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post #10036 of 13589

By that, do you mean that it is aesthetic preference, or there is really something wrong with it?

post #10037 of 13589
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Originally Posted by emiristol View Post

 

 

 

WANT

 

Yeah, the cloth is out of stock, but I find it surprising that something like that can't be found somewhere else. Even Brooks Brothers sells (or used to sell) a district check jacket that is similar - Pliny has it...

 

Not the same thing, but perhaps close enough.

 


Edited by RDiaz - 9/8/13 at 6:05am
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RD,

post #10039 of 13589
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Originally Posted by Caustic Man View Post

By that, do you mean that it is aesthetic preference, or there is really something wrong with it?
post #10040 of 13589

JPHardy, that's not bad, but it seems too monochrome (just brown and white besides the blue overcheck). I think the different shades of brown on a cream ground is what makes the Riviera nicer. I have seen several gun clubs that look similar to the Riviera, but they all have a red overcheck, which I don't like. Someone must make something with blue, I haven't found one yet :p

post #10041 of 13589

Can a fancy stripe be in good taste?

 

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Shoez:

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Throw in a dash of bad taste (shows the stripe in the shirt). (Click to show)
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post #10042 of 13589
Not in my opinion...
post #10043 of 13589
It's fine.
Show's individuality.
post #10044 of 13589

I don't know how much individuality it shows, but I also think it's fine.

post #10045 of 13589

So, ix-nay on the irt-shay? What if it was a light blue with a white stripe, with the same widths? Is it perverse that I think that would be worse? I normally have a pretty strong preference for stripes that are the same width. I made an exception for this shirt, but the pattern is my least favorite thing about it.

post #10046 of 13589
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Originally Posted by YRR92 View Post
 

So, ix-nay on the irt-shay?

 

Actually, 2/3 liked it. So...

post #10047 of 13589
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Originally Posted by Caustic Man View Post
 

 

Actually, 2/3 liked it. So...

It was fifty-fifty when I started typing. :)

 

Also, I'll respond to both of your comments here (thanks for the compliments) -- what kind of socks would you suggest instead?

post #10048 of 13589
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Originally Posted by YRR92 View Post
 

It was fifty-fifty when I started typing. :)

 

Also, I'll respond to both of your comments here (thanks for the compliments) -- what kind of socks would you suggest instead?

 

Fair enough.

 

I would suggest something darker. It doesn't have to match the trousers or anything that mundane, but those are just too light. They look almost athletic. I might have gone with an argyle in grey and navy.

post #10049 of 13589
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Originally Posted by Caustic Man View Post
 

 

Fair enough.

 

I would suggest something darker. It doesn't have to match the trousers or anything that mundane, but those are just too light. They look almost athletic. I might have gone with an argyle in grey and navy.

If I'd had the right argyle for the rest of what I had on, it would have been my choice. I figured plain navy was less elegant than these. I picked up a number of them very cheaply, based on a photo of Fred Astaire in Gentleman, which is a choice which could only be more iGent-ish if it had been a photo of Agnelli.

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Originally Posted by YRR92 View Post
 

If I'd had the right argyle for the rest of what I had on, it would have been my choice. I figured plain navy was less elegant than these. I picked up a number of them very cheaply, based on a photo of Fred Astaire in Gentleman, which is a choice which could only be more iGent-ish if it had been a photo of Agnelli.

 

I honestly can't comment on whether it's more or less correct, historically speaking. Fred Astaire notwithstanding, I simply think it breaks up the line of the trousers too much. I little bit of color in the socks can be good, but a serious break in color or shade has to be done very carefully.

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