I like a white linen pocket square with a white shirt. I think it is a crisp and classic look.
Could not agree more. Some of the 4-pattern combo's I see on SF look extremely overstudied for a look that's trying to be understudied. This is a great example of looking crispy enough for the board room but also like you didn't spend more than 12 seconds selecting your clothing for the day.
When people talk about the good ole' days, they're talking about posts like Manton's there.
It doesn't matter if you agree, disagree or honestly don't care, you'll never read someone who has thought about this stuff more or more deeply.
Anyone who missed the FNB - Manton debates, with the sheer volume of knowledge dropped and clothing philosophy refined, know only a hollow shell of what a clothing forum can be.
I'm over my limit or I'd have given you a thumb's up. Apparently we can only give so many thumbs in over some period of time.
His post is as close as it comes to the knowledge that was dispensed in the old days. He and I don't see eye to eye politically ... but I certainly respect his knowledge about matters sartorial.
FNB's musings on his site are awesome but the problem is that he occasionally posts some truly God awful horrendous shit and then gives a lengthy explanation about how great it is and it really makes you scratch your head.
Manhattan rich guys seem to fall into three categories: those who don't give a shit about clothing, those who dress with extreme refinement (Manton) and those who are just epic peacocks, unbounded by the constraints of good taste (Tom Wolfe, FNB).