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post #2851 of 3593
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Originally Posted by blue peter View Post

 

this is more a "random fashion thoughts" question but applies to g2's fit - what's the general opinion on navy blue paired with black (as in blue jacket, black trousers). I'm forever arguing with my wife about it...she says no go, I say go...is it just a lame fashion "rule" or is there something to it...seeing g2's fit, I'm not sure I dig the color combo as much as I thought (fit is great, though!)...also, how about varying shades of one color - I've got several navy EG pieces but in many subtle shades (from varying seasons)...does this work - is it a matter of hitting the right shades...lately I feel more comfortable in the full "suit" same fabric, same shade (season), than I do rocking different shades of blue...

 

I think this is an issue in a CM context (other than black shoes with a navy suit), but it doesn't really apply to the SWD side, especially in EG. If it looks good, it looks good. You seem to have a good eye for putting pieces together, so go ahead and experiment, see what works.

post #2852 of 3593
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Originally Posted by blue peter View Post

this is more a "random fashion thoughts" question but applies to g2's fit - what's the general opinion on navy blue paired with black (as in blue jacket, black trousers). I'm forever arguing with my wife about it...she says no go, I say go...is it just a lame fashion "rule" or is there something to it...seeing g2's fit, I'm not sure I dig the color combo as much as I thought (fit is great, though!)...also, how about varying shades of one color - I've got several navy EG pieces but in many subtle shades (from varying seasons)...does this work - is it a matter of hitting the right shades...lately I feel more comfortable in the full "suit" same fabric, same shade (season), than I do rocking different shades of blue...

Navy and black are fine together. It's a general rule to make things easy for people, like the black and brown rule, but shape, texture, and color all have nuance and play together to make any combination look good.

I think the biggest thing about blacks and blues/blacks and browns is that they have varying degrees of "warmth." If any of ya'll have dealt with black dye or even done any print design with black, black is never black. There's varying degrees of other colors in it that provide a warmer tone or a cooler tone, and many off-looking combinations come with mixing a warm black with a cool blue or vice versa. Of course, it's not always true, but it's a general guideline, and it gets nitpicky and complex and annoying fast, so most of the time it's just "don't play with black and blue"

I'm a big fan of many varying subtle shades, especially with blues. Again, it all comes down to the "feel" of the colors, as again, not all blues convey the same feeling or idea.

The reason why I think a darker shirt works better in g2's fit is because of the many combinations of colors (navy jacket, black pants, brown shoes, white shirt). They're all kinda pulling at each other for eye attention, while a darker shirt kinda fades into the background and provides a bit of subtlety to tighten up the look. Of course, This could be changed by a black jacket or blue pants, and then a white shirt would be perfect.

That said, this is really, really nitpicky and not a big deal at all. It's still a great fit, but just my thoughts and preferences.





The edits are bad, but you get the idea
post #2853 of 3593
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Originally Posted by thekunk07 View Post


i am 6'2 225 with a 47.5 chest and 33 waist and my physique looks pretty normal in e.g. as the shirts have kind of an american cut in the arms as opposed to euro designers where the sleeves look like they've been painted on me. the outerwear and blazers also tend to have a bell shape so it subverts the v shape

Damn, that's quite the V taper there. Yeah, I looked through some of your WAYWT and I agree it looks good. I think you're probably a size up from what I would be. What do you wear in the various pieces? I just ordered a cruiser jacket in large because the measurements on the site looked like it'd fit me well, but we'll see. I'm also not sure what I'm going to do about EG pants because I've got 25 inch thighs from squatting and deadlifting multiple times a week.

post #2854 of 3593
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Originally Posted by Cole87 View Post
 

Damn, that's quite the V taper there. Yeah, I looked through some of your WAYWT and I agree it looks good. I think you're probably a size up from what I would be. What do you wear in the various pieces? I just ordered a cruiser jacket in large because the measurements on the site looked like it'd fit me well, but we'll see. I'm also not sure what I'm going to do about EG pants because I've got 25 inch thighs from squatting and deadlifting multiple times a week.

 

damn, you guys! haha - regarding EG trousers,  your best bet might be willy post pants or B1Ps as they tend to have roomier thighs. however, where you might run into trouble with these makeups is in the calf, of all places - as they have extreme tapers...I'm a fairly tall/slim guy and find my b1ps riding up an inch or two and getting "stuck" on my lower calf if worn with socks...this might just be a function of my height as they probably hit me higher up the leg than intended...just a thought - good luck!

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Originally Posted by g transistor View Post

Navy and black are fine together. It's a general rule to make things easy for people, like the black and brown rule, but shape, texture, and color all have nuance and play together to make any combination look good.

I think the biggest thing about blacks and blues/blacks and browns is that they have varying degrees of "warmth." If any of ya'll have dealt with black dye or even done any print design with black, black is never black. There's varying degrees of other colors in it that provide a warmer tone or a cooler tone, and many off-looking combinations come with mixing a warm black with a cool blue or vice versa. Of course, it's not always true, but it's a general guideline, and it gets nitpicky and complex and annoying fast, so most of the time it's just "don't play with black and blue"

I'm a big fan of many varying subtle shades, especially with blues. Again, it all comes down to the "feel" of the colors, as again, not all blues convey the same feeling or idea.

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Well explained.

There are very few garments with the colour purity you'll get on a colour wheel, you need to put the garments together and see whether they work. Greens can work beautifully with blues, but can clash horribly. Blacks are frequently dark brown/reddish, purplish or dark green. Texture can often add enough contrast to use two very similar shades together. Experiment!
post #2856 of 3593
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Originally Posted by blue peter View Post
 

 

damn, you guys! haha - regarding EG trousers,  your best bet might be willy post pants or B1Ps as they tend to have roomier thighs. however, where you might run into trouble with these makeups is in the calf, of all places - as they have extreme tapers...I'm a fairly tall/slim guy and find my b1ps riding up an inch or two and getting "stuck" on my lower calf if worn with socks...this might just be a function of my height as they probably hit me higher up the leg than intended...just a thought - good luck!

Lol. It's not a good thing. I wish my thighs wouldn't grow so easily. It makes finding nice pants a pain in the ass. Thanks. I really like the look of the BDU pants, but I'm skeptical on how it will look on me. We'll see, I guess. My calves shouldn't be a problem. I don't think they're bigger than the average person's.

 

edit: I should also note I find it strange that it seems like I sometimes find the exact same pants on two different websites and yet they have different measurements. I know the measurements can change from season to season, but the boutiques don't seem to label the season of each garment, and I'd assume they'e usually from the same season if they're both up for sale at the same time. 

post #2857 of 3593
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Originally Posted by Cole87 View Post

Lol. It's not a good thing. I wish my thighs wouldn't grow so easily. It makes finding nice pants a pain in the ass. Thanks. I really like the look of the BDU pants, but I'm skeptical on how it will look on me. We'll see, I guess. My calves shouldn't be a problem. I don't think they're bigger than the average person's.

edit: I should also note I find it strange that it seems like I sometimes find the exact same pants on two different websites and yet they have different measurements. I know the measurements can change from season to season, but the boutiques don't seem to label the season of each garment, and I'd assume they'e usually from the same season if they're both up for sale at the same time. 

Fatigues should be okay - the E1's are another possibility (I removed the elastic from the cuff on mine).

Measurement wise I find Kafka pretty much spot on. The Bureau can be a bit out IME.
post #2858 of 3593
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Originally Posted by ManofKent View Post


Fatigues should be okay - the E1's are another possibility (I removed the elastic from the cuff on mine).

Measurement wise I find Kafka pretty much spot on. The Bureau can be a bit out IME.

Hmm, damn. Kafka doesn't seem to list thigh measurements, and TBB is where I ordered mine from, hah. Thanks.

post #2859 of 3593
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Originally Posted by Cole87 View Post
 

I should also note I find it strange that it seems like I sometimes find the exact same pants on two different websites and yet they have different measurements. I know the measurements can change from season to season, but the boutiques don't seem to label the season of each garment, and I'd assume they'e usually from the same season if they're both up for sale at the same time. 

 

I've struggled a lot with getting accurate measurements from web sites, and I haven't had the best success calling shops for additional sizing questions either. After a lot of effort, I've realized that the Nepenthes online store provides the most accurate and comprehensive measurements. I basically ignore everything else and just go there now.

post #2860 of 3593
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Originally Posted by Cole87 View Post

Damn, that's quite the V taper there. Yeah, I looked through some of your WAYWT and I agree it looks good. I think you're probably a size up from what I would be. What do you wear in the various pieces? I just ordered a cruiser jacket in large because the measurements on the site looked like it'd fit me well, but we'll see. I'm also not sure what I'm going to do about EG pants because I've got 25 inch thighs from squatting and deadlifting multiple times a week.


Jeans I wear 34 but 36 in almost all other eg pangs
post #2861 of 3593
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Originally Posted by zalb916 View Post
 

 

I've struggled a lot with getting accurate measurements from web sites, and I haven't had the best success calling shops for additional sizing questions either. After a lot of effort, I've realized that the Nepenthes online store provides the most accurate and comprehensive measurements. I basically ignore everything else and just go there now.

Yeah, it's kind of insane with some things I've seen. I've seen, for instance, some sites that list the fatigue pant in reverse sateen as 11.5 inch thigh measurement for size 36. Then another website will have the same pants at 14.5 inch thigh measurement. Does Nepenthes' web store show thigh measurements? I am not seeing it.

 

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Originally Posted by thekunk07 View Post


Jeans I wear 34 but 36 in almost all other eg pangs

Do you have trouble fitting in any particular styles or do you skip leg day or are you lucky enough that your thighs just don't get too big from lifting?

post #2862 of 3593
No the thighs are kinda sausagey but what's a girl to do
post #2863 of 3593

 

FW15 Bedford

19th C BD shirt

Up There pants (local store)

Paraboot Michael shoes

post #2864 of 3593
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Originally Posted by Cole87 View Post

Damn, that's quite the V taper there. Yeah, I looked through some of your WAYWT and I agree it looks good. I think you're probably a size up from what I would be. What do you wear in the various pieces? I just ordered a cruiser jacket in large because the measurements on the site looked like it'd fit me well, but we'll see. I'm also not sure what I'm going to do about EG pants because I've got 25 inch thighs from squatting and deadlifting multiple times a week.

25 around isn't that bad, there are lots of pants that measure 13 across the thigh.
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Paraboots are so so good @Gerry Nelson. I need a pair bad.

 

Today's look...

 

FW14 bucket hat

FW15 long scarf

FW14 knit blazer

FW14 combi vest

FW14 work shirt

FW15 bdu pant

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