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Originally Posted by sugarbutch View Post

rotflmao.gif
I hope you weren't offended on my behalf.

Cornel West is the man. Obviously it was a beard reference. But he certainly has a unique approach to style. I heard him give a talk once, and he said every day it's like going into battle. He's ready to die, and if he drops dead, he's coffin-ready. "I got my tie, my white shirt, everything. Just fix my Afro nice in the coffin."

Still wondering about that black wrap around his neck. Not really a scarf...I don't think.
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Originally Posted by in stitches View Post

i would know what too shiny is for a cream PS.

will do!
thanks. thats cool. but its not solid. is that acceptable?

I actually PM'ed with foo.gif and it's foo.gif-approved. No, serious.
post #6243 of 12577
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Originally Posted by Manton View Post

520 is a great shade, I have it myself. It's not navy, though, it's quite a bit lighter. I would say that it does have a slightly gray cast. Anyway, the point is, if you want something you can use as a totally classic in every way blazer, that is not it.

manton suggestion from one of the books on what fabric would be a totally classic in every way blazer?

thanks in advance.
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Is there a kind of heuristic that says it's a good idea to get repp stripe ties less wide than you would an equivalent solid or foulard? Because they bisect the body, bolder stripes can make the whole tie look wider, or so I have a vague sense, at least. Is this my imagination?
 

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Originally Posted by teddieriley View Post

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Originally Posted by sugarbutch View Post

rotflmao.gif
I hope you weren't offended on my behalf.

Cornel West is the man. Obviously it was a beard reference. But he certainly has a unique approach to style. I heard him give a talk once, and he said every day it's like going into battle. He's ready to die, and if he drops dead, he's coffin-ready. "I got my tie, my white shirt, everything. Just fix my Afro nice in the coffin."

Still wondering about that black wrap around his neck. Not really a scarf...I don't think.

I have been wondering what the hell that is for years. It looks like he cut the neck off a turtleneck. Does he have a tracheotomy scar he wants to hide?
post #6246 of 12577
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Originally Posted by ChetBakerSings View Post

I like the looks of this cream slubby silk square from Put This On: http://www.etsy.com/listing/121529147/slubby-cream-silk-pocket-square-by-put?ref=cat_list_2

This looks nice.

 
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Originally Posted by Omar1223 View Post

manton suggestion from one of the books on what fabric would be a totally classic in every way blazer?

thanks in advance.

516 is standard navy. Finmeresco 3044 is a nice brighter navy
post #6247 of 12577
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Originally Posted by ChetBakerSings View Post

I like the looks of this cream slubby silk square from Put This On: http://www.etsy.com/listing/121529147/slubby-cream-silk-pocket-square-by-put?ref=cat_list_2

good rec. thanks.
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Originally Posted by CaymanS View Post

I actually PM'ed with foo.gif and it's foo.gif-approved. No, serious.

fascinating !
post #6248 of 12577
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Originally Posted by in stitches View Post

good rec. thanks.
fascinating !

Well, I'm not ashamed of it. I purchased a cream silk square and it clashed with everything. What I realized is that it was closer to beige, which is a fail. As such, this time around, I want to make sure to nail the cream silk square and this was one of the options that presented itself, so I floated it by the expert. No shame in my game...foo.gif knows his shit.
post #6249 of 12577
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Originally Posted by in stitches View Post

i think i may have to kop a cream square.
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Sorry to be the wet blanket, I honestly don't think that cream square above is THAT nice. The edges are hand-sewn, but okay. Maybe the photograph doesn't do it justice.

I bought this below from v, but since taste is subjective, call me out on this one --




Edited by bboysdontcryy - 2/14/13 at 1:21am
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Didn't Foo suggest somewhere he'd order a forum special run of cream squares from Charvet, just so he wouldn't have to endure wading through so much square fail in the good taste thread? I'm sure he was joking, but i'd be in if he wasn't. For that matter I could nip across to Paris and buy a bunch, but obviously I'd have to cover my expenses - 1st class eurostar and a decent meal for the missus and I, and a room at Le Bristol or similar - maybe $250 per square if I can sell 10 or so...
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Originally Posted by in stitches View Post

i think i may have to kop a cream square. link to acceptable cream square koppage please.

You either get the original square that launch a thousand discussions:

http://www.couturelab.com/products/Solid_Pocket_Square-8716-c153.html

or you go the Mr Hober route

http://www.samhober.com/satin-silk-pocket-squares/light-cream-satin-silk-pocket-square-1.html
post #6253 of 12577
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Originally Posted by bboysdontcryy View Post

Sorry to be the wet blanket, I honestly don't think that cream square above is THAT nice. The edges are hand-sewn, but okay. Maybe the photograph doesn't do it justice.

I bought this below from v, but since taste is subjective, call me out on this one --



I don't like that one, the colour and matte finish are just perfect, but the self-motif, not so much IMO.

post #6254 of 12577
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Originally Posted by CaymanS View Post

...foo.gif knows his shit.

This tallies with his defence of Continental Philosophy and the German language in the "Who is voxsartoria?" thread:
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German is useful for doing philosophy, not just scat porn.
Distinction without difference.
post #6255 of 12577
I actually like the barely discernible visual interest that lends an interesting touch to an otherwise nondescript square! But I figured that would be the bone of contention.
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