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post #1411 of 12818
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Originally Posted by RDiaz View Post

Horizontal striped repps...
My bad - thank you.
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Thread Starter 
look I've been trying to explain for pages, and so have others and maybe it's just too hard to explain in words because people are not getting it. Cayman from yesterday was a parodic distaster, for instance. CPE keeps wearnig ridiculous exploding pocket squares. Yours is better but the suiting is flashy and the tie is shiney, the whole thing looks like Ari Gold, not particularly tasteful-quiet.
post #1413 of 12818
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Originally Posted by bourbonbasted View Post

It's funny how progression here is just like losing weight: With minimal effort you can see a pretty immediate impact. But after the first push progress is slow, painstaking and tough to watch. Not to mention that relapse is inevitable...

frown.gif today is not going well. oh well.
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Originally Posted by RDiaz View Post

stitches, tie looks a bit washed out... just my 2 cents.

i thinks there is more contrats IRL, but it lends to being a bit washed out looking i guess.
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Originally Posted by DocHolliday View Post

Is it satin?

i would say, satin-ey maybe, but not satin.
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Originally Posted by patrickBOOTH View Post

I am not a fan of those odd striped suits myself, and the tie color is strange. It looks like ribbons you might see as Christmas decorations or something. Is the shirt white, or ivory or something?

shirt is white
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Originally Posted by gdl203 View Post

See, I was thinking that CEP's outfit was nice and that the shirt collar was OK but definitely would look better with more spread. His shoulders have such a steep slope that the point collar just adds to some sort of downward flow (don't know if this makes sense to others...). A more spread collar would break all these down-sloping lines and lift up the overall look IMO.

i would agree that a spread would likely look better, but the point does work, unlike mine from yesterday.
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Originally Posted by Manton View Post

look I've been trying to explain for pages, and so have others and maybe it's just too hard to explain in words because people are not getting it. Cayman from yesterday was a parodic distaster, for instance. CPE keeps wearnig ridiculous exploding pocket squares. Yours is better but the suiting is flashy and the tie is shiney, the whole thing looks like Ari Gold, not particularly tasteful-quiet.

i think you are doing a fine job of explaining it. dont give up!

it just takes time to really digest and employ, especially as most cant just toss their entire wardrobe and replace it. i am trying to work better with what i have, while i try and make better decision with future purchases.

so not particularly tasteful-quiet, but not an abject disaster?
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Thread Starter 
No, the colors are fine together.
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Originally Posted by in stitches View Post

frown.gif today is not going well. oh well.

Didn't mean to take a jab at you, stitch. Just a general observation.
post #1417 of 12818
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Originally Posted by Manton View Post

No, the colors are fine together.

well, that is certainly a step. thanks. smile.gif
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Originally Posted by bourbonbasted View Post

Didn't mean to take a jab at you, stitch. Just a general observation.

oh, no worries BB, its cool. i didnt take it personally. was just bummed about the outcome. happier now that at least i got feedback that the colors are alright.
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While I'm not in love with stitches's stripes, they're not too gaudy and I think the suit could definitely work with a more sedate and CBD tie. Also, I think it would look less "festive" and more business (if that's the objective) with a light blue shirt (I know, I know...)
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Originally Posted by gdl203 View Post

While I'm not in love with stitches's stripes, they're not too gaudy and I think the suit could definitely work with a more sedate and CBD tie. Also, I think it would look less "festive" and more business (if that's the objective) with a light blue shirt (I know, I know...)

what type of tie would you use, a solid? if so what color? a small pattern neat, what color....?

i have light blue shirt options that i will wear these days. if you can help out with a better tie option, ill try out that combo next time i wear the suit. my objective is not to look more business necessarily, it is to look better, more tasteful, and more coherent and cohesive.

thanks!
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Originally Posted by in stitches View Post

what type of tie would you use, a solid? if so what color? a small pattern neat, what color....?
i have light blue shirt options that i will wear these days. if you can help out with a better tie option, ill try out that combo next time i wear the suit. my objective is not to look more business necessarily, it is to look better, more tasteful, and more coherent and cohesive.
thanks!
What about a maroon/burgundy or very dark green grendadine?
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Stitchy - I think this is better. But the dots are big relative to the stripes. Ideally you'd want more pindot than polka.
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Originally Posted by TM79 View Post

What about a maroon/burgundy or very dark green grendadine?

i have used maroon with this before, was not great, but could have just been the wrong tie, not the maroon. green could be cool maybe. thanks.
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Originally Posted by unbelragazzo View Post

Stitchy - I think this is better. But the dots are big relative to the stripes. Ideally you'd want more pindot than polka.

thanks, un. i do have a white pindot that i was considering this morning ......... with a purple background. smile.gif
post #1423 of 12818
With a navy striped suit, it's probably safe to stick to solids (e.g. grenadine) but you can also experiment with other patterns and see if it's jarring or not. I would say that larger stripes could work, some neats could work and some check/tooth patterns could work too. It's hard to tell you exactly what to wear with it since you know what your ties are - best for you is to put the jacket and tie on your bed and try different ties on, gauging which looks best. At least, that's what I do - I never know which tie I'll wear when I pull a suit and a shirt, I just go through a few that are in plain sight and pick one...

Here's a couple of recent navy striped suit outfits of mine as examples

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and a couple were suit was not striped but where combos/ties could work equally well

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(sorry I always show my stuff as examples but it's just easier for me to just look at my photobucket rather than research stuff...) shog[1].gif
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your pics are always welcome!

ill try laying out some options next time, see what works. i am lacking in the solid, and small neat department, but i do have a few options, and a few others are incoming.

thanks.
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Originally Posted by whnay. View Post

Harrisons fabric, I have the same suit...
Completely missed this amazing thread until now. Is that the navy chalkstripe from the oyster book?
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