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whnay.'s good taste thread

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

  1. Gerry Nelson

    Gerry Nelson Senior member

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    Dump his sister?
     
  2. dopey

    dopey Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    This is really not bad, given how unusual and difficult to do, it is. And on as purely an aesthetic level I can get to, I think it looks nice.
     
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    As requested:

    Dressed for court yesterday:

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    Dressed for lunch today:

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  4. dopey

    dopey Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Wow. First is really horrible. Second is great (because I am ignoring the square), and shows how a dark vest not only rescues a difficult combination (tie with shirt and suit), but makes it look good.
     
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    I'm also troubled by the first. The second, even ignoring the square, I think yellow tie on yellow shirt doesn't really work that well. I also have the feeling if I saw the shoes together with the rest of it I wouldn't like them very much.
     
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  6. Willin

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    Unbel - I know you are a huge proponent of jackets covering the derriere but it seems like that might be a touch on the longer side? I'm not criticizing, just curious if that's indeed proper.
     
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  7. dopey

    dopey Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    I could explain why the tie on shirt works when the vest is used, but either you see it and like it or you don't. It is just an aesthetic judgment and people can disagree. I think I overstated things when I said "great" though. But I do like it. Also, OD/OT is graded on a curve.
     
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    It's not really that long - I will try to take a better angled picture later, but it's mostly because I'm angling the phone in such a way to avoid my face (notice the expanse of floor in the photo). I mean it's probably within an inch or so of the cream linen DB that gets assaulted for being too short every time I post it.
     
  9. Manton

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    I like it, rags.

    o/o, the purple outfit is awful. The second might be OK, but I agree that the shirt and tie are too close.
     
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    Fair enough - I confess I don't see the attraction of the vest/shirt/tie combo. I think it might be the vest with the shoes that gives me the most pause though.
     
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    How do they get their skinny suit sleeves over those huge pincers?

    Un, I don't think that light tie is terrible but, to borrow a Foo-ism, I do find it sub-optimal.
     
  13. Mr. Moo

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    Guys, what's the call on oxford cloth solid button down shirts + ties with sport coats? I say yes. Yes?
     
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    Knit or rep ties with that combo.
     
  15. DocHolliday

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    Yes, of course. Knits are ideal. Wide or very shiny ties = no.

    This warranty void in England and such environs.
     
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  16. edmorel

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    thats been a "yes" for as long as I have been here, except for those that would not wear a OCBD regardless.
     
  17. Mr. Moo

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    Sweet. Now to find some nice OCBDs that don't break the bank... :eek: (suggestions welcome)
     
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  18. Manton

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    BB are still cheap I think
     
  19. dopey

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    Try the new Japanese maker Kamakura. $79 Excellent quality. Nice collar and cuffs.
     
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  20. DocHolliday

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    Do you have Mercer? How do the Karumas compare?

    Brooks' are pretty cheap on sale. Some people vouch for LE (very affordable) but I can't say.
     

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