whnay.'s good taste thread

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

  1. Mr. Pink

    Mr. Pink Senior member

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    In truth, I'm dressed in jeans and ocbd today but am posting an old pic to try to better understand your views on contrast and saturation. However, looking at the pic, I'm guessing it's the same cream silk from yesterday's outfit.
     


  2. mafoofan

    mafoofan THE FOO Dubiously Honored

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    The colors are very good. Pattern matching is also good. But folding silk is really a mortal sin. If it had been white linen, this would have been a good example of how to wear white linen well. I would have given you :foo::foo::foo:.

    Final score: :foo::foo:
     


  3. Mr. Pink

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    Don't think it's folded. I think it's the dreaded "monkey fist." My folds (linen only) all look like this:

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    Foo, is the fabric of the suit on the right something generally available or is it exclusive to Rubinacci?

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  4. Victor Elfo

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    Vox is watching us. I retract my comments about the fit.

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    My first Foo bend attempt.
     


  6. aravenel

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  7. The Thin Man

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    I'd be interested in a brief description of what those five are, at least the colors and a sense of the patterns. I'm assuming the non-cream-silks are Rubinaccis.

    How did you reach the conclusion that cream silk is the most versatile, particularly when there's such as consensus around white linen? This is one of your positions that really deviates from the cognoscenti consensus.
     


  8. brokencycle

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    That looks awesome to me, but I'm no foo.
     


  9. CaymanS

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    That jacket is deceptive.

    On the rack, it looks like it will "match with anything."

    It actually doesn't.

    Here's vox's take on it - which is cool because it's vox, but, to paraphrase Foo, you should only mimic this look with direct, careful guidance from an approved Illuminatti member:

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  10. CaymanS

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    He can watch all he wants - if anyone other than vox posted it, it would be an AutoSquareFail! That said, ApprovedIlluminattiMembers are FailProof.
     


  11. sugarbutch

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    Consider this. When you look at the f'length picture B posted, is it really the hank you're seeing? I see a well turned out fella in MC casual. Maybe I would have chosen differently, but I don't think it detracts from the overall presentation, and surely that's the point, right? The overall presentation?
     


  12. mafoofan

    mafoofan THE FOO Dubiously Honored

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    I believe it's a distinct Woodhouse fresco, of which Rubinacci had the last bits.


    I have been avoiding comments on fit, but I just need to say: this jacket fits terribly. I'm not docking you points for it, but just putting that out there.

    If I were only judging the patterns and colors, you'd get :foo::foo::foo:. Russell plaid tweeds are rare and you've done a good job with it, but the detailing for such an FU jacket calls for more casual, sporting details (patch pockets, double-stitching, etc.)

    So . . .

    Final score: :foo::foo::foo:
     


  13. Victor Elfo

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    Not sure if you are saying that I retracted my comment because he is watching us, so I will answer as if you were.
    I retracted my comments because they're based on the undersaturated photograph, the problems with the similar tones of the pieces remains, which is, in my opinion, worse than the square fail.
    On a second look, I prefer the undersaturated jacket with the saturated tie. I can't say if the square is black or midnight blue and I'm not sure if the midnight blue would be good, the experts can comment on that.
     
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  14. Victor Elfo

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    What about the one in the left? The color is nice.
     


  15. mafoofan

    mafoofan THE FOO Dubiously Honored

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    That's the Rubinacci house hopsack in winter weight (13 oz.).
     


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