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Good Natured Advice Thread (improving a business wardrobe) - Page 1116post #16726 of 375361/1/15 at 10:35ampost #16727 of 375361/1/15 at 10:47am
The square is actually navy with hints of dark purple, charcoal, and olive in the paisey.
Why is that tie color not useful? I was thinking it could go well with a brown/charcoal jacket. Just wondering generally about ties for that color.
I'll probably go by the shop some time, I'll see if I can swap it for a different one, since it was multibuy discount, but it might be tough since the selection is mostly filled with awful ties.post #16728 of 375361/1/15 at 10:50ampost #16729 of 375361/1/15 at 11:07ampost #16730 of 375361/1/15 at 11:11ampost #16731 of 375361/1/15 at 11:23ampost #16732 of 375361/1/15 at 11:24am
Well fwiw it only costs 20 extra because of the discount, I kinda think they are good in some scenarios and I don't have similar.
Anyway someone asked me for photos of an overcoat so I thought I'd crosspost here for comments, including pictures of my flannel DB:Quote:
Here are some photos of the Simpson Sin coat along with some of my recent commission with Dream of a DB using Fox Flannel:
Note I had just received them from Hong Kong so there's quite a bit of wrinkling, some of which is captured on photo. Also as some might know I have a massive drop on my right shoulder. The tailor chose to not compensate with padding. I think it's done fine. You can see from the photos where I am not standing straight it's pretty natural looking and unnoticable, which is what I wanted.
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Personally I think the DB suit is really nice. I am sure some people will find the suppression a bit much, but I'm fine with it (it probably looks a bit more wrinkled in the photos because I didn't put it on properly). I any case the material feels excellent.
The SS overcaot I think has way too much padding and the sleeves especially the upper part seems to be too roomy. Should I have both fixed? It wouldn't be an expensive alteration would it? If I have the chance I might bring it back to HK to have SS fix it but I won't be going back for a long time I think.post #16733 of 375361/1/15 at 11:50amThread StarterThe question isn't "do I like the way X looks?" The question needs to be "will I like the way X looks when worn? Will others, unbiased, like the way X looks when worn?" That gray tie is nice. No question there. But it is only nice in isolation. It is so light that it will only really work against a white shirt. And the contrast between the shirt and tie will be too little, and that between the shirt and jacket too great, that it won't look good. Ideally, you don't want a giant difference between the degree of the two contrasts. But you're going to get it with that tie.post #16734 of 375361/1/15 at 11:58amThose are good points. Do you not think it'd work with a white/off-white/lightcream shirt and a solid chocolate SC? That's something I have in hopsacck and linen and how I imagined wearing it. I also thought it might work with my charcoal gunclub. Those seems to contrast with the tie while still working with a light shirt.post #16735 of 375361/1/15 at 12:06pmpost #16736 of 375361/1/15 at 12:19pm1. It will look great with a white (or light blue) shirt and mid-gray suit.
2. It will look great under a sweater worn over heavy chinos, moleskins, or flannels.
3. I get the point that in this thread something needs to be universally versatile to not confuse those that need the most help. With that framework, I agree, it isn't the best tie.post #16737 of 375361/1/15 at 12:39pmpost #16738 of 375361/1/15 at 12:49pmpost #16739 of 375361/1/15 at 12:52pm
It's worse than last time:
In my defense I had a hairdresser's appointment on new year's eve but they had to cancel.
Speaking of which, I think the way the clothes were packed has ruined some of the shaping of the suit, especially the lapel roll =[ what to do? Try with iron?post #16740 of 375361/1/15 at 12:55pmQuote:Originally Posted by Claghorn
The question isn't "do I like the way X looks?" The question needs to be "will I like the way X looks when worn? Will others, unbiased, like the way X looks when worn?" That gray tie is nice. No question there. But it is only nice in isolation. It is so light that it will only really work against a white shirt. And the contrast between the shirt and tie will be too little, and that between the shirt and jacket too great, that it won't look good. Ideally, you don't want a giant difference between the degree of the two contrasts. But you're going to get it with that tie.
While I think this is a well-made case, I'm especially fond of a white or off white shirt, a very light-colored repp tie, and a navy blazer. I also think a light-colored, low-contrast shirt and tie can look good under a dark suit. especially a DB or three-piece.
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