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post #31 of 48
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Originally Posted by Film Noir Buff View Post
If I were both sane and practically selfish, I wouldn't have even mentioned the maker.

I think it was a public-spirited gesture.
post #32 of 48
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Originally Posted by RJman View Post
I think it was a public-spirited gesture.
Not really, it's just part of my own diary and philosophy that isolating and studying a specific cultural circle helps you dress better and for a purpose. They're not a big secret anyway because they have quite a following in England.
post #33 of 48
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Originally Posted by Film Noir Buff View Post
Ties are somewhat complex a subject. Certainly the desire to not pay a lot for a simple piece of silk is offset by the distaste that someone else is wearing the same tie. It may not be a big deal if it's someone who you believe resides above you on the pecking order but it's irking when someone below wears them. And, this is the risk you run when you shop at a place everyone can afford or you buy ties from a maker that churns them out in large numbers.

Except when I was at Oxford, where college and club ties were common apparel, I don't think I have ever in my long life encountered anyone wearing a tie I owned, much less one that I was wearing at the moment.
post #34 of 48
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Originally Posted by JLibourel View Post
Except when I was at Oxford, where college and club ties were common apparel, I don't think I have ever in my long life encountered anyone wearing a tie I owned, much less one that I was wearing at the moment.
I meant similar pattern or brand. There's a lot more copying from the bottom up. And, if the CEO notices every one of the VPs are wearing Hermes, he might switch to Victoria Richards. Very well illustrated in the film "How to Succeed in Business without Really Trying"
post #35 of 48
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Originally Posted by Film Noir Buff View Post
I meant similar pattern or brand.

There's a lot more copying from the bottom up. And, if the CEO notices every one of the VPs are wearing Hermes, he might switch to Victoria Richards.

Very well illustrated in the film "How to Succeed in Business without Really Trying"

The only way a CEO would wear one of those ties would be that he grew up with a father who did not know how to dress, or was of a certain lower class, and that he did not spend any time acquainting himself with proper dress as he was making his way up the ladder. Maybe he was a deadhead and saw this as an haute Jerry Garcia tie. That would be the other reason. Nothing wrong with these things, but the tie screams a lack of propriety.
post #36 of 48
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Originally Posted by EnglishGent View Post
The only reason to wear a tie like this around your neck is if you are hanging yourself with it, of course put a tie like this around your neck and you'll want to hang yourself.

I'm especially perplexed by FNB's reference to Brummel at the end. Is it meant to be ironic? Surely gaudy ties such as those are the very antithesis of everything Brummel stood for.
post #37 of 48
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Originally Posted by Film Noir Buff View Post
I meant similar pattern or brand.

There's a lot more copying from the bottom up. And, if the CEO notices every one of the VPs are wearing Hermes, he might switch to Victoria Richards.

Very well illustrated in the film "How to Succeed in Business without Really Trying"

That's very disturbing and revealing. One day one of my colleagues wore nearly the same tie I did (colors and pattern), and we just laughed about it. I question the type of guy who would have a negative reaction to that.
post #38 of 48
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Originally Posted by Film Noir Buff View Post
And, if the CEO notices every one of the VPs are wearing Hermes, he might switch to Victoria Richards.

I can't think of one CEO who would give a damn.
post #39 of 48
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Originally Posted by JLibourel View Post
I am fairly conservative, so I prefer to avoid extremes in necktie width and try to cultivate a timeless style rather than be swayed the trends of fashion. A width of 3 1/4 inches is about right for me.

I would consider that narrow but not too narrow.
post #40 of 48
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Ok. What are some good mall brandish tie brands to look out for when they're on sale?
post #41 of 48
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Originally Posted by lemmywinks View Post
Ok. What are some good mall brandish tie brands to look out for when they're on sale?


Mall?
post #42 of 48
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Originally Posted by RSS View Post
I can't think of one CEO who would give a damn.
Memory loss is quite an unnerving condition. I deeply sympathize.
post #43 of 48
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Originally Posted by Sanguis Mortuum View Post
I'm especially perplexed by FNB's reference to Brummel at the end. Is it meant to be ironic? Surely gaudy ties such as those are the very antithesis of everything Brummel stood for.
Brummell was something of a contrarian. He made what he wore establishment but it was opposed to the Fop of his day. If he were alive today, he would like unique things and be quite brand conscious. I could picture him getting his attire at Kilgour's rather than Huntsman.
post #44 of 48
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Originally Posted by iammatt View Post
Serious question, FNB. Would you wear one of those ties out of the house?
I think I might like this tie for the summer (assuming it is not a print and the texture/weight seems right in person), but would prefer it in a more summery color. That reminds me to dig up the JPress slub silk summer ties that are in a box somewhere.
post #45 of 48
I have 36 ties, not including bows and bolos. They range in price from free (gifts) to a little over $200 CAD. I prefer wovens, especially grenadines in burgundy or black.
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