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Originally Posted by SomethingsFishy View Post

Hey guys, gonna make my first solid attempt at the Good Taste Thread in a few weeks, trying to pick out a tie. Suit is CG (straight up worsted wool, no sheen at all) with subtle red pinstripes. Shirt is a purple micro gingham with a white contrast collar. I'm thinking solid navy grenadine tie and a maroon PS, probably a paisley of some sort. 


Thoughts?

Definitely a white shirt or possibly very pale blue. I'm not sure red pinstripes are in good taste, but we shall see. I'd avoid a red pocket square of any shade with a suit that has red pinstripes. White linen may be your friend here.
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Despos-made DB in charcoal H&S Victory flannel
Inglese burgundy stripe shirt
Calabrese wool tie
Carmina full brogues







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Magic Shit Out There Today Gents

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Fred, when do we get the picture from that webcam behind you? You know, the Behind The Scenes of Fred's 49.
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Fred, when do we get the picture from that webcam behind you? You know, the Behind The Scenes of Fred's 49.
Great Thought Bad Reality
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Originally Posted by sugarbutch View Post

Definitely not UCBD, but I bet that suit flies at most businesses which still expect to see employees in a suit. Plus, he said the green is nearly invisible. (It's certainly was not visible to me in that picture...)

Too much contrast in that glen plaid. Dark grey - black GP is CBD (outside SanFran). Navy - black probably also works.
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Thanks for the tips guys. Though the suit is out for alterations right now, I have the vest here (which I'm planning on leaving out) so I thought I'd give you an idea of what the fabric looks like. 

Shots are at 4 feet and 4 inches respectively, and accurately depict color and texture. Any further away and I'm reasonably sure the suit would simply appear as a gray. Once I get it back (assuming the fit is decent) it's off to reweaving! The suit itself is an old (Definitely defunct before the internet started to exist) piece of bespoke tailoring out of Rome. Normally, I wouldn't go for red pinstripes either, but the milanese buttonhole on the lapel just called to me <3

 

 

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Originally Posted by Cantabrigian View Post

Ax(el)man looks good but no way is POW flannel CBD. Less so with a green windowpane / watermarkpane.

I agree with this. This is probably the only suit that I own that I would never wear to a client meeting. The green windowpane thing is invisible - I just think a PoW pattern like this is never going to be CBD. A grey or navy suit with a self glen plaid (if that makes any sense) would probably work as CBD.
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Originally Posted by SomethingsFishy View Post
 

Hey guys, gonna make my first solid attempt at the Good Taste Thread in a few weeks, trying to pick out a tie. Suit is CG (straight up worsted wool, no sheen at all) with subtle red pinstripes. Shirt is a purple micro gingham with a white contrast collar. I'm thinking solid navy grenadine tie and a maroon PS, probably a paisley of some sort. 

Thoughts?

That suit is always going to be a tiny bit out there, so the other things you wear might as well live up to it. A navy grenadine can be a really elegant tie, or it can say "I post on Styleforum and I didn't know what tie to wear." Now, a purple shirt with that would be too much. But a white shirt and plain tie would be too little. A neat tie with a little bit of red in it (not a red ground), a white shirt, and a white square would work well. I suppose a solid blue shirt, solid tie, and light-colored paisley hank could work well, too.

 

EDIT: In the case of the blue shirt, a navy grenadine might actually be rather nice.

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Very nice ! What material is the pocket square?
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Very nice ! What material is the pocket square?
Thanks..it's silk
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more windowpane

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Great tie Stitch
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