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This. Seasonality is way more about weight and texture than color. Brown. All. The. Time.

 

I agree for the most part, but I'm going to use what you said as a spring board to get a little philosophical. I would add that while almost all colors are good for almost all seasons, some tones and shades certainly suit some seasons more than others. This isn't because of some English custom traceable back to Victorian royalty, but because of the varying amount of natural light that accompanies each season. A good rule of thumb which most people understand intuitively, but someone with are large wardrobe and a discerning palette can intentionally put to good use is that lighter tones look better in more light and darker tones in less light.

If colors themselves are at all seasonal I would guess its because different places, for a thousand and one reasons, have different natural color schemes and an attempt to match these color schemes is aesthetically pleasing. This is the theory behind the dictum that the greys and navys suit cityscapes better than hunter greens or certain varieties of brown. However notice that the grey and navy rule has many exceptions. There are many places within many cities where grey and navy are not the colosr of the side walks or the buildings or the vehicles or the common styles of interior decoration. In many places brown and various shades of tan look very at home, think pale sand colored buildings common in SoCal or wooden interiors, as opposed to cubicle municipalities. Seasons, like cities have various stereotypical colors, light blues in spring, black in winter, rusts in fall, etc. Yet, also like cities, the seasonal colors vary from place to place. Here in LA I don't get as many rustic colors in the fall as I will when I'm in Scotland next fall. Seasonal rules hold a grain of truth but they really all reduce to a joint awareness of one's surroundings and some basic principles of aesthetics.

In one sense this can be infuriating, because it means that there are no hard and fast rules for building a wardrobe that will work for everybody. On the other hand with time and effort the SF clothes hobby can take on a whole new dimension as a subtle form of local patriotism. Instead of debating what is seasonal and what isn't seasonal it would more profitable to discuss what specific considerations make X suit the environment in which it is worn.

Also, @Claghorn, just so you're aware, I'm a fan of your understated, but far from soporific fits. You do a good job of combining the few authentic insights of the igent color palette with the conservative elegance that the old guard used to preach.   

post #76322 of 78717
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Originally Posted by Claghorn View Post

Kent Wang. One of the Egyptian zodiacs. By far the most versatile square I own. I suggest buying it. Now. Seriously. You can wear it with almost any color combination. Kent puts tons of thought in what art he uses for his squares, generally focusing on their ability to be rearranged for new effect.

If I'm not mistaken, this is the same PS you wore with an earlier fit featuring a navy 3 patch pocket blazer, burgundy pencil stripe shirt and green tie w/ light blue flowers. In that instance you were displaying more white, light blue and just a dash of red, all to great effect. I liked it so much--the fit, and in particular that PS-- I saved it to my iphone photo album, for future reference. And I just purchased the square from KW. Thanks!
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The versatility of that square is great.

 

 

The two ways I generally use it (Click to show)
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Heaping more praise on the Kent's Dendera zodiac square. Same square being used in two fairly different ways:

 


A second use of the second way (Click to show)

 

 

 

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I agree for the most part, but I'm going to use what you said as a spring board to get a little philosophical. I would add that while almost all colors are good for almost all seasons, some tones and shades certainly suit some seasons more than others. This isn't because of some English custom traceable back to Victorian royalty, but because of the varying amount of natural light that accompanies each season. A good rule of thumb which most people understand intuitively, but someone with are large wardrobe and a discerning palette can intentionally put to good use is that lighter tones look better in more light and darker tones in less light.

If colors themselves are at all seasonal I would guess its because different places, for a thousand and one reasons, have different natural color schemes and an attempt to match these color schemes is aesthetically pleasing. This is the theory behind the dictum that the greys and navys suit cityscapes better than hunter greens or certain varieties of brown. However notice that the grey and navy rule has many exceptions. There are many places within many cities where grey and navy are not the colosr of the side walks or the buildings or the vehicles or the common styles of interior decoration. In many places brown and various shades of tan look very at home, think pale sand colored buildings common in SoCal or wooden interiors, as opposed to cubicle municipalities. Seasons, like cities have various stereotypical colors, light blues in spring, black in winter, rusts in fall, etc. Yet, also like cities, the seasonal colors vary from place to place. Here in LA I don't get as many rustic colors in the fall as I will when I'm in Scotland next fall. Seasonal rules hold a grain of truth but they really all reduce to a joint awareness of one's surroundings and some basic principles of aesthetics.

 

An interesting take and one I'm inclined to agree with. I'm surprised you didn't point out that the brown/rust color palette mimics the fall leaves, rendering it further appropriate for the season. And to the original conversation, I think we need to be aware that just because something is seasonally appropriate (as brown is for fall) doesn't make it seasonally inappropriate for other seasons.

post #76324 of 78717
I may kop that square before the week is out.

Thanks!!
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The versatility of that square is great.

 

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Funny, the red in the full square pic looks a lot more ochre-y, less fire-engine.

 

Agree-  PSs with mostly gold/fawn/tans+ blues   with  highlights in reds  r  versatile

post #76326 of 78717
Yes, a bit gaudy I admit but not a seven fold-/ as someone pointed out, this is Lino's thing with the 7. Kinda a unique tie and chicks seem to like it/ ask about it
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Is that a gigantic embroidered "7" on your tie? Presumably to conspicuously state that it's of the 7-fold variety? That has to be the gaudiest #menswear thing I've ever seen. Otherwise, nice outfit.
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this fit both needs and deserves more thumbs.
post #76328 of 78717
The weather's still cool in NYC, and I'm off to a benefit party for a downtown arts magazine this evening, a perfect occasion to wear something slightly outre, hence the tie and the boots.


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Not sure about putting Shantung and a Gunclub (even a lite worsted Gunclub) together.

Same fit with challis below.

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Not sure about putting Shantung and a Gunclub (even a lite worsted Gunclub) together.

Same fit with challis below.

 

I prefer the second one. But then again, I'm no fan of shantung. Sweet PS :) 

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The weather's still cool in NYC, and I'm off to a benefit party for a downtown arts magazine this evening, a perfect occasion to wear something slightly outre, hence the tie and the boots.
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Great fit and I like your carpet and espacially your Louis (which number is? My tip is XV) commode. We have some similar pieces in the hotel I work and after my short vacation maybe I make some Crusty style pics next week.

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Originally Posted by DonCologne View Post

Great fit and I like your carpet and espacially your Louis (which number is? My tip is XV) commode. We have some similar pieces in the hotel I work and after my short vacation maybe I make some Crusty style pics next week.

Thank you, DonC. The carpet is a Kashan, modern, and the style of the commode is Louis XV, though I suspect that it's actually a late 19th/early 20th century imitation thereof.

I look forward to your "Crusty style" pics when you get back to work next week.
post #76333 of 78717
Stop.

Shantung time.

We have a lot of beautiful new summer ties in shantung, grenadine etc and I'm torn which one to wear, hence the grumpy look. Suit is a bit shorter than I'd like but not a short as it seems in these pictures with arms crossed.



post #76334 of 78717
Linen jacket, clean white shirt, denim. Hope weather reaches at least 60 today.....

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As usual Sander wins the internet today.
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