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Eric, keep posting--today's fit is great. 

 

After dressing too boldly yesterday with a fancy stripe shirt in multiple colors to celebrate spring, today I went in the other direction.  This is a monochrome fit featuring a lot of gray (jacket, trousers, tie, square), in different patterns, shades, and textures. Might even call it a "Fifty Shades of Gray" fit. :eh:  Shirt is not gray--it's a light blue oxford cloth from Luxire. Not an everyday look for me by any means, but I wanted to try it out. 

 

 


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Great, but next time just wear a white linen tv-fold.
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You look great today, sir.

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@erictheobscure
, deets on the tie?

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Great look! Maybe try a slightly smaller tie knot?

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You look great. Personally, would look even better with a FIH knot.

Thanks for the kind comments and the feedback--will try a FIH knot with this combo next time I wear it. The tie isn't anything fancy--just Charles Tyrwhitt via one of their frequent buy-a-shirt-get-a-tie promos.
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Eric, keep posting--today's fit is great. 

After dressing too boldly yesterday with a fancy stripe shirt in multiple colors to celebrate spring, today I went in the other direction.  This is a monochrome fit featuring a lot of gray (jacket, trousers, tie, square), in different patterns, shades, and textures. Might even call it a "Fifty Shades of Gray" fit. eh.gif   Shirt is not gray--it's a light blue oxford cloth from Luxire. Not an everyday look for me by any means, but I wanted to try it out. 
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Liking the coat and tie. A plain, white or light blue linen pocket square would take everything to the next level. Getting the pocket square right has to be ultimate challenge in dressing well. The PS that I'm sporting in today's picture is, IMO, epic failure. Though no one has called me on it, I would have done so much better with a simple, solid "hankey".
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495 is the worst highway in the universe.

 

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You would not have said what you have said if you knew of a highway called the 66.

 

I believe its still universally known that the 405 is thee worst traffic highway.
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10 out of 10.
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A tad bit Wall Street. (Ignore the strange looking shoulder, must've messed up whilst I was trying to find a good angle with my other arm)

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Lest anyone tell you that SF discussions don't affect what I wear the next day, this addresses two birds with one stone. Stitchy and I had a brief discussion about the merits of a proper robo-pose (and what constitutes a robo-pose). He had in mind the at attention, arms directly at your side, fists clenched. I had in mind a more natural pose, the sort a tailor has you assume when you are measured. Standing as you would normally stand, arms hanging at your side. We both agree that either version of the pose isn't good for a picture in terms of feel. He dislikes the pose for fit reasons, but I held that there was no better pose from which one could conjecture how an item of clothing looks in a variety of positions as well as, perhaps most importantly, in movement.

 

There was also some mention of not wearing a purple tie with a white shirt. There is probably some credence to this in terms of a white shirt being formal and purple not being a formal color, but with the right approach, could probably be done well. I went with a linen-silk blend to bring the formality down a bit. The shirt, though white and spread collared, is oxford cloth. The suit is a linen-wool blend and the three patch pockets drop the formality further. So. I think it works. But I could be wrong.

 

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That looks nice Clags, though I'd call that tie on the plum end of the spectrum of purple. The saturated colour of the suit also lends itself well to that tie colour as well.
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A tad bit Wall Street. (Ignore the strange looking shoulder, must've messed up whilst I was trying to find a good angle with my other arm)

If I have to squint to tell where the suit ends and the shirt begins it's a bad fit.
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If I have to squint to tell where the suit ends and the shirt begins it's a bad fit.

 

Are you talking about the striped shirt with a pinstripe suit, or the actual fit of the shirt/suit? (Sorry I'm a bit of a newbie here)

 

The stripes of the shirt are much lighter in person (Light purple) if that helps. Although if I had a decent solid charcoal suit, I'd probably wear that with this shirt/tie combination rather than with the pinstriped suit.

 

But thanks for your input!

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Are you talking about the striped shirt with a pinstripe suit, or the actual fit of the shirt/suit? (Sorry I'm a bit of a newbie here)

The stripes are much lighter in person (Light purple) if that helps. Although if I had a decent solid charcoal suit, I'd probably wear that with this shirt/tie combination rather than with the pinstriped suit.

But thanks for your input!

The pattern is too close. This would be good with the charcoal suit that you have. The way it is now it doesn't work at all.
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That looks nice Clags, though I'd call that tie on the plum end of the spectrum of purple. [...]

 

Perhaps that makes the pairing with a white shirt unproblematic, and perhaps a darker shade of purple might go better with a light blue shirt.

 

But frankly I'm on Sugar Butch's team on this one:  I don't necessarily see a problem with pairing any purple tie with a white shirt just because the tie's purple.

 

— Ac

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Infinity out of 10.

FTFY

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clags, that is an excellent robopose, which to me speaks more to the quality of your robopose than to the robopose itself, or its primacy in showcasing a fit. in any case, the fit there is great, but we know that because you have posted that suit before.

as to purple and white, i think its about hues. i dont think purple is automatically an informal color. i think certain hues of purple however, are informal, ones that are bright or saturated or loud. and that goes for many other colors as well.

as i see it, your tie is pretty bright, and against the bright white shirt, its quite jarring. i dont think it is therefor bad, i dont mind jarring. but i do think a light blue shirt there would have been better. had the purple been of a more muted hue, i think it would jive better with the white shirt.

as a very narcissistic example, my fit from today sports a rust/orange tie on a white shirt, which was also on mantons shit list. the only reason i did it, was because its more of a matte orange/rust. had it been brighter or more saturated, i dont think it would have worked, and maybe one could argue even as is it doesnt work.
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