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post #31 of 61
Light tie/dark suit today. The square looks all wrong now that I see it in a picture. And I did push it down before I left the house...

post #32 of 61
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Originally Posted by FlaneurNYC View Post

Light tie/dark suit today. The square looks all wrong now that I see it in a picture. And I did push it down before I left the house...

 

I don't know if it's the exposure on the photo or what, but this is just too monochromatic for my taste.

post #33 of 61
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I don't know if it's the exposure on the photo or what, but this is just too monochromatic for my taste.

It was intentional. I like to think of it as a limited pallet. Perhaps the pale orange tie and blue shirt I had on originally would have been better.

The good thing about clothes is that we get new chances to experiment every day.
post #34 of 61

Tried again today.

 

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Also, I spotted this effort by southernstyle in the WAYWRN, which I thought was pretty good.

post #35 of 61
A couple





post #36 of 61
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Originally Posted by unbelragazzo View Post

Spoo - Great stuff. Although I like #2 a lot more than #1. #2 I'm not sure if it's light enough to be a "light tie", but that's just semantics. On #1, the seasonalities are kind of clashing for me. The brown houndstooth feels F/W but the shantung tie feels S/S. Well chosen shirt though. Also, I'd like to commend your PS-folding as being strongly vaginal, which may bother some men.
CEP - I like these. The silver tie on white shirt on navy suit is a classic. What's the tie in #2?
HF - Here's a couple of combos with a cream tie. First is from http://macaronitomato.blogspot.com/, second from Patrick Johnson. I like one much more than the other, but I'll let the crowd weigh in first.

 

These are really good. Nicely done.

post #37 of 61
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Tried again today.
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HF,
The pocket square stands out a little too much for me in this one. I'd be curious to see the effect of a light blue shirt instead of white, and a lighter shade of trouser.
post #38 of 61
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glad - I kind of like #1. I hope that's a light blue shirt. 2 and 3 I'm not really feeling, and I'm not sure they're light ties.

We should maybe try to define what a light tie is. I don't think it's just a light color, but also something pale. Even though glad's #2 is orangish-yellow, it's kind of a bright yellow that I wouldn't call "light". Don't know if I'm making any sense.

On the two pics I posted, from PJ and macaroni, I like the PJ one better. Highlights the virtue of texture in a pale tie IMHO.
post #39 of 61
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post #40 of 61

Alright. So dumb question. But isn't a yellow/golden tie with a light blue shirt and dark navy or grey suit a standard? Is that hackneyed or am I just incredibly ill informed? I live in Seoul, and the stuff I see people wear everyday would make your eyes bleed, so I have a hard time getting perspective on certain things.

post #41 of 61

Now that I really like.

post #42 of 61
I'm trying to think of what sort of skin and hair coloring it would take to wear that. Would look like hell on me.
post #43 of 61
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Originally Posted by unbelragazzo View Post

source: http://beautynorder.tumblr.com/post/26482894706

 

I'm not crazy about this. I generally like slightly muted colors, but this is venturing into black and white tv territory. 

post #44 of 61
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Update: that pic is from Marc Guyot. I like the colors or lack thereof but I think the texture is too uniform.

Doc: think Bruno Cucinelli. This is basically his palette. If you look through his ads usually they're using models with coloring similar to him.
post #45 of 61
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I'm trying to think of what sort of skin and hair coloring it would take to wear that. Would look like hell on me.

Black, possibly dark tan too. Basically, I think it would work on guys who contrast heavily against the very pale colours. For reference, I reckon my own skin tone may be a bit too light for nromally, but when I have a tan, I think that those colours would look decent on me too. I think it would work on East Asians too, especially if they have a bit of silver in their hair.

 

Would not think it would work for white dudes with black or grey hair. Possibly with a Redford blond, it a Gatsby-esque way? Not sure about that, thoght. With brown hair, it would be much better, I think, given the pale brown shades in the outfit.

 

ymmv, of course.

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