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post #16 of 244
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The last one doesn't look cheap, but does look very dated. I could see Olddog getting away with wearing it though.

Thanks. Yesterday I boarded a crowded city bus accompanied by a woman friend, and a young man offered me, not my companion, his seat. Anyway, regarding the tie, it appears to be a printed jacquard with an orange ground. I got away with wearing/posting this one, purchased more than 15 years ago, just last spring:

post #17 of 244
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This thread would be interesting if the 3 ties in the OP turn out to be vintage Marinella / Cappelli or something like that.
Spoiler alert! (Just kidding.)

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That said, all 7 ties in the pic above are nice though a little boring. But then SF like boring ties and eye popping pocket squares
Maybe my memory is off, but it seems to me that it used to be popular for shirts to be plain and ties to be bold; now the reverse seems more the norm -- at least on the Forvm. I believe it was Carson Kressley who said "Shirts are the new ties," and we all know what an SF icon he is.

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SF be damned -- I like the boring ones.
I believe that's a contradiction.

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Yesterday I boarded a crowded city bus accompanied by a woman friend, and a young man offered me, not my companion, his seat.
I hope you tuned him up, Dog. He was cruisin' for a bruisin'. Thanks for posting your tie for comparison. I'm eager to hear what people have to say on the subject.

I'll also be posting more batches of ties in the near future, folks -- ties that are much more "problematic" than the last bunch -- so stay tuned.
post #18 of 244
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And here's one that's not cheap, but no one seems to like it anyway:


This one's not so bad.
post #19 of 244
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This one's not so bad.
Come on, Foo! Moar! I'm looking for guidelines here.
post #20 of 244
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Yesterday I boarded a crowded city bus accompanied by a woman friend, and a young man offered me, not my companion, his seat.

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I hope you tuned him up, Dog. He was cruisin' for a bruisin'.

Actually, I was quite encouraged that he showed respect for his elder. And since my friend is in her twenties, he probably just assumed she was my caretaker, an understandable mistake.
post #21 of 244
I think 1, 3 are horrible; 2 is not good but on a pinch could pass (especially at night were it is not as noticeable). A rule of thumb for you is the following:

DON'T
(1) don't buy ties that have a swirly sheen to them different to the underlying pattern (changing the angle of view to see this);
(2) don't buy ties that have a pattern that is complex with several colors and shading (that's what kills tie #3--if it were just the rusty orange with a simple pattern (without the shading, etc.) it would have been fine.) That's why o/o's works better. The underlying orange color is uniform.
(3) don't buy ties that are too thin and flimsy

DO:
(1) buy ties that have simple, distinct patters or no patterns
(2) stick to high quality, natural fibers
(3) remember that less is more--why do you think a large-motif herringbone grey cashmere tie would exude thrills on this site? (See edmorel)...
(4) woven tend to be nicer than printed ties
post #22 of 244
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Actually, I was quite encouraged that he showed respect for his elder. And since my friend is in her twenties, he probably just assumed she was my caretaker, an understandable mistake.

Lol...!
post #23 of 244
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I would wear all of these. You should be shot for the first 3 you posted, however. Don't give them away, use them as polishing cloths for your black shoes. When buying ties, I look for weight (thickness) pattern (pindot) and craftsmanship. It should pass the hang & knot tests. Forget the brand name. I can post some of my ties if you'd like.
post #24 of 244
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2 is not good but on a pinch could pass (especially at night were it is not as noticeable).
I still don't see why my purple tie isn't getting more love here. Perhaps the pic is making it look shinier than it really is. In real life, it's thick, luxurious, and lovely.

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DON'T
(1) don't buy ties that have a swirly sheen to them different to the underlying pattern (changing the angle of view to see this);
(2) don't buy ties that have a pattern that is complex with several colors and shading (that's what kills tie #3--if it were just the rusty orange with a simple pattern (without the shading, etc.) it would have been fine.) That's why o/o's works better. The underlying orange color is uniform.
(3) don't buy ties that are too thin and flimsy

DO:
(1) buy ties that have simple, distinct patters or no patterns
(2) stick to high quality, natural fibers
(3) remember that less is more--why do you think a large-motif herringbone grey cashmere tie would exude thrills on this site? (See edmorel)...
(4) woven tend to be nicer than printed ties
Helpful list. Thanks.

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You should be shot for the first 3 you posted
What? I don't get a stay of execution on account of the second set I posted?

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I can post some of my ties if you'd like.
Please do, and annotate it, if possible. Pics are great; pics with information are even better.

Here's another question for everybody: Since sheen seems to be a recurring item on most people's "Don't" lists, does that make the blue tie on the far right in the second batch I posted a poor choice? I think it's beautiful, and so I'm trying to understand why sheen works with this tie in particular but not most others.
post #25 of 244
2nd one is the best one.....dump the other 2(first post)
the post of the 7 ties.....keep all...
post #26 of 244
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I'm trying to understand why sheen works with this tie in particular but not most others.

Its a little too shiny. I have a similar shiny Brioni tie, but I rarely wear it because I think its too shiny. See :

post #27 of 244
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2nd one is the best one.....dump the other 2(first post)
the post of the 7 ties.....keep all...
Not very helpful without reasons.

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Its a little too shiny. I have a similar shiny Brioni tie, but I rarely wear it because I think its too shiny. See :

I think that tie looks great, especially against the bold pattern of your SC. I'm surprised you went with a shiny silk PS, though, instead of a linen one that might have balanced out the sheen of the tie.
post #28 of 244
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Okay, here's the second flight of ties. I like these just as much as the first batch, but I'm less certain about their SF Approval Rating. I plan to keep these ties no matter what is said about them here, but I believe a discussion of their merits and shortcomings may help me choose better ties in the future.

Which do you like, which do you dislike, and why?

post #29 of 244
Keep 1, 2 and possibly 6. Generally, simple is best however a rich paisley can look great IF combined well olddog style.
post #30 of 244
keep 3 and 6...possibly 7. paisley is nice, but not those....
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