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post #2776 of 3284
I have also had some success with cream silk when nothing else works. Got one from the great @EFV.

I have also seen Simon Crompton wear a cream cashmere which works great.
post #2777 of 3284
Thread Starter 

Folks, let's not let this thread die.

 

I'm taking a break from SF for reasons not important to get into here, but there are plenty of folks who are capable of insightful, mature discussions, so let's keep this space alive. 

 

@kulata  did a lot to keep this thread going earlier. I hope he returns but an invitation to

 

@EFV 

@Claghorn 

@sprout2 

@archibaldleach 

@Pliny 

@Murlsquirl 

@EliodA 

@sugarbutch 

@UrbanComposition 

@GusW 

@heldentenor

@Coxsackie

@Sander

@PCK1

@Anden

@jcmeyer

@Mr. Six

@unbelragazzo

@gdl203

 

 

and many others I'm not remembering off hand right now, including a few more recent folks. 


Edited by TweedyProf - 12/10/15 at 11:48am
post #2778 of 3284
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I guess I leave one thought for now: why not matchy matchy sometimes? The challenge here was to deal with a busy SC. The tie and square have a blue ground. Not a strict match (like buying a tie/ps set) but still, a match of ground, here intentional.

 

 

An alternative is this (yellow/gold with hints of navy). SC is a cream/brown shepherd's check.

 

 

I find a solid tie really the best option for a checked SC, with stripes the next best option. Ok, carry on.

post #2779 of 3284
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I guess I leave one thought for now: why not matchy matchy sometimes? The challenge here was to deal with a busy SC. The tie and square have a blue ground. Not a strict match (like buying a tie/ps set) but still, a match of ground, here intentional.

 

 

An alternative is this (yellow/gold with hints of navy). SC is a cream/brown shepherd's check.

 

 

I find a solid tie really the best option for a checked SC, with stripes the next best option. Ok, carry on.

 

I definitely prefer the blue square version that give a better balance to the fit, with the yellow square that give the impression that the tie is a bit alone in my opinion.

 

I'm not a fan of stripe tie with a check jacket, a large window pane tie will probably works better.

post #2780 of 3284
I don't mind a bit of matchy-ness, i.e. when a multicolored square has a bit of the tie. Emphasis on "bit".
post #2781 of 3284
I don't see nothing wrong with a little matchymatchy - R Kelly

The first fit is way better than the second and the use of a solid tie with texture is the best choice IMO. In this case it's either matchymatchy with tie and PS or no PS at all. The trick to a successful matchiness is to introduce a bit of patterns in the second accessory.
post #2782 of 3284
I've never seen a horizontal striped tie that looks good. Worse still is one with a vertical striped or checked shirt, or a striped or checked jacket. Diagonal stripes are unquestionably better.

Building on this, I've found that diagonally-spaced neats are aesthetically more pleasing, at least to me, for the same reason. The cut on the diagonal appears softer, especially against vertically striped or checked shirts and jackets.

Don't get me wrong; I have neat ties cut both on and against the bias. Either is fine, but I prefer them spaced diagonally.
post #2783 of 3284

If a single shared color is "matchy," then I guess I don't want to be right.

 

But, seriously, once we're talking about madders prints or something of that ilk, they pretty reliably have three or four colors, each. So I reckon a lot of those "coordinated but not matching" ensembles end up having at least a tertiary (or perhaps fourth-iary) color in common.

post #2784 of 3284

I am in the minority in that of @TweedyProf's  latest too offerings, i don't like both. However, i dislike the matching pair the most. The primary  problem i find with that is that it bifurcates his top block : shirt, tie, sqaure; jacket island. Yes, i am aware the square has minute yellow/white flora but it'd be near-invisible irl. Ipso facto, the harmony isn't quite there.

 

In the second offering at least attempts to harmonise with the shirt/ jacket/ tie.

 

Like others, i too don't mind a bit of matchiness in an ensemble, depending on the context and i find matchiness often  there are differing  shades of the same hue.

 

PS

 

I am aware harmony as a subject vis a vis CM is a very broad subject matter but i am just discussing this pair.


Edited by MrTRC - 12/9/15 at 12:55am
post #2785 of 3284
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I guess I leave one thought for now: why not matchy matchy sometimes? The challenge here was to deal with a busy SC. The tie and square have a blue ground. Not a strict match (like buying a tie/ps set) but still, a match of ground, here intentional.




I think there is too much emphasis on matchy matchy rather than achieving balance and cohesion. Sometimes it makes sense to pop some colour while other times, subtly is required.

Personally, I can't be bothered fussing over what pops or not so I rather aim for balance and cohesion. I've found that @TweedyProf, @Claghornand @UrbanComposition consistently achieve this balance.
post #2786 of 3284
Plain white linen would be better than either choice IMHO.
post #2787 of 3284
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Plain white linen would be better than either choice IMHO.


My take is plain white linen is too formal for this OJT rig.

post #2788 of 3284
One of the things I've taken to doing is flipping plain white linen so the edges face up and are visible. Lowers the formality quite a bit and would have worked here.

I'm a proponent of matchy-ness in general, when secondary or tertiary colors of one item are very, very close or identical to the primary of another and the primaries don't clash. I especially like combinations where the secondary/tertiary colors of both are the primaries of their opposite (a cream square with some blue paired with a blue tie with some cream)
post #2789 of 3284

@TweedyProf I prefer the matchy one, but TBH I think this is a perfect example of where my current favourite would work best: the NoSquare ™

post #2790 of 3284
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This is great.  There's no need to try and find a way to improve or optimize the square any further - it looks good and very harmonious, check & check, so one can focus on the next decision for the day. 

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