whnay.'s good taste thread

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

  1. no one

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    I appreciate your comments. The tie is actually burgundy and has a herringbone self pattern, something which is not apparent in the photograph. I am not certain this helps my case.

    I can tell from your posts that my taste (or lack thereof) regarding colour combinations differs drastically from yours. Perhaps I am beyond salvation in that respect. Having said that, I am extremely interested in hearing your comments regarding fit issues. I understand, however, that these are beyond the scope of this thread, which I will not derail any further.
     


  2. DocHolliday

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    I wondered about this very thing in regards to gdl's first pic. In the image, the fine pattern in the shirt and the weave of the tie combine to look busy and almost vibrational. But the effect might be very different in real life.
     


  3. gdl203

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    Something about small checks and grids doesn't photograph well. It was better in real life - but honestly, not my favorite combo either.
     


  4. NORE

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    I would be more distracted by the sloppiness of the tie knot situation. He needs a thicker tie and to learn how to better tie it.

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  5. no one

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    Very interesting points. However, I must say I base my outfits on extreme contrast most of the time. I will not argue that this is a tasteful choice. Also, the tie's colour is burgundy--no red tie shall ever find a place in my wardrobe. In fact, everything is darker in real life compared to the photograph. The contrast is less extreme.

    The setting was a conference of sorts, but not really business. Imagine it as some kind of an informal gala. Nothing too serious, but there was a business formal/informal dress code nonetheless.

    Did you crop the photograph to spare yourself the torture of seeing wide coat shoulders and trousers rumpled by ten hours of dedicated service?

    I hope I have answered. It is not my wish to become tiresome.



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  6. in stitches

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    Found another old one. How bad is this?

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    Pictures do not do it justice. The checks come off as equal both vertical and horizontal. I too wish the opposite was true in terms of color in the pix but it does look diff in real life. Flash and other such things exacerbate it.



    thanks, it is a bit of a challenge but it turns out ok I think. I am going to try navy pants with it next time and a green knit.
     


  8. mmkn

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    To me the contrast collar provides enough contrast to an outfit, such that not many more elements are needed.

    The burgundy tie - it stands out from the blue suit. Note how Beckham did his more mono-chromatically.

    In Beckham's case, my eyes are drawn to his face by the contrast collar. The smidgen of pocket fold provides relief. Even the tie bar mimics the pocket fold, and is appropriately less in scale.

    In your photo, I see the collar, the tie, and the pocket fold as major focal points.

    Again, my opinion, but any good design has a singular focal point, from where everything else is built.

    And everything else either distract or support the focal point.

    Perception . . . or in Geezer's words . . .



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    I cropped only so as to focus on the contrast collar as the focal point . . .
     


  9. unbelragazzo

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    ^Too many lines for me, stitch. stripes on a suit are a perfect opportunity for dots on a tie.
     


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    thanks un, ill try that next time. i think i know which one i will pick. would you say to stick with a white shirt with that suit?
     


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    White shirt should be fine with that suit I think, depending on what tie you choose. For me personally I'm not that big a fan of the spacing on the stripes, but given the suit, white shirt + pindot tie should be a winnar.
     


  12. gdl203

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    i s - you should consider a wider spread on your shirt collar
     


  13. in stitches

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    the spacing is a bit narrow for me too, but i really do like the suit. the tie i am thinking of is a white/beige number.


    agreed. that is an old BB shirt that i dont wear any more. all my recent shirts are of a wider spread.
     


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    Look, man. You're not seriously suggesting that it's more important for something to look good "in real life" than it does in a picture, are you? This is the kind of crazy talk that'll get you reported in TransMod and banned if you don't tone it down.

    Consider yourself warned, bro.

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  15. forex

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    What is this crazy talk? Of course it is important for outfits to look good in a picture than in real life, this is SF!!!
     


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