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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 think the scale is varied enough. am i wrong?


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  2. Manton

    Manton Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    scale is fine but a bit monochrome. something needs to be lighter, IMO.
     
  3. archibaldleach

    archibaldleach Senior member

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    Stitchy, I think a shirt with light blue stripes would look much better there.
     
  4. in stitches

    in stitches Senior member Moderator

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    Thanks. The stripes of the shirt are brown not blue, but yeah, its all pretty dark and foreboding. I was trying to join Manton on the dark side of the force so the hate could flow through me. A lighter blue stripe would have probably been more ideal, though not what I was going for.

    The PS is ligher tho. Herp.
     
  5. Manton

    Manton Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Or, lighten the tie.

    Or, if you have a lighter blue suit, wear that.

    Or, possibly it looks good as-is, I really can't say because it does not look brown on my monitor.
     
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  6. in stitches

    in stitches Senior member Moderator

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    All good ideas.

    Sucks that the stripes don't look brown on your monitor. I adjusted the color to reflect IRL as best as I could, but they are definitely brown.

    Again, thanks for the feedback.
     
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    I have the exact same square and wear it the exact same amount.
     
  8. YRR92

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    Yeah, I was eyeing dotted squares when I was shopping today, and I couldn't get into them.

    Does this scan? Forgive the tie and collar, I loosened it on the commute home and tightened them up rather too quickly to shoot the photo. Mid-gray flannels and brown chelsea boots:

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  9. msulinski

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    Without seeing the whole outfit, it is hard to say, but I suspect the mid-gray flannel pants don't provide enough contrast with the jacket.

    Are you wearing a tie clip?
     
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  10. YRR92

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    Funnily, my concern is that there may have been too much contrast. Here's a shot (a rather crap one). It makes things look a bit darker than they are in real life -- the coat is truer to life in the first photo I posted, but I couldn't make this one match that without losing all the detail:

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    I am wearing a tie clip, since I find wool knits flop around a bit.
     
  11. gdl203

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  12. CrimsonSox

    CrimsonSox Senior member

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    Fred Astaire, Cary Grant, and Apparel Arts from the 30s often paired a grey sportscoat with grey trousers. I think it's a good look YRR92.

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  13. Kaplan

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    ^ I'm not seeing Cary Grant in either of those photos :confused:
     
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  14. Cleav

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    Kap, FTFY with some timeless elegance


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  15. Loathing

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    What is the attraction of Chelsea boots? I've never understood them.
     
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    They are sleek, minimalist, a bit 1960s, a bit 1800s, a touch horsey, quite city, a good bit mod and just the right degree of unusual. They go with everything, from denim to tweed to DJs. The true OneBoot.
     
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  17. Academic2

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    Yes. I'm wearing a pair right now. I used to ride and never got into the habit of wearing loafers; they're now what I wear around the house if I"m not going out.

    This particular pair is the most comfortable pair of shoes I've ever owned.

    I won't offer an opinion on their appropriateness in other contexts.

    Cheers,

    Ac
     
  18. archibaldleach

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    Re: Chelsea boots, I just can't get over the elastic-esque thing on the side. To me it turns what could be an attractive shoe into something cheap looking and gives me some serious concerns about the longevity of the product.
     
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    Think of them as an alternative to a monkstrap -- another plain toe shoe, and one which is often held together by a bit of elastic.

    'Cept you can see the buckles on a monkstrap when you're wearing trousers, but you can't really see the side gores.

    I don't think the elastic is stretched much when the shoe is worn, anyway. Maybe a tiny fraction of its stretch every stride.

    That said, I'm starting to think I could get down with a jodphur, too...
     
  20. archibaldleach

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    Problem for me is that the side gores are massive. I suppose you can see the buckle on the monkstrap but that seems more like a bit of stylistic eccentricity to me and a workable alternative to laces. On the Chelsea boot, you're getting something made with fine leather that has these massive holes in it that, even if not visible under trousers, just seems off.
     

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