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

  1. Murlsquirl

    Murlsquirl The Moral Squirrel Dubiously Honored Moderator

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    http://shop.e-f-v.com
     


  2. Patrick R

    Patrick R Senior member

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    Link it here please if you do so. Its a great idea.

    http://www.styleforum.net/t/449203/...shoes-and-boots-for-rain-snow-and-slush/0_100
     


  3. TweedyProf

    TweedyProf Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Building on the neat/SC theme from Helden and on team green, another beautiful jacket from Vox

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    I would be happy with two more winter jackets, the brown herringbone of the previous fit from him and this green donegal. I'd be set.
     


  4. heldentenor

    heldentenor Senior member

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    Good eye, Tweedy--I love that green donegal. I'm going to split the difference and get a brown donegal in that configuration sometime in 2015.
     
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  5. Cleav

    Cleav Senior member Dubiously Honored Moderator

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    Looking in this direction myself Tweeds

    Thing is though 'I'd be set' in my experience is just dream. Ever onwards :satisfied:
     


  6. TweedyProf

    TweedyProf Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Academic2 Senior member

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    I believe the formula for computing the ideal wardrobe size is n + 1, where n = the current wardrobe size.

    Cheers,

    Ac
     


  8. Cleav

    Cleav Senior member Dubiously Honored Moderator

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  9. TweedyProf

    TweedyProf Senior member Dubiously Honored

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  10. Murlsquirl

    Murlsquirl The Moral Squirrel Dubiously Honored Moderator

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    Saw that on Erik's tumblr. He is definitely Pitti worthy...the good Pitti. I can't wait for my green....

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  11. EliodA

    EliodA Senior member

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    Over in the GNAT there was some discussion as to why striped shirts are liked better by some on this forum when the (blue) stripes are of equal width as the (white) ground, as opposed to shirts where the stripes are thinner:

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    is better than:

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    Apparently this has already been discussed (many times probably....) in the good taste thread, where apparently the verdict was that the latter was not in such 'good taste' as the former. The question remains, why is this so? Or perhaps, why is it not so?
    Personally, I associate shirts with thin stripes like in the pic above with 'cheap', though I realise there are plenty of high end shirts with fabrics like that too.
    In visual design, to ensure the impression of a single unified whole there must be balance between figure and ground. Is that all that can be said here as well, it's purely aesthetics? Or is there perhaps a historical/traditional reason as well?
     


  12. sugarbutch

    sugarbutch Bearded Prick Dubiously Honored

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    Manton's dislike for them probably accounts for some of the groupthink. I'm not sure what the aesthetic basis is, though. People like pinstripe/chalkstripe suits with even greater ratios between ground and stripe.
     


  13. EliodA

    EliodA Senior member

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    I wasn't aware of his dislike for them. Do you know why he doesn't like them? I'm sure he'll have a reason.
    As to the pinstripe suits, I suspect that it works when the ground is darker than the stripe. With shirts the same:

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    This doesn't look unbalanced at all to me, as opposed to #2 in my previous post.
     


  14. heldentenor

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    I think the contrast between ground color and color of the stripe plays a role with striped shirts, too, and I'm not sure if it's related to what Elio pointed out or a different proposition. To take a popular example:

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    To my eye, the stripe is light enough that both of these shirts are in excellent taste and are functionally equivalent. Only someone with an enormous wardrobe would differentiate between their use, and only someone with a much more precise eye for detail would register them as different in a fit.

    Personally, both of the darker navy stripes Elio posted above are less ideal than these two because of the color saturation in the first and the contrast in the second. They still work just fine and I don't consider the first to be categorically in better taste than the second.

    Thoughts?
     


  15. EliodA

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    @heldentenor I agree, contrast plays an important role too. Seems likely that less contrast means a greater difference between stripe and ground is acceptable. That being said, I have a very strong preference for the first example in your post. I'd definitely not consider them to be equivalent....
     


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