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Originally Posted by Claghorn View Post

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We've already established it's a bold, in your face jacket, and the tie is as well, but what I like about this fit is t the tie actually serves to temper the jacket's FU-ness. A bold look to be sure, but more balanced in my view in comparison to some other fits w/ this jacket. I quite like it (not sure ifI'd have the balls to wear it tho).
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Great look. But something about the square isn't quite right in my eyes, though I can't really say what exactly.

I'm not feelling the square either. Looks like leopard print, although I'm sure it's not. Love everything else icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif
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Originally Posted by Pliny View Post

Outstanding Don.  The saturation of the tie/suit is perfect.
@DonCologne has a good eye for color and he is one of the few here with a very versatile style.


@The_Foxx I love the first two ties on the left, I really can't tell the true color or texture of the last one. But would love to get a dark gray tie someday.
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I'm not feelling the square either. Looks like leopard print, although I'm sure it's not. Love everything else icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif

I feel it should be of the same "darkness" as the tie to balance things out; now, it's about as light as the jacket, which makes it disappear.
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It does look like a leopard print. It is not a leopard print. I would wear it if it were a leopard print.

 

Perhaps because it is wool and the jacket is linen (so I have all four fabrics!)?

 

Talking out of my ass here:

As far as balancing things out, I suppose that's one of the troubles with not showing one's shoes. There is never a visual anchor. The legs just disappear into whatever follows the image. The pocket square ties the tie into the pants, though the background color of the square is outmeal rather than cream.

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Originally Posted by Claghorn View Post

It does look like a leopard print. It is not a leopard print. I would wear it if it were a leopard print.

Perhaps because it is wool and the jacket is linen (so I have all four fabrics!)?

Talking out of my ass here:
As far as balancing things out, I suppose that's one of the troubles with not showing one's shoes. There is never a visual anchor. The legs just disappear into whatever follows the image. The pocket square ties the tie into the pants, though the background color of the square is outmeal rather than cream.

I think that the problem is that the pattern of the pocket square adds just one too many patterns to the overall look, and with the predominance of the oatmeal color, doesn't have the visual "heft" to work against the pattern of the jacket. The colors of the PS are fine - the close-up shows why you chose the PS in the first place, but overall, I think you would have been better with a darker PS - some variation of the color of the tie (as dangerously "matchy-matchy" as that might get).
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Originally Posted by sugarbutch View Post

... this jacket fabric screams 1985 to me.

 

Don't know if it's from them, but there are quite a few 80s-ish very heavily-textured or prominently-woven jackets at Suitsupply. IIRC, there's even a suit with the kind of small tesselating geometrics or zig-zags that you used to see in the mid/late 80s.You can conceive all of this as a natural extension of the trend towards using texture as pattern, but it's interesting how it's still visually very reminiscent of the 80s. I kind of like it myself. But I liked the 80s first tie round too!

 

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Great outfit, but the square is dividing opinions upthread. I must agree with those feeling that it's out of place. Everything else coordinates perfectly, but the square doesn't quite work for me. I think that a smaller - or perhaps more intertwined- pattern might work better instead of the large-ish discrete splodges. I do like your recent experimentation though; great to see the branching out.

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Brown (slightly darker shade) would have been better or no PS. That jacket has enough visual interest that a PS doesn't really add anything to it.
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Much better! I would prefer it to be a dark red, though. The knit if def the way to go--looks good! :)

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Solid gray suit n Lobb shoes

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Very nice, as usual.
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Originally Posted by The_Foxx View Post

Solid gray suit n Lobb shoes
 

 

Looking great, man. Love the shoes!

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Foxx, I like how you match up the lapel gorge with your collar! You also have a killer smile, do you have professional portraits?!

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Originally Posted by Claghorn View Post

It does look like a leopard print. It is not a leopard print. I would wear it if it were a leopard print.

Perhaps because it is wool and the jacket is linen (so I have all four fabrics!)?

Talking out of my ass here:
As far as balancing things out, I suppose that's one of the troubles with not showing one's shoes. There is never a visual anchor. The legs just disappear into whatever follows the image. The pocket square ties the tie into the pants, though the background color of the square is oatmeal rather than cream.

1. that square is awesome.

2. i think it works just fine with the fit

3. yes, showing the shoes would go a long way to anchor things. i hate that you dont wear your shoes for pics, but you know that already.
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