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whnay.'s good taste thread

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

  1. Gerry Nelson

    Gerry Nelson Senior member

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    I agree and that's why I haven't used a full Windsor knot in years - those are both double four-in-hands. Being mistaken for a Windsor wearer hurts, dude [​IMG]
     
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  2. Gerry Nelson

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    Hmm, interesting. The reason for the cardigans is warmth more than anything - an overcoat would be too much and the suit by itself would be too little. Perhaps a scarf then - I'll give it some thought.

    Regarding the first outfit, I'm not sure if I'd use a black tie but certainly grey or brown would work well.

    I take your point about the white shirt - these days I'm gravitating more and more towards blue shirts. The white ones almost seem a little 'harsh' if that's the right word. The hanky is the Rubinacci Victory so it's creamy but has a number of other colours - it's just the way I was wearing it.

    Thanks for the feedback!
     
  3. mafoofan

    mafoofan Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    There is absolutely nothing wrong with wearing a sweater vest under a suit.
     
  4. in stitches

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    foo - after yesterday, im not sure how to read that. :confused:
     
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  5. CaymanS

    CaymanS Senior member

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    Sweater vests/cardigans under suits/jackets are in good taste if executed properly - examples abound:

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  6. in stitches

    in stitches Senior member Moderator

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    any examples of dudes under 70 years old? :box:
     
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    I love the tie, but I think it would be a bit better with navy. I normally really like your stuff.
     
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    sugarbutch Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Thank you.

    I've tried it with navy, and it never looks good to me. In fact, this mid-to-light gray is the only thing in my closet I really love with it. I may try it with the navy and post to see if that makes things better for others, though.
     
  9. Gerry Nelson

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    None of them is wearing the cardigan under a suit [​IMG]
     
  11. Gerry Nelson

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    True but suits were only part of it.

    The original statement was "Sweater vests/cardigans under suits/jackets are in good taste if executed properly - examples abound:" followed by examples. To which "in stiches" asked "any examples of dudes under 70 years old?" which is what you see above [​IMG]

    This may or may not have any relevance but the first outfit I posted was a cardigan under a blue blazer, the second was a cardigan under a suit. I don't feel the need to stop doing so but it's interesting to see the comments nonetheless.

    Here's one with a suit for you [​IMG]:
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    It would seem that cardigans are more casual and better worn with odd jackets or more casual suits rather than more tailored suits.
     
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    Cardigans with suits:

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    And under 70 (by four years).
     
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    Cardigan under suit (I'm also under 70 ;))

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    Yes. That's why I wrote "with these kinds of business-y worsteds."
     
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    I'm pretty anti-sweater in general. More so with a business suit.
     
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    [​IMG]

    It's a suit, not a SC. Shirt stripe is light blue in case the pic is off.
     
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    I don't like shirts with grey in them unless they are casual chambray, or end-on-end shirts. Also, I don't like the width of the stripes. I much prefer bengal stripes where the color and white are the same width. That to me looks like a casual shirt and it is paired with a white TV fold, which is off.
     
  18. in stitches

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    love it.
     
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  19. mafoofan

    mafoofan Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    What exactly is the point of this thread, again?
     
  20. patrickBOOTH

    patrickBOOTH Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    For you to tell us how to make your outfit pop in a corporate environment.
     
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