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post #10351 of 12602
I like both, although the stripe in the second seems a little thick. Hard to tell from pic.

Suits look nice, who made them?
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Originally Posted by unbelragazzo View Post

I like both, although the stripe in the second seems a little thick. Hard to tell from pic.

Suits look nice, who made them?
Thanks! The first one is a Cantarelli (had a few alterations) and the second one is a Sartoria Partenopea (as I see the picture I think I could have the lower sleeves slimmed down a little)
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Did you know that when someone sees themselves as socially superior to another person they literally pay less attention to them? Conversely when someone sees another person as socially superior they pay an inordinate amount of attention to that person?

lol, i just want the dudes opinion.

i dont think manton views himself as socially superior, he is not a dick like that. and i wouldnt say he is the be all end all of opinions, but he is reasonable, and clearly knows a lot on the subject at hand. hence, i appreciate his feedback. no need to get all hate-y my mang.
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Originally Posted by unbelragazzo View Post

The only good kind of checked shirts is the country checked kind. Micro checks are the worsted tweed of shirting.

this is false.
post #10354 of 12602

lol. I ordered a micro-check Mercer shirt. Was planning to wear it with navy blazers though, not country jackets.

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Originally Posted by unbelragazzo View Post

The only good kind of checked shirts is the country checked kind. Micro checks are the worsted tweed of shirting.

False.
post #10356 of 12602
Back to awesomeness... biggrin.gif

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Originally Posted by RDiaz View Post

lol. I ordered a micro-check Mercer shirt. Was planning to wear it with navy blazers though, not country jackets.

order more, they are fantastic.
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Originally Posted by sugarbutch View Post

False.

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as to your fit, i dont know where large dot ties like that fall on the good taste scale, but i think it looks nice in your ensemble.
post #10358 of 12602

I think we can all agree that country check is awesome. Just. Fucking. Awesome.

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Originally Posted by RDiaz View Post

lol. I ordered a micro-check Mercer shirt. Was planning to wear it with navy blazers though, not country jackets.

order more, they are fantastic.
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Originally Posted by sugarbutch View Post

False.

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as to your fit, i dont know where large dot ties like that fall on the good taste scale, but i think it looks nice in your ensemble.

Let me help you with that. They're fucking awesome. (But really limited in terms of what they work with...)
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Originally Posted by Claghorn View Post

I think we can all agree that country check is awesome. Just. Fucking. Awesome.

im on board with that.
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Let me help you with that. They're fucking awesome. (But really limited in terms of what they work with...)

very well then.

apparently, "fucking awesome" is the motto of the day up in here.
post #10361 of 12602
Interesting explanation re: blue pents, Manton. And a good reminder to re-watch Brideshead Revisited; it's been at least 10 years.

I agree that grey is clearly the superior choice for most rigs, but I still think a dark blue flannel would look better than grey in at least some instances - a grey herringbone tweed, for example. Boom. Pop on an open-collared OCBD and you're done.

Black shoes for Pb.
post #10362 of 12602
Manton did an excellent job in laying out the tradition behind the "no blue odd pants" practice (thank you!), but I want to press a little further the issue of whether colored pants really always make for a suboptimal pairing. At a minimum, doesn't anyone find it the least bit queer that one color -- nay, one shade of one color -- is seen by many here as always the superior choice? The mere improbability of such a proposition ought to set off alarm bells. Add to that the many counterexamples posed by well-dressed people around the world and anyone can see that there's some serious self-deception going on here. I don't especially mind it if people choose to confine themselves to gray pants as a nod to tradition, but let's leave the rationalizations at the door, shall we?

I would rather present brown pants as a counterexample, since I prefer these to navy (I don't even own any blue pants), but since someone asked for examples of situations where blue or navy pants look better than gray pants, I decided instead to add some blue color to one of the pictures that were posted a few pages ago:



I chose this outfit since (1) this sports coat looks a little forlorn against that drab bottom -- a lighthouse on top of a rocky islet springs to mind -- and (2) this kind of mustard yellow goes very well with certain shades of blue. The example is a bit unfortunate in that the styling is fairly countrified, whereas the new color scheme is young and playful, but I hope it catches the spirit of what I'm trying to convey. The idea is that a loud color sometimes benefits from being balanced by an equally loud color. Too conspicuous, you say. Perhaps, but sometimes that's just the ticket, and I daresay the blues work better here than the grays. fight[1].gif
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Ivar gets it.
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Originally Posted by in stitches View Post

lol, i just want the dudes opinion.

Lol I was just messing with you. I hate nothing! Nothing! Besides, I told you I was a contrarian.
post #10365 of 12602
ivar, the gray looks infinitely better than the blue in that comparison. is that the point you were trying to make?
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