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post #376 of 12603
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Nay@327: Whoah. Can’t tell the suit is brown from the pic. Looks REALLY discordant. I was going to post this as an aphorism, but I may as well say it here: for men, LIGHT and BRIGHT do not combine well. Light ties or other pieces are great, but it’s almost always best when the colors are dull. It’s possible that, with a more summery suit, say linen or cotton, I would like that tie a lot more.
I thought brown was a dull color? The suit isn't a flat 80s brown either, it has black, corn and coffee tones running through it.
post #377 of 12603
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I'm talking about the tie. The suit I'm sure I would love if the pic were better.
post #378 of 12603
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NOBD@371: please tell me that was from last winter. Everything is OK until you get to the shoes. Tobacco is the wrong suede for that. I would try either a ginger or a mink.

Yes, last winter. (The grey flannel glen plaid as well...) The shoes are polo brown (red/orange brown). I'm not sure what ginger is, but I've worn the suit with mink as well.
post #379 of 12603
I struggle with this, I generally don't favor bright ties but in the summer (with a dull suit) I think they can work well. The tie in the pic is far and away the brightest, loudest tie I own - I bought it to experiment with color.
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Colors are brighter than IRL. Tie is a dark purple madder.
post #381 of 12603
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These pieces don't come together quite right. The navy tie with white dots, even though knit, is more city than country. Also, because the only color in it is blue, and your shirt is also blue, the jacket seems totally alien. Your jacket cloth has so many other colors and tones in it to pick up. I would either wear a navy tie with more colors in it (I wear a navy/yellow repp striped tie with a very similar jacket), or pick a different color tie altogether. Burgundy, dark green, or a dark rusty orange could be beautiful.

The square also doesn't integrate. Perhaps it's the way you have it tucked in, but all that white is very, very stark against the earthiness of your jacket.
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Very Gutsy. Would love it if the square were different and the tie was just a tad darker. I think the square has too much white in it, and the accent color is too close to the tie. Gold could be nice. It goes very well with sea foam green.
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Point noted but some comments fail to be objective, grounded or in good taste but instead come across as dismissive absolutism. Nuff said.
Let's move on, shall we...
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Keeping it simple and the jacket in the middle is dark navy winter weight hopsack.

#1 is excellent. Nice work with the socks.
#2 is weak. Too monochrome. White shirt with odd jacket shouldn't happen. Gray pocket square is also an odd thing. That said, very nice control of contrast.
#3 would be okay with a different square and darker socks. Is that folded silk?

Generally, I've found your outfits too monochromatic, and sometimes troubled with thematic divergences.
post #382 of 12603
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Originally Posted by whnay. View Post

I struggle with this, I generally don't favor bright ties but in the summer (with a dull suit) I think they can work well. The tie in the pic is far and away the brightest, loudest tie I own - I bought it to experiment with color.

Sure, but the suit is quite dark. Even though it is a summer appropriate cloth, the coloring is more fall/winter appropriate. Thus, i think you need to compromise with the tie. If you want to do summer bright, the actual color needs to be more subdued.

A very light, silvery blue would be stunning.
post #383 of 12603
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NOBD: reminds me of another aphorism. While "everybody knows" that you are supposed to wear brown shoes with a brown suit, it's actually quite hard to do it well. Aside from black tie, brown+brown is the only suit-shoe combo where both are the same color. So you have the risk of not enough contrast (too matchy) or too much (jarring.) Very hard to get right.

Black shoes with brown suits is actaully and "advanced" move that I do sometimes.
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I think nay's tie might work with the suit I have on (not trying to swipe), a rather dull olive cotton that is much lighter and almost drab. It needs something to wake it up. Indeed, the stripes on my shirt are a lot like the color of his tie,
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Originally Posted by in stitches View Post

i really need to start using blue and patterned shirts more often. the all white all the time is a holdover from my jewish schooling. white shirts are pretty much the standard, and anything outside that is looked at askance. not a stylistic thing, just a conforming to the group thing.

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But it's also kind of a stylistic thing, once you consider what the rest of that jewish schoolboy outfit entails. I doubt there is much tweed.

Lesson from my scholarly schmatte schlepper grandpa: Think Yiddish; dress British.
post #386 of 12603
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foo, re papa, there is blue in the jacket. I don't feel your criticism at all.

rosals, quite good though I think I know that shirt pattern and am not a fran. Solid blue would be better.
post #387 of 12603
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Originally Posted by Manton View Post

I think nay's tie might work with the suit I have on (not trying to swipe), a rather dull olive cotton that is much lighter and almost drab. It needs something to wake it up. Indeed, the stripes on my shirt are a lot like the color of his tie,

Yes, or a light tan suit would work well too.

I don't think the problem with the tie is it's brightness--its not that bright. It's the color saturation. It is very, very saturated, as is the suit.
post #388 of 12603
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Originally Posted by mafoofan View Post

Sure, but the suit is quite dark. Even though it is a summer appropriate cloth, the coloring is more fall/winter appropriate. Thus, i think you need to compromise with the tie. If you want to do summer bright, the actual color needs to be more subdued.
A very light, silvery blue would be stunning.
Last time I wore it with a white shirt and the mid-blue fresco we both have. Maybe a khaki fresco suit is in my future!
post #389 of 12603
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Black shoes with brown suits is actaully and "advanced" move that I do sometimes.

I did it a long time ago at an outdoor summer wedding. I heard about 100 UPS delivery guy jokes that night.
post #390 of 12603
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foo, re papa, there is blue in the jacket. I don't feel your criticism at all.

Yes, I know there is blue in the jacket. And that's the only color he's picked up in both his shirt and tie. The outfit needs more to solidify the casual, country theme expressed by the jacket.
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