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whnay.'s good taste thread

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

  1. abidj

    abidj Well-Known Member

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    mrchris, which photo is a better representation of the true color?
     


  2. Cantabrigian

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    Small shirt pattern + small tie pattern is a special risk of optical illusion effect.

    Don't love that tie but the scales work well IMO.
     


  3. MrChris

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    The first photo gives a more accurate view of the shirt and tie, while the second photo might give a better representation of the jacket color (navy).
     


  4. unbelragazzo

    unbelragazzo Jewfro Dubiously Honored

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    unbelragazzo Jewfro Dubiously Honored

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    To flesh out a bit more - I don't think Chris's combo looks terrible. But I think the tie pattern looks kind of big and garish on top of the smaller scaled stripes. Wider spaced stripes would bring the two more into balance so the dots on the tie wouldn't look so big. It helps Chris that his stripes are a tad darker and wider than zbromer's, or at least it seems so to me from the pics, but I think wider spacing would improve things further.
     


  6. in stitches

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    interesting.


    sorry, i dont see how this addresses addresses the small stripe/large neat, issue. am i missing something?
     


  7. MrChris

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    My interpretation of Manton's answer:
    Two lage patterns = bad combo
    Two small patterns = so-so
    Small stripe/large neat ("varying the scale") = prefered combination
     


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  9. in stitches

    in stitches Kung Joo Moderator

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    hahaha. you are biased though. i do agree with that, however.
     
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    Doing my GDL imitation.

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    9.0000° N, 79.5000° W
     


  11. gdl203

    gdl203 Affiliate Vendor Dubiously Honored Affiliate Vendor

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    Don't hold the cameraphone so close to your crotch - think about the radiations !
     
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  12. Manton

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  13. sugarbutch

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    Are those bugs on your hankie?
     


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    ^ Without the PS, I'd totally wear that.
     


  15. in stitches

    in stitches Kung Joo Moderator

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    i love the suit and tie, dont mind the PS, i like the tie on Manton, but i can never spring for those chunky knits. my loss.
     


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