whnay.'s good taste thread

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

  1. Henry Carter

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    i like. especially w/o a white shirt. :happy:
     


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    Any thoughts on this? Stepping out of my comfort zone with this so any feedback would be appreciated.

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    ^ IMHO, the tweed feels awkward with the finishes on the other pieces.

    I'm thinking something more "country" would work better.
     
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  5. Caustic Man

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    That's what I was worrying about. I commented to Sugarbutch a few days ago about that very issue since he seemed to mix textures like this fairly successfully.
     


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    The pattern on the PS -- being a "fancy" style -- doesn't help. Maybe an ancient madder or something in wool?

    The tie wants to go, but again, I see myself in the same situation grabbing for something completely matte, knit and/or wool. I also think the scale of the flowers is very close to the large tweed scale.
     
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  7. Caustic Man

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    Thanks for the critique! I will definitely try out those suggestions next time.
     


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    i would say the same. shirt and SC are great, tie ans PS a little too shiny for them. nice colors though. same color tie in a flatter texture would be awesome i think.
     
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  9. Caustic Man

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    Would you say that a flatter silk tie would be appropriate? I could easily have paired this with a wool tie I think, but I'm trying to figure out how to pair silk ties with more casual SCs. As mentioned above, Sugarbutch was the inspiration for this, but I haven't quite been able to get to that level.
     


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    yup, i would certainly sat a flatter, more matte silk could do just fine. wool or cashmere is the obvious choice, but you could do it with teh right silk too.
     


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    +1. A knit could have worked well too.
     


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  13. Caustic Man

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    A knit or a wool would have been my first choice but I am trying to challenge myself with figuring out a silk option.
     


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    Many thanks!
     


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    I'm pretty new to the forum so I have been keeping my toes out of the advanced dressers pond. But I've been enjoying this topic- my first thought was knit tie along with everyone else:

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    But I think a silk tie could look nice too. Sorry for the low res:
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    I saw this outfit while in Scotland and snapped a pic on my phone.

    I'm anxious to try silk with tweed as well. I hope you find a nice pairing.
     


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