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whnay.'s good taste thread

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Manton, Jul 30, 2012.

  1. gdl203

    gdl203 Affiliate Vendor Dubiously Honored Affiliate Vendor

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    Today's outfit looks like it would go better with black shoes. You know, cool colors and all...
     


  2. tactical1

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    I might have picked the wrong pocket square, but I picked the right word. Up look it.[​IMG]
     
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  3. oldog/oldtrix

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    Button and pin--three for the price of one, and no roll:

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  4. in stitches

    in stitches Kung Joo Moderator

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    :eek:

    i always leave a button on my jacket sleeve undone when they are functional. usually the 2nd to last one.

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    Hmm. According to my OED, you are right. Funny, I have never come across the word used that way in the UK, and I would always have understood it as meaning chosen or selected in the active rather than passive sense.
     


  6. tactical1

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    I'm not currently running for office, that's next year.
     


  7. sugarbutch

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    Rambo suggested the same, but the SC is brown-based, not gray, so it's more autumnal IRL. Perhaps darker brown shoes, but I think black would be all wrong for this.
     


  8. Van Veen

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    It's an affectation, ergo it can't possibly be tasteful (Burton's theorem). QED.
     
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  9. Burton

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    ^^^You find that tasteful?? I know it is old. Old and kitschy, but certainly not tasteful. Certainly not everything that is old is tasteful--I can provide numerous examples if needed. If you do not believe that a BD and collar pin are over-accessorized, and hence distateful, then no one can help you.
     
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    I do find it the outfit, as a whole, tasteful. If you took a closeup WAYWRN chest self-pic, my answer might be different. This thread is heading into the simpleton's territory of addressing the tastefulness of individual elements rather than outfits as a whole -- not seeing the forest for the trees. The most useful posts in this thread were analyzing why or why not outfits as a whole were or were not tasteful, considering the interaction between the various elements. It's very easy to criticize and harp on individual, minor details, but much more difficult to coherently and constructively criticize the whole picture.
     


  11. Burton

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    It is the minor details (PS, tie, buttons on cuffs or collars) that actually make something tasteful or distasteful.
     


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    As close as I come to the parameters of this thread; curious whether the tie is sufficient jazzy to disqualify the look. I would suggest not, but we'll see what reception it gets here! :)

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  13. unbelragazzo

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    I don't think the tie is too jazzy, but I do think it's ugly.Suit lapels look a tad wimpy too. Sorry, HF. To make it up to you, let me say that I've always admired the buttoning point on your jackets.
     


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    Sweet! :fonz:
     


  15. R.O. Thornhill

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    Suit not looking it's best - partly down to taking a very hot, very full tube to work this morning; and it is also quite old - and my upper back is broader than it was when the suit was made...

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