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Clags fit was cool, but I preferred Elio's. And sb's was very natty. Congrats to Clags, though!   I don't do bathroom selfies (ooh er missus!), and don't think I have a pair of patterned odd summer trousers, barring a very subtle grey glen plaid. So I think striped tie would be the most fun from the suggested shortlist. But we have had a lot of tie-related challenges recently. Have we done a linen challenge yet this year? I know we did last year, but... Or maybe a summer...
Jeans and no tie. But there's a jacket . So maybe it just about qualifies for this thread enough to not spoiler-code it the way I do for my jacket-less fits.  
Fuzzy photos (even by my poor standards), taken in haste...  
About, maybe about 7-8 years ago, I bought a couple of pairs from IIRC their mainline. Both high vamp, Venetian-style loafers, one in a gloriously cheesy black/midnight-navy mock croc and the other a plain dark brown. They were actually pretty well constructed and though I rather quickly got bored of the styles and later sold them on, the quality was good. They came with spare heels too, which I suppose was a nice touch.   No idea about current quality, but it doesn't...
Felt like a bow-tie sort of day...  
 That's cool. Figured it might be a bit beyond the borderline of what you were looking for in this thread. Though I must admit I don't really see the intrinsic appeal of such ties; there's a really broad spectrum between crazy and coma-inducing, with vast swathes of that spectrum being perfectly acceptable in any social or business context. Put it this way, I wouldn't think twice about wearing that tie to hypothetically meet the Queen (probably as good a litmus test for...
 My words weren't meant as a didactic analysis of the etymological origins of Satan; merely anecdote based on my - doubtless partial and/or faulty - memory of reading about the word. Having said that, I think it's a fair bet that the word is some, probably corrupted or archaic, form of Hebrew. Of course, you're entirely correct that all words have a cultural context which provides a certain added "aura" to their meaning which those of us in the present day will always find...
Maybe? Depends on the state of the fabric and how it's been finished, I suspect. A tailor would be able to let you know for sure, but might have to unpick the lining a bit to be certain.
Feel free to DQ if deemed too energetic for this thread; it's about as sober a tie as I own, seems consistent with other entries so far, and I think it's perfectly respectable but I don't think I've ever read the soporific tie thread so it may be that SF has a more extreme definition. By the way, it's an interesting choice of word. When I'm feeling particularly & deliberately pretentious I've been known to refer to what we now tend to call hypnotic (or sedative) drugs by...
 Funnily enough, I did, once. It apparently means "adversary", which is a much more neutral-sounding concept than we usually think of a devil. Lacking any specific insight into why such a concept was chosen, I wonder if it somewhat harks back to polytheistic religions where different deities were in conflict but that didn't necessarily imply one was evil and the other good (and indeed where balance between opposing forces could be a positive). Obviously, with a...
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