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whnay.'s good taste thread

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Manton, Jul 30, 2012.

  1. sugarbutch

    sugarbutch Well-Known Member

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    Paraguas Negro, Clapey, Stitchy: :slayer:
     
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  2. in stitches

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    google translates that as, "Black umbrella" :puzzled:
     
  3. sugarbutch

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    It is three posts above yours, the answer.
     
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    Dudes brought their A-game today. Black umbrella - I like all the pieces, but the tie and pocket square are fighting a bit. Neat designs on both tie and pocket square is very difficult.
     
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    i see. must have been your omission of the underscore ("_") that confused me. in any case, thanks SB. i hope you liek the beardyness.


    :cheers: thanks, man.
     
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    I like it, but personally I'd opt for no pocket square in this case. If anything just a simple white linen peeking through a bit. I rarely wear squares with tweed actually, but that's just me.
     
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    thanks for enjoying that thread, I've stayed away for two reasons, I've been very busy with a bunch of stuff and also, I didn't want the thread to serve as a soapbox for just my views. Sometimes I comment on people's fit and after awhile I get tired of hearing my own voice so I can only imagine how others feel. I try to step away and let others give their opinions. I'll try and post in that thread a bit more of only to keep it alive.

    In terms of Beetle's tie, its a nice tie with texture up close but it is a boring tie worn in a boring outfit. I don't mind the outfit and I don't mind the smaller knots but I think if he made a bigger knot, gave the tie an erection for the picture and took a close up, people would like the overall outfit better.
     
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    ^ agreed, the tie has a really nice texture that my pic doesn't showcase. And I was wearing these outfits for job interviews, so boring is what I was going for :D
     
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    When I looked at the pic, that was my thought too. I was hoping that I could push it down enough to keep the pattern minimized, but I ended up ditching the square early in the morning.
     
  10. sugarbutch

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    Perhaps, but my objection was not to the lack of tie boaner, but the scale of the knot relative to the collar. I have a couple of ties like this, and I'll use a half-windsor to give it some heft. I know that's against the orthodoxy, but there it is.
     
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    I'm not a knot nazi so whatever you like... I do think people overthink the collar size/tie knot thing here and the dimble thing.
     
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    Ed, your TieZen[​IMG] is admirable. No bullshit.
     
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    Busy week. Only two photos.

    Odd coat, charcoal trou.
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    This shirt may get me trouble here. The dark lines are green.
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    Thanks for the comments SB and Ed. I've never tied anything other than a standard FIH, but I'm willing to try other options. And it's nice to hear comments from the guy who actually made the tie, one of the reasons why I like supporting SF-local businesses.
     
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    On the double FIH, does the wide blade go under both loops or in between the two?
     
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    Under both loops.
     
  17. Slickman

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    Whichever you want, first way will give u a little more sprezz, although some don't like that
     
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    Going to an event at the Kimbell Museum tonight.

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    Baron, i like that. A LOT.
     
  20. Burton

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    I think this qualifies as tasteful.
     
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