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Originally Posted by eviltimeban View Post

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






Full fit (Click to show)


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".
Here's my two cents if it's of any help. You always have a nice fitting suit on but a really LOUD tie. Today's tie selection is not that but that tie needs more life. And I don't think the yellow in that does any good. Navy suit? Then maybe a grey tie with some navy in it instead of the yellow. I don't like the tie.
Edited by Rudals - 4/15/14 at 6:48am
post #75437 of 78724
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Quote:
Originally Posted by eviltimeban View Post

I wanted to try this look again (pale blue tie with white shirt) but this time with a more sensible tie:
  Full fit (Click to show)
 
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".
Here's my two cents if it's of any help. You always have a nice fitting suit on but a really LOUD tie. Today's tie selection is not that but that tie needs more life. And I don't think the yellow in that does any good. Navy suit? Then maybe a grey tie with some navy in it instead of the yellow. I don't like the tie.

There's no yellow in the tie. Its more a beige. 

 

Appreciate the comments though, keep 'em coming.

post #75438 of 78724
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Originally Posted by MGD83 View Post

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.

 

about ?   you're in the best position to judge re your tailor

post #75439 of 78724
I almost want to just ship evilman some ties smile.gif
post #75440 of 78724
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Originally Posted by Rudals View Post

I almost want to just ship evilman some ties smile.gif

Knock yourself out! :)

 

I have plainer ties. Some nice ones too; Drake's, Richard James, PRL. As you can see over the year, as I've posted plenty of fits with those kinds of ties, so I know how to work that angle, pretty much. Sometimes though I like to try something different, to see if it works. If it doesn't fair enough. If it does, great. I don't lose any sleep over it though.

 

BUT I APPRECIATE THE FEEDBACK FROM EVERYONE. I do. I mean it. From the bottom of my tie drawer.

post #75441 of 78724
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Originally Posted by Pliny View Post

about ?   you're in the best position to judge re your tailor

Sorry, the pricing aspect. If 1100$ is a reasonable amount for the jacket in respect to making it and material cost.
post #75442 of 78724
That's a hard tie to make work because it's going to look washed out against most outfits, ETB.

I think you'd need like a light colored linen jacket or something for it ...

Lighter ties aren't my strong suit but I think lighter linen > navy anything
post #75443 of 78724
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Originally Posted by TM79 View Post

That's a hard tie to make work because it's going to look washed out against most outfits, ETB.

I think you'd need like a light colored linen jacket or something for it ...

Lighter ties aren't my strong suit but I think lighter linen > navy anything

Cool; appreciate that - while I don't have a light linen jacket (its never that warm in Ireland) I could pair it with a lighter grey next time out.

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With all these "floral" ties, I think someone should do a "floral" tie Friday Challenge!

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ETB, I'm going to offer my input but I'll be brief since I've already said plenty. Everyone else is trying to pair their loud ties with casual fits. They all have the right idea even though none seem executed just right. Loud tie with worsted city suit does NOT work IMO. Why? It's too discordant. Your fit as a whole does not look like it's in harmony.

 

Since Vox's epic post on this subject has been thrown around here lately, here are some quotes from him:

 

Quote: Vox
 Perhaps you do not seek discordancy itself, but the desire to “stand out” from the “crowd.” You know, just a touch of crazy. Just a tad, just a little, discordant. A “twist” on the traditional.

But, what if it is the crowd that is touch crazy, just a tad, just little, discordant?

This is the paradox for the self-expressionist: standing out is simple. It is doing it distinctively well that is unlikely...and by definition; it can only be a game of the few.

Quote: Vox
Is there an alternative? Perhaps.

How about harmony?

Belonging, order, and respect can, unfortunately, be conformity, ossification, and servility…but, they don’t have to be.

 

I think this next one is especially good IMO:

 

Quote: Vox
 

Make up your mind, at least to the extent that allows you to pick a jacket, a suit, a shirt, a tie, and have them all look like they belong together. You must make a decision before you can be good at doing either: discordancy or harmony.

This premise will not be popular on this forum. The vast majority of you seem deluded into believing that you will look good by over-laying, festooning, "twisting," something "boring" (you think) with a bit of something "interesting," something with "personality," something that "sets you apart." Nothing could be further from the truth. You are diluting, you are marring, you are sinking into a type of mediocrity, of conformity, in coat and tie dress that is little different than the low-cost, mass-merchandized world from which most of you are trying to escape.

If you really are a dandy, an iconoclast, you can only be successful at it by committing full on...like LabelKing does. If you hold back, then all you are doing is dressing weakly. You are unlikely to be good, and you will never be excellent.

 

And before you ask, yes I include today's tie in this category.

post #75446 of 78724
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Originally Posted by Rudals View Post

With all these "floral" ties, I think someone should do a "floral" tie Friday Challenge!

Early betting action would be heavy on Holdfast and SugarButch, I think.

Also, I was about to write something like "TL;DR version of L2BR's post = study LabelKing's gallery of fits" but Vox was also nice enough to do that himself.

I think it was maybe NORE or NOBD who also peacocked pretty well... but I didn't look through that thread much so I may be listing the wrong SF person.
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Thanks for the feedback everyone... this outfit looked much better in my mind than in real life. 

And in retrospect when I look at the pictures, I realize that a solid PS would have worked better ... and jeans, well... hmmmm maybe not the best choice. 

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Originally Posted by calypso View Post
 

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


 

Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

 

 

 

 

Stop with the jeans or take it over to SW&D.

post #75449 of 78724
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Originally Posted by clarinetplayer View Post


Snazzy get up. Liking the cuffs on the trousers. But, it is the bag that steals the show.

Thanks.  I'd love to go bag free on vacation, but I'm often asked very nicely to carry a few items for my wife.  There's no way she's going to fit a DSLR and two guide books in her spring purse.  

post #75450 of 78724
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Originally Posted by calypso View Post

Thanks for the feedback everyone... this outfit looked much better in my mind than in real life. 
And in retrospect when I look at the pictures, I realize that a solid PS would have worked better ... and jeans, well... hmmmm maybe not the best choice. 

FWIW, I think that jacket may be too "sharp" for the tie (it certainly is for the jeans). However, clags' two recommendations are much more pressing for this fit. I applaud the effort however. smile.gif
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