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post #61 of 89
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Originally Posted by Tomasso
Forget about learning, just use"The Dimpler".

http://www.dimpler.com/

Assorted tie dimpler set.
post #62 of 89
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Originally Posted by Roger
Since I mentioned this tie earlier, let me note that I have no evidence that it was judged "closest" to the Gary Cooper tie by anyone. My understanding is that the search for a club tie was inspired by the Gary Cooper tie. Whoopee, perhaps you have more specific information about this. Two of my acquaintances have this tie and have found it to be truly spectacular--as would be expected, I guess, in a tie designed for a special purpose and made by Charvet. However, it's not to everyone's taste, just as seeing a dimple in a tie isn't to everyone's taste. I really think that that is the bottom line here. A number of forumers have indicated that they prefer the look of a dimple. Some have said they don't. Other authorities have weighed in in other arenas. Wear a dimple if you like it. Don't if you don't like it. There's no "rule" here, just personal preference.

I'm not really sure where this comes from. I really like the tie - enough to have a custom version on order. If anything I thought my comment was favourable to Mr Alden (who has been unfairly attacked before, not necessarily here) and the London Lounge (of which I am happily a member) in combating the impression that he and everyone there are fuddy duddys who worship aesthetics stuck in the 30s.

As for the Gary Cooper remark, I suggest you, and anyone else interest, read alden's post on the LL. In fact, I'll quote the most relevant (to this post) portion: "Three beautiful woven silk patterns had been selected. Each of them had qualities but one stood out and was judged to be the closest to the model in the Cooper picture."
post #63 of 89
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Originally Posted by Tomasso
Forget about learning, just use"The Dimpler".

http://www.dimpler.com/

Where is the world heading when a man can't dimple his own tie?
post #64 of 89
Dimples done by hand look 100x better than what The Dimpler does, too.
post #65 of 89
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Originally Posted by NavyStyles
Where is the world heading when a man can't dimple his own tie?
HEY! Welcome back, man! Where you been?
post #66 of 89
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Originally Posted by NavyStyles
Where is the world heading when a man can't dimple his own tie?

Answer A: To hell in a handbasket.

Answer B: To hell in a shopping cart.

Answer C: To hell in a rusty pickup.


And for the record, I'm with FNB in this argument.
post #67 of 89
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Originally Posted by whoopee
I'm not really sure where this comes from. I really like the tie - enough to have a custom version on order. If anything I thought my comment was favourable to Mr Alden (who has been unfairly attacked before, not necessarily here) and the London Lounge (of which I am happily a member) in combating the impression that he and everyone there are fuddy duddys who worship aesthetics stuck in the 30s.

As for the Gary Cooper remark, I suggest you, and anyone else interest, read alden's post on the LL. In fact, I'll quote the most relevant (to this post) portion: "Three beautiful woven silk patterns had been selected. Each of them had qualities but one stood out and was judged to be the closest to the model in the Cooper picture."
Whoopee, I appreciate your comments and agree with them. My comment about not knowing that the LL Forum Tie was intended to be that close a match with the Gary Cooper tie was meant simply to indicate that I was ignorant of the tie's actual history, not to cast doubt on your assertion. Thanks for setting the record straight on this. I'll go back and read the history of its design on the LL.

Edit: From what I've heard from the guys I know who've acquired the tie, you'll be very happy with it. Wear it in good health.
post #68 of 89
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Originally Posted by Nantucket Red
And for the record, I'm with FNB in this argument.

So, answer "A," then?

j, thanks for the welcome back, man. The increasing membership on here hasn't driven you crazy with incessant demands? I'm impressed, haha. It's been quite a long time, eh? I kinda summarized what's been going on in my life over in General Chat, so I'll paste a link to that thread (don't wanna hijack this one too much more). In any case, expect to see me much more often than you have over the past ...um, 2? ... years or so.

http://www.styleforum.net/showthread.php?t=17397
post #69 of 89
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Originally Posted by Tomasso
Forget about learning, just use"The Dimpler".

http://www.dimpler.com/

That is classy. Does it come with the white vneck undershirt?
post #70 of 89
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Originally Posted by NavyStyles
Where is the world heading when a man can't dimple his own tie?
On one hand, I agree. On the other, with all the complaints about the general public's dress, I have to support something that will get more men looking good.
post #71 of 89
What do you think about the bifurcated dimple?
post #72 of 89
Generally not a big fan, as it can look sloppy from a distance and overly fussy. It could be worse, I guess, but it could certainly be better. Probably would be better on a plain tie.
post #73 of 89


'Nuf said.
post #74 of 89
I personally think dimples look better.

I mostly tie a half windsor, and sometimes I will "turn up" the tie and one of the ends just before tightening!
post #75 of 89
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Originally Posted by Kent Wang
What do you think about the bifurcated dimple?
I had this once, but my urologist gave me some pills and it seemed to heal itself.
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