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whnay.'s good taste thread

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

  1. in stitches

    in stitches Senior member Moderator

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    i like FCs but they never seem to be comfortable for me. i think i would need to go bespoke to really be happy with a FC.
     
  2. in stitches

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    As long as it doesn't wing out of the sweater, I think this collar looks good without stays.
     
  4. aravenel

    aravenel Senior member

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    Yeah, I prefer most collars without stays. Gives a much nicer roll around the tie knot. Some shirts don't take well to this, but most are fine.

    In this particular example, I think it looks just fine without the stays.
     
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  5. in stitches

    in stitches Senior member Moderator

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    interesting, i always wear stays. they are the thin, very pliable, plastic ones. i feel they give the collar the structure i want, while not making it look too rigid. horses for courses of coure.
     
  6. patrickBOOTH

    patrickBOOTH Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    I haven't worn them in years.
     
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  7. YRR92

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    Dangerously, I couldn't find anything really wrong with what I wore today. I'd like to hear the opinions of those who know more than me, though. The square stands out a little bit, I guess, but I don't think it's bad. Any advice or suggestions would be great.

    Let's see how I do.

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  8. Louis XIV

    Louis XIV Senior member

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    Button up that collar, you are no Italian tycoon
     
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    90% of the time, I do. I just felt like doing this today. This shirt doesn't have a very nice roll to the collar, anyway. It's almost certainly better taste to button it.

    And let's be real, I'm more cut out for "ne'er-do-well scion of an Italian tycoon" than anything else.
     
  10. Cantabrigian

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    Silk knots are sad placeholders for what could have been.

    Where's Manton?
     
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    When I wear cufflinks it is mother of pearl.
     
  12. poorsod

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    Silk knots can be a practical alternative to cufflinks because they have no metal in them. That's useful for those who might have to go through metal detectors or work with strong magnets.

    Personally I stopped wearing French cuff shirts because I can't be bothered with cufflinks or silk knots in the morning.
     
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    Yesterday:

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    Today (shirt is pale blue check):

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    It looks like no one is evaluating these anymore. Does anyone else feel like commenting?
     
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    First off, I declare for :foo: in the Great French Cuff Debate of February Fifth. In fact, FCs with everything was one of my non-rule rules (I liked that thread). A quick drive-by commenting on today's posted fits:
    Huzzah for the removal of the patches! This looks good in the long shot, so I wonder if the vibrancy of the hank in the close-up misrepresents the color. Yea to long-shot version, nay to close-up.
    In an otherwise "cool" colors combination, the brown hank seems random. A different tie to relieve the blueness would have done wonders.
    I don't know if my dislike for the tie is idiosyncratic, so I can only say that I don't like the tie. If consensus coalesces around my dislike, then it may not be in good taste.
    Unfastened collar buttons are something that a confident, stylish man gets away with. Let's button them up, shall we? The hank is utterly random in color and pattern. It would have been better to go without.
    The coordination of the tie and shirt are not inherently not in good taste, but you must commit to being the purple dandy. The hank suggests you lost your nerve.
    If the suit is the relatively smooth worsted it appears to be, the hank shouldn't be so lustrous. There's not enough variation of texture.
    If the bright portion of the hank were just peeking out, I would really like this. Now, have your way with me. A bit overexposed, so dial down the lightness of everything a touch: [​IMG]
     
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  17. in stitches

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    I don't know if my dislike for the tie is idiosyncratic, so I can only say that I don't like the tie. If consensus coalesces around my dislike, then it may not be in good taste.

    ;)
     
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  18. aravenel

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    Damn, SB, way to step up! I like your critiques. I absolutely agree with every one of them.

    For your fit, I'm not a huge fan of the tie, but I've never really liked horizontal striped ties. If someone else more Tasteful than I wants to disagree, then I couldn't argue. I'm also not a big fan of the square--it just kinda seems... There. Like it blends in a bit too much. The pinkish color also seems to be a bit close to the tie. However, I'm guessing a lot of this could just be exposure issues.
     
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  19. aravenel

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    Also, that non-rules rules thread is insanely awesome. IDK how I missed that...
     
  20. acridsheep

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    Like The Highlander, there can be only one Shannon Sharpe. The green and gold square should provide balance and contrast with the rest of the fit.

    Your critique eludes me.
     
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