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whnay.'s good taste thread

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

  1. in stitches

    in stitches Kung Joo Moderator

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    hey fellas, thanks for all the constructive criticism. i appreciate it, and dont take any of it the wrong way, or as hateful. i know you guys all mean well, and you presented your points very respectfully.

    ill probably make some adjustments, but the idea for me is as follows. im kind of a fun loving guy, so even when my general fit is more OCBD, the socks are a place i feel i can get a little crazy without it wrecking the whole fit. especially because, except for when im sitting down, you cant really even see them. and for that reason, i generally dont concern myself so much with how well they match the top half, just that they work with the shoes and pants, and for the most part i think i succeed at that.

    i can see why that may be considered as tonally off as SB said, or a misguided duality as unbel said, but for me, i am ok with it now. imo, i dont think loud socks would take away from the top half being posted here as good taste. if i were wearing serious FU pants that would be one thing, but if the whole fit is reasonably in good taste, i dont think that socks that may be off prevent the top from belonging here. just my opinion.

    either way, i do understand what you guys are saying, and it does make sense. ill consider it, and in time, it may be another change i make, as i move towards continually boring, yet tasteful clothing choices.

    as always, thanks for the help.
     


  2. Dewi

    Dewi Senior Member

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    Eh, I like the colourful socks, I just don't think that those ones work with those shoes. I think the shoes are too red for red socks, and that navy, or a lighter-than-navy blue would've worked better here.
     


  3. bourbonbasted

    bourbonbasted Cyber Eliitist

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    Thank you, sir. SC is Brunello Cucinelli. I often wear a maroon colored knit with this to bring out the deep-reddish overlay on the gun club check, but was feeling grenadine-y today.
     


  4. Axelman 17

    Axelman 17 Distinguished Member

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    I like the blue grenadine, I think the maroon might be too much of the same. Would be interested to see it though.
     


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    Is a grenadine, especially a solid navy one, not too formal for this arrangement?
     


  6. Cantabrigian

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    Wouldn't have expected to like it - if I'd just read check SC / striped shirt / greandine - but I dig it.

    I think a navy knit subbed in for a navy grenadine would be next level.

    I agree w/ Axel - can't see maroon being better than what you have there already.
     


  7. bourbonbasted

    bourbonbasted Cyber Eliitist

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    I had my hand hovering over a navy knit this morning and went grenadine instead. So close yet so far...
     


  8. unbelragazzo

    unbelragazzo Jewfro Dubiously Honored

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    I guess we'll just have to disagree on this one. I hope we can still be friends.
     
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  9. RDiaz

    RDiaz Distinguished Member

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    I'm dubious about today's shirt being in good taste (and as a consequence, the whole outfit, due to excessive pattern usage), but I ran out of solid light blue shirts; otherwise this would have been a light blue OCBD. The pattern on the jacket is so subtle maybe this is acceptable.

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    Shirt is a med blue/white bengal stripe and I'm thinking it would help if the stripes were lighter, too. Any thoughts?
    Colours are closer to reality on the full body shot.
     
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  10. Axelman 17

    Axelman 17 Distinguished Member

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    Hard to get a handle on the jacket, is it navy? It looks sort of charcoal in the second picture.
     


  11. RDiaz

    RDiaz Distinguished Member

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    it's charcoal, with a darker charcoal and brown windowpane.
     


  12. Axelman 17

    Axelman 17 Distinguished Member

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    Charcoal sportcoats just aren't really my cuppa. I think they are hard to pair and that this look would be much better with a navy SC. FWIW, I don't think the shirt is all that problematic.
     
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    I went without, would appreciate pocket square suggestions?
     
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    ^^^ Jeez how wide are those lapels? Is that a buttonhole on both sides??
     


  15. UnreasonableMan

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    Double breasted jacket. So yes, buttonholes on both sides. Lapels are 4"
     


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