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GMMcL's pic reminds me why a spread collar is always superior to a BD (IMO, YMMV, etc.). G, is the jacket on the short side, or is that just the hand-in-pocket pose?
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It reminds me why you should never wear a BD with a tie.....like never never. Nothing personal GMMcL...
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Originally Posted by Murlsquirl View Post

It reminds me why you should never wear a BD with a tie.....like never never. Nothing personal GMMcL...

 

Seriously? With a suit, sure. But with a tie...? That's a little far no?

 

I mean, granted this is SF and opinions are always strong, but BD's are a pretty trad staple with odd jackets etc., no?

post #5944 of 11972
I think it looks terrible. Not saying it is wrong or "against the rules", it's just ugly.
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Originally Posted by sugarbutch View Post

GMMcL's pic reminds me why a spread collar is always superior to a BD (IMO, YMMV, etc.). G, is the jacket on the short side, or is that just the hand-in-pocket pose?
Bit of both. About an inch shorter than I prefer, but I thought close enough to be passable, esp. given it's uniqueness.
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It reminds me why you should never wear a BD with a tie.....like never never. Nothing personal GMMcL...

Here I have to disagree. I gave this a lot of thought. Ultimately I concluded that seersucker's inherently un-dressyness demands something less dressy than a formal spread collar. It's the whole harmony thing. I don't have an example handy, but I'm pretty sure I've seen Vox wear button collar with something similarly summery. YMMV, but that's where I came out.
post #5946 of 11972
I've seen Vox do it plenty of times and your argument is logical.... I just don't like the look. Like I said, nothing personal.
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Originally Posted by Murlsquirl View Post

It reminds me why you should never wear a BD with a tie.....like never never. Nothing personal GMMcL...

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I think it looks terrible. Not saying it is wrong or "against the rules", it's just ugly.

My man. fistbump.gif

GMMcL, a spread collar isn't inherently formal. A spread might be *more* formal, but a shirt in that same fabric with a soft collar would look fine. Does the jacket CYA?
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I wonder if that collar just isn't the right size. It looks tight.

post #5949 of 11972
The issue is not with BDs and suits, it's more of a proportion issue to my eye. The collar points are tame relative to the lapel size and it could also use a little height. Same applies for spread collars IMHO YMMV, AFAIC etc etc
post #5950 of 11972
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I wonder if that collar just isn't the right size. It looks tight.

Yeah, I think that's more the issue here. I think it's more that *THIS* shirt doesn't work. Which is helpful, since I sometimes need a push to purge stuff that doesn't work on me. But I'm still convinced that BD has its place in MC, and indeed sometimes when only a BD will work (harmoniously).

Same thing with white shirts. peepwall[1].gif
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GMMcL, a spread collar isn't inherently formal. A spread might be *more* formal, but a shirt in that same fabric with a soft collar would look fine. Does the jacket CYA?

Fair. But I've seen oxford cloth semi spreads, and I don't like them. Cloth and collar are in tension. And didn't you say for the "rule breaker" challenge that one of the rules you were breaking was wearing a spread collar shirt with separates? biggrin.gif

And yes sir. We're all covered up back there.
post #5951 of 11972
I sometimes very much like a BD with a tie.
post #5952 of 11972
SANDER - where to those suits and shirts come from?


JHT - I think the tie is the culprit here. Needs to be navy solid, or maybe brown solid. As it is there is a lot going on with the gun check, dot tie and colourful PS (which I like with a more monochrome outfit)
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Originally Posted by spectre View Post

SANDER - where to those suits and shirts come from?


JHT - I think the tie is the culprit here. Needs to be navy solid, or maybe brown solid. As it is there is a lot going on with the gun check, dot tie and colourful PS (which I like with a more monochrome outfit)

Thank you Spectre, will try a solid next time smile.gif
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Very nice, but I think a paler blue, pink or even - shock! - white shirt would be even better here.

I actually think that was a really nice use of the darker shirt, but it would certainly be a bit safer to go for a lighter one.

 

JHT, though I really like both the tie and the jacket, I do agree that they aren't quite perfect for each other. Is the tie a knit?

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