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whnay.'s good taste thread

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

  1. in stitches

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    The tie isn't straight-up red; it is closer to a brick red. Here is a picture with more lighting, though it washes out the blue in the shirt.

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    But isn't that you answering the question I asked about the FooBot's syntax? Who coded you?
     
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    Hmmm, I find I have no answer.
     
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    One of my favorite posters. Wish he was still around.
     
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    This is a great shame. But I understand what you mean.
     
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    Are large pearl white buttons on a dark jacket in good taste? For men? I know brass is currently "out," but does it have to be replaced with something garish, or, how's this work? Just eskin.'
     
  10. Manton

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    White MOP is nice on summer jackets. I would call them out of place in March, as a general matter.
     
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    Thanks Manton. Shirt is a BD. I like the clarification on appropriate cloth for a BD. I thought that the green in the PS was a bit much. Fortunately I can tuck it in such a way that almost no green shows.



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    Is it navy? What's wrong with brass in that case?
     
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    Is it ok to wear pinpoint oxford shirts with a worsted wool suit (navy or charcoal) or is broadcloth preferable?

    I'm guessing it is almost never a good idea to wear broadcloth with tweed?
     
  14. mafoofan

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    Or the safest option: brown horn.
     
  15. Manton

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    Smooth shirt with smooth suit=safe

    Textured shirt with smooth suit or vice versa=edgy

    Smooth shirt with textured/tweed jacket=bad taste
     
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  17. mafoofan

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    You can wear oxford with worsted suiting, and you can wear broadcloth/poplin with tweed. In the case of the former, you are more likely to be successful the more coarse the suiting. For example, a grey flannel suit with an OCBD can be really great. When it comes to wearing poplin with tweed, just be sure to pick a shirt pattern that is not too city.
     
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    I was speaking for myself in that case. Your habit of wearing FC broadcloth with tweed I cannot get behind.
     
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    Ralph Lauren does this to interesting effect, e.g., in some of the RLPL advertisements. That being said, I've never been a huge fan of overtly "country" patterns (such as tattersalls) in smooth poplin or broadcloth. To my eye, they just look like an awkward compromise that fulfills the promise of neither the weave nor the pattern.

    Not all non-city patterns are country patterns, obviously, but those that are should be kept in fabrics a bit closer to their roots, IMO.
     
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