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whnay.'s good taste thread

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

  1. sugarbutch

    sugarbutch Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    CM and Stitchy, ain't nuthin' wrong with either of those IMO. CM, I like those full-straps.
     
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  2. Louys

    Louys Senior member

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    Sugarbutch, I really like this fit, mostly the brown knit. You don't see to many brown suits or jackets unless they're tweed of some sort. But lately I'm becoming convinced that a rich brown shade of knit tie (darker than the suit) is almost always right if not best with a light brown or tan suit against a light blue shirt. It creates a really similar blend of tones to the hallowed combo of a grey suit, white shirt, and black knit tie, but looks better when the sun is out.
     
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  3. mensimageconsultant

    mensimageconsultant Senior member

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    It looks good, except for the overly high collar.
     
  4. Victor Elfo

    Victor Elfo Senior member

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    Wrong diagnosis. The shirt's collar is good, the coat's collar, on the other hand, looks too low, could be the stance though, those selfies are a bitch to judge fit.
    The top half, IMO, is good. The bottom half, though, is not good to me. The creaseless trousers makes me noxious and the loafers with a blazer is just too USA to me.
     
  5. Caustic Man

    Caustic Man Senior member

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    I'll take that as a compliment.
     
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  6. mensimageconsultant

    mensimageconsultant Senior member

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    The jacket collar might be too low. The shirt collar is too high - that isn't a short neck, and yet the collar covers more than half of it.
     
  7. Victor Elfo

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    A long neck is better served with tall collars (both the shirt's and the coat's). The issue here seems to be in the coat's, although, again, those photographs may be tricking us.
     
  8. mrjester

    mrjester Senior member

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    Nothing wrong with loafers + blazer.
     
  9. Victor Elfo

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    Agreed, I just dislike what they represent to me.

    Edit: funny, though, I've no problem with a navy blue odd coat and loafers, but, I do dislike wearing long socks with loafers, seems oxymoronic to me. Quirks.
     
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  10. in stitches

    in stitches Senior member Moderator

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    A dank, shugz.
     
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  11. YRR92

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    What do you all think of a black cotton knit tie? I have a brown cotton one, and I can pick up a black one cheaply, but not so cheaply that it's a total no-brainer. Would the dull, soft texture be too countryish for even flannel or checked worsted suits, or even a navy blazer? I have some tweeds it would be great with.

    EDIT: SB, that last rig (with the brown knit) is really incredible. I wouldn't have expected a glen plaid square to work at all, much less that well.

    CM, is that tie a knit or a grenadine? I might have reached for a repp stripe there, but that would push it over into apple pie territory.
     
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  12. Caustic Man

    Caustic Man Senior member

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    Silk knit. Wasn't in a repp mood that day. [​IMG]
     
  13. gringodaddy

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    As you should
     
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  14. in stitches

    in stitches Senior member Moderator

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    intellectually i agree, but i have a hard tie wearing loafers with a tie, for the most part.
     
  15. Cantabrigian

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    The jacket collar looks fine. It hugs his neck well and isn't especially low.
     
  16. mensimageconsultant

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    Everything looks okay in the seated picture, but somehow the shirt collar looks higher in the other image. In general, high collars are more likely to succeed if shoulders aren't sloping. Also and perhaps spuriously, high collars are more formal and therefore contradictory if button-down.
     
  17. YRR92

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    Wide lens + short distance = distortion. If CM is holding that camera himself, chances are that's what's going on.

    Even then, I don't see high collars as formal, necessarily. I see them as a somewhat luxurious touch (I guess I associate them with Italian shirts), but one which doesn't have a direct bearing on formality. I also think a high collar can work with sloping shoulders, as long as the jacket collar is proportionally high.
     
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  18. mrjester

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    Anyone have any of the 34's in tropical or 4 season? Bastards took my pants.
     
  19. in stitches

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    Dig that tie, Monsieur Stitché.
     

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