Henry Carter Neckwear & Accessories: Official affiliate thread - Page 28
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A picture says a thousand words, so I'll post how I wore it yesterday and as you can see it fits in to a CBD mould very well.
Who would wear a brown tie to a job interview? Or, for that matter, an evening event? [half-serious] New thread with poll about owning/wearing brown ties, anyone? So, yes, a brown tie's utility is limited (compared to, say, navy). Probably for such reasons, brown ties surely are harder to find at retail. Hence, they might actually draw fans of them to retailers that sell them. Just stating (likely) facts. No offense intended.
I believe your statements hold true in certain environments but not universally. Again, what do you mean by traditional business? The two situations you mention above?
By strange, do you mean inappropriate?
The majority of us here are attending job interviews or evening events (where a tie is required) enough for it to be considered of limited versatility. I suspect the people here also don't own a brown tie as their only tie That said, I've interviewed quite a number of people over the years and spoken to others who have conducted interviews themselves and a brown tie doesn't count against a candidate. Of course, this might depend on the industry but I suspect the rules in certain areas of the US corporate world are far more rigid than they are over here. I'm assuming that this is what you're referring to when you mention "traditional business" but please correct me if I'm wrong.
Working at a global Fortune 500 company and dealing with directors and other senior execs on a daily basis over here, you could be wearing a tasteful brown tie day in and day out at work without anyone so much as batting an eyelid.
Here's a few brown ties at retail (which weren't too hard to find - I would say it's always a challenge finding tasteful ties):
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Mind you, there's bound to be stuff for sale that's not online
And Gerry makes a good point that a brown tie (for example) should make up only a small portion of a tie wardrobe.
Let's face it, in 99% of work places in this modern age are brown shoe appropriate, which makes them brown tie appropriate, theres always exceptions to that but they are the exception, not the rule. Hell, most places would just be thankful if a tie was worn at all.
Moving on, my thread isn't the place for this debate, so you start your poll and I'll even vote in it for you.
I don't have much in the way of a teaser apart from the swatches I have. Top one is the burgundy, middle brown and bottom grey. Navy is not show and the other 2 not happening.