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post #4591 of 13329
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Originally Posted by gdl203 View Post

Can one combine four patterns, while staying relatively subtle…?
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Nice pattern on the suit - are the shoes Vass?
post #4592 of 13329
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Originally Posted by Cantabrigian View Post

It would be less cool to lie to you.

True. But it would be more cool to like the tie. Because its awesome.

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post #4593 of 13329
I struggled to find a square again today and would appreciate some feedback on the one I settled on. The diamonds are orange, not brown with lavender in the centre.

Jacket is brown herringbone
Trousers are light grey flannel
Shoes are suede brogues

post #4594 of 13329
When in doubt, leave it out...
post #4595 of 13329
I generally agree, but I thought this was passable and wanted to give it a whirl.

So what's the final verdict - passable or terrible? (clearly not exemplary)
post #4596 of 13329
I think the best categorization is "incompatible."
post #4597 of 13329
Gotta down vote this one.
post #4598 of 13329
i dont think its terrible. not great, but certainly not terrible. with a different tie i think it could be great.
post #4599 of 13329
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Originally Posted by LEVOOSH View Post

I generally agree, but I thought this was passable and wanted to give it a whirl.

So what's the final verdict - passable or terrible? (clearly not exemplary)
Too many competing colours for me I'm afraid. I like the tie though on it's own.
post #4600 of 13329
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Originally Posted by Charlie's Wardrobe View Post

Too many competing colours for me I'm afraid. I like the tie though on it's own.

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Originally Posted by in stitches View Post

i dont think its terrible. not great, but certainly not terrible. with a different tie i think it could be great.

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Originally Posted by mktitsworth View Post

Gotta down vote this one.

Thank you gentlemen. Duly noted
post #4601 of 13329
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Originally Posted by LEVOOSH View Post

I struggled to find a square again today and would appreciate some feedback on the one I settled on. The diamonds are orange, not brown with lavender in the centre.

Jacket is brown herringbone
Trousers are light grey flannel
Shoes are suede brogues

 



This isn't a pattern or color failure, it is a contrast failure. The very bold tie stripe, pocket square, and shirt all have the same tone. Change the tone of any one (stripe, shirt, or ps) to a much darker tone, and this outfit would work very well. Some changes would be better than others.

 

Allowing the ps to match the shirt is a good move, but not when the tie stripe is doing the same. A navy tie with burgundy or even a deep red  repp would fix that. Even a yellow repp on navy without the blue line would work, while being just as bold as your present tie, if not bolder

 

If you keep the tie, then the pocket square needs to be solid navy if you wish to keep it blue or maybe better still a dark brown, burgundy, or red tone with at most a hint of light blue in the patten. Better the blue in the pattern be navy to pick up the tie and not light blue to match the shirt.

 

You could change the shirt to a midrange blue or robin egg hue. I think even a navy fine line shirt could work, but it would be very tricky to get it right.

 

If you are really bold, try a red or burgundy fine line shirt or even a red candy stripe, this would be more tricky still but it could be awesome in effect. Although, this might defeat your purpose of matching largely blue accessories.

 

I might also recommend that you minimize the impact of your present shirt with a waistcoat/vest matching the jacket or a cardigan that is noticeably to substantially darker than the shirt. If you do this, you would still need to tone down the ps though to at least a medium or royal blue.

 

If you think an outfit is to matchy or clashing, think contrast failure first, and change the tone of any one of the clashing elements, before you give up entirely on your proposed composition.

 

Just my opinion. YMMV.

post #4602 of 13329
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Originally Posted by in stitches View Post

hard to say that is not IGT. i like it.

+ 1

post #4603 of 13329
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Originally Posted by gdl203 View Post

Can one combine four patterns, while staying relatively subtle…?
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Looks good, g. Small quibble - I would have gone with small stripes on the shirt instead of small checks. Also, we should jam some time if you know what to do with that bass in the background.
post #4604 of 13329
Yes, but does the wood grain match his socks? (I'll bring my 335).
post #4605 of 13329
anyone have deets on the shoes gdl is wearing. i always forget the maker on those.
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