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whnay.'s good taste thread

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

  1. unbelragazzo

    unbelragazzo Well-Known Member

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    Srsly? Suede loafers like these, you say no for summer?

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  2. oldog/oldtrix

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    Maybe so, but I like it:

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  3. patrickBOOTH

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    Haha, I haven't thought of a super seiyan in years.
     
  4. unbelragazzo

    unbelragazzo Well-Known Member

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    the bold is i think where i got tripped up. well put, thanks.

    as to the collective look in the culture i was talking about. i think most here would gag if they saw much of it up close.


    thanks, look forward to the thread. yeah, the collar is bad. after the pick i wanted to change, but i was in too big a rush.

    thanks for the PM, i will go through it soon.


    :laugh, i like that.


    +1


    because of this
     
  6. dopey

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    Aren't you going to dig up my post from the glasses thread?
     
  7. oldog/oldtrix

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    Apropos all the discussion of Whnay's teal tie and the discussion of whether more than one "pop" of color is too much, I offer the following. It offended many when I posted it a couple of summers ago, so I am putting it behind a spoiler.

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  8. mafoofan

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    Oh dear god that is awful.
     
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  10. unbelragazzo

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    +1. To clarify, I didn't say that many pops of color is guaranteed to work. I'm saying that having one "pop" and trying to make the rest of the outfit just be a background doesn't appeal to me. The goal is to integrate a seemingly garish item into an elegant whole. Here's an attempt at what I'm talking about...I'd say the color of the tie is fairly attention-grabbing, but I don't think it stands out too much, although this whole thing is much louder than what most here would probably consider good taste:

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  11. fritzl

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    this really surprises me as you're real famous for composing earthtones...
     
  12. dopey

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    I am a [real] Solaro fan. I posted pics of bits of my first Caraceni suit on the LL somewhere.
     
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    :laugh: for the safety of others i'll leave it where those who know can find it.
     
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    Really, I think the tie is actually not bad. Its pairing it with everything else that makes my head hurt.
     
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    whnay. Well-Known Member

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    As the head of the pop tie collar brigade I fully endorse this photo, wish the shirt was solid blue without phantom stripes....
     
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  16. Manton

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    Unbel@421: the prohibition against suede in summer is a real rule, not one I made up. I violate it sometimes, but only with shoes lighter than the ones you posted. @430: pretty bad. Washed out all around, shirt and jacket don’t work, Not sure what WOULD work with that jacket, white I guess (see white shirt thread though) or a blue that is a little more vivid (but not darker. Tie color is just bad.

    o/o: those don’t bother me much (I think the flower is too large and I hate the safety pin), the second one is really nice. What I dislike is, a jacket has a rust check and so the guy thinks “Gotta wear a rust tie!” Re: 427, horrible.
     
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    I think I've levelled up twice since this threak started.

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    It certainly works better than OD/OT's attempt. I think there are several reasons.

    1. U.'s tie is not very saturated in color to begin with, though it is bright. It is also quite matte. So, it's not nearly as obnoxious. In fact, I would call it simply a nice pink tie.
    2. U.'s pocket square matches his outfit and does not war with his tie.
    3. Generally, U. did a better job of matching patterns.
    4. U.'s colors are more season appropriate. OD/OT looks to be wearing a heavy flannel suit with chalk stripes. It's very distinctly a cold weather get-up. Yet, the tie and square colors could only ever be conceivably okay in the summer. During an Easter egg hunt. If you're the Easter bunny.
     
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  19. unbelragazzo

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    It's a really small herringbone, but I agree.
     
  20. unbelragazzo

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    So white bucks are just illegal in and of themselves? I own none personally, just curious. I've tried a white shirt with that jacket before, I didn't like it. But then I like it with the light blue so...:embar:
     

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