whnay.'s good taste thread

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

  1. in stitches

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    lol. and judging by the way the tops or your collar, by your neck, almost overlap, i imagine that even 14.5 is a tad large. you ever try MTM or something? again, no hate, im a fan of your fits, just a small and pointless nitpick that would usually annoy me if i was reading someone else post it. :(
     


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    An abiding memory of a trip to NYC nearly 20 years ago is having breakfast on a work day early in a diner in Chelsea and seeing a man there with his suit jacket off before he went to work wearing silk patterned braces [suspenders], white OCBD with monogrammed pocket and cuffs, bold (maybe Brooks No1) American repp tie, and big clumpy highly shined longwings (AE or Alden, I guess, maybe Florsheim's in those days). With the possible exception of the tie (I appear to collect them even if I don't wear them that often here), all anathema to my London sensibilities. But in the context of NYC, completely appropriate and acceptable, even laudable. Context is (almost) everything.
     


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    I plan on shamelessly copying this look tomorrow, swapping a forest green grenadine for the tie. Thank you for the inspiration.
     


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    Are all your tieless fits with BD shirts? Your collars are always standing up nicely, didn't know if that was due to the bespoke jackets/shirts or something else (hopefully not those magnetic collar stays :) )
     


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    No, definitely no magnetic collars for me... Most are BD but not all. If the collar is cut properly, with a high enough band, the right length points and the right interlining, it will stay up as long as I'm wearing my jacket - it is pretty much physically impossible for my custom shirt collars to slip down under the jacket's lapels like some RTW shirts used to do.
     
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    I will persist in my apparently heterodox views and say that while I like this, wider spaced stripes would be better IMHO.
     


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    oh look, its MR FANCY PANTS COLLARS!

    ;)
     


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    unbelragazzo Jewfro Dubiously Honored

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    I meant to post this earlier....since my earlier attempt with this suit was roundly discredited, here is try #2. Better?

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    unbelragazzo Jewfro Dubiously Honored

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    This is very nice IMHO. I feel like I may have asked you this before about that suit, but what's the fabric?
     


  11. Manton

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    fabric is a woodehouse, tip top find from years ago
     


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    unbelragazzo Jewfro Dubiously Honored

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    It's birdseye? Or sharkskin? Or nailhead?
     


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    a nailhead like pattern called crows foot
     


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    Manton - love suit, shirt and tie. Don't love the square with them, something of a cool vs warm vibe. Were you wearing black shoes ?
     


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    dark brown
     


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