CBD WAYWRN: An Experiment

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

  1. Manton

    Manton RINO Dubiously Honored

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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)

    Nah, that would ruin it.

    That's sort of a throwback to a BB-esque look. You would have seen this all over NYC in the '50s & '60s. I mean not exactly that, but patch flannel + OCBD + wool tie + gunboats, sure.

    Right vox?

    The shirt throws it off the most because there is no way to press those seams flat. I bet if I had worn my pinpoint BD, which presses up much more crisply, everyone would be fine with it.
     


  2. gdl203

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    OK - I come to this from a different place and with a different business attire DNA and history so I'm bound to have a slightly different perspective.
     


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    On second thought, it just comes back to the shirt. I just don't get BD with tie and suits. Back to square 1 [​IMG]
     


  4. ManofKent

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    OK - I come to this from a different place and with a different business attire DNA and history so I'm bound to have a slightly different perspective.

    I think this is one of the things that makes this thread interesting. From my perspective it's town rather than city.
     


  5. TRINI

    TRINI Senior member

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    Manton - what material is the blue flannel?
     


  6. Manton

    Manton RINO Dubiously Honored

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    Manton - what material is the blue flannel?

    Harrison 12/13 worsted flannel, shade lighter than navy.
     


  7. TRINI

    TRINI Senior member

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    Harrison 12/13 worsted flannel, shade lighter than navy.

    I like.
     


  8. JayJay

    JayJay Senior member

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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 don't like them either. I don't mind stripes, but I hate checks.
     


  9. deadly7

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    On second thought, it just comes back to the shirt. I just don't get BD with tie and suits. Back to square 1 [​IMG]

    I agree with this. It's a very American look and I see it all the time. I just am not a fan of it. Even on some of Manton's old pics. I don't find it extremely egregious, just something that catches my eye in a less-than-positive way.
     


  10. Connemara

    Connemara [URL='http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6jST2Sv63WQ']

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    Put no effort into dressing this morning (yeah, yeah--being well dressed isn't supposed to take effort. Shush.) Southwick (for Paul Stuart) flannel sack blazer Polo RL navy knit tie Lands End Canvas burgundy stripe poplin shirt Gold tie bar Panta charcoal herringbone trous Alden penny loaferz [​IMG] [​IMG]
     


  11. Mark from Plano

    Mark from Plano Lifestyle change - no homo

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    Never warmed to the look of a navy tie with a navy jacket. Always felt like I needed more contrast than that.
     


  12. Manton

    Manton RINO Dubiously Honored

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    Conne, that shirt collar is terrible. Also, ditch the tie clip with a BD.

    Mark: I like navy + navy. Very old world, elegant lootk.
     


  13. Mark from Plano

    Mark from Plano Lifestyle change - no homo

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    Mark: I like navy + navy. Very old world, elegant lootk.

    Interesting.
     


  14. UrbanComposition

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    Agree with Manton on this one. Navy suit + white shirt + navy tie = untouchable. Pretty much the height of simple elegance.

    Edit: Swap out light blue shirt on occasion.
     


  15. Connemara

    Connemara [URL='http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6jST2Sv63WQ']

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    Conne, that shirt collar is terrible. Also, ditch the tie clip with a BD. Mark: I like navy + navy. Very old world, elegant lootk.
    Yeah, I know.
     


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