Good Natured Advice Thread (improving a business wardrobe)

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Claghorn, Jan 6, 2014.

  1. mimo

    mimo Pernicious Enabler

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    TweedyProf Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    I like the choices here. The first square in your last sequence of four, with the green/red paisley and gold/orange might work nicely here if you can fold them so those three colors are more visible (not the blue). For darker jackets, I'm finding darker, navy squares to feel a bit lost. Sugarbutch has the sand in the second square which would have worked nicely here, picking up your tie (I think it has blue and red in it). I don't like the small paisleys.
     
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    The beginning of the good taste thread is an amazing resource. Foo certainly makes interesting choices at times, with a limited collection of hankies, if I remember correctly.
     
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    TweedyProf Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Yes, agred. Off to lunch, but I'd cut and paste his five pics here, since JR is thinking about the issue.
     
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    Great source, but note that most squares pick up something from the tie. I usually do this as well, but I'm trying more and more to wear squares that are unrelated to the colours in my outfit, but still work. Quite a challenge at times.
     
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    jungleroller Senior member

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    When I said "compliment" I meant as in complimentary colors as in the art definition. Colors across from each other on the color wheel. I'm not sure if I'm correct in my thought process here.


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  7. mimo

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    Yes exactly; there was a previous reference to "matching", but with nice patterns I suppose there's often a bit of both. And as MF said, sometimes just a burst of something completely different - the most obvious example often being the plain white PS. Less obvious, a frayed yellow Post Imperial, perhaps...
     
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    Complement = To make complete or go together. Think of the word complete.
    Compliment = Saying something nice like, "Your fine @ss complements with the rest of your body. Baby got back!"
     
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    Rudals Senior member

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    Not as over priced as Zegna and I already have 2 RLBL so why not?
    Just talking while I stuff my face with a sandwich.
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    mimo Pernicious Enabler

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    Grammar, boy, grammar.

    And yes she does indeed. Praise be.
     
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    mimo Pernicious Enabler

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    1. Lapels too narrow. Not classic enough.
    2. Because you still haven't tried it on. I'm going to slap you in a minute.
     
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    i think as it concerns clothing pairings, coherent combination is a better term than complimenting. semantics though.
     
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    Rudals Senior member

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    That spot, again?

    Fine. RLBL off the list. I don't like narrow lapels.
     
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    Scoping out some more ties on the bay, thoughts on these? I actually put a bid on 4 others not pictured here but I'm confident the council would approve as they're $9 now and if I did post pics someone might ninja kop them from right under me. I know stichey owes me one since I nabbed that suit yesterday. Not saying you guys play dirty but some lurkers might.

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    My vote.
     

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