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Mixing bias, straight, perpendicular pattern

faustian bargain

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What are your thoughts on using the bias in men's shirts? Does anyone like the 'mixed' look, i.e. straight cut on the body, biased on the yoke, cuffs, etc. ? How about being totally biased?
I have a striped shirt that's all diagonal, which I like very much. The stripes are small and close, though, so I wonder what it's like with larger bold stripes? Where would you rank diagonals in the formal-to-casual hierarchy? /andrew - today I am unbiased.
 

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Straight diagonals are much more casual. I use em w/ jeans and definately not w/ a suit and tie (save the diags for your rep ties.). Check out my post in your favorite clothes section if you want to see my favorite wide-striped shirt by Etro. I like them, but they are beginning to be overdone in the mass market.
Peter
 

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With striped fabrics I like everything cut "regularly." Only one exception: I always like to have the yoke split and matched up in the middle at an angle to form a chevron. I much prefer the look of a "chevron" yoke to a yoke with the stripes going horizontally.
 

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I think they would have to be the most casual by a huge margin.

I would add horizontal stripes to the discussion. I seem to remember Michael Douglas wearing a horizontally striped dress shirt in Wall Street, but you rarely see them any more.
 

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how about checks? i've seen the yoke done on the bias with checks. any thought on that look? is it strange to have the cuffs on the bias too?
 

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I think they would have to be the most casual by a huge margin.

I would add horizontal stripes to the discussion.  I seem to remember Michael Douglas wearing a horizontally striped dress shirt in Wall Street, but you rarely see them any more.
I have an Etro shirt in white with horizontal light blue and tan stripes (fairly thin and wide-spaced stripes). It seemed a little unusual at first, but it really grew on me. Kind of 'goes against the grain' with the whole vertical stripe supertrend.

I'll post a pic as soon as I feel motivated enough.
 

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I had a Jantzen shirt done with vertical stripes and a bias cut on the cuff. I like the look, though it's not really far out from normal. The fabric itself is pretty unconventional though: instead of your standard straight lines, the stripes have somewhat of a color gradient thing going. It's hard to describe, maybe I'll post a pic sometime.
 

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yes, i've seen a couple of those gradient-stripes on jantzen's site, and was wondering how they looked in a full shirt.

in fact if anyone has some pix of interesting stripes/checks, especially from jantzen, i'd love to see them.

/andrew - gathering inspiration for the next order
 

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