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Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by mafoofan, May 10, 2012.

  1. Manton

    Manton RINO Dubiously Honored

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    As long as the suit is not black, you are safe from the RD reference I think.

    I sometimes were a light tie too but it's a fine line between a silvery tie that looks like it's for morning wear and one that's right for night.
     
  2. Mr. Moo

    Mr. Moo Boxercise Toughguy

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    Cool thread. Foo is hard to please, indeed.

    What say you of the tonal separation here?

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  3. in stitches

    in stitches Kung Joo Moderator

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    :laugh:


    you are wasting space in your pantry or basement :)

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    fvoxys fit has a blue/white striped shirt. it may be subtle, but in the context of using different shades that create a palate of all blues, fit, i dont think his is in the convo. its a different look. its nice of course, and the fit is to be jealous of, but its a different look.

    just my take.

    and foo, you better freaking stay up with this venture, it could be potentially very informative and entertaining.
     
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  4. mafoofan

    mafoofan THE FOO Dubiously Honored

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    Dark-white-dark is just too binary. There is nothing to tie together the elements--particularly at night and under dim lights when dark greys and dark blues often might as well be black. I like my jacket, shirt, and tie to each inhabit a distinct section of the tonal range. This is not always possible, but it is the goal.

    At any rate, timotune is dressed for daytime, in the middle of spring, so his lighter colors make more sense. It is not a sensible fall or winter outfit, but the seasonality is one of its virtues.


    It looks like it could be fine--the question is the colors used.


    Yes, it is a different look, probably with a different goal. I'm just saying that it is not as challenging or visually pleasing--even though nine times our of ten, I myself dress more like he is in that photo than like timotune.


    That will depend on the moderators.
     
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  5. greger

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    If you are going to do bright then every piece should be bright to balance every piece out. A snap here and a dull there is not together, sorta like a suit coat with some other pants. The contrast needs to be equal.
     
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    if the dots were pin dot sized as those on timotunes tie i'd like this even more. in my personal opinion with too large churchill or polka dots you risk looking like a magician. not that these here are too big, not at all.
     
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  7. Manton

    Manton RINO Dubiously Honored

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    Foo, my guess would be that the pants are slightly off white and the coat is camel.
     
  8. mafoofan

    mafoofan THE FOO Dubiously Honored

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    What are you "balancing" if everything is identical? I understand balance as checking one component's extremes against another's.
     
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    Vox is a magician.
     
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    Parker Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Can we use this thread for "What Would Foo Do" advice-type questions?
     
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    Don't mean same hue, but the same power as balance.
     
  12. mafoofan

    mafoofan THE FOO Dubiously Honored

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    If so, I think the shoes are too dark. It doesn't look bad, as I imagine it. But it is not ideal.
     
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    It strange because the first (further away from camera) photo shows tones that appear to work where up close (in second and third photo) the tonal combination is not great by any means.

    "But brown suede really raises this outfit to another level. It takes the edge off the slickness while filling out the rough end of the texture spectrum"

    Not really, it's just less formal
     
  14. mafoofan

    mafoofan THE FOO Dubiously Honored

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    I think you need the larger dots here. Smaller would create a pattern too close in scale to that of the shirt.



    No, I understood. My point is that when all components are identical in a given respect, such as brightness, it doesn't lead to visual balance. In fact, it tends to lead to unpleasant clashing. The eye would neither be able to find respite from any of the outfit's extremes, nor would it want to move around the outfit. When there is a range of colors, tones, patterns, scales, textures, saturations, etc., the average of each tends to reach a happy medium while retaining interest through variance.
     
  15. mafoofan

    mafoofan THE FOO Dubiously Honored

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    Yes, really.

    They are less formal, but the texture and color are also rougher and earthier, respectively, than the rest of the outfit. You can choose to view things strictly in terms of formality if you wish, but I like to concern myself with aesthetics as well.
     

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