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post #8791 of 13589

I want to play!

 

I am struggling with whether this tie can ever be in good taste. I really like it, but I feel like it's too loud and it makes  me feel a little like a salesman.

 

The following would be worn to church or to work on casual Friday:

 

 

 

 

Both the tie and the jacket change colour quite a bit, depending on how much light they get. Therefore, one pic is with less light, one with more. I think the first (darker) pic is a more accurate reflection of the colours. The pocketsquare is cream silk.

 

 

 

Feedback is welcome! I'm here to learn. :)

 

P.S. I already wish the lapels were wider but I have the jacket and will make use of it.

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Also, while I'm at it, how about this:

 

 

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The blue area of the shirt is actually very fine blue and white stripes. 

 

I would add the creme pocketsquare from the pic above, or possibly white cotton (I don't have white linen yet).

 

White would go with the shirt background better, but I think creme would work better with the tie. Thoughts?

post #8793 of 13589

In the first picture, the tie has too much of a sheen to work with the roughness of the jacket.

post #8794 of 13589
Cream or white would probably work there. I agree with Claghorn that the tie has too much sheen for the jacket. The jacket seems country, and the tie would probably be better with something like a grey suit.

The second pic is much better, but I think the tie calls for a solid shirt because the thin stripes are similar in size to the shirt stripe.
post #8795 of 13589
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Originally Posted by Claghorn View Post

In the first picture, the tie has too much of a sheen to work with the roughness of the jacket.

 

 

Thanks! I hadn't even thought about texture.

 

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Originally Posted by brokencycle View Post

Cream or white would probably work there. I agree with Claghorn that the tie has too much sheen for the jacket. The jacket seems country, and the tie would probably be better with something like a grey suit.

The second pic is much better, but I think the tie calls for a solid shirt because the thin stripes are similar in size to the shirt stripe.

 

Thanks for the feedback. This was actually my concern with the 2nd combination - that there may be a small pattern clash - but I was hoping it wasn't. 

 

Here's a closeup that I think demonstrates you are right.

 

 

 

 

Do you guys think that the blue paisley tie could ever work, or is it just too busy/loud to ever be in good taste, even with a grey suit?

post #8796 of 13589
@ scatterbrain - fire is not enough to kill that tie; I fear that the fibres will withstand the heat and the tie will continue to exist. If the world is unlucky, it will end up in teh Thrift Shoppe Bragging Threak, and possibly reappear here. To that end, this tie should be fed through a shredder, and the resultant pieces should be scattered across continents, if at all possible.
post #8797 of 13589
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Originally Posted by CaymanS View Post

@ scatterbrain - fire is not enough to kill that tie; I fear that the fibres will withstand the heat and the tie will continue to exist. If the world is unlucky, it will end up in teh Thrift Shoppe Bragging Threak, and possibly reappear here. To that end, this tie should be fed through a shredder, and the resultant pieces should be scattered across continents, if at all possible.

Lol.

 

Don't worry - It's not a notable brand, so if donated it  would be shipped to the third world and you would never see it again.

 

I didn't think it was that bad. haha.

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@ JP, I like the jacket and tie very much, but I think this would be even nicer with a blue shirt. Also, the small pattern on the PS is innocuous in the small pic, but, when I expand it, my eye gets confused between the patterns in the tie and the square, which are similar in scale. GDL sometimes uses similar scale in his ties and pocket squares, successfully I think, but it can be tricky, and I always think the safer route is to avoid small patterns on PS's altogether. On the blue shirt point and small PS pattern point, I know I'm reading straight from the Foo 12:14 Gospel, but I just think he's totally right on those points. I have 10 or so PS's with beautiful small patterns on them and they are damn hard to match, so they basically just sit in my closet, unloved. Oh well. It's the failed acquisitions that lead you to narrow your tastes and improve your wardrobe - they're a necessary evil.
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whats the watch, JP? nice look.
post #8801 of 13589
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Originally Posted by CaymanS View Post

@ JP, I like the jacket and tie very much, but I think this would be even nicer with a blue shirt. Also, the small pattern on the PS is innocuous in the small pic, but, when I expand it, my eye gets confused between the patterns in the tie and the square, which are similar in scale. GDL sometimes uses similar scale in his ties and pocket squares, successfully I think, but it can be tricky, and I always think the safer route is to avoid small patterns on PS's altogether. On the blue shirt point and small PS pattern point, I know I'm reading straight from the Foo 12:14 Gospel, but I just think he's totally right on those points. I have 10 or so PS's with beautiful small patterns on them and they are damn hard to match, so they basically just sit in my closet, unloved. Oh well. It's the failed acquisitions that lead you to narrow your tastes and improve your wardrobe - they're a necessary evil.

Thank you for taking the time to comment.

1. I don't disagree that a blue shirt would look better. Madmen season premiere was on Sunday, to I wore a white shirt 3 times this week. I don't recall wearing a white shirt in the last 3 months.

2. I'm putting up pic of tie and square. This might just make things worse, but thought they were ok. I was opting for the I guess not so safe route.

3. I am of the blue shirt, larger PS pattern school myself, but it being casual Friday and all, I must have gone crazy.



Stich,

Watch is 40mm. Colors, case rose gold, face black, band choco brown.
post #8802 of 13589

700

 

Should I regard the contrast collar as a failed experiment? I think I'd rather have a slightly wider spread, too.

 

What about the rest of the combination? Any feedback would be wonderful.

post #8803 of 13589
Hard to tell on the width of the points without seeing your face, but I'd be inclined to agree with you.

I'd vote no on the contrast collar. More to the point though, the points "hovering" above the shirt looks pretty bad. That's really the first thing that jumps out at me.
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The collar issue may be due to pose and angle, which may also be why I'm seeing a low gorge DB from 1989.

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Two shots of the same outfit:

Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

 

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The first shot is at the beginning of the day and the second is at the end. What I find interesting is that the black and white shot shows textures/patterns (if any) clearly in combination with the other elements, I recall mafoofan posting something about this way back in the thread and thought it was notable then as well.

 

It would seem that aside from fit, three major things in play are the colours, patterns and textures and I guess the balance of all three is where the fun begins smile.gif

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