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@Holdfast, Okay, you've already got a lot of likes for this, and I do like the fact that for once, you've toned down the tie! But at least in terms of what I can see on this monitor, I don't think it works, not only because the waistcoat is much more formal and very differently styled than the jacket etc. but because the tone of the grey is very different from the tone of the jacket. There are some truly 'neutral' greys, but many are not as neutral as people seem to think. There are greys which are colder and more green or blue and greys which are warmer, whether creamier and yellower, or richer and browner or more red. You can see this much more clearly when you put greys against each other (and this includes patterns which resolve to grey from a distance, like your jacket). In this case, for me at least, the tones are not quite compatible.

 

 

But, as I said, it could be my screen; when you are trying to take an interest in the subtleties than make an outfit not just 'good' but superlative, it's easy to be defeated by technology...

 

@DonCologne, I'm afraid I agree with @sugarbutch, that outfit is all over the place, and it's definitely not my screen! Tattersall with a pinstripe suit? And in those colour? No. Just no.

 

This is the one big danger with a challenge like this week's is that people mistake 'creativity' for 'anything goes' (which is why I am both looking forward to and dreading size_38R's promised contribution...). Coherence still rules*, which is why AAS's two submissions for the challenge are so good despute being unconventional.

 

@Tirailleur1 - yeah! Well, you already know how much I like those new ties... :D

 

*there are always exceptions, of course...

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*Slow clap*  Awesome.  How wide dem is?  

 

They are 8cm wide and come either fringed or untipped and handrolled. I'll send you a pm with details if you are interested. 

 

All of the fabrics (Expect the solid offerings) are hand dyed in Nigeria using a dying technique called Adire. It is a rare and old resist dye technique developed in the soutwest region by the Yorubas. Prior to dying, the artist hand paints patterns using a cassava starch paste that acts as the resist dye. all of the traditional patterns have symbolic meanings, so I try to incorporate them into the accessories as well as created new designs. Many ethnic groups have their forms of dying, but I am most familiar with adire because I am Yoruba. There aren't to many traditional dyers left but I work with two of the best. We try to experiment with as many fabrics as possible. For example I sourced a Japanese cotton and Italian Linen for the first line of ties. It's pretty cool working with them even though sessions can get pretty intense (like 3 hrs at a time). 

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AAS, I much prefer today's fit to yesterday's lauded combo. I appreciated the concept of the mixed herringbones more than the result. I think your boots today are fine.

Tira, PM me, too, please.
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They are 8cm wide and come either fringed or untipped and handrolled. I'll send you a pm with details if you are interested. 

All of the fabrics (Expect the solid offerings) are hand dyed in Nigeria using a dying technique called Adire. It is a rare and old resist dye technique developed in the soutwest region by the Yorubas. Prior to dying, the artist hand paints patterns using a cassava starch paste that acts as the resist dye. all of the traditional patterns have symbolic meanings, so I try to incorporate them into the accessories as well as created new designs. Many ethnic groups have their forms of dying, but I am most familiar with adire because I am Yoruba. There aren't to many traditional dyers left but I work with two of the best. We try to experiment with as many fabrics as possible. For example I sourced a Japanese cotton and Italian Linen for the first line of ties. It's pretty cool working with them even though sessions can get pretty intense (like 3 hrs at a time). 
Good job

Are you ever going to incorporate Ankara prints into silk pocket squares? I think they'll be cool
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Good job

Are you ever going to incorporate Ankara prints into silk pocket squares? I think they'll be cool

no. I have a big issue with Ankara. But That is another topic for another time. 

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Many will rail against the tie, I fear. I quite like it myself, but would be tempted to deploy it within a more rustic outfit.

 

 

You're mad. I like it.

 

 

Thanks; I was a bit hesistant about this fabric because the chalkstripe is more ochre/sienna than off-white. But it's suprisingly easy to use.

 

 

 

 

One for the Friday "creative 3pc" challenge. Not a suit with an odd waistcoat, but still quite a formal odd-waistcoat look anyway:

 

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This look is really supreme elegance.

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X-posting from the Friday challenge.
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I guess I have to play in my own challenge. No PS today, I thought the waistcoat was busy enough....


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I wanted to wear this tie at least once - gold Canali with a rather Versace-esque design. I got it recently and might be passing it on, I haven't decided yet. I quite like it mind you.

 

 

 

This tie is letting me Sprezz like crazy today!

 

 

The only thing I'd change, seeing it now, is that I'd wear a plainer shirt rather than the houndstooth.

 

(I also didn't realise those shots were so blurry till I posted them here!)

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I wanted to wear this tie at least once - gold Canali with a rather Versace-esque design. I got it recently and might be passing it on, I haven't decided yet. I quite like it mind you. Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)






This tie is letting me Sprezz like crazy today!




The only thing I'd change, seeing it now, is that I'd wear a plainer shirt rather than the houndstooth.

(I also didn't realise those shots were so blurry till I posted them here!)

Can't wait to hear what Sugarbutch has to say about that tie...... lurker[1].gif
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It's raining midsize witches in my life, and I've been better dressed - and lot worse.

 

 

 

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looking good, pingson.
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looking good, pingson.

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