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Worth highlighting; really nice colours here. Would love a pattern of some sort on that tie in this context though!

Matching tie too closely to shoes is kind of wonky for exactly the same reason as matching tie to square: it causes your eyes to jump sharply from tie to shoes and back again like a ball stuck between two bouncers on a pinball table.

 

The exception is a genuinely monochrome look where sharp contrasts tend to be the name of the game; because you have more than one such "pair" of matches in the look, the eye jumps around cleanly between all of them. But in this context, the number of colours is VERY stripped down.

 

This is controversial, but IMO I do actually believe that this bit of personal aesthetic preference has some biological/physiological substrate to back it up. We tend to absorb a look through saccadic (sharp/fast/jerky) eye movements rather than smoothly moving from one point to another. Most of these tend to be concentrated around the nose/eyes/lips, but then they bounce around between points of interest in our visual environment. I reckon that two very matching items flag up as things to bounce around between more. I'm not so deeply immersed in the neurophys literature to know if that's been proven, but that's my theory anyway.

 

 

  1. is there science on this Holdo? Not saying i don't believe you, just curious.  Flusser says similar + that the eye gets disorientated when it see two similar sized adjacent patterns, but I've wondered whether this is a physiological fact or a cultural thing.
  2. you're talking bewbs here rite? :)
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Stitch deets on SC
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Borrelli cashmere from Ich_Dien. Lovely coat.
Would have bought one myself if it hadn't been too short for me by an inch. Still pains me a lot...
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Look who is at the 1 min mark

 

 

 

 

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u rok T

 

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Rushing out for valentines dinner

AppleMark

Moore and details (Click to show)


Canali suit and shirt

E & G Cappelli tie

John Lobb


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^ Nice look! Love the shoes, suit and tie. The extreme cutaway shirt collar not so much...
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SF Family:

Conrad Wu (tie)

Howard Yount (pants)

Meermin (shoes)

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Rushing out for valentines dinner
 

 

Where to? Ever been to French Horn in Sonning, BS? Lovely for spit-roasted duck. You can watch them "spitting" in the open fire place while sitting in front of it having a martini (or else).


Edited by DeSense - 2/15/14 at 5:40am
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SF Family:

Sam Hober (tie)
NMWA (square)

Beautiful look and beautiful elegance.

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Got the whole Reeves going on, suit shirt and tie, own label. Shoes are Cleverly, pocket square is Charvet.
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Look who is at the 1 min mark

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lol @ 2:54 and 4:10

 

I fell in love with 4:05 though.

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Shoes are these wingtips. Not the highest quality, but they're holding well through the years.

 

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X-post from Challenge:

Steven Hitchcock bespoke 3 piece Lovat tveed suit, T&A bespoke yellow shirt, Hoper PS, Dolbeau raw silk bow, John Lobb double monks - angry expression by me!
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