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post #1636 of 13401
Today's outfit looks like it would go better with black shoes. You know, cool colors and all...
post #1637 of 13401
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Originally Posted by FlyingMonkey View Post

 

 I think you mean 'elected', unless it's just an office you chose... smile.gif

I might have picked the wrong pocket square, but I picked the right word. Up look it.smile.gif

post #1638 of 13401
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Originally Posted by sugarbutch View Post

I think Phat Guido justified his use/disuse of the collar buttons as getting two collars for the price of one.

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Originally Posted by CaymanS View Post

I leave them unbuttoned because I don't like the look of the 'roll' when they're buttoned.

Button and pin--three for the price of one, and no roll:

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post #1639 of 13401
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Originally Posted by gdl203 View Post

I did not post my outfit in this thread today but in the peacock thread !

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i always leave a button on my jacket sleeve undone when they are functional. usually the 2nd to last one.

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post #1640 of 13401
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Originally Posted by tactical1 View Post

I might have picked the wrong pocket square, but I picked the right word. Up look it.smile.gif

 

Hmm. According to my OED, you are right. Funny, I have never come across the word used that way in the UK, and I would always have understood it as meaning chosen or selected in the active rather than passive sense.

post #1641 of 13401
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Originally Posted by sugarbutch View Post

Where's your American flag lapel pin? Isn't that part of the uniform?

I'm not currently running for office, that's next year. 

post #1642 of 13401
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Originally Posted by gdl203 View Post

Today's outfit looks like it would go better with black shoes. You know, cool colors and all...

Rambo suggested the same, but the SC is brown-based, not gray, so it's more autumnal IRL. Perhaps darker brown shoes, but I think black would be all wrong for this.
post #1643 of 13401
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Originally Posted by oldog/oldtrix View Post

Button and pin--three for the price of one, and no roll: Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
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It's an affectation, ergo it can't possibly be tasteful (Burton's theorem). QED.
post #1644 of 13401
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Originally Posted by Van Veen View Post

It's an affectation, ergo it can't possibly be tasteful (Burton's theorem). QED.

^^^You find that tasteful?? I know it is old. Old and kitschy, but certainly not tasteful. Certainly not everything that is old is tasteful--I can provide numerous examples if needed. If you do not believe that a BD and collar pin are over-accessorized, and hence distateful, then no one can help you.
post #1645 of 13401
I do find it the outfit, as a whole, tasteful. If you took a closeup WAYWRN chest self-pic, my answer might be different. This thread is heading into the simpleton's territory of addressing the tastefulness of individual elements rather than outfits as a whole -- not seeing the forest for the trees. The most useful posts in this thread were analyzing why or why not outfits as a whole were or were not tasteful, considering the interaction between the various elements. It's very easy to criticize and harp on individual, minor details, but much more difficult to coherently and constructively criticize the whole picture.
post #1646 of 13401
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Originally Posted by Van Veen View Post

I do find it the outfit, as a whole, tasteful. If you took a closeup WAYWRN chest self-pic, my answer might be different. This thread is heading into the simpleton's territory of addressing the tastefulness of individual elements rather than outfits as a whole -- not seeing the forest for the trees. The most useful posts in this thread were analyzing why or why not outfits as a whole were or were not tasteful, considering the interaction between the various elements. It's very easy to criticize and harp on individual, minor details, but much more difficult to coherently and constructively criticize the whole picture.

It is the minor details (PS, tie, buttons on cuffs or collars) that actually make something tasteful or distasteful.
post #1647 of 13401

As close as I come to the parameters of this thread; curious whether the tie is sufficient jazzy to disqualify the look. I would suggest not, but we'll see what reception it gets here! :)

 

post #1648 of 13401
I don't think the tie is too jazzy, but I do think it's ugly.Suit lapels look a tad wimpy too. Sorry, HF. To make it up to you, let me say that I've always admired the buttoning point on your jackets.
post #1649 of 13401
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Originally Posted by luftvier View Post

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post #1650 of 13401
Suit not looking it's best - partly down to taking a very hot, very full tube to work this morning; and it is also quite old - and my upper back is broader than it was when the suit was made...



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