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Originally Posted by Claghorn View Post
 

Noodles needs some patterns in his life

I am working on it!!!:censored: 

After I come back from Korea. Need to save so I can spend in Korea.

post #64427 of 78722
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Originally Posted by Coxsackie View Post
 

 

Ah well...you can't win 'em all I guess.

 

I do feel though, that certain designs acquire a kind of vulgarity-by-association which is not necessarily intrinsic to their appearance. I knew when I bought this watch that it would offend many because of its bezel. OTOH there are certain limited-edition Royal Oak Offshores which simply scream poor taste, and yet people are selling their grandmothers into slavery in order to move up the waiting list for them.

 

 

Very fair points all.  Considering the laughably modest apparatus on my wrist, perhaps I'm in no position to comment.  Your erudite and excellent explanation of your watch's pedigree certainly set me straight!  Genta design...column wheel chrono...awesome.  Anyway, no offence intended: at the end of the day, this thread is all about off the cuff subjective opinions.  Mine, in this case, is based on the simple reductive dislike of anything with a prominent brand name.  That's why I dislike the Bulgari bezel, no more or less really.  By the way, I like the RO, but agree entirely about the garish and tacky Offshore variants in their interminable special editions.

 

For more considered (and informed!) discussion of such things, you should visit The Watch Appreciation Thread.  It's by far the best discussion I've seen on this forum, or any, and would definitely welcome a man of your calibre, to dilute the parvenus and wannabes like me. :)

 

 

Noodles: I am thinking Butch might be right (as he usually is) that you might use a little less waist suppression to make your lapels sit more naturally.  Also, bigger spread on the collar, and in this instance either a stronger tie (burgundy?) or PS.  Or both.  But I like it: blue shirt is warmer, and on its own I rather like the tie.  Edit: Clags is right; a pattern somewhere: even just a pin dot tie if you want to stay super-conservative.  


Edited by mimo - 11/14/13 at 7:44am
post #64428 of 78722
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Originally Posted by Pingson View Post

Chilly today, so layering up with a cardigan underneath the jacket....



New tie that me like a lot. This is one of those borderline cases where it might or might be more of a "suit tie" to some people. Anyway, I think it works with a SC - just not perfectly with the one I am wearing today, the scales of tie and jacket came out a little too close for my taste. Hopefully the colour contrast is great enough to alleviate that problem to some extent....

The combination works. I like it.

I would have chosen a waistcoat/vest over the cardigan, but it's just a personal preference to avoid showing cardigan's sleeves.

post #64429 of 78722
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Originally Posted by jdiaz26 View Post
 

Too many stripes patterns together. Too much B&W.

I'd try to show up some more of that pocket square.

Double breasted jackets look better slim fitted, assuming your body shape can take it.

Just my opinion.

I agree that there are a lot of stripes, but I personally don't think they are fighting.

No B&W, though. navy and white, yes. Navy is very hard to photograph though.

My pose might make you think this suit is full-fitting (although, again, I dont see it), but here are some other photos of the same suit, which shows that it cant be much slimmer.

Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
 

 

 

 

 

 

post #64430 of 78722
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Originally Posted by Claghorn View Post
 

For the challenge.

 

 

There are going to be a lot of SWD posts in the challenge; I think there are already quite a few. Scarves seem to be something that lend themselves more to SWD than to CM. CM tends to use them functionally, which is pretty practical. But in SWD, I think scarves are used to their fullest (from an aesthetic standpoint at least). Stitchy and I briefly debated over this point (and came to the conclusion that while we may have to agree to disagree, beards were the best scarf).

 

Anyway, my attempt at capturing the scarf steez of SWD in a CM context.

The scarf with that suit looks like "I'm trying too hard". It's too large. I'd either get rid of it or try a smaller one instead.

post #64431 of 78722
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Originally Posted by jdiaz26 View Post
 

The scarf with that suit looks like "I'm trying too hard". It's too large. I'd either get rid of it or try a smaller one instead.


I was trying very hard. Took me a good 30 minutes to figure out how to work that scarf into the context of a suit.

 

Also, there is a multiquote function that will allow you to respond to a number of pictures without making individual posts. And in general, it's good form to spoiler (looks like a black quote box in your toolbar) pictures so we don't need to see repeats.

 

:)

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Originally Posted by SeaJen View Post
 

I agree that there are a lot of stripes, but I personally don't think they are fighting.

No B&W, though. navy and white, yes. Navy is very hard to photograph though.

My pose might make you think this suit is full-fitting (although, again, I dont see it), but here are some other photos of the same suit, which shows that it cant be much slimmer.

Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
 

 

 

 

 

 

It's a question of personal taste, of course, It's not that the stripes fight, but I miss another pattern to add more contrast.

Concerning B&W or navy and white, it doesn't matter. I'd just add another color, maybe with the tie. It looks like you just bought that striped tie and wanted to wear it asap. Just a thought.

You're right. The fit shows much better on the two other pics.

post #64433 of 78722
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Originally Posted by Claghorn View Post
 


I was trying very hard. Took me a good 30 minutes to figure out how to work that scarf into the context of a suit.

 

Also, there is a multiquote function that will allow you to respond to a number of pictures without making individual posts. And in general, it's good form to spoiler (looks like a black quote box in your toolbar) pictures so we don't need to see repeats.

 

:)

Thank you for the advice. BTW, nice suit.

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jdiaz26 = Rdiaz?????????

post #64435 of 78722
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Originally Posted by jdiaz26 View Post
 

It's a question of personal taste, of course, It's not that the stripes fight, but I miss another pattern to add more contrast.

Concerning B&W or navy and white, it doesn't matter. I'd just add another color, maybe with the tie. It looks like you just bought that striped tie and wanted to wear it asap. Just a thought.

You're right. The fit shows much better on the two other pics.

I agree that a different tie would be preferable, but today I am required to wear blue and white for other reasons. C'est la vie.

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Originally Posted by Rudals View Post
 

jdiaz26 = Rdiaz?????????

R doesnt need advice on spoilers, and he would have advised me to wear a Capelli madder tie. :)

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Diaz Episode II: The Clone Wars

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Originally Posted by Rudals View Post
 

jdiaz26 = Rdiaz?????????

jdiaz26 = jdiaz26

Rdiaz = Rdiaz

jbond33 = Rbond???....no

 

Diaz is just a pretty common name on Spanish-speaking countries,

 

I wish I was Cameron Diaz's husband though.

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Rudals = Noodles

post #64440 of 78722
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Originally Posted by SeaJen View Post
 

I agree that a different tie would be preferable, but today I am required to wear blue and white for other reasons. C'est la vie.

Never heard of a color code out of weddings and funerals. Il y a toujours une première fois.

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