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CM, tying together "boring" colors is overrated. It's brown. It goes with everything a sensible dresser would wear with a brown coat. Also, lightly-draping tan trousers with bright repp ties are tough for me outside of the height of summer. I have trouble with bright repps in general, which may be a little self-loathing of me given my background.

 

Manton and DocHolliday are right that cav twill or gab are the best choices for tan wool trousers -- the drape differentiates them from chinos. I like tan-to-light brown flannels, too.

 

If we're talking about jacket/trouser pairings, what would you all go for with this?

 

 

 

I think in this picture, I was wearing chinos of roughly the same hue as CM's wool trouser.  I've also worn the jacket with light-colored moleskins of about that tone. Should I stick to tan with it, or would it work with medium gray flannels?

 

Also, setting aside that I need to replace that shirt with a decent one in similar cloth, any feedback on the rest of the combination? Tie is madder.

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Thread Starter 
way too busy, terrible collar, ugly tie, bad square, start over.
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CM, tying together "boring" colors is overrated. It's brown.

 

I don't think brown is boring. :(

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Despite the Foo-think that has infested the forum, solid silk squares are no good. I like the tie.

That rig seems particularly suited to the rumpled charms of khakis.
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solid silk squares are no good.

 

Bit of an overstatement I think.

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isn't foo an enthusiastic partisan of solid silk in cream?
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Despite the Foo-think that has infested the forum, solid silk squares are no good.

 

I agree. I associate solid silk squares with NFL pregame hosts.

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isn't foo an enthusiastic partisan of solid silk in cream?

Very much so.
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way too busy, terrible collar, ugly tie, bad square, start over.


Thanks. It was well-received elsewhere, which kind of surprised me. A busier than I'm inclined towards. When you say too busy, do you mean in terms of shirt/jacket?

 

I mean, the shirt/tie was pushing it, the whole thing is a lot, and though I like the tie, I can see where it's a bit much in and of itself. But, when I replace this shirt with a better blue bengal stripe, would I be wise to avoid paring it with this jacket?

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If anything, an understatement. Says "I couldn't do any better." Forum once held they were the mark of bad taste.
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I agree that :foo: over states it's usefulness, but I don't think that means that it has no place, or is always bad. I think it looks quite good in a lot of contexts.
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If anything, an understatement. Says "I couldn't do any better." Forum once held they were the mark of bad taste.

 

I'd say that is true for any darker color, along with most colors other than cream. But give the guy his due, it's a nice contrast in cream with some pairings. 

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Cream, in particular, is a form of surrender. Dingy, neutral nothing. Not sharp enough to add crispness, too dull to add interest. Just a floppy, dirty sock sticking out of your pocket.
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Dingy, neutral nothing. Not sharp enough to add crispness, too dull to add interest. Just a floppy, dirty sock sticking out of your pocket.

 

Definitely an overstatement.

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Thanks. It was well-received elsewhere, which kind of surprised me. A busier than I'm inclined towards. When you say too busy, do you mean in terms of shirt/jacket?

I mean, the shirt/tie was pushing it, the whole thing is a lot, and though I like the tie, I can see where it's a bit much in and of itself. But, when I replace this shirt with a better blue bengal stripe, would I be wise to avoid paring it with this jacket?
I can't tell what the stripe colors in the shirt are, they look black, which would be very bad. Blue would be OK, but would demand a solid tie, knit best IMO. whether blue or black, it looks like broadcloth with dark stripes. Way better would be oxford with paler stripes. Navy knt would still be optimal.

The yellow in the square is a fine color an would look nice as one component of a subdued madder/paisley pattern. As it is, it's a big shock of YELLOW that just shouts.

the tie colors are fine, the pattern is early 90s Norstrsom. Classics, less busy, are way better. But again, pattern in the coat and shirt almost always call for a solid tie. When the shirt pattern is that bold, AND the colors constrast so much, you really need it. Solid knit navy would solve that problem. Then a pattern in the square, showing just a tiny bit, and that would be good.
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