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post #10111 of 12563

Yeah, sorry Ivar, those examples don't work for me at all, neither.

post #10112 of 12563
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Originally Posted by Stugotes View Post

Yeah, sorry Ivar, those examples don't work for me at all, neither.

I think that's what his point was :/

That's why he said they're cautionary tales, not things that look nice.
post #10113 of 12563
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Originally Posted by DocHolliday View Post

On my screen, that top one needs more contrast, and what's ailing the tan outfits isn't (just) the fact that the trou are darker.

Hmm, I think it's a screaming success. Maybe some Photoshop wiz can make the pants lighter so we can do an A and B test.
post #10114 of 12563
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Originally Posted by Willin View Post

The vast majority of the time when I see a lighter SC with darker pants it looks like that person just strolled out of Joseph A. Banks. In my opinion it's rarely executed well.

I know what you mean here. I see people on the stree all the time wearing black pants with a variety of sport coats, ranging from brown gun club/district check to olive. I can't stand the look and would prefer not to even come close to replicating this.
post #10115 of 12563
OK, here we go.

Original picture (mid-to-dark-gray pants):



Modified picture (mid-gray pants):



I'm inclined to agree that the lighter pants look better in the classic, canonical sense. Yet there's something about the darker pants that makes him look a little more darkly masculine. Sounds cheesy, I know. biggrin.gif Maybe it's because I associate that lighter tint of gray with boarding schools and office wear, whereas the darker shade is more "fashion." I don't know ...
post #10116 of 12563
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Originally Posted by TM79 View Post


I think that's what his point was :/

That's why he said they're cautionary tales, not things that look nice.

 

Oops, you're right. I kinda skipped that line.

post #10117 of 12563
Prefer pic B.
post #10118 of 12563
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Originally Posted by Ivar View Post

OK, here we go.
Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
Original picture (mid-to-dark-gray pants):



Modified picture (mid-gray pants):



I'm inclined to agree that the lighter pants look better in the classic, canonical sense. Yet there's something about the darker pants that makes him look a little more darkly masculine. Sounds cheesy, I know. biggrin.gif Maybe it's because I associate that lighter tint of gray with boarding schools and office wear, whereas the darker shade is more "fashion." I don't know ...


I think both look good and I see your point, but my eyes struggle with the dark jacket/mid to dark gray pant look and it's kept me from wearing things like that.
post #10119 of 12563
The dark trou version looks, to me, like it wishes it were a suit, and I'd suggest a suit would be better for such suit-like purposes. But I can see what you're getting at. Lower-contrast pairings can be very appealing and sophisticated, if done correctly. A mid-brown coat with dark brown cords, for example, can make a very rich look for fall, while a golden tan coat with somewhat darker earthy brown trou can be very sharp in summer.
post #10120 of 12563
Regarding the brown jacket with the gray pants, I'm not convinced that the jacket is lighter. It's close, but I think the jacket is darker
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post #10122 of 12563
NSM?

Was that chest drape from cutting or from your weight loss?
post #10123 of 12563
Yep, NSM. The drape is "built in."

This particular suit has a bit of "rollino" as opposed to "spalla camicia". Not sure which I prefer; but generally I lean more toward the latter. Both are executed well.
post #10124 of 12563

I really like that rollino shoulder style.

post #10125 of 12563
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Originally Posted by UrbanComposition View Post

Yep, NSM. The drape is "built in."

This particular suit has a bit of "rollino" as opposed to "spalla camicia". Not sure which I prefer; but generally I lean more toward the latter. Both are executed well.

Not sure I know what you mean by "rollino" The wonders of a quick google search. While I like the visual of the camicia, I do not have the shoulders for it - but I have great shoulders for a well executed insulada insellata.
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