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post #16 of 278
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Originally Posted by mafoofan View Post

When you go to CostCo and bring home a 30-pack of paper towels, are you collecting paper towels, or are you being a savvy shopper?

I think you're just trying to minimize trips to Costco.

Anyway, too monochromatic for my taste -- but fit and texture is great.
post #17 of 278
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Originally Posted by Trompe le Monde View Post

is it savvy to wait 3 months for a 1000$+ billfold from a merchant who expressly do not want your patronage ?

No, that's a function of desire, persistence, and decadence. Notice, that all things--personal vices included--can be made to serve style, except for collecting.
post #18 of 278
I like the more subdued blues in the second picture. Maybe I'm boring. biggrin.gif
post #19 of 278
Foo, for an all blue ensemble, I think the brilliant blue tie would work better with a darker suit or that shade of suit would work better with a darker tie.

Beyond that, I am just not crazy about the tie, not really that into brilliant blues unless they are truly light for spring.
post #20 of 278
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The brilliant blue elevates the outfit, to my mind. It adds brightness and light. Without it, he'd look like the anonymous GQ-blog Italian businessman, whose outfit is painfully flat and one-dimensional.
post #21 of 278
No, there would still be contrast. More contrast, in fact. Either brilliant blue and dark suit, or LTN suit and dark tie. Not dark-dark.

Not that I dislike dark-dark.
post #22 of 278
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Originally Posted by Manton View Post

No, there would still be contrast. More contrast, in fact. Either brilliant blue and dark suit, or LTN suit and dark tie. Not dark-dark.
Not that I dislike dark-dark.

He could have gone with a dark tie, yes. Just like he could have gone with polished brown calfskin shoes. What he did was more challenging, and equally in balance. Of course, I understand you disagree on that second part. But then, this is not the "Manton-approved" thread, so I expect a healthy dose of disagreement coming from your end!

Generally, I hate dark-dark, or light-light. I like to see the range filled.
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FCorb:

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This is the best combo posted yet.
post #25 of 278
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FCorb:
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i think youre mistaken. that is a photo of Vox
post #26 of 278
Leave aside my personal dislike of brilliant blue ties, I disagree that what is depicted is more balanced than what I suggested.

Dark-dark is rarely my preference but I do like it from time to time. All blue is strictly a daytime look for me and it does have certain connotations. In europe = Italian businessman as you say, over here it says "museum curator who must fundraise constantly among the upper class."

But I do like a dark suit, white shirt and dark tie for night time. Black tie with a blue suit, blue tie with a gray suit. Blue tie with blue suit is also OK. Looks very sharp IMO. Blue shirts at night are not how I roll unless I am leaving work for something and don't care. But if I am dressing to go out, i wear a white shirt.
post #27 of 278
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i think youre mistaken. that is a photo of Vox

"The FCorb, formerly known as Vox"

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post #28 of 278
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^^^ Bill's outfit is very nice and something I could easily imagine wearing yesterday or tomorrow. I have almost all the equivalent components and have put them together similarly quite frequently. It is far better than GQ-blog Italian Businessman.

However, Timotune's outfit is still a step above. Bill's outfit does not reach the same high notes.
post #29 of 278
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Originally Posted by Manton View Post

But I do like a dark suit, white shirt and dark tie for night time. Black tie with a blue suit, blue tie with a gray suit. Blue tie with blue suit is also OK. Looks very sharp IMO. Blue shirts at night are not how I roll unless I am leaving work for something and don't care. But if I am dressing to go out, i wear a white shirt.

^This.
post #30 of 278
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Originally Posted by Manton View Post

Leave aside my personal dislike of brilliant blue ties, I disagree that what is depicted is more balanced than what I suggested.
Dark-dark is rarely my preference but I do like it from time to time. All blue is strictly a daytime look for me and it does have certain connotations. In europe = Italian businessman as you say, over here it says "museum curator who must fundraise constantly among the upper class."
But I do like a dark suit, white shirt and dark tie for night time. Black tie with a blue suit, blue tie with a gray suit. Blue tie with blue suit is also OK. Looks very sharp IMO. Blue shirts at night are not how I roll unless I am leaving work for something and don't care. But if I am dressing to go out, i wear a white shirt.

If I were going out at night and had the opportunity to dress for the occasion, I would also opt for a white shirt. However, I would probably pick a lighter colored tie, something with a woven pattern in light grey or silver. Dark suit, white shirt, and dark tie looks too funereal and Reservoir Dogs for my comfort.
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