Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Manton, Jul 30, 2012.
lolz. and plus one to wanting to see PSG in here, along with some others as well.
With a few jarring exceptions, I think Olddog knows more about patterns and colors than pretty much anyone on this board. Before you post some of his hilarious train wrecks, please reread the prepositional phrase in sentence one.
You linked back to Axelman's outfit. Where is the other one you're talking about? I can't remember. Need a pic.
Seems to be functioning quite well.
There is a species of herringbone that is so fine and narrow that is almost appears like a shadow stripe. In that case, I'd be careful of stripes. However, if it's an ordinary medium-scale herringbone tweed, a bengal striped shirt would be great, as would a sold like end-on-end. Houndstooth also looks great with stripes. I would avoid a mini-graph check with it, though--both patterns are essentially grids. I have a few graph paper check shirts--I find they are my least favorite.
Those lapels are disastrously wrong. The lapel hole is almost as wide as the lapel itself. Plus it needs a good pressing.
I would like the lapels wider, too. But I'm really only judging on color and pattern combinations. Things like fit, I'm ignoring. Basically I'm trying to look past what you have to pay to do well.
I am really enjoying and learning from the discussion and constructive critique the last few days. and a good balance of civil, fun snark/banter as well. Thank you all.
Also, SB's jacket appears to fit quite nicely in that photo. I didn't notice anything needing a pressing.
I'm referring to the large bubbles and rumples that run the length of both lapels.
I'm going to ask the mods to change your title from Senior Member to Hyperbolator. But, yes, I, too, would prefer a wider lapel.
Eh, that's not something I'd give a second thought to.
I only have like 3 pocketsquares. I just wanted this to be commented on by the panel for future purchases. I originally cot this PS to go with a navy suit when I first started buying things. It was literally 3 dollars so I don't mind complaints about it. Jw what I could have used instead in this context! Again, I tried to play with textures, the knit texture of the tie paired with the flat merino cardi and the tweed jacket. Added some movement with the glen plaid shirt and tried to find a middle ground between the white and black and the deep purple and grey of the tie with a lilac ish PS w/ a pattern. Thoughts?
Call it hyperbole, but I think the width of your lapels throws off your look entirely. It's the only thing I notice. It is incongruent with the width of your tie, but more importantly, it leaves a huge blank space that is your upper chest, making your look very broad, to the point of stocky.
To my eyes, that's kinda disastrous.
SB - that's your best shirt. The collar works well for you.
I can't judge this until I know what that square is made of . . .
I assume the sweater isn't black and your tie looks maroon to me, not purple, so I must not be seeing the right colors. As such, it's hard to give you any precise comments or judge. That said, I'm skeptical of the glen plaid shirt (which I can't really see) and I can say in certainty that this is total squareFAIL. The lilac is so bright in this context it jars; also, its pattern density is too close to your jacket's.
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