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whnay.'s good taste thread

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

  1. coolpapa

    coolpapa Senior member

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    I really like your sister's dress.
     
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  2. bourbonbasted

    bourbonbasted Senior member

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    Thanks for the kind words. Even if they aren't necessarily directed towards me, this is a thread about taste, so I'll take the points.


    In the event she turns out to be my sister, I'm going to need recommendations on a good tailor in Alabama.
     
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  3. Hayward

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    [​IMG]

    A bit rumpled at the end of the day.
     
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    patrickBOOTH Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Get that shit out of here.
     
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  5. diadem

    diadem Senior member

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    Well, I guess Cam Newton is used to wearing tights, so...
     
  6. SomethingsFishy

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    I believe this is attempt number 3 from me. Obviously a jacket / trousers ensemble again, but hopefully one that passes muster.
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    Forgive the misbehaving pocket square- it rode up a bit in this photo. Pretend it's an inch lower (and not encroaching on the lapel.)

    A smaller, low-quality shot, taken at sundown. Gives a better sense of the tie knot in proportion to the collar.

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    Blue oxford with a cutaway collar
    Donegal tweed sport coat
    Cotton trousers in goldenrod
    Brown garza grossa tie
    English madder pocket square
    Russet captoes
    (Not shown) navy OTC socks with white pindots
     
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  7. sugarbutch

    sugarbutch Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    I think you need pants with better drape and which will hold a crease.
     
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  8. SomethingsFishy

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    Thanks for the tip, on point as always man. Incidentally; I'm actually living/working out of an island laboratory right now and haven't had access to an iron in almost a month [​IMG]. The only dry cleaning shop on the island suffered a fire just before I arrived! Rumpled trousers aside, do you think this worked?
     
  9. aravenel

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    You're wearing a coat and tie to work in a lab on an island so sparsely populated that it doesn't even have an iron?

    I mean, I really like wearing coat and tie, but I don't think I'd be wearing either in such an environment.

    FWIW, I agree with SB. The pants are the problem here.
     
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  10. PCK1

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    Yeah...sc and tie seems a little overkill for isolated laboratory island...unless of course you are a James Bond Nemesis....

    then it seems very fitting....
     
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    This is the best thing I've ever seen posted on StyFo and I've gone back to laugh at almost every :foo: post I could find.
     
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    Tell Dr. Moreau I send my regards.
     
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    Countdown until we see a "- A StyFo Dude" tweet from Vox about this begins... now.
     
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  16. SomethingsFishy

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    These follow-ups were hilarious :) yes; it's a bit absurd, I agree; I persuaded my buddies that we should do a formal day, despite our surroundings. Thanks for the feedback with the trousers.

    For the record, this is what a more typical workday looks like for me. Are fluorescent yellow fins in good taste?
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  17. archibaldleach

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    @SomethingsFishy, I think the outfit itself is well executed in terms of color combinations / pairing. I agree with others on the pants more broadly, but this thread tends to focus less on fit and more on combinations.
     
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  18. Hayward

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    [​IMG]

    This really looks like a still from an Avengers episode.

    Aren't the boots causing the trouser issue?
     
  19. SomethingsFishy

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    Not boots, just adelaides.
     
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    FWIW I quite like that mustard color.
    And only the heaviest, most punishing moleskins hold a crease for more than a handful of wears.
     

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