whnay.'s good taste thread

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

  1. in stitches

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    indeed it is. i asked this last time, and got no reply. is it really ok to wear a blue shirt with a SC that has so much black in it? it seems odd to me.

    thanks for the other tips.


    i thought that, same patterns, but different scale (small check SC, large check tie) was ok?

    also, again, any other tie recs for this SC. manton? gdl? bueller? anyone?
     
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    The scale of the checks in the tie and SC are quite similar, actually. Navy grenadine would have been sweet.
     
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    fo rizzle? tie is big check check, SC is tiny.

    anyhow, thanks for the rec. i have one, and will try that out next time. :)
     
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    Check it, my brother:

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    very interesting. i did not look at it like that.

    i was viewing it, that the SC has 3 distinct colors/lines, b/w/gray, and they are all very small lines/checks. the tie is just a big b&w (slight navy threads in the black part of the check) houndstooth check. but i can see how you would consider the scale to be similar the way you have graphed it so fancily. maybe irl it looks different. it was a very close up pic.

    also, as you have it enlarged, it is blurry, thus kind of merging the lines in the SC. in actuality they are more distinctly separate, and small in scale.

    anyhow. all the feedback is much appreciated. thanks! :)
     
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    It might be helpful to think of patterns in three dimensions: scale, "business" and contrast. Scale is how big a frame you need to get a picture of the pattern that repeats, so that there's no pattern outside the frame that isn't repeated inside the frame. "Business" is about how many lines you've got in that frame. So while the tie and SC are on the same scale, the SC is much busier that the tie. Finally, contrast is how clearly defined the lines of the pattern are. Both the tie and the SC seem to have a lot of contrast here, and that's the hardest kind of pattern matching to do.
     
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    Guys, guys, guys. Let's not overthink all this too much.
     
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    ^^ very well said. especially the bold. thanks. ^^

    but you still love it right? ;)
     
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    lolwat.

    also, i will assume that means you think my combo is awesome. :)
     
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    (anyone who knows/owns that square knows that it's not that shade of orange but a darker, earthier rust)

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    Ummm...my mother always taught me that if I didn't have anything nice to say about something I shouldn't say anything at all.

    Sorry!
     
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    GDL - I dig the suit fabric. Deets?
     
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    That one is H. Lesser. The heavier one, not the 9oz one
     
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    Cool. It looks heavier. Sharskin worsted or basically a heavy hopsack?
     
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    :( no worries


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