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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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    i really think, aside from all the things vox did well, and all the stuff he bought, his strongest point was fit. and i think that that might be the best strong point to have if you have to have only one.
     
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  2. sugarbutch

    sugarbutch Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    If nothing else, it makes everything look intentional. That goes a long way.
     
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  3. Victor Elfo

    Victor Elfo Senior member

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    There's barely no information at his left side in the full shot, the shirt looks like white because of that, the close-up shot shows how similar the colors truly are.

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  4. in stitches

    in stitches Senior member Moderator

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    he is clearly standing in the shade in that close up, and as well his chin is casting a shadow over the shirt/jacket. they are not the same and from any further away, irl, and the shirt dissolves to a clearly lighter blue than the suit and tie. its good.
     
  5. YRR92

    YRR92 Senior member

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    Yeah, he's overexposed in one, and perhaps a little underexposed in the other. It's all relative. The blues look too close in the close-up, and they don't show up in the long shot. The truth may well be somewhere in between.

    I'm willing to bet that the gingham resolves to a color not unlike the ground of Vox's shirt at a distance -- perhaps even a little lighter. Could I be wrong? Of course. Either way, the major issue here is at close range.
     
  6. sugarbutch

    sugarbutch Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    I think this is probably closest to reality:

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    That's about three feet away. At six feet, it looks mostly like a medium blue with some texture. Twenty feet, it might as well be solid.
     
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  7. in stitches

    in stitches Senior member Moderator

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    i still think its right. significantly lighter than the suit and tie.
     
  8. Victor Elfo

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    That's much better! I drop all my objections to the shirt and I'll agree with SB, the shirt choice now pleases me more than Vox's. However, the tie is yet too close to the jacket and the handkerchief is matchy.
     
  9. pazzion

    pazzion Senior member

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    Suit: light to medium gray,

    Shirt: blue bengal stripes on white,

    PS: blue, rust and light green with brown edges. Wool and silk,

    Tie: Sam Hober's dark navy grenadine,

    Shoes: C&J Tetbury. Dark brown calf,

    Scent: Frederic Malle - Geranium pour Monsieur,

    Music: the Stones - Brown Sugar.

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  10. Axelman 17

    Axelman 17 Senior member

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  11. in stitches

    in stitches Senior member Moderator

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    undubiously tasteful id say, axel.
     
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    comrade Senior member

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    +1
    But you should work on your tie dimple.
    See Sugarbutch's above.
     
  13. patrickBOOTH

    patrickBOOTH Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Naturally, I like it.

    Funny you mention the dimple. Once when I saw Axelman at the tailor I noticed he had a very nonchalantly tied tie. Not badly, just not super fuddy-duddy like I am used to doing and I thought it looked really good. Much more natural.
     
  14. pazzion

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    [​IMG]

    Tie is grenadine and PS i white linnen. Shirt is light blue with white in a really neat pattern that looks like solid from 3 feet.
     
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  15. patrickBOOTH

    patrickBOOTH Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    I've said this before, but I find the staggering number of Style Forum members who have goatees to be somewhat troublesome.
     
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    Haha. May so be it. Though I've been told, on three or four different occasions, by different people that are unfamiliar of each others' existence, that I look like Leonardo Dicaprio with it. Though I have to say that that is not a familiarity I can see or care about, and I would grow a really manly beard if I could.

    And a question: was the dubious choice of facial hair so overpowering that you lost all words to comment on my outfit (which, truth to be told, was the reason for me to post the picture in here)? If not, I would like to hear what you think (goatee aside) since I think that you have a great taste in clothing.
     
  17. in stitches

    in stitches Senior member Moderator

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    pazzion - i wouldnt quite call that a goatee. ;)

    i think the fit is nice, shirt maybe a tad casual for the suit and tie, but nothing major. pet peeve, earphone cords in fit pics.
     
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    I think the colors work, but I don't like the style or cut of the suit, personally. To get a bit foo, I thin it would look better with a cream silk square, but the white works.
     
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  19. in stitches

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    lapels maybe a bit small, but what else can you really tell about the cut or style from that pic?
     
  20. patrickBOOTH

    patrickBOOTH Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    It looks a bit stiff. I mean, I guess you are correct on not being able to properly judge it, but also I don't like the faux pick-stitching . It is meant to look high quality or rackish, but it just looks a bit gaudy to me. Of course, these are only opinions.
     

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