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whnay.'s good taste thread

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

  1. GusW

    GusW Well-Known Member

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    Parker had a very nice houndstooth suit made by NSM a few years ago. I recall he had it done with patch pockets and in a slightly larger size houndstooth so he could wear it as a jacket. Houndstooth is one jacket that looks good with charcoal colored pants.
     
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  2. gdl203

    gdl203 Well-Known Member

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    I believe that was the Minnis 0656 mini-houndstooth as well.

    Vox and Iammatt also have suits made in the same fabric
     
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  3. Cantabrigian

    Cantabrigian Well-Known Member

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    I'm the only guy on the forums who doesn't like houndstooth.
     
  4. sugarbutch

    sugarbutch Well-Known Member

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    I'm ambivalent about it.
     
  5. Cantabrigian

    Cantabrigian Well-Known Member

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    Bandwagoner
     
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  6. unbelragazzo

    unbelragazzo Well-Known Member

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    I like it on suits and I guess socks but nothing else.
     
  7. ctp120

    ctp120 Well-Known Member

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    I like it depending on scale. Here's an older one of mine as a (too short :fu:) sport coat. Pants are much lighter gray IRL.

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  8. in stitches

    in stitches Well-Known Member

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    Get a room, you two.
     
  9. dopey

    dopey Well-Known Member

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    while you guys have been busy writing word after word in this thread, I have been wearing this tie for three days in a row in the interest of understanding a little better how it works. Tried it with a gray flannel DB suit, with a gun club sportcoat and with a heavy tweedy sportcoat.
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  10. IndianBoyz

    IndianBoyz Well-Known Member

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    any pics of these would be helpful, just saying..
     
  11. dopey

    dopey Well-Known Member

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    here is one of the tweed.
     
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  12. IndianBoyz

    IndianBoyz Well-Known Member

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    Well, that's not too bad.
     
  13. sugarbutch

    sugarbutch Well-Known Member

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    dopey, your sacrifices in the name of science are appreciated.

    I have a tie like that. I should wear it more.
     
  14. TexasDan

    TexasDan Well-Known Member

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    If I had to limit my wardrobe to one tie, it would be a toss up between that bar stripe and a navy grenadine.
     
  15. TweedyProf

    TweedyProf Well-Known Member

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    Hmmm....post pics of each fabric for each SC as above, have people predict on the basis of this pic and fabric photos which pairings work, then reveal shots of each combo. Points to be given out at the end. Just cuz it's a slow Sunday.
     
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  16. in stitches

    in stitches Well-Known Member

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    That is one soporific tie.
     
  17. emptym

    emptym Well-Known Member

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    What have you learned, D?
     
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  18. dopey

    dopey Well-Known Member

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    That the man makes the tie.


    In all seriousness, what I was trying to do was get a feel for how that tie worked with more and less formal clothing. It isn't a question of what it looks best with. Rather, I was trying to understand what impact it has, in combination with other things, on a gray flannel suit, or a tweedy sport coat. It is a versatile tie, but also one that reflects back whatever it is worn with. That makes it fun to wear,
     
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  19. DocHolliday

    DocHolliday Well-Known Member

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    That might be my favorite patterned tie. Simple stripes don't get the love they deserve on SF.
     
  20. in stitches

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    Really? I find that stripe tie fits get a ton of thumbs in WAYWRN. Maybe there are not simple enough to fit your definition tho.
     

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