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I like it, FM, but I think the lapel flower carries it from the sublime to flirting with the ridiculous.  

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I'm a little bit baffled, myself. As much as I like the combo, DL, I'm still wondering why nobody picked on the formality discrepancy between the white shirt/black tie/black shoes and the suit's patch pockets. I've seen people get picked on for formality clash less obvious than that?

Not trying to start a flame war, just trying to learn / understand why some people get a pass and some others don't.

Please enlighten me! 

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Let overall aesthetics judge your fits. The whole city/country divide is superfluous nowadays but let's get to the details:

A white shirt is just another shirt even though it's used in a lot of formal events where it contrasts with the black suits/attire being worn but let's not exalt the status of a white shirt. The fabric, cut and collar determines it's scale of formality not the color (white). Brown suits used to be common place in both business and politics, it's no longer favored but you also have to bring in context. Is it a worsted brown suit or some form of heavy country tweed? Black captoes are just a common design for an oxford shoe that you can wear with most suits. A black tie that isn't a bow tie is just a versatile tie IMO.

Summary, don't overthink these things or you'll kill your creativity and limit your wardrobe

Another example of the combo with some modifications but same color scheme

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I like it, FM, but I think the lapel flower carries it from the sublime to flirting with the ridiculous.  

 

Indeed. I was rather disappointed with the number of relatively tame entries to the 'riot of colour' challenge, and wanted to up the levels of visual violence... ;)

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Thank you @kulata for the input! I sometimes find things hard to follow, here: there's definitively a crew that swear by Vox's article on city/country clothing (haven't taken the time to take a look at it, yet) and adhere to a million principles, and then there are those who find it way too restrictive and generalization-prone. Some nitpick over such minute details, some don't.

 

It's hard for someone willing to educate himself to know who to 'trust'.

 

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Summary, don't overthink these things or you'll kill your creativity and limit your wardrobe

 

Here I thought this was the exact opposite of SF's mantra. 

 

Don't get me wrong, I'm not saying I hate DL's outfit. I just think that for the 'dressier' vibe he's going for (black tie, white shirt, presidential fold on the white pocket square, etc.) flap pockets would've been better. Plus, from the picture, I can't quite tell if the fabric is worsted wool or not. It has a slight linen/cotton vibe to it.

 

Black and browns are certainly two colors that mix well one with another, though! 

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I moved before the camera started taking pics.

Formosa
Barba
Drakes
Godard
Panta
EGs
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I moved before the camera started taking pics.

Formosa
Barba
Drakes
Godard
Panta
EGs

This is your best pic so far, jk. A happy accident I guess, as the sense of motion breaks up the static predictability of the garden variety robopose. Nicely done on all fronts.
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@justinkapur Hurrah! nod[1].gif
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This is your best pic so far, jk. A happy accident I guess, as the sense of motion breaks up the static predictability of the garden variety robopose. Nicely done on all fronts.

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@justinkapur Hurrah! nod[1].gif

Thanks gents I appreciate it. Again credit where it's due, Murls gave the advice and that's what I love about SF. Everyone trying to help each other out.

So because Im not super into all the features on electronics I discovered with the timer it takes bursts of 10 pictures and then I can pick which ones I like best. Pretty fucking awesome lol
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So because Im not super into all the features on electronics I discovered with the timer it takes bursts of 10 pictures and then I can pick which ones I like best. Pretty fucking awesome lol

 

You just discovered the secret to fine art photography. Quantity. The photographic skills comes in the curatorial eye, not in the finger releasing the shutter. Ergo, take hundreds of rolls, pick the ones that aren't shit.

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Not only yay but awesome and you are in good company

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Am I the only person who thinks this is burgundy and not brown? Brown would be an odd choice for formal dinner wear. Burgundy is atypical but not out of the ordinary. 

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Thank you @kulata for the input! I sometimes find things hard to follow, here: there's definitively a crew that swear by Vox's article on city/country clothing (haven't taken the time to take a look at it, yet) and adhere to a million principles, and then there are those who find it way too restrictive and generalization-prone. Some nitpick over such minute details, some don't.

 

It's hard for someone willing to educate himself to know who to 'trust'.

 

 

Here I thought this was the exact opposite of SF's mantra. 

 

Don't get me wrong, I'm not saying I hate DL's outfit. I just think that for the 'dressier' vibe he's going for (black tie, white shirt, presidential fold on the white pocket square, etc.) flap pockets would've been better. Plus, from the picture, I can't quite tell if the fabric is worsted wool or not. It has a slight linen/cotton vibe to it.

 

Black and browns are certainly two colors that mix well one with another, though! 


Thank you all for the discussion. If I has my druthers, I would have gone with a black suede oxford with a punched captoe, but I don't own one. In fact these are the only black shoes I own. I just liked the juxtaposition of color/formality/uncertainty of it all.

 

The suit is @dieworkwear tobacco fresco. I went with a more casual patch pocket because I plan to break it up more than worn as a suit. I really don't wear suits that much, so testing color combinations is more of a challenge for me with suits than it is with sportcoat/odd trouser fits.

 

Thanks for the help. DL-

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Ring
Twillory
Panta
Rubinacci
Khakis of Carmel
Vass

Looks great! Is that a wool jacket and cotton trousers? Are the trousers "Khakis of Carmel"?

 

Does anyone know if for business and business casual dress it works to wear a wool or linen sport coat, a dress shirt, tie, and then cotton pants? Or should the pants in general be wool? This example looks great to me (I just don't know if the pants are wool or not).

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Took a risk doubling up on the stripes.
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Thank you all for the discussion. If I has my druthers, I would have gone with a black suede oxford with a punched captoe, but I don't own one. In fact these are the only black shoes I own. I just liked the juxtaposition of color/formality/uncertainty of it all.

The suit is @dieworkwear
tobacco fresco. I went with a more casual patch pocket because I plan to break it up more than worn as a suit. I really don't wear suits that much, so testing color combinations is more of a challenge for me with suits than it is with sportcoat/odd trouser fits.

Thanks for the help. DL-

I have a suit in the same fabric and have only worn it as a suit twice. It makes for great separates.
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