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whnay.'s good taste thread

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

  1. mafoofan

    mafoofan Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Creamsilksquare for the win!
     
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    You need to buy new ties
     
  3. msulinski

    msulinski Senior member

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    The nice thing about a bad square is that you can just stuff it in your pocket. I have done that with the last one.
     
  4. bboysdontcryy

    bboysdontcryy Senior member

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    The tie and square in that last picture are ...
     
  5. dopey

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    Everybody, cheer up and chill out with some orange mocha frappuccino


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  6. Willin

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    Foo, regarding color darkness with ties and pocket squares; in a general sense do you have an opinion of whether the pocket square or tie should be darker? I am thinking the tie should generally be darker than the square as it will usually make the pocket square stand out less as an accessory?
     
  7. msulinski

    msulinski Senior member

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    For a summer suit, has anyone used Holland & Sherry Crispaire? How does it compare to Minnis?
     
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    you know what this is missing to take it over the top? A solid cream silk square.
    I like it, I think the colors are nicer but keep in mind that I am not as keen on Minnis as most here are.
     
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    I use it and like it a lot - I have the blue and the brown nailhead (about seven years old) and the tan solid (in all cases, 100% wool; not talking about the mohair blends that were in the same book). It is different than Minnis. A little harder and smoother and more refined, but a little less airy. The differences are not huge though, and I would let the availability of a particular pattern or color that you want guide you more than a preference for a particular cloth or line.
     
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  10. RDiaz

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    I haven't seen Crispaire made up, but I've seen a book and the fabrics looked and felt nice. Wondering how it compares to Minnis in terms of coolness, because the weave didn't really look that loose and airy to me.
     
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    lol, i am well aware. i was making a different joke about the actual man, dopey. it was not a very good one, i will admit.



    lol, thanks for clarifying.
     
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  12. msulinski

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    Thanks. Minnis seems to have a good reputation, but in the 8-9oz weight, their navy is very dark. If it weren't so dark, I would not hesitate to get it. I haven't looked at all of the Crispaire fabrics yet, but I am hoping to find something in a navy or slightly lighter. One fabric store confirmed they have a 9.5 oz. Do you know if they make anything in 8.5?
     
  13. dopey

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    No. I do not.
     
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    thanks, foo. however, the shirt is a white and brown stripe, with faint blue micro stripes in the brown. not sure it matters, but here it is.

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    But there's no nailhead in Minnis, right? Except those mohair blends, I think.
    How dark is that brown nailhead? I just happen to be in the market for a brown nailhead for summer.
     
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    I don't know hot to answer that question well, other than to tell you to look at it. It is made of a dark brown and tan/gray, I think, and reads like a medium brown. It is definitely a brown, not a tan.
     
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    the Crispair tan's/browns are gorgeous, the nailhead is not dark. I can take pics when I get home if you guys want.


    In terms of "coolness", I think people overstate how cool these things wear. When its 85-90 degrees, I don't care if you are wearing a 4oz fresco, you are going to be hot. Obviously an open weave like a fresco will be cooler wearing than a garbadine or flannel but its silly to think that a wool suiting will somehow magically keep you cool when you are wearing a shirt/tie/suit and its 90 degrees outside.
     
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    So nice that this thread seems to be back on track. I am really enjoying the Foo ratings and feedback, i find them very helpful.
     
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    I've made the mental note to look at the book. But you've already answered very well. I was just looking to avoid anything super espresso brown.

    Since you offer, sure. I have exactly a shade in mind.
     
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    Remember when the prevailing SF dogma was that solid silk squares were tacky?
     
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