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whnay.'s good taste thread

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

  1. countdemoney

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    I have a summer blazersuit in 0520, which I mostly wear as a blazer/odd jacket (with brown horn buttons), and only ocasionally as a suit. The trousers can be worn on their own, too. It's a really nice color that I picked out before I ever saw it mentioned on Styleforum - I think if you saw it, you'd know how you'd feel about it right away.

    What foo and manton said about it and various blue-navies in suits or jackets in another thread (which I vaguely remember) was pretty subjective. It sure works for me.
     
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    I have no idea why anyone would dislike it.

    More importantly, if you like it, go for it. It's a versatile, tasteful summer fabric.
     
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    Where do you think I got the idea? Read all three threads already =). I think it's a great idea - I just don't want to go navy since I have several suits in navy already, and don't want to make another rookie mistake when going bespoke. Planning to have this one made by NSM.
     
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    I see the Foo puff is taking hold. I just can't shake that it reminds me of those fabric roses on bridal gowns...

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    zbromer - i quite like that. who makes the shirt and is available somewhere?
     
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    Very much in good taste, zb. Thanks for posting.

    Can the BlazerSuit and cloth discussion be taken to the Unfunded Liabilities thread? It's really off-topic here.
     
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    Thanks. I use Freddy Vandecasteele, a shirtmaker in Los Angeles.
     
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    cool beans, thank you.
     
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    I tried it out a few times and I couldn't make myself like it. I found that if I did the foo-fold but purposefully did it badly then I liked it more. Looked more randomly stuffed in without looking like a mess. The foo-fold itself just looks too neat and tidy.
     
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    Manton Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Bromer, once again, a near miss for me. The tones up top just wash out too much and blend together. I think that may not be a terrifically good tie for a blue shirt. Better with pink, white or cream. Or maybe a stripe with some white in it. or, if you are doing to do that S&T combo, a darker jacket without that same shade of blue in it.
     
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    Sure, sorry about hi-jacking the thread. Foo's perfect blazer recipe got me going.
     
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    No, it's perfectly fine. The cloth and details you pick for a bespoke order are good discussion points for exploring good taste.
     
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    Manton Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    520 is a great shade, I have it myself. It's not navy, though, it's quite a bit lighter. I would say that it does have a slightly gray cast. Anyway, the point is, if you want something you can use as a totally classic in every way blazer, that is not it.
     
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    My beginner-ish take was 0520 was sufficiently blue to make a BlazerSuit, but the grey/blue of 0577 was more appropriate to a summer suit?
     
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    Really? :confused:




    There's nothing here about bespoke fabric selection. This may be of interest to you, but it's a derailment. There's another thread for it. Or are you just carving out a sub-subforum?
     
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    Manton Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    If you're asking for a ruling from me, I don't mind a digression on what makes a tasteful blazer.
     
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    Manton Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Let me put it this way. If I could only have one, I would not want it to be 0520. Once I have a true navy, then 0520 is a nice addition.
     
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    it certainly is the most relevant digression this thread has had to date.
     

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