Show Me Your Stripes Friday Challenge 7/11/14

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by in stitches, Jul 9, 2014.

Chose Your Stripes

Poll closed Jul 14, 2014.
  1. entartete

    1 vote(s)
    1.4%
  2. Roycru

    5 vote(s)
    6.8%
  3. Cleav

    18 vote(s)
    24.7%
  4. sugarbutch

    6 vote(s)
    8.2%
  5. Papperskatt

    12 vote(s)
    16.4%
  6. EliodA

    17 vote(s)
    23.3%
  7. Murlsquirl and in stitches

    24 vote(s)
    32.9%
  8. Betelgeuse

    12 vote(s)
    16.4%
  9. Coxsackie

    3 vote(s)
    4.1%
  10. upr_crust

    2 vote(s)
    2.7%
  11. in stitches

    6 vote(s)
    8.2%
  12. Holdfast

    6 vote(s)
    8.2%
  13. Requiem

    2 vote(s)
    2.7%
  14. CousinDonuts

    4 vote(s)
    5.5%
  15. An Acute Style

    7 vote(s)
    9.6%
  16. archibaldleach

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  17. luv2breformed and in stitches

    20 vote(s)
    27.4%
  18. Claghorn

    11 vote(s)
    15.1%
  19. suited

    1 vote(s)
    1.4%
  20. kulata

    9 vote(s)
    12.3%
  21. GMMcL

    3 vote(s)
    4.1%
  22. Academic2

    5 vote(s)
    6.8%
  23. Mr. Claymore

    6 vote(s)
    8.2%
Multiple votes are allowed.
  1. in stitches

    in stitches Kung Joo Moderator

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    Tried a no shirt no pants option, but the lighting was bad. So Im gonna go with my fit from yesterday.

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  2. Holdfast

    Holdfast Senior member

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    Thought about wearing one of my old school ties, but in the end opted for this instead:

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  3. sugarbutch

    sugarbutch Bearded Prick Dubiously Honored

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    Cox, leaving aside the nature of the tie (which I'm sure you expected to draw some criticism), it's a bit tone-on-tone with the shirt. I don't need a lot of contrast, but I do need some.
     
  4. luv2breformed

    luv2breformed Senior member

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    Disagreed on principle as some of my favorite LabelKing fits are tone on tone. That said, I agree that it's not working here, and I don't know what sort of unquantifiable sartorial flair is needed to be as dandy as LabelKing and pull it off.
     
  5. kulata

    kulata Senior member

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    Some texture maybe?
     
  6. in stitches

    in stitches Kung Joo Moderator

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    @gdl203 is a huge fran of low contrast. i think SWD does it better than MC in general, but i do think it can be done well in MC too, is just a harder combo to do well than your standard medium to high contrast look, imo.
     
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  7. archibaldleach

    archibaldleach Senior member

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    ^ I also think low contrast works better when the colors are noticeably different. Low contrast with shirt and tie of the same color can often look rather blah and monochromatic.
     
  8. EliodA

    EliodA Senior member

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    Funny, was browsing the good taste thread some more, when I came across this post of an acknowledged sharp dresser:


    You're in good company! :)
     
  9. in stitches

    in stitches Kung Joo Moderator

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    JP is awesome.
     
  10. Murlsquirl

    Murlsquirl The Moral Squirrel Dubiously Honored Moderator

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    Cool, never saw that....dude has good taste! I almost went with a white shirt and even thought about wearing a PS for the first time....someday maybe.
     
  11. Requiem

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    Very long time since I visited SF, but looking at the friday challenge and meeting the requirements I couldn´t refrain myself. Actually wanted to wear light-brown khakis but wifey forgot to iron them and I went with white instead, which leaves me looking a bit too much like the ice cream chap I'm afraid... oh well.
    We're having the hottest summer day so far, btw.
    Cheers, you stylish gents, and keep making the world a better looking place!
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  12. CousinDonuts

    CousinDonuts Senior member

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    Liked this combo (new tie - the Knottery) a few weeks back and decided to bust it out again today.

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  13. gdl203

    gdl203 Affiliate Vendor Dubiously Honored Affiliate Vendor

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    I'm a fan of exploring low-to-medium contrast and I do think that there's a formatted approach to only wearing dark ties in CM. Dark ties are great but lighter ones can also work well and have a more soothing overall look. I'd say that especially in spring/summer, that is a good look. Too tone-on-tone is usually a fail IMO

    This is a good example of a lower contrast tie combo - I think it looks good and it also looks seasonal - double win
     
  14. GMMcL

    GMMcL Senior member

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    Aptly said, since I'm working, just not AT work. Will look back and see if anything from last week qualified. For now, this is the only striped "suit" (i.e., wetsuit) that I will be wearing this week.
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