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whnay.'s good taste thread

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

  1. bboysdontcryy

    bboysdontcryy Senior member

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    Lol. It's good for your wife if you have babies on the way. Unless there's something seductive about having an additional nipple that I don't know about. : D

    But you're right. It might just have me the camera angle that enhanced the prominence of the third nipple.
     
  2. p.henrik

    p.henrik Senior member

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    I interpret this as that the 0520 works as fabric for a SC, even though it's not a classic blazer color. Thanks for clarifying, Manton.
     
  3. Kei-bon

    Kei-bon Senior member

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    since we're talking of colors for blazer, can I ask for some opinions on the standard sportcoat in good taste for spring/fall (or "shoulder season")?

    I'm getting ready to order a sportcoat. Not for winter, so no heavier tweeds, and not for summer, so no linen. I work in academia (humanities), in a semi-rural setting. I already have a couple of blue blazers, and a dark olive cotton jacket (solid). What would be the most versatile fabric and color to order next? Will mentions tan fresco, but I'm not keen on tan ...
     
  4. RogerC

    RogerC Senior member

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    I would look at the Hardy Worsted Alsport bunch. You can never go wrong with mid-brown.
     
  5. aravenel

    aravenel Senior member

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    What are we thinking on this one? SquareFail or not?

    This is a hopsack blazer, with mid grey flannels and brown suede chukkas.

    [​IMG]
     
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  6. Manton

    Manton Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    square is fine. looks a lot like one of mine actually.

    Not crazy about the grenadine, would probably prefer a knit.
     
  7. aravenel

    aravenel Senior member

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    It actually is a knit--crappy picture, sorry. You're right about it being a lot of work to get good pictures.
     
  8. Willin

    Willin Senior member

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    Are those green stripes on the shirt? Does this work if they are or would that be too much green?
     
  9. aravenel

    aravenel Senior member

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    No, the stripes are a normal light blue.

    Green stripes would, first of all, not look very good, and second of all, would be too matchy with the tie.
     
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    patrickBOOTH Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Wrong answer. The right answer is: Will.i.n
     
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    aravenel Senior member

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    Well, obviously, but that's your job.
     
  12. msulinski

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  13. Manton

    Manton Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    505 is a dark navy in the lightest weight. 520 is the medium weight. There is no shade comparable to 0520 in the lightest weight. Or, perhaps, there might be now because I know they have expanded the book but I am not as familiar with the newer stuff.

    I do not have the lightweight blue but I do have one of the grays. They wear VERY differently. The lightweights are awesome for blistering summers. The mediums are not. They are more for spring/fall.

    Unfortunately, the range of colors and patterns in the ligthtest weights is quite limited.
     
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    unbelragazzo Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    I have a hard enough time keeping a crease on the trousers of the mid-weights. Do the lighter weights hold up at all?
     
  15. Manton

    Manton Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    OK, not too bad. The coat is fine, IMO, shape holds up. Trouser creases not so much. However, when it's a million degrees out and I have to wear a suit, I don't care.
     
  16. unbelragazzo

    unbelragazzo Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    I guess at that weight you can only expect so much.
     
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    in stitches Senior member Moderator

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    could you elaborate on that possibly? particularly what you think calls for knit and what calls for grenadine, and why.

    thanks.
     
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    Maybe I need a trouser press to go along with this suit. I would definitely go with the lightest weight, as it would only be for summer. I guess I will go with the 505.
     
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    in stitches Senior member Moderator

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    i want to not care, but i still irks me when i see pants uncreased. :(

    more power to you!
     
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    For once something to be thankful for about the British Summer: 11 oz worsted is fine most of the time, and I never need to go below 10 oz fresco (on five or six days of the year something lighter might be better).
     
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