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Clags, glad to see that you are warming to the green suit.  Your combinations with it are superb. 

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+1. It would be really great if someone more computer savvy than me could darken Anden's tie and post it so we get the visual...
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Leaving aside the issue of purple shirts as a general matter, it is nonetheless the case that a more purple tone is a more urban/contemporary coloring. It is at odds with the rest of Sugarbutch's more casual, country-oriented outfit.

Understanding details and context is critical.

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Country wear from good old fashioned Cordings.
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@mafoofan

What would you suggest as an alternative to that belt? brown calf skin? Something pebble grain and not suede?

Only change I would make, because it's more my speed, is a suede with more pop: Vass mid brown or GG/Carmina Polo suede.

It might even already be that suede and the camera/screen is showing it differently. Looks clean to me.
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Murl, thats about as classic as it gets. Personally, I like the suede belt and shoes, but if you were so inclided, a dark brown calf leather belt with some texture, nothing shiny, would probably apease mafoos delicate sartorial palate. The Farnese tubo on NMWA for example.
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Murl, thats about as classic as it gets. Personally, I like the suede belt and shoes, but if you were so inclided, a dark brown calf leather belt with some texture, nothing shiny, would probably apease mafoos delicate sartorial palate. The Farnese tubo on NMWA for example.

Thank you, sir. I'm a matchy kinda guy. I'll look out for that Farnese belt your ordering me biggrin.gif
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Cashmere tie.  Would have gone with a different watch in retrospect.  

 

 

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We very similar taste in jackets, I think. Or t the very least, I admire many of yours.

 

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The rains have passed, and it is to be a relatively warm and pleasant day today in NYC. I am attending the members' preview of the Frank Stella retrospective at the Whitney this evening, which has given me license to overdress, as any event at the Whitney brings out a wide variety of "costumes". (Next year's Biennial should be a blow-out - the art is always questionable, but the people-watching is always awesome.)

Suit and braces - New & Lingwood
Shirt - BB
Tie - Charvet
Vintage watch chain
Cufflinks - Niletti Creations, NYC
Shoes - Florsheim Royal Imperial
Hat - Selentino, via JJ Hat Center, NYC
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Lets go plan a bank robbery.

 

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I like that tie.

 

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Murl, the fit of your jacket and trousers is always inspiring.

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Lets go plan a bank robbery.
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An interesting set of preconceptions, US vs. UK, is associated with bold navy rope striped suits. In America, they're associated with those who would rob a bank by means of submachine guns; in the UK, they're associated with those who rob banks by running them for their own benefit.
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Murl, the fit of your jacket and trousers is always inspiring.

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Fair enough. What would Foo do?

I would pick a different leather in a different shade and texture. Darker brown, polished calfskin would work. Pebble-grain would suffice, maybe in a warmer chestnut color. Alligator/crocodile would be great. The concept is to add enough difference to complement but not so much as to clash.

Alternatively, you could move away from a leather belt altogether. Ribbon, surcingle, woven fabric, etc. are no-brainers, assuming they aren't too casual for your context.
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Country wear from good old fashioned Cordings.

Not sure what this is supposed to prove. That is horrifyingly ugly.
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@mafoofan

What would you suggest as an alternative to that belt? brown calf skin? Something pebble grain and not suede?

Only change I would make, because it's more my speed, is a suede with more pop: Vass mid brown or GG/Carmina Polo suede.

It might even already be that suede and the camera/screen is showing it differently. Looks clean to me.

See above. I would definitely not pair two different suedes. Better that they match if you are going down that route.
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Thank you, sir. I'm a matchy kinda guy. I'll look out for that Farnese belt your ordering me biggrin.gif

Bee Argh Bea, off to NMWA. They know your shipping info I presume?
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I'm not proposing that a buttondown collar is the only solution. The point is that spread collars are by nature more formal. They should not be rumpled, ever. There is no issue pairing them with a tweed jacket, but doing so does not make wrinkling any more permissible. In short, the collar looks bad on its own--a more casual ensemble does not mitigate.
Agreed. A "solid" effort should be a starting point, not a goal.

Leaving aside the issue of purple shirts as a general matter, it is nonetheless the case that a more purple tone is a more urban/contemporary coloring. It is at odds with the rest of Sugarbutch's more casual, country-oriented outfit.

Understanding details and context is critical.
Purple can be found in a lot of country clothing so it's not off limits, it's a different issue if you only appreciate it in a different context.
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Purple can be found in a lot of country clothing so it's not off limits, it's a different issue if you only appreciate it in a different context.

 

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@mafoofan

Cheers, I like your take on things. Always learning myself.

Regarding the contrasting navy tie and jacket—absolutely agree they need at least a contrast in texture—do you feel either way about the tie being substantially lighter or darker than the jacket? Is there a general rule, eg the tie should be the darker of the two pieces, or that one skew is more casual and the other more formal?
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Zegna pinstripe flannel

Zegna couture shirt

Old YSL tie

PS from Vanda

Cufflinks from Skultuna

Carmina oxfords

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