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#26 2010-04-29 13:40:40

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Re: English vs. American color perception

Film Noir Buff wrote:

frankly when they aren't following strict codes, they're somewhat lost.

Don't count on it baby...


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#27 2010-04-29 14:28:10

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Re: English vs. American color perception

formby wrote:

Film Noir Buff wrote:

frankly when they aren't following strict codes, they're somewhat lost.

Don't count on it baby...

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#28 2010-04-29 14:49:07

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Re: English vs. American color perception

Film Noir Buff wrote:

formby wrote:

Film Noir Buff wrote:

frankly when they aren't following strict codes, they're somewhat lost.

Don't count on it baby...

http://forums.filmnoirbuff.com/uploads/ … attori.jpg

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#29 2010-04-29 15:01:05

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Re: English vs. American color perception

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#30 2010-04-29 15:22:59

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Re: English vs. American color perception

Ha...ha....Onslow..wink


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#31 2010-04-29 15:44:42

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Re: English vs. American color perception

Film Noir Buff wrote:

I dont really care about what the English wear outside of The City...

Have been to "the City" lately?


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#32 2010-04-29 16:09:40

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Re: English vs. American color perception

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#33 2010-05-12 09:00:44

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#34 2010-05-13 05:12:12

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Re: English vs. American color perception

I believe that us Brits are more conservative with colour due to our weather. Its very noticable that when we go abroad that out come all those brighter shades, our summer is so short and ours skys mostly grey that I guess its an indication of how people feel. In sunnier countries bright colours work well and look brighter, in the UK everything can look grey! smile
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#35 2017-01-14 12:17:17

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Re: English vs. American color perception

Big Tony wrote:

Film Noir Buff wrote:

Americans love red patterns on shirts; bright, medium and dark red on a white or blue background. They love combinations of red/white/blue too.

They like red ties a lot and yellow patterns on a red tie attract them. In fact, so do gold and mustard on red; this combination repels the English.

I admit I am strongly attracted to primary colours, especially when used together. Red, yellow (gold), blue, and with white as a base (such as a shirt) is a splendid mix if executed well. Bold contrasts are part of this.

Too many patterns, too many pantone shades, might be good fun for well-known published fashion gurus and Savile Row customers, but seem to me to be too calculated to be relaxed, no matter how relaxed the wearer might be. I always think: "And how long did that take to put together..."

In my opinion.

"And how long did that take to put together..."

Great!

 

#36 2017-01-15 10:22:30

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Re: English vs. American color perception

One thing I've noticed recently, that perhaps I didn't before, Americans like brighter ties than us Brits. We tend to go with darker ties against the shirt, whereas the Americans go up a tone or two.


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#37 2017-01-15 10:42:47

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Re: English vs. American color perception

Doesn't that also apply to the Eurotrash / conservative Euro Lawyer combo of white or light blue shirt and pastel/bright HErmes/Ferragamo tie?

 

#38 2017-01-16 10:08:13

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Re: English vs. American color perception

The lawyers we use, at least historically, are like overgrown boy-band members born a couple of years before me. Nice barbecue's now and again, seriously expensive and they look like shit. Hence I am weaning ourselves off them. They wouldn't know a Hermes a tie if it slapped them in the face.


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#39 2017-01-24 12:50:30

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Re: English vs. American color perception

Heppy I have been to Amsterdam for a night yesterday. Amstel Hotel, nice, but empty.

 

#40 2017-01-25 03:50:11

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Re: English vs. American color perception

It was better weather over the weekend: freezing, people scating on the canals  and very bright and sunny. I was even up at dawn watching the sun come up over the frozen lake and through the local woods. Then it all went pear shaped 4:30PM Sunday afternoon.

A bit tacky around the edges Amsterdam these days, galleries and museums still good, but too many tourists and junkies on the streets. Still beats Den Haag though, although better areas around The Hague than Amsterdam.


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#41 2017-01-25 06:58:13

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Re: English vs. American color perception

I also like to scat on the canals

 

#42 2017-01-25 07:52:12

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Re: English vs. American color perception

^ Do Bee, do Bee do....


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#43 2017-01-25 08:09:40

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Re: English vs. American color perception

An unfortunate spelling mistake on my part.


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#44 2017-06-11 10:49:20

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Re: English vs. American color perception

As some of my readers know, I am a firm believer in navy (not black-navy but navy-navy) suits combined with white or light blue shirts. This forms a cohesive background for the tie, in my case ideally something breezy-steely-fresh (lime, orange, cornflower - all edging on the acidy side) or powerful (strong reds, made more palatable by light grey or white patterns). Combine this with a white metal watch/cufflinks, and it is like wearing an ice-cold Gin and Tonic, with fresh slices of lime, and condensation outside the glass.

 

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