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Originally Posted by MoneyWellSpent View Post

People need to be quoting, so we know who is being referred to. Also, constructive criticism is always helpful, rather than short unhelpful dismissals of posted fits. I know this thread is struggling, but this doesn't help things. I'd like it to keep going if possible.

I feel like your outfits have a trad flavor to them. I'm a fan of that aesthetic myself, but I don't see much of it in this tread. This thread doesn't seem to be about good taste in general, but a particular flavor of good taste. One that I understand is not my own, but I can admire from afar. I've posted one maybe two fits in this thread and I thought a lot about them before I did. In summary, your fits are fine, just not what this thread is about IMO.
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I feel like your outfits have a trad flavor to them. I'm a fan of that aesthetic myself, but I don't see much of it in this tread. This thread doesn't seem to be about good taste in general, but a particular flavor of good taste. One that I understand is not my own, but I can admire from afar. I've posted one maybe two fits in this thread and I thought a lot about them before I did. In summary, your fits are fine, just not what this thread is about IMO.

I can appreciate that. Thanks!
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Checked ties have an antiquey sort of vibe.

As for striped ties, definitely not funerary.

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Originally Posted by MoneyWellSpent View Post

People need to be quoting, so we know who is being referred to. Also, constructive criticism is always helpful, rather than short unhelpful dismissals of posted fits. I know this thread is struggling, but this doesn't help things. I'd like it to keep going if possible.
 

I feel like your outfits have a trad flavor to them. I'm a fan of that aesthetic myself, but I don't see much of it in this tread. This thread doesn't seem to be about good taste in general, but a particular flavor of good taste. One that I understand is not my own, but I can admire from afar. I've posted one maybe two fits in this thread and I thought a lot about them before I did. In summary, your fits are fine, just not what this thread is about IMO.

 

Yes.

 

I think the thread is best read in conjunction with certain others.  I'd suggest, to begin with, the "Soporific Ties" thread and the old "Coherent Combinations" thread which I believe has been archived somewhere off-site.  I'm sorry that I don't have a link.

 

Cheers,

 

Ac

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I didn't attend a funeral that day, nor is a black tie (striped or otherwise) the preserve of a funeral. Thanks
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Yes.

I think the thread is best read in conjunction with certain others.  I'd suggest, to begin with, the "Soporific Ties" thread and the old "Coherent Combinations" thread which I believe has been archived somewhere off-site.  I'm sorry that I don't have a link.

Cheers,

Ac

This should work for anyone interested...

https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/17844647/Practical%20Thoughts.pdf
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Originally Posted by Academic2 View Post

Yes.

I think the thread is best read in conjunction with certain others.  I'd suggest, to begin with, the "Soporific Ties" thread and the old "Coherent Combinations" thread which I believe has been archived somewhere off-site.  I'm sorry that I don't have a link.

Cheers,

Ac

Those are both great resources, and both are familiar to me. I guess my understanding is that at some point we are supposed to be able to "tastefully" move beyond the constraints of the noob rules outlined there, provided it is well done. That seems to be the rub though, and there is disagreement on what divergences are in good taste.
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Those are both great resources, and both are familiar to me. I guess my understanding is that at some point we are supposed to be able to "tastefully" move beyond the constraints of the noob rules outlined there, provided it is well done. That seems to be the rub though, and there is disagreement on what divergences are in good taste.

This thread is about a particular kind of taste.  I don't see that changing any time soon.  If you just want general feedback about your outfits, you should post them in the WAYWRN thread.  

 

http://www.styleforum.net/t/394373/hof-what-are-you-wearing-right-now-part-iv-starting-may-2014/38820#post_8469850

 

The feelings about taste are more varied there.  

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This thread is about whnay's good taste, not any good taste.

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Cotton, cotton, and cotton.

 

 

I wouldn't wear that tie, but it's not execrable imo MWS.  Compare your fit to these below.  Needs  a little more contrast .  Your other 2 r better.

 

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I wouldn't wear that tie, but it's not execrable imo MWS.  Compare your fit to these below.  Needs  a little more contrast .  Your other 2 r better.




Thank you for the input. Mine does look a but washed out compared to Manton's. Thanks!
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Light gray jackets are very hard to harmonize well.

Checked ties should be used sparingly. Three in a row is quite the checked tie overload.

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Light gray jackets are very hard to harmonize well.
Checked ties should be used sparingly. Three in a row is quite the checked tie overload.

The gray jacket photo is actually Manton's.

It's funny now that you point out that all of mine are checked ties. I hadn't paid attention to that. It is merely a coincidence, and I think these may be all of the checked ties in my collection that I can think of. I'm not short on Soporific ties, but the shirt and jacket combos are sedate enough, so I thought the ties could stand to be slightly bolder.

I think Manton's tie is why I was surprised that my 3rd tie caught so much flak. My 3rd tie resembles Manton's tie in pattern, but with the color scheme from my second tie photo.

I can see that it could use some higher contrast. However, that is one of my lightest summer jackets. I'm a but heavy on the tan color range for spring/summer jackets. Maybe a navy jacket would be better?
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