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whnay.'s good taste thread

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

  1. Claghorn

    Claghorn Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    That KW is grievously mislabeled. It is very much a purple tie in real life. Still a very nice tie...just a bit harder to work with. By coincidence, I'm wearing it right now. Also by coincidence, I had already taken a WAYWRN picture.

    Please note, I am not submitting this for its good taste, merely to elucidate on the color of the tie:

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  2. Hayward

    Hayward Senior member

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    WEAR THE BROWN TIE

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  3. FlaneurNYC

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    That looks more like a claret or a gamay than a burgundy.
     
  4. Claghorn

    Claghorn Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    I'd say gamay is a good description. I have a wine Drakes and it's definitely closer to burgundy than the KW.
     
  5. sdedalus1

    sdedalus1 Well-Known Member

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    I have been on the lookout for a med to dark gray knit tie for a similarly colored linen suit. However, I dislike shine, so that has kept me away from the cheapies and commonplace 'wet' silk. If anyone knows of (an affordable) matte option, I'd be curious. Considering a wool knit just for the color, despite the non-summery fabric.
     
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    This blue suit.
     
  8. Tirailleur1

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    Care to opt for the same pink suit Nas wore in the music video for Street Dreams?
     
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    No thanks. For total fora disclosure I opted for the shepherds check. Thanks Gshen.

    Also I might commission a totally unlined black linen suit for when I go to Cambodia. Will wear with white t shirts underneath. Very un-style forum
     
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    I am new. I am wondering if I accidentally put a tasteful outfit together. Probably not. First time wearing the tie. Not as versatile as I would have thought, though I like the feel of it. The scathing reviews may now commence.

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  11. Claghorn

    Claghorn Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    That actually sounds pretty nifty though. An interesting take on a black suit. I wonder how well it would translate into citywear (unusually, I imagine)
     
  12. patrickBOOTH

    patrickBOOTH Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    I wouldn't wear it to work. A summer "going out" suit really. My hipster friends said I was lacking black in my wardrobe and if I wanted to stay on the board of hipsters I needed to find room for more black.
     
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    Claghorn Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Please PM Tira. He said that MC had no hipsters.
     
  14. poorsod

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    Aren't your glasses and shoes black?
     
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    fit pic now.

    depends which part of the forum.
     
  16. apropos

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    Was rummaging through an old memory card from a dead camera and found this -

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  17. in stitches

    in stitches Senior member Moderator

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    very nice coat. navy?
     
  18. apropos

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    Dark/mid grey melange, with a mid-grey suit worn under. Shirt is light blue end on end weave, tie is navy basket weave silk-wool.
     
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  19. YRR92

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    This is close. This is not a fit critique thread, but your jacket is too short and your pants seem like they're pulling on your thighs.

    In terms of combination, I like it much more in the wider shot where the shirt appears to be a solid light blue. Even then, the tie is boring -- we might use soporific as a compliment for ties sometimes, but this tie is undistinguished and muddy. It reminds me of, like, late '80s Armani.

    I find navy/white striped shirts harder to deal with than a mid or light blue stripe. Square is white linen or cream silk? Either way, good choice with a blue striped shirt. I don't like that the only patterns you have going on are purely linear, though.

    Are the belt and shoes gray? That only adds to the questionable '80s bad taste vibe, but it could just be bad light.

    You and I use this thread in the same way -- if I can't spot anything wrong with a rig, then I'll throw it up on here and find out. On the plus side, that couch is very fab, and shows that you do have a sense of style -- it's just a matter of learning how to effectively apply it to clothes.
     
  20. bboysdontcryy

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    I like the belly of that lapels on that overcoat Apropos.

    On this length of the overcoat thing -- is there supposed to be a standard for overcoat length? I know they tend to be cut longer, but I'm not sure I prefer that on dwarfs like myself.

    I felt Foo's coat was a little too long for my preference, though his choice of overcoat length (and those large turn-ups) might be one of necessity cum preference.

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