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Have just acquired a tie almost exactly the same coral (?) colour as yours Mt upr_crust. But your cufflinks are a great addition.

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steffen, thanks, man. looking good your own self!
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Awesome, Stitch. Those suits are a perfect fit for your body. If they still had it in my size, I'd have to grab it.

thanks, murl! i agree, they fit me wonderfully and i wish i could buy them all. le sigh.
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Awesome, Stitch. Those suits are a perfect fit for your body. If they still had it in my size, I'd have to grab it.

MF, better luck next time? I don't feel bad saying that because you know you usually nail it.

I'm aware of it's gaudiness, but I happen to like it. So knowing that it's SF unapproved I decided to post anyway, just because someone might share my taste in this matter.

Anyway, I won't stop wearing it, as I rather enjoy the kind of FU-ness of the tie. It won't become a staple, but once in a while I'll bust it out, just to be silly. I guess it helps me avoid taking dressing well/myself too seriously. Maybe that's why Holdfast wears loud ties from time to time as well?
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Anyway, I won't stop wearing it, as I rather enjoy the kind of FU-ness of the tie. It won't become a staple, but once in a while I'll bust it out, just to be silly. I guess it helps me avoid taking dressing well/myself too seriously. Maybe that's why Holdfast wears loud ties from time to time as well?

 

I've worn very unapproved ties from time to time here (unapproved - ha!) but I think this one is certainly towards the far end of the scale. One thing though, I feel if it was tied a bit better / tighter and paired with a navy suit it might work even better... white shirt and white PS. Would certainly make the tie the "star of the show"! 

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I'm aware of it's gaudiness, but I happen to like it. So knowing that it's SF unapproved I decided to post anyway, just because someone might share my taste in this matter.

Anyway, I won't stop wearing it, as I rather enjoy the kind of FU-ness of the tie. It won't become a staple, but once in a while I'll bust it out, just to be silly. I guess it helps me avoid taking dressing well/myself too seriously. Maybe that's why Holdfast wears loud ties from time to time as well?

I just picked up a couple def not sf approved ties.  


 

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The Monday morning after the "spring forward" for DST - always a sleepy moment . . .

I have to ask Crusty, all your shirts seem to be folded / packed up before you put them in (in your "inventory" picture). Are they all brand new or straight from a dry cleaner? If they are all folded do you have to iron them before wearing?

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I've worn very unapproved ties from time to time here (unapproved - ha!) but I think this one is certainly towards the far end of the scale. One thing though, I feel if it was tied a bit better / tighter and paired with a navy suit it might work even better... white shirt and white PS. Would certainly make the tie the "star of the show"! 

Yeah, I was going to wear a navy suit, but didn't feel like wearing a suit today. My theory has always been that you shouldn't just wear one FU item, but either go all out or don't do it at all. If I wore a white shirt and PS the tie would stand out too much, and it wouldn't be part of a coherent outfit.
Here's a better pic of the tie knot, I don't think it's that terrible (sorry, can't spoiler on my phone):
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I really think caring if something is "SF approved" or not is downright tragic. Wear it, let people be as rude as they want, decide if they have a point afterwards. But saying "this isn't SF-approved" reads like  a sign that you're insecure about something and want to deflect criticism. That, or that you're sure you like it, but you want to soften the blow of people's disapproval by undercutting yourself.

 

Monkeyface, I don't really see more than two FU items. You're in a navy blazer and gray trousers, which is very conservative. The shoes are a bit out there, yes, and of course the tie is too, but they're out there in different ways. There's no aesthetic coherence between them -- they both read '90s, but the boots say "18" and the tie says "19." If you had done the tie with, say, a pinstripe shirt and a semi-solid suit, plus black tassel loafers, then it would be a self-conciously retro look. Similarly, if you did the boots with, say, a three-piece suit and a contrast collar shirt, then they would sing.

 

Right now it looks like you just kind of threw on two really bold things and filled the rest in with "safe" stuff. I like the idea of bold balancing bold, but I think it helps to come from a place of thinking about aesthetic pedigree. You can still do a deliberate clash between two styles (Ralph Lauren does this brilliantly), but it's tough to do "1990s executive" with "1890s dandy" with "2014 safe choices" -- not that any of those looks are inherently bad.

 

(sorry for the stealth edits, I needed a paragraph break in there and one sentence was a bit of a run-on).

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I'm aware of it's gaudiness, but I happen to like it. So knowing that it's SF unapproved I decided to post anyway, just because someone might share my taste in this matter.

Anyway, I won't stop wearing it, as I rather enjoy the kind of FU-ness of the tie. It won't become a staple, but once in a while I'll bust it out, just to be silly. I guess it helps me avoid taking dressing well/myself too seriously. Maybe that's why Holdfast wears loud ties from time to time as well?

I hope you continue to wear it! If you like it and feel good in it, that is all that matters.
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I really think caring if something is "SF approved" or not is downright tragic. Wear it, let people be as rude as they want, decide if they have a point afterwards. But saying "this isn't SF-approved" reads like either a sign that you're insecure about something and want to deflect criticism, or that you're sure you like it but are worried enough about being the nail that sticks out that you're undercutting yourself.

Monkeyface, I don't really see more than two FU items. You're in a navy blazer and gray trousers, which is very conservative. The shoes are a bit out there, yes, and of course the tie is too, but they're out there in different ways. There's no aesthetic coherence between them -- they both read '90s, but the boots say "18" and the tie says "19." If you had done the tie with, say, a pinstripe shirt and a semi-solid suit, plus black tassel loafers, then it would be a self-conciously retro look. Similarly, if you did the boots with, say, a three-piece suit and a contrast collar shirt, then they would sing. But right now it looks like you just kind of threw on two really bold things and filled the rest in with "safe" stuff. I like the idea of bold balancing bold, but I think it helps to come from a place of thinking about aesthetic pedigree. You can still do a deliberate clash between two styles (Ralph Lauren does this brilliantly), but it's tough to do "1990s executive" with "1890s dandy" with "2014 safe choices" -- not that any of those looks are inherently bad.

SF approved/unapproved is more like forum jargon to me, I didn't read as much in it as you did. You're absolutely right though, I was going to wear it with a navy suit, tassel loafers and braces, as a sort of 80s banker look. Still, I would've worn a light blue double cuff shirt. Thanks for the advice!
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MF I like the tie. 

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i dont really care if something is SF approved or not. for me, its just a matter of if its ugly or not. and it just so happens, that a lot of non SF approved items are in fact, hideous.
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i dont really care if something is SF approved or not. for me, its just a matter of if its ugly or not. and it just so happens, that a lot of non SF approved items are in fact, hideous.

Ergo...

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As always, I'm happy to stimulate discussion! That's what makes SF interesting to me.
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i dont really care if something is SF approved or not. for me, its just a matter of if its ugly or not. and it just so happens, that a lot of non SF approved items are in fact, hideous.


Also, our tasted have both developed under very heavy influence of SF, so we would think that.

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