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mrchris, which photo is a better representation of the true color?

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Originally Posted by unbelragazzo View Post

When patterns are different (lines vs neat) I like scale to have less contrast. Compare to zbromers where similar shirt is next to smaller scaled tie

Small shirt pattern + small tie pattern is a special risk of optical illusion effect.

Don't love that tie but the scales work well IMO.
post #2418 of 12577
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Originally Posted by abidj View Post

mrchris, which photo is a better representation of the true color?

The first photo gives a more accurate view of the shirt and tie, while the second photo might give a better representation of the jacket color (navy).
post #2419 of 12577
FWIW (not at ALL claiming that this "proves" me right in any sense), I am basically repeating the Flusser orthodoxy, as described by Manton (and Manton does go on to give an ambivalent opinion on Flusser's advice) in this post:

http://www.askandyaboutclothes.com/forum/showthread.php?69451-Combining-Patterns-Part-I

(you have to scroll down a bit)
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To flesh out a bit more - I don't think Chris's combo looks terrible. But I think the tie pattern looks kind of big and garish on top of the smaller scaled stripes. Wider spaced stripes would bring the two more into balance so the dots on the tie wouldn't look so big. It helps Chris that his stripes are a tad darker and wider than zbromer's, or at least it seems so to me from the pics, but I think wider spacing would improve things further.
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Originally Posted by unbelragazzo View Post

When patterns are different (lines vs neat) I like scale to have less contrast. Compare to zbromers where similar shirt is next to smaller scaled tie

interesting.
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Originally Posted by Manton View Post

I will split the difference. two large patters next to each other pretty much always looks terrible. Two small patterns, eg pencil stripe + neat, can look OK or at least better. But it's not better than varying the scale. Mr Chris looks good here. Bromer did too, but that's because his shirt fuzzes out to a solid at a distance.

sorry, i dont see how this addresses addresses the small stripe/large neat, issue. am i missing something?
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Originally Posted by in stitches View Post

sorry, i dont see how this addresses addresses the small stripe/large neat, issue. am i missing something?

My interpretation of Manton's answer:
Two lage patterns = bad combo
Two small patterns = so-so
Small stripe/large neat ("varying the scale") = prefered combination
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post #2424 of 12577
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Originally Posted by MrChris View Post

My interpretation of Manton's answer:
Two lage patterns = bad combo
Two small patterns = so-so
Small stripe/large neat ("varying the scale") = prefered combination

hahaha. you are biased though. i do agree with that, however.
post #2425 of 12577
Doing my GDL imitation.




9.0000° N, 79.5000° W
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Don't hold the cameraphone so close to your crotch - think about the radiations !
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Thread Starter 
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Are those bugs on your hankie?
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^ Without the PS, I'd totally wear that.
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i love the suit and tie, dont mind the PS, i like the tie on Manton, but i can never spring for those chunky knits. my loss.
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