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post #301 of 13589
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Originally Posted by Mr. Moo View Post

Can someone post good and bad version of the "subdued outfit with a pop of color (tie or PS)" look? I always feel that a too bright PS or too bright tie will just look like a beacon of fruity pebbles and ruin the outfit. What's the fine line?

If you have any hesitation about the "pop" of color, avoid it altogether. You are better off distributing some punchiness across the entire outfit--but, that means just a degree or two, whereas most overdo it.
post #302 of 13589
Thank you SF veterans for opening this dialogue and posting pics. The finesse required in this subject definitely needs this type of discussion.

Perhaps someone can post well-balanced combinations on other folks to give us noobs an idea? e.g. pics of Luca or from the Sartorialist maybe?
post #303 of 13589
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Originally Posted by gazman70k View Post

I say, take the comments with a grain of salt, whether you agree or not, and move on.

i think this is of utmost importance. as i have been reading this and other recent threads today, i have seen that in plenty of cases, some very well regarded people here have had differences of opinions on specific looks. some minor, some major.

the important thing imo is, to pick up on the genreal ideas and concepts, and implement them into your wardrobe as best as as possible. there will be success, and there will be failure, and everything in between. but it has to be something you come to on your own to some degree. if you are just a copying a look here, and a look here, you will never be able to put something together on your own.
post #304 of 13589
Great thread
Subscribed

Thanks to all those who are posting and critiquing. It is very enlightening. Not sure what sparked this resurgence of posting from Manton et al but I like the life breathed into the forum

KJ
post #305 of 13589
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Originally Posted by Mr. Moo View Post

Can someone post good and bad version of the "subdued outfit with a pop of color (tie or PS)" look? I always feel that a too bright PS or too bright tie will just look like a beacon of fruity pebbles and ruin the outfit. What's the fine line?

From Ethan Newton's tumblr:

http://ethandesu.com/post/13996851704/pow-drakes-hand-rolled-wool-angora-prince-of
post #306 of 13589
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Originally Posted by mafoofan View Post

If you have any hesitation about the "pop" of color, avoid it altogether. You are better off distributing some punchiness across the entire outfit--but, that means just a degree or two, whereas most overdo it.

Yeah, see, I agree completely with this. But Manton up there mentioned a pop of color, so I wonder what it looks like/is supposed to look like, when done right...
post #307 of 13589
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Originally Posted by ColdEyedPugilist View Post

From Ethan Newton's tumblr:
http://ethandesu.com/post/13996851704/pow-drakes-hand-rolled-wool-angora-prince-of

I like this a lot, but I would not consider it a pop of color. More like a nice gradation.
post #308 of 13589
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Originally Posted by gazman70k View Post

And this is how we get to "SF approved" stamp with everyone running around emulating the look.
I say, take the comments with a grain of salt, whether you agree or not, and move on.

Agreed on the stamp part... but just wondering what it would look like when it's done right. smile.gif
post #309 of 13589
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Originally Posted by Mr. Moo View Post

I like this a lot, but I would not consider it a pop of color. More like a nice gradation.

This would be as far as I'm willing to go... with a gradation of colour.

To me, an overly 'popped' accessory, if not coherent with the rest of one's ensemble, would create an awful visual imbalance (especially with a PS) that draws the eye away from the face and to said accessory.
post #310 of 13589
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Originally Posted by Mr. Moo View Post

Agreed on the stamp part... but just wondering what it would look like when it's done right. smile.gif

Not sure the 'pop' can be done right; coherence with the other elements in one's ensemble is still the overriding concern.
post #311 of 13589
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Originally Posted by ColdEyedPugilist View Post

Not sure the 'pop' can be done right; coherence with the other elements in one's ensemble is still the overriding concern.

+1. I didn't like Manton's version of the sedate outfit with square for "lift" either. I've never understood the philosophy of "one crazy thing with a bunch of other normal things".
post #312 of 13589
It's next level shit is all, many have tried (including me) and failed....
post #313 of 13589
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Originally Posted by Mr. Moo View Post

Agreed on the stamp part... but just wondering what it would look like when it's done right. smile.gif

Right by whose eyes? For every one combination, there are a multitude of views of too dull, too garish, too costumey, too studied, too disharmonious, too Italian, too English, too Continental, too Luca, too Lino, ...

Besides, all our pictures so far are close ups of four items - shirt, square, tie and jacket. And its just not having the full wardrobe since we exclude the context of occasion, mood, personality and perhaps even the halo effect of individual or specific brands. I feel that threads like this can evolve to be far too academic, bordering on intellectual masturbation.

Fortunately (or unfortunately), the five people that I would take their views seriously - three used to post here and two have never frequented this site.
Edited by gazman70k - 7/31/12 at 11:06pm
post #314 of 13589
so...this whole taste thing is based around a window of suit, PS, tie and shirt?
And everyone here is posting attemping to conform to whnay's taste?
This is all very interesting to me.
I love some of the patterns on the pocketsquares...
post #315 of 13589
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Originally Posted by gazman70k View Post

Besides, all our pictures so far are close ups of four items - shirt, square, tie and jacket. And its just not having the full wardrobe since we exclude the context of occasion, mood, personality and perhaps even the halo effect of individual or specific brands.
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Was thinking the same thing.

I guess isolation and removing context can be a, well, intellectual exercise that's interesting to some posters. I don't know about the actual benefit of it in terms of learning to dress better, but it's interesting all the same.
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