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That shirt really wants this tie or similar. Red/white stripes with a black knit tie is a tried and true combination. I am assuming that you're married to the shirt, that the web site description of the shirt as "fuchsia" is a misrepresentation (it looks that way on my monitor at least), and that what you posted reflects your general price range. The tie you suggested goes well with matches and butane.
On this road lies wisdom.
Satin has a sheen to it which can quickly become gaudy. I realize hating shiny ties is part of SF groupthink but also fits with a more general preference for aesthetic restraint that I think a lot of people tend to share here.Shiny ties (yes, even satin) can look great when deployed carefully in a more festive/evening context. A little sheen really does go a long way though, and I generally prefer at least a little bit of surface interest. A slightly-shiny subtly-textured...
When you think about how much you spend on even a (non-thrifted) cheap jacket/suit and how easily a bad tie can torpedo a fit, $60-120 for a great tie is a steal.
100% silk ties are most assuredly not dead-- silk knits, grenadines, and soporific neats are nearly universally adored here. Madders, repps, pindots, and wedding ties can all be quite tasteful as well. In the aggregate there are probably more 100% silk ties around here than any other material. Matte (or low-sheen) finish and texture (along with non-awful color/pattern choices) are the keys to making it work. For a city suit, silk is far and away the safest (and ususally...
Regency Punch. Mint leaves in the ice are in recognition of the date.
This is relevant to my interests, please do keep posting this stuff.Jim Meehan, as usual, is right about things.What part of the industry do you work in?
The first time I ordered a Trinidad Sour I really thought it was someone's idea of a joke. The fact that it's a fantastic drink apart from its cheekiness sets it apart. It's also nice to look at.
Aside from the Penicillin, an Islay rinse is agreat addition to brown/bitter/stirred drinks (try it with a Manhattan, for starters) and many sours.It's also great in an old school toddy or hot Whisky punch.
It's a really solid islay blend for the price; great for rinses and islay cocktails. Beats the hell out of rinsing with Lag 16, which is what I was doing before.
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