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whnay.'s good taste thread

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

  1. scatterbrain

    scatterbrain Well-Known Member

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    I searched for this, but could not find it.

    I would like to see the chaviest suit of all time.[​IMG]
     
  2. in stitches

    in stitches Well-Known Member

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    the quote may not have been exact. you can find it if you look the right way. :)
     
  3. patrickBOOTH

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    Was it a track suit? Italian tuxedo?
     
  4. in stitches

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    :laugh: it was a light blue chalk stripe on gray ground. slight herringbone to the fabric.
     
  5. msulinski

    msulinski Well-Known Member

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    First time wearing my new odd jacket:

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]
     
  6. Cantabrigian

    Cantabrigian Well-Known Member

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    msulinski, that's one of those SCs that's not bold enough to be a good SC but too loud to be a good suit.

    Maybe try a solid knit tie instead of the stripes?
     
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  7. RDiaz

    RDiaz Well-Known Member

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    Hmmm, I actually think it would make a nice suit. Not CBD, that's for sure, but that looks like suiting.
     
  8. Sander

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    I'm with Cantabrigian; imho it's too loud for a suit, not loud/distinct enough for a sports jacket.
     
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  9. sugarbutch

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    Too loud for a suit? Maybe for wearing in a financial district, but I don't see how that can be considered too much for a casual suit.
     
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  10. Sander

    Sander Well-Known Member

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    Not too loud as in too offensive in a certain setting but too loud as in too loud to be aesthetically pleasing.
     
  11. msulinski

    msulinski Well-Known Member

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    Hmm, thanks for the feedback. I was thinking it was too bold in general. The larger check pattern is very noticable, at least to me. It was listed as a jacketing fabric FWIW.
     
  12. gdl203

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    I may have lost my acute internet eye but in that shot, I find it hard to say conclusively that it cannot make a good sport coat. You may be right and the pattern may look too muted when stepping back a few feet - but from that shot alone, it looks like a decent SC to me. Not many shades of trousers that I could think of wearing with it though - probably beiges and light tans I guess...
     
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  13. msulinski

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    I think next time I will go with beige linen, as the light gray didn't contrast enough.
     
  14. comrade

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    Don't worry about the collar points. They display a bit of individuality. For me the, lapel width is too narrow by at least a half inch.
     
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  15. Henry Carter

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    Yep I agree actually. But this suit is my best fitting otr suit and this maker just doesn't seem to make them any wider. Just one of the concessions one makes when buying otr I guess.
     
  16. RDiaz

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    Not sure if I have managed to reach any tastefulness for a summer ensemble yet - maybe this needs white bucks and cream linen trousers. Them trousers I have and shall wear tomorrow; them shoes I do not have.

    [​IMG] [​IMG]

    Hank is cotton madras, tie is navy knit, shirt is linen
     
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  17. sugarbutch

    sugarbutch Well-Known Member

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    Do you not have matching pants for the jacket, RD?
     
  18. RDiaz

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    Didn't ask for them. A whole seersucker suit is a bit too flashy for me, I think [​IMG]

    BTW, I know this is not the tailors' feedback thread, but the jacket is a bit too close fitting and I'm wondering if you would narrow the wrap a bit. I did some Photoshop experiments and I think it looks a bit better with a narrower wrap, which would also at the same time make it slightly looser. And since I want to replace the shitty white corozo buttons with MOP, I could have it done on the way...

    I should lose some junk instead, but in the meantime...
     
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  19. DocHolliday

    DocHolliday Well-Known Member

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    DB seersucker is odd, but an odd jacket in DB seersucker is especially odd. Once you've gone DB with seersucker, might as well wear the whole getup.
     
  20. RDiaz

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    Not sure what to think. Seersucker jackets are quite common around here, which is perhaps why going DB didn't strike me as much of an oddity (at least not odder than getting a DB navy blazer vs. SB). I think I would get odd stares if I were to wear the whole suit, but not a DB odd jacket [​IMG]

    Plus, if I were to wear the whole getup, I don't think I could resist the urge to wear a boater. Then people would directly point and laugh at me [​IMG]
     
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