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post #166 of 7015
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Originally Posted by Eustace Tilley View Post
1. CBD
2. Not CBD
3. Definitely not CBD

I agree with all but 3. Properly done, and assuming we're not talking the full butterfly, I think a good bow tie is solidly CBD.
post #167 of 7015
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Originally Posted by gnatty8 View Post
I agree with all but 3. Properly done, and assuming we're not talking the full butterfly, I think a good bow tie is solidly CBD.
Only if you work in an office with Atticus Finch. And even he didn't wear a bow tie.
post #168 of 7015
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Originally Posted by gnatty8 View Post
I agree with all but 3. Properly done, and assuming we're not talking the full butterfly, I think a good bow tie is solidly CBD.

Sorry gnatty, but I just can't imagine how a bow tie (however good or proper) is CBD these days.
post #169 of 7015
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I think if that is a contrast collar shirt, then it is indeed bad. BAD. However, I think the square is nice as-is. The whole get-up could us a darker, more discreet tie.

EDIT: I may as well add: not generally a fan of two different color windowpanes/overchecks in one cloth.
post #170 of 7015
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Originally Posted by Eustace Tilley View Post
FWIW, I like them.
I kind of like them too, in moderation, in a social setting. Some of the extreme ones are slightly disturbing. I suppose the real problem is that, despite trying a number of different things, I can't do them properly. I am having Sam Hober make me a tie with a piece of bailing wire in the lining. Maybe that will improve my opinion.
post #171 of 7015
What about tassel loafers and point collars?
post #172 of 7015
I do not own a contrast collar shirt.
post #173 of 7015
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Originally Posted by Mr. Moo View Post
Thanks for the comments, guys. Makes sense to me and I agree on all points. Good learning thread for sure.

Here's another...



Tie is cashmere, hanky is silk. Suit is brown with a pale red and pale blue overcheck. Shirt is solid light blue.

This would look nice with a solid navy tie. This would be more flattering to the overall look and allow the suit and square to draw attention to the subtlety of pattern and color. Tie is too loud to be CBD.
post #174 of 7015
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Originally Posted by gnatty8 View Post
I agree with all but 3. Properly done, and assuming we're not talking the full butterfly, I think a good bow tie is solidly CBD.

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Originally Posted by Bounder View Post
Only if you work in an office with Atticus Finch. And even he didn't wear a bow tie.

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Originally Posted by Eustace Tilley View Post
Sorry gnatty, but I just can't imagine how a bow tie (however good or proper) is CBD these days.

Bow ties have a regional distinction. More accepted in the south.
post #175 of 7015
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Originally Posted by ruben View Post
What about tassel loafers and point collars?

Pretty sure loafers aren't CBD unless you work in an office where everyone walks in wearing basketball shorts.
post #176 of 7015
Moo: I like that tie.
post #177 of 7015
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Originally Posted by Bounder View Post
Only if you work in an office with Atticus Finch. And even he didn't wear a bow tie.

But he did:

post #178 of 7015
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Originally Posted by deadly7 View Post
Pretty sure loafers aren't CBD unless you work in an office where everyone walks in wearing basketball shorts.

Really?

I feel as if TSA screenings have made loafers perfectly acceptable business dress. On midweek and early morning flights you never see anyone in laceups anymore.
post #179 of 7015
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Originally Posted by ruben View Post
Really?

I feel as if TSA screenings have made loafers perfectly acceptable business dress. On midweek and early morning flights you never see anyone in laceups anymore.

I don't disagree with this, nor would I abide by the "no loafers" if I wanted to wear them one day. I just think people that want true CBD would say to put on captoes at some point before/after entering the office.
post #180 of 7015
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Originally Posted by Despos View Post
Bow ties have a regional distinction. More accepted in the south.

Thank you.

Remember, this is 7 continent CBD. That said, bow ties in the Bay Area are associated with bean pies, so there you go.

Moo's outfit, with the tie in the same color family with the suit, is not loud at all; it's pretty tame. And it's only at close glance that the different color overlaying checks can be seen.

More than anything else, it's pleasing to the eye.

Granted, it's not a worsted suit and silk tie, and there's no grey to be seen, but in today's CBD, I would wager that's it's far less offensive than shiny clown vomit ties or overly matchy accessories.

Thoughts, Manton?
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