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What color is the shirt?
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SB... Links!!!!
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They were a gift, but similar are readily available on eBay.
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This?

 

400

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Too much.
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What if he toned down the tie and cardigan? Say, brown tie, grey sweater?

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Ok, I'm happy to conduct a little experiment. If you can give some concrete suggestions about what would have worked, e.g. "brown tie, grey sweater" as hayward mentioned, I will do that (providing I have what you're asking) and repost the picture.

 

No egos will be bruised in the making of this ... smile.gif

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1. Tie the tie with one turn. If you want to double it,
learn how to do it so that it doesn't show beneath the knot.

2. Get rid of the sweater. Both Perry Como and Mr. Rogers are dead.
Edited by comrade - 5/23/13 at 10:06pm
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1. the tie with one turn. If you want to double it,
learn how to do it so that it doesn't show beneath the knot.

2. Get rid of the sweater. Both Perry Como and Mr. Rogers are dead.

Agree on point one. That's one of my ties, and they tie much better with a single four in hand as do pretty much most ties.

Point 2, Gerry like me is in Australia, we are 5 days away from winter starting and where I live it will be -2 tonight. You'll have to trust me that in autumn/winter here we need to layer to keep warm. Oz isn't all beaches and sunshine I'm afraid.
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Before this turns into a discussion about cardigans with sportscoats (again!) and acceptable tie knots, can people please keep their comments/critique in line with Manton's original post in this thread:

 

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I will say this once and then I intend never to address the issue again.

This is not the fit critique thread. I don't have the time, inclination, nor a professional photographer on staff to take static poses that show my clothes without a ripple. All the pics of myself will be taken by me with a bent arm and hence the jacket askew. Please pay attention to the color and fabric combinations, which is the point.

 

That's what this thread is about.

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Is that a brown blazer or a suit with brass buttons?
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Gerry is an old age pensioner and therefore should be cut a lot of slack with regard to wearing cardigans in winter down here.
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Gerry is an old age pensioner and therefore should be cut a lot of slack with regard to wearing cardigans in winter down here.

 

 

Thanks, lad. The cold gets into your bones once you get over 65, know what I mean? Once you get to my age, you'll understand.

 

As an aside, after the initial comment, I re-tied the tie with a single four in hand knot and I think that did look better.

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i think just swapping the shirt for a solid light blue would be the easiest thing to do and would make a big difference. cut down from 3 patterns to 2 and i think the whole thing will be a lot better. just my 2 cents.
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I'm no expert on clothes, but I guess we could think of this as like an art school crit? If so, y'all can either listen, or disregard me entirely, or ignore the parts where I just don't "get it." If anybody disagrees with me, please, let me know, because I'm trying to learn, too.

 

Gerry, I feel like what messes me up a little bit is the combination of the tie and the sweater. I was thinking it could be the suit (suit or SC?) and the sweater, given that the suit is in what I tend to think of as "Italian luxury fabric," with strong pattern but little texture, and then the sweater is a functional touch, better suited (in my mind) to a sort of English cloth -- one with either more texture/weight or less color.

 

Then, it occured to me that I've seen cardigan sweaters under that kind of suit before, and it's clicked for me in a way this wasn't quite working. I think it's the tie. This one is rather silky, and a bit too shiny (especially with the woven pattern). It's also too red -- it looks a little off with the mossy sweater. It's like the two elements are pulling me in different directions, in terms of color. I think a brown cashmere tie would be excellent here, or perhaps a brown knit. That would limit your color palette a little bit, and remove a pattern -- I agree with Stitches that that is a good idea. Heck, if you were to wear this with a solid blue shirt and a solid brown tie, I think you'd be doing very well. If you stick with the patterned shirt, you might want to reconsider the square (or perhaps just re-arrange it, if it's a pictorial pattern).
 

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