HOF: What Are You Wearing Right Now - Part III

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Mr.K, Mar 25, 2011.

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  1. sugarbutch

    sugarbutch Bearded Prick Dubiously Honored

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    Victor: Y U NO LIKE TROUSER CUFF?

    Spoo: Top/bottom-half dischord. Plus, the pindots on the tie are too similar in scale to the "background" pattern of the jacket's check. I like the PS with that jacket, though. Very nice.
     
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    Needs more bracelets, tighter pants, placket wrinkles, clashing leather and stupid poses.
     
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    D.B., I'm new at this, but do you mind if I repost your pic with a couple color edits as ideas?
     
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    So new it's not on their website yet? Or do you mean the medium blue plaid one? Thanks for the clarification on the colors, but yea I still think more contrast would be better. On trousers - maybe try the new Howard Yount Made in USA trousers? They're cut fuller than the Italian-made ones. I like them a lot.
     
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    Please do.
     
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    That's right. I don't believe they have it on their web site yet. Gerald contacted me after I ordered a different tie and told me that they didn't have enough fabric to make that one I ordered. He suggested the navy and white shepherd's check as an alternative. It's a four-fold instead in six- because the fabric is a bit thicker.

    I'll check out the Howard Yount trousers. Thanks for the tip.
     
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    Excuse the sloppy outlines. I felt the same as unbelragazzo about the muddiness of the close tones. Since you were looking for new trousers anyway, those are what I changed, as well as the tie. I think the stronger contrast helps each component pop.

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    Wow, that's really great. You're right. The lighter trousers look much better. :slayer:
     
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    Glad you like it. I'm new to style, but I've worked with color a little bit in the world of photography. I've found that there are a few effective ways to create contrast. There's hue, what we think of as color: colors on the opposite side of the color wheel from each other tend to create pleasing contrasts. Yellow, gold, and red ties tend to go very well with blue suits, but green starts to get iffy. Then there's value, which is how light or dark a color is. You might have a navy suit with a sky-blue shirt and med-blue tie. This is how a person who is fully color-blind might see the world. Items that are close in both hue and value can be difficult to distinguish from each other for most people. They can blur and appear muddy.

    Saturation is another way to distinguish items, but I think it's less effective than hue and value. I personally like a mix. Contrasting hues with the same value can look cartoonish, while contrasting values in a single hue can be a bit matchy-matchy.

    http://www.colormatters.com/color-and-design/basic-color-theory

    (I actually intended for the second tie to be a slightly lighter tone, so that it wouldn't be so close in tone to the jacket and both tone and hue to the shoes.)
     
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    Then I already have reserved a spoke :hide:
    I still have to honour our agreement and post a fit pic...
     
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    spoopoker, truly a man of taste. you've probably even contributed to my salary. [​IMG]
     
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    I like the blue jacket.
     
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    A bit weird.
     
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