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I don't think that's correct. I think madder refers to the dyes, so it's correct to ask whether it's madder colors. Madder and ancient madder are usually printed on gum silk, but I think that's primarily because the soft, muted colors nicely complement the matte finish of gum silk.


I was under the impression that madder dyes tend to produce a matte finish which is complemented by the matte finish of gum silk. I have madder ties printed on fine silk twill which still have a very matte finish, but less chalkiness than the ones on a more robust silk.

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Flawless. In my eyes the black tie and the brown shoes work together properly, as does the whole entire outfit.

thanks you kindly, tibor.

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SB - pents are gray or beige?

I would say that they are light/medium brown.
post #71538 of 78717
well, that better than what i was afraid of. in the full pic they look darker than mid gray and dont provide much contrast to the SC, but in the lap pic ( uhoh.gif ) its much better looking.
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Jacket - McGregor of Canada, made by Coppley

Shirt - Borelli 

Tie - Recent Harry Rosen 

Unseen - Grey Coppley Trousers & J&M Oxblood Dub Monks.

 

Forgive me for the Mac Store lighting and colour cast. Jacket is a traditional khaki brown, thrifted today with pockets still sewn shut for $10. I can't say no to peak lapels.

post #71540 of 78717
not feelin it.
post #71541 of 78717
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That jacket appears to fit you better than others I've seen, which indicates you're starting to dial in fit. The trou are nice and neutral and go well with the jacket, while also having some textural interest. They may be a bit too textured for that jacket, but I'm willing to go with it. Socks look nicely contrasted as well. The tie isn't my style and is a bit light overall for the fit. The colors in the PS aren't the problem it's the scale. It's quite large and is in tension with the tie. I suspect at that scale it might be in tension with anything but a solid.

One piece of advice that's stuck with me (though I rarely seem to actually achieve it -- intentionally or otherwise) is not to let any aspect of the fit shout. Here, the PS and the tie are having a shouting match with each other.

Also, if you're inclined toward button collar shirts, as and if you're able, I'd upgrade. J Press does a nice button collar that gets a decent roll. Older Brooks does as well, as do some of the Neapolitans. All command fair prices on Ebay, but you're most likely to find a J Press that slips through, especially if it's "classic fit." Those can very easily be slimmed at the side seams -- easily done yourself or relatively inexpensively at your local tailor.

Hard to tell if the tie is true madder, but I doubt it. True madders are usually on gum silk (though not always), and that doesn't look it. The colors are close to the madder family, but I'd just call it loud paisley with muted colors.

 

Dude...
Just dude...


Thanks! Haha, this is awesome.


I completely agree with your comment re: fighting for attention. I could have gone with something that wouldn't compete. I need to get a white linen PS and I've been looking for one for a while. I might just learn to make my own and thrift a shirt with a cool pattern and make one that way.

 

I think the shirt's a budget brand, so yeah, I agree I need to pick up a few better OBCD's and spread collars in general. They're on my list. I'll put up a few searches online for them on ebay and keep an eye out for them in person. I'm hitting a decent stride with jacket pickups and such, so I'll keep at that and add those too over the next few months. I'm adding things slowly since I can't replace my entire shirt wardrobe in one fell swoop.


And hmmm... I wonder if I'd be able to learn to do that myself re: side slimming. I could make a lot more shirts work for me if I did!

PM me if you have a good guide? I suppose I'll need a sewing machine too though...

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ill direct this gem at you, that i directed to someone else the other day, that was directed to me from vox via PM a number of yours ago:

leave the PS out until you master the shoes/pants/jacket/shirt/tie game. that alone is a huge endeavor. throwing in the PS before the meat of your style is set up right, is not likely going to work.
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ill direct this gem at you, that i directed to someone else the other day, that was directed to me from vox via PM a number of yours ago:

leave the PS out until you master the shoes/pants/jacket/shirt/tie game. that alone is a huge endeavor. throwing in the PS before the meat of your style is set up right, is not likely going to work.

 

I'll leave it out if I'm unsure. When I looked in the mirror that day, I was unsure.

 

Thanks for the tip :)

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That is fair, but I would venture to say that at this stage of your game even if you are sure, it is likely not the right move. No hate, as I've been there myself, and I'm only just starting to branch out into the PS game.
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Yesterday's fit.

 

 

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PS and tie are a little more matchy than I'd hoped. I pretty much exclusively wear this PS since it goes with everything and is fun.


Is there a name for this style of tie? I don't think it's Madder, is it?

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Is this Holdfast's 1st post??? :lol: 

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I'm another that follows this thread everyday but have only posted (once)? Anyway, RTC, it's pretty astounding how much better this latest fit is over your first couple. Of course there are a few things that need to be worked on, as mentioned above, but all in all, you seem to have taken the criticism and comments people have given you and turned them into tangible improvement. Bravo! icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif
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not feelin it.
you're not feeling the jacket? :'(
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Could not bring myself to take a decent photograph today, in spite of the abundant natural light. However, the one bellow, though badly exposed, caught my attention, do not know exactly why. Hope it does not bring the same reaction as 38R's fit.

 

post #71549 of 78717

Monkeyface, nice fit.

 

 

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The pants are grey.  

 

 

 

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