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I wonder if anyone ever joined a regiment or went to a school because they liked the tie.
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Originally Posted by DocHolliday View Post
UC, like the suit, but you gotta de-Vox that tie.

It was my ode to Yoni.
post #1188 of 7015
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Originally Posted by porcelain monkey View Post
Entitled to that one, huh? Were you once an elf?

Sadly that is University of Aberystwyth tie - I doubt Prince Charles bought one either... I think the University of Wales tie is probably not too bad (second link fixed):

post #1189 of 7015
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Originally Posted by Manton View Post
I wonder if anyone ever joined a regiment or went to a school because they liked the tie.



There is still a stigma in wearing a tie you are not entitled to wear, at least with my generation and older. I know American's will happily wear English regimental/club/school ties, but would someone wear a Yale or Harvard tie if they hadn't gone there. Or are they crested anyway?
post #1190 of 7015
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Originally Posted by Manton View Post
I pretty much don't like self-striped anything. I'm sure there is an exception somewhere but at present I can't think of one.

I'm with you, but I have and enjoy wearing this tie in both green and navy; the stripe between the dots is a raised weave in the same thread as the base of the tie. Nonetheless, I don't expect ever to see a self-patterned suit or shirt that I'd wear.

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Originally Posted by ManofKent View Post


There is still a stigma in wearing a tie you are not entitled to wear, at least with my generation and older. I know American's will happily wear English regimental/club/school ties, but would someone wear a Yale or Harvard tie if they hadn't gone there. Or are they crested anyway?

No one would notice a Yale or Harvard tie. They are crested, FWIW. I never see them, even at the Yale or Harvard clubs. I am not sure if they have striped versions as well. Cal has a striped version and then a tie with little prowling bear mascots. The latter are so cheesy only the most die-hard "GO BEARS!!! BEAT STANFORD!!!!" tail-gater alums ever wear them.

Yale, Harvard and hosts of other schools do a booming business selling caps, sweatshirts and the like to hoards of non-alums and they encourage it. Good business. I don't see why that would be any different with ties.

The NYC clubs also have their ties but no one wears them. I bought one from my old club just because I could. Actually, anyone could, but I felt like here was a tie I could really wear legitimately. I never do any more. Not sure if I am still entitled since I resigned from the club eons ago.

The one club tie I wear has the crest of the City of London (square mile, not metrop). An Englishman told me when I bought it that it was OK for Yanks to wear that as a show of solidarity since it didn't signify membership in anything.

I have a small number of actual regimentals that I wear because I like the patterns and colors. I never bring them into the UK; no one here has ever noticed or, if they have, ever said a word. Americans are used to striped ties being a trad staple, signifying nothing.
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Originally Posted by gdl203 View Post
Finally a day without important meetings! I'm so not CBD today - and I can't even count the number of ways I'm breaking rules and SF consensus (forgive me father Manton) - but I got used to stopping by here so I will place this NCBD day in spoiler tags à la Holdfast.

Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)







I shall use this as the perfect template for how not to do CBD

Lovely SC & the watch ain't bad
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Originally Posted by Phat Guido View Post
Chocolate paisley..
Not CBD - dinner w girl & she said "please wear a felt flower".. & I said the SF Goons are going to rip me a new one..
What, no tie pin today, PG? And be careful. This is how it starts. Next thing you know, It'll be Steve Madden shoes and Steve Harvey suits.
post #1194 of 7015
MBreinin,
One of the shortcomings of online analysis is being objective of fit in regards to body type. I have to say you do an excellent job and I compliment your tailor on how well he adjusts for your square shoulders and brings a waist to your jackets. Your fits are most consistent. Another point of view and kudos to your tailor.

BTW, I am only on page 20 of this thread. Popped in here for grins. Can you guys slow down.
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Originally Posted by Manton View Post
That DB doens't look tweed to me, looks flannel.
You're right, it's flannel. Was mixed up. Oldog, your fit today - compared to your other jackets, is there slightly more waist suppression in this one?
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Originally Posted by banis View Post
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Nice tie, but I'm not keen on the combining.
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Originally Posted by PandArts View Post
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looks okay
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Originally Posted by MBreinin View Post
I have to go mingle with the unwashed masses of Traffic Court this afternoon.

So, I am in the New Orleans approved, and not too flashy, rig. BB vintage sack, Polo OCBD, vintage Elliot Gant tie and Florsheim Imperials in Shell.
Great shoes. On the boxy point, I put it down to broad shoulders and the way you cut your head off.
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Nice tie. Horrible shoes.
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Looks good to me.
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Here neither. Maybe snow Saturday night (but we'll be in the Keys, so who cares).
I like the fit of the SC better than some of your others. I think in yesterday's shot of the DB the weight of the flannel added too much visual bulk.
post #1197 of 7015
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Originally Posted by Manton View Post
No one would notice a Yale or Harvard tie. They are crested, FWIW. I never see them, even at the Yale or Harvard clubs. I am not sure if they have striped versions as well. Cal has a striped version and then a tie with little prowling bear mascots. The latter are so cheesy only the most die-hard "GO BEARS!!! BEAT STANFORD!!!!" tail-gater alums ever wear them.

Yale, Harvard and hosts of other schools do a booming business selling caps, sweatshirts and the like to hoards of non-alums and they encourage it. Good business. I don't see why that would be any different with ties.
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Thank you for the summary.
post #1198 of 7015
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Originally Posted by UrbanComposition View Post
Oldog, your fit today - compared to your other jackets, is there slightly more waist suppression in this one?

The whole suit fits a bit more closely than some of my others, but we're talking quater/half inch differences. Difference in appearance is probably more to do with camera angle which I certainly don't replicate day to day.

Edit:

For example, last week when I posted the suit on the left below, someone commented that it is more fitted that my usual. In fact, I don't own a fuller SB, and there's as great a difference between it and today's as between any of my suits. I took another snap of today's in the same stance for comparison, and it seems to have come out looking larger:

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Better shots of today's PS for Manton. From memory it's a silk/linen blend:





I've got a black on white cotton map of London in 1852 too, but I don't like it as much. I think Ordnance Survey Maps or Navigational Charts could make interesting pocket squares, but I've yet to find any.
post #1200 of 7015
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I take it back, I like that a lot. If you told me where to get one, I would.

Wait, the more I look at that, the more I realize it looks nothing like the London I know.
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