whnay.'s good taste thread

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

  1. in stitches

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    quick question, or you may delete this post if you like.

    there is always talk of divots, and that they are a clear indicator of an ill fitting jacket. is it really possible to bend or raise your arm significantly and show no divots? i say no.

    what say you?
     
  2. dopey

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    If you move your arm, the shoulder will wrinkle. You can bend your elbow without disturbing the shoulder line, but that is it.
    BTW, great thread.
    First photo is best on the page. CEP1 is also pretty good.
    OD/OT: I want to love big spotted ties, too, but they are hard to use. Maybe a microcheck shirt in a pale blue would have been better.
     
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    thank you.

    ill be wearing something similar tomorrow. i am afraid to post here, but i just might.
     
  4. emptym

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    Too much white in the shirt?:
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    The whole "divots" thing is a joke from a particularly over-the-top threak/trainwreck of a few years ago, not a serious commentary on the fit of Manton's suit. I guess you had to be there.
     
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    @ emptym

    collar looks very soft and yet is staying down. buttons underneath?

    why would that be too much white, and why would that be bad in this case?
     
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    i know it was a joke :)

    but it reminded me of a question i had been curious about. and lo! dopey to the rescue.
     
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    I disagree. I think it works well - not cartoonish. Sometimes crisp and bold colors work well, particularly in fair weather. Some push it way too far with fluorescent colors, punchy oranges and electric blues under the cover of "it's summer!" but this is not the case.
     
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  12. whnay.

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    This thread, so far, does not leave a good impression...I nearly vomited in my mouth at some of these combos.
     
  13. mafoofan

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    I don't have a problem with bold colors. What I don't like is the use of two bright, bold primary colors in large pattern-less expanses, with little to marry them. Well, you know what? The suit would be perfectly fine by itself. But a solid cherry red tie is an auto-fail. It is, by definition, cartoonish--as you pretty much only see them in cartoons.

    If forced to improve ed's outfit as is, I would add a pocket square (give me time to think of what, exactly) in hopes of taking the edge off that eye-searing tie.

    If I had the opportunity to modify it further, I would first swap out the tie. If committed to something red, I would go much darker.

    Here is the original for reference:

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  14. dopey

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    Moo gets the hook. Gazman:No.3 has too much going on and is not harmonious. I like no.2 and am not sure about no.1 (it would be better without the square).
    Red tie is too red for me, but is main problem is putting it with clear blue. Would be much better with tan suit.
     
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    Exactly right. An improved version, though far from ideal:

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