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post #4441 of 13329
hey fellas, thanks for all the constructive criticism. i appreciate it, and dont take any of it the wrong way, or as hateful. i know you guys all mean well, and you presented your points very respectfully.

ill probably make some adjustments, but the idea for me is as follows. im kind of a fun loving guy, so even when my general fit is more OCBD, the socks are a place i feel i can get a little crazy without it wrecking the whole fit. especially because, except for when im sitting down, you cant really even see them. and for that reason, i generally dont concern myself so much with how well they match the top half, just that they work with the shoes and pants, and for the most part i think i succeed at that.

i can see why that may be considered as tonally off as SB said, or a misguided duality as unbel said, but for me, i am ok with it now. imo, i dont think loud socks would take away from the top half being posted here as good taste. if i were wearing serious FU pants that would be one thing, but if the whole fit is reasonably in good taste, i dont think that socks that may be off prevent the top from belonging here. just my opinion.

either way, i do understand what you guys are saying, and it does make sense. ill consider it, and in time, it may be another change i make, as i move towards continually boring, yet tasteful clothing choices.

as always, thanks for the help.
post #4442 of 13329
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Originally Posted by NOBD View Post

Whoops.

Eh, I like the colourful socks, I just don't think that those ones work with those shoes. I think the shoes are too red for red socks, and that navy, or a lighter-than-navy blue would've worked better here.
post #4443 of 13329
Thank you, sir. SC is Brunello Cucinelli. I often wear a maroon colored knit with this to bring out the deep-reddish overlay on the gun club check, but was feeling grenadine-y today.
post #4444 of 13329
I like the blue grenadine, I think the maroon might be too much of the same. Would be interested to see it though.
post #4445 of 13329
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Originally Posted by Axelman 17 View Post

I like the blue grenadine, I think the maroon might be too much of the same. Would be interested to see it though.

Is a grenadine, especially a solid navy one, not too formal for this arrangement?
post #4446 of 13329
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Originally Posted by bourbonbasted View Post

Tasty casual Friday. Pardon the tie, G.

Wouldn't have expected to like it - if I'd just read check SC / striped shirt / greandine - but I dig it.

I think a navy knit subbed in for a navy grenadine would be next level.

I agree w/ Axel - can't see maroon being better than what you have there already.
post #4447 of 13329
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Originally Posted by Cantabrigian View Post

Wouldn't have expected to like it - if I'd just read check SC / striped shirt / greandine - but I dig it.
I think a navy knit subbed in for a navy grenadine would be next level.
I agree w/ Axel - can't see maroon being better than what you have there already.

I had my hand hovering over a navy knit this morning and went grenadine instead. So close yet so far...
post #4448 of 13329
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Originally Posted by sugarbutch View Post

If he had on a dark suit, white shirt, dark tie, no square, black shoes, and those socks, he'd be fine.

I guess we'll just have to disagree on this one. I hope we can still be friends.
post #4449 of 13329

I'm dubious about today's shirt being in good taste (and as a consequence, the whole outfit, due to excessive pattern usage), but I ran out of solid light blue shirts; otherwise this would have been a light blue OCBD. The pattern on the jacket is so subtle maybe this is acceptable.

 

400 700

 

Shirt is a med blue/white bengal stripe and I'm thinking it would help if the stripes were lighter, too. Any thoughts?

Colours are closer to reality on the full body shot.

post #4450 of 13329
Hard to get a handle on the jacket, is it navy? It looks sort of charcoal in the second picture.
post #4451 of 13329

it's charcoal, with a darker charcoal and brown windowpane.

post #4452 of 13329
Charcoal sportcoats just aren't really my cuppa. I think they are hard to pair and that this look would be much better with a navy SC. FWIW, I don't think the shirt is all that problematic.
post #4453 of 13329






I went without, would appreciate pocket square suggestions?
Edited by UnreasonableMan - 1/4/13 at 4:44pm
post #4454 of 13329

^^^ Jeez how wide are those lapels?  Is that a buttonhole on both sides?? 

post #4455 of 13329
Double breasted jacket. So yes, buttonholes on both sides. Lapels are 4"
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