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WAYWRN - Peacock Edition

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by NORE, Aug 1, 2012.

  1. mack11211

    mack11211 Senior member

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    Well, the classical ideal of being well dressed involves colors, patterns and textures that complement and contrast each other. Think of it as a conversation.

    I know Isaia lookbooks have a rep for being over-the-top, but it depends on who's styling them. For ex, check the last picture from the F/W 2012:

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    See how the shirt and tie relate to the purples and browns in the suit, even though the shirt has a blue ground. See how much more lively and interesting it is than a solid white shirt a white square and navy tie would be. There is a conversation, but it's not loud at all.
     
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  2. DerekS

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    while i like the square and tie, i personally dont like the shirt with that. I guess ill just let this soot wear me while i stick with a solid color shirt.

    Thanks for the input!
     
  3. MrDaniels

    MrDaniels Senior member

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    Here are a couple of recent attempts from Phineas Cole....mortals beware:


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  4. Hacking jacket

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    Love the double breasted waistcoats (vests)
     
  5. edmorel

    edmorel Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    what does that tell you?
     
  6. DerekS

    DerekS Senior member

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    tells me to pair the soot with a solid shirt and tie. duh. ;)
     
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  7. NORE

    NORE Senior member

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    :drool:
     
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    :drool:
     
  9. sugarbutch

    sugarbutch Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    The horizontal cut of the vests isn't particularly flattering...
     
  10. mack11211

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    It's a not unusual classic style with double breasted vests, just rarely seen in RTW. I think I have a tweed one from Polo.

    In the 'sixties, they also made knit vests this way. I have a couple of those as well.

    If you search 'vest style' on A Suitable Wardrobe, you will find some like this, and some not.
     
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  11. sugarbutch

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    I wasn't really questioning the correctness or historical basis, just how it looks.
     
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  12. Tirailleur1

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    IMO the horizontal cut is the only way to go with double breasted vest
     
  13. LeviMay

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    I agree. I recently had one made in a cream/buff lambswool. My tailor originally made it with two points at the bottom, but I had her re-cut it with a flat hem. The points just didn't work for me.
     
  14. justinkapur

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    :worship:

    That is amazing. Does it have purple or burgundy in the soot? I would try a burgundy/maroon tie with it.
     
  15. emsf

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    I concooor....
     
  16. Hacking jacket

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    He's 100% right: a brown/gray peacock is called a hen.

    Block colour tie and offset colour pocket square is an option
     
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  17. DerekS

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    thanks J! its a burgundy. I have a burg hober ill give it a shot with.


    Like i said, i prefer it like this....and ill continue to let the soot wear me....or a "hen" as you call it. I appreciate the feedback, but it doesnt work for me personally.
     
  18. Hacking jacket

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    This gives a checkered suit a bit more colour variation and overall interest, albeit with a very subdued ps
    Jut an idea
     
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  19. justinkapur

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    I like the way Derek put it together as opposed to the other guy.

    Although I do like the way the guy in the green put it together
     
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  20. sugarbutch

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    The elbow patches are straight goofball.
     
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