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post #241 of 13589
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Originally Posted by Manton View Post

ET@215 = Good Taste. @218 is a little sketchy. BD with DB and DB with no tie are both problematic. The former is really an “error” unless Astaire does it. Though if you are going to do it, do it with linen. It also helps that the coat is 4x2 rather than 6. Blue DB with white square really draws screaming attention to the lack of a tie. I think, if you want to do this, much better with SB.
 

 

Thanks for the thoughts. I suspect many of you will find fault over the coming weeks given my almost total reliance on the white linen square.

post #242 of 13589
Exceptional taste is taking a lot of the uniform elements of being "well dressed" (see OBD thread / concept) and injecting some life into it...

The Jesus H. Christ in the universe of great taste in this case would be Fred Astaire
post #243 of 13589
at great risk, i post some pics i had in my photobucket.

whnay, i hope i did not induce any involuntary vomiting, or other sickness.

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the dreaded gray odd jacket

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iirc there is, you guessed it, a plain white square in the pocket in this one as well, the shirt is a light blue

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post #244 of 13589

Here is one from today. I promise to start taking better pics going forward - this one is admittedly awful.

 

Shirt is a very light pink.

 

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post #245 of 13589
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by Eustace Tilley View Post

I suspect many of you will find fault over the coming weeks given my almost total reliance on the white linen square.
Not me
post #246 of 13589
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Originally Posted by Manton View Post

The tie is actually a very light gray with blue dots. The square ... I can't remember if it was Barney's or Paul Stuart but it was an impluse buy. I think it works, foo.
With flash, if it helps:

dislike the tie -- the rest is fine
post #247 of 13589
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Originally Posted by Manton View Post

Solid burg square? devil.gif

Err, that would actually be an improvement.

Ideally, you'd put in something with a complex, but tonally quiet pattern--like a very intricate paisley.
post #248 of 13589
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Originally Posted by mafoofan View Post

Alright fellas, have at it:
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these are great
post #249 of 13589
in stitches

I wish you hadn't told me about the odd gray jacket as most of everything else (sportcoats / suits) is pretty good. Your ties, on the other the hand, look like hand-me-downs or TJ Maxx (look at me I found a obscure designer tie) are ugly. Replace immediately...
post #250 of 13589
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Originally Posted by gdl203 View Post

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Well, I won't be wearing much tailored clothing in the next couple of weeks so I will contribute to the thread and discussion with some x-posts of the most recent outfits I wore (and took pics of).
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So many spoilers; I tried to split the groups but lost track.

1 Horrible tie
2 Fine if uninteresting. Actually quite solid.
3 Fine.
4 Hermes? I just dislike ties like that. I think I have one (Brioni?) just like that buried somewhere. The silk feels incredible.
5 OK I guess.
6 OK.
7 Tie texture too close to jacket texture. Nice tie.
8 Really like. Really like.
9 OK. I don't like shirt stripes like that. I think I generally wouldn't do small patterns on a ps if the tie had small patterns - esp. if they were the same colour.
10. No. Grenadine too close in pattern to the shirt microcheck. But I like the jacket/tie/ps.

1. It's OK, but to me, the shirt says summer; the jacket says winter. I might be getting over that distinction, but I see a lot of check - esp. gingham - shirts used in a way that feels unseasonal to me. I think it's because I wear 'country' shirts with tweed, and I get the feeling that's not done much outside the UK.
2. Shirt/jacket dissonance again.
3. I don't mind this one.
post #251 of 13589
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Originally Posted by mafoofan View Post

Alright fellas, have at it:
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They're all nice, foo. But I wish you had kept this one a bit simpler - POW + candy stripe + broad repp tie is just one pattern too many. Maybe a solid grenadine tie, or one of your favorite solid blue shirts.

post #252 of 13589
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Originally Posted by in stitches View Post

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the dreaded gray odd jacket
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iirc there is, you guessed it, a plain white square in the pocket in this one as well, the shirt is a light blue
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1. You're overdoing the purple--and the white for that matter. Purple in the suit does not necessarily call for a purple tie, and a white shirt does not require a white square. Lots of lost opportunity to marry things together in an interesting way. Consequently, there is no visual flow. The best outfits, in my opinion, are the ones that make my eyes both dance and linger. Easiest solution? Don't wear weird colored suits that limit your options.

2. Yeah, see, if you didn't tell us this is an odd jacket, I'd assume you're in a suit. I don't like the tie design, but the nobody will fault you for the color and whether it matches your jacket. It's just another "dead" outfit. Grey, blue, white--a single tone each. Ditch the white square for a start. Better to wear no square at all then to simply mimic your shirt.

3. Same deal with the square/shirt matching. Don't do it. Tie is hideous. Discard.

4. Your best effort in this series. But that may be because I can't see the white square you're probably wearing. smile.gif

5. The tie and jacket clash. They are different colors (and ones that often complement), but they are both about the same intensity and saturation level.

General thoughts: get away from white shirts with odd jackets and don't wear white squares with them. If you are having trouble figuring out pocket squares, leave them out until you get more comfortable.
post #253 of 13589
A question for the Big Dogs, if I may:

I absolutely love all the fits posted by Mafoofan, especially with the Glen Check DB, and the last one by Manton. It seems to me, however, that the square comes out of left field, yet totally works. I always end up trying to pick up on something else in the fit... Shirt colour, the figures on a neat-print tie, etc.

How do you so flawlessly choose a square that seems to relate to nothing else, yet works so well with everything? Is it instinct, or is there an actual rationality behind it?
post #254 of 13589
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Originally Posted by whnay. View Post

in stitches
I wish you hadn't told me about the odd gray jacket as most of everything else (sportcoats / suits) is pretty good. Your ties, on the other the hand, look like hand-me-downs or TJ Maxx (look at me I found a obscure designer tie) are ugly. Replace immediately...

sorry about the odd jacket, but i can not tell a lie. even on the internets.

frown.gif even the tie in #4. i thought that one was ok.

the ties are neither tj maxx or hand me downs, but i am working on a new collection. also, what would you then recommend with the purple overcheck POW SC in #1. i thought a purple tie with white dots was a pretty decent choice?
post #255 of 13589
I have found that green generally works with purple and pink. Try a loden green solid in a tweedy material (wool, challis are two examples)
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