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post #16 of 24
Option #4. I like the tie, as well as the way it looks with the shirt and jacket colors. #1, the tie is too "silvery", while #2 and 3 just do not stand out IMO. Classic
post #17 of 24
I'd go with #2, the houndstooth-type one. I think the cream/blue/brown combination works well with the jacket/shirt/pocket square. #1 and #4 are too... techy to go with the brown corded jacket, in my opinion, and I'm ambivalent towards the ensemble with the striped tie.
post #18 of 24
(Sorry. See post below.)
post #19 of 24
FIHTies-- IMHO, here is nothing wrong with any of these ties or the shirt/sportcoat combinations you show.  In fact, I find all of them tasteful.  Each of these ensembles would represent a major step up in class for ninety-five percent of American men. However, (a) Flusser's "Dressing the Man" has pretty much ruined me for single pattern attire.  (I don't mean that single pattern outfits can't look good--just that I'm now insuperably prejudiced against 'em.  Since that's the way I dressed for decades, you are authorized to think of me as exemplifying the "reformed drunk" syndrome.)  (In fact, for me, even all solids would be preferable to the look illustrated here.) (b) More important: As I seem never to tire of saying, decisions of this sort cannot be made in the absence of two sets of data.  These are the wearer's personal characteristics--height, age, coloration, vocation, and so forth--and his "sartorial community."  Without knowledge of these variables, any advice I could give would be next to worthless. Regards, Mike
post #20 of 24
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(a) Flusser's "Dressing the Man" has pretty much ruined me for single pattern attire.  (I don't mean that single pattern outfits can't look good--just that I'm now insuperably prejudiced against 'em.  Since that's the way I dressed for decades, you are authorized to think of me as exemplifying the "reformed drunk" syndrome.)  (In fact, for me, even all solids would be preferable to the look illustrated here.) (b) More important: As I seem never to tire of saying, decisions of this sort cannot be made in the absence of two sets of data.  These are the wearer's personal characteristics--height, age, coloration, vocation, and so forth--and his "sartorial community."  Without knowledge of these variables, any advice I could give would be next to worthless. Regards, Mike
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post #21 of 24
FIHTies-- LOL. Mike
post #22 of 24
give that boy some bryl-creem. my god.
post #23 of 24
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give that boy some bryl-creem. my god.
yeah...can you imagine how it was BEFORE he trained it? Actually that came in an email from McAfee claimning that they were bringing back 70's prices... then they wrote on the pic...Arent ya glad thats all we're bringing back? I thought it was a great pic that would come in handy some day... JJF
post #24 of 24
I hope you don't mind, but I voted for none. I hate the colours and also the brown with blue combination, does not really match. Individualy I like the second and third ties but again not with that ensemble. Bear in mind that a) I am 16, though I do wear suits for school, as that is what the dress code is. Albeit always dark colours, perhaps a grey here and there though. So my taste may not be of any use to you. b) I don't know but perhaps my dress sense is too flashy to inculed something like that. I mean for me it would always be something like a navy suit, light blue shirt and gold and grey tie (like a Versace style one). Or even if it was dressed down, for a more buisness like setting, say with a grey suit it would be more a little more dressed up than most, say with a Versace style tie again, and with someting like a pale blue shirt (again, I know). Or perhaps charcoal or black suit with a pink shirt and silver tie. I don't know but to me the main indicator of how well someone is dressed is the colours and the outfit coordination, and less so the quality of the items and such the like.
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