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post #331 of 769
For instance, leaving the hat and the bag aside, I think this:



while not something I would wear, is ok while this:



is terrible
post #332 of 769
I hate both of them, but I think I get what you're trying to say.

Loud and interesting, good:


loud and uninteresting, bad:
post #333 of 769
lolz, the CBD boys are going to wake up to something shocking.
post #334 of 769
mother of god that orange pants thing is terrible...my point in my earlier post was, I don't suggest you ever wear red shoes or green pants...but if you want to wear those green pants and those red shoes and that patterned bowtie, etc., you should wear them put together into something like this, rather than on their own against a blank canvas.

I guess what I'm saying is, I find it more elegant to have the louder piece "blend" not "pop". Depending on what it is, this can be done without other loud items. Here's a very famous picture of the DoW in a suit that while not bright in color, is loud in pattern. He seems to wear it effortlessly by blending it with the other elements:

post #335 of 769
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Originally Posted by in stitches View Post

lolz, the CBD boys are going to wake up to something shocking.

ok, imagine the patterns as pocketsquares and it's no different from what goes on there.

Bold things that have nothing else intriguing about them are bad. On all scales.

Well, that's my rule anyway.
Edited by hendrix - 7/31/12 at 10:55pm
post #336 of 769
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Originally Posted by hendrix View Post

ok, imagine the patterns as pocketsquares and it's no different from what goes on there.
Bold things that have nothing else intriguing about them are bad. On all scales.

im not saying they are conceptually different.

im saying that i cant wait for some people to check into this thread to find leopard print kimonos and green and orage pastel chinos.
post #337 of 769
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Originally Posted by in stitches View Post

im not saying they are conceptually different.
im saying that i cant wait for some people to check into this thread to find leopard print kimonos and green and orage pastel chinos.

Lol!
post #338 of 769
very amusing thread

here are some of my personal ones

1. No ties without a jacket
2, No jackets without a tie
3. No jackets at a place where someone could show up in jeans
4. No suede with worsted
5. No polished calf with tweed
6. No brown with blue
7. No impressing or statement making with tailored wear
8. No blending of fun/sexy and traditional tailored wear
9. Full dress on Halloween

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post #339 of 769
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Originally Posted by tutee View Post

6. No brown with blue

Wow.
post #340 of 769
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Originally Posted by hendrix View Post

Loud and interesting, good:

loud and uninteresting, bad:

for me it's the other way round
post #341 of 769
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Originally Posted by ColdEyedPugilist View Post

5) Black shoes with dark red ties
6) No black shoes where the colours on the upper half are not bold enough to bring about a visual balance
.

not sure, I get this...
post #342 of 769
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Originally Posted by fritzl View Post

not sure, I get this...

No brown shoes with ties in strong colours like dark red, midnight or purple.

No black shoes if your ensemble has a predominance of rustic colours like brown, orange and green.
post #343 of 769
I bought this jacket for around $150: http://www.brooksbrothers.com/IWCatProductPage.process?Merchant_Id=1&Section_Id=678&Product_Id=1416311&Parent_Id=217&default_color=CHARCOAL&sort_by=&sectioncolor=&sectionsize=

All this talk of grey odd jackets has me confused, angry, and alone. But seriously, can this be paired with something and look good? I've been seeing every gray odd pairing get shot down in this thread.
post #344 of 769
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Originally Posted by TM79 View Post

I bought this jacket for around $150: http://www.brooksbrothers.com/IWCatProductPage.process?Merchant_Id=1&Section_Id=678&Product_Id=1416311&Parent_Id=217&default_color=CHARCOAL&sort_by=§ioncolor=§ionsize=
All this talk of grey odd jackets has me confused, angry, and alone. But seriously, can this be paired with something and look good? I've been seeing every gray odd pairing get shot down in this thread.

That's Charcoal. Charcoal can work fine. 

post #345 of 769
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Originally Posted by Manton View Post

Ctp @120
That is not good for a lot of reasons. Quite “suity” without being a suit. The coat is not variegated enough to be a good gray odd jacket. Coat and trou too close in tone. One other important point. While the coat fits well, to me this is a big advertisement for the benefits of drape. You have somewhat narrow shoulders and a shallow chest. Your hips look bigger than your chest and just barely as wide as your shoulders. Add some drape to that coat and all that gets fixed by magic.

This is very important I would say especially for guys shaped like me and skinny guys. My hips are almost as wide as my shoulders and I am a bit "up-and-down". Recently, I have been getting more chest on my suits and now it actually looks like my body has shape to it. Also, I have been getting fullness in the back in the side seams and next to the armhole. Comfortable.
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