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post #12421 of 12603
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Originally Posted by DocHolliday View Post

I like the shirt, just not with that suit.

Agreed.

A smaller, less bold stripe would be great there... Just not that one.
post #12422 of 12603
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Originally Posted by sugarbutch View Post

For me, the biggest issue with that combination is that the shirt is overpowering everything else. The hank isn't even the first thing I see.

 

 

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Originally Posted by TM79 View Post

I agree with SB. I think the shirt is too bold for a suit.

I like the suit and I like the tie a lot. I'm trying to figure out of the PS would be too much eye distraction if you wore a white shirt or a light blue shirt. I think there's a chance it could be.

 

 

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Originally Posted by sprout2 View Post
 

Agreed. It is too saturated and the stripes too wide to be worn with that suit. I think the square would be fine if the shirt were a dress stripe. As it is, knit tie, butcher stripe, etc... it's too much at once.

 

 

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Originally Posted by kulata View Post

I agree with @sugarbutch about the saturation but you can still pull off the bold striped shirt/tie/PS combo better with a navy suit. It will make the shirt less striking IMO.

 

 

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Originally Posted by DocHolliday View Post

I like the shirt, just not with that suit.

 

Thanks for all the valuable feedback, gentlemen!

 

Though now I still have no clue what to do with my bloody Red Square :D


Edited by EliodA - 5/21/14 at 8:27am
post #12423 of 12603
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Originally Posted by sugarbutch View Post

For me, the biggest issue with that combination is that the shirt is overpowering everything else. The hank isn't even the first thing I see.


iirc, whnay. posted a similar shirt with a PoW much earlier in this thread. i dont recall the feedback he got, nor the PS nor the tie, nor if it was exactly the same stripe as eliod, but it was quite striking whatever it was.
post #12424 of 12603
here it is. houndstooth not PoW, and no tie or PS visible, hence my not remembering them. smile.gif

fec554e1_ieIPFPSl.jpeg

here are some more from whnay with a similar type stripe shirt.
Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

post #12425 of 12603
whnay's aren't as saturated.
post #12426 of 12603

^ What I was going to say. Also the stripes are a bit wider. In combination, it pushes the shirt more toward the casual spectrum, resulting in some incoherence between it and the suit. I think EliodA did the right thing in trying to make the tie subdued, but it couldn't tone down the overall effect of the fit enough. Compare it with this shirt, for example. (All said with the caveat that I'm still figuring this stuff out myself.)

 

post #12427 of 12603
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Originally Posted by sugarbutch View Post

whnay's aren't as saturated.

Indeed and the stripes are smaller too. Nonetheless, interesting and inspiring examples. It's nice to see that my post has sparked such an interest, and the contributions of all of you are much appreciated. But my original question is still unanswered : How to combine that Red Square in a tasteful way?
post #12428 of 12603
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Originally Posted by EliodA View Post

Indeed and the stripes are smaller too. Nonetheless, interesting and inspiring examples. It's nice to see that my post has sparked such an interest, and the contributions of all of you are much appreciated. But my original question is still unanswered : How to combine that Red Square in a tasteful way?

Maybe something along the lines of Manton's first post here?

http://www.styleforum.net/t/309586/whnay-s-good-taste-thread#post_5631370

Except make sure both shirt and tie aren't also red as in his picture.
post #12429 of 12603
Yes, I've seen that one, thanks. But TBH, I don't like that fit at all.
post #12430 of 12603
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Originally Posted by Mr. Six View Post

^ What I was going to say. Also the stripes are a bit wider. In combination, it pushes the shirt more toward the casual spectrum, resulting in some incoherence between it and the suit. I think EliodA did the right thing in trying to make the tie subdued, but it couldn't tone down the overall effect of the fit enough. Compare it with this shirt, for example. (All said with the caveat that I'm still figuring this stuff out myself.)



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Originally Posted by EliodA View Post

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Originally Posted by sugarbutch View Post

whnay's aren't as saturated.

Indeed and the stripes are smaller too. Nonetheless, interesting and inspiring examples. It's nice to see that my post has sparked such an interest, and the contributions of all of you are much appreciated. But my original question is still unanswered : How to combine that Red Square in a tasteful way?

The red hank would have worked with the shirt above.
post #12431 of 12603
Thanks! I think I have a shirt like that, so I'll give it a try.
post #12432 of 12603
i think the red hand would be great with the shirt above and green, or brown and green tie.
post #12433 of 12603

^ This is actually a very interesting suggestion. Thanks!

post #12434 of 12603
my pleasure! smile.gif
post #12435 of 12603
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Originally Posted by Louys View Post

I'm surprised no one has mentioned the yellow trousers.

Yellow trousers? In the early 2000s I saw Ralph Lauren in a blue double breasted blazer,
button one, Belgian loafers and canary yellow trousers. He was with his first ( and only)
wife and it was at the Pebble Beach Concours D'Elegance where he was exhibiting
one of his classical cars a Bugatti. Here he is in a similar jacket with white trousers.



http://www.bing.com/images/search?q=Ralp+lauren's+Bugatti&qpvt=Ralp+lauren%27s+Bugatti&FORM=IGRE#view=detail&id=32BFEEAD48B96B9CB901AA98891BFF465BE89E9E&selectedIndex=0
Edited by comrade - 5/21/14 at 9:41pm
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