Pattern contest. Prize: Kent Wang pocket square.

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Kent Wang, Jun 11, 2007.

  1. Kent Wang

    Kent Wang Affiliate Vendor Dubiously Honored Affiliate Vendor

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    Oh my, a houndstooth umbrella! I have a friend that collects all things houndstooth. Overall, superb use of patterns. All very sedate. I bet a layman wouldn't even notice that you're wearing all patterns.
     
  2. Brownshoe

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    Overall, superb use of patterns. All very sedate. I bet a layman wouldn't even notice that you're wearing all patterns.


    Thank you! My strategy exactly.

    I tend to approach dressing more as realizing a unified, evocative aesthetic (I'm not a "I love trad for its timeless formality and proud tradition" guy--I just like the style, like to play with it, get into character, take Eisenhower-era repressed nerdiness to the point that it becomes a quirkily attractive, interesting, witty personal style. That's the goal.

    ...as opposed to basing an elegant ensemble around an incredible tie or pair of shoes, achieving highest quality and perfect fit, culling the best of the cutting edge--an aproach that tends to yield the most impressive, accomplished, impeccable results, I must admit.
     
  3. EL72

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    Thanks Brownshoe.

    Here is an attempt to mix 4 different stripe patterns. I think it works out reasonably well given the colors and differences in scale but you be the judge.

    The suit is a standard 3B charcoal pinstripe; the shirt has narrow dove grey and lavender stripes; the tie (pardon the crappy knot) has wider dark plum/burgundy and lavender stripes; and the cotton square has purple and white stripes with lime green pick stitched edges (I really like it but don't wear it as often as I'd like)

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  4. gj555

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    Mine is extremely subtle and conservative as I decided to put together something that I could actually wear to work. That said, I still managed to mix 4 different patterns.

    Pinstripe suite
    Blue prince of wales shirt (you can't see the blue pattern in the photo) with large red checks
    tie with geometric diamonds
    Blue with white pin dots pocket square

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  5. Parker

    Parker Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Edmorel Rocks!!! Geez, those combos are great.
     
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    Edmorel Rocks!!! Geez, those combos are great.

    I prefer Ed #1.
    then #2.
    His ensembles have a proper flow about them and he avoids looking like an extra in a musical.
    Always well thought out with most of the rules, yet with modern day cool[​IMG] . [​IMG]
     
  7. lakewolf

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    Well, here is what I threw together. Pardon the shirts as they just came out of the dryer and pardon the lack of detail in some pics as my expert fotog (8 year old son) is in bed. Some loud, some moderate, some sedate. Please be gentle. I'm disqualifying myself as I won't make first or second and I own the third and fourth place prizes.
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    Nice Green Jacket Ed !! [​IMG]

    PS. when the brown one arrives you can surely put together a winning combination !
     
  8. A Harris

    A Harris Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Fun contest! I'm now wishing I hadn't sold off nearly all my patterned squares. I think I'm going to have to test multiple combinations before making my final entries. Like so:

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    Maybe we should start a testing one two three thread. Number 6 is my favorite so far.
     
  9. Nick M

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    Great pattern-osity, everybody.

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    Big Ed & A Harris [​IMG]

    Are points being deducted for doublechins & razorburn? [​IMG]
     
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    This thread is just SO much fun.

    OK, I wasn't pleased with the lack of good multi-pattern ensembles in my own photo archive, so I thought I'd push the boat out today with a new entry. Wore this into work today, so I had to keep it relatively restrained overall, despite the multiple patterns. Mind you, it still got a fair few comments (mainly for the bowtie, admittedly).

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    If you count the annular design of the cufflinks, I think that's 6 patterns combined - polka tie, windowpane suit, striped shirt, pindot socks, circular abstract design square (thanks Kent!), annular cufflinks.
     
  12. edmorel

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    Big Ed & A Harris [​IMG]

    Are points being deducted for doublechins & razorburn? [​IMG]


    I had my head tilted forward due to how I was taking pics. There is no double chin!!!
     
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    I had my head tilted forward due to how I was taking pics. There is no double chin!!!

    A little defensive there, Eduardo. I was referencing a multitude of (other) contestants.....[​IMG]

    ps - hey, quadruple digits!
     
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    I am just as God made me, sir.
     
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    Hey Ed, is this the LL flannel?
     

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