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Does this mean that a jacket has not been "done right" in some forty-odd years?

No, there are jackets made today that match these in fit, cut, and construction. But they are much harder to get your hands on than they were in, say, 1976. Back then, there were plenty of good bespoke tailors, plenty of clients who knew what quality was and how to demand it, plenty of suppliers of quality materials, plenty of young people willing to learn the craft the hard way. Now?
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If you look at these shirts practically everyone of them are white.
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If you look at these shirts practically everyone of them are white.

So what? There are many other elegant and stylish color options available without being a style heretic.
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So what? There are many other elegant and stylish color options available without being a style heretic.

Just pointing out history.
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Thread Starter 

(Exploded) Paisley ties...hypothesis: unwearable in "good taste" except in limited circumstances (e.g. under a vest, knitwear).

 

This is the only configuration I feel for me is comfortably wearable with SB, namely low contrast, similar hues:

 

 

Counterexamples by picture only...

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Thread Starter 

First is ok. I should add to my conditions: not too bright, so low contrast, similar hues, and darker. 

 

[Also, paisley neats a different matter versus exploded paisleys...i.e. not criticizing your choice from the 10/5 thread @sugarbutch].


Edited by TweedyProf - 2/11/16 at 1:55pm
post #2904 of 3297
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Originally Posted by TweedyProf View Post
 

(Exploded) Paisley ties...hypothesis: unwearable in "good taste" except in limited circumstances (e.g. under a vest, knitwear).

 

This is the only configuration I feel for me is comfortably wearable with SB, namely low contrast, similar hues:

 

 

Counterexamples by picture only...


I really hate that look.

 

Really, I hate any large-scale paisley tie that tries to be "city."

 

A casual one can be nice. I find the sorta medium scale ones, like this:

 

... much easier to wear. When the repeat of the pattern is bigger than the whole tie it's kind of more than I can handle.

 

I like this, though:

 

https://www.instagram.com/p/BBi3ha2R1e8/?taken-by=mistermort

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@YRR92 

 

Thanks. There isn't a huge difference between the tie I posted and the Drake's, though the teal certainly makes the latter more casual.

 

The one in the video seems similar to the first one SB posted, which I think is tolerable, but, if one limited oneself to 20 ties per season (which I do), then not sure any of them would make the cut.

 

That said, I find myself oddly tempted to this one for some reason, Cappelli madder:

 

http://www.patriziocappelli.it/catalog/product_info.php?cPath=2_61&products_id=2467

 

 

With brown jackets.

post #2906 of 3297

Agree TP, large scale paisley ties work in madder imo, altho this didn't get much love when I posted it in WAYWRN.  Needs to be no more than 2 major colors tho.

 

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Originally Posted by TweedyProf View Post

This is the only configuration I feel for me is comfortably wearable with SB, namely low contrast, similar hues:



I've wanted that tie ever since I first saw it. frown.gif
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I love paisley ties and I'm really not sure why they are so disliked here.

 

Here's a selection of my paisley fits. Good taste? Most likely not. But we don't always have to be paragons of good taste. Sometimes it's just fun to splash out, to live a little.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

post #2909 of 3297

What makes me especially sad is that I just realised that the final photo in that set features a navy blue Macclesfield silk PS I inherited from my father, which has subsequently been misplaced or lost.

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I like paisley ties, but only in very muted colors.



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