1. Welcome to the new Styleforum!

    We hope you’re as excited as we are to hang out in the new place. There are more new features that we’ll announce in the near future, but for now we hope you’ll enjoy the new site.

    We are currently fine-tuning the forum for your browsing pleasure, so bear with any lingering dust as we work to make Styleforum even more awesome than it was.

    Oh, and don’t forget to head over to the Styleforum Journal, because we’re giving away two pairs of Carmina shoes to celebrate our move!

    Please address any questions about using the new forum to support@styleforum.net

    Cheers,

    The Styleforum Team

    Dismiss Notice

whnay.'s good taste thread

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

  1. gdl203

    gdl203 Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    36,643
    Joined:
    Jun 9, 2005
    Location:
    New York
    It may look different in real life but it's neon green on my monitor too. Very flashy
     
    Last edited: Aug 28, 2012
  2. RDiaz

    RDiaz Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    2,668
    Joined:
    Nov 12, 2011
    Location:
    Madrid
    And this is exactly why I hate a FIH knot with a spread collar...
     
  3. unbelragazzo

    unbelragazzo Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    8,355
    Joined:
    Jun 1, 2011
    Location:
    Washington, DC
    

    You're thinking about this exactly wrong IMHO. Monotone dark colors and then a bright color next to them produces the "pop" of color which I find distasteful. It looks like a high school football uniform. To eliminate this, when you've got lots of dark navy, you want white and silver next to it. No bright green. No bright red. Save these colors for either when you have other bright colors to complement them, or for the privacy of your own imagination, as your conscience allows.
     
  4. Douglas

    Douglas Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    14,658
    Joined:
    Aug 17, 2007
    Location:
    Purseforum
    this thread is veering way off-taste.

    i think i may have started it. so solly.
     
  5. niidawg3

    niidawg3 Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    3,495
    Joined:
    May 26, 2009
    Location:
    Atlanta, GA
    

    :lol:
     
    Last edited: Aug 28, 2012
  6. Manton

    Manton Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    41,568
    Joined:
    Apr 20, 2002
    Location:
    In Hiding
    thread is a mess.
     
  7. in stitches

    in stitches Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    68,895
    Joined:
    Oct 10, 2010
    Location:
    Charm City
    

    get it back on track, post your fit. :)
     
  8. Douglas

    Douglas Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    14,658
    Joined:
    Aug 17, 2007
    Location:
    Purseforum
    

    [/troll]
     
  9. gdl203

    gdl203 Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    36,643
    Joined:
    Jun 9, 2005
    Location:
    New York
    My last couple of days:

    CBD Monday (Manton - tie is not red!).

    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]

    Leisurely Tuesday.

    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
     
    Last edited: Aug 28, 2012
  10. Slippybee

    Slippybee Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    140
    Joined:
    Jun 10, 2011
    Location:
    London
    


    Purge it with fire like a retreating Soviet army.

    It's a really interesting thread but ( if you'll forgive me sticking my oar in) it needs curating. Be brutal. Cut the stuff that's not up to the mark - it's your thread and yours is the only opinion as to what's good enough/useful enough to be retained.

    Just my 2 bob.
     
  11. Eustace Tilley

    Eustace Tilley Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    6,452
    Joined:
    Sep 27, 2007
    Location:
    New York
    Very nice gdl. Is that the W. Bill tobacco linen?
     
  12. LEVOOSH

    LEVOOSH Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    437
    Joined:
    Sep 17, 2009
  13. Slewfoot

    Slewfoot Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    4,503
    Joined:
    Jul 18, 2008
    Location:
    New York
    GDL - I like the linen. W. Bill?
     
  14. Slewfoot

    Slewfoot Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    4,503
    Joined:
    Jul 18, 2008
    Location:
    New York
    

    Seriously. I'm about to unsubscribe.

    There needs to be two threads separated out:

    1) An archival-type pinned thread of just photos of good taste from both a CBD and business casual perspective perhaps accompanied by an essay.

    2) Another thread where people can ask, "is this in good taste?"and get responses.
     
  15. Manton

    Manton Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    41,568
    Joined:
    Apr 20, 2002
    Location:
    In Hiding
    gdl, bad square with the linen. It would make a nice tie but it is a bad square. rest is nice.

    levoosh, that is overall pretty good but the last two squares are atrocious and the last combo is a bit too busy.
     
  16. in stitches

    in stitches Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    68,895
    Joined:
    Oct 10, 2010
    Location:
    Charm City
    

    :plain:

    :)

    gdl - very nice, and tasteful
     
  17. gdl203

    gdl203 Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    36,643
    Joined:
    Jun 9, 2005
    Location:
    New York
    

    No, it's some random Italian linen that W.W. Chan carries ("Kerry Knoll"?). Was the only brown shade I liked when I went through their books last year


    we should ask the IT guys to make you a macro button for this comment :laugh:

    And they say we all think alike... pfftt ;)
     
    Last edited: Aug 28, 2012
  18. gdl203

    gdl203 Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    36,643
    Joined:
    Jun 9, 2005
    Location:
    New York
    LEVOOSH - #2 is great :slayer:
     
    1 person likes this.
  19. Mr. Pink

    Mr. Pink Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    831
    Joined:
    Mar 13, 2006
    

    First 30 pages or so were great. I'd ignored SF for a while and then came upon this thread. I read the first 40 or 50 pages with two browser windows open so I could view comments from Manton, et al., while looking at the pics.

    Any way, here's a few days of the last week or so to further the threads degeneration:

    Today: Minnis 520, check shirt, shantung rep tie (color is navy, white, and gold)

    [​IMG]

    Minnis 511. Shirt is actually hairline stripe

    [​IMG]

    Shirt is tan checked, so probably too matchy matchy with the tan edge of the pocket square:

    [​IMG]

    Suit is a fairly light navy. Pocket square keeps escaping.

    [​IMG]

    One of my few real striped shirts:

    [​IMG]

    Suit is blue nailhead:

    [​IMG]

    Sorry for the bad iphone pics
     
  20. Manton

    Manton Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    41,568
    Joined:
    Apr 20, 2002
    Location:
    In Hiding
    tie #1 and shirt #3 are awful but the rest is good.
     
    1 person likes this.

Share This Page

Styleforum is proudly sponsored by