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post #361 of 434
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Originally Posted by Victor Elfo View Post



Another discreetly patterned shirt brought to play.

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Originally Posted by F. Corbera View Post

Perhaps. But, perhaps not if you knew what the colors were.

Hmmmmm:

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Edited by RJE - 8/1/12 at 2:56pm
post #363 of 434
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Originally Posted by oldog/oldtrix View Post

Hmmmmm:
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Yes, exactly, although your colors are probably more sedate than the old Prince's.
post #364 of 434

The point in posting the picture was in favor of a discreetly patterned shirt, I did not said that the fit was discreet. 


Edited by Victor Elfo - 7/25/12 at 8:13pm
post #365 of 434
4 patterns from fall: Pass/Fail?

post #366 of 434
I dislike the tie a lot and am trying to see past that. The shirt and jacket go together very well. With a solid navy tie you have a boffo combination. As to what you have on, I don't think it's a disaster, but I don't like it either.
post #367 of 434
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Originally Posted by Manton View Post

I dislike the tie a lot and am trying to see past that. The shirt and jacket go together very well. With a solid navy tie you have a boffo combination. As to what you have on, I don't think it's a disaster, but I don't like it either.
I don't dislike the tie so much as I don't think it looks right with what is a citified tweed pattern in light colors. It would look better with a real country tweed in a dark brown palette. At the same time, I think it would also look better with a plain navy or charcoal suit and a plain shirt.
Also just as the shirt and sportcoat go well together, so does the tie and shirt. The problem is all three.
Square is lost and might as well not be there.
post #368 of 434
^^^ that is all correct, except for the part about how the tie is not bad.
post #369 of 434
Manton, do you simply dislike paisley ties?

For what it's worth, I like all of the individual elements and I think that the fit is well executed, however I think they're is something off about it that Dopey seems to have done a great job of putting into words.
post #370 of 434
I don't mind neat paisleys, but big wild paisleys like that I hate as ties, though I like them as squares.
post #371 of 434
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by Manton View Post

I don't mind neat paisleys, but big wild paisleys like that I hate as ties, though I like them as squares.

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post #372 of 434
just because you are anti square, the rest of us are more sane.
post #373 of 434
Thread Starter 
wonder what a shrink would say about a paisely square like that or that HMS napoli square......
post #374 of 434
FWIW, I don't just love the combo either, which is why I posed it as Pass/Fail. I wear a solid tie (usually brn or navy) with this jacket 95% of the time and actually only wore this particular tie with it once in an effort at novelty. I am a little surprised you hate the tie itself, manton, since it seems a pretty classic madder paisley to me, even on this scale.

I think Dopey nailed it on what holds this back: the lightness of the tweed (color and weight) with the tie. I don't wear the tie with suits. When I wear it--not very often--it's typically with a heavier, scratchier tweed jacket that's predominantly green/brown glen plaid with a subtle burgundy and blue windowpane running through it.

Thanks for the comments. Surprised at the quality of feedback.
post #375 of 434
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Originally Posted by edmorel View Post

wonder what a shrink would say about a paisely square like that or that HMS napoli square......
I love my HMS Victory square.

here is my favorite paisley:

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