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whnay.'s good taste thread

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

  1. bourbonbasted

    bourbonbasted Senior member

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    I'd say the best thing about pin stripes is that they constantly remind me how much better chalk stripes look...
     
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  2. edmorel

    edmorel Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    just wear the square as is, pass it off as cream, score SF style points :teach:
     
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  3. aravenel

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    Chalk stripes are high risk, high reward IMO. Done well, they are great. A mid-grey flannel chalkstripe three piece has been on my list of wants for quite a while. Done poorly, you look like a cartoon gangster.
     
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  4. RDiaz

    RDiaz Senior member

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    For [​IMG] points it needs to be cream silk. Cream linen will deduct points if anything [​IMG]
     
  5. bourbonbasted

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    Honestly I try to avoid stripes as a general rule. It's easy to look bad no matter what the variation. I'd prefer a more textured solid or a plaid with overlay any day. That said, chalk stripes tend to only look good (IMO) in a flannel. Worsted quickly leads to gangsterland.
     
  6. in stitches

    in stitches Senior member Moderator

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    per dopeys suggestion, i am trying this combo out.

    sadly, i find this jacket is damn near impossible to properly capture in a picture.

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  7. RDiaz

    RDiaz Senior member

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    I try to avoid solid suits, on the other hand. I know they're more versatile but stripes are more flattering for my phat *ss. I do agree that chalk stripes look way better on flannel...
     
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  8. dopey

    dopey Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    I was thinking about a brown tweed with a strong pattern. This look has too much solid. It isn't terrible or anything - but it also isn't making use of the black tie in a way that has much impact.
    Since you can see the actual colors, what do you think?
     
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    That's a black tie? Looks like chocolate brown in the picture.

    If it is black, what color shoes do you wear with something like this?
     
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  10. TweedyProf

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    Sorry to interpose something perhaps off topic, but still a matter of issues of good taste.

    Suspenders (Braces) with trousers and odd jackets? Yes or no?

    I assume that as suspenders are not meant to be seen, then it shouldn’t matter, and the functionality and comfort many on this thread have attested to makes them attractive. But I don’t wear suits (in the humanities, I think this is too department head, B-school or administratorish) and perhaps they are more appropriate for suits while belts with trousers and odd jackets?

    A brief glance at SF archives via search suggests suspenders with suits, belts with odd jackets. Thoughts?
     
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    Manton Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    I haven't worn suspenders with a jacket in more than a dozen years, perhaps longer.
     
  12. RDiaz

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    I had the "only with suits" mentality, but comfort has won in the long run. I wear suspenders with odd coats, but only if the trousers are wool and have pleats. Whether this is in good taste or not, I don't know...
     
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  13. sugarbutch

    sugarbutch Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    If wearing suspenders makes you more comfortable, then wear suspenders. As you note, they shouldn't be seen anyway.
     
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    i dont have any jackets like that unfortunately.

    i think it looks really nice, in person, the contrasts are very pleasing imo. thank you for the idea. :)


    tie is black. wearing dark brown shoes. GGs in vintage oak.
     
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  15. TweedyProf

    TweedyProf Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    I think that is the right attitude for many things. The flip side is this: if belts are appropriate for odd jackets, then a missing belt is odd for what is appropriate is missing.
     
  16. TweedyProf

    TweedyProf Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    I take it that you prefer belts then for odd jackets. This is a comfort, aesthetic issue perhaps, and not an issue of good taste? I don't remember if you comment on this in your book.
     
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    Interesting. Do you wear lower-rise trousers with odd jackets?
     
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    What the fxck is WHNAY?
     
  19. Jamesgatz

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    A guy who used to post here and still does from time to time.
     
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    "Who" I believe...not "what". The father of the thread.
     

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