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post #10126 of 13589

Jack fit isn't quite right yet, but this is in good taste.

 


 

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post #10127 of 13589
Urban, I'd like to see a non-graph tie with that POW suit fabric. Too many x's going on. A solid knit or perhaps a paisley?
post #10128 of 13589
I thought about that initially, and tried about ten different ties, but I really liked how the white in the tie played off the shirt and dots in the hanky. Plus the scale is so different that it seemed kinda neat. But pretty much anything can go with this suit, so I'll definitely try a solid knit next time.

Surprisingly, practically every paisley tie looked too busy with the scale of this plaid.
post #10129 of 13589
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Originally Posted by Caustic Man View Post

Jack fit isn't quite right yet, but this is in good taste.

Are you asking or telling? The jacket buttons don't work for me.
post #10130 of 13589
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Originally Posted by Murlsquirl View Post

Are you asking or telling? The jacket buttons don't work for me.

Brass buttons are the classic choice for a navy blazer, however, if I'm not mistaken, a navy blazer is usually hopsack and that photo does not look like hopsack. It is also egregiously short.
post #10131 of 13589
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Are you asking or telling? The jacket buttons don't work for me.

Because they're gold? I can't agree with you on that.

 

It does seem way short, and the buttons are kind of far apart. Of course the combination isn't in bad taste. It borders on being a little too safe. With a combination like that, all eyes are on the silhouette, and if the silhouette isn't spot on, then what's going on? Of course, the last rig I posted in this thread was very similar, but I only dressed as severely as I did because I was quite confident in the shape of the clothes.

post #10132 of 13589
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Originally Posted by emiristol View Post

The armoury gunclub or whatev pictures

Shouldn't be posted in the good taste thread, the looks are pretty jarring. I'm sure it can be arranged correctly but...

Urban composition looks ace, still the best dressed CIA operative around.
Edited by Fuuma - 9/14/13 at 3:57pm
post #10133 of 13589
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Originally Posted by YRR92 View Post

Because they're gold? I can't agree with you on that.

It does seem way short, and the buttons are kind of far apart. Of course the combination isn't in bad taste. It borders on being a little too safe. With a combination like that, all eyes are on the silhouette, and if the silhouette isn't spot on, then what's going on? Of course, the last rig I posted in this thread was very similar, but I only dressed as severely as I did because I was quite confident in the shape of the clothes.

Yes. Don't get me wrong, it is not bad taste, just not my taste I suppose...referring to only the buttons.
post #10134 of 13589
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Originally Posted by YRR92 View Post

Because they're gold? I can't agree with you on that.

It does seem way short, and the buttons are kind of far apart. Of course the combination isn't in bad taste. It borders on being a little too safe. With a combination like that, all eyes are on the silhouette, and if the silhouette isn't spot on, then what's going on? Of course, the last rig I posted in this thread was very similar, but I only dressed as severely as I did because I was quite confident in the shape of the clothes.

It's not so much that the buttons are far apart as the button stance is too high. Looking at it again the bottom button is about at the navel where as the navel should at least fall between them, probably closer to the top than the bottom.
post #10135 of 13589
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Originally Posted by Caustic Man View Post
 

Jack fit isn't quite right yet, but this is in good taste.

 


 

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Originally Posted by YRR92 View Post
 

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It does seem way short, and the buttons are kind of far apart. Of course the combination isn't in bad taste. It borders on being a little too safe. With a combination like that, all eyes are on the silhouette, and if the silhouette isn't spot on, then what's going on? Of course, the last rig I posted in this thread was very similar, but I only dressed as severely as I did because I was quite confident in the shape of the clothes.

 

This combination can be in exceptionally good taste.  I have to disagree on the 'too safe' suggestion (bold), precisely for the reason you give in the underlined text.  When you go simple and austere, success rests on fit (in that defects will be noticeable) and the subtle details (to avoid blandness).  The last Friday challenge also illustrates that.

 

For example:  this guy versus Cary Grant:

 

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post #10136 of 13589
I'm going to say that that isn't working for Grant. Sacrilege, I know. I think it's the fit of the jacket (specifically shoulders, but it could be the angle/I'm a crazy). The jacket tie combination looks better on him though. Other dude's tie is too close to his jacket in terms of sheen.
post #10137 of 13589

^ Agree not best CG picture ever, but I think my point stands if you compare the first guy to say the NbNW look:  http://clothesonfilm.com/cary-grant-grey-kilgour-suit-in-north-by-northwest-1959/844/

 

Another example of the difficulty in getting simple and austere right is the dreaded low-contrast blazer:  http://thesuitsofjamesbond.com/?p=26

post #10138 of 13589
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Originally Posted by Balfour View Post
 

 

This combination can be in exceptionally good taste.  I have to disagree on the 'too safe' suggestion (bold), precisely for the reason you give in the underlined text.  When you go simple and austere, success rests on fit (in that defects will be noticeable) and the subtle details (to avoid blandness).  The last Friday challenge also illustrates that.

 

I don't think its necessarily too safe in-and-of itself, but I do think it's possible for something to be too safe for this thread. :foo: has mentioned something to that effect, and I tend to agree with him.

 

What I'm wearing today might not be in perfect taste (Manton, for one, would probably advise never owning either this shirt or this tie), I do think it bears on the discussion of jacket/trouser contrast in this thread.

 

post #10139 of 13589
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Originally Posted by Caustic Man View Post
 

Jack fit isn't quite right yet, but this is in good taste.

 

 


 

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White shirt with a white silk PS and navy blazer with navy knit tie? I think this is not in Good Taste at all.

post #10140 of 13589
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Originally Posted by UrbanComposition View Post

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I have a nearly identical NSM coat with the spalla camica shoulder, and I think I like yours better.
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