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post #22486 of 37395
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Originally Posted by sebastian mcfox View Post

Spring is here..

Thanks to @Murlsquirl for the shoe suggestion, others for the rust Henry Carter pick


 

 

 

Nice.

post #22487 of 37395
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Originally Posted by Claghorn View Post
 


It might be. I think the mods turn a blind eye, especially if I (or one of the other regulars) suggest it, the seller is someone active in the community and posts in GNAT, and the listing clearly is something that would benefit the regular readers of this thread...which very nicely priced excellent ties certainly do.

 

And those two remaining ties are a great bargain at 65 a pop.

 

 

If it was just someone popping in this thread to post their stuff, I would delete it.  Like you said, Don is active in here and great ties like those are why this thread started in the first place....1500 long pages ago.

post #22488 of 37395
Clags, the example that you gave for light blue, and thanks for that, I think is not so hard a color to use. Lighter than that though, and I think that you have some items that are lighter blue than that, can get dicey imo.
post #22489 of 37395
Thanks @Claghorn for taking time to advise me on linen. My father inlaw wore a light blue with some gray tone. It looks great. I read your post on light blue color but I don't see a clear reason to not go for it. If light blue is bad then I am jumping on the light gray. I cannot get another navy or mid blue suit. Lazio has fit me the best.
post #22490 of 37395
Thread Starter 
Light gray is easier than light blue. Though light blue suits are easier than light blue jackets. Just in terms of finding shirts to wear them with.
post #22491 of 37395
Agreed that light grey is easier than light blue. Light grey suits can work with most shirt colors whereas light blue suits can often be very difficult to pair with light blue shirts. For someone who is mostly wearing light blue and white shirts, this seriously limits your potential options. Another issue is that light blue is more likely to stand out than light grey and it is less conservative. If you do not need to worry about these things and want to get one lighter blue suit, Noodles, go for it. That said, for a man who has to wear a suit everyday and doesn't have the budget to buy a bunch of things at once, you probably don't want to be buying things that don't offer a bit more versatility at this point.
post #22492 of 37395
Thanks, Archi. What shirt wud best complement a light blue suit? I should look in Claghorn's album. I think I can afford to fit in a SuSu seasonal suit that is not so serious but A bit fun. I mean, would you disagree with the recent acquisitions?

These seem fun.


post #22493 of 37395
I think the light grey is the best bet, Noodles. Clearly seasonable but a bit more versatile than the light blue ones. Not sure which recent acquisitions you're referring to (I liked the shirts I saw but did you get something else?).

As far as shirts to wear with a light blue suit, the obvious answer is white. Pink can work. A light blue striped shirt can work too assuming the stripes are noticeably lighter than the color of the suit). I can also see a lilac stripe or red and white striped shirt working.
post #22494 of 37395

This is how I solved the light blue jacket problem. (I inherited this jacket, which was a bespoke item of my father's, so there's no way I'm abandoning it.)

 

 

Not seen here are some Carmina blue suede loafers.

 

Conclusion: light blue can work, but only in summer.

post #22495 of 37395
This morning I had a wild notion of completely revamping my wardrobe. All suits, all the same cut, each a different color. Nothing vibrant, but orange, green, purple, blue, brown, gold, red, etc. All worn with a white shirt and black tie. A non-uniform uniform, if you will.
post #22496 of 37395
Cox, I like a fair number of things you post on this forum, but to me that picture shows precisely why a lighter blue jacket does not work with a blue shirt and doesn't seem to be a great example of how to wear such a jacket. The jacket itself is fine and can be worn with other things, but I think it's a fail with that shirt (and tie for that matter).
post #22497 of 37395
Cox, that jacket cries out for a white shirt.
post #22498 of 37395
Apart from white shirts, there are so many options to wear with light blue jackets. As long as it's not a light blue shirt.
Patterned shirts with a white ground almost always work. Just avoid too fine patterns that resolve to pale solids too close in value to the light blue of the jacket. For the contrast colour: navy, red, pink, brown, you name it.
For more casual wear, think solid linens in the colours mentioned or even wilder: orange, lime green, etc.
Admittedly, none of this is CBD, but a light blue suit will never be.
post #22499 of 37395

The light blue shirt is fine here. That's not just my opinion. It's a scientifically proven fact.

post #22500 of 37395
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As the new owner of #s 2 and 3 I can say good stuff here. Hoping to wear the wool one tomorrow since it's cool out.

Thank you for your business, sir. Looking forward to see fit pics of it back at WAYWRN.

 

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Originally Posted by Claghorn View Post
 


It might be. I think the mods turn a blind eye, especially if I (or one of the other regulars) suggest it, the seller is someone active in the community and posts in GNAT, and the listing clearly is something that would benefit the regular readers of this thread...which very nicely priced excellent ties certainly do.

 

And those two remaining ties are a great bargain at 65 a pop.

I appreciate it. Copliments coming from you (or other regulars in here) has great value to me.

 

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Originally Posted by Murlsquirl View Post
 

 

 

If it was just someone popping in this thread to post their stuff, I would delete it.  Like you said, Don is active in here and great ties like those are why this thread started in the first place....1500 long pages ago.

Glad to hear I didn't break any rules by posting the listing. Whilst I'm a regular, I hope to contribute more in the near future. I will try to nail my trouser measurements with Luxire over the summer. If everything goes as planned, I will have a couple of MTM trousers available for wear in aug-sep and will be posting fit pics thereafter.

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