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Pucci ties---fun or obnoxious?

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Thread Starter 
I was thinking about getting a Pucci tie for the spring/summer Their prints are fabulous for the ladies, but what do you think about wearing their bold graphic prints out in the summer under a blazer? I think it'd be a fun piece, but was wondering what the group thought? Thanks, Pete
post #2 of 15
If you like it, get it; preferably a vintage tie from the 60s or 70s. I have a soft spot for Hermes scarf ties (they are really garish.)
post #3 of 15
I'm not a fan of those types of ties, but you might also check out Pancaldi ties...very wild.
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Pete: If you opt for Pancaldi, Ties.com has a pretty good selection at reasonable discount. Forzieri.com has some pretty wild ones from a number of different labels...
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I own a few vintage ones. I love them.
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I really enjoy wearing bold colored/patterned ties. My collection includes ties by Pancaldi and Robert Daskal,which always end up being conversation pieces when I wear them. Pucci and Pancaldi are not for everyone,but IMO,if the tie is "framed" with a black or navy suit jacket or blazer,the resulting look can be dramatic,without being garish.
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That's true, Mitch. (Bill the cat.AAAAAAACK....)
post #8 of 15
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My collection includes ties by Pancaldi and Robert Daskal,which always end up being conversation pieces when I wear them.
Robert Evans once said "If I go to a party and eight different people come over to me and say, 'Gee, that's a great looking tie,' as soon as I get home, I take the tie off and put it in the shredder. Screw the tie. I'm not there to make the tie look good. The tie is there to make me look good. " Food for thought...
post #9 of 15
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by PeterMetro: Robert Evans once said "If I go to a party and eight different people come over to me and say, 'Gee, that's a great looking tie,' as soon as I get home, I take the tie off and put it in the shredder. Screw the tie. I'm not there to make the tie look good. The tie is there to make me look good." Food for thought...
Agreed. One hopefully wouldn't choose a tie--or any other piece of clothing,for that matter--with the sole intent of grabbing peoples' attention.  That kind of desparate,narcissistic behavior goes completely against the entire concept of personal style. But,if one wants to make a bold,confident statement--by wearing a colorful tie,or shirt,or jacket--he can,without looking like a pimp,by making sure that everything is in balance. Otherwise,his look is all "sound and fury,signifying nothing."  
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[If] one wants to make a bold,confident statement--by wearing a colorful tie,or shirt,or jacket--he can,without looking like a pimp,by making sure that everything is in balance. Otherwise,his look is all "sound and fury,signifying nothing."  
Yes, of course. I think the key word there is balance - a tie is a great way to liven up an otherwise sedate outfit. Personally, I'm partial to Versace and Etro ties. They have the bright, bold colors I like, in symmetrical patterns. I tend not to like ties that do not have a single pattern throughout. Obviously, a personal preference. One exception, however, is the Hermes scarf print ties. Apart from eBay, where are good places to look for these?
post #11 of 15
I say try one on, at the store, in a pattern you like, and go from there. My opinion is that a tie should be fun, like most accessories, unless the situation demands a more conservative dress. I've always liked the Duchamp ties I've seen, even though I've never picked one up yet. They seem to be of a more conservative pattern in more flamboyant colors though. I must say that the Pucci patterns are great, so if you like them go with it. Though you shouldn't wait too long to make your mind up for I'm pretty sure that the next season Pucci patterns are going a little darker, and more earth-toned (but maybe that doesn't apply to the ties?). Avoir.. .. ..
post #12 of 15
Thread Starter 
Coincidentally, I just received the new Barney's mens catalog yesterday and they had a full page devoted to Pucci tie's. The new line looks fantastic. I have my eye on a few pink toned prints (It's a color I love in spring/summer.) I have my eye on. I'm still looking for the perfect vintage print on eBay... Thanks for the advice. It turned into an insightful thread. Thanks again. Pete
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How do you recieve the Barney's catalogue?\\
post #14 of 15
Thread Starter 
I'm a regular shopper there and they just put me on their mailing list. If you call up customer service, I'm sure you can sign up.
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For anyone interested,these Emilio Pucci ties are currently available on eBay: http://cgi.ebay.com/ws....ry=2995 http://cgi.ebay.com/ws....ry=2995 http://cgi.ebay.com/ws....ry=2995
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