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whnay.'s good taste thread

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

  1. ColdEyedPugilist

    ColdEyedPugilist Senior member

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    Stichy, the question is: What's your focal point?

    The shirt? The tie? The suit / jacket?

    These days, I prefer to let the tie (and occasionally, the suit / jacket) do the talking; this means I require shirts in highly neutral tones, of which sky-blue is my go-to. Except for a very pale purple gingham-check twill, all I ever wear these days is blue shirts (plain or consertively patterned).

    Don't get me wrong; I'm not advocating loud, satiny ties or overly fussy jackets.

    I AM saying that I prefer the tie or the jacket to have more 'visual interest' than the shirt.

    An overabundance of visually interesting garments or accessories in any ensemble leaves the eye confused as to where to look, and ruins the entire effect.
     


  2. sugarbutch

    sugarbutch Bearded Prick Dubiously Honored

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    Better not let NORE hear you talking like that...
     




  3. in stitches

    in stitches Kung Joo Moderator

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    well, my focal point is all 3. at present i am not looking for any one piece to stand out. i want to always be wearing a coherent combination that looks good, and brings out the best in each item.


    good news for me. sucks for SB.
     


  4. Pliny

    Pliny Senior member

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    agree about the lighter blue solid- chambray might be your thing- textured
     


  5. sugarbutch

    sugarbutch Bearded Prick Dubiously Honored

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    LULZ! I'm a half-breed with a salt-n-pepper beard, and Stitchy is a paleface Joo with a ginger beard. I see how you get it mixed up...
     


  6. ColdEyedPugilist

    ColdEyedPugilist Senior member

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    Maybe you're just really good with Photoshop!:D
     


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    aravenel Senior member

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    I actually do, too... I actually check the username now when replying if it's to one of you or stitches' posts to make sure I am replying to the right person :)
     


  8. sugarbutch

    sugarbutch Bearded Prick Dubiously Honored

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    sugarbutch, The Legendary Kung Foo Bear Joo:

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    Last edited: Nov 14, 2012


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    If nothing else you will want a ton of light blue solid shirts. Don't worry, this is usually a late-in-coming discovery that everyone wishes they had done from day one.


    For a contrasting opinion, I prefer exceedingly boring jackets with a nice striped shirt. OTOH, if wearing a tie, I will likely go for a solid shirt as you get more flexibility in the tie pattern.

    Lol

    Looks like Howard Yount burnt orange knit tie. Bingo?
     


  10. sugarbutch

    sugarbutch Bearded Prick Dubiously Honored

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    Steeeeeeeerike! Lands End. But, yes, burnt orange. :D
     


  11. ColdEyedPugilist

    ColdEyedPugilist Senior member

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    Oops.
     


  12. in stitches

    in stitches Kung Joo Moderator

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    im workin on it. :)


    :laugh:


    :( i would think SB and i are are individualistic enough that no one would be unsure who is talking.


    aaaaaand a new custom title is born.

    looks good btw.
     


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    Pretty sure it's the beard :)
     


  14. in stitches

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    lolz
     


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