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post #766 of 5183
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Originally Posted by unbelragazzo View Post

What would you suggest? I tried out a couple and ended up with this one...I wasn't quite sure about it at first but I ended up liking it. You'd favor just a white linen, or?

My issue is that the gray/tan PS is a bit too neutral with how muted the rest of your outfit is. Tan suit, white shirt, blue pindot tie... where's the eye candy? You could go a little bold and use a pink, yellow, or orange PS. Those are all colors that complement the only other color I saw in your outfit (the blue tie) and also work well with the earth tones (tan suit).
post #767 of 5183
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Originally Posted by deadly7 View Post

 where's the eye candy?


 

Ideally that role is served by his face. IMO, if your pocket square is "eye candy," I think you might be doing it wrong.

post #768 of 5183
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Originally Posted by Patrick R View Post



 
Ideally that role is served by his face. IMO, if your pocket square is "eye candy," I think you might be doing it wrong.

Fine details, you don't understand them.
Some examples:
http://www.styleforum.net/t/230619/cbd-waywrn-an-experiment/5700_100#post_5138166 -- The PS adds an element of "not a boring corporate outfit" to this outfit (as does the fabric, but I'm not focusing on that just yet)
http://www.styleforum.net/t/230619/cbd-waywrn-an-experiment/5700_100#post_5141801 - Again, gray suit, white shirt, blue pindot tie.. what I'm presuming is a colorful patterned PS
http://www.styleforum.net/t/230619/cbd-waywrn-an-experiment/5500_100#post_5117040 - And another, earth toned suit, even with a patterned shirt and an atypical tie pattern, the PS adds some pizazz
post #769 of 5183

We may be speaking past each other with "eye candy." All I'm saying is if the PS conspicuously draws your eye to it, you're just creating a distraction.

post #770 of 5183
If it makes a difference, it's not a suit. It's also a cut that is quite "non-corporate" - single button with strongly roped shoulders. The fabric has a lot of texture as well. I think the one UC is wearing in that first length would have worked well, but I don't have anything quite like that. I have a kind of purple Vanda PS that would have worked well in color but I felt the pattern was too close to that of the tie. Anyway I know some people like to have a pretty neutral outfit and then one bright thing that "pops" but this is not really my aesthetic (nor do I think it's what UC is going for in his fit - not sure if this is what you mean by "eye candy", deadly). This fit was meant to be understated in color but luxurious in fabrics (if you haven't gotten a hold of this Hober pin dot fabric, it's amazing, and the texture of the jacket I quite a lot) and sharp in silhouette (which I realize you can't really see from the photo). Thanks for all your comments and suggestions though, I really appreciated them.
post #771 of 5183
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Originally Posted by patrickBOOTH View Post

Look at mine I posted last week, that's a 6-fold.
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Originally Posted by Renton View Post

Three of the four grenadines I ordered from Hober are lined 6 folds and they look fine with a pratt knot.

PB, I like it a lot. 6 fold it is.
post #772 of 5183
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Originally Posted by Patrick R View Post

Ideally that role is served by his face. IMO, if your pocket square is "eye candy," I think you might be doing it wrong.

Depends on one's face.
post #773 of 5183
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Originally Posted by Threadbearer View Post

Depends on one's face.

Disagree. Even if you don't have the handsomest face, your goal should still be to make it as "attractive" as possible in both senses of the word - both pleasing to the eye and drawing the focus of the viewer. You should be the thing that is looking great, not your clothes (despite all the headless SF shots).
post #774 of 5183
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Originally Posted by unbelragazzo View Post

Disagree. Even if you don't have the handsomest face, your goal should still be to make it as "attractive" as possible in both senses of the word - both pleasing to the eye and drawing the focus of the viewer. You should be the thing that is looking great, not your clothes (despite all the headless SF shots).

I concur (though I have a feeling TB was just being humorous smile.gif).

One of the main goals of any ensemble is to draw others to one's face, to make it the focal point.

I'd add this: it's also important to know your skin tone and understand what either goes well or clashes with it. I'm high-contrast (dark hair, lighter skin) and therefore, the dress shirts I wear are always light in tone and the ties, much, much darker so as to echo this effect, and draw attention to my face. Conversely, it's why I hardly invest in light coloured ties.
post #775 of 5183
I got received this tie from David:

http://www.samhober.com/grenadine-garza-grossa-stripe-silk-ties/powder-blue-and-brown-stripes-on-midnight-blue-grenadine-tie-3.html

It is beautiful, drapes well, and ties a very clean and elegant knot. It is classy, understated and will lift any outfit. I will have to find occasions to wear it now...happy.gif

Thanks to forex for recommending and to David for answering my questions!! The only downside is that I will end up spending on more Hober ties...icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif
post #776 of 5183
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Originally Posted by scurvyfreedman View Post

Just ordered Dark Purple/Black Grenadine Fina Silk Tie #35, Dark Red Grenadine Silk Tie #2, and English Stripe Silk Tie #33.

Did you order the fina or grossa in dark red? The grossa is on my radar.
post #777 of 5183
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Originally Posted by mkarim View Post

Did you order the fina or grossa in dark red? The grossa is on my radar.


The dark purple/black is fina. The dark red is grossa. I also have the dark navy in grossa. I seem to gravitate to colors described as "dark."
post #778 of 5183
Just placed an order for a couple swatch sets....

...so begins my head-first plunge into addiction.
post #779 of 5183

awaiting expected completion and shipping of my second order any day now...

 

3 x 6 fold satin (burgundy, dark chocolate, forest green)

3 x 4 fold garza fina (bitter chocloate, burgundy, dark navy)

3 x 3 fold cashmere (dark navy, forest green, purple)

1 x 6 fold reppe (dark burgundy)

1 x madder #7 / brown cashmere scarfe

post #780 of 5183

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Originally Posted by dandie View Post

awaiting expected completion and shipping of my second order any day now...

 

3 x 6 fold satin (burgundy, dark chocolate, forest green)

3 x 4 fold garza fina (bitter chocloate, burgundy, dark navy)

3 x 3 fold cashmere (dark navy, forest green, purple)

1 x 6 fold reppe (dark burgundy)

1 x madder #7 / brown cashmere scarfe


Cannot wait to see pics, that is an epic haul.

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