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whnay.'s good taste thread

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

  1. ColdEyedPugilist

    ColdEyedPugilist Well-Known Member

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    More and more, I find myself shirking the Christmas tree effect and returning to shades of gray and blue, playing with shade, texture and pattern saturation...

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  2. Axelman 17

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    I agree but I think that outfit would benefit from one more color, probably in the tie. Overall still good though.
     
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  3. hendrix

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    ^light pink shirt makes that combo excellent IMO.
     
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  4. in stitches

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    the shirt is pink?

    also, is the suit blue or gray? looks blue to me.
     
  5. ColdEyedPugilist

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    The shirt is white poplin. The suit is a French Navy twill. The tie is a jacquard silk with white pindots on a navy ground (very saturated).

    I think he means the ensemble would look better with a pink shirt.

    Unfortunately, I cannot bring myself to wear pink. :)
     
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  6. in stitches

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    oic. thanks.

    how about a nice pink cashmere tie? what if you just call it salmon?
     
  7. Slewfoot

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    I'm going to forget you said that.

    :^)
     
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  8. in stitches

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    Anything involving pink or salmon colored ties.
     
  10. in stitches

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    oic. bummerz. ='(

    best forgotten then. ; )
     
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  11. mktitsworth

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    Pink, lavender, and ecru shirts are wonderful.
     
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  12. Pliny

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    But u have to be secure in your masculinity.
    That, or gay. [​IMG]
     
  13. unbelragazzo

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    I realize that it's the modern connotations that matter for most of today, but since we discuss history of clothing often here, know that the association of pink with baby girls is very modern. At least up until the interwar period, pink was more associated with baby boys than baby girls.
     
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  14. Claghorn

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    I asked this in the coherent combinations thread, but no replies, so I'll ask here. Seems to be were most of the intelligent clothing discussion is going on.

    Why do graph checks (or at least my graph checks) look odd with non-worsted wool jackets? Is it just a mismatch in formality (and if so, why are graph checks on the more formal end of the spectrum)? I just know that I have a really hard time getting my graph checks to look good with non-worsted coats and am trying to figure out why.
     
  15. Hampton

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  16. Pliny

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    No great pretension to expertise here Claghorn but my guess is that it has something to do with the thickness of the line in the check and the color combo. The thinner the lines and fewer the colors the more formal the shirt. The classic rustic line check (as opposed to ginghams or micro or pin solid checks) is the tattersall. All kinds of fancy checkerboards, madras, plaids and houndstooths sit in between, depending on line thickness and color combos, and the fine single-color graph check sits at the formal end of the check spectrum. [​IMG]
     
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  17. mkarim

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    I've heard this many times before but I don't get how one can feel insecure in one's masculinity simply by wearing a certain color.
     
  18. mkarim

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    +100. Love pink.
     
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    IMHO it has to be the right pink. Very pale and not very saturated. And for ties, better if it's dark and matte...
     
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  20. mkarim

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    +1. Light pink for shirts. Come to think of it I will wear one of my 5 pink shirts today :=)
     

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