Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Manton, Jul 30, 2012.
I was hoping you would chime in. All good points. I hadn't thought of a blended PS.
A great suggestion! Will try.
Too monochromatic Stitch. White shirt doesn't make sense in this context.
It does in the monochromatic context, which was the intended context.
A robin egg blue or lilac shirt would take it to a different and I believe more attractive level, but then it would not be mono-chromatic or maybe, more correctly a-chromatic.
The severity of an a-chromatic black and white composition has it's purpose, no doubt.
thanks for the feedback. i know NOBD really said this already, but to add some more context, im not sure if you had been reading WAYWRN before your latest return, but this was intentionally monochromatic. last time i did it with a gray striped shirt and the consensus was to go for white. so i did. and i think it is much better in this monochromatic vibe.
here is the full fit, not that it makes a difference per say.
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correct. blue may have been more interesting, not better, just more interesting, but then it would not have been what i was trying to accomplish, which i think with the help of SB and NOBD, i accomplished quite well. if i may say so.
it is ugly
it made it worse
a light blue
would still have placed it
in the monochromatic spectrum
it would have been better than this
but overall it is still pretty bad.
shirt needs to be
a beefier fabric
to better compliment
the less formal tie
the poplin you have on
and that coat
(you need to kill it with fire)
seems to be of a weight
more for sping
and clashes badly
(in terms of pattern and weight)
to the tie.
while i always enjoy
i still have
i do not think
it is ugly
you have made
me shed so
but i guess
we can still
while i hungrily
lick teh salty
IS, why do you always have to be friends with everyone?
But fwiw, he is your friend here, as in he gives good advice. I wouldn't necessarily burn the jacket, but he seems to be right about the seasonal inappropriate...ness. Whatever the right ending to that word is.
Also, I hope "per say" is not really an English (or American) expression.
You did very well.
I actually have used the same idea for informal evening wear upon occasion of informal gatherings and events, even to the point of wearing black tie with suitable waistcoat or cummerbund and formal shirt with a fine black and white cashmere herringbone jacket I wear with black trousers. In effect, my dinner jacket is the black and white cashmere sport coat with a herringbone half the width you would normally expect on say a Harris tweed, although I do not wear tuxedo pants with silk ribbon, but just black worsted wool trousers with tiniest pattern of interest imaginable.
I always get compliments when I when the rig.
As something to consider, I have noticed that with lighter toned sportcoats, such as yours above and my black and white one, one presents a cleaner look or silhouette when tucking the pocket flaps to one's besom pockets. The shadows created by the flaps seem to be too much contrast for the tone of the jacket and disharmonious. Just an observation.
T4 is dead-on.
You guys need to be more willing to learn and less "but I like it."
enjoy teh feast
but teh liver is
why do you care and why are you butting in. i do not have to be friends with everyone, but i enjoy being friendly with people whose conversation i enjoy.
as to this specific exchange, i already am friends with T4, that comment i made had context that he clearly understood. i was not literally asking a person with whom i am already friendly with if the fact that we do not share the same opinion on my jacket negates any previous friendship. i got that. he got that. you really did not need to get involved.
and of course, i appreciate his advice, as i do appreciate all the advice i receive. and while i agree with some of his technical points, i still think the fit was nice, and not incongruent.
Hm, when I said you don't have to be friends with everyone, I didn't mean me.
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