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Originally Posted by YRR92 View Post

The understanding I had is that a printed neat (as beloved on SF) was called a "Spitalsfield," after one of the other centers of British silk weaving, while a Macclesfield is a woven pattern (as underrepresented on SF). In this thread I came up with trying to check my facts, Manton says a Spitalsfield is still a woven pattern, but with a larger scale, so I'll defer to him.

 

I think the term "Macclesfield pattern" is a menswear term, not a weaving term, so they make more than just that kind of pattern in Macclesfield. That's a paisley (type of pattern) foulard (type of printing), as far as I know. A "Macclesfield pattern" wouldn't make a good square.

 

Here's an example of a Macclesfield tie, from one of the best things ever written about ties online (Tintin uses the Macclesfield/Spitalsfield terminology as I thought it was):

Thank you. My inclination would have been towards a quieter square, but I felt I had to do something to play with the brightly colored cotton trousers.I know I've heard :foo:say that the issue with wearing a patterned tie and square with a solid coat and tie is that it tends to make it look like you're trying to stretch a small wardrobe with bold furnishings -- and I'm not ashamed to admit that I'm doing just that. :embar:

 

 

 

Flusser talks about the diff between Spits and Maccs in Dressing the Man, and IIRC they're the same basic design-  neats  - but one is larger than the other. Not sure which tho.  He describes them both as formal-ish and has some great pics of Grant and others wearing them.  FWIW IMO they both look better narrow with a small knot.

 

 

edit: The Spittalsfield appears to be a smaller denser pattern (tho that's opposite of Manton).  Found this one of Grant in a Spits (from Flusser)

 


Edited by Pliny - 1/16/14 at 9:58pm
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Originally Posted by mktitsworth View Post

It was all he had.

 

Man, that's only one step above total ruin and homelessness... :D

 

PS: I was vaguely paraphrasing Oscar Wilde in my comment - no-one seems to have noticed :violin:

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shoes are new, so I had no qualms wearing them indoors.

 

SF Family:

Howard Yount (tie, trousers)

Post-Imperial (square)

Meermin (shoes)

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I really don't like uploading 'selfie cellphone bathroom' photos, but I seldom contribute so I can't be picky. The good ones aren't on my phone or on any website yet.

 

At a Diamondbacks Sponsors Appreciation event, at a local casino. 

 

 

 

Luxire shirt

Kent Wang Blazer

Panta Tie/PS (cream linen)

Epaulet houndstooth pants

EG Westminsters

 

(edit: Sure, you may see the combo quite a bit.. all my favorite items!)

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Originally Posted by Claghorn View Post
 

 

shoes are new, so I had no qualms wearing them indoors.

 

SF Family:

Howard Yount (tie, trousers)

Post-Imperial (square)

Meermin (shoes)

THOSE SHOES!

Fantastic.

 

eta: the square may be a bit high. You don't think so? I always thought a square should kind of just be peeking out, as not to be shouting, "I HAVE A POCKET SQUARE ON!"

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Beautiful shoes Clags.. quick question.. do the Meermins run to size or do you usually have to size up or down?

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Alot of lurking but no posts in a long time.

Corneliani SC

MTM shirt - Thomas Mason fabric

Drakes - royal blue cashmere

Pringle of Scotland cardigan

Farrell PoW flannels - charcoal (double pleats)

Cordovan tassels - Alden

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eta: the square may be a bit high. You don't think so? I always thought a square should kind of just be peeking out, as not to be shouting, "I HAVE A POCKET SQUARE ON!"

I figured with frayed edges, you go big or you go home. I feel comfortable with it, so that's probably enough to pull it off.

 

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Originally Posted by chocsosa View Post
 

Beautiful shoes Clags.. quick question.. do the Meermins run to size or do you usually have to size up or down?

I generally wear 10US and with Meermin go to 9UK. Though actually 9UK is a little bit big while 8.5UK is way too small. So. Meh. Probably not getting Meermin again unless they have something I really like. Gonna just stick with AE or Jalan Swirijaya (the two brands I've tried that fit me best)

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Dear All,

My first post in 2014 so happy New Year to all of you.

Now the pictures with a DB flannel suit and a 7 fold Passaggio Cravatte tie:





Regards,

Beautiful suit and beautiful ancient 7 foulds :)...He's fine

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Crusty a DB + bow?  that's sprezz :slayer:

Clags, beautiful~Very nice tie ... but everything is beautifully balanced and sinuous

Very nice tie ... but everything is beautifully balanced and sinuous...compliments.

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Originally Posted by Cotton Dockers View Post

 

It is quite warm here, but I wouldn't go sockless for three reasons: 1) I feel a little odd not wearing socks in January,  It is unmanly. 2) my house is quite chilly (for LA) in the morning so I always end up dressed a little warmer than necessary for that day's weather and It is unsightly 3) I would not feel comfortable going sockless in my office despite it's lack of strict dress code. It is unhygienic.

 

 

Good for you.  And looking splendid.  I maintain that socklessness is only ever acceptable if you're on a beach or a boat, or at least next to one.

 

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I figured with frayed edges, you go big or you go home.

 

Hail the P-Imperial.  What last are your shoes on?

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Here we go. Thanks to Mimo for spearheading the three-piece suit in this week's challenge......




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thank you Gianni-  the tie is Cappelli- love that guy

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Hey guys, long time no see! Many great fits here, lately :fonz:

 

Short visit to the home country last week, so finally a chance to wear something else than linen and fresco wool.

Apologies for the poor quality pic and the sloppy tie knot: end of a long day. And my PS was camera shy...

 

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Textures and colours can better be appreciated in this photo:

 

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