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Son of Saphir

One of my favorite posters. Wish he was still around.
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Hmmm, I find I have no answer.

Oh God. I think there's a Matrix inside the Matrix.
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Just so much effort. It feels fun and productive a lot of the time, but there is such a strong, dedicated contingent of people who speak out against my credibility, experience, etc., every single time I utter a word that the whole process becomes exhausting and self-punishing. I could comment that it's raining outside and someone would invariably demand to know when I became the expert on weather. Then that would go on for two or three pages.


This is a great shame.  But I understand what you mean.

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Are large pearl white buttons on a dark jacket in good taste? For men? I know brass is currently "out," but does it have to be replaced with something garish, or, how's this work? Just eskin.'
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White MOP is nice on summer jackets. I would call them out of place in March, as a general matter.
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Wallcloud:

1) Overall, a good try.

2) The shirt is a BD, no? The fabric in that case looks a little too smooth, too much like dress shirt broadcloth. Go with oxford or pinpoint for BDs (or linen for summer).

3) SquareFail w/the green+green (tie+square)

Thanks Manton. Shirt is a BD. I like the clarification on appropriate cloth for a BD. I thought that the green in the PS was a bit much. Fortunately I can tuck it in such a way that almost no green shows.

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WC - i like it. id ditch the square though.

Thanks IS. I feel naked without a square. I also feel naked without a beard, I guess you can relate.
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Are large pearl white buttons on a dark jacket in good taste? For men? I know brass is currently "out," but does it have to be replaced with something garish, or, how's this work? Just eskin.'

Is it navy? What's wrong with brass in that case?

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Is it ok to wear pinpoint oxford shirts with a worsted wool suit (navy or charcoal) or is broadcloth preferable?

 

I'm guessing it is almost never a good idea to wear broadcloth with tweed?

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Is it navy? What's wrong with brass in that case?

Or the safest option: brown horn.
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Is it ok to wear pinpoint oxford shirts with a worsted wool suit (navy or charcoal) or is broadcloth preferable?

I'm guessing it is almost never a good idea to wear broadcloth with tweed?
Smooth shirt with smooth suit=safe

Textured shirt with smooth suit or vice versa=edgy

Smooth shirt with textured/tweed jacket=bad taste
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FooBot programmed by lazy coder

Is there another kind of coder?
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Is it ok to wear pinpoint oxford shirts with a worsted wool suit (navy or charcoal) or is broadcloth preferable?

I'm guessing it is almost never a good idea to wear broadcloth with tweed?

You can wear oxford with worsted suiting, and you can wear broadcloth/poplin with tweed. In the case of the former, you are more likely to be successful the more coarse the suiting. For example, a grey flannel suit with an OCBD can be really great. When it comes to wearing poplin with tweed, just be sure to pick a shirt pattern that is not too city.
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Smooth shirt with textured/tweed jacket=bad taste

What? No way! Did you switch off your FooBot?
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I was speaking for myself in that case. Your habit of wearing FC broadcloth with tweed I cannot get behind.
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When it comes to wearing poplin with tweed, just be sure to pick a shirt pattern that is not too city.

Ralph Lauren does this to interesting effect, e.g., in some of the RLPL advertisements. That being said, I've never been a huge fan of overtly "country" patterns (such as tattersalls) in smooth poplin or broadcloth. To my eye, they just look like an awkward compromise that fulfills the promise of neither the weave nor the pattern.

Not all non-city patterns are country patterns, obviously, but those that are should be kept in fabrics a bit closer to their roots, IMO.
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