Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Mr.K, Mar 25, 2011.
^^ safety pin??
the tie is not whimsical - hermes "critter" ties are whimsical - it is just hideously ugly, and looks rather blood-soaked as well, which may have been intended for your current venue. i know from your other posts that you react defensively sometimes to criticisms of taste, but i will not hold back on this tie.
OK, for those of you who care about what I am trying to explain, IST66's coat above gets it right. It's a bit tight for my taste and I might extend the shoulder a hair but the balance is dead perfect and it closes beautifully.
The pattern is so F-U that I think it needs a lighter shirt and anyway I don't like those deep blues, the tie would better if it were a plainer solid or a knit and the safety pin is stupid.
Just throwing this out for discussion...what if you simply switched to a very light blue shirt? That way you have 2 solids and 2 patterns. The blues in the tie and PS play off each other but aren't matchy-matchy. The PS has a small scale compared to the large scale of the SC.
I also like Ed's suggestion of having a darker colored tie - green or burnt orange - to create more contrast. But with the right palette I think the PS still works.
I would say because you have some dark blue or black in the jacket and then this very intense blue in the shirt and a dark tie, which makes the whole ensemble appear too 'deep' in terms of colour. Personally, I would have gone for a much lighter shirt, maybe even a simple white or off-white.
IST's coat is cut beautifully. In that level of boldness, I'd prefer bigger scale, but the cut is great.
+ probably a wide angle lens (zoomed-out zoom lens) which makes the top part bend backwards; same with TwoStep's pics above, in which he seems to be falling back a bit. Angle, like you said, and focal length can have quite a dramatic effect on proportions.
we posted at the same time, once my post was up and i saw yours also commenting about the shoes i knew it was only a mattter of time before the above was stated.
i think its really a color tone issue for me, not a material (suede) issue. if i could tell they are the choco color he says id prolly never have said a thing. oh well. shows how much i know. (not much)
I have a similar problem to you with most rtw jackets - too long front balance. It can be altered by a good tailor, but it's expensive and there are limits I'm sure.
Solid isn't the problem, nor is blue, but it's a bit dark for the rest of the combination.
and yeah, i agree. suede is the ducks nuts,....even with a suit.
I agree. I just clarified that in response to a question above...
+1 on too dark
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