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whnay.'s good taste thread

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

  1. gdl203

    gdl203 Well-Known Member

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    x-posting from CBD thread. Weather is still summery enough for this tie

     
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  2. luftvier

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    1) This tie is awesome (despite edmorel's protestations).
    2) Eh.
    3) No. It's a Kent Wang Linen white ps.
     
  3. CaymanS

    CaymanS Well-Known Member

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    @ GDL that's a slam dunk.
     
  4. edmorel

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    I was kinda joking. Tie is not awful but in a smaller scale would have been better. Also, it comes of as green and cream, not sure if those are the colors. I don't really think it works with the striped suit though.
     
  5. in stitches

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    gdl - please to go pick out 4 different colored neat patterned ties that are in good taste, for me. i cant for the life of me seem to get neats right.
     
  6. sugarbutch

    sugarbutch Well-Known Member

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    Which neats do you have already, Stitchy?
     
  7. in stitches

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    well i recently got one that has not arrived yet, this one i have high hopes for. see below, pic from seller. is this in good taste?

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    the ones presently in my collection, not so much. ill try to get pics and post them up when i get tonight. then you may agree or disagree with my, advise me appropriately.
     
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  8. gdl203

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    My philosophy on buying stuff is that you never really find the best stuff when you're looking for it. You usually stumble upon stuff you like, and you should just buy that stuff right then. Going "shopping for XXX" has never yielded the best results for me.

    That said, I just took a quick look at Drakes and Capelli's sites and here are a few that I would wear (if I didn't have similar ones)

    [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]

    The first one actually falls into the "stumbled upon something I like" category so I just bought it. Thanks for enabling ! Third one, I bought from NSM a while ago and wear often.
     
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    I know the question was directed at gdl, but to me one requirement for a good neat is that there's enough ground showing. If the pattern is too big so that it crowds out the ground, it's no good.
     
  10. unbelragazzo

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    ^ the one on the lower left is my favorite of those. looks great. the top left is nice, but that's about as little ground as I'd ever want showing. The ones on the right I like less just because red and green always makes me think Christmas. And I don't like red that much in general.

    But I definitely second gdl's advice on Drake's and Capelli, both have great collections.
     
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    Stitch, for the one in your pic - I don't know if it's just the photo, but to me it's too shiny. But I generally favor more matte ties, especially when the colors are kind of bright as these are.
     
  12. sugarbutch

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    +1, and the red in the tie is glowing, but that's probably just the pic. Of gdl's pics, I'd endorse all but the green with blue flowers.
     
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    well that is a bummer, but i have found that to be true in my shopping travels as well now that i think about it.

    thanks! you see, i would have only thought to buy #3, maybe. the rest i would have never translated into looking good. that is the issue i have with neats. the ones i think look good, end up being shnasty when actually worn, and the ones i pass on, i think are the ones i should have got, and would have been more useful/in better taste.

    my pleasure ! :)

    maybe these can count for stumbled upon for me, but i dont think i can/need to buy all 4 at once. slowly slowly.
     
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    never thought of that. thank you.


    :fu: i can never win. i really thought i had it with this one! ill take a pic when it arrives in more regular light and see if looks any more subtle.
     
  15. sugarbutch

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    I will keep my fingers crossed, Stitchy.
     
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    Funnily enough, I was thinking about getting the third one a couple weeks ago. My taste must be awakening! [​IMG]
    Fourth one I don't really like. All others look great.
     
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    You have it with this one.
     
  18. in stitches

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    :inlove:
     
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    In bad taste but not featured in this photo: my penny loafers. Casual Friday.

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    Question for the Men of Taste - other than the obvious (white linen PS), what might work with this combination? I stuffed a few different patterned, silk squares at home (none of which were satisfactory) and then had to rush to a meeting so I went ahead and left the breast pocket naked today, but I was wondering what might be an obvious match (unless the answer is 'white linen PS,' which is my go-to anyway). Thanks in advance.
     

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