CBD WAYWRN: An Experiment

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

  1. edmorel

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    another thing where I am in the minority in this thread, I dislike tatersall shirts, both the "dressy" kind and the "tweedy' kind. the graph paper check I could wear but my preference is stripes over checks and I also don't like multistripes.
     


  2. Manton

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    I would not do it with brown.
     


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    Mike,
    I really like this look.


    Thanks, Redwood.

    Whilst it has a sheen I think it avoids the 'shiny' suit look, and I suspect under office lighting the sheen is reduced anyway. I like the combining btw.

    Thanks, MOK. It is actually more shiney than it appears in this pic. It is a wool/mohair/silk blend. It does not look like plastic or anything, but it is for sure a suit with sheen.

    I would like to hear Manton's take on it.

    This is a great example of national/regional differences. BD + suit has always been acceptable for business in the US and in some regions is THE dress shirt. Elsewhere, this is not so. But here it is.

    In New Orleans, I see more BD with ties than any other collar.

    Mike
     


  4. Fred H.

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    This is a personal thing but I may as well mention it. I am seeing a lot of striped and checked shirts in which the white ground totally dominates the stripe. I think these are hard to coordinate and generally don't look that good.
    I agree completely. I have been seeing quite a few of those in the main WAYWRN thread and I always have to check to see if the photo isn't somehow "washed out." Like you I'm a very big fan of the traditional butcher stripe and the small blue graphs. I need some of both patterns in spread collars, since the only ones in my current rotation are BD.
     


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    This got mixed reviews on WAYWRN a while ago, IIRC. What do you guys think?

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    Yeah, agree with Manton. No brown.

    Don't really like contrast collars in general, especially when the contrast is pronounced. The only ones I like have fine stripes on the body, so there's some white there too. Even those I'll wear only under a vest or V-neck, and that's not very CBD.

    The contrast collar is a look that goes wrong more often than not, IMO.
     


  6. Fred H.

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    In New Orleans, I see more BD with ties than any other collar. Mike

    Same in the Nation's largest theme park, too.
     


  7. Eustace Tilley

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    another thing where I am in the minority in this thread, I dislike tatersall shirts, both the "dressy" kind and the "tweedy' kind. the graph paper check I could wear but my preference is stripes over checks and I also don't like multistripes.

    I like tatersalls but I tend to wear them w/o a tie. Its easy to get them wrong with a tie. I do like graph checks and ginghams and wear both frequently.

    Not a fan of multi-stripes either.
     


  8. Fred H.

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    Don't really like contrast collars in general, especially when the contrast is pronounced... The contrast collar is a look that goes wrong more often than not, IMO.
    This example isn't bad. (Light blue end-on-end weave / white): [​IMG] But, like you guys, I'm pretty much over this look.
     


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    Something wierd about this. The pattern goes "missing" in certain places and there appear to be jacquard dots in the middle of the squares.

    Yeah there is a white "overcheck" with a sort of raised woven texture to it but no jacquard dots in the squares. It was called gingham on the tags for some reason. But I thought it more of a micro-check with a white "windowpane" over-check.
     


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    I confess I don't see the problem with this shade of yellow on a white shirt.
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    Thanks MOK, it's been one of my spring/summer staples so I have a hard time pairing it with blue, unless a blue bengal.

    I love contrast collar shirts, I prefer the more casual collars like button downs or clubs, but I dont mind a contrast spread collar. I'm not a fan of contrast cuffs.
     


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    This example isn't bad. (Light blue end-on-end weave / white):


    But, like you guys, I'm pretty much over this look.


    I like that shirt, but not with that tie.
     


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    Everybody shantung tonight.
     


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    Lighter than navy 3 patch worsted flannel suit, blue OCBD, "mustard" paisley wool challis tie, brown & white silk square, tan belt, orange and mid-blue glen plaid wool socks, mid-tan double-soled pebble grain bluchers:

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    Sorry, but I personally don't like what is going on here. I like the suit but not the shirt+tie+square+socks+ shoe combination for CBD.
     


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    I think there's probably one too many casual element here. Brown pebblegrain bluchers + 3 patch + BD shirt. I think it would be better with one of them slightly more formal (maybe balmorals instead of these)
     


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