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whnay.'s good taste thread

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

  1. mafoofan

    mafoofan Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    You are too kind.

    All but the jacket should be put to flame. That orange tie is eye-searing and the pocket square looks like something the Joker would wear.
     
  2. in stitches

    in stitches Senior member Moderator

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    thanks, axel. i have no issue with the shirt tho, and i dont think the stripes are all that thin. its a keeper for me. sorry buddy, the shirt will not be burned.
     
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  3. Grammaton Cleric

    Grammaton Cleric Senior member

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    Suit, shirt and square are fine. The square strikes me as a fairly typical Drake's mural.

    The tie is bright, but it doesn't look that vivid on the NMWA site - wonder if that's the lighting? Either way, I would have gone w/ a different tie.
     
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  4. in stitches

    in stitches Senior member Moderator

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    GC, The tie is more copper/rust irl, not orange. More muted than shown. Lighting is sub optimal.
     
  5. mafoofan

    mafoofan Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Drake's makes ugly stuff, too.
     
  6. Grammaton Cleric

    Grammaton Cleric Senior member

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    If it's the wool / silk blend I'm thinking of, it has a very matte appearence and looks more subdued than the pic implies. I think it's fine, ymmv.
     
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  7. Loathing

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    The PS has perhaps one colour too many, but otherwise it has the right colouring to be complementary to lots of good ties.
     
  8. Mr. Six

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    I'm genuinely curious: how narrow a stripe is poor taste? Is it just the width of the stripe or the ratio of stripe width to gap between stripes?
     
  9. mafoofan

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    It is much more the latter. The problem with stitch's shirt, which he unlikely to learn for year or two, is that the blue stripes are too spread apart. Consequently, when you look at the shirt, your mind's eye sees blue stripes on a white background. They pop out at you. A shirt should never do that--partially because it is traditionally underwear, partially because it is layered underneath everything else, and mostly because nothing you wear should ever pop out at anyone.
     
  10. gdl203

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    I think the color / saturation makes you think that (like for the tie) but a sky blue on white rarely "pops" really. I'm not sure if it's one of our Inglese / Alumo shirts (if it is, then I can be accused of strong bias) but I like thin striped shirts too - not just butcher or candy. They are MUCH harder to get right in terms of proportions of white - that is true - but that doesn't mean that sometimes mills do get it right. I know I comb through A LOT of shirting books to pick fabrics to get our shirts made and those are some of the hardest to pick. A plain pink is also a very hard shirting fabric to pick - but that's more a question of the right tinge than pattern proportions.
     
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  11. Academic2

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    What distance between stripes would you then recommend for a white shirt with, say, blue pencil stripes? Thanks.

    Cheers,

    Ac
     
  12. archibaldleach

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    ^ I tend to prefer when the white and colored stripes are the same width but I don't know that there's inherently anything wrong with the shirt in question.
     
  13. Loathing

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    The point is that the white spaces should always been equal width to the coloured stripes.Therefore pencil stripes are effectively always in bad taste. The logic is really nothing more complicated than: symmetry is more pleasing and less distracting than asymmetry.
     
  14. Despos

    Despos Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    You just blew the minds of all those Turnbull and Asser clients and there multi colored fancy stripes.
     
  15. mafoofan

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    Turnbull and Asser really does make ugly stuff.
     
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  16. jrd617

    jrd617 Senior member

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    Thoughts on this fit?

    Taken from the Drapers site


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  17. ctp120

    ctp120 Senior member

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    ^Tie looks a bit on the dressy side for the sport coat. Like it otherwise.
     
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  18. ctp120

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    I don't disagree with anything Greg says here--in fact, I think he really nails it--except to say that I think Foo is right about the white-to-blue ratio in this particular narrow striped example, whether a NMWA product or not.
     
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  19. jrd617

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    +1. Looks like a blue and red neat?

    I'd also go for a button down collar for a sportcoat like that. Spread collar doesn't work.
     
  20. ctp120

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    Wouldn't say the spread simply doesn't work, but I totally agree that a bd (ideally ocbd) would be preferable.

    On the other hand, I think what he has on would be perfect if he just swapped the sport coat for a dark navy blazer, but that would be a different look altogether from the really great sport coat--my favorite individual piece in the pic.
     
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