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CBD WAYWRN: An Experiment

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

  1. Mr. Pink

    Mr. Pink Senior member

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    It shows purple on my screen... [​IMG]

    Looks greyish blue on my monitor. Pale lavender is pretty conservative looking. I think I've worn this even in front of a jury.

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  2. DocHolliday

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    Another business trip. I know how most people here feel about button downs with a suit, but are they CBD, especially American CBD?

    Generally yes, I'd say, though it depends on your location and profession. In my parts, they're almost a uniform among the suit-wearing crowd, especially among older guys.
     


  3. porcelain monkey

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    The final tie is by far the nicest (but then I have dubious taste in ties [​IMG]

    I have mixed feelings about the pink and blue tie - it's pretty bright for one thing. It was early spring and I was trying to inject a little color into my outfit. I have always rather liked the dragonfly tie, so perhaps my taste is a bit dubious as well.
     


  4. acridsheep

    acridsheep Senior member

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    Fit looks off in this shot. I have seen it before, looking better...so maybe this is just an off shot Acrid.

    I would have selected a darker tie.

    Mike


    Thanks. Not sure what is different.

    I personally don't think a purple or mauve shirt can ever be CBD, either in the strict sense or even in the extended spirit of this thread. At best a very very light and pale lilac may possibly fit with the latter.

    I see this shirt as light blue?

    It shows purple on my screen... [​IMG]

    mine too.

    Looks like lavender to me.

    It's a purple/lavender color. Definitely NOT light blue.
     


  5. porcelain monkey

    porcelain monkey Senior member

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    Generally yes, I'd say, though it depends on your location and profession. In my parts, they're almost a uniform among the suit-wearing crowd, especially among older guys.

    Here in the northeast, they are pretty common. It's all my father and grandfather ever wore.
     


  6. Manton

    Manton RINO Dubiously Honored

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    Looks greyish blue on my monitor. Pale lavender is pretty conservative looking. I think I've worn this even in front of a jury.

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    This is nice. I think you posted this before?
     


  7. SkinnyGoomba

    SkinnyGoomba Senior member

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    Wedding ties are CBD eh?

    I own two wedding ties because inevitably someone always asks me if they can barrow one when i'm attending a wedding.
     


  8. Mr. Pink

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    This is nice. I think you posted this before?

    The first day or two of this thread.
     


  9. Manton

    Manton RINO Dubiously Honored

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    I don't know where the line is betweed bad purple and good lavender but I suspect it's like any other color. There are blues that, while still "light" on the color wheel, are too dark for a classy shirting. Ditto with pinks.

    Lavender is fine for CBD, if everything else is quiet.
     


  10. MrChris

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  11. Manton

    Manton RINO Dubiously Honored

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    OK, I think I need to explain how to do a proper TV fold.

    You guys seem to be doing it the way it is explained in books, that is, a top flap is folded down and back, which gives you a perfect and crisp top edge.

    Better is to fold into quarters first, and then by thirds lengthwise, and then tuck the bottom up to fit. That way you show the edges and layers up top, which looks a little less picture-book precise.

    I prefer that, anyway.
     


  12. SkinnyGoomba

    SkinnyGoomba Senior member

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    ^ agree completely.

    I would not wear a dot tie to a job interview, I very much prefer a neat pattern. Dot ties do well for 'events' but not soo much for business.
     


  13. gdl203

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    [​IMG]
     


  14. DocHolliday

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    I do it both ways. There's something to be said for the '60s crispness of the more precise version.

    Don't have any trouble with dots for interviews, either.
     


  15. SkinnyGoomba

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    I agree there is something to be said, what I would say is that it looks very similar to a piece of cloth glued to a piece of cardboard.

    Dot Ties: They're too formal, it's one step from wearing a satin tie to a job interview. A tie like Mr. Pinks would be a much better choice. I doubt that they'll be offended, but they'll probably wonder where the wedding that your attending is taking place, or possibly wonder where your speaking arrangement is being hosted.
     


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