whnay.'s good taste thread

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

  1. DocHolliday

    DocHolliday Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Yes, I'd agree with that -- that's why I said glen plaid suitings are "mostly" gray and sedate. And I almost mentioned fuzziness as a criteria. But my greater point stands, I think.

    Personally, I wouldn't wear clear-cut, small-scale brown glen plaid at all.
     
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    This. Or you're on AAAC. Or both.
     


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    sinfjotli Senior member

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    Parker whnay posted a fit a while ago, which to my noob eyes looks very nice, and which is on the surface very similar to aravanel.

    Parker whnay:

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    aravanel
    I assume Parker's whnay's fit is in good taste? Do I understand the discussion above correctly, that the things that make the fit work (compared to aravenel) are:
    - patch pockets
    - lighter trousers
    - solid tie (what looks like grenadine)?
     
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  4. aravenel

    aravenel Senior member

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    So while we are at it, what sorts of colors and patterns would you recommend for an odd jacket? Glen plaid is, clearly, fraught with danger :) Windowpanes I gather you do not like, though I have seen some that I did. Solid greys are, as pointed out above, clearly right out :)

    What should I be looking for as I build out my wardrobe?
     


  5. Slewfoot

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    I believe that's whnay and not parker, but regardless the points you mentioned above are correct and perhaps the most important is the scale of the checks. whnay's are much larger and therefore more sporty/casual.
     


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    You can never go wrong with tweeds. Just check out the link here to get a feel for patterns:

    http://www.tweed-jacket.com/CLOTH PAGE/CLOTH GALLERY/index.htm
     


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    dopey Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    As used in this thread, deny.
    In normal English usage, there is nothing about it that is in poor taste or that isn't in good taste. It is just not a particularly inspired riff on or careful implementation of classic themes.
     


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    Manton RINO Dubiously Honored

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    re: 3312

    -much larger plaid
    -better, more saturated colors
    -patch pockets
    -lighter pants
    -no dots on the tie
     


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    Iunno, Dave. The scale of the check appear to be neck and neck.
     


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    While I'm feeling contrary, a word on patch pockets: They can be lovely things. SF adores them. But any suggestion that sportcoats must have them is misguided. Get them if you like them. But the question of their formality, in terms of appropriateness or overall good taste, is an academic point that will be appreciated only by online menswear enthusiasts.
     


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    I do love tweeds... Problem is that aside from the basic herringbones, they are hard to find RTW, and I'm not in a place where I can go building a wardrobe full of bespoke SCs :( Will definitely keep my eyes open though.

    Really wish Bookster made a less-structured cut; I have long coveted many of their fabrics, but the super structured traditional hacking jacket just isn't what I'm looking for.
     


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    The old Apparel Arts artists share your fondness.
     


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    Really? To my eyes whnay's look much bigger especially in the body.
     


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    molto spezzato, si?
     


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