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whnay.'s good taste thread

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

  1. JPHardy

    JPHardy Senior member

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    Other than linen or cotton would take away from the seasonable and casual feeling of the outfit for me.
     
  2. Manton

    Manton Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    I'm all for more pics. I can only post one day, though. I'm not going to model just for this.
     
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    You probably would have saved a lot of bickering with me had you said this previously.
     
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    Foo, out of curiosity, what sort of square might you have chosen had you worn this? I struggle with questions like this, and I likely would have opted for plain white, which may have ended up looking washed out against the color of the suit..
     
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  6. Manton

    Manton Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    I think white would have been best but I still think the shirt and tie are too close.
     
  7. Manton

    Manton Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Tie is ugly. Square is meh and in a kind of netherworld between too much contrast and too little. It neither complements nor adds anything fresh.
     
  8. Axelman 17

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    New suit from Frank, Lesser 9oz.

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    Navy is always in good taste and you can never have enough of it.

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  9. oldog/oldtrix

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  10. Manton

    Manton Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    hard to tell from that pic. Naturally I don't like the red tie, though I like the pattern. The square, which might be nice in another context, does not work in this one at all. but everything is so washed out that I can't tell too much.
     
  11. Manton

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    awful tie and ok square that does not work in this context.

    I think I am completely over green shirts.
     
  12. Eustace Tilley

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    Just leaving the office and snapped a pic in the elevator for this thread. My rotten photo happily adheres to Manton's wish that this thread deal with pattern and not fit:

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  13. Pliny

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    re ODOT' tie Manton - respectfully, why awful? (square is nice IMO)
     
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  15. Manton

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    tan & black = awful combination.

    Your grace period is almost over.
     
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  16. Eustace Tilley

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    While not great, I thought that was one of o/o's better combos. The tan is too light though.
     
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  17. Manton

    Manton Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    I would choose a different square here. Well, really, I almost never wear a square without a tie, but anyway, I think the neat pattern of the square is a little to close in scale to the small pattern of the jacket.
     
  18. Eustace Tilley

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    Yup, fair point. I've culled my collection of silk squares after having gone the 'nothing but white linen with suits' route, and had to make do with this one.
     
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    Or what - you start getting frank with him? :laugh:
     
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