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whnay.'s good taste thread

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

  1. Sander

    Sander Senior member

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    Where can this essay be found?
     
  2. aravenel

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    Would also be interested in reading--the links I found from Googling seemed to be dead.

    Sigh, Vox, we miss you :(
     
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  3. msulinski

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    I can't speak to the OneShirt or OneShoe idea, and I don't know that I agree with either. I happen to own several pairs of shoes, and was trying to recommend something that worked in a business casual context.
     
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  4. mafoofan

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    There is no OneShirt. Solid blue shirts are just the backbone of my shirt wardrobe. The OneShoe also isn't worn absolutely all the time. I also wear black punch caps when I need or want to be extra business formal. And, obviously, I wear different shoes with my dinner suit.
     
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  5. ColdEyedPugilist

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    Texture and / or a prominent pattern makes a big difference in whether or not an orphaned suit jacket can pass muster as a blazer or odd jacket. I understand your point about the casual navy blazer suit (I have one myself) but remember, we are speaking of a garment with deliberate detailing to increase its versatility as both a suit jacket (worn with the matching pants) and an odd jacket with non-matching trousers.

    Anyway guys, can someone friggin post a #%*+=!!! fit please, there's too damn many words, and it's making my head hurt.
     
  6. bboysdontcryy

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    I do think context is key -- Don't know who Recondite was disbursing the advice to, but considering the nature of the question, one can probably infer it to be coming from someone new to menswear, and just starting a wardrobe. In the specific circumstances, honestly, I think the comment regarding a navy and charcoal suit that would allow one to pair items differently is, fair and okay. I'd hardly recommend somebody starting out to buy a sports jacket in the heavier material and bolder patterns that mark one out. I might, however, qualify my advice to the person and explain my rationale so he knows where I'm coming from.
     
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    Just because people have worn it before, especially in a utilitarian manner (fighting a war in the desert) does not make it tasteful.

    Will post an actual fit pic in a bit to see what yall think of it!
     
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    Ok, pics! Sorry no full length today... It's cloudy out, so no light in the apartment.

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    Foo will probably hate the white shirt and PS. Suit is a darker navy.

    Edit: Sorry for the tiny pic, larger now.

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  9. msulinski

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    I'm going to take a stab at this too.

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    Closeup:

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    I have always argued that if it is hot enough for shorts, it's too hot to wear a jacket. The combination of shorts and a sports coat or blazer is silly regardless by whom it has previously been worn. It was discussed in another thread a while back and someone claimed it looks great because it was once worn by British officers, but the only pictures I have ever come across have been of the British desert uniform from WWII, i.e. a light cotton uniform and NOT anything more formal with (wool) jackets.

    Style generally has a practical history, but this seems really far fetched and made up by confused people in Bermuda with nothing better to do.
     
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    Ms - I think tie and PS together are too shiny-on-shiny and fancy-on-fancy, if that makes any sense. Especially with a pinstripe suit which is all business. Also the jacket doesn't seem to fit to well but that could just be the pose.

    Tie and suit are not bad together, although I'd prefer the tie a little more brown and less yellow.
     
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    Thanks for the feedback. I had to contort my arm quite a bit to take the photo, which is why the jacket looks like it does. It actually fits pretty well (at least I think so). Almost all of my pocket squares are silk, so maybe I need more matte-finish ties or cotton pocket squares.
     
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    I'd second this. Also, I personally am not crazy about this sort of woven tie, I very rarely find jacquard pattern ties that I like. Most of my woven ties are stripes or simple patterns (glen check, spot).
     
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    Definitely invest in a white linen square if you haven't already, unless :foo: has convinced you that they are useless.
     
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    I do have one, but thought I would try to be slightly more adventurous here.
     
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    Now that's more like it!

    Unfortunately, I'm on vaca somewhere in Asia right now and will not be wearing any Classic Menswear ensembles (as defined by this thread) for the next 2 weeks. Instead, it's going to be plain dark crewneck tees and short-sleeved polos, chino shorts, linen shirts, BDs, tan cotton trousers etc...

    Ciao!
     
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    Here, just to get a bit more pics into this thread, here is something I wore last week. It's a reworking of an outfit I posted in here some time ago that got no love (rightfully so, I did a lot of things wrong with it). I think it's much better now, and appreciate the advice I got in here.

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    Looks good, although I like a more colorful pocket square with a casual outfit.
     
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    ^in this case I think something other than a white linen PS would be better
     

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