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    I noticed a lot of the questions around here are around what colors, patterns, or fabrics to pair with something.


    For myself I've started pulling images from online (magazines, movies, store catalogs etc) for my personal inspiration book. My goal is to have something I can pull up on my phone to help jog my creativity when I'm staring at clothes in my closet. It's a way to force myself out of the "safe" combinations I've worn so many times. I imagine some of you have your own guides, the excellent WIWT thread is a good example. I'm looking for something more concise: all pictures, less theory (plenty of information on that out there).


    Here's a great post on Ask Andy About Clothes with color wheels (and some pattern matching info):

    http://www.askandyaboutclothes.com/forum/showthread.php?69480-Combining-Patterns-Part-II


    For color matching, sometimes I cheat and use colors (other than the dominant color) found in ties to pick the shirt, PS, socks, etc.


    Any other collections?

    My Measurements: 6' 1" height, 35" sleeves, 41-42" chest/jacket, 35" waist, 34" inseam, 11.5D/EEE shoes, 200 lbs

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    either that or you have to read blogs for years, and slowly acquire tons of knowledge, so you just know what looks good. (the long way to do it, but entertaining)


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    I started using evernote to store images of outfits/etc for this very reason. The Evernote chrome plugin in makes it supereasy and can be accessed on any comp or my phone.


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    Yeah, I use the colors in a tie to bring in colors for the shirt, pocket square, etc. too. I've also been collecting looks I like from ads, lookbooks, etc. I also have a great resource in my girlfriend because she's great at this stuff. This forum is a great resource too.


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    Also another great resource (thanks Albert) for color / pattern combinations:

    http://gameofjacks.tumblr.com/archive

    My Measurements: 6' 1" height, 35" sleeves, 41-42" chest/jacket, 35" waist, 34" inseam, 11.5D/EEE shoes, 200 lbs

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    Here's a set I've started on Jackets & Sportcoats:

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/6858587...7627757807103/

    My Measurements: 6' 1" height, 35" sleeves, 41-42" chest/jacket, 35" waist, 34" inseam, 11.5D/EEE shoes, 200 lbs

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    The color game is tough. It takes a while to get it right. I still am trying to not be bland with the typical neutral colors. Honestly, I think as you wear things your eyes will capture colors that work well. Also, be aware of your surroundings, I have notice color blends that look amazing simply by being aware. Like the reds and oranges and greens of the fall foliage here in MA. You have great combos everywhere you are. Don't limit to just clothes to pick up color ideas. Look at everything around you.

    "The key to Success is the Quality of Execution"
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    This lookbook is amazing. I want all of it. I should have been English I think. I need to play the Lotto...


    http://dieworkwear.com/post/11440436128/hackett-fw11


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    You can follow the men's fashion category on Pinterest


    http://pinterest.com/all/?category=men_apparel


    Or boards of specific people you find that you like. Here's mine


    http://pinterest.com/peter_c_bailey/style-and-fashion/


    @Jason Carreira If you love expensive English clothing, look no further


    http://www.paulstuart.com/Catalog_paulstuart.cfm


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