whnay.'s good taste thread

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

  1. NOBD

    NOBD Senior member

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    I find clothes fun. (I'm not sure that sentence is correct though.) Wearing nice clothes brings me joy. Shoot me.
     


  2. in stitches

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    i agree. and i will not shoot you. as a matter a fact, the clothing i am wearing right now is bringing me joy and happiness.
     


  3. mmkn

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    Yes. With contrast collars, the entire picture (wearer, clothes) needs to be considered . . .

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    - M
     


  4. R.O. Thornhill

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    Contrast collars are very, very rare - even in London these days - and in my experience they are generally frowned upon. Americans are much more likely to wear them than Brits

    The only professional circles where I'd say that they are common is among barristers - who need shirts with detachable collars, so that they can slip on a stiff collar for court

    Personally I would only wear it with morning suit - and then with a stiff cutaway collar

    R-O-T
     


  5. unbelragazzo

    unbelragazzo Jewfro Dubiously Honored

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    I'm guessing this is RL? Looks terrible to me.
     


  6. sugarbutch

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    Too much nubbiness.
     


  7. in stitches

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    the tie is fantastic. i saw it in person in the RL store last week, and it is just great. still pissed i didnt get it.
     


  8. gdl203

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    Was the right decision. Too shiny
     


  9. NORE

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    Truth. There are only a few places the right man can pull this off.
     


  10. Fuuma

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    No. This thread is about the supposition that there is exist standards of good and bad taste in the western tradition of men's dressing and that to sucessfully dress within that tradition (i.e. be appropriately dressed and aesthetically pleasing to the eye of a connoisseur of said tradition) you need to know and apply them. This thread is where you can test your outfits under those operational rules as we have some connoiseurs that are willing to expound on what is "right" or "wrong" in an outfit. The reason why I do post comments but no outfits is that I am somewhat knowledgeable of the aforementionned tradition but do not dress that way, something that should be unexplainable under your theory.:foo:
     


  11. unbelragazzo

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    Your view is close enough to the intent of my view for this thread that practically, I don't think it matters. If you view "good taste" as shorthand for "good taste in the western tradition of men's dressing", then that's fine. My only point is that it's fine to post anything in this thread, but if the connoisseurs you cite tell you it's terrible, then you must agree or explain why it fits into their conception of good taste/good taste in the western tradition of men's dressing, not charge forward and demand that they change their sensibilities or accept that all sensibilities are created equal.
     


  12. mmkn

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    The high contrast of the collar makes it suitable for more formal occasions - like carrying the Olympic torch, or attending a summer wedding.

    - M
     


  13. GusW

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    I can't stand the contrasting white color and bright colored and patterned shirts promoted by RL. Thankfully, the look will fade away from his ads, as it has in the past, after about two years.
     


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    Or a flaming summer Olympic wedding?
     


  15. NORE

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    This statement reeks of opinion.
     


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