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post #34936 of 43917
Yep (Shug), which is why I'm not saying that I am right and the others are wrong. I think it looks good and they think it's a bit of a problem....and that's fine by me. I'm not the type to start a long discussion about it.

That's a good one, CM....I'm saving that.
post #34937 of 43917

Welcoming spring with a new (thrifted) tie from Drake's:

 

 

 

post #34938 of 43917
Given the scale of Murls jacket is the only real option a solid tie? Interested what others would recommend....
post #34939 of 43917

I don't think the scales are at odds. The medallions are larger/wider than any line in the check, including the blue overcheck. The spacing of the medallions is also wider than any of the lines in the check, including the overcheck. At least to my eye--without breaking out a photo editor to draw lines the way SB did.

 

On the other hand, I don't love that shade of red with the jacket--I'd like it to be a bit more wine/burgundy. But that might be the photo. At least only the trousers look grey.

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Originally Posted by Spandexter View Post

Given the scale of Murls jacket is the only real option a solid tie? Interested what others would recommend....


I have tended to go wth solids when faced with similar situations, but I imagine a wide stripe would work well too.

post #34941 of 43917

@Murlsquirl

I have that same tie, except mine has 'Barrister' as the maker. I wore it for the first time a few weeks back with linen-silk-wool blend light red jacket + tan pants.  I'm afraid I may have utilized mine more horribly :embar: I'll see if I can find that photo. Cheers:)

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Originally Posted by Spandexter View Post

Given the scale of Murls jacket is the only real option a solid tie? Interested what others would recommend....


Six has a jacket in an almost identical cloth and last time I saw him in SF he was wearing it with a rust patterned (large scale neat or madder?) and it looked great. He can confirm the tie.

Moss has also worn it with a large medallion madder that I thought looked really good.
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Originally Posted by Mr. Six View Post

I don't think the scales are at odds. The medallions are larger/wider than any line in the check, including the blue overcheck. The spacing of the medallions is also wider than any of the lines in the check, including the overcheck. At least to my eye--without breaking out a photo editor to draw lines the way SB did.

On the other hand, I don't love that shade of red with the jacket--I'd like it to be a bit more wine/burgundy. But that might be the photo. At least only the trousers look grey.

Thanks, man. Tie is much more of a wine/burgundy IRL.
post #34943 of 43917
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Originally Posted by sugarbutch View Post

If there's one thing I've learned on StyFo it's that the way people perceive patterns varies widely. I recall one exchange I had with @in stitches in which I superimposed lines on the patterns of his tie and jacket. The scale was almost identical, but only as I saw it. For him, the "unit" of the scale of one of them (can't recall if it was the tie or jacket) was a grouping of what I considered to be the "unit".

... which illustrates a flaw in trying to intellectualize aesthetics. It can never be 100% objective.

To my eye, the tie and jacket patterns here are based on the same grid, which is easily confirmed if you superimpose the tie over the lapel.

post #34944 of 43917

Sounds llke a good topic to bring up on the new "Menswear advice" forum! (unless i'm totally wrong and its not new at all)

post #34945 of 43917
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@rickytt
 this definitely proves the notion that blue pants are difficult to pair is a silly one, great look! What brand are the shoes? They look phenomenal.
 
@Gerry Nelson
 damn, just damn. That is perfect. Is that the W Bill Donegal? Screw it if LA is too warm for a full on Donegal suit...I will have something like this in my arsenal!
 
@The Noodles
 seriously, nobody in their right mind thinks that POW looks bad.


@Pliny
 deets on the tie? Is that the 11 oz (I think) Lesser fabric?

Thanks smile.gif This is a very light Donegal fabric by Ariston so I'm comfortable wearing it on cooler days. I'm really glad I got it.
post #34946 of 43917
There's a lot of dead space in Murl's tie. There is practically none in his jacket. A solid tie might be better depending on one's taste, but the current one certainly isn't worse.
post #34947 of 43917
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Originally Posted by sugarbutch View Post

If there's one thing I've learned on StyFo it's that the way people perceive patterns varies widely. I recall one exchange I had with @in stitches in which I superimposed lines on the patterns of his tie and jacket. The scale was almost identical, but only as I saw it. For him, the "unit" of the scale of one of them (can't recall if it was the tie or jacket) was a grouping of what I considered to be the "unit".


Yes, I well remember that now that you mention it. smile.gif

Peoples eyes view patterns different especially so in these cases where the pattern is not actually drawn, our eyes are drawing it, in this by connecting the dots (medallions) on Murls tie.

That said, although one could connect the medallions in such a fashion that it would make squares similar in scale to the blue overcheck, think the combo looks good, and had no one said anything I never would have given it a second thought. My minds eye saw it the way UC did, above. I made no scale connection as the jacket is busy and the tie is not. A+, Murl.
post #34948 of 43917

I wore my similar jacket with the burgundy Cappelli madder in the spoilered photo below. I included the jacket and a striped tie in spoilers. I think a wide block stripe tie also works; I included an example of a different but similar jacket in spoilers. Neats are tricky, though, and I'm keeping my eye out for something else that would work.


 

Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

 

 

 

post #34949 of 43917

Just FYI, AAS didn't mention anything about the scales being too similar, nor was that the problem IMO. He said it was "too busy" for the jacket, which I agree with. Jackets with patterns that dense require extra contrast in pattern as far as I'm concerned. Interesting conversation in any case. Also, @in stitches, where you been, bro!?!?

post #34950 of 43917
In the shadows. Or working. Whatever sounds cooler.
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