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post #1711 of 2001
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Originally Posted by Cantabrigian View Post

I just don't get raw silk. But I realize I'm the weird one in that regard.
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Originally Posted by Kent Wang View Post

I don't get raw silk either. It looks sloppy to me.

My people. I have found them.
post #1712 of 2001
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post #1713 of 2001
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post #1714 of 2001
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post #1715 of 2001
OK, well, to defend raw silk--I am a fan of just about any way of adding texture to, well, just about anything in my wardrobe, but especially ties. Raw silk is a way to do that. Further, in my mind, raw silk is one of the best ways to do that in a summery tie. Wool/cashmere is too wintery, so we need some sort of textured tie for the summer.

Of course, there are always knits, but its nice to have something to mix it up.
post #1716 of 2001
I love it for variety, but it certainly isn't soporific. When I got my first raw silk tie, my fiancée saw it and asked if I had purchased a used or damaged tie.shog[1].gif
post #1717 of 2001
"Soporific" and "conservative" are not necessarily the same thing. It's entirely possible to own a tie that is unconservative, but nevertheless sleepy and tame. Ed's raw silk pindot is a good example. It's different enough -- especially with the raw silk -- to stand out as unconservative and probably inappropriate for true CBD. At the same time, it's pretty plain and uncaffeinated, so to speak, in its pattern and palette.

Other good examples would be the muted solid, or plainly striped, knit ties that pop up in this thread from time to time. Not CBD, per se, and more adventurous than 99% of the business world would wear. But soporific in appearance and effect, nonetheless.
post #1718 of 2001

It's like a shaggy dog sweater. Some people like it, some don't. Some people will ask, what the hell is wrong with your tie/sweater?

post #1719 of 2001

My wife thought shantung ties looked like they had been put through the washing machine!

 

I think they are perfect for a SC outfit, even with a pair of jeans. They are definitely a relaxed, casual take on a tie.

post #1720 of 2001
Love raw silk ties. Perfect for the summer.
post #1721 of 2001
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Originally Posted by aravenel View Post

OK, well, to defend raw silk--I am a fan of just about any way of adding texture to, well, just about anything in my wardrobe, but especially ties. Raw silk is a way to do that. Further, in my mind, raw silk is one of the best ways to do that in a summery tie. Wool/cashmere is too wintery, so we need some sort of textured tie for the summer.

Of course, there are always knits, but its nice to have something to mix it up.

Aravenel,

Well said.

Raw silk as in silk with the natural coating has a matte look which is also different and interesting.

I think when gentlemen talk about a washing machine look they are thinking more of a rough silk which originally was woven by hand and now is still woven by hand in some countries and also woven by machine in places like Italy.

Some of the modern effect comes from the actual silk yarn and some of the look comes from the weaving.

Below is an example of a rough silk with lots of slubs that we wove and dyed by hand here in Thailand. To me it is not conservative because it is not what we wear day to day in the West but as Aravenel notes it is a very interesting look.

It is a solid gray tie and I'd say it is soporific but to another who is not familiar with this type of silk it may be to unusual to be considered soporific.

I am curious as to what others think is it soporific? Or is it exotic or possibly something that accidentally fell in the washing machine? - smiling...

I can say for sure that it is heavy silk with a very high slub content. I actually forget about this silk (one of a set of solid colors) and it has been sitting for years in our silk room.




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post #1723 of 2001
That's a beautiful picture Hampton.
post #1724 of 2001
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Originally Posted by Claghorn View Post

That's a beautiful picture Hampton.

From Gieves & Hawkes. Actually like the scarf more.

post #1725 of 2001

 

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