-In fact, any plain-toe dress shoe
-Cream or pale yellow ties (can anyone pull these off? Darker complexions maybe?)
-Narrow ties, by which I mean anything less than 9cm (this mystifies me, as I'm like 5'9" and 70kg)
Thanks for the feedback, I have been thinking hard about the Chelsea. I tried a pair (82 last) a little while ago and they look pretty fantastic.They didn't quite lace up flush when I tried them on, but the store owner suggested that they should with some wear. I was reluctant to take the risk given the cost, but would be grateful for anyone who can comment from experience...
Thanks, I still can't work out how to post properly-sized pics from my phone!After only half a day, this might already be my favourite tie. It's about halfway between the Cappelli and Marinella prints that I have: a drier, matte finish that reminds me of Marinella, but with more body, though not as much as Cappelli.I find Marinella 3-folds too flimsy; Cappelli is plush but the knot can be a little fat. HC is just right. Now make some more CBD prints man!!
New HC tie was waiting for me when I got back from lunch:
Absolutely lovely: my secretary approves (and so do I).
Worn with Brilla per il Gusto suit from Beams House Marunouchi, M.J. Bale Napoli shirt, G. Inglese PS.
I have the brown, polished up with Saphir Havana for a rich, reddish-brown finish which suits navy suits superbly.But I am keen to get some black double monks as well, which I think make a great alternative business shoe to black Oxfords.So, to answer your question, you should probably get both...