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A couple of recent ones, suitable for this thread? I leave it up to you gentlemen to decide...




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The first fit would benefit from more contrast between the suit and tie. The second one works assuming the suit is navy.
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The first fit would benefit from more contrast between the suit and tie. The second one works assuming the suit is navy.

Yes the 2nd suitis navy.
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I think it works, but given the scale of pattern and the texture, isn't it more of a suit tie? The color makes it work well with the coat, though, so I'd love to hear from the members (Manton, DocHolliday) who are more attuned to this than I am.

 

And thanks for the compliment on my tie in the other thread.

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i like it, but i always wonder about check jackets and neat ties. i have a shepherds check at the tailor and im struggling to think what to wear with it besides solid ties.

what are the opinions of the GTM (Good Taste Members) on that?
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Those are fine, Mr. Chris.

RE: pliny, I do tend to wear ties like that only with suits. However, there is nothing wrong with what he did here. It's a common look in Italy. It's fine, if not necessarily what I would do.
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i like it, but i always wonder about check jackets and neat ties. i have a shepherds check at the tailor and im struggling to think what to wear with it besides solid ties.

what are the opinions of the GTM (Good Taste Members) on that?


I don't see you in a lot of stripes, emblematics, or paisley/medallion print ties, but those have my vote. I also think relatively small neats in challis or madder can work well. For me, any printed tie with an odd jacket (besides a blazer, of course) needs a fair bit of texture (I'd say at least as much as a repp tie has), and a little larger scale helps.

 

I know Manton has mentioned stripes and knits are his choices with odd jackets, but I think you (and I!) wear odd jackets more often than he does, so I like a wider selection.

 

EDIT: Thanks for clarifying, Manton.

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Pliny, agree with Manton that you see this all the time in Italy. I also think this pattern falls on the dressier side for an odd jacket so the neat tie is workable.
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Yes, "it's done in Italy," but I don't see why that is a valid defense of anything.

The medallions on the tie are too small and fine given the fineness and density of the jacket pattern. Does it look terrible? No. But it is not ideal. A bold stripe or larger, more graphic motif would be much better.

What is the pocket square? White linen? I'm sure many credible authorities will chime in that a white linen square is always correct. However, as I've argued before, that just isn't true. The contrast is too sharp and jarring against a rough, multi-colored tweed. I reserve white linen for business dress--and even then, only for certain situations.

Returning to a broader point: we need to stop assuming anything popular amongst Italian businessmen must be sartorially permissible.
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Feel like I dodged a bullet there, u had me second guessing YRR.  Interesting and informative (for me) comments.  SC is a worsted so not entirely rustic, and tie, tho neat, is a warm flower dot in 4 colors, so a little more countrified than most.

edit: yeah linen square + shirt is (sky) blue 


Edited by Pliny - 1/13/14 at 7:53am
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I personally wouldn't wear a white linen square with a SC and I'm Mr. White Linen. (Insert Racist Joke)
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Feel like I dodged a bullet there, u had me second guessing YRR.  Interesting and informative (for me) comments.  SC is a worsted so not entirely rustic, and tie, tho neat, is a warm flower dot in 4 colors, so a little more countrified than most.

It matters not whether the jacket is worsted or true tweed. It is made in the style of true tweed and meant to look the part, so it should be worn as such.

As for the tie motif: ninety-nine percent of all neat motifs are floral with three or four colors. That does not make any of them more country.
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I personally wouldn't wear a white linen square with a SC and I'm Mr. White Linen. (Insert Racist Joke)

Good man.
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i wouldn't wear white linen with a hairy tweed, but with a smooth micro check like that, sure.

in any case, that square does not look like white linen.
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