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Originally Posted by Chaconne View Post

What is the problem with the self-stripes? Is it something only asccociated with inferior, trendy clothing labels? I ask because I have a suit I picked up with these stripes just before I joined SF. Not looking for a fight, just curious. It's amazing how this place gives you new eyes. Hated cuffs until just recently from lurking here. Before I'm through most of my closet will be at the Goodwill.

So what makes a chalk more legit than a self?
Easy peasy, self is ugly and chalk isn't.
post #13637 of 44000
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  Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
Stunning day today here. It is Wellington cup day (horse racing) so I have an afternoon BBQ to attend with friends. Consequently I need a hat!






Jacket: Tom Ford
Tie: local shop
Shirt: Kiton
Trousers: Hickey Freeman (still waiting on wool trousers - these are moleskin)
Pocket square: Liberty
Shoes: Bontoni
Hat: Olney
Sunnies: Moscot

 

 

In general, I like this a lot.

 

But because this is SF and I must nitpick....I really feel like that shirt and in particular the material/collar style are too business for your outfit.  You need something more casual.  THIS IS THE FUCKING CATALINA WINE MIXER after all. 

post #13638 of 44000
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Originally Posted by PCK1 View Post

In general, I like this a lot.

But because this is SF and I must nitpick....I really feel like that shirt and in particular the material/collar style are too business for your outfit.  You need something more casual.  THIS IS THE FUCKING CATALINA WINE MIXER after all. 

Yup, a light blue chambray would have done wonders.
post #13639 of 44000
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Originally Posted by Murlsquirl View Post

Well said, sir. Bravo.

I don't think CM had ill intentions.


I don't really think so either, but a comic, negative emoticon is a fine response for an established member....but I don't think it is helpful for a newbie. I think when someone is testing the waters here you should either supply supportive, constructive criticism or leave them alone.

(Unless the newbie is a blatant, arrogant asshole like that one kid last year who posted disgusting fits and then told us we were "all wrong" when we tried to correct him. Then they deserve mean-spiritedness and abuse! biggrin.gif )
post #13640 of 44000

It wasn't directed at a newbie. It was directed at you. I suppose, since I don't know you very well, that it was rather too familiar to have been directed at you. However, I can promise you that you have misread me entirely.

 

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Originally Posted by MrDaniels View Post

I don't really think so either, but a comic, negative emoticon is a fine response for an established member....but I don't think it is helpful for a newbie.
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I believe I have something I'd like to get off my chest. If anyone is offended by this I apologize in advance because it is not my intention to offend. The reason I am going to say it, risking that possibility, is because I think it needs said whatever the eventuality. The sensitivity, and the willingness to immediately take offense by some here wears terribly thin. This is what prompted several overblown responses by you,  MrDaniels ":uhoh:" <------ That's it. That's all. My singular response to this topic will be as follows, and once I say it I will not say anything more on this issue whatever: R-E-L-A-X

 

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post #13642 of 44000
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Originally Posted by Pliny View Post
 

 

Knit ties are more casual and rustic than ordinary ties, and though Bond wore his with formal city suits they’re more appropriate with tweed and the like. 

I wear silk knits with suits too.  With a navy suit I'd go with a different color than black-  not enough contrast.

 

 

I'm a big fan of knit ties but IMO not all knits are created equal. Very open weave, crunchy knits are more casual/country than ones with a more closed, grenadine like weave. I believe Bond's knits were of the latter type. So appropriate there.

Also, black can never be considered 'country', and that is what makes @MrChris's very crunchy knit a bit of an oxymoron to me. I still like his fit (ok, minor nitpick: the contrast stitching of the lapel buttonhole), but it would have been even better with a less open weave knit.

I respectfully disagree with your assessment that navy and black don't go together because there's not enough contrast. It's not a given that a fit can only be good if high contrast, and in this case ample contrast is provided by the white shirt anyway. Navy suit and black tie is a city classic. Just my 2 rupiah....


Edited by EliodA - 1/23/15 at 8:28pm
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i like black ties with plain navy suiting. i think it looks less like a funeral getup than black ties with grey suiting. 

post #13644 of 44000
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Originally Posted by PCK1 View Post

In general, I like this a lot.

But because this is SF and I must nitpick....I really feel like that shirt and in particular the material/collar style are too business for your outfit.  You need something more casual.  THIS IS THE FUCKING CATALINA WINE MIXER after all. 

I have 11 shirts on the way from Luxire. One is a linen/cotton blend:

http://luxire.com/products/grandi_sole_oro_b_18439_01295_white_linen_with_45pct_cotton_

Would that do the trick? Or do you think a sky blue linen/cotton would be better?
post #13645 of 44000
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Originally Posted by EliodA View Post
 
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Originally Posted by Pliny View Post
 

 

Knit ties are more casual and rustic than ordinary ties, and though Bond wore his with formal city suits they’re more appropriate with tweed and the like. 

I wear silk knits with suits too.  With a navy suit I'd go with a different color than black-  not enough contrast.

 

 

I'm a big fan of knit ties but IMO not all knits are created equal. Very open weave, crunchy knits are more casual/country than ones with a more closed, grenadine like weave. I believe Bond's knits were of the latter type. So appropriate there.

Also, black can never be considered 'country', and that is what makes @MrChris's very crunchy knit a bit of an oxymoron to me. I still like his fit (ok, minor nitpick: the contrast stitching of the lapel buttonhole), but it would have been even better with a less open weave knit.

I respectfully disagree with your assessment that navy and black don't go together because there's not enough contrast. It's not a given that a fit can only be good if high contrast, and in this case ample contrast is provided by the white shirt anyway. Navy suit and black tie is a city classic. Just my 2 rupiah....

 

uh huh- I was going to say the same thing... but  was referring to flat-ended  silk knits, not grenadines, which work formallly.  I agree with the second bold.

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Originally Posted by PCK1 View Post
 

i like black ties with plain navy suiting. i think it looks less like a funeral getup than black ties with grey suiting. 

 

U mean dark grey? I don't think it's funereal

post #13646 of 44000
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Originally Posted by EliodA View Post

I'm a big fan of knit ties but IMO not all knits are created equal. Very open weave, crunchy knits are more casual/country than ones with a more closed, grenadine like weave. I believe Bond's knits were of the latter type. So appropriate there.
Also, black can never be considered 'country', and that is what makes @MrChris
's very crunchy knit a bit of an oxymoron to me. I still like his fit (ok, minor nitpick: the contrast stitching of the lapel buttonhole), but it would have been even better with a less open weave knit.
I respectfully disagree with your assessment that navy and black don't go together because there's not enough contrast. It's not a given that a fit can only be good if high contrast, and in this case ample contrast is provided by the white shirt anyway. Navy suit and black tie is a city classic. Just my 2 rupiah....

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Originally Posted by Pliny View Post

uh huh- I was going to say the same thing... but  was referring to flat-ended  silk knits, not grenadines, which work formallly.  I agree with the second bold.

U mean dark grey? I don't think it's funereal

Out of personal taste I prefer knit ties with open weave, hence all my knit ties are of this composition, regardless of color.
Gentlemen, let's agree that we disagree concerning the black silk knit tie. Thankfully opinions and personal style vary from person to person, it would be rather boring if we all had identical opinions and outfits. But a healthy discussion as we've had is all in good fun.
post #13647 of 44000
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Originally Posted by clarinetplayer View Post


Indeed, a textbook example of a perfect fit.

He should pose like this more often.

post #13648 of 44000

So which one of you Double Monk wearing Londoners tried to jump the machete wielding jewellery robber?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

post #13649 of 44000
Yeah...I noticed that. Not too often the guy in the suit gets to be a superhero!
post #13650 of 44000

This is why Brits need to be armed. Should've blown that punk away. 

 

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They run up in there with a sledgehammer and huge blade, you pull out a shotgun and give them 5 seconds to back off or you drop the biggest guy and blow the guy running out the door in the back like you are Tony Montana. 

 

You don't see this crap happening in Switzerland or Wyoming, because all the men are armed to the teeth.

 

EDIT #2


Where is Gallen Weston when you need them to pull some Secret Service ish' 


Edited by arnathor - 1/24/15 at 6:52am
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