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#1 2017-12-03 02:50:32

Beestonplace
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Turnbull & Asser: Formality levels of stripes vs checks

http://turnbullandasser.eu/shirts-rebl- … t-cl-dc-14

versus

http://turnbullandasser.eu/shirts-rebl- … t-cl-3bc-7

I would not consider the checks as wearable with a tie. Stripes are so much more elegant and also flattering to Middle Aged physique (lots of roasted duck and cote du rhone at this time of the year).

 

#2 2017-12-04 10:01:08

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Re: Turnbull & Asser: Formality levels of stripes vs checks

Tattersall checks with a country tie. Otherwise no. Plain or striped.


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#3 2017-12-04 19:42:20

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Re: Turnbull & Asser: Formality levels of stripes vs checks

Beestonplace wrote:

http://turnbullandasser.eu/shirts-rebl-poplin-cotton-stripe-classic-fit-cl-dc-14

versus

http://turnbullandasser.eu/shirts-rebl- … t-cl-3bc-7

I would not consider the checks as wearable with a tie. Stripes are so much more elegant and also flattering to Middle Aged physique (lots of roasted duck and cote du rhone at this time of the year).

That's your own opinion, I like both of those shirts. Thats not a very strong check at all.


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#4 2017-12-04 22:35:58

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Re: Turnbull & Asser: Formality levels of stripes vs checks

The first shirt's stripe would be great on a pair of pyjamas, the second shirt would be best off in the bin IMO

Last edited by Babbling Brooks (2017-12-04 22:39:12)

 

#5 2017-12-05 13:54:59

Beestonplace
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Re: Turnbull & Asser: Formality levels of stripes vs checks

Maybe there is a slightly more differentiated way of discussing this.

 

#6 2017-12-05 14:00:43

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Re: Turnbull & Asser: Formality levels of stripes vs checks

Beestonplace wrote:

Maybe there is a slightly more differentiated way of discussing this.

You said the checks are a no with a tie... The stripes are more elegant and flattering to a certain kind of physique... The tie thing is debatable (although for this very large check I agree with you)... The stripes thing just makes sense...

If I'm going to come down on one side or the other, I need to know what the goal is? I mean, if you aren't wearing a tie the formality level goes down. But is that what you want? Do you have a tie you wish you could wear more and you think it would work with the stripes? Are stripes like this, or large checks, a gap in your shirt wardrobe? What suit are you envisioning?


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#7 2017-12-05 15:24:49

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Re: Turnbull & Asser: Formality levels of stripes vs checks

Knitted tie with check shirt, for almost everything up to lumberjack level.


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#8 2017-12-05 18:43:37

Berkeley_Breathes
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Re: Turnbull & Asser: Formality levels of stripes vs checks

woofboxer wrote:

Knitted tie with check shirt, for almost everything up to lumberjack level.

Amen!


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Jeeves: "There is no time, sir, at which ties do not matter."

 

#9 2017-12-06 01:35:02

Babbling Brooks
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Re: Turnbull & Asser: Formality levels of stripes vs checks

Unfortunately the best picture I know of the checked shirt with tie combo is Bill Cosby.

http://images.45worlds.com/f/cd/bill-cosby-i-started-out-as-a-child-cd.jpg

Last edited by Babbling Brooks (2017-12-06 01:36:59)

 

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