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post #17566 of 19905
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Originally Posted by Pliny View Post


It's a question for the ages, sure. I believe Aristotle dealt with it extensively in his Optics and his advice on POW boiled down to (and I agree)  'Sports coat go loud, suit go subtle'.

Hmmmm, I do not think grey POW would go well as a SC. Anyways, I didn't mean loud, just bigger scale of checks.
Example (this is suit, not a SC):

post #17567 of 19905
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Originally Posted by dieworkwear View Post

Rich Wine should be foo.gif's custom title.
You mean "Rich Whine".
post #17568 of 19905
Cream trousers for the rich wine?

And gs, I say fuck it, go big on the PoW!
post #17569 of 19905
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Originally Posted by ericgereghty View Post

Cream trousers for the rich wine?

And gs, I say fuck it, go big on the PoW!

Is it so obvious I already decided? :-)
Th e thing is, I'm looking if someone will dissuade me.
post #17570 of 19905
It will be a challenge to make a wine sports coat not look as if you are wearing part of a uniform.
post #17571 of 19905
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Originally Posted by gs77 View Post

Hmmmm, I do not think grey POW would go well as a SC. Anyways, I didn't mean loud, just bigger scale of checks.
Example (this is suit, not a SC):
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I guessed u meant opposite of 'subtle and sober' i.e. loud.   Is that ^^^ POW ?  Hard to tell, but looks like a box check.  I have two grey POW suits, and the lower contrast, smaller scale gets more wear.   I like the 'pattern up close, solid from a distance thing'.

post #17572 of 19905
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Originally Posted by ericgereghty View Post

Cream trousers for the rich wine?

 

Sure, that would work. Fox's cream-colored "cricket-white" flannel would pair pretty well. Burgundy and cream was, I believe, the livery of the old Midland Railway in the early 20th Century, in the UK.

 

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Originally Posted by bry2000 View Post

It will be a challenge to make a wine sports coat not look as if you are wearing part of a uniform.

 

We shall see.

post #17573 of 19905

So, I've decided that I want to try making a tie. I know, this is probably a ridiculous idea, but it sounds fun. Does anyone have a source for silk suitable for ties? Thanks in advance.

post #17574 of 19905
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Originally Posted by Pliny View Post
 

 

 

It's a question for the ages, sure. I believe Aristotle dealt with it extensively in his Optics and his advice on POW boiled down to (and I agree)  'Sports coat go loud, suit go subtle'.

 

I was always under the impression that it was Plinius Maior who said that.

post #17575 of 19905

i think he  stole it from Ma Fu Tze the ancient Chinese mystic

post #17576 of 19905
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Originally Posted by Pliny View Post
 

 

 

I guessed u meant opposite of 'subtle and sober' i.e. loud.   Is that ^^^ POW ?  Hard to tell, but looks like a box check.  I have two grey POW suits, and the lower contrast, smaller scale gets more wear.   I like the 'pattern up close, solid from a distance thing'.

 

Actually it is almost identical pattern as the suit Mr. @upr_crust is wearing today (sorry for shamelessly stealing the photo). And that just made me make up my mind.

 

post #17577 of 19905
For a large, subtle POW, there are a few colors in Fox's book of worsteds. Summer weight. Hitchcock had pix of one on his Instagram page.
https://www.instagram.com/p/BCvXDnwuymS/?hl=en
https://www.instagram.com/p/BCuxov5uyq3/?hl=en
http://www.themerchantfox.co.uk/prod/476/worsted-flannel/charcoal-prince-of-wales-check
post #17578 of 19905
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Originally Posted by Andy57 View Post
 


Haven't seen any Anchorman movie. Got a pic?

post #17579 of 19905
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Originally Posted by Concordia View Post

For a large, subtle POW, there are a few colors in Fox's book of worsteds. Summer weight. Hitchcock had pix of one on his Instagram page.
https://www.instagram.com/p/BCvXDnwuymS/?hl=en
https://www.instagram.com/p/BCuxov5uyq3/?hl=en
http://www.themerchantfox.co.uk/prod/476/worsted-flannel/charcoal-prince-of-wales-check

 

Thank you, this is very helpful.

post #17580 of 19905
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Originally Posted by masaccio View Post
 


That's like looking in a mirror.

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