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Originally Posted by PCK1 View Post
 

here's an interesting topic...

 

We all think of Fall colors as brown, green, orange...but what about Purple? 

 

I was flipping through the Sherry Tweed book the other day and saw a great houndstooth tweed consisting of rich chocolate brown, emerald green, and aubergine...too bold or is it acceptable?

 

There was also a very nice swatch of mottled Aubergine in a new Drapers book. Seems to me it would be pretty rakish in the evenings with a pair of dark grey flannel trousers and roll neck sweater.

 

Lots of Scottish tweed has highlights of purple, but there's always lots of other stuff in there.

 

A mostly purple item, like a tie perhaps, is a different thing.  I like purple ties with gray suits, especially charcoal.  In that context I don't think of it as seasonal.

 

YMMV.

 

Cheers,

 

Ac

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Green and purple can look fine together. You, Cox, are a heretic. smile.gif
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Examples pleeze. (Of green and purple working together, I mean. Not of me being a heretic. We've already had some of those.)

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Seriously y'all, take this crap to current events.
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I have this philosophy of colors that says that just because things exist doesn't mean there's a place for them. Maybe there are just some nasty crayons in the Crayola box in bizarre colors. The manufacturer thought it would be a good idea to print the whole pantone book on fabric and cater to the Long Tail of consumers. I see a mentality among clothing aficionados espoused that every color, pattern, style, and cut is equally good, but it just has to be executed correctly and in the right circumstances. I think this is a bit simplistic -- it's like saying that there's a time and place for wasabi-flavored yogurt, and you just have to open your mind to it. Bright yellows, greens, purples -- there is a wide consensus that technicolor style shades are offensive in some way. I don't think most of us are conservative about these choices. There is just that inherent revulsion, that seeing the innards of a venus fly-trap and knowing it spells danger, that vestigial je ne sais quois. I'm not necessarily against purple, but sometimes it feels like we are searching for weird color combos just 'cause, you know? See user An Acute Style.
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There's some purple in this check tweed I have, but I actually do find it too bold. I don't know, I do like lavender shirts, though. Just doesn't evoke very autumnal or natural feelings.

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Originally Posted by Academic2 View Post

 

'Murse' means 'male purse'.  A purse is a general purpose carry-all:  the shape is neutral to reflect its general purpose nature, which is to say you can't tell by looking at it what might be in it.

 

Contrast that, say, with the cases many musicians carry (say, violin or saxophone), most of which these days have a shoulder strap.  The shape betrays its special purpose, as would the majority of camera cases.   They therefore aren't murses.

 

By the way, why do you care what it's called?

 

Cheers,

 

Ac

 



I felt like I wouldn't be doing my StyleForum duty if I didn't feel insecure about my handbag.
Also just curious as to where the Venn Diagram of bagness overlaps, where the spillover from purse to utility bag is.

Edit: I think most of us agree that carrying something on the shoulder is a bad look in the context of suits, so I'm curious if there are good implementations of a bag that are suited to the casual scene and mobile travel -- most hand-carried bags would look out of place in a non-suited outfit, and tote bag is just kind of strange, like you are going shopping.



I found a picture of something vaguely similar. Mine has a zipper on the front pouch and I think the strap is leather, don't remember.
It's wider than a camera bag. I envision it as an in-flight bag but haven't used it much, to be honest.
For scale, it holds a book, a 10'' computer (also about the size of a hardcover book), headphones, a wireless router, a newspaper, sleeping mask, and a candy bar.

Strangely, I think if it had a handle it would look much more purse-like.
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Would absolutely wear that last melange tweed, PCK1.  The guncheck above it suffers from associations with 1970s upholstery; not it's fault, but a factor nonetheless.  

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I think the melange looks good too, but in most other situations it's becomes really bold, overpoweringly so in most instances, I think.

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Originally Posted by archibaldleach View Post

I remember when we pretended to talk about useful things in this thread instead of arguing about this crap. A bit of advice for everyone. De-escalate. This is the internet. You can misinterpret stuff. You can say stuff that is misinterpreted. Life goes on. When in doubt, don't waste our time. If you want to waste time on this stuff, I believe we have a current events subforum.

You can remember yesterday?

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You can remember yesterday?

I can indeed.
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Thread Starter 
That's pretty mursey. You might want longer and narrower to get into messenger bag territory. Or hire an unemployed millennial to carry your shot around for you
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I might shelve it. One of the strange things about shoulder straps is how unstable they are on one shoulder. And across the body is just awful. No, to hell with a messenger bag. Hired goons sound excellent, though.

I have a love-hate relationship with bags of all kinds. Would rather carry nothing. I nearly do, but my mobile office has needs. Underarm carry is still my method of choice. Waiting impatiently for cybernetic implants.
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Originally Posted by sprout2 View Post

I might shelve it. One of the strange things about shoulder straps is how unstable they are on one shoulder. And across the body is just awful. No, to hell with a messenger bag. Hired goons sound excellent, though.

I have a love-hate relationship with bags of all kinds. Would rather carry nothing. I nearly do, but my mobile office has needs. Underarm carry is still my method of choice. Waiting impatiently for cybernetic implants.

FWIW, I like the bag, murse or not. And with everybody complaining about how using your pockets messes up your lines, what the fuck are you supposed to do anyway. 

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