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Just noticed the bonus question. I just got the burgundy diamond weave a little while ago (go back some pages and there are pics, though it's darker and deeper in real life than in the pictures) and I have to say it's absolutely spectacular. I bought it based on some older pictures from this thread, and it's even more awesome in real life than I thought. A classy power-tie if ever there was one. Sublime in a subtle way is probably the best way to describe it, if you know...
Well... if you want to be technical about it (who doesn't?), yes a wool tie is generally a seasonal tie. That being said, there's a big difference between a tie that looks like a shetland sweater and a tie that looks almost indistinguishable from a silk tie. So while wool *should* be reserved for cooler climes/seasons, it's not going to look strange if you wear this in any place/season because the look and feel of the wool is so subtle I highly doubt any casual observer...
I'm hardly an expert on this, but I think you need to draw a distinction between what you're actually talking about here. "Fresher" can mean different things. Are you talking about feeling dry, or feeling cool because the two are not the same. The way the human body works is that sweat is created to conduct heat away from the body. The longer the sweat remains on the skin, the more heat we lose. Feeling clammy may not be enjoyable, but it should be a good way to lose...
Gah you bastard, you keep tantalizing us with ties that are out of stock. But come August, I am picking up the gauntlet and getting that one. Except of course I'll have the stripes going the *right* direction, from my heart to my swordhand. Incidentally it'll be my first striped tie.
@Claghorn You're really killing it with the color-combinations in that pic. A navy that's not too dark, but not overly vibrant either and with a bit of texture. And enough patterns in the shirt and tie to make things interesting but subtle enough to make the overall aesthetic clean. Great look, nice balance between creativity and restraint. @pinkpanther So the faille is still quite wet then, compared to the average. I always felt diamond weave to be reasonably wet. As for...
A lot of excellent combinations there gentlemen, bravo.
Yes, you guys are right. Grey jackets can work if they're rough enough, and this one just won't fit into the category of grey that can be pulled off. If I went for it and wore it, I'm sure 99% of people I ran across wouldn't be bothered at all, but it would bother me because I'd come to realize the points you bring out. I already have a grey sportsjacket, but it's very rough wooly looking thing with blue windowpane checks so it works well, but you're right that the one I...
A mirage, well put.... Yeah I know what you mean. It'd just be great if I could make it work as the thing sells for about $100, and my previous experience with the company is their quality and fit are excellent, but perhaps you're right.
It's a 13 ounce worsted, and yes it's the one in the picture (technically the third picture). Not exactly my first pick for a blazer/sports jacket. It's more a question of the fact that their 44long fits me perfectly and they already tend to have excellent value for money at full price, so at 70% off it becomes a steal. Ideally I'd go for something in blue or something with texture and checks, but the pricing just makes it so tempting that I'd like to get it if it can be...
Generally speaking I've been of the notion that blazers/sports jackets should never really be grey, that grey should be reserved for suits and odd trousers, with the exception being tweeds with some other colors mixed into the pattern. Today however I was watching To Catch a Thief, wherein Cary Grant wears (among many excellent outfits) a mid grey 3-button blazer with brass buttons which he pairs with a white shirt and light grey trousers. Up until now I'd never wear...
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