Voxsartoria's Weekly WAYWRN Subjective and Totally Unfair Digest

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by voxsartoria, Feb 13, 2009.

  1. mafoofan

    mafoofan THE FOO Dubiously Honored

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    Do not do this.

    Too eccentric and attention-getting?
     


  2. SkinnyGoomba

    SkinnyGoomba Senior member

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    Another problem with cream is that you can wear the trousers seperately, but not the jacket. What goes with a cream jacket? Dead white, very light gray, and perhaps tan, if there is sufficient contrast. None of those is surefire.

    A deep tan linen coat, however, is easily worn with a variety of trousers.


    I wear cream trou with a navy blazer, so i would wear a cream jacket with medium blue linen trou, or burnt orange linen.

    I put together a white/purple striped shirt with contrast cuffs/collar with cream trou one day, and it just looked horrendous with the white/cream in the same look, so i tend to think that it wouldnt work well as a jacket and pants.
     


  3. dopey

    dopey Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Too eccentric and attention-getting?

    Yes. Though I would have just said silly. For a Manhattan office. It is a great suit, but not for that.
     


  4. Film Noir Buff

    Film Noir Buff Senior member

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    Time for this: [​IMG] Just saying. Though it was the gentlemanly thing to do.
    One measly chicken? I see your chicken and raise you a whole lot of... [​IMG]
     


  5. Manton

    Manton RINO Dubiously Honored

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    Yes. Though I would have just said silly. For a Manhattan office. It is a great suit, but not for that.

    I have no problem wearing cotton and linen to a Manhattan office.
     


  6. dopey

    dopey Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    I have no problem wearing cotton and linen to a Manhattan office.
    We are talking about Foo's cream linen suit. Not a generic linen or cotton suit (both of which can be fine). Even a khaki linen suit is fine, but I don't want to encourage Foo to play games and get cream but call it light tan.
     


  7. Manton

    Manton RINO Dubiously Honored

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    We are talking about Foo's cream linen suit. Not a generic linen or cotton suit (both of which can be fine).
    Even a khaki linen suit is fine, but I don't want to encourage Foo to play games and get cream but call it light tan.


    So the problem is cream, or foo?
     


  8. dopey

    dopey Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    So the problem is cream, or foo?

    Cream. Not everything Foo does is silly.
     


  9. Despos

    Despos Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    There is a common, easy to find shade of linen I call putty. Nor quite greenish and not at all greyish. This would work better for Foo with his hair color/skin tones. It is more sedate and versatile than cream IMO. Cream can come off Miami Vice/ Don Johnson like sometimes. I don't know how well you can pair a cream linen suit with longwings.
     


  10. Manton

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    There is a common, easy to find shade of linen I call putty. Nor quite greenish and not at all greyish. This would work better for Foo with his hair color/skin tones. It is more sedate and versatile than cream IMO.

    I have moleskin trousers in this color. Goes with everything.
     


  11. Despos

    Despos Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    I have moleskin trousers in this color. Goes with everything.

    That's what I'm sayin' bro.
     


  12. Connemara

    Connemara [URL='http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6jST2Sv63WQ']

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    Don't you people have jobs?
     


  13. AndrewRogers

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    There is a common, easy to find shade of linen I call putty. Nor quite greenish and not at all greyish. This would work better for Foo with his hair color/skin tones. It is more sedate and versatile than cream IMO. Cream can come off Miami Vice/ Don Johnson like sometimes. I don't know how well you can pair a cream linen suit with longwings.

    A bit like this?

    [​IMG]

    It is a bit darker in person, but some of its oomph got lost in digitization.
     


  14. Film Noir Buff

    Film Noir Buff Senior member

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    I could see doing a light tan. But the point of such a suit to me would be to have something casual and fun. I'd even wear it to the office, so long as I'm not expected to be in front of a client at any time. Cream just seems more in the spirit of the garment.
    I think a very pale linen suit would be a mistake in the NYC area. Ive had a couple and they are dirt magnets.
     


  15. Eustace Tilley

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    I think a very pale linen suit would be a mistake in the NYC area. Ive had a couple and they are dirt magnets.

    I would have thought that on you they'd be chick magnets? [​IMG]
     


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