whnay.'s good taste thread

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

  1. Caustic Man

    Caustic Man Senior member

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    I was hoping you would chime in. All good points. I hadn't thought of a blended PS.
     


  2. Caustic Man

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    A great suggestion! Will try.
     


  3. in stitches

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  4. mafoofan

    mafoofan THE FOO Dubiously Honored

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    Too monochromatic Stitch. White shirt doesn't make sense in this context.
     


  5. NOBD

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    It does in the monochromatic context, which was the intended context.
     


  6. recondite

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    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.
     


  7. in stitches

    in stitches Kung Joo Moderator

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    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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    thanks! :nodding:


    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. ;)
     
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  8. T4phage

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    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
    does not

    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.
     
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  9. in stitches

    in stitches Kung Joo Moderator

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    T4

    while i always enjoy
    seeing you
    here
    i still have
    to disagree
    i do not think
    it is ugly

    you have made
    me shed so
    many
    tears of
    blood

    but i guess
    that is
    what you
    were hoping
    for

    we can still
    be teh
    freindz?
     


  10. T4phage

    T4phage Senior member

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    ^
    <3
    always

    while i hungrily
    lick teh salty
    and bitter
    glistening
    droplets
     


  11. Sander

    Sander Senior member

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    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.
     


  12. recondite

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    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.

    Well done!
     


  13. mafoofan

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    T4 is dead-on.

    You guys need to be more willing to learn and less "but I like it."
     


  14. in stitches

    in stitches Kung Joo Moderator

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    =)

    enjoy teh feast
    but teh liver is
    mine

    for now


    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.
     


  15. Sander

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    Hm, when I said you don't have to be friends with everyone, I didn't mean me.
     


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