Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Manton, Jul 30, 2012.
This is actually a Holliday & Brown tie as well.
^ so weird that it opens in the same "set" as unbelragazzo's pic when clicked... are you guys ?
Great tie and great fit btw
Very nice except that the square looks too much like the tie/
Uhh ... that's weird. No idea why that happens.
Hmmm for me when I click on zb's pic it just brings up his pic. Weird. I like everything but the square too.
You don't get a little "Prev" link on the bottom right ?
I'm getting it.
z - awesome!
Ima small timer (and even if I weren't) so feel free to ignore.
The sharpest / most formal look is based on black and white. So a casual outfit needs something to soften that. That jacket is obviously informal and already black / white so needs something to break that up.
I'd stay away from powder or baby blue (which is what I imagine you're intuiting with your question about blue - black) buy a nice greyish blue would look good. Not too dark but something obviously not white.
Finish it with a black or maybe navy nit grenadine or knit. Maybe a dark brown. Could also look at something else with texture - linen, shantung, etc.
The jacket looks busy since it has a white ground. I think a patterned tie would be very tough. Maybe a repp stripe if you really don't want to wear a solid.
I think a big part of the problem is the jacket itself. Too close to a suiting without actually being that straightforward.
It makes me sad that you have Barker Black shoes.
why is that?
Because he is a man of stature and substance - a lion in winter. Barker Blacks are for young men who think "being edgy" means buying shoes with a skull and crossbone decoration rather than knowing how to kill a man with a piece of chalk and a roll of tape (like OD/OT).
i would certainly not ignore you!
i hear ya, and appreciate you taking the time to share that. i may try that. i have no issue with solid ties. i quite like them. i just wanted to try the houndstooth on houndstooth, out for a spin. of course, irl, i have gotten lots of compliments. a sure sign of SF failure, lol.
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