Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Claghorn, May 21, 2014.
Easy peasy, self is ugly and chalk isn't.
In general, I like this a lot.
But because this is SF and I must nitpick....I really feel like that shirt and in particular the material/collar style are too business for your outfit. You need something more casual. THIS IS THE FUCKING CATALINA WINE MIXER after all.
Yup, a light blue chambray would have done wonders.
I don't really think so either, but a comic, negative emoticon is a fine response for an established member....but I don't think it is helpful for a newbie. I think when someone is testing the waters here you should either supply supportive, constructive criticism or leave them alone.
(Unless the newbie is a blatant, arrogant asshole like that one kid last year who posted disgusting fits and then told us we were "all wrong" when we tried to correct him. Then they deserve mean-spiritedness and abuse! )
I believe I have something I'd like to get off my chest. If anyone is offended by this I apologize in advance because it is not my intention to offend. The reason I am going to say it, risking that possibility, is because I think it needs said whatever the eventuality. The sensitivity, and the willingness to immediately take offense by some here wears terribly thin. This is what prompted several overblown responses by you, MrDaniels "" <------ That's it. That's all. My singular response to this topic will be as follows, and once I say it I will not say anything more on this issue whatever: R-E-L-A-X
I'm a big fan of knit ties but IMO not all knits are created equal. Very open weave, crunchy knits are more casual/country than ones with a more closed, grenadine like weave. I believe Bond's knits were of the latter type. So appropriate there.
Also, black can never be considered 'country', and that is what makes @MrChris 's very crunchy knit a bit of an oxymoron to me. I still like his fit (ok, minor nitpick: the contrast stitching of the lapel buttonhole), but it would have been even better with a less open weave knit.
I respectfully disagree with your assessment that navy and black don't go together because there's not enough contrast. It's not a given that a fit can only be good if high contrast, and in this case ample contrast is provided by the white shirt anyway. Navy suit and black tie is a city classic. Just my 2 rupiah....
i like black ties with plain navy suiting. i think it looks less like a funeral getup than black ties with grey suiting.
I have 11 shirts on the way from Luxire. One is a linen/cotton blend:
Would that do the trick? Or do you think a sky blue linen/cotton would be better?
Out of personal taste I prefer knit ties with open weave, hence all my knit ties are of this composition, regardless of color.
Gentlemen, let's agree that we disagree concerning the black silk knit tie. Thankfully opinions and personal style vary from person to person, it would be rather boring if we all had identical opinions and outfits. But a healthy discussion as we've had is all in good fun.
He should pose like this more often.
So which one of you Double Monk wearing Londoners tried to jump the machete wielding jewellery robber?
Yeah...I noticed that. Not too often the guy in the suit gets to be a superhero!
This is why Brits need to be armed. Should've blown that punk away.
They run up in there with a sledgehammer and huge blade, you pull out a shotgun and give them 5 seconds to back off or you drop the biggest guy and blow the guy running out the door in the back like you are Tony Montana.
You don't see this crap happening in Switzerland or Wyoming, because all the men are armed to the teeth.
Where is Gallen Weston when you need them to pull some Secret Service ish'
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