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post #61 of 82
^ You had me until the square. I think that begged for a certain Drakes....
post #62 of 82
I had that in there! For whatever reason, I didn't like the blue with the blue this morning. I should have stuck with my first instinct.
post #63 of 82
Solid shirts with suits will always be a classic ensemble and I myself prefer solids, work mostly calls for it as well.
post #64 of 82
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Originally Posted by sugarbutch View Post

That's very nice, Claghorn. I have a pre-StyFo Banana Republic jacket in a similar fabric. I hold onto it because of the fabric, but the lapels are too narrow, the buttoning point is too high, and the length is on the verge of too short.


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.

post #65 of 82

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 :).

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Originally Posted by Claghorn View Post

am now curious as to the Drakes which Spoo referred to.

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post #68 of 82

bump cross post

post #69 of 82

Very sleek and elegant. Great tie knot. Envious of that!

post #70 of 82
Just found this thread, some great outfits in here. I'd like to show this to everyone dressing flashily. If they don't get it now, they never will.
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Originally Posted by Kaplan View Post

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:

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Sorry about the focus: Suit is navy nail head, shirt is an end-on-end'ish weave, tie is silk reppe

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Full shot of the above (Click to show)
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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...

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Originally Posted by Cantabrigian View Post

Props to Kaplan to pointing this thread out in the Whnay threak.

X-poast but I think this qualifies.  

I think a PS would detract.

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I also think one shouldn't always wear a PS. Sometimes it fits, sometimes it doesn't.
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Originally Posted by NOBD View Post

Excuse me for spamming these pics all over the forum, but I wanted to support this thread. No patterns.

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Originally Posted by sullivan025 View Post

Too short trousers, but the rest is great.

ftfy
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post #73 of 82

I just came here to cross post Cantabrigian's fit. See you beat me too it.

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Originally Posted by LonerMatt View Post

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 smile.gif.

Agreed. Also NOBD never fails to impress with his simplistic, understated style.
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