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post #5521 of 12606
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Originally Posted by mafoofan View Post



I say to avoid squares with tie patterns because: (1) you don't need many squares (I have fifty and wear only five of them), and (2) they are very limiting to what sorts of ties pair well.

But that is not to say it cannot be done successfully. If you're wearing a dotted tie, just make sure you don't wear it with dot-type patterned tie. The problem a ton of ties so patterned (for example, anything with little floral medallion pattern counts, as they are essentially dots). Instead, try a striped or solid tie.

 

 

 

Geez, don't tell the Hobers.

 

 

Great reading Foo-  seriously, u should team with Vox and send a manuscript to Harper Collins-  your words, Vox pics

post #5522 of 12606

What is the taxonomy of repp ties in terms of utility and taste? I have avoided repps forever because the Anglo/American connotation doesn't resonate with my upbringing, but I am starting to see how, used sparingly, they have some utility for sporty ensembles.

 

I submit a range of stripe categories:

Exhibit A: Classic repp (Click to show)

 

Exhibit B: Wider repp (Click to show)

 

Exhibit C: Widest repp (Click to show)

 

Exhibit D: Dress stripe (?) (Click to show)

 

 

Exhibit E: Mystery stripe (Click to show)

 

 

I understand, more or less, A through D. I am interested in talking mainly about spacing and width rather than number of stripes or color, so ignore that. I realize that any of the above configurations could come with double stripes, triple stripes, or other contrasting combinations.

 

 

A is the standard-bearer; C is a bit much for me but I see how it could work. B seems to have a bit of an identity crisis but is seen often enough that I think it's an accepted width. D, with fine stripes, is something that could passably worn with dress suitings if in silk. Ignore the lineny appearance. What I'm really stuck on is Exhibit E. What use is this stripe width? I assume something casual in summer, but it seems rather bold. Can E be worn well, if at all?

 

Explication via photos would also be great.  Thanks.

post #5523 of 12606
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Originally Posted by mafoofan View Post

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.

Wait, what?

The shoulders seem to square up nicely. The length is good. The chest doesn't bow. The bottom half splays a little, but his arm on the mantelpiece is pulling it open a tad. The waist is only modestly shaped, but it doesn't look sloppy.

I don't get it. I may just be a random lurker, but I have to ask: What gives?
post #5524 of 12606
I can't see much wrong with the fit of that jacket...
post #5525 of 12606
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Originally Posted by mafoofan View Post

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

To what extent would the fit be screwed up by the rather unnatural pose? (Bending backwards, etc.)

Also, I don't think this is a Russell plaid. In a Russell, there are only one or two horizontal lines, in a different density than the vertical lines, as I understand it.

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yes, jeans and nubuk...

 

post #5527 of 12606

I don't usually dress with the specific aims of this thread in mind, so have little to usually contribute. But today I had to style a jacket, and that of course did mean attempting to work within something approaching good taste parameters. This was tricky, as the jacket's pattern falls outside some of those parameters. Still, I had to try, and I wonder what Foo & others would say about the result. Assume, I suppose, grey trousers in an appropriate shade to co-ordinate with the jacket. Items used in the fit are all from my wardrobe, so I think it's fair game for the thread even if I'm not wearing it in the pic.

 

(click to enlarge)

 

post #5528 of 12606
HF, I think the tie is too stark for the rest. It seems like the odd man out.
post #5529 of 12606
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Originally Posted by sugarbutch View Post

HF, I think the tie is too stark for the rest. It seems like the odd man out.

I actually agree--it is a bit incongruous, both in coloring and in formality.

That said, I love all the different parts. The collar on that shirt is awesome--deets?
post #5530 of 12606

Thanks fellas. The logic of the tie was an attempt to centre the outfit. The jacket has such an unusual windowpane that I wanted something to pull the eye back to the middle to counteract the jacket's boldness. The little dots in the tie actually have some tiny blue, pink and brown-ish colours at the centre of some of them, so I hoped that would key into the shirt/jacket/square and not seem too out of place. But I may have gone too much towards a heavy centre, I suppose. Interesting!

 

aravenel - the shirt is a (very old) Zegna. I tend to prefer a stiffer and slightly higher collar so haven't worn it in years. The fit isn't great on me either. It actually just lives permanently on the tailor's dummy these days, waiting occasional items. It's a good background colour & fabric (it has a very faint twill weave) for displaying other stuff against it.

post #5531 of 12606
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Originally Posted by sugarbutch View Post

HF, I think the tie is too stark for the rest. It seems like the odd man out.

Dark (brown suede...) shoes will help balance it out.
post #5532 of 12606
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Originally Posted by NOBD View Post

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Originally Posted by sugarbutch View Post

HF, I think the tie is too stark for the rest. It seems like the odd man out.

Dark (brown suede...) shoes will help balance it out.


Definitely - and no need for the small font! :)

 

I couldn't imagine that particular look working with light coloured shoes. Either dark brown or burgundy shoes, but I brown would probably work better given the square. Suede? I can see that working. Loafers or oxfords, I wonder... loafers would be more casual and given how casual the jacket is, that might work better thematically?

 

I was thinking grey trousers; would any other colour work with this top half? They might steer the look towards something like burgundy loafers rather than brown though, perhaps... more controversially (and almost certainly outside this thread's parameters), fairly slim dark denim with the brown suede loafers?

post #5533 of 12606
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Originally Posted by NOBD View Post

Dark (brown suede...) shoes will help balance it out.

you would say that, now wouldnt you. smile.gif
post #5534 of 12606
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Originally Posted by sprout2 View Post

What is the taxonomy of repp ties in terms of utility and taste? I have avoided repps forever because the Anglo/American connotation doesn't resonate with my upbringing, but I am starting to see how, used sparingly, they have some utility for sporty ensembles.

I submit a range of stripe categories: Exhibit A: Classic repp (Click to show)

Exhibit B: Wider repp (Click to show)

Exhibit C: Widest repp (Click to show)

Exhibit D: Dress stripe (?) (Click to show)


Exhibit E: Mystery stripe (Click to show)



I understand, more or less, A through D. I am interested in talking mainly about spacing and width rather than number of stripes or color, so ignore that. I realize that any of the above configurations could come with double stripes, triple stripes, or other contrasting combinations.


A is the standard-bearer; C is a bit much for me but I see how it could work. B seems to have a bit of an identity crisis but is seen often enough that I think it's an accepted width. D, with fine stripes, is something that could passably worn with dress suitings if in silk. Ignore the lineny appearance. What I'm really stuck on is Exhibit E. What use is this stripe width? I assume something casual in summer, but it seems rather bold. Can E be worn well, if at all?

Explication via photos would also be great.  Thanks.

I wouldn't worry about the taxonomy. Unless you're in the UK, stripes can be worn with anything. The question is how well the colors and density of the pattern fit into your outfit. I'd wear any of the above with a suit to the office--so long as they match right.
post #5535 of 12606
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Originally Posted by Greggers View Post

Wait, what?

The shoulders seem to square up nicely. The length is good. The chest doesn't bow. The bottom half splays a little, but his arm on the mantelpiece is pulling it open a tad. The waist is only modestly shaped, but it doesn't look sloppy.

I don't get it. I may just be a random lurker, but I have to ask: What gives?

The collar looks loose. It could be the way he's standing, but it looks to sit very low and open around his neck. Also there looks to be zero shaping around the chest.
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