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whnay.'s good taste thread

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

  1. Tirailleur1

    Tirailleur1 Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    DW's last post was more helpful than anything from the last few pages. I Hope we can move on from this.
     
  2. emptym

    emptym Senior member Moderator

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    +1 I think Orgetorix is the best example here.

    Looks like it's a worsted flannel to me too.

    Btw, when most people say "worsted," i think they're using that as shorthand for "worsted plain weave."
     
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    In this case white was worn out of respect for the audience at the meeting portrayed. Trad rules, if you will, would lean towards blue.
     
  4. Patrick R

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    I personally enjoyed Foo's responses (content and delivery) and agree that DW's contributions were very helpful. Thanks to everyone involved.
     
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    Agreed. I hope the recent attacks don't chase him away. I think the community is better off with this input.
     
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    I really don't intend to be contentious, with you, but why is it hard to pull off pairing a black and white glen plaid jacket with a light background with a blue shirt and charcoal pants? There's a good discussion of the joys of wearing light colored sc's on LL if you are curious.
     
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    So you were never awarded Blue then?

    Serge is the traditional cloth for Blazers. Which is a worsted cloth in a twill weave

    We have moved on a bit though.

    A Blazer to me, is a semi formal garment.
     
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    +1, we love you Foo!
     
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    Thanks!
     
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    Truly? I see zero evidence of a brushed nap. Every worsted flannel I've examined has a much less obvious weave due to having a fuzzier, brushed surface.

    Anyway, like I said, even if the cloth is technically a worsted flannel, does it look like what you'd want for a classic "grey flannel suit?"


    Really? I have to disagree. You can make the case fresco is often singled out as its own species, but hopsack is soundly established within the "worsted" genre.
     
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    I wish people would use more photos (not necessarily but preferably their own) and fewer words to try and explain their preferences.

    I agree about the charcoal trousers: light to mid grey is more versatile (and looks better :)).

    And where's gdl to save the thread? He shows by example.
     
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  12. Tirailleur1

    Tirailleur1 Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    another winner
     
  13. Lovelace

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    Mr O'Donnell's character looks like he was dressed by the wardrobe. Which he was.
     
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    I've posted dozens and dozens of photos of myself.
     
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    I find it hard to tell from viewing this picture on my phone, but is this more towards charcoal, or dark grey?
     
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    Whatever the verdict on the pants, I think the red socks look silly.
     
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    Here is an example of, what is to me, an obvious flannel. Even in the close-up of the JCrew or Land's End or whatever suit, it still doesn't look flannel-y.

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  20. Tirailleur1

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    He always wears red socks.
     

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