Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Manton, Jul 30, 2012.
My bad - thank you.
look I've been trying to explain for pages, and so have others and maybe it's just too hard to explain in words because people are not getting it. Cayman from yesterday was a parodic distaster, for instance. CPE keeps wearnig ridiculous exploding pocket squares. Yours is better but the suiting is flashy and the tie is shiney, the whole thing looks like Ari Gold, not particularly tasteful-quiet.
today is not going well. oh well.
i thinks there is more contrats IRL, but it lends to being a bit washed out looking i guess.
i would say, satin-ey maybe, but not satin.
shirt is white
i would agree that a spread would likely look better, but the point does work, unlike mine from yesterday.
i think you are doing a fine job of explaining it. dont give up!
it just takes time to really digest and employ, especially as most cant just toss their entire wardrobe and replace it. i am trying to work better with what i have, while i try and make better decision with future purchases.
so not particularly tasteful-quiet, but not an abject disaster?
No, the colors are fine together.
Didn't mean to take a jab at you, stitch. Just a general observation.
well, that is certainly a step. thanks.
oh, no worries BB, its cool. i didnt take it personally. was just bummed about the outcome. happier now that at least i got feedback that the colors are alright.
While I'm not in love with stitches's stripes, they're not too gaudy and I think the suit could definitely work with a more sedate and CBD tie. Also, I think it would look less "festive" and more business (if that's the objective) with a light blue shirt (I know, I know...)
what type of tie would you use, a solid? if so what color? a small pattern neat, what color....?
i have light blue shirt options that i will wear these days. if you can help out with a better tie option, ill try out that combo next time i wear the suit. my objective is not to look more business necessarily, it is to look better, more tasteful, and more coherent and cohesive.
What about a maroon/burgundy or very dark green grendadine?
Stitchy - I think this is better. But the dots are big relative to the stripes. Ideally you'd want more pindot than polka.
i have used maroon with this before, was not great, but could have just been the wrong tie, not the maroon. green could be cool maybe. thanks.
thanks, un. i do have a white pindot that i was considering this morning ......... with a purple background.
With a navy striped suit, it's probably safe to stick to solids (e.g. grenadine) but you can also experiment with other patterns and see if it's jarring or not. I would say that larger stripes could work, some neats could work and some check/tooth patterns could work too. It's hard to tell you exactly what to wear with it since you know what your ties are - best for you is to put the jacket and tie on your bed and try different ties on, gauging which looks best. At least, that's what I do - I never know which tie I'll wear when I pull a suit and a shirt, I just go through a few that are in plain sight and pick one...
Here's a couple of recent navy striped suit outfits of mine as examples
and a couple were suit was not striped but where combos/ties could work equally well
(sorry I always show my stuff as examples but it's just easier for me to just look at my photobucket rather than research stuff...)
your pics are always welcome!
ill try laying out some options next time, see what works. i am lacking in the solid, and small neat department, but i do have a few options, and a few others are incoming.
Completely missed this amazing thread until now. Is that the navy chalkstripe from the oyster book?
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