Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Manton, Aug 1, 2012.
In considerable measure, anyway.
Exactly the point when it all started going to hell.
I agree with this.
Well, I can recall, when I first saw men wearing colored shirts with suits or even with coat and tie back in the late '60s, thinking that this was very second-rate, sort of a by-product of the psychedelic hippie era that we were going through.
I guess when you're a royal, you wear what you want and it gets you on the 2012 Best-Dressed List.
It's when office work started to become blue collar
I still think this.
this would look better if he wasn't ginger and/or if he had a tan.
wore an unlined linen suit similar to this recently, with patch pockets and cuffed pants though. white linen shirt for the extra wrinkle steez, too.
What difference, if any, does a bow tie make? Can't put my finger on why, but I think that it does, and in favor of white, particularly with jacket off and braces (and I think that bows look best with braces).
I'm in Doc's camp, and the more I think about it, the more I disagree that white with tweed makes one a stooge. I think that is particularly true if the tweed in question is grey toned.
I think that's a pretty good looking combo. myself.
I showed it to a coworker and he agreed.
I think it's a nice way to wear a white shirt casually.
The guy may just be the type of person who makes everything he wears look good though.
What about a light blue tweed jacket such as the one seen here. Do you think a light blue shirt still works best or would a fit offer a better contrast? This is taken on from Steed's website with Matthew simply trying it on to show the cut.
^^ With that jacket a blue shirt would be bad, a white shirt very good, but I do think it would have to be an informal white, i.e., an OCBD. No broadcloth, no spread collars, no French cuffs.
Glad we're on the same page. Definitely agree on white OCBD or even linen.
Manton, if the one unalterable component of the look were a deep purple tie (solid or grenadine), what do you consider the ideal elements to build around it?
I am curious to hear your thoughts on purple matched with grey/navy/black (the jacket) and the shirt you would choose.
I just don't like purple with white. Better with a blue or pink shirt, or a stripe or check. As for the suit, blue or gray are both fine.
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