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Brown and blue shirt spread in gq

faustian bargain

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what do folks think about the two-page spread on brown-and-blue stripes and checks in the current GQ?

personally i like this color combination. i guess i'm a bigger fan of the stripes than the checks though.

i also enjoyed some of the pattern mixing with the ties.

has anyone seen any similar patterns on jantzen?

/andrew
 

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The best part about this spread is that I had a couple shirts made that look exactly like them. Don't you love it when magazines tout something you already own as being "the next big thing"?
 

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I've been wearing blue and brown checks for a while now, and actually, I don't like it when something like that becomes the next big thing.  I don't need GQ to tell me that that combination works for me, and I'd like to be able to keep wearing my blue and brown shirts without looking like a GQ follower.

By the way, I've been looking for a nice blue and brown striped pattern on Jantzen (to go with a new blue and brown striped tie I picked up recently) but haven't seen anything I like.  Anybody have any suggestions from the Jantzen selection?
 

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Not my style personally... if I wanted blue and brown I'd go to Wittgenstein...
 

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i gotta pick me up one of those Vitals mags.

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any thoughts on the Bowie ads for hilfiger H? (aside from the fact that they are all contrasty so you can't see any details...)
 

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The combination of brown and blue works great (I sometimes throw in burnt orange or indian red for extra effect) but I was not impressed with the looks GQ presented.  All the combinations looked sort of bland and two dimensional for me.  Or maybe just crap photography.  I think that the photo editors for Details (and now Vitals) are much, much, better at presentation.
Probably the photographers themselves.
 

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aybojs--

But can we trust the Notebooks to represent the post-Tractatus Wittgenstein?

Mike
 

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aybojs--

But can we trust the Notebooks to represent the post-Tractatus Wittgenstein?

Mike
Since I can't speak of that, I must pass over it in silence.

Proposition 7 was the only part of T L-P I've read entirely, heh. All right, that's enough out of me.
 

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"Since I can't speak of that. . . ."

LOL.
 

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aybojs--

If we adopt Proposition 7, what becomes of this forum? (And 99% of the rest of the Net?)

Mike
 

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I had a shirt made by Jantzen out of this fabric about six months ago: http://www.jantzentailor.com/stripe332.htm It came out pretty well. The fabric is a decent quality, and is a bit nicer looking than the stripe in the big T&A shirt pictured in GQ since it has more interesting blue stripes. I wore it on Friday with a Tiffany tie (navy with brown golden retrievers on it--chicks dig it), and a medium gray suit. Worked pretty well, I think. Montecristo #4
 

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that's a pretty decent stripe from jantzen. if you could swing a picture of the actual shirt, i'd love to see it. (the online swatches are a little off in terms of color.) by request here are links to some scans of the GQ pages: page 1. page 2. /andrew
 

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I like the Zegna set-up the best. (top right). None of those looks really look all that appealing to me to be honest, but I am a fan of blue and brown together.
 

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Montecristo: If you've got access to a digital camera, I'd love to see a pic of the Jantzen shirt you mention.  I just got my first Jantzen shirt in the mail yesterday (checkers #159) and while I like it, it's not exactly what I'd envisioned based on the swatch on the website.  I think I like the pattern you picked, but I'd really like to see the shirt to be sure.
 

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