I discovered a new outfit...

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Eric, Dec 14, 2004.

  1. LA Guy

    LA Guy Opposite Santa Staff Member Admin Moderator

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    I like it. Very Vivienne Westwood from a few seasons ago (matching shirt and tie). Would pair it with a darker jacket though, to focus the attention. The lighter, camel colored jacket won't cut it in this respect.

    Definitely *not* the American Jackass look. Much too daring for that. The whole American Jackass look is that it is boring, boring, boring...
     


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    And dont forget to add these pants from Polo. [​IMG] JJF
     


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    I think it's alright. I agree with LA Guy that it might look better with a darker jacket, esp. if it's a nighttime thing. It flirts with Am Jackass, though, so don't stand too close to anyone wearing a black leather blazer and duckbilled shoes.

    On the matching:
    I wore a navy on pink prince of wales check shirt paired with a primarily blue striped tie, with a khaki cotton casual sportcoat and close, but not matching, poplin pants last year. Also very bright. This was for a daytime graduation party, and I got a lot of compliments, but looking at pictures I was, without question, trying too hard. A dark jacket, IMHO, would make it look a little more effortless.
     


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    What are you talking about? Those are fantastic; the old people in Boca seem to think they are the shiznit. Jon.
     


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    I agree on both counts. A plain jacket is a great idea. Similarly, a plain sweater would tone down the look as well.
     


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    I love the intensity and interplay of the colors, and I'm certainly not put off by the idea of combining stripes. Since you ask, though, the scales of the different stripes seem too similar for perfect harmony. I believe one or the other should predominate, probably the tie as it is the natural focal point. For example, if the tie's stripes were wider (more like bars than true stripes) I think the proportional relationship would be more successful. Alternatively, a floral pattern repeating all the colors of the shirt could also work very well.

    But more to the point, I admire the boldness and score it a solid 8 as a look for a festive occasion. Sharp, not flat.
     


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    Eric Senior member

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    (Brian SD @ 14 Dec. 2004, 09:01) I for one think it looks great. They go well together very well, and I imagine that the camel jacket will have just enough neutralization so it's not too loud.
    I agree on both counts. Â A plain jacket is a great idea. Â Similarly, a plain sweater would tone down the look as well.
    I agree with both of you...and myself [​IMG] orbitingio, both the shirt and the tie are from Express but different season, still they may have been made to match. I used to work at Express and have seen them steal a few patterns from Thomas Pink. As for the American Jackass look, I don't think I fit into this category, but I guess I'm a tad biased. I have been wearing multistripe shirts since long before Usher made them mainstream, people used to make fun of me for it. Since they have become mainstream I see lots of guys wearing nice shirts that don't match their outfit. Black doesn't work well with a ton of hot colors, black looks better with cools, but alot of people don't seem to get that and will wear a shirt like this one with black slacks, not too pretty. That I consider Am Jackass. Bright warm tones (yellow, red, orange) look great with earth tones, such as light khaki. That is my opinon of it at least. Eric
     


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    Eric Senior member

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    The particular shirt in question I usually wear with a pair of very light grey, nearly silver slacks. If I had to choose how to wear it without limiting myself to my own wardrobe, I would get a solid light grey suit, black shoes, no belt.

    Eric
     


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    Black, imo, works well with subtle earth tones (especially chestnut)... and white. A striped shirt like this can be paired with navy or midnight blue, but *not* black. That would be the epitome of AJ. For full effect, strap shiny black leather belt to waist and Steve Madden atrocities to feet. And be sure to use lenty of hair product. Remember dude, chicks dig a crunchy do.
     


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    Ahh, I thought as much -- good to see that there are some fellow ballers on a budget here. I agree that entirely too much thought went into it for the "American Jackass" set.

    So hey, you into Spacemen 3?
     


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    Sorry to rain on the parade, but I don't think it works. The stripes are too similar--but I think that shirt would be great without the tie.
     


  12. Bergdorf Goodwill

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    Half of the fun of wearing things like this is the creation of dissent. You'll have appreciators and detractors. At least you've made people think. Not at all the best idea for any sort of business setting, etc. but fun as hell regardless.
     


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    Eric, I have little doubt that you're a nice chap but no.

    Actually, you should post a picture of you wearing that combination with the jacket you had in mind. I doubt it would have changed my opinion but it's hard to use your imagination when greeted by a ferocious display of colour :)
     


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    [​IMG] Do it. Do it.
     


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    I like the shirt and tie you have chosen. Where can I buy them at? It is definitely my style.
     


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