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whnay.'s good taste thread

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

  1. Caustic Man

    Caustic Man Senior member

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    Why would you wear that jacket with anything other than the trousers that came with it?
     
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  2. tdude

    tdude Senior member

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    DH power maybe?
     
  3. in stitches

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    aportnoy, very nice. where is the suit from?
     
  4. aportnoy

    aportnoy Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Thanks...it's from the Harrison's flannel book and was tailored by Raphael.
     
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  5. in stitches

    in stitches Senior member Moderator

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    well done. is the overcheck a light blue?
     
  6. TRINI

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    ???
     
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  7. aportnoy

    aportnoy Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Yup, a dark brown and camel POW w/ a light blue windowpane with Scafora bespoke suede wholecuts on the bottom...

    [​IMG]
     
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  8. in stitches

    in stitches Senior member Moderator

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    that sounds wonderful. added to wish list.
     
  9. unbelragazzo

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    Aportnoy - Suit looks great. The accessorizing is not to my taste, unless the coloring in the photo is off again. Is that a satin silk tie?
     
  10. aportnoy

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    No way. It's an Atkinson's Irish poplin from Hober that is 50% silk/ 50% wool. It has much texture and is an excellent complement to the flannel.
     
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  11. unbelragazzo

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    Yea I figured it had to be just the picture playing tricks on me. Sounds lovely.
     
  12. aportnoy

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    Thanks! I have much work on perfecting the photography! The color of the tie is mid-slate blue and the shirt is a greyish taupe hairline stripe.
     
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    That's actually a great tie. But it's a level 9 on the difficulty scale, so it takes some finesse to get it right. I fancy it would look smashing with something like a brown corduroy coat (and a cool haircut).
     
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    Why I am dragged in here?
     
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    The blue gray is the only one of these I like, to be honest. I think the grays and browns here are too dark. A regular gray, rather than a charcoal, would work better underneath, and a brown in the same shade would look more balanced.

    I still think you'd run in to two issues: the jacket has nothing other than the cloth to distinguish it from a suit jacket (and even then, this cloth doesn't do a whole lot on that front), and the trousers are too refined and slick. Are they worsted or gabardine? I don't love gab with tweed, though it's nice with tweed-patterned worsteds. I don't like plain worsted trousers much anyway (though summer demands them).
     
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    Why does summer demand them? Linen, linen blends, cotton...those are good summer odd trousers to me.
     
  17. Caustic Man

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    This might just be me, but I think linen looks odd when paired with worsted jackets. That might be one reason someone would choose worsted trousers in summer.
     
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    The jacket is cotton and the pants fresco. Regardless, it was my best attempt at using true navy as odd trou; too advanced for me and/or my wardrobe.

    (note: I was never suggesting it was in good taste; this thread just seems to be the best place to actually have somewhat productive discussions about such things. )
     
  19. Caustic Man

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    Be careful, someone in particular might start complaining about your posting too many fits with dark trousers. The horror!
     
  20. unbelragazzo

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    Why would you have worsted odd jackets? linen, linen/silk/wool or linen/cotton blends, mohair, cotton, fresco...plenty of non-worsted odd jackets.

    FW odd trousers are gray, but SS odd trousers are something between cream and tan. Worsted does not look good in those colors IMHO.
     

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