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post #2986 of 3318
I wear jeans when I walk in the woods. And hunt, come to think of it.
post #2987 of 3318

No ghillie suit?

post #2988 of 3318
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Originally Posted by TweedyProf View Post

I take it, as @PCK1
  notes, that this is a country sporting look. I suppose the better challenge is this (and it should be easy to meet): find some better examples that are more pleasing.

Hideous neckwear and hank aside, how about these?



post #2989 of 3318
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Originally Posted by venividivicibj View Post

Inception that check, Clags.


Given my dislike of pattern complexity, I think of it as taking one for the team.

 

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Here are some examples of check on check (loosely) that I've found. I feel that if it is a struggle to find good exemplars of something, then whatever that something is, at least in terms of clothing, isn't really worth pursuing. Anyway. Examples.

 

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and that's it as far as I can find. Anyway, tomorrow I'll wear graph check with glen.

post #2990 of 3318
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Originally Posted by Testudo_Aubreii View Post


Hideous neckwear and hank aside, how about these?



 

I like the shirt and jacket combination in this one. Some pleasing contrasts: stronger checks in the shirt and fainter in the jacket (cf. your second which lacks that contrast and, IMO, suffers because of it). Rust/orange jacket overcheck and green/olive/burgundy in the shirt? If so, I find that pleasing. The neckwear from the politician posted earlier would be fine in this context. For an American, that would make it a bit "costumey" but I don't have the same historical traditions.

 

@claghorn, the second is not good IMO. I'm not feeling gingham at all in these fits, just feels too casual, especially the picnic blanket version in the second. Elio's is nicer, but still feels a bit too casual for me. Still, much better for the smaller scale and lighter checks. I'd have preferred a graph check in Elio's fit. 

post #2991 of 3318

Yeah. I don't particularly love either fit. Which convinces me even further that checks on checks really isn't something people should strive to incorporate into their outfits. I struggle to imagine such an outfit looking good that doesn't also look somewhat contrived, and while I realize that pocket squares might make all outfits look contrived, they at least don't suggest the wearer was trying for something difficult and novel.

post #2992 of 3318
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Originally Posted by Claghorn View Post
 

Yeah. I don't particularly love either fit. Which convinces me even further that checks on checks really isn't something people should strive to incorporate into their outfits. I struggle to imagine such an outfit looking good that doesn't also look somewhat contrived, and while I realize that pocket squares might make all outfits look contrived, they at least don't suggest the wearer was trying for something difficult and novel.


Not that I think this should be a paradigm, but for someone who has stated in this forum a dislike for tattersall and tweed (heresy!), I thought this combination went nicely together (it looked nicer IRL). Hard to capture jacket colors here. I posted this above, but here's a different shot. You have to remember that the jacket is (nori) green. Not the color for everyone, but I've come to like it. I'm sure there's a nice graph check shirt, POW fit out there.

 

post #2993 of 3318
Thread Starter 

There's always this:

 


As I remember, Greg noted that he actually had a different jacket on, but threw the Formosa on to take this pic. He's got check on check here. Maybe too conservative for the jacket?


Edited by TweedyProf - 2/25/16 at 5:40am
post #2994 of 3318
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Maybe too conservative for the jacket?

 

 

The micro check shirt?  No way.

post #2995 of 3318
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Originally Posted by TweedyProf View Post


I'm sure there's a nice graph check shirt, POW fit out there.

Wrong ties aside (blue secondaries in the first--bad with the shirt ground, too echoey of the coat check in the second--bad), here are two.


post #2996 of 3318
I like yours and Greg's
post #2997 of 3318
Checks on checks is freakin' awesome. That dude posted by Testudo don't pull it off very well though.
post #2998 of 3318
Thread Starter 

worth noting Emptym's check shirt, herringbone fit in the 10/5 thread.

post #2999 of 3318
Check herringbone is great



and as promised, wiwt

post #3000 of 3318
Checkbone (assuming proper scale, of course) is a winning combination.
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