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Back again. Checks on checks today!

 

 

 

Eidos suit

MTM shirt from Herman Demirci (local tailor)

Tom Ford tie

Exquisite Trimmings square

C&J boots


Very nice! I might be tempted to say (IMHO) that the tie color might be too classic for such a rustic ensemble, but part of me think the texture of the tie makes it work and the color brings a nice freshness to the whole look (plus, am I seeing a faint blue overcheck on the suit cloth?). Someone else might chime in and say otherwise, though. I'm still new to this game! 

 

Pretty sure a brown or rust tie would've worked here too, but I'm wondering if it'd be too matchy-matchy with the pocket square edge?

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Very nice! I might be tempted to say (IMHO) that the tie color might be too classic for such a rustic ensemble, but part of me think the texture of the tie makes it work and the color brings a nice freshness to the whole look (plus, am I seeing a faint blue overcheck on the suit cloth?). Someone else might chime in and say otherwise, though. I'm still new to this game! 

 

Pretty sure a brown or rust tie would've worked here too, but I'm wondering if it'd be too matchy-matchy with the pocket square edge?

 

Cheers Shawn! You're right, there is a faint blue overcheck on the cloth of the suit - it's more noticeable in person. 

The suit is actually a light brown (and the shirt light blue), so I think a brown tie might make the outfit a bit too brown-heavy. My idea was to pair the blue in the tie to the shirt and the overcheck. 

 

Not sure I would think to pair a rust tie with this suit, but thanks for giving me an idea to experiment with!

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Cheers Shawn! You're right, there is a faint blue overcheck on the cloth of the suit - it's more noticeable in person. 

The suit is actually a light brown (and the shirt light blue), so I think a brown tie might make the outfit a bit too brown-heavy. My idea was to pair the blue in the tie to the shirt and the overcheck. 

 

Not sure I would think to pair a rust tie with this suit, but thanks for giving me an idea to experiment with!


On my monitor, I thought the shirt to be a faint gray. Now that I know that it's a light blue, I see your point and agree with the choice of a blue tie! 

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That looks nearly identical to the jacket I picked up today! fistbump.gif
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Some would argue brown grenadine. I say brown because I don't wear black shoes and in certain cases navy grenadine looks better with black than brown. Just my 0.02

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I'd say brown is the most versatile if you got brown skin or hair.

Brown is a versatile enough color to fit in with almost any outfit, and having brown skin/hair gives a brown tie something to compliment no matter what the outfit.

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Navy grenadine is indeed quite versatile, perhaps the most versatile tie for city suits. But a navy silk knit can be worn with those city suits, and also with country clothes (e.g., a tweed suit), and with suburban suits like hairy flannels or strong-checked worsteds. Admittedly, navy grenadine looks better with many city suits than does knit. But navy grenadine just looks wrong with most country clothes.

Brown grenadine is interesting. It definitely goes well with suburban coats and many city rigs. I'm divided as to whether it looks cool or just wrong with truly country clothes.

I would say Brown too as a personal preference but then the stats say different, we'd sell 4 to 1 navy to brown. As to country clothes then personally I'd stay away from grenadines in general for something less formal like a wool (challis or woven) or knit of some sort. Though country clothes in Australia don't really include ties anyway, but of course YMMV.
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That looks nearly identical to the jacket I picked up today! fistbump.gif


c551 suitsupply washington?

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I would say Brown too as a personal preference [...]

 

Agreed.

 

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[...] but then the stats say different, we'd sell 4 to 1 navy to brown. [...]

 

Sad but true.

 

As you know as well as I, when the majority of men choose a tie to go with a jacket or suit they’ve been led to believe that the two should match, not contrast.   Since blue is the most popular color for jackets and suits, well,  …

 

Cheers,

 

Ac

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Southwick, J Press, and a SuSu PS

Great appreciation to @Mr. Six
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Had a great day today, SF lunch in London town



Always superb company @upr_crust and @Mr Knightley



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Oh to have been at the table nearby and listen in on the great conversation that must have taken place.
One of the great pictures in this thread.
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Quite possibly the largest number of bow ties in one picture ever posted on this thread.  One might even say that it's Shagelicious........

At the Shag Store on Melrose Avenue, Brooks Brothers blue blazer, blue PPBD shirt, BB#1 repp stripe tie, and argyle socks, Squarextraordinaire pocket square, Banana Republic grey linen glen plaid trousers, and Allen-Edmonds black Rutledges.......

 

 For those who don't live in Southern California, this is SHAG:

http://www.shag.com/#featured

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I wanted to like this but the framing of it and invite only and so forth comes off as beyond pretentious, much the same as the lounge had that same pretentious vibe to it. Maybe I'll check back in a couple weeks and see who posted pictures but the first impression wasn't a good one.


I know that TP mentioned this earlier when discussing the name of the Grad Lounge, but I thought I'd restate it. Graduate lounges are legendarily dingy and depressing. There is perhaps nothing less pretentious than a grad lounge. It is a sad, sad place.

 

I am really lucky that my college has a shared lounge that was freshly remodeled, spacious, with lots of windows. But my department also has its a graduate lounge just for management PhD students. I've attached a picture. I believe this is what TP had in mind in naming that first thread.

 

 

I spend as little time in here as possible.

 

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In terms of the most recent thread: starting a thread that has a clear purpose is really difficult. In that first post, you have to explain your idea and give direction. OP's for such threads have a very different flavor. 


GNAT organically evolved (and was a good thread for a while! And still have its moments, but it jumped the shark some months ago). So while it was a thread with a clear purpose, it developed, so it wouldn't be an example. But I'm looking at my first posts for the Composite thread and the Constructive Criticism thread (failure), and they both can come across as a bit....huh....

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 I'll try to do most of the heavy lifting, though if a few other regulars could contribute, that would be appreciated. There have been several of these, but I don't think any has had its authority specifically vested in the people. So any fits from WAYWRN or MC Casual that have 25+ thumbs can get quoted here. Ideally, we'll keep chatter in the realms of the productive.

 

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So this was idea was mentioned by @jcmeyer in the WAYWRN Composite Thread.

 

This is basically a thread to provide constructive criticism on decent to good fits. One of the very justified complaints about the Composite thread is that it was only indirectly educational. It compiled, by and large, very good fits for the purpose of rapid viewing. It was educational in the sense that a reader with decent analytical abilities and a comfortable familiarity with clothing (i.e. he knew what he was looking at, knew what he was looking for, and knew why he was looking for it ) could then learn from what he was seeing. But it definitely wasn't as educational as it could have been. One of the reasons is that, for whatever reason, we didn't discuss the fits too much. Perhaps part of this is the tendency for those keeping the thread active to post 20 fits at a time (it's pretty annoying to post fewer but more often), so there was always a lot to take in.

 

Anyway, this is a thread that will hopefully encourage more conversation. It will hopefully involve greater discursive participation and be more educational as a result.

 

The guidelines:

 

1. Qualifying fits must have at a minimum 15 thumbs: There are a lot of bad fits out there. Bad enough that it should be obvious to most people what needs to be fixed. And if it isn't obvious, a few months looking at what works and what doesn't in the WAYWRN thread of Composite Thread should address that. The 15 thumb minimum ensures that the outfit is good enough that what needs to be addressed isn't painfully obvious, while the effort it takes to find and copy such an outfit ensures that there is actually something there worth talking about and learning from.

 

2. Don't be an ass: I'm actually not too worried about this. Styleforum has grown to be a kinder place. And in some respects, it has suffered for this (nothing makes for great reading like (ideally) intelligent individuals with (ideally) well-informed opinions being willing to offend strangers on the internet). I think that the kindlier bent that now defines the posting styles of many regular posters also establishes a certain credibility. As in, if they are offering criticism, it isn't because they want to put a person down but because they actually want that person to look better.

 

Regardless, don't be an ass. Put yourself in the shoes of someone who's outfit is posted here. Though actually, I expect most of us regular posters will get their outfits posted here, so we won't have to imagine. Offer criticism in the same manner you'd like criticism to be offered to you.

 

3. Try and post multiple outfits at a time: Ideally, a post here shouldn't be in response to a single outfit. I don't want someone to see an outfit, think "that trash got 22 thumbs? I gotta tell the world what's wrong with it" and repost it here. At the same time, I can see someone thinking "Oh, this is a really good example of X; I should write something about this" and not wanting to bother finding another couple outfits just to post this. Use your judgment, I guess.

 

4. Tag people: if you repost someone's outfit, it's only fair that you tag them.

 

5. If someone asks you remove their outfit, remove their outfit: Is there any reason to comply with this unreasonable request (and I do think this would be an unreasonable request on their part)? #2

 

6. Anyone can repost outfits: Moderators, Dubiously Honored, a 10,000 post senior member or a 5 post newbie. As long as they are civil and have something intelligent to offer.

 

I guess casual diction does help.

 

On the other hand, there is always whnay's OP

 

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 Complaints about the quality of my pics will be ignored. I urge chavs, fops, bottom feeders and n00bs to think carefully before you post in this thread. If you are wondering whether something is in good taste, it probably isn't. I encourage nay, foo, matt, dopey, gdl, vox (he is missed), concordia, t4, parker, will, baron, edmorel and some others whose names aren't occuring to me at the moment to comment with directness but without rancor. of course, there will be little need to say anything about my combos because they will always be impeccable.
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I just looked at all the pics posted for Feb 2016, you get my vote as the best.

The jacket is very lovely, and the strongish "red" is a good place to start.

But the thing I like the most is the great melange of patterns, colors and textures that play off the jacket.

You achieve great balance, without being boring, in fact the diversity is super interesting.

The tie pattern is a fine detail too.

Nice one.

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"Complaints about the quality of my pics will be ignored. I urge chavs, fops, bottom feeders and n00bs to think carefully before you post in this thread. If you are wondering whether something is in good taste, it probably isn't. I encourage nay, foo, matt, dopey, gdl, vox (he is missed), concordia, t4, parker, will, baron, edmorel and some others whose names aren't occuring to me at the moment to comment with directness but without rancor. of course, there will be little need to say anything about my combos because they will always be impeccable"

 

^^^ This is remarkably funny, slightly tongue in cheek, and totally justified. Which is exactly what set that thread apart from the others started by forum peculiars, pretentious strangers, and the like. Oh for the days when we actually saw fits from the people mentioned above. 

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I know that TP mentioned this earlier when discussing the name of the Grad Lounge, but I thought I'd restate it. Graduate lounges are legendarily dingy and depressing. There is perhaps nothing less pretentious than a grad lounge. It is a sad, sad place.

I am really lucky that my college has a shared lounge that was freshly remodeled, spacious, with lots of windows. But my department also has its a graduate lounge just for management PhD students. I've attached a picture. I believe this is what TP had in mind in naming that first thread.




I spend as little time in here as possible.

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In terms of the most recent thread: starting a thread that has a clear purpose is really difficult. In that first post, you have to explain your idea and give direction. OP's for such threads have a very different flavor. 


GNAT organically evolved (and was a good thread for a while! And still have its moments, but it jumped the shark some months ago). So while it was a thread with a clear purpose, it developed, so it wouldn't be an example. But I'm looking at my first posts for the Composite thread and the Constructive Criticism thread (failure), and they both can come across as a bit....huh.... Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)



I guess casual diction does help.

On the other hand, there is always whnay's OP

I should have said nothing rather than state my opinion and open the possibility for any back and forth that wouldn't be productive. I'm glad that isn't what ended up happening.

All of the above is fair. I wasn't sure what a graduate lounge looked like but I didn't picture it to be anything fancy and the above picture pretty much confirmed that. For me, it wasn't the name that got me at all - it's just the idea of an invite only thread of sorts on a public forum ... if that makes sense. And then I suppose the way some things were worded added to that feeling. Just my opinion, of course.

What makes me think of the Manton and whnay threads differently is that they were injected with a lot of humor, albeit more on the mean spirited side haha. I appreciate witty snark, though. It lightens the mood.

Anyways, bottom line is sorry for injecting my opinion out of the blue.
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smile.gif that was a perfect op. Btw it was Manton not whnay
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