whnay.'s good taste thread

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

  1. Caustic Man

    Caustic Man Senior member

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    Been following this conversation and this touches on something I was thinking as well. From my perspective, the perspective of a self proclaimed noob, I follow the advice of foo and the others because I am not advanced in these kinds of things yet. With anything that takes any effort or skill I find that it is best to emulate someone more accomplished and then, when you have enough experience in that, start to make your own tweeks and changes. I think that might be where a lot of people are and that might be a reason many emulate foo or manton or anyone else.
     


  2. RDiaz

    RDiaz Senior member

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    Oh, my style of dress blends nicely with my work environment. I meant I get depressed because I see tan corduroy jackets worn with charcoal pents, satin ties and square toe loafers, all in the same ensemble. I'd rather imitate [​IMG].

    Outside the workplace it would be dumb to dress the same way. Well, for me at least.

    Edmorel, The FooPuff is rather practical, that's why I (and probably others) have adopted it... in my defence, I have to say I still don't see myself wearing a cream silk square, even though I have considered it after all the fuss about them. I do like them, just not on me.
     
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  3. in stitches

    in stitches Kung Joo Moderator

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    plz to explain.


    david hober is the nicest guy ever. more than enough reason to go that route.


    lol, idk, maybe. i never wear PSs so though this might be a good place to start. i may buy one, i may not, but i figured i should figure out exactly what this thing is beofre i spend any money and end up with the wrong thing.

    also, id be lying if i said i wasnt curious where asking that question would lead. i was not disappointed.


    hey now ! he is not exactly tall, but that is a bit too far. ;)
     


  4. bboysdontcryy

    bboysdontcryy Senior member

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    Hober is a very nice guy indeed. If he had everything I wanted, wld get it from him.

    Dopey, the Disney character, is a dwarf. Or was that a 'Freudian slip', In Stitches? :p
     
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  5. mafoofan

    mafoofan THE FOO Dubiously Honored

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    Is that a double paisley? I don't think you can repeat paisley in an outfit, unlike other patterns. It's too specific. At any rate, the colors in the square, dominated by black and light blue, are too city-like for a tweed jacket. Black really shouldn't ever show up next to earthy greens and browns. Nice Foo-fold attempt (is that we're calling it now?), but I would personally prefer to see much less square. Final score: :foo:
    Yeah, this square doesn't work. The stark contrast between white and red too closely echos the contrast between your shirt and tie. Ideally, you'd come up with a square that is relatively low contrast and somewhere between the tie and shirt in terms of brightness. Final score: :foo:
    It's really hard to read the square here. However, I am somewhat troubled by the apparent saturation/brightness and pattern density being so close to your tie's. Also, putting the only two patterns on your tie and square does tend to segregate them. Here, the effect is not so bad because the patterns are subtle, but still. Final score: :foo::foo:
    SquareFAIL. Colors are too random, also the muted saturation and level of brightness bring it too close to your jacket. If I were to convert this pic to grayscale, you'd see the square and jacket blend together. This leaves a big gap between the jacket/square and the tie. With the square, you really want to hit a spot somewhere between. Also, regardless of what stuffing technique you use, the result shouldn't turn out like this, where the square looks like a clenched mess of rumples floating conspicuously in the center of your pocket. I just converted to grayscale in Photoshop and I was right. Go ahead and do the same. You'll see everything turn to a similar shade of light grey--except for your tie, which will be near black. Final score: :foo:
    The first outfit is a big squareFAIL. The dominant or background color of your square should never match the color of your tie. Final score: :foo: The second is very nice. Nothing wrong at all. The black knit tie is used very expertly here. Between it and the white of your shirt, you managed to fill in the brightness spectrum very effectively with the dark grey of your suit, navy blue of your square, and cherry red shirt stripes. Great use of three patterns too--everyone please note that the reason it works is because the pattern density varies between them. I wish I'd come up with this outfit myself. Final score: :foo::foo::foo::foo:
    Solid effort. I personally hate purple, but I'm doing my best not to hold it against anyone! Nice square technique. Whether you used my method or not, this is how I like my squares to look. You've done a good job of pattern matching, in varying the densities well, and also effectively created enough brightness contrast between components (shirt brightest, jacket less bright, tie in the middle range, square dark). My only complaint is that purple, regardless of how you feel about the color in and of itself, is always a bit citifying. FInal score: :foo::foo::foo:
    Ah, the infamous third nipple pic. Tie and square are too close, both in color and brightness/saturation. Also, this goes to show why I have such a problem with the two-pattern square/tie combo. They look like add-ons. Score: :foo:
    Tie and square are too close in brightness. If the square were darker and more saturated, it would pair a lot better. Alternatively, the tie could be darker. Score: :foo::foo:
    Nothing wrong here, but a dark grey and white striped shirt is an odd animal. Score: :foo::foo::foo:
    No problem with the tie. But the square is stuffed funny. Looks like a poof that's feeling embarrassed for itself. Also, another example of why ties and squares should never be the only two things in an outfit to be patterned. They stick out like sore thumbs. No, the nailhead (is that what it is?) pattern in the suit doesn't count here. it is so fine as to register as a solid more than a pattern. Also, the square would look better significantly darker (more a forest green) and if its pattern density wasn't so close to your tie's. Right now, it is too close in brightness and saturation to your suit. Score: :foo:
    Not bad, but the square is stuffed funny. It looks flattened. Other than that, nothing is wrong--but the square is distracting enough to cost you a notch. Score: :foo::foo:
     
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  6. msulinski

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    I couldn't figure out what square to wear here, so I just went with the cream silk.


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  7. msulinski

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    Not really sure if the square works here. The shirt is blue OCBD


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    Yellowed white balloon in breast pocket = minus two NOBD's. In other words: 2x [​IMG].
     


  10. Manton

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    I'm liking the first one, middle is meh, last is :uhoh:
     


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    Creamsilksquare for the win!
     


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  13. msulinski

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    The nice thing about a bad square is that you can just stuff it in your pocket. I have done that with the last one.
     


  14. bboysdontcryy

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    Everybody, cheer up and chill out with some orange mocha frappuccino


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