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whnay.'s good taste thread

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

  1. Thanks SF (a new me)

    Thanks SF (a new me) Senior member

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    @Foo or @Manton...using Stitches (sorry Stitch) gray houndstooth SC being too 60's and limited usefulness, is it because of the pattern, color, or both? I have something similar in Olive/tan/blue/dark blue color; been matching with Bengal and End-on-End shirts to simplify. Any additional shirt pattern (and tie) pairing suggestion? definitely no white shirt for me on this one
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    also, for a charcoal Herringbone SC [ATTACHMENT=5353]512.jpg (3,474k. jpg file)[/ATTACHMENT]
    , again very limited pairing with blue shirts (stripes and solid) and sometimes white OCBD at night. Also looking for pairing suggestions other than blue..

    Thanks in advance
     
  2. Slewfoot

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    Ahh yes. Forgot about the inner workings. I'm fine to add the top buttons if need be. Will first wear it this Spring / Summer to see how it feels / looks.
     
  3. mafoofan

    mafoofan Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Here, smooth out the sides and add the buttons; then you have perfection:

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  4. Kaplan

    Kaplan Senior member

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    Thanks Foo.

    While I'm the sort of stylistically challenged type who appreciate and occasionally wear all solids,


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    I also know that's it not of the specific species of 'good taste' as defined by this thread.

    Within those parameters, I feel this random Italian's fit could actually benefit from some pattern in the tie and/or shirt, probably because the coat isn't loud enough:

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    while this next one looks fine to me:

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    (assuming for sake of argument that both tie and shirt are solid, as they appear in the pic).
     
  5. DocHolliday

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    Heh -- I had noticed too.
     
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  6. Willin

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    Foo, this isn't a pocketsquare and charcoal trouser fail? Also, are those amoeba's on his tie?
     
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  7. mafoofan

    mafoofan Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    We've discussed that pic before. Years ago. The trousers are not charcoal--but even so, yes, they would be better lighter in my opinion. It's not squareFAIL because he's managed to pick exactly the rusty, brickish sort of brown that marries his shoes to his jacket without bursting out at your eyes. That said, this is very hard to get right. and is more likely to fail. I would not copy.
     
  8. teddieriley

    teddieriley Senior member

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    Wait, you smell that?
    Can't remember if I posted this one already. That's a white linen square.
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    What I'm wearing today. Navy knit tie. Kent Wang square. Barker Black shoes.
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  9. Willin

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    ^Both seem to lean more to the peacocking end of the spectrum.
     
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  10. ThinkDerm

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    That jacket would not make good ties. You are both wrong.
     
  11. gyalos

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    I always thought that most italian businessmen (most italian men probably) are trying to imitate the Avocatto. This is especially true for those who came of age in the 60s or 70s.

    Silvio falls under this category, but I actually I like his style. It is essentially the Italian business uniform, as foo prescribed, minus the PS which would be a no-no for a politician. Another difference may be that his shirts tend to be solid light blue, but I think that the overall effect does not deviate from what foo referred to in his blog post.

    The suits if I am not mistaken are by Caraceni and the ties are always blue macclesfield marinellas. All in all, the best dressed politician today.

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  12. mafoofan

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    Yes, on second thought, you are right. Burn the jacket.
     
  13. Slewfoot

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    I made it in life! I've finally been Foofed!

    Thanks for the visual.
     
  14. msulinski

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    I just wanted to get an opinion on this shirt. I would most likely wear it with odd jackets, like the one below. I'm not sure what else it goes with (if anything). I can always return it. Thanks.

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    Allow me to try my hand at overthinking:

    I'm generally a fan of black shoes and I think Americans wear brown shoes far to often, but here I see not necessarily that the shoes detract, just that they don't offer the best fit.

    Charcoal suits definitely need black shoes, but lighter grays are too cold and need some warm grounding or they risk looking washed out, and black does not provide that. That suit is of a mid-grey tone where it straddles the boundary.

    I think burgundy, oxblood or dark brown suede would have provided a bit more warmth without being too contrast-y as a mid-brown shoe.
     
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    I find that "French Blue" is hard to pair with both shoes and socks.
     
  17. msulinski

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    What are your thoughts on burgundy/oxblood with charcoal suits?
     
  18. hendrix

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    I think burgundy-#8-oxblood all look great with nearly anything tbh, especially charcoal and navy.

    I think that's why the OneShoe is so versatile.
     
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    Color wise, likely. Style wise, seems a bit too country.
     
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    When I think about it though, I still think black is better than burgundy with charcoal.

    what I really don't like is the burgundy tones pair with creams and tans. Brown looks better IMO.

    e.g. I think this is bad
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    but this is good
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    (aside from the fact that I dislike those sloop things). (credit asuitablewardrobe.dynend.com)

    I'm sure the first one is a classic combination or whatever, I just find it jarring.
     
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