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Originally Posted by An Acute Style View Post

You and shugz said the same thing about this tie the last time I wore it.  Any recs as to what it would look good with?  I actually had a brown/black glen plaid tie on and changed to this tie.  There is royal blue in the pocket square and I added the silk knot to tie it all in.  Oh, well.  

My unsolicited two cents, to me that is a nighttime city tie, and your outfit is a daytime countryish, quasi professorial one.

I don't love the tie, but if I had to wear it, I would do so with a dark outfit out on the town. With a solid suit or velvet jacket out to a martini bar or the like.

Anywhere a twenty something girl in a black dress that barely reaches below her buttocks looks out of place, that tie will look out of place.

J
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Epaulet suit

mtm shirt

Ashland (Epaulet x Gitman) tie

Loake

 

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Go with a black knit on this. Adding a pattern to this is incongruous with the textural variations that you're playing with. A knit side steps this. The black serves to ground and draw the eye to the middle, at which point things are balanced. This is the opposite of what that shiny blue on blue tie is doing. That tie looks so bright that it pushes my eyes away.

 

I'm wearing a paisley pocket square, a cable knit vest and a camo watch strap.  I don't think a patterned tie is out of place here.  I admire black knit ties though I don't own one.  I don't think they're a fix all and I don't think one would look good here at all with all the browns and blues.  I could be wrong though.  

 

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Originally Posted by J011yroger View Post


My unsolicited two cents, to me that is a nighttime city tie, and your outfit is a daytime countryish, quasi professorial one.

I don't love the tie, but if I had to wear it, I would do so with a dark outfit out on the town. With a solid suit or velvet jacket out to a martini bar or the like.

Anywhere a twenty something girl in a black dress that barely reaches below her buttocks looks out of place, that tie will look out of place.

J

 

This is a Brooks Brothers BB#5 repp tie.  The tie is super trad.  If ever a tie was not a nighttime tie (whatever that meas) this is it IMO.  

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I'm wearing a paisley pocket square, a cable knit vest and a camo watch strap.  I don't think a patterned tie is out of place here.  I admire black knit ties though I don't own one.  I don't think they're a fix all and I don't think one would look good here at all with all the browns and blues.  I could be wrong though.  

You're wearing a solid jacket, a solid shirt, a solid cardigan, and solid corduroy's. All of these have a very dull/matte/dry finish. You are wearing a paisley square and camo watch band, but these resolve to being solid at a distance. Your socks - given that they're alternating the same basic color of different lightness - will also resolve to solid, especially in motion. Colorwise there is little rhyme or reason, but your consistency in this would seem to indicate that you're indifferent to it.

Given the rest of the pieces though, something needs to ground things out. It needs to be subdued to match the sort of faux-country thing that's going on otherwise. It needs to have textural interest in a way that sits with the other things you've got on. Similarly, the color needs to be something that can - to whatever extent possible - bring some harmony to the discord. A black silk knit (or grenandine, which is just a specific knit) will accomplish these things. Because it's silk, it will maintain a certain smooth shine, but the light will be broken up and dulled by the knit. The wool-silk-cotton difference will serve to keep it independent from the shirt, jacket, and vest. The black will serve as that sink in the middle to draw the eye so that as the other pieces appear in the periphery around it they create a sort of balance.

It's possible that there's a better color for this, but given that you've forgone a white shirt here, something which sits in the middle of all the colors while still creating the necessary contrast is called for. Black certainly does that. Perhaps black with some grey, but not shiny bright blue on top of a lighter shiny bright blue.

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^ Yes, but now it's not an acute style anymore...

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Originally Posted by An Acute Style View Post

I'm wearing a paisley pocket square, a cable knit vest and a camo watch strap.  I don't think a patterned tie is out of place here.  I admire black knit ties though I don't own one.  I don't think they're a fix all and I don't think one would look good here at all with all the browns and blues.  I could be wrong though.  


This is a Brooks Brothers BB#5 repp tie.  The tie is super trad.  If ever a tie was not a nighttime tie (whatever that meas) this is it IMO.  

It might not be a nighttime tie, but it's most certainly a city tie. It would probably look best with a solid suit and white shirt, or a blazer and trousers in city colours and materials. Maybe a navy blazer, white shirt and grey wool trousers. Mixing very city and very country items rarely goes well, even for you.
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Thanks for the feedback; I was aware when dressing that this particular bar was a little wide for the tie--it's one of the slimmer ones I own, however the bar is the only one I have as I keep losing my smaller ones :brick:

 

For some reason I like the bars a little higher when wearing an SC, don't know why but I just like the look--just personal preference, I guess. I like the idea of creating a horizontal line in the chest area, it's a nice detail to me--as much aesthetic as functional. That being said, the placement was a little high--I did in fact lower it a little over the course of the day.

 

Again: thanks for the feedback--much appreciated!

 

 

If you're looking for a shorter tie bar, check these out:   http://www.kentwang.com/cuff-links/tie-clip-silver.html

 

they might work better with slimmer ties or when wearing a little higher than usual.

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Today.  The shirt is pink.  

 

 

 

Always look good ... congratulations .... really.

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Today's attire - today's top coat is from Turnbull & Asser, acquired a few weeks ago while I was on vacation in London, and at deep discount (845 GBP, marked down to 345 GBP). Want overtook need in this matter.


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Doing my best to immitate the tower of Pisa.

 

 

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(yes, I am a secret agent)
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Anden, nice colours, nice outfit. I wonder what all those checks combined look like in person. Is that POW tie brown/black?

 

Amar, nice tie. Everything looks a little compressed though. Maybe because of the way you're holding the camera in front of you.

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Continuing the brown tie with navy today, perhaps a little more interesting than yesterdays outfit though, especially as I'm trying out a new "NOBD walking to the camera" thing today.

 

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Today's attire - today's top coat is from Turnbull & Asser, acquired a few weeks ago while I was on vacation in London, and at deep discount (845 GBP, marked down to 345 GBP). Want overtook need in this matter.



 

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I think you buried the lead today, UC. That suit is WOW!

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