whnay.'s good taste thread

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

  1. in stitches

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    clap - i think that is great.
     


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    Not sure if classified KISS, am i still doin it rite?

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    Speaking of, it's sad that he seems to have abandoned his own nice creation over here. His (and other's) critique would be most welcome.

    As for the tie question, I think I've come to prefer lighter, maybe even slightly 'flimsy' ties, even though most conventional wisdom I've come across (at least pre SF) seems to suggest a quality tie should have some heft and body. I like the louche feeling of it - goes well with a softer collar, I think. For all I know it may well be inappropriate for CBD, for those that care about that.
     


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    Stitchy, that looks much better than combination with a green shirt and navy pants. I hope that pants are not navy here.
     


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    thanks, forex. pants are gray, i guess i would say charcoal in shade.
     


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    Paraguas Negro, Clapey, Stitchy: :slayer:
     


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    google translates that as, "Black umbrella" :puzzled:
     


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    It is three posts above yours, the answer.
     


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    Dudes brought their A-game today. Black umbrella - I like all the pieces, but the tie and pocket square are fighting a bit. Neat designs on both tie and pocket square is very difficult.
     


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    i see. must have been your omission of the underscore ("_") that confused me. in any case, thanks SB. i hope you liek the beardyness.


    :cheers: thanks, man.
     


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    I like it, but personally I'd opt for no pocket square in this case. If anything just a simple white linen peeking through a bit. I rarely wear squares with tweed actually, but that's just me.
     


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    thanks for enjoying that thread, I've stayed away for two reasons, I've been very busy with a bunch of stuff and also, I didn't want the thread to serve as a soapbox for just my views. Sometimes I comment on people's fit and after awhile I get tired of hearing my own voice so I can only imagine how others feel. I try to step away and let others give their opinions. I'll try and post in that thread a bit more of only to keep it alive.

    In terms of Beetle's tie, its a nice tie with texture up close but it is a boring tie worn in a boring outfit. I don't mind the outfit and I don't mind the smaller knots but I think if he made a bigger knot, gave the tie an erection for the picture and took a close up, people would like the overall outfit better.
     


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    ^ agreed, the tie has a really nice texture that my pic doesn't showcase. And I was wearing these outfits for job interviews, so boring is what I was going for :D
     


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    When I looked at the pic, that was my thought too. I was hoping that I could push it down enough to keep the pattern minimized, but I ended up ditching the square early in the morning.
     


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    Perhaps, but my objection was not to the lack of tie boaner, but the scale of the knot relative to the collar. I have a couple of ties like this, and I'll use a half-windsor to give it some heft. I know that's against the orthodoxy, but there it is.
     


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