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post #61 of 87
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Originally Posted by Holdfast View Post
Slightly overtight tailoring aside, I really love that suit. And the sock/shoe combo is great with it.

Not a fan of the shirt/tie/square though. Good example for the thread though; what would work better in their place, I wonder?

Fire.
post #62 of 87
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Originally Posted by Holdfast View Post
Slightly overtight tailoring aside, I really love that suit. And the sock/shoe combo is great with it.

Not a fan of the shirt/tie/square though. Good example for the thread though; what would work better in their place, I wonder?

You see I really like this outfit and think it works and this gentleman really looks comfortable with the look as well. But it could work better and my eye is drawn to the tone of the red in the suit. It isn't perfect and the whole would look alot better if the red was not present at all or perhaps if it was more magenta-ish
post #63 of 87
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Originally Posted by cptjeff View Post
What an awful collar.



I don't see a color in here. Black and White, neither are colors! Just two ends of the shade spectrum.
post #64 of 87
Shirt and tie are to much the same- not bold enough.

post #65 of 87
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Originally Posted by greger View Post
Shirt and tie are to much the same- not bold enough.


As wild as that outfit is, the brother carries it with a commendable air of confidence and attitude.
post #66 of 87
This is nice, except the tie would look better with diagonal strips. The guy exhibits power or suredness.



Some of the other pictures don't have full body. If the "rig" doesn't fit the head shape, hair style, hair and eye color, or the complexion, and the personality it doesn't work. There needs to be common denominators (theme or themes) between the groups to tie them together. There is a math to logic that needs to work here, or you have the wrong answer, which is failure.
post #67 of 87
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Originally Posted by malat View Post
As wild as that outfit is, the brother carries it with a commendable air of confidence and attitude.

That he does. I like just a little more contrast. But is his intended purpose contrast, or harmony between patterns? If the latter I would be wrong on his intent. Or, maybe he wanted to back off a little, we all have those days.
post #68 of 87
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This is nice, except the tie would look better with diagonal strips. The guy exhibits power or suredness.

You think that out fit needs MORE stripes?
post #69 of 87
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Originally Posted by SpooPoker View Post
You think that out fit needs MORE stripes?

The solid seems out of place. Even his hair is speckled. The solid doesn't draw the attention to his eyes or even his face, but below his face. He is not facing straight ahead, so can't draw to many conclusions. He certainly is an artist with clothes. Some want to dress bland and like to fade into the crowd. Anyway, I think personality and skill has lots to do with it.
post #70 of 87
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Originally Posted by MBreinin View Post
I can't go bold or vividly patterned with a tie. I can't wrap my mind around it and make it work. I will choose a striped shirt though on occasion, but it will subdued.





Apart from the PoW which is a timeless classic, very 1960s. Regrettably they conjure memories of polyester garments.
post #71 of 87
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Apart from the PoW which is a timeless classic, very 1960s. Regrettably they conjure memories of polyester garments.
+100
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post #73 of 87
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Originally Posted by GBR View Post
Apart from the PoW which is a timeless classic, very 1960s. Regrettably they conjure memories of polyester garments.

That second suit is a Domenico Spano and the third is a vintage Polo, from the '70s. Neither are polyster. LOL.

Mike
post #74 of 87
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Originally Posted by greger View Post
The solid doesn't draw the attention to his eyes or even his face, but below his face.

Yes, that's exactly the problem I thought it had too, which I mentioned upthread somewhere.

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Originally Posted by aj_del View Post

I like this. The tie-pin and very strong texture on the tie creates enough central interest to balance the bold suit, despite it being solid. Imagine this with twill brown in the same shade. Would not work.

Yes, I'm definitely firming up my earlier position that strongly patterned suits benefit from a patterned tie, or at least one with insane amounts of visual texture, or an accessory of some sort, to keep the eye moving around and not either focusing on just the suit, or too centrally on a dark solid tie.
post #75 of 87
I'm surprised no one else included this:
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