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post #46 of 122
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Originally Posted by mafoofan View Post

Foo squared?

or for others, joo squared.
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Originally Posted by edmorel View Post

would love it as a throw pillow on a Versace-esque sofa.

paging mr spoo swap.
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manton, that really wide, multi colored, stripe tie you posted once, yeah, that might belong here. sorry, mang. frown.gif
post #47 of 122
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Originally Posted by Manton View Post

it's blue, a very summery blue mohair.
The shirt is absolutely not gray in the least

The shirt (you write) has a white background, but it's not the same intensity (stark) white as the square. Looks like a grayed (soft) white.

The "summery blue" is not a true blue (balance of black, white, blue, and yellow), but instead looks grayed (too much black more than white ) - a grayed navy.

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Originally Posted by Manton View Post

And, I not that pale, I am a swarthy mediterranean

Yea, but one with olive skin and high contrast eyes and hair and tee-- (wait, didn't J recently put a kibosh on teeth comments? I better not go there . . . smile.gif)

So bold, intense, true, high contrast colors looks better on you, IMO.

Now it the tie was a more "summery" tie and the square was a softer white, the outfit would all go together - but still not with you.

- M

The picture is not worthy of sartorial hero sadness, but just WAYWT fodder . . .
post #48 of 122
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Originally Posted by Manton View Post

Fred Astaire pinning a button down collar

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Originally Posted by gyalos View Post

Fred Astaire wearing a notch lapel DJ

Astaire is my sartorial hero nonpareil, and the two examples cited as missteps don’t bother me at all. As for the collar pin/button down combo, I’m of the anti-coco school--before leaving home, look in the mirror and put one more thing on. The notch lapel dinner jacket is from a period beginning in the 1960s when Astaire was apparently trying to modernize his look, and the wide, notch lapels on his dinner jacket worn in 1981 were all the rage then. By then he had been wearing plain front trousers and and a trimmer cut overall for some time without ever losing his innate elegance:

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The only time I am ever taken slightly aback by Fred’s attire is when I view the scene in Daddy Long Legs in which he sports a bow tie tied so wide that, if the wind caught it and made it twirl, he would take off like a helicopter:

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This, however, would make me cry if I thought it were anything other than a costume:

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post #49 of 122
Thread Starter 
that bow tie looks OK to me. I am more offended by the matchy-matchyness with the square.
post #50 of 122
That's how wide a bow tie should be.
post #51 of 122
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Edited by RJE - 8/1/12 at 2:57pm
post #52 of 122
Nothing is worse than a skimpy, sheepish bow tie. If you don't feel brave enough to wear one with a little jauntiness to it, you shouldn't wear one at all--it's a bow tie.
post #53 of 122
This is a great thread.
I think I will nominate the striped blazer with black piping. I don't know how to find a pic, but someone can find it, I am sure.
Astaire, like the DoW, represents a rich vein for this sort of thing. He really knew what he was doing, but he changed his style a bit over time and he also experimented, so you are bound to find some clinkers in the otherwise stellar inventory.
post #54 of 122
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Originally Posted by mafoofan View Post

That's how wide a bow tie should be.

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Originally Posted by mafoofan View Post

Nothing is worse than a skimpy, sheepish bow tie. If you don't feel brave enough to wear one with a little jauntiness to it, you shouldn't wear one at all--it's a bow tie.


A bow tie should be the same width as your eyes - period! bigstar[1].gif
post #55 of 122
Thread Starter 
These are not really sartorial heroes but Apparel Arts was ia major nspiration. The worst things I ever saw in Apparel Arts were the Saalburg drawing of a man in a dinner jacket with brass buttons and drawing of a man wearing patent leather half brogues with white tie.
post #56 of 122
You guys are obsessing too much over bow-tie width. While I think moderate is always a good rule, bow-tie width has ever been at the whim of fashion. (Also, except at the extremes, no one cares.)
post #57 of 122
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Originally Posted by Manton View Post

Man, I love that square, I wear it a lot.

Until about an hour or so ago, that square, with the navy border, was bulging charmingly from my jacket pocket.

To the original question: just about anything worn by Edward Windsor (aka the Duke of Used to be the Prince of Wales Then Was The King Then Wasn't Because of That Woman and liked the Nazis) after around 1923.
post #58 of 122
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Originally Posted by dopey View Post

You guys are obsessing too much over bow-tie width. While I think moderate is always a good rule, bow-tie width has ever been at the whim of fashion. (Also, except at the extremes, no one cares.)

Eh. I really hate it when the bow tie's outside edges don't reach the collar points (assuming a turn-down collar). It's a non-negotiable point to me. Vox agreed. Except, he said it differently, and my way of saying it was more correct than his.
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Edited by RJE - 8/1/12 at 2:57pm
post #60 of 122
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Originally Posted by gyalos View Post

...also James Bond(tm) wore a DJ whenn visiting the Queen at the Olympics opening show

What is wrong with that? Did you expect him to be in white tie?
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