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Originally Posted by unbelragazzo View Post

Your view is close enough to the intent of my view for this thread that practically, I don't think it matters. If you view "good taste" as shorthand for "good taste in the western tradition of men's dressing", then that's fine. My only point is that it's fine to post anything in this thread, but if the connoisseurs you cite tell you it's terrible, then you must agree or explain why it fits into their conception of good taste/good taste in the western tradition of men's dressing, not charge forward and demand that they change their sensibilities or accept that all sensibilities are created equal.

The problem I have with this position is that it doesn't address the woefully inadequate way in which most MCers dress casually, be it business casual or simply a dressed down look. The attempt to transfer the suposedly universal principles of traditional western dressing to casual settings is, in my opinion, problematic and if the MC forum revival is to be succesful, will have to be adressed at some point. Now I don't have a solution, mind you, as proclaiming a sportcoat, rough textured tie, bd dress shirt, slacks and brown wingtips is casual is simply applying the standards of another time and this entirely outside the spirit of traditional western dressing, where appropriateness is central, while on the other hand dressing SW&D style is simply not what most MCers want to attempt and is perceived as being outside of tradition.
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Originally Posted by Fuuma View Post

The problem I have with this position is that it doesn't address the woefully inadequate way in which most MCers dress casually, be it business casual or simply a dressed down look. The attempt to transfer the principles of traditional western dressing to casual settings is, in my opinion, problematic and if the MC forum revival is to be succesful, will have to be adressed at some point. Now I don't have a solution, mind you, as proclaiming a sportcoat, rough textured tie, bd dress shirt, slacks and brown wingtips is casual is simply applying the standards of another time and this entirely outside the spirit of traditional western dressing, where appropriateness is central, while on the other hand dressing SW&D style is simply not what most MCers want to attempt and is perceived as being outside of tradition.

There's nothing casual in this thread though. I understand your critique, and to some degree I agree (my original post was about what I understood to be the point of this thread, not what my "philosophy of style" or whatever, to the degree that such a thing exists, represents). But for practical matters within this thread, I think it's irrelevant.
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I thought this thread was about good taste... confused.gif
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Originally Posted by gdl203 View Post

I thought this thread was about good taste... confused.gif
Your DH finger is itching, isn't it?
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Originally Posted by mmkn View Post

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- M

I've been waiting for a suit in this cloth to turn up in my size.
post #1222 of 13589
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Originally Posted by gdl203 View Post

Was the right decision. Too shiny

that makes me feel better. i did pick up a sweet, large-ish scale, houndstooth tie though. black and white, not shiny. bigstar[1].gif
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Originally Posted by gdl203 View Post

I thought this thread was about good taste... confused.gif

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Your DH finger is itching, isn't it?

but what will it scratch? that is the question.
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Originally Posted by Fuuma View Post

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The problem I have with this position is that it doesn't address the woefully inadequate way in which most MCers dress casually, be it business casual or simply a dressed down look. The attempt to transfer the suposedly universal principles of traditional western dressing to casual settings is, in my opinion, problematic and if the MC forum revival is to be succesful, will have to be adressed at some point. Now I don't have a solution, mind you, as proclaiming a sportcoat, rough textured tie, bd dress shirt, slacks and brown wingtips is casual is simply applying the standards of another time and this entirely outside the spirit of traditional western dressing, where appropriateness is central,
while on the other hand dressing SW&D style is simply not what most MCers want to attempt and is perceived as being outside of tradition.

It's outside of my imagination... peepwall[1].gif
post #1224 of 13589
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Originally Posted by Eustace Tilley View Post

Nice. Wish I had pounced on that.

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Originally Posted by whnay. View Post

I'm still kicking myself for not ordering it. .

A few people on the LL are trying to generate interest in a rerun of the Agnelli LLTW14 (the Gaz tweed suit posted a few weeks ago). If interested please let Alden know at the LL.
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Originally Posted by fassbinder View Post

A few people on the LL are trying to generate interest in a rerun of the Agnelli LLTW14 (the Gaz tweed suit posted a few weeks ago). If interested please let Alden know at the LL.

you're referring to pic#3 in this post?

http://www.styleforum.net/t/309586/whnay-s-good-taste-thread/255#post_5634525
post #1226 of 13589
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Originally Posted by whnay. View Post

The only time constrasting collars look good on people is if:
1) you are cast as a early 20th century dandy (a la Great Gatsby)
2) you are over the age of 70 and it just doesn't matter anymore because your wearing Rockports and shitting in a bag
I, unfortunately, learned this the hard way after rocking a constrasting RLPL shirt that upon reflection made me look like I was playing "dress up"...

Would those light blue bengal striped shirts with a contrasting white collar make the cut when worn during a wedding for morning dress (or in my case a variation of)? Funny because I was going to post a picture of my wedding ensemble, with that exact shirt, in this thread to check if it fits as good taste by some of those that I trust in this thread....
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Originally Posted by unbelragazzo View Post

you're referring to pic#3 in this post?
http://www.styleforum.net/t/309586/whnay-s-good-taste-thread/255#post_5634525

yes
post #1228 of 13589
Oh dear. I return to this thread after 24 hours and discover I may have played a small part in an insurgency in favour of contrast collars. Despite hardly ever wearing them. Though thinking that the key elements of mmkn's last picture do not look bad at all (RLPL?).

The issue here is not "what is bad taste?". The issue is how narrow or wide the parameters are of good taste.
post #1229 of 13589
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Originally Posted by Fuuma View Post

The problem I have with this position is that it doesn't address the woefully inadequate way in which most MCers dress casually, be it business casual or simply a dressed down look. The attempt to transfer the suposedly universal principles of traditional western dressing to casual settings is, in my opinion, problematic and if the MC forum revival is to be succesful, will have to be adressed at some point. Now I don't have a solution, mind you, as proclaiming a sportcoat, rough textured tie, bd dress shirt, slacks and brown wingtips is casual is simply applying the standards of another time and this entirely outside the spirit of traditional western dressing, where appropriateness is central, while on the other hand dressing SW&D style is simply not what most MCers want to attempt and is perceived as being outside of tradition.

Spot on. Also it seems that if those MC'ers do venture beyond sportcoat and wingtips, they go straight to workwear/Americana, as though they are compelled to maintain some level of anachronism in their dress at all times.
post #1230 of 13589
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Originally Posted by fassbinder View Post

A few people on the LL are trying to generate interest in a rerun of the Agnelli LLTW14 (the Gaz tweed suit posted a few weeks ago). If interested please let Alden know at the LL.

I'm in the midst of getting a 3-piece of that made up by Steed. It's going to be awesome.
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