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post #3721 of 37672
Real close up of the shirt that Stitchie HATES lol
post #3722 of 37672
^ Definitely not an end-on-end or royal oxford, each of which I think would have been preferable.
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I'm guessing it would be sold as a microhoundstooth pattern.

 

Let's say we're not constrained by CBD as Rudals is. Could we go with a small check with that tie and (assume navy blazer)? If so, how large the checks? Graph check or Tattersall?

post #3724 of 37672
id say small single color graph check. one that would be essentially blue from a distance.
post #3725 of 37672

Gents, the wool/silk Drake's dog squares are available $39 at Barneys...

 

http://www.barneyswarehouse.com/drake%27s-dog-print-pocket-square-00505028538035.html

 

Green one is available there too. Not a fan, but the wool/silk is nice, and properly poofed, you probably won't notice the puppies.

post #3726 of 37672
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Originally Posted by in stitches View Post

id say small single color graph check. one that would be essentially blue from a distance.


That's what I was thinking, although the check would have to be smaller to resolve to a blue from a distance, yes? Large checks wouldn't do this, I think.

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That's what I was thinking, although the check would have to be smaller to resolve to a blue from a distance, yes? Large checks wouldn't do this, I think.

yup, a small check it would be!

also, that dog PS is cool.
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yup, a small check it would be!

also, that dog PS is cool.


You going to KOP? I'm vaguely tempted but not sure this is the navy/beige square I'm looking for (the wool/silk is nice though, my favorite PS fabric). Silk/linen might be a nice mix too.

post #3729 of 37672
sadly no, because i have literally no money. also, i have a very similarly color schemed drakes PS, just a different design. and folded up, they would really accomplish pretty much the same for me. im not a PS whore like am a tie whore. yet.
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Light blue shirt would have looked a lot better, IMO. Shirt seems like unnecessary pattern adding in this case.

It doesn't totally subtract... but it definitely doesn't add.

Interesting. I don't know that I've thought about that before. I think I have that going on today... Well, it not "subtracting" is definitely subjective.
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post #3731 of 37672
i like the jacket!
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Originally Posted by in stitches View Post

id say small single color graph check. one that would be essentially blue from a distance.


Does anyone have a fit pick of a small graph check shirt? I'm thinking that to resolve to a light blue, you'd want the graphs to be on the darker side of blue? Trying to calibrate both size of check and the blue color that is ideal. Treat this as the next exercise, and I'm the subject!

 

The current verdict on Rudals's shirt, at least among those who disliked the shirt (sorry Rudals) is that it is too busy relative to say an end-on-end or oxford. On pattern: one level too high (cf. end-on-end) and not high enough in another (cf. tattersall, graph check). The issue is alternating "square" patterns, from points to large checks.

 

JR: on checks, those are just too large. So sorry, do not like the tie either.

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It's all good. I appreciate the insight no matter what. The Jacket is SS Havana. I really like how it's unstructured. It's my only US Coat and it just has a great feel to it. I'm thinking about ditching the Shirt as it is pretty casual and doesn't fit me well. The tie, yeah...It's shiny. I like the brown and blue in it but not the shininess.
post #3734 of 37672
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Does anyone have a fit pick of a small graph check shirt? I'm thinking that to resolve to a light blue, you'd want the graphs to be on the darker side of blue? Trying to calibrate both size of check and the blue color that is ideal. Treat this as the next exercise, and I'm the subject!

The current verdict on Rudals's shirt, at least among those who disliked the shirt (sorry Rudals) is that it is too busy relative to say an end-on-end or oxford. On pattern: one level too high (cf. end-on-end) and not high enough in another (cf. tattersall, graph check). The issue is alternating "square" patterns, from points to large checks.

JR: on checks, those are just too large. So sorry, do not like the tie either.

here are the two i have, in one the graph is on the darker side, essentially a navy, the other is lighter blue and a larger check, but still on the smaller side id say.

apologies for the turrble pic quality in the first pic.









post #3735 of 37672

Stitches, thanks. I'm leaning to the darker navy check and perhaps on the smaller scale as in the first shirt.

 

Do you have a preference between the two shirts. That is a gutsy pink tie, my friend. I think it came up when Monkeyface was debating on the pink drake's cashmere...you sold it didn't you? Wonder if he ever picked it up.

The olive grossa is nice...still saving up for a grenadine from Hober...will take a while :confused:.

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