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post #841 of 4904
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Originally Posted by cbbuff View Post

My biggest concern was the knot becoming too big with a 6 fold. I know David recommends a FIH, but I usually prefer a pratt knot.

Three of the four grenadines I ordered from Hober are lined 6 folds and they look fine with a pratt knot.
post #842 of 4904
Just ordered Dark Purple/Black Grenadine Fina Silk Tie #35, Dark Red Grenadine Silk Tie #2, and English Stripe Silk Tie #33.

Looking forward to seeing them in the flesh in a month or so. Went with standard construction 4-fold for the grenadines and 3-fold for the reppe. I wear a 4IH and don't need a gaudy knot. My 4-fold grenadine in dark navy is perfect, so why mess with a good thing.

Went with 3.5" width and a length appropriate for my short height. Having one tie from Hober has spoiled me. Adding these three will soon make me regret putting on anything else, especially those that require a Prince Albert to take some length away.

I have a feeling I'm drifting into a world of hurt.
post #843 of 4904
Please post photos when you get those. I'd really like to see the first two in particular.
post #844 of 4904
^^ The dark purple/black grenadine fina (fina #35) is perhaps my favorite. Highly recommended!
post #845 of 4904
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Originally Posted by unbelragazzo View Post

What would you suggest? I tried out a couple and ended up with this one...I wasn't quite sure about it at first but I ended up liking it. You'd favor just a white linen, or?

My issue is that the gray/tan PS is a bit too neutral with how muted the rest of your outfit is. Tan suit, white shirt, blue pindot tie... where's the eye candy? You could go a little bold and use a pink, yellow, or orange PS. Those are all colors that complement the only other color I saw in your outfit (the blue tie) and also work well with the earth tones (tan suit).
post #846 of 4904
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Originally Posted by deadly7 View Post

 where's the eye candy?


 

Ideally that role is served by his face. IMO, if your pocket square is "eye candy," I think you might be doing it wrong.

post #847 of 4904
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Originally Posted by Patrick R View Post



 
Ideally that role is served by his face. IMO, if your pocket square is "eye candy," I think you might be doing it wrong.

Fine details, you don't understand them.
Some examples:
http://www.styleforum.net/t/230619/cbd-waywrn-an-experiment/5700_100#post_5138166 -- The PS adds an element of "not a boring corporate outfit" to this outfit (as does the fabric, but I'm not focusing on that just yet)
http://www.styleforum.net/t/230619/cbd-waywrn-an-experiment/5700_100#post_5141801 - Again, gray suit, white shirt, blue pindot tie.. what I'm presuming is a colorful patterned PS
http://www.styleforum.net/t/230619/cbd-waywrn-an-experiment/5500_100#post_5117040 - And another, earth toned suit, even with a patterned shirt and an atypical tie pattern, the PS adds some pizazz
post #848 of 4904

We may be speaking past each other with "eye candy." All I'm saying is if the PS conspicuously draws your eye to it, you're just creating a distraction.

post #849 of 4904
If it makes a difference, it's not a suit. It's also a cut that is quite "non-corporate" - single button with strongly roped shoulders. The fabric has a lot of texture as well. I think the one UC is wearing in that first length would have worked well, but I don't have anything quite like that. I have a kind of purple Vanda PS that would have worked well in color but I felt the pattern was too close to that of the tie. Anyway I know some people like to have a pretty neutral outfit and then one bright thing that "pops" but this is not really my aesthetic (nor do I think it's what UC is going for in his fit - not sure if this is what you mean by "eye candy", deadly). This fit was meant to be understated in color but luxurious in fabrics (if you haven't gotten a hold of this Hober pin dot fabric, it's amazing, and the texture of the jacket I quite a lot) and sharp in silhouette (which I realize you can't really see from the photo). Thanks for all your comments and suggestions though, I really appreciated them.
post #850 of 4904
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Originally Posted by patrickBOOTH View Post

Look at mine I posted last week, that's a 6-fold.
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Originally Posted by Renton View Post

Three of the four grenadines I ordered from Hober are lined 6 folds and they look fine with a pratt knot.

PB, I like it a lot. 6 fold it is.
post #851 of 4904
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Originally Posted by Patrick R View Post

Ideally that role is served by his face. IMO, if your pocket square is "eye candy," I think you might be doing it wrong.

Depends on one's face.
post #852 of 4904
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Originally Posted by Threadbearer View Post

Depends on one's face.

Disagree. Even if you don't have the handsomest face, your goal should still be to make it as "attractive" as possible in both senses of the word - both pleasing to the eye and drawing the focus of the viewer. You should be the thing that is looking great, not your clothes (despite all the headless SF shots).
post #853 of 4904
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Originally Posted by unbelragazzo View Post

Disagree. Even if you don't have the handsomest face, your goal should still be to make it as "attractive" as possible in both senses of the word - both pleasing to the eye and drawing the focus of the viewer. You should be the thing that is looking great, not your clothes (despite all the headless SF shots).

I concur (though I have a feeling TB was just being humorous smile.gif).

One of the main goals of any ensemble is to draw others to one's face, to make it the focal point.

I'd add this: it's also important to know your skin tone and understand what either goes well or clashes with it. I'm high-contrast (dark hair, lighter skin) and therefore, the dress shirts I wear are always light in tone and the ties, much, much darker so as to echo this effect, and draw attention to my face. Conversely, it's why I hardly invest in light coloured ties.
post #854 of 4904
I got received this tie from David:

http://www.samhober.com/grenadine-garza-grossa-stripe-silk-ties/powder-blue-and-brown-stripes-on-midnight-blue-grenadine-tie-3.html

It is beautiful, drapes well, and ties a very clean and elegant knot. It is classy, understated and will lift any outfit. I will have to find occasions to wear it now...happy.gif

Thanks to forex for recommending and to David for answering my questions!! The only downside is that I will end up spending on more Hober ties...icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif
post #855 of 4904
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Originally Posted by scurvyfreedman View Post

Just ordered Dark Purple/Black Grenadine Fina Silk Tie #35, Dark Red Grenadine Silk Tie #2, and English Stripe Silk Tie #33.

Did you order the fina or grossa in dark red? The grossa is on my radar.
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