whnay.'s good taste thread

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

  1. gdl203

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    x-posting from CBD because each of these outfits goes against some non-rule rules and has something "wrong" about them, which should make for good discussion.

    An experiment over the last three days to express the versatility of the mid-grey suit and beige linen square : same suit and square, different shirt and tie.



     
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    Too sedate for my taste. But then I do understand your limitations at the workplace.
     
  3. gdl203

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    Even without these limitations, I would not dress like a rainbow lollipop.
     
  4. unbelragazzo

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    Gdl - I think tie and shirt are a tad matchy in 1. 2 is the best. Is shirt in 3 light blue? I think I like white better there.

    What are the fit issues you see with the suit posted earlier?
     
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    Citan - I agree with Gdl on the SC. Is that a cappelli tie? I think I have the same one.
     
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    Yeah I recognize it is a love it or hate it thing. I happen to be a huge fan or purple and lilac so this jacket is like a dream for me. I can see why someone would dislike it though and I respect that. The wool/linen blend is nice for me too as it isn't too light for these more temperate summer days in MI.

    Tie is some cheap brand I got at a NM last call pre style forum days. It is still one of my favorites and ties a good knot despite its MOR quality :).
     
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    All three are matching tie and shirt color. Burgundy on burgundy check, blue on blue stripe, light blue on even lighter blue dobby.
     
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    The suit looks awesome.

    I like the last combination best, but then I'm even more sedate than gdl when it comes to colours.
     
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    I think the reason I like 2 most is that the shades are most different there. Doesn't feel matchy at all. The others, shades are too close IMHO.
     
  10. in stitches

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    really?


    is that what is "wrong" with them?
     
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    Citan, my issue with the SC is not the color of the overcheck, but that the vertical is so much more pronounced than the horizontal. Maybe it appears different in person, but every time you wear it, I think you're wearing a vertically striped jacket. And it looks :crazy:
     
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    personally i really like citans jacket, but i tink it is one of those things that is very hard to actually wear.
     
  13. ColdEyedPugilist

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    Like them all, especially 2 and 3.

    What people have to realize is this:

    1) Outfits are often more striking IRL due to details that the camera cannot capture; e.g. The richness of texture or the subtle interplay between different shades of the same colour.

    2) You don't have to go crazy with colour and texture and pattern in order to stand out. I believe Vox said it best when he proposed the idea of coherence. Case in point: yesterday, the so-called boring ensemble I wore caught the attention of 2 quite attractive young women. I had the sliders ratcheted all the way across to 'citified' and they must have picked up on the differences at an instinctive level.

    When the fit is sharp and the ensemble is harmonious and you look completely at ease in what you wear, people will notice. Simple as that.
     
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    Everything, in a way, is about perceptual context and agreement.

    What is the context (in this case occasion) of your outfit? Business? Dressy occasion?

    If so, then the high contrast offered by the collar would be distracting.

    The amount of pocket fold showing also competes with the collar in regards to proportion.

    Because red is an exciting color, it is a contrasting element to your blue suit.

    Add that to the contrast collar, and you've got . . . too much contrast, imo.


    To illustrate, if I were watching David Lauren do a business speech, as he is here, I would be distracted by his contrast collar . . .

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    However, I am not distracted by Beckham's, as the context (occasion) is ceremonial. His pocket fold, also in high contrast with his navy jacket, is appropriately proportioned . . . the trifecta of symmetry, proportion, and harmony.


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    Doesn't hurt that he has a designer wife.


    - M
     
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