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Am I the only one who likes paisley?

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Perdogg, Jul 31, 2010.

  1. Perdogg

    Perdogg Well-Known Member

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    A couple of weeks ago a pretty young salegirl helped me pick a nice paisley purple/light blue David Donahue tie to match my new MTM shirt. Well, today I bought a pair of Robert Graham deep purple paisly socks.

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    The funny thing, when my dad pasted away the funeral director would not even put a paisley tie on my father (God Rest His Soul) to be buried.

    Am I the only person who likes paisly?

    The socks I bought is the style in the middle

    http://www.neimanmarcus.com/store/ca...4&ci_sku=N0PPG
     


  2. dlugent

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    I like paisley, though it has to be warn cautiously. Mixed with other patterns and it can quickly become a mess.
     


  3. lasbar

    lasbar Stylish Dinosaur

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    I don't like it at all...

    Too busy.
     


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    Grayland Distinguished Member

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    RyJ Maduro Distinguished Member

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    Depends. More often than not, it tends to be ugly. But a nice paisley, like an Ancient Madder, can be very tasteful.

    I still don't tend to wear it.
     


  6. Gus

    Gus Stylish Dinosaur Dubiously Honored

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    There is elegant paisley and there is fun paisley. But, watch out for the dreaded ugly paisley [​IMG]
     


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    dv_indian Senior Member

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    I like Paisley too.
     


  8. coltboy75

    coltboy75 Senior Member

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    When done well it can be outstanding. I have used in for suit linings, ties and socks. I have recently been drawn to the monochrome paisley, like the Kent Wang Navy Grenadine. [​IMG]
     


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    usctrojans31 Distinguished Member

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    I love paisley, but it all depends on the person wearing it. If the person is a quiet, kind of reserved person, the paisley looks incredibly out of place. I've worn bold paisley with a suit before and received many, many compliments. However, I'm also tall, fairly skinny, and have a very bold personality, so it hardly looked out of place.
     


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    SkinnyGoomba Stylish Dinosaur

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    To trendy to wear for an eternity.
     


  11. Perdogg

    Perdogg Well-Known Member

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    To trendy to wear for an eternity.

    [​IMG] That is a good one.
     


  12. PocketCircle

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    I always wondered how the paisley pattern was first discovered.
     


  13. phoenixrecon

    phoenixrecon Distinguished Member

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    lsd
     


  14. oDD_LotS

    oDD_LotS Senior Member

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    I've tried to get on board with the love for only those things conservative enough to bore an accountant, but I love paisley. Sure, there are ugly ones, but I find things tasteful that many here would claw out their eyes in reaction to.
     


  15. bowtielover

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    I like paisley but in small doses, I have a few paisley ties and even a pair of braces that are paisley but I often find it mard to match things with so I tend not to wear that much of it.
     


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