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On pattern coordination between jacket/shirt/tie.......................

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by edmorel, Jul 16, 2012.

  1. oldog/oldtrix

    oldog/oldtrix Senior member

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    Hmmmmm:

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  2. RJE

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  3. F. Corbera

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    Yes, exactly, although your colors are probably more sedate than the old Prince's.
     
  4. Victor Elfo

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    The point in posting the picture was in favor of a discreetly patterned shirt, I did not said that the fit was discreet.
     
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  5. ctp120

    ctp120 Senior member

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    4 patterns from fall: Pass/Fail?

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  6. Manton

    Manton Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    I dislike the tie a lot and am trying to see past that. The shirt and jacket go together very well. With a solid navy tie you have a boffo combination. As to what you have on, I don't think it's a disaster, but I don't like it either.
     
  7. dopey

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    I don't dislike the tie so much as I don't think it looks right with what is a citified tweed pattern in light colors. It would look better with a real country tweed in a dark brown palette. At the same time, I think it would also look better with a plain navy or charcoal suit and a plain shirt.
    Also just as the shirt and sportcoat go well together, so does the tie and shirt. The problem is all three.
    Square is lost and might as well not be there.
     
  8. Manton

    Manton Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    ^^^ that is all correct, except for the part about how the tie is not bad.
     
  9. SkinnyGoomba

    SkinnyGoomba Senior member

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    Manton, do you simply dislike paisley ties?

    For what it's worth, I like all of the individual elements and I think that the fit is well executed, however I think they're is something off about it that Dopey seems to have done a great job of putting into words.
     
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  10. Manton

    Manton Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    I don't mind neat paisleys, but big wild paisleys like that I hate as ties, though I like them as squares.
     
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  11. edmorel

    edmorel Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    :uhoh:
     
  12. Manton

    Manton Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    just because you are anti square, the rest of us are more sane.
     
  13. edmorel

    edmorel Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    wonder what a shrink would say about a paisely square like that or that HMS napoli square......
     
  14. ctp120

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    FWIW, I don't just love the combo either, which is why I posed it as Pass/Fail. I wear a solid tie (usually brn or navy) with this jacket 95% of the time and actually only wore this particular tie with it once in an effort at novelty. I am a little surprised you hate the tie itself, manton, since it seems a pretty classic madder paisley to me, even on this scale.

    I think Dopey nailed it on what holds this back: the lightness of the tweed (color and weight) with the tie. I don't wear the tie with suits. When I wear it--not very often--it's typically with a heavier, scratchier tweed jacket that's predominantly green/brown glen plaid with a subtle burgundy and blue windowpane running through it.

    Thanks for the comments. Surprised at the quality of feedback.
     
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  15. Manton

    Manton Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    I love my HMS Victory square. here is my favorite paisley: [​IMG]
     
  16. SkinnyGoomba

    SkinnyGoomba Senior member

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    That jacket would go really well with a madder paisley tie.

    I dislike patterned squares, I have a bunch of them in the back of my spare wardrobe, I guess I just find them to be too dandy even for me. I prefer to opt out entirely or wear white linen.
     
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  17. Manton

    Manton Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Well, in that pic it IS paired with a madder paisley tie, which doens't go at all.
     
  18. SkinnyGoomba

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    It appears to be a navy knit tie unless my eyes are playing tricks on me.
     
  19. Manton

    Manton Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    nope, paisley madder, confirned in writing by the poaster
     
  20. edmorel

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    mantonian, the collar on that jacket, your right side.. it lifts a bit at the gorge (I know you are lifting your other side and that effects it). I get that on some jackets also. I have lowered my gorge going forward so as the have the colar lie flat on my chest as opposed to lying on that curved part around the clavicle/chest/shoulder. I see that a lot with higher gorge jackets, a little bit of lift on the collar. what are your thoughts?
     

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