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Originally Posted by Stugotes View Post

I prefer my patterned Cappellis with suits, but I'm about to have a few striped ones for a change.
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Originally Posted by DocHolliday View Post

Agree -- small patterns tightly spaced strike me as much easier to incorporate with solid suits than with sportcoats. What sort of coats do you wear those with, R?
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Originally Posted by RDiaz View Post

That might be why I find slightly larger prints more pleasing with sport coats.

Agreed, only the larger prints work with a SC in my opinion.

Something like this is definitely a suit print:
Suit print (Click to show)

Whereas I think something like this works well with a SC, particularly if it's madder or wool:
SC print (Click to show)
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I would add that large print madder ties and challis look very good with 3-piece suits and suit + cardigan combos. In fact, these are often the best choices with those outfits.
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In general, I think SF overvalues small, tightly spaced patterns and undervalues larger traditional patterns (diamond, medallion, etc.) and simple stripes. In terms of versatility, I mean. I have some Marinella-style patterns that look too busy even layered over a striped shirt.

My tolerance for high-frequency visual vibration has become very low.
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The larger patterns may feel a bit like a throwback to the bad old geometric days, but that really isn't an aesthetic point.

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Originally Posted by Caustic Man View Post

Too many straight lines? That's a new one on me.

It looks pretty good on the distance shot, but at close range it feels a little too much like the tie pattern is just the SC pattern rotated 45 degrees. I have a similar tie that I have put up next to a similar jacket on more than a few mornings but always ended up choosing something else. I guess it's not just a straight line thing - I think with just a herringbone jacket that tie would look nice. Just that the scale of the boxes on the jacket is too close to the scale of the boxes on the tie IMHO.
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Originally Posted by gdl203 View Post

I would add that large print madder ties and challis look very good with 3-piece suits and suit + cardigan combos. In fact, these are often the best choices with those outfits.

 

How about odd jacket + knit vest/cardigan? I wear that often.

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I'm not sure I've ever seen a large print medallion tie with a sport coat. It'd have to be a herringbone or donegal; something opposite in scale to the tie. Not that it can't be done, and some people are wizards at pattern mixing, but I tend to subscribe to GDL's line of thought. A peek of medallion under a three piece suit looks just great.
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Agree -- there are a lot of ties that look terrific under a vest or cardigan and terrible when on expansive display.

In general, I don't go for tie patterns that are too fine and busy or too large and garish. But at the same time, I think the forums tend to manufacture a lot of rules about this sort of thing that never really existed. The question is whether the combination is pleasing to the eye.
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Originally Posted by DocHolliday View Post

I think the forums tend to manufacture a lot of rules about this sort of thing that never really existed. The question is whether the combination is pleasing to the eye.

 

That is key. I guess I'll be posting my experiments with my new SC for feedback, I think it's quite nice but very challenging to match with another pattern. The larger, less busy prints might work.

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Originally Posted by unbelragazzo View Post


It looks pretty good on the distance shot, but at close range it feels a little too much like the tie pattern is just the SC pattern rotated 45 degrees. I have a similar tie that I have put up next to a similar jacket on more than a few mornings but always ended up choosing something else. I guess it's not just a straight line thing - I think with just a herringbone jacket that tie would look nice. Just that the scale of the boxes on the jacket is too close to the scale of the boxes on the tie IMHO.

 

Interesting. I thought that the difference in the scale of the lines more than made up for it. I have a solid donegal jacket about the same shade of brown. Might try it with that next time.

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Today. Peekaboo medallions.

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Pete - can I get a shot of that waistcoat on its own?

Curious to see what pockets you got given the patch pockets on the jacket.
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I'm in play clothes now, but the vest has 4 welt pockets.
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Still don't understand what "experiment in SF-groupthink" means.

 

Renault78,

 

I wore the near-twin of that shirt this weekend. It doesn't belong here, though, and doesn't really belong tieless with a sportcoat -- though that's how I wore mine, because when you get right down to it, I just didn't care that much.

 

Tropicalist,

 

That sounds like a good choice.

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