CBD WAYWRN: An Experiment

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

  1. oldog/oldtrix

    oldog/oldtrix Senior member

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    From WAYWRN. I promise not to sully this thread with many of my pics, but I am genuinely wondering whether this fit would qualify.
    I don't think this would cause raised eyebrows in even pretty conservative offices. Personally I'd prefer a darker tie, but I don't think the one you are wearing
    The waist is a bit snug, and the shoulders are a bit lumpy and "straight" even for a DB in my opinion.
    I think much of that is the awkward pose.
    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.

    Very pale lilac/lavender would definitely be considered CBD in the UK. I think light mauve would be stretching it, but not necessarily looked down upon in an otherwise relatively sombre outfit. Do remember that in otherwise conservative offices, where brown shoes are still frowned upon, bold Duchamp ties would not get a second-glance though [​IMG]
     
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    Anyone who would notice a dot tie is probably just happy it's not a Rush Limbaugh/Jerry Garcia-style monstrosity.
     
  4. ManofKent

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    Looks good to me.

    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.


    I'm not a big fan of white linen, but I think both ways can work.

    I'd have said a dot-tie was perfectly suitable for an interview.
     
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    Anyone who would notice a dot tie is probably just happy it's not a Rush Limbaugh/Jerry Garcia-style monstrosity.

    They probably feel the same way about a pocket square glued to a piece of cardboard.
     
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    Looks good to me.

    Cheers MoK!
     
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    I like that, oldog. Your style seems to live right at the edge of CBD... mixing formal and informal elements deftly. Like you went to the office for a few phone calls, then off to a leisurely lunch. I like it very much.

    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 like lavender when it's really pale or has a bluish cast. And as long as all the other elements are conservative.
    Looks good with navy. Don't know if lavender is CBD or not, but Acrids shirt is too dark for his tie which should be replaced by something more business-y for that pinstripe suit.
     
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    I like that, oldog. Your style seems to live right at the edge of CBD... mixing formal and informal elements deftly. Like you went to the office for a few phone calls, then off to a leisurely lunch. I like it very much.

    Thanks much; but how did you get access to my calendar?
     
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    Not too CBD today but hey, it's the end of March and snowing over here. [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
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    Very nice, MoK. I've enjoyed your fits lately

    +1. MoK, you been losing weight?
     
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    Not too CBD today but hey, it's the end of March and snowing over here.

    Nice boots. I suppose this begs the question can boots ever be CBD?
     
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    +1. MoK, you been losing weight?

    Thanks - just over 2" off the waist since Christmas [​IMG]
     
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    Dot Ties: They're too formal, it's one step from wearing a satin tie to a job interview.
    wha?
     
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    Nice boots. I suppose this begs the question can boots ever be CBD?

    Not with a capital C, I'd say. Though some chukkas and chelseas can pass in a lower c environment.

    Bal boots are too unusual to pass the capital C test, IMO.
     

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