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I am struggling to conclude who is more stunning, Cox or his wife. 

 

I can assure you that in real life, the answer to this question is painfully clear.

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On an unrelated note, what is proper form - colors or colours? I've always written colors without a 'u' but since updating my OS platform, the new Safari automatically spellchecks and adds a 'u'. Was I wrong all this time (non-English speaker here)?

 

 

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American vs. British Commonwealth uses.  We say colors.  They say colours.  Both are correct, depending on the context.  

 

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Own design using a Holland & Sherry Fabric.   
Shirt is also own design. 

 

 

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I love the material, the lapel shape, the pagoda shoulders, the chest drape. One thing which perturbs me is your anatomically impossible waist suppression. Did you have some ribs surgically removed?

post #28639 of 43842
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Thanks. I thought about a white square, but I thought it would only work with a white shirt. Are you wearing a blue shirt in the photo? I have a leather nato, but it's too loose on the smallest setting. In the market for another one.


I like the square you chose.  BTW, what kind of suit is that? I really like it.  Great look altogether.

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Too humid and I was late. For shits and giggles:

What I wear on weekends. As someone pointed out, I'm either off or on when it comes to clothing. Very little middle ground. I'll very occasionally wear chinos and sweaters, but I'm still south of thirty and in grad school. Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)


OH NO OSCAR ATE FELIX

 

I KNEW THIS PLAY WOULDN'T HAVE A HAPPY ENDING

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More casual today.



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Originally Posted by in stitches View Post

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@Koala-T, I know your question regarding multiple patterns was not directed at me, but I am going to address it anyways because Im awesome like that. As further proof of my magnanimity I am even going to include previous fit pics of mine for you to be bedazzled by, learn from and use as a tool to garner inspiration. You are most welcome. As such, please treat my words as final and dismiss any other notions that have been presented to you.

First off, I personally do not play 4 pattern bingo. I happen to be partial to solid color jackets, so its not really applicable to me, but even when I wear the few that I have, I will almost always throw in a solid, either the tie or the shirt. I feel that a solid item mixed in to a 3 pattern mix helps keep things grounded and can serve as the backbone of sorts for what is going on around it.

So, with the preface that we are working with 3 patterns here, here is my advice. As noted above, using a solid jacket, tie or shirt as your backbone, build around it with complimentary items. I would define "complimentary" as items that all mesh well together and make for a sensible ensemble that is cohesive and visually appealing, not jarring or confusing.

How is a complimentary multi-pattern ensemble accomplished you may wonder? Glad you asked!

1. Vary. The. Scale. This has got to be the most important factor. If you keep the scale appropriately varied you have taken the biggest step to avoiding an ensemble that is immediately busy and jarring looking. The easiest way to do this is one large pattern item, one medium, and one small. It can be a little more nuanced, and you can have items that are kind of close in scale but different enough that its not too busy, but I'd not start there.

2. Make sure you have some color connectors. Yes, one can theoretically have 4 items, 3 patterns, and zero repeating colors and it still make sense, but you are much more likely to achieve success if the items more naturally tie together. So, for example, if you have some blue in your tie, choose a PS that has either a matching blue or the same shade of blue. It doesn't even have to be the major color in either item, but if they both exist and are visible, the brain will naturally absorb that and interpret it as more sensible. It should go without saying that whatever colors you do choose among your items should all play well together.

3. Make your best effort to keep things cohesive. Don't wear a chunky plaid tweed jacket with a sleek city navy colored small pattern neat tie and a textureless micro stripe city shirt. Keep things as cohesive as possible and that will further ensure that the ensemble all jells as one.

Such is the invaluable gift that are my thoughts at present. Enjoy and revel in them.
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Great post Stitch but PS choice in pics 1,3 and 5 are not textbook examples. Love it though biggrin.gif
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I beg to differ. But thanks all the same! Im glad you took the time to read it. <3

Shirt in pic 4 is a bit off as far city in a more country ensemble tho. :/
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Thread Starter 
Agree with Kulata about 1 and 5. One the fence about 3. 4 is the best of the bunch.

Squares is very subjective.
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@Mr. Six  is in that Steph Curry zone lately.

 

Well said, Stitchmeister.

 

I love it, AAS.

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Thanks, Stitch! This is helpful.

 

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Originally Posted by in stitches View Post Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

@Koala-T, I know your question regarding multiple patterns was not directed at me, but I am going to address it anyways because Im awesome like that. As further proof of my magnanimity I am even going to include previous fit pics of mine for you to be bedazzled by, learn from and use as a tool to garner inspiration. You are most welcome. As such, please treat my words as final and dismiss any other notions that have been presented to you.

First off, I personally do not play 4 pattern bingo. I happen to be partial to solid color jackets, so its not really applicable to me, but even when I wear the few that I have, I will almost always throw in a solid, either the tie or the shirt. I feel that a solid item mixed in to a 3 pattern mix helps keep things grounded and can serve as the backbone of sorts for what is going on around it.

So, with the preface that we are working with 3 patterns here, here is my advice. As noted above, using a solid jacket, tie or shirt as your backbone, build around it with complimentary items. I would define "complimentary" as items that all mesh well together and make for a sensible ensemble that is cohesive and visually appealing, not jarring or confusing.

How is a complimentary multi-pattern ensemble accomplished you may wonder? Glad you asked!

1. Vary. The. Scale. This has got to be the most important factor. If you keep the scale appropriately varied you have taken the biggest step to avoiding an ensemble that is immediately busy and jarring looking. The easiest way to do this is one large pattern item, one medium, and one small. It can be a little more nuanced, and you can have items that are kind of close in scale but different enough that its not too busy, but I'd not start there.

2. Make sure you have some color connectors. Yes, one can theoretically have 4 items, 3 patterns, and zero repeating colors and it still make sense, but you are much more likely to achieve success if the items more naturally tie together. So, for example, if you have some blue in your tie, choose a PS that has either a matching blue or the same shade of blue. It doesn't even have to be the major color in either item, but if they both exist and are visible, the brain will naturally absorb that and interpret it as more sensible. It should go without saying that whatever colors you do choose among your items should all play well together.

3. Make your best effort to keep things cohesive. Don't wear a chunky plaid tweed jacket with a sleek city navy colored small pattern neat tie and a textureless micro stripe city shirt. Keep things as cohesive as possible and that will further ensure that the ensemble all jells as one.

Such is the invaluable gift that are my thoughts at present. Enjoy and revel in them.

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post #28647 of 43842
#3 would have been elevated if the patterns on the PS were bolder. It almost resolves to a solid square hence not textbook level. Its a very good look just not for dissertation purposes....
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Originally Posted by Koala-T View Post

Thanks, Stitch! This is helpful.

My pleasure!
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Originally Posted by kulata View Post

#3 would have been elevated if the patterns on the PS were bolder. It almost resolves to a solid square hence not textbook level. Its a very good look just not for dissertation purposes....

Thanks!

This is a fair point. I knew that I was asking for uber scrutinized feedback by posting those pictures in the context of a rule driven post, but I felt that it was worth it to help our buddy Koala.
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Thread Starter 
I think I like two patterns more than three patterns, but here are a bunch of three patterns I'd consider successful to further illustrate Stitchy's points

Cropped to emphasize the individual elements and disrupt gestalt perception. Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)













(Pardon the exploding square. Also, the interaction between the jacket and square is a bit unusual, though I like it)


One of those shirts is olive striped, one of those is brown, and I often can't tell the difference in pictures

Edited by Claghorn - 11/5/15 at 8:43pm
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Originally Posted by EliodA View Post

A very strong attempt at that, AAS! Though I'd have preferred a simple white TV fold square. No need to buy a new watch, just swap the NATO strap for a dark leather one and you're good to go.

My version from a couple of months ago (Click to show)
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But looking good @An Acute Style
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