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#1 2017-05-23 14:21:31

Beestonplace
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The newly-discovered stripes/checks conundrum WARNING

Many shirt manufacturers, namely Turnbull & Asser, offer the same shirt both in stripes and checks patterns, i.e. a regular bengal stripe shirt in white/navy, and a gingham one with the same colours and width of pattern.

Warning. A checked shirt comes across as much darker due to the additional horizontal stripes, leaving the wearer with an almost demin-shirt-like result.

Dont!

 

#2 2017-06-01 21:15:27

Chévere
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Re: The newly-discovered stripes/checks conundrum WARNING

I never got the checked shirt/gingham shirt thing.

Perhaps the madras shirt craze of the sixties polluted my mind.
But here's a thought experiment for the Beasty Boy: Navy suit, Madras shirt, and Hermes tie!


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#3 2017-06-02 10:40:55

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Re: The newly-discovered stripes/checks conundrum WARNING

Not sure about madras - every few years I used to buy a madras piece (shirt or shorts), usually from Polo Ralph Lauren. I never got the hang of it.

At the moment, I am a Bengal man.

 

#4 2017-12-02 13:17:42

Beestonplace
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Re: The newly-discovered stripes/checks conundrum WARNING

An extra warning for all checks in NAVY blue/white!!1

 

#5 2017-12-03 02:05:59

Goodyear welt
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Re: The newly-discovered stripes/checks conundrum WARNING

Loving this, pale enough to be treated as a solid but the check gives it an interesting depth.

http://forums.filmnoirbuff.com/uploads/thumbs/3934_h.jpg

http://forums.filmnoirbuff.com/uploads/thumbs/3934_p.jpg


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#6 2017-12-03 02:23:56

Beestonplace
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Re: The newly-discovered stripes/checks conundrum WARNING

Agree. But that is not a PoW, right? And too dark a shade of blue, for my taste.

 

#7 2017-12-03 02:40:44

Goodyear welt
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Re: The newly-discovered stripes/checks conundrum WARNING

I think its called Glenfield?


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#8 2017-12-03 02:41:26

Beestonplace
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Re: The newly-discovered stripes/checks conundrum WARNING

In a more sky/baby blue it might be nice.

 

#9 2017-12-03 09:49:31

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Re: The newly-discovered stripes/checks conundrum WARNING

What have you just discovered?


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#10 2017-12-03 10:18:41

Beestonplace
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Re: The newly-discovered stripes/checks conundrum WARNING

come again

 

#11 2017-12-03 10:44:51

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Re: The newly-discovered stripes/checks conundrum WARNING

Beestonplace wrote:

come again

You said you just discovered some kind of shirt and check conundrum? I'm not sure what that's about.


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#12 2017-12-03 11:11:57

Beestonplace
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Re: The newly-discovered stripes/checks conundrum WARNING

Its about stripes being more elegant than checks and also more considerate towards the underlying shirt base.

 

#13 2017-12-03 13:42:02

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Re: The newly-discovered stripes/checks conundrum WARNING

Beestonplace wrote:

Its about stripes being more elegant than checks and also more considerate towards the underlying shirt base.

I dont know that this is always the case. It's something of a super broad subject. Sometimes yes and sometimes no. Even if you're speaking about the same exact pattern in a striped vs a checked version, sometimes the checked version can work better for a given situation. A lot of it depends on design, execution of the design, quality of the cloth and weaving, finishing on the cloth and then there's the cutting and making of the shirt.

I dont know what context you're using for "elegant"? Sometimes I want to be more smartly dressed than others. Small stripes tend to be more business like, at least in UK/USA. Oddly, they can work well with country clothes. I think the blue, evenly striped Bengal shirt from a very narrow width to about 1/4 inch stripes has become so universal that it's practically invisible to the observer.


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#14 2017-12-03 13:48:18

Beestonplace
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Re: The newly-discovered stripes/checks conundrum WARNING

Yes I am talking about business, although in some circles it is fashionable (shudder) to wear boyish Ginghams or Tattersal shirts with ties, often people from the professional classes (lawyers and the like) who don't own a place in the countryside but wish they would. You know the type.

 

#15 2017-12-03 13:51:31

Beestonplace
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Re: The newly-discovered stripes/checks conundrum WARNING

And more precisely, I am talking about double cuff poplin shirts. I don't care much about herringbones or twills.

 

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