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Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by TweedyProf, Oct 4, 2014.

  1. Academic2

    Academic2 Senior member

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    Ahem.

    You know I can hear you, right?

    Cheers,

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  2. TweedyProf

    TweedyProf Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    I like CD's jacket, a nice cool guncheck, triple patched. Nothing to add about the tie and the square that hasn't been said.

    Worth contrasting with Betel's: the jackets in both are cool blue, without a lot of saturation. But the color contrast between trouser/jacket makes a big difference (though it looks like it might be an artifact of the light...cf. the sock pic).

    Fit wise, seems pretty solid: clean shoulders, straight lapel lines, maybe slightly tight at the waist. What's the main complaint on that score?
     
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    TweedyProf Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    You are a prof of fewer words than me, which works in your favor.
     
  4. TweedyProf

    TweedyProf Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Let's explore tie options on that guncheck (MF's Eidos or CD's).

    Knit or grossa in brown/rust.

    Wools would be good but how rustic would you go (pretend MF's isn't a summer jacket, which it is)? Donegal? Herringbone? Or just solid with just a hint of wooly texture.
     
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    heldentenor Senior member

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    With gunchecks and shepherd's checks, almost any kind of patterned tie is out, because you have both a small repeating pattern and distinct lines in the jacket. I think herringbone can work, and donegal absolutely can, but a solid wool or cashmere is probably ideal for fall/winter fits.

    Long-winded way of saying I agree with your assessment, Tweedy.
     
  6. Murlsquirl

    Murlsquirl The Moral Squirrel Dubiously Honored Moderator

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    A certain someone disagrees with you, as do I.

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  7. TweedyProf

    TweedyProf Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    I think it's more the green there that pulls the fit together. The pattern might seem more distracting if it was a full frontal. It's not adding a lot to the fit and works because t doesn't distract (then side shot actually mutes the tie pattern). Being contrary here though I love that fit. The mystery is what jacket Greg really wore that day.

    Edit: now on the desktop: can see the pattern more clearly. Anyway, the green is the brilliant part.
     
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    heldentenor Senior member

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    Alas, I've been Lellouche'd. I think we're looking at a really excellent exception, but I can't fault that fit.
     
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    The shirt is even a micro check, which is more impressive. Who knows what the full shot would look like, but it sure looks good there.
     
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    TweedyProf Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    TweedyProf Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Yeah, it's in my save folder of fits. I've got green on the brain though.
     
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    EliodA Senior member

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    One of my all time favourites.... Ok, i'll give it a go in explaining why I think this one works:
    Contrary to the earlier posted gunchecks, this one has alternating colours that have a huge contrast in value, which makes it look more like a large checked jacket. So, the scale of the patterns - large scale check, medium scale tie and micro shirt makes for a combination that works. The greens and browns of jacket and tie subtly refer to each other, nicely integrating the whole fit. Any kind of PS would be a distraction, so is wisely left out here. Sublime.
     
  13. Murlsquirl

    Murlsquirl The Moral Squirrel Dubiously Honored Moderator

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    Here's another for you all to dissect.

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    Greg's works better because there's a huge gap in the values of the jacket and tie, plus there's little contrast between the field and medallions on the tie.

    The fit that Murl just posted would work a lot better without the cardigan, IMO. Otherwise, like Greg's the difference in value between tie and jacket deemphasizes the similarity of scale/pattern.
     
  15. Murlsquirl

    Murlsquirl The Moral Squirrel Dubiously Honored Moderator

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    Uh, both of those are Greg...but I agree with you, but still like it. No explanation as to why...
     
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