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Originally Posted by rudals1281 View Post

Navy ties a no no for navy suits if you're trying to look conservative?

Conservative has nothing to do with it. A navy tie looks better with a grey suit. Like I said, a navy tie with a navy suit looks perfunctory rather than stylish. Your blue tie in that first picture isn't navy though, it is like a royal blue, which makes it useless, imo.
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In all honesty, I don't feel like it. Like I said look at Sugarbutch's stuff, and look in the Whnay's Good Taste thread.
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But thanks for the help!

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Originally Posted by Caustic Man View Post

 

I disagree. I just think that it is not a universal norm. There ARE classic ways of dressing (timeless? that's a little more esoteric and I'll leave it alone for now) which are dependent on where you are and what context you are operating in. If you are meaning to say there are no UNIVERSAL ways to dress classically then I agree. However, culture and history matters. To say there is no such thing as dressing in a "classic" manner is wrong (I understand that you didn't say this specifically, however I am inferring your point in the absence of specific information).

 

 +1.

 

 Bogart and Cary Grant's way of dressing could be considered "timeless". Most people simply can't pull it off like they could though. '60s Sean Connery and Steve McQueen too.

post #57115 of 78717

Cocktail time.

 

post #57116 of 78717
your shirt collar is a wreck.
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Pretty much nothing I like about that combo. The jacket could be nice, but it looks tight and short. I would also pair it with mid grey trousers, not tan/brown. The shirt has a little too much going on it in for the texture of the jacket, imo. I think a bengal striped ocdb, or a plain pale blue ocbd would look nicer with the jacket. Also, I would opt for a cream puff stuffed a bit further into the pocket.
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Originally Posted by patrickBOOTH View Post

IMO, a solid navy tie is a grey suit's tie.

Agree. Should have been more clear--a less primary color blue neat would work, so long as the shade of blue still provides sufficient contrast with the blue of the suit.

A solid navy tie is definitely a grey-suit tie.
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Originally Posted by patrickBOOTH View Post

Pretty much nothing I like about that combo. The jacket could be nice, but it looks tight and short. I would also pair it with mid grey trousers, not tan/brown. The shirt has a little too much going on it in for the texture of the jacket, imo. I think a bengal striped ocdb, or a plain pale blue ocbd would look nicer with the jacket. Also, I would opt for a cream puff stuffed a bit further into the pocket.

 

Thanks for the feedback. 

 

I do need to get the jacket taken out a little, well spotted. The length doesn't bother me, nor does the pairing with light-coloured trousers - although I'll try the jacket out with a mid shade trouser when such comes to hand. (I'm travelling.) 

 

Might be difficult to see from the photo, but the dark blue square actually picks up the tertiary colour in the shirt. I'd be worried that a cream PS might be too contrasty and distracting..

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Originally Posted by Cantabrigian View Post

Really great fit.

Good luck. That feeling of complete helplessness / uselessness is unlike anything else. But it ends very happily.
Think you mean Macclesfield

A simple, but if you've spent any time in Shoreditch, a funny mistake.

The DOW is rocking one on Voxsart today.
U had me worried there cos i usualy get it wrong but looked it up in ttrusty Flusser - Spitalsfield ties with one 't' - heavy silk witha neat pattern. Sometjing to do with Huguenot weavers in the 'East End'. Mebe they dont do them anymore?
Edited by Pliny - 8/9/13 at 7:28am
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