clap - deets on the benz!
TTO - damn you. what do you have in mind for next week?
a post contest hopefully redemptive fit the since patterned sportcoat really didn't work and gmmcl pointed out some other flaws...
so let's try this again...
my last fit looked "fuddy duddy southern e-gent" this one looks a little more refined and British which is closer (at least geographically) to the Italians
if you cannot tell the 4 patterns are the pow pants, the brown Bengal stripe shirt, the green tie with navy pindots, and the blackwatch (hello acute style) pocket square
brands (a make her dance) list
-random vintage bespoke blazer with silver as opposed to brass blazer buttons and patch pockets
-lord and taylor tie
-canali shirt (only patterned shirt I own)
-no name hand-rolled blackwatch square bought from nickelcobalt's online store
-vintage brooks brothers pants
-black alden shell tassels
well cheers, coming from you that means a lot.
hard to decide who to go with on this, so many great 4 pattern fits in so many different sprezzs. Tirrailleur stands out to me for his sheer audacious peacockery- that works.
...wouldn't dream of wearing a single thing in his fit but I still dig it. okay, maybe the watch
congrats TTO on the comp and your outstanding fit .
As far as I'm concerned, his fit seems the only one to capture what I feel is the essence of Mr. Barbera's pattern matching style: how to make it look effortless, and flattering to one's physique.
The rest is just trying too hard for my taste.
So I did an informal analysis of the four patterns used by the contestants and notice a few things. I'd say the most popular shirt option was a thin stripe followed by a tight check. Most of the ties were either dotted or neat geometric. It was kind of hard to tell with the pocket squares being stuffed in pockets and all, but I'd say they were mostly paisleys. Lastly, the jackets were either glenplaid/windowpane or striped. There are several exceptions, but if there was a trend I'd say it was a striped shirt, dotted tie, paisley pocket square and plaid jacket. Maybe a four pattern formula for those of you who want to give it a try.