On solid and solid-like jackets/shirts/ties............................................... - Page 5
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Just read this. I think we must have the same jacket. That's Banana Republic and I feel the lapels are a bit narrow and the buttoning point is a little high. The length is fine on me though. Still, I suspect we have the same jacket. I got it from my dad, who never wore it, so I don't know when it was purchased.
And I dig the pocket square, though am now curious as to the Drakes which Spoo referred to.
Interesting thread Ed, but I think it could be more challenging (and potentially educational for those who like all solids) if narowed down to just solids and those subbtle patterns/textures that 'disolve into a solid beyond kissing distance' as Corb recently coined it. While your examples in the OP are tasteful to me, both the striped shirt and neat tie will obviously be patterned from a couple of meters away. As such, I feel the pic in post #6 is a better example of how to succesfully pair near solids. Allowing even a single obvious pattern per fit makes this exercise kind of redundant with the CBD and Good Taste thread, especially so for the examples only showing the coat, shirt & tie. All this just IMO, of course.
Anyway, here are a few experiments with all (near) solids:
Sorry about the focus: Suit is navy nail head, shirt is an end-on-end'ish weave, tie is silk reppe
Full shot of the above (Click to show)
Fresco, poplin, silk reppe
Feel free to critique or use as examples of what not to do when pairing solids. For instance, I think the pairing of the cotton tie and shirt in pic 1 was less than successful...
I also think one shouldn't always wear a PS. Sometimes it fits, sometimes it doesn't.
I rate this thread. I love it when the texture of the fabric becomes the 'pattern' that defines the outfit, and the wearer's confidence comes across so much more.
As with any 'style', too much is never a good thing, but seeing some of these pictures really works for me .
Agreed. Also NOBD never fails to impress with his simplistic, understated style.