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whnay.'s good taste thread

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

  1. mafoofan

    mafoofan THE FOO Dubiously Honored

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    If you have any hesitation about the "pop" of color, avoid it altogether. You are better off distributing some punchiness across the entire outfit--but, that means just a degree or two, whereas most overdo it.
     


  2. Fraiche

    Fraiche Senior member

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    Thank you SF veterans for opening this dialogue and posting pics. The finesse required in this subject definitely needs this type of discussion.

    Perhaps someone can post well-balanced combinations on other folks to give us noobs an idea? e.g. pics of Luca or from the Sartorialist maybe?
     


  3. in stitches

    in stitches Kung Joo Moderator

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    i think this is of utmost importance. as i have been reading this and other recent threads today, i have seen that in plenty of cases, some very well regarded people here have had differences of opinions on specific looks. some minor, some major.

    the important thing imo is, to pick up on the genreal ideas and concepts, and implement them into your wardrobe as best as as possible. there will be success, and there will be failure, and everything in between. but it has to be something you come to on your own to some degree. if you are just a copying a look here, and a look here, you will never be able to put something together on your own.
     


  4. KayJay85

    KayJay85 Senior member

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    Great thread
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    Thanks to all those who are posting and critiquing. It is very enlightening. Not sure what sparked this resurgence of posting from Manton et al but I like the life breathed into the forum

    KJ
     


  5. ColdEyedPugilist

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  6. Mr. Moo

    Mr. Moo Boxercise Toughguy

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    Yeah, see, I agree completely with this. But Manton up there mentioned a pop of color, so I wonder what it looks like/is supposed to look like, when done right...
     


  7. Mr. Moo

    Mr. Moo Boxercise Toughguy

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  8. Mr. Moo

    Mr. Moo Boxercise Toughguy

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    Agreed on the stamp part... but just wondering what it would look like when it's done right. :)
     


  9. ColdEyedPugilist

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    This would be as far as I'm willing to go... with a gradation of colour.

    To me, an overly 'popped' accessory, if not coherent with the rest of one's ensemble, would create an awful visual imbalance (especially with a PS) that draws the eye away from the face and to said accessory.
     


  10. ColdEyedPugilist

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    Not sure the 'pop' can be done right; coherence with the other elements in one's ensemble is still the overriding concern.
     


  11. unbelragazzo

    unbelragazzo Jewfro Dubiously Honored

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    +1. I didn't like Manton's version of the sedate outfit with square for "lift" either. I've never understood the philosophy of "one crazy thing with a bunch of other normal things".
     


  12. whnay.

    whnay. Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    It's next level shit is all, many have tried (including me) and failed....
     


  13. gazman70k

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    Right by whose eyes? For every one combination, there are a multitude of views of too dull, too garish, too costumey, too studied, too disharmonious, too Italian, too English, too Continental, too Luca, too Lino, ...

    Besides, all our pictures so far are close ups of four items - shirt, square, tie and jacket. And its just not having the full wardrobe since we exclude the context of occasion, mood, personality and perhaps even the halo effect of individual or specific brands. I feel that threads like this can evolve to be far too academic, bordering on intellectual masturbation.

    Fortunately (or unfortunately), the five people that I would take their views seriously - three used to post here and two have never frequented this site.
     
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  14. hendrix

    hendrix Ill-proportioned

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    so...this whole taste thing is based around a window of suit, PS, tie and shirt?
    And everyone here is posting attemping to conform to whnay's taste?
    This is all very interesting to me.
    I love some of the patterns on the pocketsquares...
     
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  15. hendrix

    hendrix Ill-proportioned

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    Was thinking the same thing.

    I guess isolation and removing context can be a, well, intellectual exercise that's interesting to some posters. I don't know about the actual benefit of it in terms of learning to dress better, but it's interesting all the same.
     
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