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post #616 of 622
Socks throw this off IMHO. A dark blue with brown accents might work better, but this level of dress is no longer within my purview. Haven't regularly worn suits since late '98!
post #617 of 622
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Yes,
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Originally Posted by cocostella View Post

Socks throw this off IMHO. A dark blue with brown accents might work better, but this level of dress is no longer within my purview. Haven't regularly worn suits since late '98!

Yes, although the sox are not as bright in the flesh I think your idea is better. It's the kind of look that Americans seem to do so well.
post #618 of 622
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Originally Posted by Mr Knightley View Post

Going back to the relationship between the Look and Italian CBD, I have been spending some time catching up with threads on the other board that cover the latter.

One particular theme that has struck me, and our mate Cleav has been advising me on, is the combination of blues and browns.  While I wore both colours back in the day, they were rarely combined.  Indeed my old tailor still insists today that wearing brown shoes with a blue suit is wrong.  This strikes me as one of the particular challenges for an Englishman trying to approximate the Italian CBD look.  And it seems it is where the Look (in our terms) and CBD could be furthest apart.

Nevertheless, I have been experimenting with this combination and hope to post some pics soon.

For me Italian CBD is more about the grey touches. Like (I think) you said just now ^ brown seems more of an American thing. The shoes/socks look too bright for me and the tie is failing to thrive somehow - better with a grey suit?
Edited by covskin - 8/29/14 at 10:04am
post #619 of 622
I would say that Italian CBD resonates well in terms of a muted palette, monochrome fits in greys, blues are regularly seen with texture playing a part. Block colours, little pattern, clashing pattern, neat ties, grenadine ties, throw the odd suede shoe/boot (dark brown, where the brown reference comes from) in and ICBD is done see here

Think Agnelli for old school and Marzotto for bang up to date

Agneli (Click to show)




Marzotto (Click to show)






post #620 of 622
and then I took the notion and made it into a Challenge I hosted here.

Just interesting to see how people interpret a look and try to mould something in to fit.

http://www.styleforum.net/t/383078/friday-challenge-20140314-italian-cbd-classico-con-sprezzatura
post #621 of 622
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and then I took the notion and made it into a Challenge I hosted here.

Just interesting to see how people interpret a look and try to mould something in to fit.

http://www.styleforum.net/t/383078/friday-challenge-20140314-italian-cbd-classico-con-sprezzatura

Some great looks there.

Yes I made the shoe / sock pic a little brighter to stimulate debate! I have now put up a closer image to the real thing. My tailor would still despair...
post #622 of 622
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Originally Posted by Cleav View Post

and then I took the notion and made it into a Challenge I hosted here.

Just interesting to see how people interpret a look and try to mould something in to fit.

http://www.styleforum.net/t/383078/friday-challenge-20140314-italian-cbd-classico-con-sprezzatura

I notice the lack of takeup of your jacket and trouser option Cleav. I think our old favourite the POW trouser could work well here, but fairly dark grey and with a small and readily-vanishing pattern. No overcheck!
Edited by covskin - 8/31/14 at 3:42pm
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