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whnay.'s good taste thread

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

  1. TheTukker

    TheTukker Senior member

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    Nice pattern on the suit - are the shoes Vass?
     


  2. in stitches

    in stitches Kung Joo Moderator

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    True. But it would be more cool to like the tie. Because its awesome.

    ;)
     


  3. LEVOOSH

    LEVOOSH Senior member

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    I struggled to find a square again today and would appreciate some feedback on the one I settled on. The diamonds are orange, not brown with lavender in the centre.

    Jacket is brown herringbone
    Trousers are light grey flannel
    Shoes are suede brogues

    [​IMG]
     


  4. sugarbutch

    sugarbutch Bearded Prick Dubiously Honored

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    When in doubt, leave it out...
     


  5. LEVOOSH

    LEVOOSH Senior member

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    I generally agree, but I thought this was passable and wanted to give it a whirl.

    So what's the final verdict - passable or terrible? (clearly not exemplary)
     


  6. sugarbutch

    sugarbutch Bearded Prick Dubiously Honored

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    I think the best categorization is "incompatible."
     


  7. mktitsworth

    mktitsworth Senior member

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    Gotta down vote this one.
     


  8. in stitches

    in stitches Kung Joo Moderator

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    i dont think its terrible. not great, but certainly not terrible. with a different tie i think it could be great.
     


  9. Henry Carter

    Henry Carter Senior member Affiliate Vendor

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    Too many competing colours for me I'm afraid. I like the tie though on it's own.
     


  10. LEVOOSH

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    Thank you gentlemen. Duly noted
     


  11. recondite

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    This isn't a pattern or color failure, it is a contrast failure. The very bold tie stripe, pocket square, and shirt all have the same tone. Change the tone of any one (stripe, shirt, or ps) to a much darker tone, and this outfit would work very well. Some changes would be better than others.

    Allowing the ps to match the shirt is a good move, but not when the tie stripe is doing the same. A navy tie with burgundy or even a deep red repp would fix that. Even a yellow repp on navy without the blue line would work, while being just as bold as your present tie, if not bolder

    If you keep the tie, then the pocket square needs to be solid navy if you wish to keep it blue or maybe better still a dark brown, burgundy, or red tone with at most a hint of light blue in the patten. Better the blue in the pattern be navy to pick up the tie and not light blue to match the shirt.

    You could change the shirt to a midrange blue or robin egg hue. I think even a navy fine line shirt could work, but it would be very tricky to get it right.

    If you are really bold, try a red or burgundy fine line shirt or even a red candy stripe, this would be more tricky still but it could be awesome in effect. Although, this might defeat your purpose of matching largely blue accessories.

    I might also recommend that you minimize the impact of your present shirt with a waistcoat/vest matching the jacket or a cardigan that is noticeably to substantially darker than the shirt. If you do this, you would still need to tone down the ps though to at least a medium or royal blue.

    If you think an outfit is to matchy or clashing, think contrast failure first, and change the tone of any one of the clashing elements, before you give up entirely on your proposed composition.

    Just my opinion. YMMV.
     
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  12. Hampton

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    + 1
     


  13. unbelragazzo

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    Looks good, g. Small quibble - I would have gone with small stripes on the shirt instead of small checks. Also, we should jam some time if you know what to do with that bass in the background.
     


  14. RogerC

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    Yes, but does the wood grain match his socks? (I'll bring my 335).
     


  15. in stitches

    in stitches Kung Joo Moderator

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    anyone have deets on the shoes gdl is wearing. i always forget the maker on those.
     


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