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whnay.'s good taste thread

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

  1. Manton

    Manton RINO Dubiously Honored

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    My blue coat has this. It looks nice.

    It only works with heavy cloth though. a summer jacket with double stitched flaps would look terrible
     


  2. FlaneurNYC

    FlaneurNYC Senior member

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    Since CaymanS broke the bad iPhone pic ice, I'd like to join him and get some feedback on a couple of things I wore this week.

    (Sorry about the quality. This is the reason I rarely post pics. It's very hot in my overheated apartment -- once I'm dressed, I have to get out of there. At work I'm afraid that one of my coworkers will find me taking pictures of myself in the rest room and my office has crappy lighting.)

    [​IMG]

    To qualify the stark contrast here, I was going to an evening event after work.


    • Charcoal 3/2
    • White shirt with FC
    • Dotted navy grenadine tie
    • White linen PS
    • Black JL Phillip

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    • Navy 2 button
    • Blue micro-check shirt
    • Green silk twill tie with blue and white flowers
    • Tan silk PS with blue, yellow, white and green paisley (It's T&A, so the colorway is pretty conservative -- not this saturated.)
    • Dark brown BB single monk
     


  3. RDiaz

    RDiaz Senior member

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    On the topic of blue blazers as a staple, and how to style them - do you think it is OK if your only blazer is actually double-breasted? Is it as versatile as a single-breasted?

    I was thinking of replacing the buttons on yesterday's jacket for brass buttons.
     
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  4. unbelragazzo

    unbelragazzo Jewfro Dubiously Honored

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    Not as versatile IMHO. If part of the intention is to have a jacket you can wear often without it being remarked upon, the DB eliminates any hope of that. Also it's just more formal, so it's harder to dress down.
     


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    It wouldn't be my choice, but if you like it, why not?

    I'd say no. One of the great advantages of a blazer is that it can be worn again and again without people paying much mind. A DB, on the other hand, is pretty memorable these days.
     
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  6. FlaneurNYC

    FlaneurNYC Senior member

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    ^ This. I have both and find it harder to work the DB with the metal buttons.
     
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  7. RDiaz

    RDiaz Senior member

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    Alright then. Want to do things right. I guess I'll forget that amazing Crystal Springs book for now and think of a navy hopsack blazer as my next commission [​IMG]
     


  8. CaymanS

    CaymanS Senior member

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    I love my DB navy blazer - once you start wearing it, you'll find it exceptionally useful, especially for chilly weather. It's like a warm hug around the tummy all day.
     


  9. FlaneurNYC

    FlaneurNYC Senior member

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    I love mine, too. But I find myself grabbing the single four times out of five.
     


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    +10000
     


  11. CaymanS

    CaymanS Senior member

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    [​IMG]

    Agghhhhhhhh isn't this an over-matchy squareFAIL?

    Foo, if you're going to lead the unwashed masses, you have to supply advice that is at least somewhat consistent!
     


  12. dieworkwear

    dieworkwear Senior member

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    Yukio, like Beppe, is above the law.
     


  13. mafoofan

    mafoofan THE FOO Dubiously Honored

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    I think Yukio is suffering from a bit of squareFAIL too. But the point of the post was that well-dressed, stylish "advanced" men stick to plain blue shirts.
     


  14. FlaneurNYC

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    Can't tell if that's white or ecru.
     


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