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The gray jacket photo is actually Manton's.

 

I was referring to your jacket as light gray; Manton's is medium gray. Is your jacket tan?

post #14102 of 14121
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Originally Posted by sprout2 View Post

I was referring to your jacket as light gray; Manton's is medium gray. Is your jacket tan?

Ah, yes, mine is bordering on cream.
post #14103 of 14121
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Ah, yes, mine is bordering on cream.

 

That is uncharted territory. Where, praytell, do you live?

post #14104 of 14121
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That is uncharted territory. Where, praytell, do you live?

Southeast US.
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OK. Obviously clothing mores differ south of the Mason-Dixon line. Cream colors and checked ties may have more cultural cachet. We need to call in some of the members more well-versed in that vernacular.

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Someone less lazy than I should start a southern trad thread. That way we can twist "good taste" into whatever horrible monster we like.

post #14107 of 14121
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OK. Obviously clothing mores differ south of the Mason-Dixon line. Cream colors and checked ties may have more cultural cachet. We need to call in some of the members more well-versed in that vernacular.

Yeah, that may explain some of the confusion. I actually thought the fit was on the "safe" side by SF standards, and therefore in good taste for a thread that espouses Soporific clothing.

The textures vary... fairly heavy cotton twill jacket, oxford cloth shirt, and tie that has a loose weave similar to madras cloth.

The colors are all muted, but still contrasting.

There certainly isn't a pattern clash.

The busyness of the tie's pattern is tamed by the low intensity of the color.

If anything was risky (I thought) it was the fact that the tie contains most of the colors from the rest of the ensemble (cream, blue, olive). I was wearing olive twill pants. However, I felt that the golden yellow components of the tie saved it from being too matchy with everything else, and gave it a personality of its own.
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By the by, is there a thread or post on SF where I could find all/most/lots of WAYWT sets by manton? I could go through this one right here, but there are more than 141 pages of messages.
post #14109 of 14121
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By the by, is there a thread or post on SF where I could find all/most/lots of WAYWT sets by manton? I could go through this one right here, but there are more than 141 pages of messages.

Honestly, Manton didn't post very many in this thread.
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Click on Manton's profile and look at the pics he posted.

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There is apparently no one less lazy than I.

 

http://www.styleforum.net/t/524710/moneywellspents-southern-trad-thread

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Originally Posted by VRaivio View Post

By the by, is there a thread or post on SF where I could find all/most/lots of WAYWT sets by manton? I could go through this one right here, but there are more than 141 pages of messages.

 

 

A wide range via image search. From bad to excellent. I get the feeling that he evolved quite a bit (like most of us have)

Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

 

 

 

 


Edited by Claghorn - 6/13/16 at 2:09pm
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Manton often posted outfits that others in the "good taste" circle disliked and criticised.

Vox also often posted things that were, according to convention, highly questionable; but he always made the (very good) point that you'd be an ovine idiot if you treated the way he dressed as any kind of rule book.
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Tie is linen/silk blend. Wheat and blue are the stripe colors. Looks slightly purple in the picture, but it isn't. Blazer is hopsack.

for reference
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DTO'ing ... someone. I actually can't remember who. frown.gif



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