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Originally Posted by in stitches View Post

interesting. i like what you did with the pants. i have a pair exactly like that i will wear next time, and i think i would like a shirt slightly brighter than your change. i do like the tie better as is however. the jacket IRL is actually as you have it, not as it shows in my pic.

most importantly, WHY DID YOU NOT PUT THE "FOOFED" STAMP ON IT!

Because it's only semi-foofed. I didn't alter your fit, which needs a lot of work.
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Originally Posted by msulinski View Post

Is either of these 2 better? Also, what are your thoughts on contrast collar shirts (white cuff and collar, blue/white bengal stripe, for example)? I would have thought that these would be looked down upon, but Foo gave someone wearing one 5 foo.gif  earlier in the thread.

http://www.ctshirts.com/Blue-Prince-of-Wales-check-extra-slim-fit-shirt?q=usddefault|check|RD030BLU|||||||||||||
http://www.ctshirts.com/Sky-Prince-of-Wales-check-extra-slim-fit-shirt?q=usddefault|check|RD034SKY|||||||||||||

I'm going to get lynched for trying to get people to all dress the same, but the truth is if you are having trouble with shirts, you should go to solid blue. There is no shame in that. Many of the best dressed men in the world wear nothing but solid blue shirts 60-80% of the time. Don't try to look for a different sort of fancy shirt. Avoid the fancy shirts altogether and go basic. Keep in mind what Manton told you about bolder, more complex shirts--they came about to be worn with outfits that are otherwise very plain and sober. In other words, they are highly limiting.
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oic. very well then.
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As for white collared blue shirts--they are very hard to do well. I gave that outfit you reference a full score because in the context, it was executed to perfection. He is dressed as a groom, with a beige linen vest under his suit. The white collar is appropriate both formally and aesthetically there.

Generally, they should only be worn when you want to dress on the formal end of the business formal spectrum. Other pieces and accessories should be in that end of the spectrum as well.
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Msulinski - both of those shirts are sooo busy and atrocious. Stick to the basics. I think that's the best thing to learn as a gormandizer of this thread. If you don't you will look like a clown most of the time. Contrast collars make you look like a sartorial novice or a douchebag in most circumstances in my opinion.
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Originally Posted by unbelragazzo View Post

This is what I think of as very English style.
Kind of, but a bit too monochromatic overall. If the shirt had some bright colors like a yellow or pink, or even red, then it would be very English. I used to have a lot of those kinds of shirts but I stopped buying them and shifted to more solids for variety. Now the patterned shirts have worn out and they are only slowly being replaced. This shirt is from the new batch.
As an aside, my wife has always been a fan of the full-on English look. Partly because her mother is from there and partly because that is what the men she considered well-dressed when she was growing up wore. When we got married, she encouraged me to go to Turnbull and Asser and was quite happy when I was getting shirts from Dege. She is unimpressed with Italian shirts, though she loves Solito's suits.
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Originally Posted by in stitches View Post

y u no post pic?
Because I am an old man and have old man prejudices.
Also, the only camera I have that doesn't require cables is a blackberry camera and it is awful - I tried to photograph my Autavia for the watch thread this morning and it was unusable. But really, I think you guys are all nuts. I am glad for it, as I enjoy the thread and benefit from the discussion, and it wouldn't exist if you weren't all crazy, but that doesn't really change my view.
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Originally Posted by Willin View Post

Msulinski - both of those shirts are sooo busy and atrocious. Stick to the basics. I think that's the best thing to learn as a gormandizer of this thread. If you don't you will look like a clown most of the time. Contrast collars make you look like a sartorial novice or a douchebag in most circumstances in my opinion.

I wasn't planning on getting the contrast collar, as I just don't know that I would feel comfortable in it. The main reason I brought it up was that Foo had given the 5 foo.gif score, but it looks like everything else has to be just right to pull it off.

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This hank was in my briefcase - think it works better than the previous one. Still a bit matchy, but there are some hints of cream that the camera hasn't captured and I think make it just a tad more interesting.

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Edited by RDiaz - 2/7/13 at 12:38pm
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Originally Posted by dopey View Post

Because I am an old man and have old man prejudices.
Also, the only camera I have that doesn't require cables is a blackberry camera and it is awful - I tried to photograph my Autavia for the watch thread this morning and it was unusable. But really, I think you guys are all nuts. I am glad for it, as I enjoy the thread and benefit from the discussion, and it wouldn't exist if you weren't all crazy, but that doesn't really change my view.

well, i at least i have the memories. smile.gif

sidebar - have you ever posted fit pics?
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Originally Posted by in stitches View Post

well, i at least i have the memories. smile.gif

sidebar - have you ever posted fit pics?
Very rarely. It seems weird to me to post a picture saying look at me; this is what I am wearing. But I realize it is quite common now and probably doesn't seem weird to you.
Besides, I have made it very clear to my kids that they should not be doing stuff like that, so I certainly won't.
Also, while I would post a photo to answer a question or show something specific that I know someone might want to see, I don't have an easy mechanism. I don't have a good phone camera that would let me email stuff to myself and post quickly (my blackberry camera is awful (I have an ipad2, maybe that is worth trying)) and I don't feel like messing with cables to hook up a camera. Somewhere on the London Lounge there are some photos I took of me wearing something, but I remember that it was a PITA to do and took a lot of time. Detail photos of objects laying on the floor or a chair were much easier.
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Thread Starter 
It really does take a lot of time, which is the main reason I don't do it anymore. I just am too lazy.
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Originally Posted by dopey View Post

Very rarely. It seems weird to me to post a picture saying look at me; this is what I am wearing. But I realize it is quite common now and probably doesn't seem weird to you.
Besides, I have made it very clear to my kids that they should not be doing stuff like that, so I certainly won't.
Also, while I would post a photo to answer a question or show something specific that I know someone might want to see, I don't have an easy mechanism. I don't have a good phone camera that would let me email stuff to myself and post quickly (my blackberry camera is awful (I have an ipad2, maybe that is worth trying)) and I don't feel like messing with cables to hook up a camera. Somewhere on the London Lounge there are some photos I took of me wearing something, but I remember that it was a PITA to do and took a lot of time. Detail photos of objects laying on the floor or a chair where much easier.

i understand.

regarding the bold, that would certainly go a long way to help visualise the fits you describe. if you are ever inclined to do so, have at it. even if just for me. biggrin.gif
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It still seems weird to me, which is one reason I do it so rarely these days.
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Originally Posted by Manton View Post

It really does take a lot of time, which is the main reason I don't do it anymore. I just am too lazy.

Yes, giant pain in the ass--if you want the pic to look at all representative.
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Originally Posted by Manton View Post

It really does take a lot of time, which is the main reason I don't do it anymore. I just am too lazy.

i think it takes me a total of 5 minutes. iPhone photo, upload to PB direct from camera roll via PB app, copy direct image link to SF from laptop when i get to work.

but i understand that it can be a PIA.
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Originally Posted by DocHolliday View Post

It still seems weird to me, which is one reason I do it so rarely these days.

weirder than being a member on SF and commenting on pics other people post? smile.gif
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Originally Posted by mafoofan View Post

Yes, giant pain in the ass--if you want the pic to look at all representative.

the bold is what i meant to touch on.
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