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Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by earthdragon, Nov 18, 2008.

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  1. fxh

    fxh Senior member

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    Those Beatles pics are more than 50 years old*.

    I think it still looks good - even if you wouldn't wear it now.

    Narrow pants, high rise, narrow ties, highwater (ish) pants, short ish jackets - current.

    Main thing that makes it look NOT 2012 is the Chelsea boots and hard 3 or 4 button jackets and almost exclusively white shirts..

    *Poetic license - they are from '64/'65
     
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    sliq Senior member

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    @Gerry Nelson; great fitting suit. gaddamn you have massif hands!!
     


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    Plestor Senior member

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    (yes)
    Given he has

    Mid grey
    Mid grey pin
    Navy (Possibly a shade light to be called navy but I'll give it the benifit of the doubt)
    Black*

    *Which hes mentioned he'd rather not wear.

    I'd suggest that in this case basics would be the better option than 2 patterned/ textured suits in 4(5).

    Seeing the Navy/Blue suit only confirmed my choice.


    Even with more suits than this I'd strongly consider seasonality^ before I went off onto say checks (of any type).


    ^Obviously you'll get some texture here.
     


  4. Gerry Nelson

    Gerry Nelson Senior member

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    I've got a badly fitting navy suit which I've retired so for all intents and purposes, the answer is no [​IMG]

    Thanks! Yes, I've got big hands - really helped when I was playing the piano!

    My preference is for a patterned odd jacket rather than a patterned suit. Anyway, based on its intended use, my gut feel is to go for a solid dark colour and add patterns in via the shirt/tie/handkerchief.
     


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    +1 (with the edit, I don't even own a patterned shirt)
     
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    I have absolutely no idea why this forum hates narrow ties though. Is it because there is an over-representation of aging overweight people on the MC?
     
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    That's odd, in my visits here my observations would be thate SF hates wider ties.
     


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    lol wut.

    do you mean the atrocious doublemonks are todays chelseas? no?
     


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    Henry Carter Senior member Affiliate Vendor

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    I'd say that thinner ties, and I mean under 7cm's are interpreted as fashion items and 8-9cm is more classic, hence why they aren't that popular. I wore some thinner ones around 6cm about 3-4 years ago, probably when I still read GQ rather than Monocle (or style forum)! There is also the proportion argument of having reasonably slimmer lapels if you are wearing thinner ties too and most thin lapeled suits are fairly fashion forward too, and not favoured on here.
     


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    It's because they look bad
     


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    Agreed! I have one or two that I bought when I didn't know my preferences any better and they're still used but not as much as the plain blue and plain white shirts I have.
     


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    i think, each to his own. i have a mix of skinny through to classic sizes. otherwise we'd be drones if we all wore 8-9cm ties
     


  13. ColdEyedPugilist

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    I think you're on the right track.

    I'd just make sure to keep it quite CBD, as dark gray is very much a sober CBD shade. This means a welted breast pocket and flapped and welted hip pockets with dark horn buttons; not patch pockets, lighter horn buttons, or any other rusticating elements. I'd also go with a hardier Dugdale Bros worsted farbric and not an LP wool twill. Trust me, it sounds boring, but really it makes for a very versatile suit.

    I'd do side tabs with the pants; no belt loops. As always, a pair of spare pants is recommended!
     


  14. ColdEyedPugilist

    ColdEyedPugilist Senior member

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    From personal experience, I believe that the width of your tie (and for that matter, the width of your lapels) should correlate to the width of your shoulders.

    The skinniest I would go is 6-6.5 cm IF we're talking knit ties. For all other ties, 7 cm is acceptable, but my ideal width is between 8-9cm.

    Proportion is key, and all decisions concerning length and width should be slaved to it.
     


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    Thanks, CEP. The trousers for the PJ suit have side tabs, brace buttons and no belt loops. After wearing this for awhile, I really do think it's the way to go.

    Thanks for the thoughts - what you write makes a lot of sense and it's kind of what I had in mind but without the details. I think Lennier and CHECKstar have similar suits as well and that may have well been the reason my thoughts were heading that way.

    In any case, I know exactly where I will be using this suit and that's guiding me in the direction you mentioned.
     


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