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post #25666 of 33197
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Originally Posted by mimo View Post

I think the idea that you'll only want one watch is extreme.

If you want to feel you got a lot for $200, and don't have a knockabout sports watch, the Monster is the way and orange is the colour.  The original, not the newer one with the ugly shark teeth.

As RTC said, $200 can also get you something interesting used.  My 1970 Omega has family sentimental value, but in the market is not far north of that.  
I'd rather have the Omega > the Orange Monster and I prefer Samurai > Monster.
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My point is that once interested, people generally like to have ALL OF THEM...

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On the question of paisley and plaid: Does houndstooth qualify as paisley? What about large houndstooth, or huge?
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For men with smaller wrists (such as myself), check out the Seiko 5. It's a budget mechanical watch ($75-150), but is generally well-regarded in the watch world. I got mine a couple months ago and paired it with a hadley-roma leather band ... and love the thing.
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Originally Posted by aravenel View Post

I don't think we're ever going to see eye to eye on this, and the trouser color thing has been done to death on this forum. I'll just say this--if the below pictures look like "a guy who's been wearing suits all his life and doesn't own pants more casual than gray flannels", then I am 100% OK with that.

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I think all three would be better with different pants. The top half of those shots are great. Wonderful jackets and great fit. The pants do very much say "I didn't know what else to put on" to me. I'd have gone khaki with the top one, and olive or chocolate with the bottom two. You really need to branch out with your pants.

The main reason I'm getting on you is that this is an advice thread, and you are giving very narrow advice in a very strong way. If you want to wear nothing but gray pants with brown, whatever. But when you tell somebody looking for advice that that's his only option and that a staple pant for many men is entirely useless, that I have problems with. Even if it works for you, it's really misleading advice.
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post #25671 of 33197
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Originally Posted by mimo View Post

My point is that once interested, people generally like to have ALL OF THEM...
I agree, but as a first watch, I would look for something more versatile than an Orange Monster.
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Originally Posted by All Tatters View Post

On the question of paisley and plaid: Does houndstooth qualify as paisley? What about large houndstooth, or huge?

No. Houndstooth and paisley are entirely different patterns.

This is Houndstooth:



This is Paisley:

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But how about combining houndstooth with plaid? Or with paisley?
post #25674 of 33197

But....why?!!!!

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Combining patterns is mostly not advisable but I could use some input on hat difference in scale (of the patterns involved) could make it work.
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anyone know the name of this style tie with the frayed ends?

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Originally Posted by All Tatters View Post

But how about combining houndstooth with plaid? Or with paisley?
It's very tricky, but not always absolutely impossible. Show me a picture of the houndstooth, and a picture of the plaid or paisley, and I'll tell you whether I'd combine them. Without pictures, if you're just asking in the abstract, I'd suggest that you avoid it.
post #25678 of 33197

Two quick questions.

 

1) How do you guys with 200+ ties keep them organized? I have racks nailed up everywhere, and it is getting a bit out of hand.

 

2) When wearing higher waisted trousers with braces I always still tie my tie so that it touches the top of the waistband, is that correct since I've seen pictures on here with the tie much lower, like in the same spot it would be on modern lower rise trousers and no one called foul (which is what got me thinking since it doesn't take much to get someone to call foul in the WAYWT thread)?

 

J

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Originally Posted by Count de Monet View Post
 

Two questions relating to pairings of sport coat (with tie) and odd trousers.

 

1. Best two or three color pairings with a brown jacket.

 

2. Best color pairings with olive wool pants.

 

Thanks!

 

1. Tan/Camel/Khaki (whatever you want to call it) is my clear #1, I usually wear them with jeans (is that a lynch mob I hear forming?), a lot of people will say medium gray but I really don't think that looks great. The medium gray and brown always looks to me like they are the only color of nice trousers you own, so you wear them with your brown jacket too. I know people swear up and down that it is a great look, and it can be nice with a brown tweed that has some black woven into it, but I generally don't like it so I don't do it, I don't poo-poo others who chose to since it doesn't look awful though.

 

2. Khaki and Navy look great with olive, light blue too. If it is a light olive you can wear it with brown, but that is easy to fuck up if you don't have an eye for it.

 

J

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Originally Posted by All Tatters View Post

But how about combining houndstooth with plaid? Or with paisley?

 

It can be done and look good, but odds are if you are asking you don't have the eye for it yet.

 

One of the patterns has to be more subtle, and there has to be a big scale difference, if the patterns are all bold, or all on the same scale, it gets confusing, and your eye doesn't know where to look.

 

It could be good, but it will more likely be really really bad. High risk, low reward.

 

You don't want to look like you just robbed a thrift store, or like you only dress up once in a while and want to wear all your favorite stuff at the same time.

 

J

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