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post #11626 of 12603
thanks. its a hober.
post #11627 of 12603
Really don't think that shirt works with that jacket, steeches
post #11628 of 12603
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Originally Posted by Cantabrigian View Post

Really don't think that shirt works with that jacket, steeches

thanks for the feedback.

why is that, could you elaborate a little? both on the country side to me, scale is varied, color and texture seem fine. what is the problemo?

here is how it looks from less of a super close up.
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post #11629 of 12603
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Originally Posted by in stitches View Post

thanks for the feedback.

why is that, could you elaborate a little? both on the country side to me, scale is varied, color and texture seem fine. what is the problemo?

here is how it looks from less of a super close up.
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No problems, very nice from head to toe!! cheers.gif
post #11630 of 12603
thank you, monty.
post #11631 of 12603
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Originally Posted by in stitches View Post


why is that, could you elaborate a little? both on the country side to me, scale is varied, color and texture seem fine. what is the problemo?

here is how it looks from less of a super close up.
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I agree that the scale isn't a problem.

I hate the country - city distinction. I makes almost zero sense when applied to the US and even in England it doesn't seem especially relevant anymore. But I think that's the area of the problem.

I like small scale check shirts. I'd like this particular one a bit more if the blue lines were thinner but I suppose I'm picking a nit there.

But small scale check shirts, at least in my mind, have a very particular connotation. It's the short of thing you wear with odd trousers for (stereo)typical business casual or else with a suit and a simple tie.

I don't know if that's because I've become accustomed to seeing them in that conext or because that many well defined right angles on a flat, smooth cloth will naturally suggest a business-y sort of use. At any rate, it doesn't go with a fuzzy sportscoat.

I see what I take to be your point that it's basically a solid when you see it from any sort of distance but I take that as an admission that you should have just worn a semi-solid to begin with. Something in oxford cloth or an end-on-end (for a slightly sharper look) would have been better.

I'd wear that shirt with a plain navy blazer and any sort of semi solid / simple striped tie.

Or I'd wear that SC (which I don't happen to care for), like I said with an OCBD or an OC spread collar (I guess we can call that an NOBD?) or something in an end-on-end.

I think the tie choice is perfectly sensible but I, for reasons I don't understand myself, have an irrational hatred of any and all ties in the yellow family.
Edited by Cantabrigian - 12/27/13 at 5:58am
post #11632 of 12603
thanks, C!

in a rush, more later, but the tie is blatantly olive green. not a hint of yellow.
post #11633 of 12603
^ I think Canta may refer to 'Blue + Yellow = Green' (and 'Blue + a good deal more Yellow = Olive Green')...
post #11634 of 12603
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Originally Posted by Cantabrigian View Post

I agree that the scale isn't a problem.

excellent
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I hate the country - city distinction. I makes almost zero sense when applied to the US and even in England it doesn't seem especially relevant anymore. But I think that's the area of the problem.

well, even if the semantics may be inapplicable, i think the aesthetics are. but, this is certainly not an area where i have any expertise.
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I like small scale check shirts. I'd like this particular one a bit more if the blue lines were thinner but I suppose I'm picking a nit there.

i dont know id call that nit picking, more of a personal preference thing.
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But small scale check shirts, at least in my mind, have a very particular connotation. It's the short of thing you wear with odd trousers for (stereo)typical business casual or else with a suit and a simple tie.

are these not odd trousers?
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I don't know if that's because I've become accustomed to seeing them in that context or because that many well defined right angles on a flat, smooth cloth will naturally suggest a business-y sort of use. At any rate, it doesn't go with a fuzzy sportscoat.

hmmm. not sure i agree 100%, but i certainly see what you mean. might be better suited for less fuzzy SC/jackets.
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I see what I take to be your point that it's basically a solid when you see it from any sort of distance but I take that as an admission that you should have just worn a semi-solid to begin with. Something in oxford cloth or an end-on-end (for a slightly sharper look) would have been better.

that was not really my point, im not sure i had one. just wanted to show what it looked like from a distance. and it was no such admission, i wanted something more interesting than just a plain blue shirt. oxford cloth, or some other more textured cotton might have been a better option though.
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I'd wear that shirt with a plain navy blazer and any sort of semi solid / simple striped tie.

ill try that next time if i remember. what do you mean by, semi solid?
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Or I'd wear that SC (which I don't happen to care for), like I said with an OCBD or an OC spread collar (I guess we can call that an NOBD?) or something in an end-on-end.

i usually do wear it with an OC or a slubby more textured cotton.
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I think the tie choice is perfectly sensible but I, for reasons I don't understand myself, have an irrational hatred of any and all ties in the yellow family.

thats cray cray.

and again, thanks for the detailed feedback, that gives me a lot of good info to think about. much appreciated.
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Originally Posted by Kaplan View Post

^ I think Canta may refer to 'Blue + Yellow = Green' (and 'Blue + a good deal more Yellow = Olive Green')...

still cray cray, this tie is awesome and gorgeous.
post #11635 of 12603

I like the city/country divide, but I agree with Canta on this one -- those grid checks are more at home with relatively businesslike clothes.

 

Of course, I don't like grenadines with tweed all that much, either.

post #11636 of 12603
grenadine grossa seems to me to be a perfect tie for fuzzy or textured SCs.
post #11637 of 12603
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Originally Posted by in stitches View Post

grenadine grossa seems to me to be a perfect tie for fuzzy or textured SCs.

And everything else of course.
post #11638 of 12603
In general, I dont think it is a bad look by Stitchy. In terms of constructive criticism, I understand Canta's point about the check shirt but for me, the primary issue is the tie. Getting green right is tricky - I much prefer greens with blue in them than yellow - green/yellow just looks washed out and a little bit urine-tinged. Unfortunately, your tie suffers from that issue. To illustrate my point, here are three of my green ties. I find the middle tie and right tie more appealing - both have more blue in them than the tie on the left (please dont kill me Ed). Just food for thought.

post #11639 of 12603
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Originally Posted by in stitches View Post

grenadine grossa seems to me to be a perfect tie for fuzzy or textured SCs.

I like knits better.

post #11640 of 12603

Definitely like the two leftmost better (I'd happily buy either from you...just sayin'). The scale on the right is a bit too large for me. Would probably work amazingly with a three piece though, where much of the tie is obscured by the vest (mitigating the boldness of the pattern).

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