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whnay.'s good taste thread

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

  1. ethanm

    ethanm Senior member

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    That is like the one shirt that Damien Woody always wears with that awful giant tattersall on it. I think it is his only shirt.

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  2. emptym

    emptym Senior member Moderator

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    They're whimsical.

    The shoulders, collar, lapels... I have some serious Despos-envy.
     
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  3. Cantabrigian

    Cantabrigian Senior member

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    That really does look like a napkin tucked into your shirt.

    Do you wear a like a size 34 jacket?

    You should definitely try a thinner tie. I think it may be a revelation.
     
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  4. Cantabrigian

    Cantabrigian Senior member

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    Those colors sound fairly awful for shirts in general but I like gingham in everything from micro to large, though mainly in the summer.
     
  5. in stitches

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    same here. i should have gone to him when i was in chicago and instead i wasted money on a su misura having no clue what i was doing. worst purchase i have ever made.

    :(
     
  6. sugarbutch

    sugarbutch Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    I'ma put myself out there on this one since I'm not sure our resident sartorial Machiavelli will approve...


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  7. Axelman 17

    Axelman 17 Senior member

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    I too have the same wool challis tie from Drakes. Mine is a different colorway though, burnt orange ground with blue and green circles. Wearing it today with a mid grey woolen flannel from Harrison's.
     
  8. in stitches

    in stitches Senior member Moderator

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    I have 3.25 to 3.5" ties, and rarely think about proper width. Also, I despise tiny knots and err toward the phatniss.

    I'll take a pic with a 3.25 & 3.5" tie side by side, as soon as I take off my tool belt.

    Almost forgot - 38 jacket.
     
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  10. Fuuma

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    Thanks for the answers guys (just quoting one). I have to say I posted in the "good taste" thread because I am looking for traditional/informed information not your own taste. I recently bought a patchwork tunic/, an oversized reworked sweatshirt that looks like a dress, a silk scarf with allover candle print, a patchwork dress shirt with mesh collar and one of those allover floral from Dries Van Noten. I don't need help in wearing somethinleg like a gingham shirt, just wondering what are the "rules" regarding them.
     
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  11. comrade

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    That's a much more "structured" (read padded) shoulder than I ever seen on you.
     
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  12. The Thin Man

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    There is no reason why green gingham can't be used in a "good taste" combination, but it would call for the other elements being sedate. Maybe a dark blue linen or flannel suit, or a blazer and gray trousers, with a black knit tie. The English traditionally used boldly colored shirts (usually stripes) with austere suits.
     
  13. sugarbutch

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  14. Flake

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    Heading over to his shop for a final fitting in a couple hours :)
     
  15. in stitches

    in stitches Senior member Moderator

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    HANJOY!!!

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    I've been guilty of this myself but I feel like your tie and shoes are a bit too matchy matchy in shade.
     
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  18. YRR92

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    I've been bugged by this myself, on occasion, but I'm curious to hear if there's a consensus as to this being a sin, or a matter of personal taste.
     
  19. in stitches

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    i tend to agree. :)


    they probably are. irl though the tie is darker than shoes and the sheen of the grenadine is nothing like the nap of the suede, but personally, much like a tie matching an overcheck, i dont mind the matchiness.
     
  20. archibaldleach

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    I don't really see it as an issue. I'm bothered by excessive matching between two items that are close together (e.g. tie and pocket square, suit and tie), but don't have the same issues with one's tie and shoes that are on one's feet.
     
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