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whnay.'s good taste thread

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

  1. recondite

    recondite Senior member

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    This isn't a pattern or color failure, it is a contrast failure. The very bold tie stripe, pocket square, and shirt all have the same tone. Change the tone of any one (stripe, shirt, or ps) to a much darker tone, and this outfit would work very well. Some changes would be better than others.

    Allowing the ps to match the shirt is a good move, but not when the tie stripe is doing the same. A navy tie with burgundy or even a deep red repp would fix that. Even a yellow repp on navy without the blue line would work, while being just as bold as your present tie, if not bolder

    If you keep the tie, then the pocket square needs to be solid navy if you wish to keep it blue or maybe better still a dark brown, burgundy, or red tone with at most a hint of light blue in the patten. Better the blue in the pattern be navy to pick up the tie and not light blue to match the shirt.

    You could change the shirt to a midrange blue or robin egg hue. I think even a navy fine line shirt could work, but it would be very tricky to get it right.

    If you are really bold, try a red or burgundy fine line shirt or even a red candy stripe, this would be more tricky still but it could be awesome in effect. Although, this might defeat your purpose of matching largely blue accessories.

    I might also recommend that you minimize the impact of your present shirt with a waistcoat/vest matching the jacket or a cardigan that is noticeably to substantially darker than the shirt. If you do this, you would still need to tone down the ps though to at least a medium or royal blue.

    If you think an outfit is to matchy or clashing, think contrast failure first, and change the tone of any one of the clashing elements, before you give up entirely on your proposed composition.

    Just my opinion. YMMV.
     
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  2. Hampton

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    + 1
     
  3. unbelragazzo

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    Looks good, g. Small quibble - I would have gone with small stripes on the shirt instead of small checks. Also, we should jam some time if you know what to do with that bass in the background.
     
  4. RogerC

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    Yes, but does the wood grain match his socks? (I'll bring my 335).
     
  5. in stitches

    in stitches Senior member Moderator

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    anyone have deets on the shoes gdl is wearing. i always forget the maker on those.
     
  6. gdl203

    gdl203 Senior member Dubiously Honored Affiliate Vendor

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    Vass U-cap in Burgundy Italian Calf, on the U last
     
  7. in stitches

    in stitches Senior member Moderator

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    thanks, where did you pick those up?
     
  8. gdl203

    gdl203 Senior member Dubiously Honored Affiliate Vendor

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    I ordered them from Vass
     
  9. in stitches

    in stitches Senior member Moderator

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    cool. how did you do that? i go to the website all the time and its always says "under construction..." :(
     
  10. sugarbutch

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  11. in stitches

    in stitches Senior member Moderator

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    i dont wanna whine, i wanna kop. :)
     
  12. sugarbutch

    sugarbutch Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    There are various factions in the thread, some recommend the website, the telephone, a proxy, going in person, blah blah blah. And that's before you even get into the disputes about last and size equivalency...
     
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  13. in stitches

    in stitches Senior member Moderator

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    :fu: it sound like that delving in will be not without pain. BUT I WILL MUSTER ON NO MATTER THE COST!!!
     
  14. Cantabrigian

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    In that case, I'll do it for you and send you a bill when I'm done.
     
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  15. in stitches

    in stitches Senior member Moderator

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    :inlove:

    Glad to see that the U last can look so good (have monks on the U myself, but seem to prefer the F now).
     
  17. TheTukker

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    Here you go; best to email them (info@vass-cipo.hu).
     
  18. in stitches

    in stitches Senior member Moderator

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    thanks!
     
  19. Pliny

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    - snap,lol I have exact same style and color Gdl nice look
     
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  20. stupendous

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    I ordered an MTO pair from user tombrone who sells Vass on SF, as well as offering a proxy service. There are others, I believe, who also offer a similar service (Kolecho?). Would suggest you know exactly what you want in terms of colour, lasts and such.

    Good luck, and post pics when you get whatever you order! [​IMG]
     

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