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whnay.'s good taste thread

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

  1. zeero3

    zeero3 Senior member

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    Who makes the tie in the second picture?
     
  2. Mr. Six

    Mr. Six Senior member

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    Mr. Six, are there any full shots featuring those suits?
     
  4. Mr. Six

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    I think the waist of the grey one could be nipped a bit.
     
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  5. Bill Dlwgosh

    Bill Dlwgosh Senior member

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    Maybe a little. Nice looking suits, great fit.
     
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    ^ Nice. I like that a lot.
     
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    Love the camel color/texture
     
  10. MoneyWellSpent

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    Hopsack blazer, with blue cotton shirt, olive cotton pants, and silk neat tie. Tie is brown ground, with a french blue/gold neat pattern.

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  11. MoneyWellSpent

    MoneyWellSpent Senior member

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    Thoughts on crest ties being in good taste?
     
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    I thought that may come up. No, I'm referring to generic crested ties, like the ones you may find a J. Press, Brooks Brothers, or perhaps Ralph Lauren.
     
  14. MoneyWellSpent

    MoneyWellSpent Senior member

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    I do have a crest that I'm proud of, and I have it on a ring that was gifted to me, and the other men in my family by my grandfather. However, I don't really wear it, not being much for jewelry other than a wedding ring.

    I actually think it would be poor taste to walk around in a tie with your actual crest. To me that would be very ostentacious to commission a custom tie at that level, and then sport it at anything other than a family gathering.

    However, a crested tie that is apparently generic, at least to me, can just express an interest in tradition.
     
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    I love everything about this.

    Bravo
     
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    The tradition of having some schmuck make up a crest? Which, admittedly, is how one branch of my family got theirs.

    I might wear one, but I wouldn't think of it as the strictest good taste (not that I dress in strict good taste, by any means).

    I could see wearing something like this, where the crest is specific (Ireland), but not really part of a familial heraldry.

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  17. MoneyWellSpent

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    Thanks very much!
     
  18. MoneyWellSpent

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    That's exactly the sort I'm talking about. That's a J Press tie, specific to a particular country as you said. Obviously it should still be worn with the other criteria for good taste... scale and color being taken into account with the surrounding clothing.
     
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    I dunno, I think the waist is fine. Not a fan of too slim a waist, I like to be able to breathe. Your fits look great!
    love the Vanda, and the Cappelli I have ... and the 'nacci lol
     
  20. lawyerdad

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    Agreed, especially with the relatively traditional cut shoulders on that suit, which seem to have a bit of structure. I think both look very good as is.
     

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