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Pliny, nice. Are those gray stripes in the shirt? I've been curious about trying that. If they are, I suppose they resolve to white from the distance?

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Except for the shoes, this may be boring even by my standards. Or not; don't know where on the spectrum of interest low contrast tie-jacket combinations fall.

 

 

 

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X post from the Friday challenge. I simply had to go for my pink Canali tie for the 'light tie' challenge. Funny thing is, I've never worn it with this shirt before so I was able to pull a new combo together as a result!

 

etb - I'm not sure that you should do it again. I can't say I like the tie very much in the first place, but the combination of pink and white paisley and massive blue gingham with a sober business suit really doesn't work IMHO. Even if you're going for that British loud shirt thing, the tie would need to be less outré, and if you were going for a more all-out dandy look, you'd need a much more exciting suit (something really outrageous in tan, cream or white, for example...). As it is, it seems like you have two different impulses which remain unreconciled and in conflict - something I have to say I feel about a lot of your fits.

 

@Claghorn, I agree that this is a rare fail for you: the tie is just too similar in both tone and colour to the jacket. Relatively speaking, of course - you still look better than 99% of the people out there...

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@Claghorn, I agree that this is a rare fail for you: the tie is just too similar in both tone and colour to the jacket. Relatively speaking, of course - you still look better than 99% of the people out there...

I think it would have worked if I had worn the matching pants to to make a suit and switched black oxfords for the brown bluchers. As is, the different colored trousers and shoes just emphasizes the similarity in color of the tie and jacket.

 

Side note: I want commentary in the composite thread damn it. Go do your thing. The nerdier the better. @mktitsworth, you too.

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X post from the Friday challenge. I simply had to go for my pink Canali tie for the 'light tie' challenge. Funny thing is, I've never worn it with this shirt before so I was able to pull a new combo together as a result!

 

etb - I'm not sure that you should do it again. I can't say I like the tie very much in the first place, but the combination of pink and white paisley and massive blue gingham with a sober business suit really doesn't work IMHO. Even if you're going for that British loud shirt thing, the tie would need to be less outré, and if you were going for a more all-out dandy look, you'd need a much more exciting suit (something really outrageous in tan, cream or white, for example...). As it is, it seems like you have two different impulses which remain unreconciled and in conflict - something I have to say I feel about a lot of your fits.

It is a controversial look. That tie has been quite unpopular around these parts, but has also gotten some good feedback too. I hear what you are saying, but I disagree. :) The shirt is a light colour which means that no matter how big the check is, its is still fairly mellow - in steps the 'outre' tie and brightens it up, but also fits into the design, like a little puff of a pink cloud in a blue sky. ;-)

 

The suit is a business suit and while I get what you are saying, the very reason I am wearing it is due to the Friday challenge - which is to wear a lighter tie than your suit / jacket. Hence, cream or white wouldn't have worked in this context. 

 

thanks for the feedback though.

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I think it would have worked if I had worn the matching pants to to make a suit and switched black oxfords for the brown bluchers. As is, the different colored trousers and shoes just emphasizes the similarity in color of the tie and jacket.

 

Side note: I want commentary in the composite thread damn it. Go do your thing. The nerdier the better. @mktitsworth, you too.


I really like the tie, so thumbs from me. Which hober is that?

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It is a controversial look. That tie has been quite unpopular around these parts, but has also gotten some good feedback too. I hear what you are saying, but I disagree. smile.gif  The shirt is a light colour which means that no matter how big the check is, its is still fairly mellow - in steps the 'outre' tie and brightens it up, but also fits into the design, like a little puff of a pink cloud in a blue sky. ;-)

The suit is a business suit and while I get what you are saying, the very reason I am wearing it is due to the Friday challenge - which is to wear a lighter tie than your suit / jacket. Hence, cream or white wouldn't have worked in this context. 

thanks for the feedback though.

@FlyingMonkey Would it be right to say the larger the check the more casual a shirt becomes?
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UPS showed up with a coffin from Holland today. Bring on spring !

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@Claghorn
, I agree that this is a rare fail for you: the tie is just too similar in both tone and colour to the jacket. Relatively speaking, of course - you still look better than 99% of the people out there...
I think it would have worked if I had worn the matching pants to to make a suit and switched black oxfords for the brown bluchers. As is, the different colored trousers and shoes just emphasizes the similarity in color of the tie and jacket.


I would like to thank you for summarizing my feedback to you and saving my typing effort. cheers.gif


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X post from the Friday challenge. I simply had to go for my pink Canali tie for the 'light tie' challenge. Funny thing is, I've never worn it with this shirt before so I was able to pull a new combo together as a result!

etb - I'm not sure that you should do it again. I can't say I like the tie very much in the first place, but the combination of pink and white paisley and massive blue gingham with a sober business suit really doesn't work IMHO. Even if you're going for that British loud shirt thing, the tie would need to be less outré, and if you were going for a more all-out dandy look, you'd need a much more exciting suit (something really outrageous in tan, cream or white, for example...). As it is, it seems like you have two different impulses which remain unreconciled and in conflict - something I have to say I feel about a lot of your fits.
It is a controversial look. That tie has been quite unpopular around these parts, but has also gotten some good feedback too. I hear what you are saying, but I disagree. smile.gif  The shirt is a light colour which means that no matter how big the check is, its is still fairly mellow - in steps the 'outre' tie and brightens it up, but also fits into the design, like a little puff of a pink cloud in a blue sky. ;-)

The suit is a business suit and while I get what you are saying, the very reason I am wearing it is due to the Friday challenge - which is to wear a lighter tie than your suit / jacket. Hence, cream or white wouldn't have worked in this context. 

thanks for the feedback though.

The bolded statements, though emphatically presented, are just wrong. That big check is not mellow, and a cream or white shirt would have been infinitely preferable here. Monkey also gave you the right advice about how you might employ the shirt/tie combo in a flashy yet coherent way. Stop fighting it, man. LISTEN.
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@in stitches: Thanks a lot! What kind of pants would you have recommended? The trousers are 100% cotton (moleskin?) from Suitsupply, kind of like the off-white Jort trousers, but not from the Jort collection. It's a very soft cotton. I'll try to get a detailed picture of the texture.

Unfortunately, I wasn't able to get a full fit picture yesterday. Maybe, I'll take a quick shot during the weekend.

I don't think there is anything wrong with it, it's more just a pet peeve of mine. With the top block as nice and formal is yours I always prefer to see nicer creased wool trousers along with it. I know many people do not agree with me, and that's just fine. It's just kind of something that I don't love.

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Ping - great look and even better facial expression.

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Clags - boring or not, I love it. And I think that all the darker blues work well together.

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Evilb - I will just say that I think yesterday's combo was a much greater success than today's.

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Steffen - That looks awesome. I really need a blue with gray or white window pain in my life.
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Ping - great look and even better facial expression.

Now you know why I used to crop out my face baldy[1].gif
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The look of distain is perfect. I'm getting a Victorian Dad vibe today.

 

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Friggin' cold this morning, hopefully one of the last days this "spring" that calls for a three-piece suit....
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The look of distain is perfect. I'm getting a Victorian Dad vibe today.


After Butler smiled in his pic up-thread, we needed something to restore order and bring harmony to the universe.....
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After Butler smiled in his pic up-thread, we needed something to restore order and bring harmony to the universe.....

 

He called it a smile, but he makes Mona Lisa appear euphoric. I guess that is smiling for a butler.

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Now you know why I used to crop out my face baldy[1].gif

dood. that expression made the pic. i loved it. dont crop that stuff out!
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