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whnay.'s good taste thread

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

  1. in stitches

    in stitches Senior member Moderator

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    a picture of the color would help. that swatch above is not gray at all. its a beautiful bright blue, but it was hard for me to get a good pic.

    also, brown ties are beautiful and they go great with both blue and gray. you are missing out.
     
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  2. patrickBOOTH

    patrickBOOTH Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Something wrong about wearing a brown tie with black shoes.
     
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    Ah, well there's your problem then. Black shoes with a light blue summer suit? :fence:
     
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    patrickBOOTH Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    I think it looks awesome. It is not light blue, just royal blue. Certainly not navy.
     
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    sugarbutch Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    I figured the shoes would be the sticking point. I appreciate your reliability, pB.
     
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    Stugotes Senior member

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    What about a burnt orange linen or otherwise rough textured tie?
     
  7. patrickBOOTH

    patrickBOOTH Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    I'm not against any texture. It is the color that has got me. I think I might just settle on shepherd's check.
     
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    I think a black and white shepherd or glen check would look great. Really, it's the best I can think of.

    Black knit would probably work as well. Honestly, black knit goes with damn near everything.
     
  9. in stitches

    in stitches Senior member Moderator

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    could work.

    black knit seems where the money is at.
     
  10. patrickBOOTH

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    Here is a shot from just now in the daylight for reference
    [​IMG]
     
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    That is a great shade. Perfect for summer.
     
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    It'd be better if it went with a tie I liked.
     
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    If it's not a grey-blue, I don't think black would work so well.

    I like the example stitch posted but sounds like your suit is another beast entirely.

    Navy might work - I wouldn't be so quick to dismiss it. You could also go for something grey / silver, as opposed to just black and white.

    I can't see you in an orange tie.
     
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    Yeah, I nixed orange. I am leaning towards either the navy and white shepherd's check, or the white with red dot tie. I think a black knit would look cool, but it would look too throwback from the 60's and the styling of this suit doesn't accommodate that either (patch pockets).
     
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    black grenadine/silk knit or b/w glen plaid would be my choice.

    or magenta if you dare so :>
    [​IMG]
     
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    +1. lovely color.

    i think black could work, and agree with C that gray/silver would be quite nice.
     
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    patrickBOOTH Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    One thing that seems kind of weird to mention is that I tend to stay away from white/silvery ties in the summer because my oily guinea hands tend to stain the knot area from tying and fixing and stuff. After I noticed this phenomenon I have been washing my hands like a fiend before adjusting my tie, or even putting it on in the morning.
     
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    in stitches Senior member Moderator

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    i rarely touch my tie because i have that very same fear.
     
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    you think you have it hard? my hands are dry as fuck and rough from all the sanding, glueing and general use of adhesives and oodles of isopropanol and acetone in the lab.

    everytime my velcro hands touch a grenadine or knit tie I can hear my fingers ripping small fibres... for a while I thought I might put a box of disposable gloves in my tie drawer and tie them like a surgeon every morning. but that would be just silly.
     
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  20. in stitches

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    hearing about tie fibres ripping makes me :(
     

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