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post #8821 of 13589
Axelman - fantastic. white shirt is perfect for that, imo. but i am an admitted white shirt fran.

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Why are patch pockets in bad taste?

they are not.
post #8822 of 13589
I just went scorched earth on the last few pages. Apologies to all whose posts were lost. Anyone who missed out can enjoy the "it's all subjective" argument in its several previous iterations earlier in the thread. Let's not let the discussion get bogged down further.
post #8823 of 13589
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Axelman - fantastic. white shirt is perfect for that, imo. but i am an admitted white shirt fran.
they are not.

I know, it was a bit of a rhetorical question.
post #8824 of 13589
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I just went scorched earth on the last few pages. Apologies to all whose posts were lost. Anyone who missed out can enjoy the "it's all subjective" argument in its several previous iterations earlier in the thread. Let's not let the discussion get bogged down further.

Thank you!
post #8825 of 13589

Thoughts?

 

post #8826 of 13589
Do not like the tie. Something solid would be better.
post #8827 of 13589
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Do not like the tie. Something solid would be better.

 

Why?

post #8828 of 13589
Gerry, I would also prefer a different tie I think this is too pastely for the winter we're on the way to and that it doesn't gel with the PS.
post #8829 of 13589
A solid tie would have produced something akin to the "Italian businessman" look. Not to be recommended, except in very particular contexts. The combination as presented is both accomplished and pleasing, and I would only wish for some more contrast between tie and square in terms of texture and/or colour. As to structure, the coat fits beautifully, so far as may be seen, and the collar is exemplary.
post #8830 of 13589
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Originally Posted by Gerry Nelson View Post

Why?

Just my opinion. I have no #menswearrules to back it up, I simply don't like that tie much, but I like the rest of your fit.
post #8831 of 13589

Interesting comments, all. Thanks for the feedback.

 

Tehbunny, I know the tie is probably more suitable for spring because of its colour rather than the autumn we're facing here in the Antipodes but the weather today was cold and rainy and the tie reminded me of the balmier weather we had till now.

 

Stiva, thanks for the kind words. For the square, were you thinking of something linen or wool, for example?

 

The reason I went for silk in the PS was that there are a number of different colours at play here so I wanted to keep some consistency in the texture of the elements. If the tie was solid, I would have gone for a more textured hanky.

post #8832 of 13589
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Just my opinion. I have no #menswearrules to back it up, I simply don't like that tie much, but I like the rest of your fit.

 

No, no, I understand that. I wanted to get more information about what you didn't like - was it just the pattern or also the colour that didn't do it for you in relation to the rest?

When you say a solid tie would have been preferable, do you mean in the same light blue colour or something darker?

 

Just trying to get some clarity on where you're coming from and I realise I might have come across as too abruptly.

post #8833 of 13589
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Originally Posted by Gerry Nelson View Post

No, no, I understand that. I wanted to get more information about what you didn't like - was it just the pattern or also the colour that didn't do it for you in relation to the rest?
When you say a solid tie would have been preferable, do you mean in the same light blue colour or something darker?

Just trying to get some clarity on where you're coming from and I realise I might have come across as too abruptly.

No problem Gerry. smile.gif It's just that I dislike paisleys if they are not very large. I also think that your grey suit(?) and white shirt are very conservative, and that the tie is too playful or casual in that context. It's not harmonious to my eye. But, as always, taste is also subjective. I would have liked a classic navy or wine red tie instead.
post #8834 of 13589
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No problem Gerry. smile.gif It's just that I dislike paisleys if they are not very large. I also think that your grey suit(?) and white shirt are very conservative, and that the tie is too playful or casual in that context. It's not harmonious to my eye. But, as always, taste is also subjective. I would have liked a classic navy or wine red tie instead.

 

Interesting! Thanks for the feedback!

post #8835 of 13589
based off of the recs i got when i wore this suit with a light brown tie.


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