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Originally Posted by mafoofan View Post

I can't judge this until I know what that square is made of . . .

In truth, I'm dressed in jeans and ocbd today but am posting an old pic to try to better understand your views on contrast and saturation. However, looking at the pic, I'm guessing it's the same cream silk from yesterday's outfit.
post #5507 of 12573
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Originally Posted by Mr. Pink View Post

In truth, I'm dressed in jeans and ocbd today but am posting an old pic to try to better understand your views on contrast and saturation. However, looking at the pic, I'm guessing it's the same cream silk from yesterday's outfit.

The colors are very good. Pattern matching is also good. But folding silk is really a mortal sin. If it had been white linen, this would have been a good example of how to wear white linen well. I would have given you foo.giffoo.giffoo.gif.

Final score: foo.giffoo.gif
post #5508 of 12573
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Originally Posted by mafoofan View Post

The colors are very good. Pattern matching is also good. But folding silk is really a mortal sin. If it had been white linen, this would have been a good example of how to wear white linen well. I would have given you foo.giffoo.giffoo.gif.

Final score: foo.giffoo.gif

Don't think it's folded. I think it's the dreaded "monkey fist." My folds (linen only) all look like this:



Foo, is the fabric of the suit on the right something generally available or is it exclusive to Rubinacci?


Edited by Mr. Pink - 2/1/13 at 1:54pm
post #5509 of 12573

Vox is watching us. I retract my comments about the fit.

 

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My first Foo bend attempt.
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Edited by aravenel - 2/2/13 at 6:09am
post #5512 of 12573
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Originally Posted by mafoofan View Post

(1) you don't need many squares (I have fifty and wear only five of them)

I'd be interested in a brief description of what those five are, at least the colors and a sense of the patterns. I'm assuming the non-cream-silks are Rubinaccis.

How did you reach the conclusion that cream silk is the most versatile, particularly when there's such as consensus around white linen? This is one of your positions that really deviates from the cognoscenti consensus.
post #5513 of 12573
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Originally Posted by ChetBakerSings View Post




My first Foo bend attempt.

That looks awesome to me, but I'm no foo.
post #5514 of 12573
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Originally Posted by Citan1145 View Post

I only have like 3 pocketsquares. I just wanted this to be commented on by the panel for future purchases. I originally cot this PS to go with a navy suit when I first started buying things. It was literally 3 dollars so I don't mind complaints about it. Jw what I could have used instead in this context! Again, I tried to play with textures, the knit texture of the tie paired with the flat merino cardi and the tweed jacket. Added some movement with the glen plaid shirt and tried to find a middle ground between the white and black and the deep purple and grey of the tie with a lilac ish PS w/ a pattern. Thoughts?



That jacket is deceptive.

On the rack, it looks like it will "match with anything."

It actually doesn't.

Here's vox's take on it - which is cool because it's vox, but, to paraphrase Foo, you should only mimic this look with direct, careful guidance from an approved Illuminatti member:

post #5515 of 12573
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Originally Posted by Victor Elfo View Post

Vox is watching us. I retract my comments about the fit.



He can watch all he wants - if anyone other than vox posted it, it would be an AutoSquareFail!

That said, ApprovedIlluminattiMembers are FailProof.
post #5516 of 12573
Consider this. When you look at the f'length picture B posted, is it really the hank you're seeing? I see a well turned out fella in MC casual. Maybe I would have chosen differently, but I don't think it detracts from the overall presentation, and surely that's the point, right? The overall presentation?
post #5517 of 12573
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Originally Posted by Mr. Pink View Post

Foo, is the fabric of the suit on the right something generally available or is it exclusive to Rubinacci?
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I believe it's a distinct Woodhouse fresco, of which Rubinacci had the last bits.
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Originally Posted by ChetBakerSings View Post

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My first Foo bend attempt.

I have been avoiding comments on fit, but I just need to say: this jacket fits terribly. I'm not docking you points for it, but just putting that out there.

If I were only judging the patterns and colors, you'd get foo.giffoo.giffoo.gif. Russell plaid tweeds are rare and you've done a good job with it, but the detailing for such an FU jacket calls for more casual, sporting details (patch pockets, double-stitching, etc.)

So . . .

Final score: foo.giffoo.giffoo.gif
post #5518 of 12573
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Originally Posted by CaymanS View Post


He can watch all he wants - if anyone other than vox posted it, it would be an AutoSquareFail!

That said, ApprovedIlluminattiMembers are FailProof.

 

Not sure if you are saying that I retracted my comment because he is watching us, so I will answer as if you were.

I retracted my comments because they're based on the undersaturated photograph, the problems with the similar tones of the pieces remains, which is, in my opinion, worse than the square fail.

On a second look, I prefer the undersaturated jacket with the saturated tie. I can't say if the square is black or midnight blue and I'm not sure if the midnight blue would be good, the experts can comment on that.

post #5519 of 12573
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Originally Posted by Mr. Pink View Post

Foo, is the fabric of the suit on the right something generally available or is it exclusive to Rubinacci?

 

What about the one in the left? The color is nice.

post #5520 of 12573
That's the Rubinacci house hopsack in winter weight (13 oz.).
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