whnay.'s good taste thread

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

  1. comrade

    comrade Senior member

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    Nice tweed. The rest is regretable.
     
  2. Fantastic Mr Foxx

    Fantastic Mr Foxx Senior member

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    Thank you, but that's not tweed, but merino wool. :)

    Regretable? Care to explain?
     
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  3. RDiaz

    RDiaz Senior member

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    Guessed today's outfit is "boring" enough for this thread... [​IMG]

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  4. whnay.

    whnay. Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Ouch...
     
  5. Fuuma

    Fuuma Franchouillard Modasse

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    This is almost offensively ugly and sorta looks like a geeky exercise in showing up online people how you can match pattern and colours. Back to basics as you apparently can't do it as well as you thought.
     
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    Fuuma Franchouillard Modasse

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    This is pretty much trolling as it is not in good taste and you know it. I am not saying it cannot be an aesthetic you like and successfully pull off but it goes against traditional suiting norms and bourgeois good taste which is what people try to work on in this thread. There is a reason I read the thread and don't post my outfits here I probably had one qualifying outfit in 2012 (navy hopsack DB brown tie w. small pattern, white/blue stripped shirt and some brown captoes).
     
  7. Fuuma

    Fuuma Franchouillard Modasse

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    I like those monochrome Thom Browne looks and, colour-wise, this is a more refined version of it (pattern add o the blending and the blue shirt offers less contrast for a more washed-out effect). I have no idea why you added some ps colour explosion or why you'd go for the washed-out monochrome look though, can't you just pick like a darker maroon tie?
     
  8. Manton

    Manton RINO Dubiously Honored

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    It's not really that monochrome, the suit is blue gray, or really gray with a blueish cast, and the tie is sort of a gunmetal brown, sort of brown with a grayish case, I honestly don't know what to call the color of the tie.
     
  9. unbelragazzo

    unbelragazzo Jewfro Dubiously Honored

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    Glad that at least I didn't offend anybody! Close call there.
     
  10. Burton

    Burton Senior member

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    I do think there is a lot to Fuuma's point here. I believe that everyone posting here and reading the thread is trying to get an understanding of a certain aesthetic. Certain people do it well and others don't--but want to learn. I think there should be one rule to the thread which is, you cannot just bash someone's fit. You need to explain your disapproval--provide a rationale. I asked Manton the other day to provide details (which he did--and they were helpful). Without the raionale all you have are opinions thrown about without context.

    In the end, I can like my jacket and Manton can hate it, but I can't ignore the fact that others will react as he did. If the goal of this thread is to provide examples of clothing which are universally (as much as that is possible) tasteful than criticism with reason is key--soemtimes that can sting.
     
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  11. whnay.

    whnay. Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Do people actually get offended?
     
  12. Burton

    Burton Senior member

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    The criticism has been pretty light here so far - but we have both seen people get completely twisted. (Plenty of threads here which contain plenty of vitriol) If I post something I am looking for opinions. That said you can't learn anything (which to me means learning to give the exact impression I want with my clothing) without criticism that includes a rationale.
     
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  13. Despos

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    It comes off as a tone on tone effect, sort of a one-note look, except for the PS which is thinking "Am I in the right venue, not sure I belong here?"

    PS, Musella had good points to make
     
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  14. Manton

    Manton RINO Dubiously Honored

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    Musella's points made no sense to me. I mean, I don't know what he means buy the collar "laying" improperly, it looks perfect to me and it grips my neck at all times. As to the height of the gorge, that is the regional style.
     
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    Despos Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Hard to know for sure from these photo angles.

    Not so much on this one but about 4 out of 5 times I want your pocket square to be the tie and would use the tie for the pocket square.
     

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