whnay.'s good taste thread

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

  1. poorsod

    poorsod Senior member

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    The coat looks summer to me and best combined with something like a textured blue shirt and textured tie. I've seen similar material in the Carlo Barbera for Lesser 8/9 jacketing book which may explain my seasonal bias. Personally, I'm currently not in the mood for summer, although it must be summer in TX 9 months of the year. BTW that shirt looks lavender on my monitor. Is that right?
     
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  2. ThinkDerm

    ThinkDerm Senior member

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    stitch. love the suit. it looks great.

    the white shirt is too formal for that second outfit, but I do like the tie with the suit.
     
  3. mktitsworth

    mktitsworth Senior member

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    I have no disagreement with this statement whatsoever. I like it best with the lavender, but think it looks best with the blue. This was taken at the end of summer, however I would still have no qualms with wearing it. It has been near 80 all week.
     
  4. in stitches

    in stitches Kung Joo Moderator

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    thank you, TD.
     
  5. EBugatti

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    ^^^^^+1 Very well stated Holdfast.
     
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  6. ThinkDerm

    ThinkDerm Senior member

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    Dress for you buddy.

    Realize that Foo in his own way is trying to be helpful.
     
  7. in stitches

    in stitches Kung Joo Moderator

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    i always do, but there is also always room to learn. and i have no doubt that he is.
     
  8. EBugatti

    EBugatti Senior member

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    Guys--Foo is a pain in the ass. But, he has a point. He has been influenced by the Southern Italian (Neapolitan) aversion to white shirts--justly so--and has a great deal to say about dressing in "good taste". As Cayman says, a lot of win in his comments. If you don't like his opinion, feel free to post in WAYWRN. As has been noted before, this thread is to embrace a particular aesthetic, like it or not.
     
  9. in stitches

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    i have no dog in this fight, but that is a suit as far as i know. :) [​IMG] please lets leave the comments on mr woosters taste aside, i am pretty sure he is not going for the aesthetic of this thread. i was just pointing out that in that pic, it is a suit, not an odd jacket.
     
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    First :)
     
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  12. hendrix

    hendrix Ill-proportioned

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    The problem is not with the judges though.

    As narrow as mafoofan's tastes are, it's up to every person to understand that no word is gospel. He's basically constantly coming up with ways to express the boundaries of his taste. It's the same with Manton; he has some ideas that work for him and he's essentially just sharing them, in the noble but ultimately futile attempt to help people who have not (yet) developed their own taste.

    Personally, I don't know how they all can take arguing over pocketsquares and white shirts for so long. I think many of the posters should worry more about getting a few nice suits that fit well and shoes that aren't over-extended pointy abominations than worry about the details.
     
  13. benjamin831

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    Agreed. After a few years on here, it occurred very much to me that fit is king. There are so many on this forum who can't even get their suit to fit well enough to start contemplating about the abstract realm of color and pattern coordination. I'd much rather see a boring ol navy suit with a white shirt and black tie that fits well than some try-hard combo that ends up looking like clown vomit.
     
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    Wait, you smell that?
    

    Is clown vomit worse than any other kind of vomit?
     
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    No worse, just more colourful.
     

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