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post #30016 of 37396
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Originally Posted by EliodA View Post

1. No? Are you sure? We're not all as unimaginative as you ;)

Though personally I prefer knits. And no need for black shoes:

 

 

2. True.

I'd agree if those were knits. I feel like a black grenadine is very formal - funerals, etc and would out of place on a odd jacket, which tend to be more casual.

post #30017 of 37396
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Originally Posted by venividivicibj View Post
 

I'd agree if those were knits. I feel like a black grenadine is very formal - funerals, etc and would out of place on a odd jacket, which tend to be more casual.

 

Garza fina, yes, I agree. But a garza grossa is comparable in texture to a knit IMO.

post #30018 of 37396
I would think about a more saturated pink for the shirt. As is, in the light it looks more dingy white. I think the deep green overpowers it.

 

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Originally Posted by dazedstate View Post
 

Looking for some GNA on fit and color coordination. Thanks in advance bros. 

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Blazer is navy, shirt pale pink, tie forest green gren and trousers mid gray. 

post #30019 of 37396

I've been meaning to get a black grossa but what holds me back is 

1. it's black :uhoh:

2. I have ruggosities on my fingers that snags on the silk

post #30020 of 37396
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Originally Posted by EliodA View Post

Seriously, you can wear it with almost any colour part from grey

Am I understanding you to say that you wouldn't wear a black grenadine with a gray suit?
post #30021 of 37396
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Originally Posted by sugarbutch View Post


Am I understanding you to say that you wouldn't wear a black grenadine with a gray suit?

 

No, sorry, unclear: I meant in addition to grey, since that's what he'd already mentioned.

post #30022 of 37396
You're right, it can look good in some situations besides grey. Had I a tan or brown suit I'd pair it with that.
post #30023 of 37396
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Originally Posted by Koala-T View Post
 

 

I agree, but I'd keep the shirt and opt for a tie that's lighter in tone.  

 

 

@dazedstate I think your instincts are pretty good but both the shirt and tie each introduce a somewhat difficult pairing proposition.  I have a similar pink checked shirt that I like to wear with reds and burgundies, and forest green solid ties are surprisingly difficult to wear well since they don't differentiate much from navy, yet they are too stark a contrast for most any other jacket that isn't brown.  

post #30024 of 37396
Black grenadine grossa ties are a lot more versatile and useful than people think. I wouldn't wear mine with brown shoes and prefer midnight blue or navy with a tan suit, but otherwise it's a great tie.
post #30025 of 37396
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Originally Posted by Count de Monet View Post

Reading back through Manton's thread on Personal "rules" vs. "Real" rules, brought a question or two to mind  so I'm seeking a little GNA.

1.  Does/would anyone wear a solid black grenadine garza grossa with an odd jacket? 

2.  If so, would #8 shell be acceptable for footwear?

I think the texture of a garza grossa avoids "incongruence" problems with many odd jackets and enjoy trotting out solid navy, brown, olive, and burg grens with odd jackets but have balked at black, in part due to not having any black shoes I'd wear with an odd jacket.   I love my black gren, though, and would like to get more use out of it.
Have you considered black knits? They are more useful for odd jackets IMO
post #30026 of 37396
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Originally Posted by dazedstate View Post

Looking for some GNA on fit and color coordination. Thanks in advance bros.

Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
 

 

 

 

 

Blazer is navy, shirt pale pink, tie forest green gren and trousers mid gray. 


Fit issues with the jacket

1. Could use a lower buttoning point (watch out for that in your next purchase/commission)
2. Chest is tight
3. Sleeves needs to be rotated a bit to clean up how they fall
4. Jacket collar is loose
5. Shirt collar points are short
6. Pants can be further hemmed, though it's a personal preference

Color combo
You are trying a difficult combination with the pink shirt and green tie. The combo can work but with the right items.
I'd rather you try it with a pink university stripe oxford shirt, a knit tie and a mid blue jacket. Avoid wearing plaid shirts with ties until you are comfortable with your personal style.

I don't really like the use of the white square in this look. You are going for a high risk colorful and bothering on pitti look so the staid PS just seems out of place.

The overall look comes across as inauthentic.
post #30027 of 37396
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Originally Posted by kulata View Post

Have you considered black knits? They are more useful for odd jackets IMO

Since we're talking about knits, I have the black knit from the Knottery and the weave is loose enough where there is a significant amount of transparency in the tie. Is this a normal or even desirable trait in a knit tie? I don't have much experience with them.
post #30028 of 37396
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Originally Posted by Darkside View Post

Since we're talking about knits, I have the black knit from the Knottery and the weave is loose enough where there is a significant amount of transparency in the tie. Is this a normal or even desirable trait in a knit tie? I don't have much experience with them.

I have the same tie but don't have the same reservations. Wear without care
post #30029 of 37396
Thank you all for your thoughts. I have seen pink and green combos that I've very much enjoyed from some on WAYWRN. Braddock comes to mind.

@heldentenor I thought this shade of green to be versatile when I purchased it but I'm finding your opinion to be correct. Any ideas on better pairings for green gren fina like this?

@kulata do you think that the loose jacket collar can be remedied by letting out the chest a bit?
post #30030 of 37396
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Originally Posted by heldentenor View Post
 

I agree, but I'd keep the shirt and opt for a tie that's lighter in tone.  

 

 

@dazedstate I think your instincts are pretty good but both the shirt and tie each introduce a somewhat difficult pairing proposition.  I have a similar pink checked shirt that I like to wear with reds and burgundies, and forest green solid ties are surprisingly difficult to wear well since they don't differentiate much from navy, yet they are too stark a contrast for most any other jacket that isn't brown.  

 

I wear a forest green grenadine pretty frequently with a grey suit as well as a navy blazer (with either grey or coffee colored trousers).  This is the only picture I could find, which is unfortunately just the top block:

 

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