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RTC:

You're too hip to own a shirt that dark, or to wear it with a tie.

Pliny:

I believe sedate patterned silk hanks exist, and striped suits are either quietly desperate, subtle dignified, or ludicrously overconfident. A DB with wide lapels falls into the third category.

luv2be:

Pleated pants sit wherever the rise has them sit. Same as flat-fronts. Not a lot of low-to-mid rise pleats out there, though.

RJE, that's utterly killer.
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Originally Posted by YRR92 View Post

RTC:

You're too hip to own a shirt that dark, or to wear it with a tie.

Pliny:

I believe sedate patterned silk hanks exist, and striped suits are either quietly desperate, subtle dignified, or ludicrously overconfident. A DB with wide lapels falls into the third category.

 

 

not sure what u mean about hanks -  but chalk stripe DBs sure take alotta chutzpah.

\\from Vox's site

 

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The great Peter O'toole. The look on his face tells it all.
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Now there's a man no one ever accused of being over confident.
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(Tie Yellow Hook, PS Duchamp via Malford, socks Mazarin from MCR)


Edited by mimo - 12/24/13 at 12:49am
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RTC:

You're too hip to own a shirt that dark, or to wear it with a tie.
 

Yeah. I took the tie off in the afternoon when everyone left the office. I think it looked much better that way. I think a pink or a lighter red tie would have made it pop more. It wouldn't have been 'classic' in the least, but I think that could have worked.


Expect better things from me starting in the new year. I just set my floor.

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Expect better things from me starting in the new year. I just set my floor.

We have all made that post.
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Yeah. I took the tie off in the afternoon when everyone left the office. I think it looked much better that way. I think a pink or a lighter red tie would have made it pop more. It wouldn't have been 'classic' in the least, but I think that could have worked.


Expect better things from me starting in the new year. I just set my floor.

 



Clothes are like condoms. You probably don't want anything to pop.

Now, I think there are ways to make "deliberate bad taste" work. But it ain't with insipid clothes, and there ain't no half-stepping. There's no "this is traditional but then there's one out-there touch." That's just a problem. Dalí didn't paint pictures with one bizarre detail. That kind of thing is much harder to do than quiet coherence (which presents its own challenges), and doing it well is a formidable skill. Think LabelKing (before my time, for the most part, but a cool dude), if you want.
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I wouldn't worry too much, RTC: SF hates dark shirts (especially with a light jacket, they're a bit "Saturday Night Fever"), and the simplest remedy for the rest is don't wear several solid colours together.  I've had that habit myself at times, and although nobody actually pointed to that (more fixated on my terrible pictures, socks or shoelaces, usually), it's something I adopted after looking at pictures on here for a while.  A little pattern and texture makes a background and foreground which is pleasing.  The exception being formal wear (black/white tie), which is why it has to be black and white.

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@Pliny @mimo

Nice work gents, particularly likin those ties nod[1].gif
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@Pliny @mimo

Nice work gents, particularly likin those ties nod[1].gif

 

I was just about to say that I like the ties and I like the jackets, but that in neither case are the ties the optimal choice for the jackets (or vice-versa). In Mimo's the scale of pattern is too close and in Pliny's, I don't know exactly, but I get the feeling that a solid knit would be so much better.

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FM, you have a point.  As I walked out I kind of wished I'd put a green knit or madder on instead, for that exact reason.  Looking at the jacket and tie close up, the pattern is indeed a very similar scale. I decided in the end that the difference in colour, the angle of the check on the tie, and the visibly different texture, avoided their clashing or blending into one.

 

But...as you said, perhaps not optimal.  In Pliny's case, I don't like the reverse-stripe shirt.  To be fair I don't much like them in general, but especially with a softer country look.  Probably just me.  The rest of him is beautiful, obviously.

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Something retro-professorial for Xmas Eve. My first attempt at wearing a bow tie with a three-piece suit.

Suit, shirt, tie, overcoat - BB
Cufflinks - Deakin & Francis, via DeNatale, NYC
Vintage watch chain
Shoes - Finsbury, Paris
Scarf - Hickey Freeman
Hat - Selentino


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Nice Crusty! But don't be surprised if you are mistaken for a caroler, as opposed to a financial titan...biggrin.gif
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Nice Crusty! But don't be surprised if you are mistaken for a caroler, as opposed to a financial titan...biggrin.gif

It would be a mistake to confuse me with either role biggrin.gif .
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