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Alright. I'm starting a Noodle Tie thread soon as I'm off the subway and on the computer.
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...and I thut I was doing so well...:violin:

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Originally Posted by Claghorn View Post

Alright. I'm starting a Noodle Tie thread soon as I'm off the subway and on the computer.

YAY!!!

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rudals, i didnt see the tie in question, but ill say this.

you are attracted to blue because its a pretty color. one of the most interesting things i have learned here is that many clothing items are pretty, and yet unusable. before you buy anything, try and imagine what you would pair it with. if you come up with a goose egg, leave it. as a matter of fact, for you, at this point, id say of you cant use a tie with at least 3 different suit/SC/shirt combos, leave it.

i also agree big time with aravenel. start simple. super simple. like that fit with the navy suit, brown grenadine and micro-check shirt. that was great. keep on going with 1 pattern per combo, or none if there is enough contrast and textural interest. once you get that down, start going more adventurous. keep in mind to always vary the scale with with the patterns in the different items, make sure the textures are coherent and the colors play well off each other, and you should be in good shape. it seems like a lot, but the more you get used to, the more it becomes second nature.

also, dont buy ugly stuff. tongue.gif
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Sunday.  

 

 

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Tie and square too matchy. The color palate you have chosen is too formal, for the casual styling of the jacket. I can't see the fabric that much, but it looks like fabric (color as well) that is better suited for, well, business suiting.


I suspect you'd not have been pleased with this faux-formal linen get up from early in the fall.

 

 

On a different note:

http://www.styleforum.net/t/375309/the-noodle-tie-thread

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Monday.  I'm wearing four different patterns up top.  The shirt is blue pencil stripe with a contrast collar.  I think all the patterns are pretty subtle except for the square.  I'm trying to channel my inner sugarbutch.  This is the last of my new ties from Italy.  I'm thinking about having some more work done on this jacket.  I think there is too much fabric in the sleeves.  It's also a bit long in my opinion, but not by traditional standards.  I included a fit pic at the bottom.  Lastly, the pants are olive.  I think a light grey, navy, or cream pair would have been better, but it was raining torrentially.  

 

 

 


 

Fit pics. (Click to show)

 

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Originally Posted by in stitches View Post


[...] one of the most interesting things i have learned here is that many clothing items are pretty, and yet unusable [...]

 

Boy, is that right.  I nominate this for SF motto.

 

It seems to be especially true for ties, at least for me.  I’ve accumulated far too many of them over the years just because I found the fabric or the pattern beautiful.  In the vast majority of cases they *are* beautiful, but that doesn’t make them useful ties.  Cézanne's paintings are beautiful, but you wouldn’t want to wrap one around your neck and go out in public.

 

Very enjoyable thread, by the way.  Thanks for it.

 

Cheers,

 

Ac

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Dearest AAS,

Sunday:



Today:

I'm afraid the jacket reads as an orphaned suit jacket. A bolder check would make it much better in this context. And, if you're trying to channel your inner sugarbutch, steer clear of contrast collars... With matching pants, I would like this combination for you.

smile.gif
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Originally Posted by in stitches View Post

you are attracted to blue because its a pretty color. one of the most interesting things i have learned here is that many clothing items are pretty, and yet unusable. before you buy anything, try and imagine what you would pair it with. if you come up with a goose egg, leave it. as a matter of fact, for you, at this point, id say of you cant use a tie with at least 3 different suit/SC/shirt combos, leave it.

i also agree big time with aravenel. start simple. super simple. like that fit with the navy suit, brown grenadine and micro-check shirt. that was great. keep on going with 1 pattern per combo, or none if there is enough contrast and textural interest. once you get that down, start going more adventurous. keep in mind to always vary the scale with with the patterns in the different items, make sure the textures are coherent and the colors play well off each other, and you should be in good shape. it seems like a lot, but the more you get used to, the more it becomes second nature.

also, dont buy ugly stuff. tongue.gif

Well, happy to report that I WAS able to return the last tie that I had purchased from Neiman Marcus. I'll have to start saving up since I plan on proposing (officially) in late March. So, I'll have to do with what I have for some time now. 

 

Lesson learned: Never buy anything ugly AND never buy anything from Neiman Marcus EVER!

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Originally Posted by sugarbutch View Post

Dearest AAS,

Sunday:



Today:

I'm afraid the jacket reads as an orphaned suit jacket. A bolder check would make it much better in this context. And, if you're trying to channel your inner sugarbutch, steer clear of contrast collars... With matching pants, I would like this combination for you.

smile.gif

 

When I think about it, in all of AAS's pictures, I've never seen him wear a suit....I feel like if he took his unique sense of style and tried it in the suiting game, he'd look even better than he already does!

 

Here's my vote for you getting a couple of suits and donning them for us to see!

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Dearest AAS,

Sunday:
  Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)


Today:

I'm afraid the jacket reads as an orphaned suit jacket. A bolder check would make it much better in this context. And, if you're trying to channel your inner sugarbutch, steer clear of contrast collars... With matching pants, I would like this combination for you.

smile.gif

 

I think the jacket is bold enough to stand on its own, but I understand that it does kinda look like an orphaned suit jacket.  I forgot about you and contrast collars.  I'll figure it all out sooner or later.

 

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When I think about it, in all of AAS's pictures, I've never seen him wear a suit....I feel like if he took his unique sense of style and tried it in the suiting game, he'd look even better than he already does!

 

Here's my vote for you getting a couple of suits and donning them for us to see!

 

I actually don't own any suits.  I hope to finally pick one up this year.  I'm a teacher and I am already pretty overdressed compared to my colleagues.  I think a suit would be a bit too much.  I'd probably only wear it for job interviews, weddings, etc.  I'm thinking dark navy.  We'll see.     

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I actually don't own any suits.  I hope to finally pick one up this year.  I'm a teacher and I am already pretty overdressed compared to my colleagues.  I think a suit would be a bit too much.  I'd probably only wear it for job interviews, weddings, etc.  I'm thinking dark navy.  We'll see.     

Is a suit really that much more formal though? I mean the answer is yes of course, but you wore a tie for the whole of your holidays so surely it's not that big a step no?
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I think this is a pretty creative way to "constrain" a madras* shirt to good effect, you get the glimpses without it overpowering. And I think it plays well with the mute check of the jacket. While the stand up collar doesn't do it for me, if you can rock it I'm not stopping you.

(* it is a madras, right?)
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Sunday.  

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Newbie members, read this.
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Originally Posted by in stitches View Post

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one of the most interesting things i have learned here is that many clothing items are pretty, and yet unusable. before you buy anything, try and imagine what you would pair it with. if you come up with a goose egg, leave it.
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Go back up and read it again. And again.

Ok, I'm projecting my own first 2 years+ of SF "wow, I gotta have 1 of those!" mistakes onto everyone else. But if Stitchy had to learn it too - the hard way - then I'm in good company. I've finally gotten comfortable with seeing something that is a fantastic item, of fantastic materials, and exquisite workmanship, and it's even a deal I can afford and leaving it because I know it's just going to hang in my closet.

Heed!
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