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whnay.'s good taste thread

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

  1. Manton

    Manton Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    In answer to the question, this is what you wear when you meet Tom Wolfe for lunch. Suit = wool fresco, shirt = linen cotton, tie = pure linen, square = silk, socks = cotton lisle, shoes = calf.

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  2. gdl203

    gdl203 Senior member Dubiously Honored Affiliate Vendor

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    I'm sure the shoes have tremendous sentimental value... :uhoh:


    Really nice outfit though :slayer:
     
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  3. Manton

    Manton Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    very old pair of bespoke shoes (15 yrs or so) nothing wrong with them. "Lived in" you might say.
     
  4. dopey

    dopey Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    What did Mr. Wolfe wear?
     
  5. gdl203

    gdl203 Senior member Dubiously Honored Affiliate Vendor

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    Must be the flash then. They look pretty beat on the pic and even slightly deformed in places.

    Now where can I find this tie?
     
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  6. mafoofan

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    The best you've posted in this thread.
     
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  7. mafoofan

    mafoofan Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    I know. :)
     
  8. dopey

    dopey Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    I saw some nice linen ties in Rome. I bought one (striped) and will check on the shop name (I know it is on the tie) later. The manufacturer was Kiton under their second label, which I will also check for you.
     
  9. Manton

    Manton Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    white suite (one button SB notch, but big-ass lapels), B&W striped BD, solid royal blue tie, white hank with blue border, and one white shoe (his other foot was in some kind of brace, exercise accident).
     
  10. mafoofan

    mafoofan Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Was it like meeting God?
     
  11. dopey

    dopey Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Sounds awful, but he does have a brand.
     
  12. dieworkwear

    dieworkwear Senior member

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    NM. Question answered above.
     
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    actually, i thought the same. :satisfied:
     
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    sugarbutch Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    First, thanks for the compliments. I thought I was going to be savaged...


    Interesting thoughts. I'm not sure I agree in all cases, but certainly some things to mull. Specifically on #4, the square is actually POW in cream and brown, not dots. Given the bokeh, though, I can see why you said that.


    o/o, that tie is something other than else.
     
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  15. Fuuma

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    General remark: I find your suiting choices to be your best asset, both in term of depth of colour and providing the right texture for what your say your goals are, that is harmony of texture, colours, patterns and proportions, not just the last three like a lot of MC posters who forget about texture and its relationship to both harmony and formality. Some of the shapes show your personal quirks –like huge DB collars- which I like because the rest of the outfits don’t aim for eccentricity. However I cannot condone the contrasting buttonholes though; it’s like someone wants to telegraph they’re handmade, something I’d expect from Boateng.

    1) PS is like a random flash of red for no reason, big no. Tie is also too metallic for a look that seems softer and less in your face urban-powersuit.
    2) Everything is terrific there, I can even go with the square. You have subtle and not so subtle pattern but nothing too similar and the whole manages to be interesting even though everything is very much by the book when taken separately.
    3) Dunno why the square is there, woulda been cool with white linen. Because your suit and dress shirt blend in a little too much the tie is a big sign pointing out to your love of two button, high collars (something I associate with Italians). Not sure how it looks when you’re viewed normally but it is not shocking in a closeup.
    4) Ditch the tie and put on a rep tie with some sort of red that doesn’t match the square and you’re golden.
    5) Perfect. Tie is more discrete so the high neck is invisible.
    6) Depends on really on what precise colour everything is, I hope the pattern of the tie isn’t the same shade as the shirt and the ps is also a diff colour than the tie but that everything is close enough to work, can’t say.
    7)Can’t really comment on this one (suit fabric is terrific though) as those square pattern (check?) shirts remind me of sketch pads.
     
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    As somebody who tends to avoid squares much of the time, is avoidance preferable to fail?
     
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    Will you be writing about this encounter somewhere? Out of respect for the craft I ask so I can buy it.
     
  19. mafoofan

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    I think so. I don't think you win any points just for wearing a pocket square.
     
  20. in stitches

    in stitches Senior member Moderator

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    you look positively smashing.


    was this answered yet?
     

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