Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by edmorel, Jul 16, 2012.
I didn't say the solid was better. I said that the pattern must be better. If it's not, it's just adding business for business' sake.
No no of course not that would indeed be monotonous.
Very true. I was actually interested in most SFers motivation for this 4 pattern mixing. First I thought it was just creativity but then realized some part of it has to do with looking good also.
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A note on Vox's future meme in the making, the American Haberdashery Tradition (TM): I think it's revealing that many of the pics frequently trotted out depicting four or more patterns are in black and white. Such busy looks, I suspect, are well served by the lack of color.
Oh please. Compare and contrast:
I'd be sad too.
Of the recent endpoints of this tradition in clothes, I think that Domenico Spano would the most well known:
He has his coronet on the right place on his shirt, though.
That counts for a lot in my book.
Ouch, Ouch; is it working?
The perspective that a lot of the most esteemed dressers of the early to mid 20th were serenely Appollonian in their choices probably does owe much to the accidental congruence with the hegemony of black and white photography.
When you see one of these "classic" photos, as promoted by dudes like Boyer in his books, pop out in a color version, it becomes easier to understand that riotous color was even more ascendant then than even today in the age of cheap dyes.
I saw one recently of Gary Cooper, the B&W version of which is widely known. You would never have guessed the colors...yeow!
Getting in late on the party here (and pretty much knew these principles already), but appreciate Edmorel getting a thread going on this. Good read.
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