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the rite gray with the rite blue :satisfied:

 

 

CD, Eliod, Clags, HF, Cleav-  rockin it with very diff fits :slayer:

 

 

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Inspired by Claghorns tie, I tried this kombinatonen today ... I suspect all kindz of SF rules are broken here...

 

 

 

 

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 more than SF rules Calypso.  I think for anyone's $s,  FU tie + FU square + plain everything else =  verboten :plain: ..   it's a contrived look.  solid tie and no square'd be more tasteful.  Nice jacket, and collar


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Inspired by Claghorns tie, I tried this kombinatonen today ... I suspect all kindz of SF rules are broken here...

 

 

 

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Change out the square and pants and you might have something. The shirt and jacket work for that tie. If you had light to medium blue wool trousers, I think it would be an excellent look for a difficult tie.

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Inspired by Claghorns tie, I tried this kombinatonen today ... I suspect all kindz of SF rules are broken here...

 

 

 

 

 

Now that's a tie I can get behind. And that's one bad ass rug.

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@clarinetplayer @DC  awsm

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I wanted to try this look again (pale blue tie with white shirt) but this time with a more sensible tie:

 

 

 

 

 

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Tie is Armani, recently acquired from Spoo. Suit is TM Lewin, recently acquired from... TM Lewin. :-)

 

So, what do you think? Any feedback here? I like the tie, thought its a hard one to photograph - its quite pale.

 

I went simple on the PS and everything else. Nothing too "out there".


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Inspired by Claghorns tie, I tried this kombinatonen today ... I suspect all kindz of SF rules are broken here...

 

 

 

Great ties...compliments

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An overcast day in NYC, promising to be mild, but damp. I've dressed accordingly.


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Inspired by Claghorns tie, I tried this kombinatonen today ... I suspect all kindz of SF rules are broken here...

I can see why you put together this combination - the blues in the tie echo the blues in the jeans, but you've got a formal up top/casual down below dichotomy going on that upends the look. That being said, full points for wearing a very strong (and very un-SF-correct) tie with as much success as you have.
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I can see why you put together this combination - the blues in the tie echo the blues in the jeans, but you've got a formal up top/casual down below dichotomy going on that upends the look. That being said, full points for wearing a very strong (and very un-SF-correct) tie with as much success as you have.

Minus points for the dad wash of the denim, though :/

And also if the jacket has flap pockets.
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nice tie SB

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Hi All,

I was hoping to get some advice here since I know this thread has the most experienced purchasers of higher end garments.

My tailor recently quoted me 1100$ Canadian for a sport coat from the H&S crystal springs collection. The jacket is fully handmade, half canvassed and will probably be half lined with all working surgeon cuffs, patch pockets, etc. I have several jackets made from the same tailor, but never with H&S before.

I think the price sounds OK, I'm just curious to know what some of you think.
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My new SuitSupply linen jacket (part of a suit, but I think it totally works as a separate).

 

As a separate, it's a little short. As a suit, I'm sure it's fine. If you want to wear it as a separate, perhaps a more casual fit with a unbuttoned linen shirt and pale denim (controversial, I know)? Or chinos? Not sure.

 

 

 

Now, as someone who loves wearing them occasionally, a little advice on how to deploy garish ties, because there are some below-par interpretations so far on the last page or two from Clags, calypso, eviltimeban & ejay. I applaud the experiments but none of them work at all well IMO.

 

There are two schools of thought for using a garish tie, each with its pros & cons:

 

1) loud tie, sedate everything else - this has the benefit of making the tie the focal point, but exaggerates its garishness because there is nothing to counterbalance its eyecatching nature. It is however much simpler to do than option 2. An variant of this is using the garish tie with a 3pc suit, which reduces the visual impact of the tie to that of a large pocket square.

2) loud tie, balanced by pattern elsewhere - done right, this is far more visually effective than option 1, but is exponentially harder to do.

 

Both options require near-perfect colour and tone co-ordination, because you already have a very eyecatching & jarring element in the look, so you cannot afford to mess anything up by adding jarring colours. You can't get away with being slightly "off" in the way you can with solid or subdued ties. Tone is especially important with light coloured ties; it's very difficult to use them with very dark suits. In option 2, you also need perfect pattern co-ordination, which is why it's harder. If you want to start playing with option two, it's MUCH easier to add a busy shirt and solid suit to a garish tie, and have the look work, than it is to add a plain shirt and patterned suit. southernstyle's two outfits on this page (especially the second one), demonstrate this IMO.

 

Clags - tie is too dark for the suit and patterns are both too large.

calypso - the tie is too light for the jacket, plus the top & bottom add way too much conflict, given the tie.

eviltimeban - the tie is simply too light for the suit.

ejay - the tie is too close in colour to the shirt.

 

Some Option 1 solutions for your respective ties; Clags - pale blue shirt, dark grey tweed herringbone suit; calypso - lighter blue suit; etb - dove grey suit or go casual with a cream or tan linen jacket perhaps; ejay - ecru/cream shirt. These aren't the only combos that would work, just first ideas straight off the top of my head. I won't offer Option 2 solutions as you really need to lay them out to be sure they work; they're far too dependent on exact colour, tone & pattern.

 

YMMV, IMO, etc, etc; whatever lets you read it without getting antsy. ;)

 

Now, to follow up on my own high-risk experimentation from yesterday, I'm going to keep that Nehru shirt as is, but only wear it done-up with solid dark colour SB suits and perhaps light-coloured DBs. Possibly also with more casual outfits (either done-up or unbuttoned), but only in light summer colours. I think the key in all these cases, as hinted by several of you, will be using a "simpler" worsted fabric rather than flannel, to complement the crisp/sleek style of the shirt. Thanks for all the feedback, both the positive & the critical. It's fun to experiment & learn something new.

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eviltimeban - the tie is simply too light for the suit.

Do you mean the tie I just posted today, or the paisley one from a few days back? Both are the same level of lightness, but the one today, would that be considered "loud" or "garish"?

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eviltimeban - the tie is simply too light for the suit.

Do you mean the tie I just posted today, or the paisley one from a few days back? Both are the same level of lightness, but the one today, would that be considered "loud" or "garish"?

 

I meant today's. You're right, it's not loud, I just rolled it into my post because it's a very atypical tie to wear within a traditional suited look due to the very pale colour. It may not be loud, but it does clash quite a bit with the overall look. (Personally I don't think it's a particularly attractive tie, but that's neither here nor there). Similar advice would apply to the paisley, though, if I'm thinking of the same one you are (trying to search back more than a page or two in this thread for it is impossible, sorry).

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