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Thought I might juxtapose these two fits by way of illustrating a menswear "rule" which occasionally causes some confusion: avoiding "matchy-matchy" tie/PS combos.

 

MV's combo simply breaks the rule.

 

UC's effort is kinda matchy-matchy too. So why did it garner more than fifty thumbs?

 

A whole lot of reasons why. First and foremost, because the patterns of tie and square are markedly different. One is a large neat, the other appears to be a kind of paisley with a solid border.

 

Second, because each item has at least one colour not found in the other.

 

Thirdly, because the shared colours are tertiary (i.e. they contain a mixture of all three primary colours), and therefore not so harsh on the eye.

 

Fourthly, because the small-scale pattern of the suit jacket creates its own visual interest, balancing the activity of tie and square.

 

And of course, UC's outfit as a whole shows great attention to detail. Perfect fit; great shirt collar; classic Neapolitan cut of the jacket shoulders and lapels.

 

Anyway MrVenneri, welcome to SF. Your gracious response to a trenchant critique of your first fit was exemplary. Look forward to seeing your future efforts.

 

This is a useful analysis, but I think UC's photography is just excellent, which triggers a reactive thumbs up from me anyway.

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Wednesday of last week.  I meant to enter this into the Friday challenge, but I got busy.  Not that it stood a chance.  

 

 

 

 

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This is a useful analysis, but I think UC's photography is just excellent, which triggers a reactive thumbs up from me anyway.

That's disappointing.  I do like a good, sharp, well composed photo just like the next man, but I'd hope that thumbs are given or not given based on style.  You know because it's Style Forum.  Not that I like MrVenneri's outfit or dislike UC's.  Flying Monkey typically has terrible photos, but great fits.  It's unfortunate to think he's not getting thumbs because of photography.  Even though it may be true.  

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Originally Posted by Coxsackie View Post
  Click to reveal two compared fits (Click to show)

 

 

 

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Thought I might juxtapose these two fits by way of illustrating a menswear "rule" which occasionally causes some confusion: avoiding "matchy-matchy" tie/PS combos.

 

MV's combo simply breaks the rule.

 

UC's effort is kinda matchy-matchy too. So why did it garner more than fifty thumbs?

 

A whole lot of reasons why. First and foremost, because the patterns of tie and square are markedly different. One is a large neat, the other appears to be a kind of paisley with a solid border.

 

Second, because each item has at least one colour not found in the other.

 

Thirdly, because the shared colours are tertiary (i.e. they contain a mixture of all three primary colours), and therefore not so harsh on the eye.

 

Fourthly, because the small-scale pattern of the suit jacket creates its own visual interest, balancing the activity of tie and square.

 

And of course, UC's outfit as a whole shows great attention to detail. Perfect fit; great shirt collar; classic Neapolitan cut of the jacket shoulders and lapels.

 

Anyway MrVenneri, welcome to SF. Your gracious response to a trenchant critique of your first fit was exemplary. Look forward to seeing your future efforts.

 

 

Excellent remarks.

 

Also, UC's PS is the Drake's mughal print wool. Great PS i have the exact colorway. Very versatile.

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Thanks for the kind words and thumbs!

 


@Claghorn No tractor, but you can at least see suburban decay. That shed needs paint.

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Ripping off a look i saw over on khakisofcarmel´s Instagram feed the other day...the jacket was one of my attempts at #mtm and i dare say that a lot has improved over the time. 

 

Deets:

jacket: cashmere mtm

shirt: no name

Tie: woolen Hardy Amies, by way of the bay

pants: SuSu flannels

Shoes: Meermin Mallorca

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Wednesday of last week.  I meant to enter this into the Friday challenge, but I got busy.  Not that it stood a chance.  

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Great jacket, @An Acute Style, but i think it would have been better w/o the pullover underneath...or at least a different color. Rest is spot on imho. 

 

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Thanks for the kind words and thumbs!

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@Claghorn No tractor, but you can at least see suburban decay. That shed needs paint.

 

You should certainly enter this week´s FC, @YRR92 - nice fit! 

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Superb as always, Pliny - with the exception, on this occasion, of the shirt, which just seems a bit lacklustre. Not by any means bad, just not as excellent as the other elements of your fit.

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Eff yu.





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Superb as always, Pliny - with the exception, on this occasion, of the shirt, which just seems a bit lacklustre. Not by any means bad, just not as excellent as the other elements of your fit.

 

point collar

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Eff yu.





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Brooks bros jacket?
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Eff yu.





Brooks bros jacket?

Nope, pre-Van Laack Herringbone.
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Layering... Unsure if done right, though... Belt buckle appearing seems no good for example.

 

I'll let you gents thumb-judge the outfit!

 

 

 

 

 

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It continues to be cold in NYC, and I'm dressing in accordance with the weather - less hefty suit, but much warmer coat.
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Suit - BB MTM
Shirt - Lewin
Tie - BB
Cufflinks - Turnbull & Asser
PS - Alain Figaret
Shoes - Paul Stuart house brand
Overcoat - Adolfo
Scarf - Paul Stuart
Hat - Selentino


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I think this is a great example of how to wear a bold striped shirt well. The navy, pink and grey work really well together and are quite subdued on their own.

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@Claghorn
No tractor, but you can at least see suburban decay. That shed needs paint.

If you ever buy new glasses, I'd strongly recommend looking at green ones. Could be great.
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Ugly wholecuts aside I really, really like this.
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