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post #196 of 467
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Originally Posted by sugarbutch View Post

pB, is that fresco?

My first thought. Sure looks like it. Interesting sleeve head also.
post #197 of 467

@RDiaz It might be too late, but Best on Calle Serrano and Denis (Carlos Castillo's good shop off the corner across the street) carry Drake's, and the latter is certain to have a small black and white glen plaid for a wedding.

 

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post #198 of 467
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Originally Posted by zbromer View Post

I had an event today which required UCBD, so I wore a white shirt. I thought I'd let Manton and others comment on if I wore an appropriate tie. This was a no pocket square occasion.
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loving this tie

post #199 of 467
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Originally Posted by Hampton View Post

Like the collar on this shirt, maker?

It's a custom shirt from Anto. More pics of similar collars here: http://www.styleforum.net/t/26700/decembers-shirt-damage
post #200 of 467
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It's a custom shirt from Anto. More pics of similar collars here: http://www.styleforum.net/t/26700/decembers-shirt-damage

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post #201 of 467
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Andre, suit tie & shirt are awsome, don't like the square one bit, was going to say that suit is too light for evening but then I remembered where you are ...
post #202 of 467
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Originally Posted by sugarbutch View Post

pB, is that fresco?

Yes, it is the Minnis 10oz weight one.
post #203 of 467
Hey, Manton, you wouldn't happen to be into spiritualism, would you? I don't figure you're the type, but I have been enjoying the fantasy of you and your acolyte Foo conducting a seance whereby you summon up the shades of the four most recent kings of England (including Edward VIII) to inform them they are sartorial second- or third-raters who look like "stooges"! Then you can do likewise with the ghosts of such Old Hollywood style icons as Clark Gable, Cary Grant, Gary Cooper and Fred Astaire. Not exactly an "Old Hollywood" figure but iconic in his way, you could throw in Frank Sinatra, as well.

Back when I was a young thing, the white shirt was almost a sine qua non of decent dressing. I can't recall my grandfather, who was quite a good dresser, ever wearing anything else with a suit. In my family household we used to refer to them as "regular shirts." I believe some companies made them mandatory wear for executives. I certainly wore them to the exclusion of anything else for dressy attire throughout my prep school and college years. I think it was really only in the late '60s that the colored shirt began to make real inroads.

I note that your bete noire John T. Molloy, writing a mere 25 years ago, says: "Anyone who is selling an important product (which, of course, includes themselves) or appearing before an important group and wears anything but a white shirt is being very foolish."

That said, on the grounds of pure aesthetics, historical precedent forsaken, you may make some valid points. I note that in the past 11 years, despite some almost frenetic wardrobe building, I have purchased exactly one white shirt.
post #204 of 467
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Note that Molloy did not say "and tweed."
post #205 of 467
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Andre, suit tie & shirt are awsome, don't like the square one bit, was going to say that suit is too light for evening but then I remembered where you are ...

My excuse is that I bought the square from Spoo. wink.gif

Just curious, besides white linen, what square would you have worn?
post #206 of 467
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For night, i would have worn white linen. My Victory square might have been OK because it's mostly light.
post #207 of 467
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For night, i would have worn white linen. My Victory square might have been OK because it's mostly light.

OK, thanks. I take consolation in that at least I knew what the right answer was, but chose to do something else.
post #208 of 467
I now have two Victory squares and have to say they are completely awesome. I wear them way more than I had at first expected.
post #209 of 467
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Note that Molloy did not say "and tweed."

But the kings and the Hollywood royalty all did pair white shirts with tweed. On reflection, I might do so with my blue tweed jackets, but I wouldn't with my earth-tones.
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so, we agree
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