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post #406 of 1497
All the ties look beautiful, but brown is only versatile in theory. In practice, it's considered a strange tie for traditional business.
post #407 of 1497
Thread Starter 
Thanks for the kind words. To your last point well I disagree. Your assuming that my clients (and me) work in a place where traditional business dress is required. I don't personally and a lot of my clients don't either, they wear ties because they want to, not because they have to. I will also say that in the 70 or so ties I've released over the last year, the brown ones have not only been my favourite but have had the best sell through second only to navy blue.

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.



post #408 of 1497
I was about to post something similar. What do you mean by traditional business? Is your advice country-specific?
post #409 of 1497
I was going to say that the vast majority of people on this forum are doing their very best NOT to dress like the usual.

The most common "business" attire I see is square ties hush puppie type shoes, ill fitting shirts with ties they have been persuaded to wear.
post #410 of 1497
I work in probably the most conservative profession and I doubt anyone would pick you up for a dark brown tie.

The ties are beautiful Jason, thanks for getting them out to me so early!
post #411 of 1497
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Originally Posted by wishiwasricher View Post

What would you wear chocolate brown with Gezza?

Brown ties go beautifully with mid gray suits and pale blue shirts.
post #412 of 1497
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.
post #413 of 1497
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Originally Posted by mensimageconsultant View Post

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 smile.gif 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):

 

Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

 

 

Mind you, there's bound to be stuff for sale that's not online

post #414 of 1497
Thread Starter 
I haven't been to a job interview in 8 years.... Of course I wouldn't wear a brown tie to either of those things, but they consume such a small part of my life, if One was to buy ties based on those 2 things I'd end up with a very boring tie wardrobe (and product line in my case). I think your basing this on your own preferences and what you would advise your clients, which is fine but has little to do with 99% of the rest of the planet.

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.

Cheers
post #415 of 1497

Yes, I agree! Let's move on to the burgundy/maroon cashmere tie that you're bringing in.

 

Only a month to go until the trunk show!

post #416 of 1497
Thread Starter 
Oh yes the cashmere knits will be very special indeed. 4 colours coming, navy, burgundy, grey and gasp, brown smile.gif. Woven by Cariaggi fine yarns, one of Italy's most respected mills that specialises in wool, cashmere and even Vicuna blends.

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.

post #417 of 1497
With the exception of (high-priced) Neiman Marcus, those aren't well-known retailers. Which creates an opportunity for sources like Henry Carter. Anyway, moving on.
post #418 of 1497
Mmmmm cashmere. I must say I am quite looking forward to this trunk show. A month away you say!?!
post #419 of 1497

The trunk show is on 18 April at:

 

 

Ludlows on Lonsdale
Mezzanine Level
530 Lonsdale street
Melbourne VIctoria
Australia 3000
 
Not sure of the time yet but I'm sure Jason will add some more details as we get closer.
post #420 of 1497
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Originally Posted by Gerry Nelson View Post

Chocolate brown is what I'm after

Just PM me wink.gif
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