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Originally Posted by Axelman 17 View Post

Great suit, tie and PS. Burn the shirt. Not a fan of thin stripes like that.

You are too kind.

All but the jacket should be put to flame. That orange tie is eye-searing and the pocket square looks like something the Joker would wear.
post #12002 of 12602
thanks, axel. i have no issue with the shirt tho, and i dont think the stripes are all that thin. its a keeper for me. sorry buddy, the shirt will not be burned.
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Originally Posted by mafoofan View Post

You are too kind.

All but the jacket should be put to flame. That orange tie is eye-searing and the pocket square looks like something the Joker would wear.

Suit, shirt and square are fine. The square strikes me as a fairly typical Drake's mural.

The tie is bright, but it doesn't look that vivid on the NMWA site - wonder if that's the lighting? Either way, I would have gone w/ a different tie.
post #12004 of 12602
GC, The tie is more copper/rust irl, not orange. More muted than shown. Lighting is sub optimal.
post #12005 of 12602
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Originally Posted by Grammaton Cleric View Post

The square strikes me as a fairly typical Drake's mural.

Drake's makes ugly stuff, too.
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Originally Posted by mafoofan View Post

Drake's makes ugly stuff, too.

If it's the wool / silk blend I'm thinking of, it has a very matte appearence and looks more subdued than the pic implies. I think it's fine, ymmv.
post #12007 of 12602
The PS has perhaps one colour too many, but otherwise it has the right colouring to be complementary to lots of good ties.
post #12008 of 12602
I'm genuinely curious: how narrow a stripe is poor taste? Is it just the width of the stripe or the ratio of stripe width to gap between stripes?
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Originally Posted by Mr. Six View Post

I'm genuinely curious: how narrow a stripe is poor taste? Is it just the width of the stripe or the ratio of stripe width to gap between stripes?

It is much more the latter. The problem with stitch's shirt, which he unlikely to learn for year or two, is that the blue stripes are too spread apart. Consequently, when you look at the shirt, your mind's eye sees blue stripes on a white background. They pop out at you. A shirt should never do that--partially because it is traditionally underwear, partially because it is layered underneath everything else, and mostly because nothing you wear should ever pop out at anyone.
post #12010 of 12602
I think the color / saturation makes you think that (like for the tie) but a sky blue on white rarely "pops" really. I'm not sure if it's one of our Inglese / Alumo shirts (if it is, then I can be accused of strong bias) but I like thin striped shirts too - not just butcher or candy. They are MUCH harder to get right in terms of proportions of white - that is true - but that doesn't mean that sometimes mills do get it right. I know I comb through A LOT of shirting books to pick fabrics to get our shirts made and those are some of the hardest to pick. A plain pink is also a very hard shirting fabric to pick - but that's more a question of the right tinge than pattern proportions.
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Originally Posted by mafoofan View Post


[...] The problem with stitch's shirt, which he unlikely to learn for year or two, is that the blue stripes are too spread apart. [...]

 

What distance between stripes would you then recommend for a white shirt with, say, blue pencil stripes?  Thanks.

 

Cheers,

 

Ac

post #12012 of 12602
^ I tend to prefer when the white and colored stripes are the same width but I don't know that there's inherently anything wrong with the shirt in question.
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Originally Posted by Academic2 View Post

What distance between stripes would you then recommend for a white shirt with, say, blue pencil stripes?  Thanks.

Cheers,

Ac

The point is that the white spaces should always been equal width to the coloured stripes.Therefore pencil stripes are effectively always in bad taste. The logic is really nothing more complicated than: symmetry is more pleasing and less distracting than asymmetry.
post #12014 of 12602
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They pop out at you. A shirt should never do that

You just blew the minds of all those Turnbull and Asser clients and there multi colored fancy stripes.
post #12015 of 12602
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Originally Posted by Despos View Post

You just blew the minds of all those Turnbull and Asser clients and there multi colored fancy stripes.

Turnbull and Asser really does make ugly stuff.
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