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CBD WAYWRN: An Experiment

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Manton, Mar 11, 2011.

  1. edmorel

    edmorel Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    greg, that is a great shirt collar and you tone the pattern down really well with the tie and suit. Not crazy about the shoe style/color but i have moved into Manton's "old man" camp where I have moved away from U last and it's ilk and going for more rounder toes.

    something that I think some people here don't get is how to not overdue patterns/colors, some here would have paired that with a wild tie, patterned suit etc etc.
     
  2. gdl203

    gdl203 Senior member Dubiously Honored Affiliate Vendor

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    Sounds much better than white.
    I don't know that it's better. Objectively, it's likely that white linen would be the best square for this outfit from a pure aesthetics POV. However, I feel that white linen says "serious business" and I was not in the mood for that statement. So I went with something which may be slightly less perfect but that matched the formality level I was going for.

    Not crazy about the shoe style/color but i have moved into Manton's "old man" camp where I have moved away from U last and it's ilk and going for more rounder toes.
    Yes it seems like many here have gone through that cycle - I'm still a big fan of U, 888 and 8000. I'm also a fan of rounder but still sleek toes. I don't find them mutually exclusive - it all depends on the overall look and finding the right balance.
     
  3. Redwoood

    Redwoood Senior member

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    I also like the bold shirt. Reminds me of drafting paper I used to have.
    Details?
     
  4. Manton

    Manton Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    I like those moghul squares. I have one in wool and a four pack in cotton. It's too cold still for cotton for me to wear.
     
  5. Slewfoot

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    something that I think some people here don't get is how to not overdue patterns/colors, some here would have paired that with a wild tie, patterned suit etc etc.

    + 1 million
     
  6. Bounder

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    Wow. What a difference. These two pics should be required review for all SF posters.
     
  7. globetrotter

    globetrotter Senior member

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    Dipping my toe into this thread. Today's fit - I think it's CBD, but is is it interesting enough?

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    Navy suit: Brook Taverner (bought before weight loss - probably needs a little waisting if I can find a tailor)
    Shirt: Baulmer (Dbl/French cuffed - probably more common than single cuffs for business on this side of the pond)
    Tie: Turnbull & Asser (I like the way it looks purple at a distance, and different close up - others may disagree)
    PS: Lehner (I'm with Hardy Amies on white PS's and only wear them with white shirts (or shirts containing significant white)).
    Shoes: Cheaney 'Hockney' (Whilst I believe there are still some London firms that would frown upon brown shoes, I think they can be considered CBD in most businesses).




    not only is this CBD enough, it looks good, and it trims 20 pounds off you and adds 4 inches. I like it
     
  8. SkinnyGoomba

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    greg, that is a great shirt collar and you tone the pattern down really well with the tie and suit. Not crazy about the shoe style/color but i have moved into Manton's "old man" camp where I have moved away from U last and it's ilk and going for more rounder toes.

    something that I think some people here don't get is how to not overdue patterns/colors, some here would have paired that with a wild tie, patterned suit etc etc.


    +1 I've found myself more opt to pick something from the subdued tie thread than WAYWT, I just embrace the boring these days.

    I still like sleek lasted shoes but also like the round toes like a Darlton Penny loafer.
     
  9. PandArts

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    I like this thread! Lot's of good dialog going on to learn from...having said that still too chicken to poast any of my fits here [​IMG]
     
  10. Orgetorix

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  11. Slewfoot

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    I think Orgetorix can pretty much rule this thread day in, day out.
     
  12. Manton

    Manton Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    A bit too much going on here.

    It looks fine from a distance but up close it appears a bit busy. Now, the patterns, in terms of scale and differentiation, are combined quite well. I think I am put off by my dislike of the square and tie. The former I just don't like. The latter is better, but I have a general prejudice against all but the simplest paisleys and most red ties. I am just not a big fan of the way this all mixes together.

    That same suit and shirt with a silver or gold (dull) or yellow or pale, pale green tie would be killer.

    With a different square.
     
  13. ManofKent

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    I don't know that it's better. Objectively, it's likely that white linen would be the best square for this outfit from a pure aesthetics POV. However, I feel that white linen says "serious business" and I was not in the mood for that statement. So I went with something which may be slightly less perfect but that matched the formality level I was going for.
    I was probably at too impressionable an age when I read Hardy Amies [​IMG] I tend to agree with him that unless there is reasonable amount of white in the shirt, a white PS can stand out too starkly. Don't tell Foo, but I'm increasingly using a cream silk square when I want something non-showy and not wearing a shirt with a heavy white content.

    not only is this CBD enough, it looks good, and it trims 20 pounds off you and adds 4 inches. I like it

    Thanks, although I think that might be the recent weightloss, rather than the suit [​IMG]
     
  14. GusW

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    Great thread. Great discussions.
     
  15. PandArts

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    Ah what the hell. As my style has been progressing more towards, what I understand as CBD, I figured I might as well drop a fit or two in here...

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  16. Slewfoot

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    A bit too much going on here.

    It looks fine from a distance but up close it appears a bit busy. Now, the patterns, in terms of scale and differentiation, are combined quite well. I think I am put off by my dislike of the square and tie. The former I just don't like. The latter is better, but I have a general prejudice against all but the simplest paisleys and most red ties. I am just not a big fan of the way this all mixes together.

    That same suit and shirt with a silver or gold (dull) or yellow or pale, pale green tie would be killer.

    With a different square.


    I'll agree regarding the square. I find the tie works well with the suit though - old school American style.
     
  17. oldog/oldtrix

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    Old Dog - one of your best fitting jackets in my opinion. Looks cozy.
     
  19. gdl203

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    re: olddog - I find the cut of this suit and particularly the trousers very unflattering. Clearly the shoes are too sleek for these wide-legged, wide-opening trousers.

    re: pandarts - the color of these brown shoes is a couple tinges too light for a charcoal suit and the rest of the outfit. Square looks like a match to the shirt (at least from where the photo was taken). Tie is the right color IMO but it looks a bit cheap (twill satin?)

    re: orgetorix - agree with Manton. I really do not like that tie though. I do like the shirt. Something about the shirt collar spread and tie knot does not work very well with body and face proportions but I can't quite put my finger on it
     
  20. Dewey

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    In some cases I think it is bargain hunting that leads to the excess of odd colors and patterns.

    Manton, I am enjoying your feedback. Thanks for sharing your expertise. I am always impressed that you can be comprehensive and, at the same time, consistent in your various opinions.
     

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