Didn't expect @PatrickR to have so many flannel shirts.
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Good Natured Advice Thread (improving a business wardrobe) - Page 1169post #17521 of 374971/13/15 at 9:06pmpost #17522 of 374971/13/15 at 9:08pmpost #17523 of 374971/13/15 at 9:14pmpost #17524 of 374971/13/15 at 9:15pmpost #17525 of 374971/13/15 at 10:15pmQuote:Originally Posted by in stitches
I would say 3 blues something like this.
This happens to be herringbone, but I like it, the rest should be solid, but about this color/shade/hue
Im not saying to get those exact shirts, but I think that is a very good guide to beginner solid blue, white, and striped shirts.
As Elio mentioned, also keep in mind collar shape and length.
+1 to navy pencil stripes on a white ground.post #17526 of 374971/13/15 at 11:38pmpost #17527 of 374971/13/15 at 11:42pmQuote:
Ikea sells inexpensive wooden hangers.post #17528 of 374971/14/15 at 12:27ampost #17529 of 374971/14/15 at 3:28amQuote:Originally Posted by jfrater
Quote:Originally Posted by Pliny
Trews- I like that they've got some great cloths e.g. Minnis, Dugdale, Hunt and Winterbotham and u can try something out without risking a whole suit commission. Had them make up some trews in a lite grey Minnis (I find that swatches don't give me a great indication of the overall color), and decided that it's just too light for a suit but great for odd trews.
Did you use measurements from an existing pair or did you send something in? Were you happy with the result? Have you had any made by Kent Wang?
Ive had suits done by Kent and have been happy with the results too.Quote:Originally Posted by Murlsquirl
Send in! I'm telling you, I've done it both ways with Luxire and if you want the best results, send in your best fitting piece with requested alterations.
I quoted measurements, but Murls way is prob as good or betterpost #17530 of 374971/14/15 at 3:31amQuote:Originally Posted by EliodA
I seem to remember this has been discussed before, but does anyone share my dislike for shirts where the stripes are thinner than those of the white ground? If so, is there a rational explanation?
The claim has been advanced by some who share your view that the asymmetry involved means such stripes are not 'in good taste'; if I recall correctly this was in the 'Good Taste' thread somewhere. I don't buy that claim, myself.
Acpost #17531 of 374971/14/15 at 6:09amQuote:
Yeah,it was something along those lines, iirc. But then, the question remains: why are they not in good taste? Somehow I associate them with 'cheap', thought I know there are plenty of high end shirts with stripes like that too. Anyone who can shed some light on this?post #17532 of 374971/14/15 at 6:31am
Elio I share your dislike too but honestly I don't see any obvious reason for it. Symmetry on its own isn't a good argument as everyone here is a FIH advocate precisely because the knot isn't symmetrical. Symmetry for shirts but not ties?
Still, perhaps our current, group aesthetic gravitates towards symmetry or at least some constancy in repetition of any pattern: think of patterned ties. Is that why I dislike paisleys too? They can seem quite "asymmetric" (and loud). But cf. neats, dots, stripes which feel best when they are not irregular in pattern (IMO).
We should throw up some examples in the Lounge.
Maybe we are just conservative and post hoc justifying our tastes?post #17533 of 374971/14/15 at 7:30amQuote:Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)Originally Posted by Claghorn
Amazingly useful @Claghorn .post #17534 of 374971/14/15 at 7:50amThread Starterpost #17535 of 374971/14/15 at 7:57am
Those who would argue that asymmetrical stripes are in bad taste simply because they’re asymmetrical would need to explain why symmetry matters some times but not other times. The suit coat itself is asymmetrical in certain respects.
(1) The left side overlaps the right side and has buttonholes while the right side had buttons.
(2) Typically the jacket has a single breast pocket, on the left.
(3) Use of a pocket square exaggerates the asymmetry.
The bottom line for me is that the symmetry argument underestimates the complexity of human cognition. Yes, for lots of evolutionary reasons the brain is good at detecting visual symmetry (it correlates non-trivially with the presence of another organism). But humans are also intelligent agents who often seek interest and novelty. Asymmetry can be interesting—it attracts attention, especially when seen against a larger, more symmetrical field.
Let me be clear that I’m not offering an opinion on the tastefulness or otherwise of such stripes. I’m simply saying that the argument from symmetry doesn’t work.
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