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whnay.'s good taste thread

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

  1. Hampton

    Hampton Senior member

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    + 1
     
  2. fritzl

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    alright. the picture in my head was incorrect.

    now, i wait for your experience report. thanks for clarifying.
     
  3. Mr. Moo

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    Can we please not make this a fritzl shoe thread? :confused:
     
  4. whnay.

    whnay. Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    I agree with Moo - let's keep on topic guys. Otherwise the delete hammer will be swung...
     
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    sugarbutch Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    whnay. Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Damn SB, great contribution. Others will disagree but I really like #1 and #2.
     
  7. Fuuma

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    Can you guys start wearing plain white linen squares so your fit stop sucking? I'll let you know when you're good enough to get your other squares out. Thanks.
     
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    What's not to like? I like 3 best and 1 is close.
     
  9. mafoofan

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    #1 is pretty good. My only complaint is that the cream motif in the square is slightly repetitive of the white dots in the tie--not because they are both the same-shaped motif, but because they are both dotted (even if not both actual dots).

    #2 through #4 I don't like. #2 and #3 suffer from having pocket squares matched to closely to their shirts. The tie in #2 also clashes with the shirt--too close in saturation. I mostly blame the shirt. That slightly darker blue is hard to wear. I don;t like the square in #4--again repeating the dotting in the tie.

    #5 is okay. Though I'd prefer to see something other than a plain white linen square. If you want to keep the square, I'd swap in a blue-on-white patterned shirt.
     
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    Ouch. While pocket square fail is the most common fail, I don't think you can just sub in a white linen one and expect to solve everything. Like white shirts, white squares are not nearly as universally applicable as many might think. They tend to look terrible with solid shirts, whether white or blue.
     
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    I like the tie in #3, SB - who makes it?
     
  13. oldog/oldtrix

    oldog/oldtrix Senior member

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    I've worn the same combination, only inside-out, or upside down, or maybe sideways:

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    Foofed: Spoiler-ed the quoted image. Everyone, please spoiler these on your own so we don't clog up the thread. Thanks.
     
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    Sugarbutch, I think all these are great. I like 1 and 2 best.
     
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    thumbs up
     
  16. Fuuma

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    I honestly like them with everything, what is more t I generally hate the "let's add a colour to complete the spectrum" technique you guys are using, preferring something close to another element in the fit, say a blue ps w. a blue tie (obviously not the same blue at all), the way you guys do it, it just looks like those leather bars gay sex codes and is visually jarring. I just know that if I had to deal with tie/shirt/ps/suit/shoes and was concerned with colour, pattern and texture (as you are), I'd remove one constraint by going for white linen. I am of course caricaturing as I found many of the matches posted here to be visually pleasing, although maybe overcomplicated by including too much colour for my arguably personal taste.

    The series of MC thread has influenced me in dressing menswear-ish today (navy blazer + blue stripped bd+white linen square+apc raw+tan suede clarks), however wearing coloured squares often is where I draw the poofy line.
     
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    +1. i think i like 4 the best. not sure why, i just find it pleasing to the eye.
     
  18. mafoofan

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    To be fair, I'm not sure anyone else is really towing the "fill-in the spectrum" line other than me. Also, I would never match a blue square to a blue shirt like you suggest.

    Did you think my outfits were that bad? Interested in your feedback. Probably too much color--though I think I am less elaborately colorful than many, if not most.
     
  19. gdl203

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    My approach with squares (going back to how my dad taught me to dress and how to wear a pochette) is closer to what Fuuma is saying than to the "add a color" approach. I intuitively pick a square that picks up a minor color in the tie or shirt, or that is of a different gradations of a color already there.

    Then again, probably 50% of the time, there's already a square in the breast pocket, I take a look and think "eh, good enough".

    I do not subscribe to the white square theory though - I think those rarely look good with anything that's not uber-CBD in an old banker/lawyer kind of way, because it just adds a layer of formality that more often than not I'm trying to avoid. If anything, I like my square to soften the overall CBD look, not make me look stiffer.
     
  20. mafoofan

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    Interesting.

    Also, filling in the spectrum is not the same as adding color. At least, not in my take.
     

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