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whnay.'s good taste thread

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

  1. gdl203

    gdl203 Senior member Dubiously Honored Affiliate Vendor

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    Four patterns today.

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  2. Manton

    Manton Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    that looks like a wool tie, which is an odd choice for an 80 degree day.
     
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    It might be that Panta linen tie? I think I'd prefer a neat or pindot tie to this one. Is that a purple pocket square? Same one that Manton wore yesterday?
     
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    thanks, dood! ideally i would use the same pattern and color shirt as what im wearing, but a larger check. sadly, i do not have such a shirt at this time. :(


    thanks man, glad you are finding improvement.

    i would say that i have learned from many people and many threads about what things go together, and what things do not. a lot of the stuff i had already, i was just pairing in incorrectly. and combine what i have with some newer and better purchases, and that i think is where the improvement stems from.

    the meetup convo did not really focus on hints or dress tips. we talked about clothes here and there, but in a more general sense. also, i looked awesome that night. no hints were needed. :)

    lastly, i still wear stuff that i know would not fly here. i do have things and combos that i like, even though i know they may technically not work, or be in good taste, per say. i just dont post them. yesterday for example, i was wearing a gap shirt. :hide:
     
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  5. gdl203

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    I wear wool and cashmere ties all through summer.


    Pindot would have been awful with the micro-striped shirt. Neat was certainly another option but I love this tie with this suit (any navy suit actually) so there you go.
     
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  6. Manton

    Manton Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    :eek:
     
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    I'd even suggest just a solid light blue shirt with some variation in the color and texture to it, like an end on end or pinpoint. You've got a lot of texture going on between the tie, shirt, and suit then, so that three solids would in no way be boring.
     
  8. gdl203

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    :laugh:

    Did you just notice? I've posted many examples.

    I like seasonal aberrations from time to time. I think I started a thread on the topic years ago.
     
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    Whnay - I am a difficult fit, to say the least - a heavy chest, very forward shoulders, very big hips and seat. Finding anything at all that looks decent is a challenge, and this was a first attempt at a 'vintage' looking DB. I will post my newer, lower stanced DB, and see if you think it's an improvement. My eye isn't sharp enough to tell.

    Stitches - W.Bill Linen.

    Burton - Have tried simpler with this suit, and I can tend to look like an English colonialist. This was an attempt to have some fun.

    Derm - Of course it looks affected. I am an affected menswear noob, it is my only currency.

    Despos - Thank you for the feedback. The 5 x 4 spacing was intentional - I wanted it to look almost greatcoat-ish in the heaviness of the overlap. The lapels are skimpy, the result of working with tailors that don't always listen. Newer versions have been broadened. I appreciate your feedback - your work is beautiful.
     
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    [​IMG]

    I have been accused of relying too heavily on Navy. 'Tis true.
     
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    looks washed out. Too much blue, too close in tone.
     
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  13. gdl203

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    First one doesn't work for me. I don't think white shirt and black tie can work with anything but a suit, maybe grey suit or a black/charcoal for a funeral. With a blue shirt, maybe?

    Second one looks good on the detail pic, colors and patterns work well. The bigger picture is hard to gauge because of angle and blurriness.
     
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    i think i may have just the shirt. thanks! also, i really dont mind 3 solids anyways.

    gdl - i love it. and i as well would wear cashmere ties in any season.
     
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    I like almost all of your fits, Ethan, but that one isn't my favorite. I don't like the stripes on that suit very much and pinstripes don't do well with low-contrast fits IMHO. I do really like the shirt though. What fabric is that?
     
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    Are these stripes? On my monitor, it looks like a herringbone pattern/weave
     
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    You could be right - on my monitor it initially looked to me like stripes, but I'm not sure now.
     
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    thanks. i like it still, but hear what you mean.


    fit 1 - you are now person #2 to say blue shirt. can a blue shirt reall be worn with a black tie, and a black/gray check SC?

    also, it was said, that a black knit/grenadine is a must have. what uses then, would it have?

    fit 2 - thanks! detail pic is correct, first was was no bueno.
     
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    I am currently wearing such a shirt.
     
  20. ethandesu

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    It is a Herringbone weave, not a pin. By Ariston.
    The shirt is a chambray-ish cloth, I think by Thomas Mason.

    Like I said, I wear too much blue. Someone once told this fat man that it's slimming, and I guess that's a crutch I lean on too often.
     

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