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whnay.'s good taste thread

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

  1. Axelman 17

    Axelman 17 Senior member

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    I think it depends on the specific flannel in question. Worsted flannels dont look much different than your run-of-the-mill wool suiting and probably wouldnt be out of place in any CBD environment. On the other hand, I think worsted flannel is a waste of time, it lacks the fuzziness, body, texture and drape that makes (woolen) flannel so great. That said, I probably would steer clear of woolen flannel in a super CBD environment, definitely not for an interview, it isnt worth the risk. My woolen flannel has raised some eyebrows from clients, I think one asked if it was rabbit fur.

    Edit: also, if you go "country" with flannel and add brown horn buttons and patch pockets (my preferred configuration), that makes it even less CBD.
     
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    patrickBOOTH Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    This makes sense. Did your client at least ask if it was angora?
     
  3. Cantabrigian

    Cantabrigian Senior member

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    In addition to hopsack, I think the very heavy at the back of the HS and Minnis books could also work. It's 14oz but allows you some relief if you're in a very well heated room. It's fine in winter expecially since you'll always have an overcoat on when you're out in the wind.
     
  4. Despos

    Despos Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Would pick a texture that works with the texture and finish of trousers you have. Not every cloth type looks right together.
    I like heavier, wintery weight flannel for trousers or suits but think it doesn't work for a jacket. Just my association with the cloth. Navy flannel can be the worst offender as a lint magnet.
    More and more cloth houses have hopsack in their books and in various textures. Some more refined than others. Have switched to this over worsteds.
    Use a lot of textured, mill finished cloth for navy jackets
     
  5. gdl203

    gdl203 Senior member Dubiously Honored Affiliate Vendor

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    True. I'd add that a grey flannel is less CBD than a navy flannel, which doesn't give the same fuzzy impression as grey.
     
  6. BrandonL

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    This thread has been a consistent source of knowledge and entertainment.

    Bravo gents, bravo.
     
  7. acridsheep

    acridsheep Senior member

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    gdl203 Senior member Dubiously Honored Affiliate Vendor

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    Not a fan of the shiny tie and the color palette calls for black shoes IMO. Everything else looks fine to me.
     
  9. Manton

    Manton Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Very tacky tie
     
  10. RDiaz

    RDiaz Senior member

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    Aren't the shoes black already?
    Agree on the tie, I think a grey POW would have looked great.
     
  11. clapeyron

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    I'd go for a b/w houndstooth tie. this looks like a groomsmen tie at a wedding. suit looks a little roomy.
     
  12. whnay.

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    Swap out that tie for a black / white POW or a houndstooth and I think it would look great.
     
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    Harumph, I like this tie. Go figure. Thanks for the help guys.
     
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    zalb916 Senior member

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    ^I like except for the square. I feel like it's a country cousin fighting to find its place in this brave new world of city life.
     
  16. gdl203

    gdl203 Senior member Dubiously Honored Affiliate Vendor

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    I think the square works well. Tie color is warm and earthy, not cold and city. Nice job z !
     
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    whnay. Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    It's hard to find fault with this Z. Not a big fan of pencil stripe shirts but it works well here.
     
  18. Manton

    Manton Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    I like the pencil stripe and that is a good use of it.
     
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    edmorel Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    zbromer, that is a great tie, where could I possibly find something like that :marchal:
     
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    It's interesting that you chose that particular tie this morning, as I did as well. Your picture is far more flattering, however.

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