Mariano Rubinacci - color and complexion - a case study

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  1. davesmith

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    I'll have what the mannequin is wearing.
     


  2. ctp120

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    How's this for complementary spring fabric and skin tone? I don't see the man, but fwiw, neither do I see the gluteal folds . . .

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  3. Cantabrigian

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    I saw a person wearing a jacket.

    I am a philistine.
     


  4. Cantabrigian

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    That isn't natural overcast day lighting though. The colors have been altered. The blue in the suit is more electric and less navy than IRL (if I could possibly be more imprecise, I would).

    But maybe you're experienced enough in the dark art of color theory to compensate for that.

    Like I said, I struggle to dehumanize jacket wearers so I'm not entitled to an opinion.
     
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  5. F. Corbera

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    I apologize if this was done earlier in this thread, but it seems to me that Yellow Man is not as tonally balanced as OP suggests.

    Take a look and see if you agree.

    Yellow Man 1:

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    Yellow Man 2 (balanced with biker mustache and cute, leporidae overbite):

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    You may click the examples to see a larger size if you wish.
     
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  6. mmkn

    mmkn Senior member

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    It's no dark art, and I'm really not saying any thing new under the sun here.

    Most men who "Eh, I don't do colors" reject out of calcified thinking really, and don't really advance in their sartorial quest. They're just happy with their buddies patting their back and feeling satisfied that they now belong to some group, when they don't really look that good at all. Maybe some do try to learn privately, I don't know.

    Here's Alan Flusser, who even in his later Dressing the Man, addressing the importance of color . . .

    "Color influences first impression more than any other aspect of attire."

    He also gives some history with Apparel Arts' influence . . .

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    - M
     


  7. F. Corbera

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    It's been said that Flusser's stuff on complexion in DtM is the low point in all his writings.
     


  8. Frankie22

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    Agree. It's not very good at all. Carole Jackson's Color for men is far superior.
     


  9. mmkn

    mmkn Senior member

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    Agree, women are far more advanced than men in this (as Flusser concedes in DtM).

    Mr. Yellow below came from Jackson's CfM book, section Autumn.

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    - M
     


  10. emptym

    emptym Moderator Moderator

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    I had a Chinese vest made with frog closures. Got it mostly for traveling -- to keep my passport protected but handy. But I also thought I'd wear it sleeveless, Mortal Combat style. That was 1997. I haven't worn it once. But I haven't given it away either. :embar:

    mmkn, I agree w/ your general thought that color matters, but I think MR looks great in that coat.
     
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  11. cronicmole

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    Is this a gay thread?
     


  12. F. Corbera

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    Sounds like something that I had at Chinois in 1984.
     


  13. mmkn

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    That was a good year . . .

    [VIDEO][/VIDEO]

    - M
     


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    :crackup:
     


  15. JPHardy

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    Isn't this all moot?

    Just black out face, or cut off your head when you post and you don't have to worry about skin tone.
     


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