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whnay.'s good taste thread

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

  1. bboysdontcryy

    bboysdontcryy Distinguished Member

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    I don't have them on my shirts so I'm genuinely curious why you find them impractical.
     


  2. in stitches

    in stitches Kung Joo Moderator

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    i thought they did that for a reason for bonds character.


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  3. Gus

    Gus Stylish Dinosaur Dubiously Honored

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    The cocktail cuff tends to catch on things much easier than a French Cuff with a link to keep the turn backed fabric neatly cinched in. Maybe you need to be smooth like JB to wear them :)
     


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    I have also heard them referred to as Neapolitan cuffs and as I am living here for a few years I might be able to get away with a few. Perhaps on a simple pale blue shirt they may add a small touch.
    I am not an overtly showy guy- but I am all for a tasteful flourish here and there. These cuffs seem like a reasonable allowance- but I thought I'd ask for your thoughts- I appreciate your responses!
     


  5. Betelgeuse

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    The Grammys? Haha no I don't know, but yesterday some artists looked really really bad.
     


  6. Cantabrigian

    Cantabrigian Distinguished Member

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    You might well think that. I couldn't possibly comment.
     


  7. AmericanGent

    AmericanGent Senior Member

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    Strange that you should ask this- my wife and I were just talking this morning-
    We receive packages from Japan pretty often from my in-laws. They have all arrived in a reasonable window, but we have to pay a customs fee. But here's the stinger- my mum-in-law has been paying this fee already, but the delivery company has been charging us again. Assholes.

    PM me if you want to discuss this further. I might be able to be of some assistance.

    P.S. I have a good friend from Japan who is a sushi chef in London. If you are into sushi let me know.
     


  8. Addison n Park

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    Very bold. Looks very fun! Is the tie pin decision inspired by Phineas Cole?
     


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    Just in case the question is missed by posting it elsewhere - I'm wondering where does silk reppe fall in the formality scale?

    I'm not talking about repp stripes, but silk reppe construction, as in http://www.drakes-london.com/woven-solid-reppe-silk-bespoke

    I notice my wardrobe is in desperate need of burgundy/wine coloured ties, which would pair well with everything I have, but until I get some money, all I have is a solid burgundy reppe silk tie, which is actually the first tie I ever bought. Would it be coherent to wear it with odd jackets? I'm thinking it's a bit too shiny and thus formal, but I may be wrong.
     
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  10. sugarbutch

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    Shirt is pale blue. Suit, not SC

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    ^ That square... [​IMG]
     


  12. sugarbutch

    sugarbutch Bearded Prick Dubiously Honored

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    Thanks. Now I'm just waiting for my beatdown... :)
     


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    Square fail or no?

    Suit is a lighter navy, not midnight as it appears in the photo,:


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    Also curious on thoughts about this:

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    Those have been slow in coming.
     


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    So if it's the 0520 is not greyish at all, what does Manton and Foo have against it as a blazer fabric? Seems like a great choice to me. I don't want new England navy, but am particularly looking for something lighter, that can work as a day time blazer and suit. Blogger blue if you will.
     


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