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Drapers' Lady Sanfelice & Flannels
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Nope.
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Is that a Canadian flag in your pocket?
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Originally Posted by TRINI View Post

Is that a Canadian flag in your pocket?
Close, I have to represent my colors I'm a real OG. What pocket square would work with the jacket?
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Close, I have to represent my colors I'm a real OG. What pocket square would work with the jacket?

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Puffed.
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PS aside, and not that i have anything against white shirts, but do you specifically prefer them?
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Better. The tie and jacket are not bad. Not a fan of the pocket square at all. The formal white dress shirt also seems completely out of place with a casual odd jacket and that tie. If you must use a white shirt, at least get an OCBD for use with odd jackets like that. I still think a light blue shirt would be much better here. The main benefit to white shirts IMO are the crispness and air of formality; once you are wearing that jacket and tie you are definitely out of the formal range. Depending on your tastes, I'd consider light blue end-on-end shirts or light blue OCBDs.

Also consider trying to make looks work without a pocket square. Generally unless you are an expert at picking out and pairing pocket squares (or are using white linen with a suit and tie), a pocket square is more likely to detract from your look than enhance it. When done badly, it can turn an otherwise decent look into eliciting a WTF response. Granted it elevates an otherwise good look when done well, but I am not sure the risk is worth it. Plus the fewer variables you have to play with, the faster you'll get the hang of some of this stuff.
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Nailed it.
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Originally Posted by in stitches View Post

PS aside, and not that i have anything against white shirts, but do you specifically prefer them?

I like how crisp the white shirts look against my skin, and I buy in moderation so I have to work with what I have for now. Also this was the only pocket square aside from a white linen that looked decent.
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Originally Posted by archibaldleach View Post

Also consider trying to make looks work without a pocket square. Generally unless you are an expert at picking out and pairing pocket squares (or are using white linen with a suit and tie), a pocket square is more likely to detract from your look than enhance it. When done badly, it can turn an otherwise decent look into eliciting a WTF response. Granted it elevates an otherwise good look when done well, but I am not sure the risk is worth it. Plus the fewer variables you have to play with, the faster you'll get the hang of some of this stuff.
I'll keep trying until I get it nailed down, thanks for the advice.
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Originally Posted by lordsuperb View Post

I like how crisp the white shirts look against my skin, and I buy in moderation so I have to work with what I have for now. Also this was the only pocket square aside from a white linen that looked decent.
I'll keep trying until I get it nailed down, thanks for the advice.

fair enough. unless you hate blue, get some blue shirts soon. be one with SF lol.
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^ Considering the original intent of the thread and the manner in which good taste is being judged, I'd have to say this doesn't qualify as being in good taste in my opinion. I'm not personally a fan of the tie or the pocket square, but in any event I think the tie would look much better on a light blue background than on a white one. I don't have an issue with purple ties in general if they are done correctly, but I think a solid or semi-solid tie would have worked much better here. A plain white pocket square probably would be better here too. The one you have doesn't match exactly (nor should it ever of course), but it is a bit too close to the tie in appearance.

I don't love bold windowpane suits either, but I don't think they're objectively in bad taste.

Apparently I addressed some of those issues!
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Ehhh, I don't like a white shirt with a sportcoat unless it is an OCBD. Butler's outfit to me would look better if it was a suit, a country suit. The grey's aren't different enough to make it look right, imo.
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I think Butler looks elegant in all his looks, I see nothing wrong with outfit.
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Originally Posted by lordsuperb View Post

I think Butler looks elegant in all his looks, I see nothing wrong with outfit.

Butler does look elegant in pretty much everything he posts (I cannot recall a bad fit from him). His above look is actually a decent example of how to elegantly wear an almost monochromatic outfit and look good doing it (I think he may have posted that fit for a monochrome challenge). That said, wearing an odd jacket and trousers that are similar in color can be tough to pull off. I think the above looks good because of (1) great tailoring and (2) the jacket and trousers are different (patterned vs. solid) and provide a clearer dividing line for the eye. I think the above look would be better if the odd jacket was a navy windowpane vs. grey windowpane. Of course then we wouldn't have the challenge.

One of the things dealt with in this thread and elsewhere on SF of course is the idea that a particular look, while good, often can be improved. Butler's look is good for what it is, but is not his most elegant outfit (though still is quite nice IMO). The devil is often in the details with these things.
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Originally Posted by patrickBOOTH View Post

Ehhh, I don't like a white shirt with a sportcoat unless it is an OCBD. Butler's outfit to me would look better if it was a suit, a country suit. The grey's aren't different enough to make it look right, imo.

I generally agree with the no white shirts with odd jacket concept absent OCBDs, though I will wear a white shirt with a blazer and greys in the evening without a second thought.

For the outfit, I generally agree with the idea of more contrast. I think the windowpane jacket, however, provides enough of a visual differentiation. If we were dealing with a plain grey jacket I would definitely agree.
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