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Superb photo! And please, don't ever tell me your home address, because I will steal your coat :D

 

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Because silk is formal and tweed is not. To be sure, ancient madder/gum silk is on the less formal end of silk, but it's still silk. From a texture and formality harmony perspective, tweed and silk are often enough in tension that they're the wrong choice together. Just the same way you run a much greater chance of failure if you wore a donegal tweed tie with a navy worsted wool suit.

That's not to say you can't step outside those conventions and succeed, but there's a much greater chance of failure. At least where I'm at in my development, I'm not at the point where I can directly contradict harmony and get away with it. YMMV.

 

Interesting, I hadn't considered it yet from the formal vs. casual perspective...

 

 

 

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Three patterns today. Any opinions on the success, or lack thereof, of this?


 

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I like it, CM. Looks like a well executed traditional fit to me. As a non-American who isn't so familiar with these terms: is this trad, or prep, or WASP? What is the difference between those, if any?

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Because silk is formal and tweed is not. To be sure, ancient madder/gum silk is on the less formal end of silk, but it's still silk. From a texture and formality harmony perspective, tweed and silk are often enough in tension that they're the wrong choice together. Just the same way you run a much greater chance of failure if you wore a donegal tweed tie with a navy worsted wool suit.

That's not to say you can't step outside those conventions and succeed, but there's a much greater chance of failure. At least where I'm at in my development, I'm not at the point where I can directly contradict harmony and get away with it. YMMV.

 

Interesting, I hadn't considered it yet from the formal vs. casual perspective...

 

In Practical Thoughts on Coherent Combinations etc., Vox puts madder ties on the rustic/casual end of the spectrum. I agree, though, that given the prevalence of madder ties with neat and other more formal patterns, they're tricky. I have one in particular that's a very nice navy neat, but it has the subdued colors and dry texture of madder. I haven't yet found a combination for it that I'm happy with.

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Today is Flannel Day:


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I like it, CM. Looks like a well executed traditional fit to me. As a non-American who isn't so familiar with these terms: is this trad, or prep, or WASP? What is the difference between those, if any?

Thanks EliodA. I don't know what you would call it, but I often model what I wear on Trad Ivy or other traditional university looks. I don't know if this in any way reflects reality, but when I think of prep I think of school uniforms with coats of arms on the breast pocket. WASP, not sure on that one.
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I don't think anyone will be surprised if I say that this is my favorite fit posted here in weeks, maybe months, and there have been many excellent outfits posted here lately.

Yeah, that has EFV love written all over it.

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Pliny is hilarious. You always crack me up, man.
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A rather dull monday - nice weather for a change


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Hola!

 

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Agree with @EFV that @UrbanComposition fit was one of the best I've seen in this thread in a long while.

 

 

 

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You are killing me with the special effects, SB. Good stuff though.
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My brain hurrttsss!

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...I don't think I want to piss off this well dressed gentleman.

 

I seem to be scowling more and more in my SF pics. Last night was a special case though...got home from work completely exhausted, necked a beer, then pressed a camera into wifey's hands for "just one shot" across the road at the park. As you can see, I wasn't really in the mood for it...

 

One good thing did come out of that photoshoot though.

 

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Good morning, my fr-- wait, it's 4 frickin 30 already???


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