Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Manton, Jul 30, 2012.
Not puppies. Anything but puppies.
I used to like checked shirts a lot but even then I don't think I ever bought a glen plaid. That's just not a shirt pattern to me.
I know that shepherd's check are highly popular for wedding, but can you use it for CBD/Casual (SC wear) context? Thanks
I find the tattersall to look a fair bit busier than what Lufty is wearing. I like the tattersall with the solid jackets and the donnegal jacket when there is no tie involved, but with a patterned jacket and/or a tie it becomes a little too busy - Luftvier's combo does not seem too busy though, because the jacket and tie are solid.
Many of the posts on contrast collars seem based on SF shibboleth rather than actual fact. Granted those in favor have done little to support their case, but just because you can't make a golf shot fade doesn't call the thechnique into question.
Will from a Suitable Wardrobe - I would call this tasteful.
^I don't particularly like that combination. I'm not sure if it's actually bad taste. Will is great and he knows what he's doing. But this one I don't like.
As far as the contrast collar, a self-collar in that fabric might be hideous, not sure. Which might be reason enough why a shirt with horizontal lines should not exist. The entire thing would be better IMHO with just a plain light blue shirt.
^^Started out writing a really long response to the above but can limit my comments to a few lines. This is preciesly what is wrong with the thread, a solid blue shirt can be executed by anyone and a thread to teach people to do that is useless--or it belongs on ask andy. Will's combination is far better than a solid blue shirt, but it actually requires inteligence, knowledge and experience to execute. This thread should be about the latter, the former is a children's playground.
As far as your general comment, I think the idea is not to add on "technical difficulty" to the construction of an outfit just because a light blue shirt is too "easy". You know the Renaissance paintings where they have the people in the painting contorted into extremely strange poses just to show off their ability to draw figures at weird angles? They look pretty silly IMHO. Also, it apparently is not true that anyone can execute a solid blue shirt, as you'll see plenty of photos on this site of guys in solid blue shirts looking terrible. But if you look back through things I've posted in this thread and others or on my tumblr, I doubt you'd think my style is boring, although you may find it distasteful for other reasons.
Your claim that Will's outfit is better with this shirt than a light blue one in this specific instance is orthogonal to the general points above. What I really don't like about the combination is the tie. So that may be blinding me.
You missed, or simply did not understand, the point of my prior post.
Yes. The tie could have been better. A flat wool tie of the same color would have been superior, but that is an apropriate topic for the thread. Quite honestly, I have never reviewed your tumblr so I cannot speak to it. And, no, my point was not orthogonal to the general points above--it was contrapuntal, but I digress.
I guess I'm warming up to the idea of the shirt the more I look at it. But anyway, this shirt in itself is somewhat interesting but not as interesting to me as the more general argument. You're saying that putting together simple combinations is easy and therefore boring and therefore not in good taste?
No. I did not say that and I don't believe that anyone reading my posts could think I said that, but this is Style Forum.
Ah, so you're saying you don't like the original concept of the thread, not that the thread's content is not living up to its concept? I'm trying to understand your point of view and have an actual discussion, I'm not trying to get into an argument and be snarky. Sorry if I'm being dense about what you're trying to say.
Horizontal stripes on a dress shirt look stupid.
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