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post #286 of 345




navy check Golden Fleece 3 btn sack suit
light blue check shirt with red windowpane
bowtie
pocket square
All from Brooks Brothers

2 checks, a stripe and a dot pattern. Blue in all 4 pieces. Red is an accent in the shirt and dominates in the tie. Yellow is an accent in the tie and dominates the pocket square.

Lots of great stuff in this thread but the Duke of Windsor on page 65 of Dressing the Man is still my favorite 4 pattern combo.
post #287 of 345
How about a couple from WAYWN for starters:



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post #289 of 345
Alas, spent most of my time on the road during this contest, but I'll throw this one out there, and maybe add one more later:

post #290 of 345
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Sprezzatura, baby!
post #291 of 345
,,,

Following along the rules a bit more with this improvement variation.

5 Distinct patterns if counting socks:
I'm combining in a check white/brown shirt, paisley dervied (SILK square) in green/brown hues, a forest green (CASHmere/Silk with texture tie),-I'm not pairing a silk square with a silk tie by using the cashmere variation it should hopefully bring the eye to the face and not bridge the chest as with silk on silk, a charcoal cashmere striped suit, suede shoes/belt by Sutor, patterned socks in brown with orange detail, and a pair of dark brown Lattanzi on the right for shoe porn and added balance to the suede shoes in the picture. In addition a chocolate background with a pattern to further the effect as points are added for a nice logical and appealing background according to KW. However, I'm violating the sock / trouser rule
post #292 of 345
I think that the real secret to pattern matching at least in a business environment (which I assume that this contest is based on); is to not actually wear more than one distinct pattern in a single ensemble. So if you are wearing a patterned shirt the tie should either be solid or its pattern small enough that it can not be identified from further away than a the width of a desk. I would not consider socks in this equation as they are hidden from the eyes of others for the vast majority of the day.
post #293 of 345
Socks are not hidden if your pants are cuffed correctly. When walking, sitting or even standing with both hands in pockets, socks may be visible. I love factoring my sock situation into the overall affair. For instance, this is what I wore today, 1. The infamous Jos Bank glen-plaid single breast 2. Maine Bay stripe shirt (white ribbon stripe with integrated alternating black & grey stripes on yellow/tan background, with contrast collar & cuffs) 3. Aquascutum brown plaid tie with red stripe 4. Navy/royal/rust silk square 5. Navy/beige Stafford OTC socks worn on wrong side to accentuate the beige 6. Barney's NY brown cap toe bals.
post #294 of 345
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Originally Posted by zjpj83 View Post

My vote goes to this combo - I don't think I'll ever have the guts to wear anything even remotely close to this. Well done.

Panzer
post #295 of 345
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post #296 of 345
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I like this. If it were me the socks would be more pink, shirt sleeves would definitely be longer. Definitely longer. And, the shoes would be brogues in the family of the leather part of the braces, tho, the outfit dictates bucks or loafers. The bow tie was just ballsy, for the way it coordinates with the trousers? Bravo.
post #297 of 345
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Very trad look, just in time for Seersucker Day. I have those same Pantherellas.
post #298 of 345
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If it were me the socks would be more pink, shirt sleeves would definitely be longer. Definitely longer.

The sleeves are longer than they appear. There is a touch of pink in the socks and pink flowers on the pocket square. And I did wear loafers with this outfit.
post #299 of 345
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Socks are not hidden if your pants are cuffed correctly. When walking, sitting or even standing with both hands in pockets, socks may be visible.


No you're wrong... Socks are invisible if your pants are cuffed correctly. Only when sitting, socks may be shown, when walking or standing with hand in pockets, no way !!
post #300 of 345
Some serious style flying around here. I know I'm not a contender, but this is fun.

Press suit, tie bar, and square
BB shirt
thrifted tie
Johnston & Murphy saddle oxfords
socks from ?





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