Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Manton, Jul 30, 2012.
imo, you pull it off very well.
Gaz, that's not bad but a little too blue. Make the tie darker and problem solved. Suit pattern, while not one I think I would buy, is nice and quiet.
Looks horrid. Are those rounded collars?
I don't like that shirt either, but I'm also categorically opposed to contrast collars and don't like red very much in general. Here's me today (shirt is a very light blue, PS is white linen):
As I've recently discovered, the grenadine is always in order. The Drakes ties a handsome knot.
I don't care for contrast collars, but this would have been better with a blue instead of red stripe.
@ Lufti, try green for the tie next time. Unlike whnay, I'm not repelled by the shirt - it's actually kind of fun.
At risk of sounding curmudgeonly, I am suspicious of any clothing that is described as "fun". I used to date a girl that used this word with respect to clothing sometimes, including things that I wore, and it made me cringe every time.
Fun and clothing should never find themselves in the same sentence...definition of poor taste...
Remember, the only people that dress to be funny are clowns
That's right, dressing should be tortuous.
It depends on your position in life. When a kid is starting out in the work force straight from school, 'fun' should generally be avoided, because unless you knock it out of the park, you're going to look stupid and foolish and the bosses will question your judgment. Lufti, as I understand it, is indeed new to the work force, but isn't at a large law firm, but instead a small, boutique environment. That being the case, he doesn't run much risk by dabbling in the 'fun' department. The most illustrious litigator of this century, the man who's had his hand in every important case imaginable (from Bush v. Gore to the anti-trust case against Microsoft) - David Boies - only wears suits and shirts from Lands' End (in case you care to fact check: http://nymag.com/nymetro/news/crimelaw/features/4404/). Judges have seen far, far worse than a pink shirt with club collar - I hate courthouses and avoid them at all cost but Lufti's competition in the clothing dept in that neck of the woods is non-existent.
I said 'fun,' not funny.
edmorel's gun club check's are a bit loud for most business environments, but they're 'fun' (and nowhere near clownish.)
glad this is your thread...
I'm not saying that I oppose lively patterns and colors. I think if you go back through my posts or on my tumblr you'll see that's true. I just don't think of it as "fun". I really hope people don't see something I wearing and think, "oh that's so fun!"
What you said is something no man should utter...
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