whnay.'s good taste thread

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

  1. in stitches

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    idk, your parts are pretty nice iirc. :uhoh:

    manton - kudos for the effort you are putting here to address each post. it is definitely time consuming, and you give each one considerable attention. very commendable of you.
     


  2. edmorel

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    the square that I am wearing in #3 is absolutely abyssmal. I should have apologized to the forum before posting that pic :eek:
     


  3. unbelragazzo

    unbelragazzo Jewfro Dubiously Honored

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    Some things I should clarify, don't know how they might change your opinions:


    This is actually not a suit but a SC, a cream linen DB. I don't think the tie is as you describe...the paisleys aren't too out of control in my view...here's a better pic of it:

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    On the squares, I've come around more recently to favoring more drawing/themed/unprecisely patterned/i don't know what to call them squares such as rubinacci and sometimes drakes make as opposed to these types of patterned squares, so I guess I agree.


    On this specific collar, I agree - this one has never quite worked. For this reason and others, I've moved to a different shirtmaker and I have high hopes for the new one given pictures I have seen of their work. That said, let me explain why I still favor a BD in general in this setting: 1) it's not a suit, it's a blazer 2) tie is not black and white, it's blue and white 3) tie is wool and linen. You may argue that a tie in such a pattern should not exist in wool and linen blend, I don't know. Here is a much better pic of it:

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    Agree again, and same comment serves as for the BD. The collar you liked in pic 1 is from my new shirtmaker, this one from the old, although I do think this is kind of a bad picture - that collar isn't usually that low.


    Better pic of suit and tie together (click for bigger):

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    Still?
     
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  4. mafoofan

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    Alright fellas, have at it:

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  5. in stitches

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    inb4 someone says foo looks dumb so he cant criticize other people.

    i would rank them, if im allowed to, as follows,

    3
    2
    1
    4
    5

    whether or not they are in good taste, ill leave that to the experts here.
     
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  6. Manton

    Manton RINO Dubiously Honored

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    First tie looks even worse, sell it if you can, burn it if you can’t.

    Re: #2, that does make it sound better. Theoretically, it should work with a blazer and a tie in an informal fabric. That’s a tie I would wear in summer.

    Re: #3, now I like the suit a great deal less and the tie (very) slightly more. The suit is no good, sorry, very cheesy stripe pattern. Stripes are hard to get right and that is way off. Re: basket weave ties, I am over my fling with them, got over it a long time ago. If I wanted a woven tie in those colors, I would choose a houndstooth like o/o’s. In fact, I have one almost just like it.
     


  7. Manton

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    Foo @ 199

    This is all really good. Apart from the idiotic shape of that 4x1 DB, which mercifully we can’t see.

    #1: is that square solid green with little white dots? Not into dotted squares. But, gents, there’s a four-pattern combo for you that works.

    #2 = great. Truly smashing tie. That would look better with a white square.

    #3: ditto, I have one very close to that. Shepard’s check is my favorite tie pattern by far, I must have a dozen.

    #4: a bit too tonally uniform. If you want to stick with all blue, make the tie darker.

    #5: great, though more contrast between tie and square would be good.
     


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    unbelragazzo Jewfro Dubiously Honored

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    on :foo: -
    1: suit fabric is amazing. i like the tie too, but i also know where it came from and have a personal affection for its maker, so that may be coloring my perception. shirt works well there too. PS is not really what I would choose there.

    2: I don't like geometric print ties, including this one. I also don't like this PS with this tie.

    3: looks good all around to me, except I still don't like the PS.

    4: Another geometric tie, but I like the fit. Definitely good taste IMHO.

    5: My favorite of the lot. Flawless victory.
     


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    Yep, four patterns in #1, and yes, the square is dark green with white dots.
     


  10. Manton

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    2 and 3 are the best IMO and 3 is perfect, everyone memorize that.
     


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    Foo,

    Wonderful tie on #2. These all look pretty good to me, although sometimes I get the feeling you're trying so hard not to match any item to another that something feels a hair off.

    This is a little weird to say, but you seem to be great at folding and stuffing silk squares. Any tips?
     
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    unbelragazzo Jewfro Dubiously Honored

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    I am coming around to your view on the striped suit. Still like both of those ties though. The first one is definitely in the whimsical vein that I wouldn't wear with really any but the most summery and casual of jackets such as the cream linen DB, but I think it has its place. I doubt I will ever wear it more than twice a year though. So for the purpose of this wardrobe-building discussion, it's not a good one. On the tie in #2, yes, definitely a tie I wear in the summer only.
     


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    oh look, i just may have picked something up from this thread.
     


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    I did not like 1 (too busy) and 4 (too washed out/monochrome, highlighted by the square). Loved 2, 3 and 5 though the order keeps shifting.
    As an aside, all the individual items are great, too.
     
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    #3 is my favorite and it's not really that close, either. I love the tie.

    I don't have a bad word to say about any of them. I personally do not like geometric print ties but that's personal taste.
     


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