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post #10471 of 12606
The black and navy knits are the most advanced ties there are. You've reached nirvana -- the purification process is complete.
post #10472 of 12606
Best =/= advanced.

Knits are wonderful. If I could only have three ties, and wear and tear weren't an issue, and I would never need to wear suits (alright, I'm assuming a lot), they would be black, brown, and blue knits.

Burgundy doesn't do it for me with knits.
post #10473 of 12606
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Best =/= advanced.

Then why be advanced?

 

Isn't exercising restraint a big part of maturity? I told myself that last night, but in the context of a bottle of tequila rather than fine neckwear.

 

Also, I'm wearing a black knit tie today, I think of it as the chelsea boot of ties. I'm also wearing chelsea boots.

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Also, I'm wearing a black knit tie today, I think of it as the chelsea boot of ties. I'm also wearing chelsea boots.

Now we are besties.
post #10475 of 12606
Chelsea boots are amazing. Especially living in a country where one needs to remove shoes often.

The most complex song isn't the greatest song, but there is merit in music which manages to execute complexity harmoniously. Also variety is good. Figuring out how to balance simplicity with variety seems to be an excellent goal in dressing oneself and building a wardrobe.
post #10476 of 12606
I want a pair of Chelsea boots to use as travel shoes.
post #10477 of 12606
Claghorn, legitimate question: what do you do when you need to remove your shoes for long periods of time away from home but shoe trees would be out of the question? Does that drive you mad?
post #10478 of 12606
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Now we are besties.

White shirt with an odd jacket, too.

 

I'll admit, I've been asked to wear a white shirt and a black tie later in the day, so it wasn't really a choice, but I kind of like it.

 

EDIT: I think I actually bought chelseas based on your advocacy of them -- maybe in Manton's seven-shoe-wardrobe thread where you suggested something like an even simpler wardrobe of a black pair, a brown pair (maybe suede?), and tan grain LWB. Mine aren't great examples of the breed, but they're incredibly versatile.

 

Claghorn, I think you can sort of plot it on a plane, with the X-axis as "good" and the "y-axis" as "complicated/advanced." The black knit tie scores high for both. In Manton's opinion, my purple tie scores high for complicated, but low for "good."

 

Even as a thought experiment, I admit, that doesn't really interest me. I mostly worry about the good -- after all, "too simple" can be a problem, as can "too complicated."

post #10479 of 12606
While we are reveling in Chelsea love:


I still don't see why black and navy knit are advanced. Zen, yes; I guess I fail to see the profundity of the journey which Doc hinted at as warranting the label "advanced."

As far taking my shoes off without access to trees: the thought never occurred to me. I'm afraid now it will.
post #10480 of 12606

Well, it might help if I hadn't flubbed in my last post -- it should read that a black knit tie is very good, but at the bottom end of the scale for complicated.

 

Like the last and leather on yours, but I'm not a fan of the floating medallion. May I ask who makes them?

post #10481 of 12606
That you cannot see the mountain means you haven't arrived at the destination. And that's OK. There is more than one path to travel.

Ohm.
post #10482 of 12606
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As far taking my shoes off without access to trees: the thought never occurred to me. I'm afraid now it will.

 

:stirpot:

post #10483 of 12606
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I like tan/beige/brown wool trou. Underrated around here. Cavalry twill's a classic.

as do i. sadly, i do not own very many at all.
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If anything, an understatement. Says "I couldn't do any better." Forum once held they were the mark of bad taste.
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Cream, in particular, is a form of surrender. Dingy, neutral nothing. Not sharp enough to add crispness, too dull to add interest. Just a floppy, dirty sock sticking out of your pocket.

these posts gladdened my heart so.
post #10484 of 12606
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No one has suggested the obvious, which is to skip the pocket square altogether. This is what I always do with tweed jackets, and I find that it brings the extra benefit of allowing you to go all Hamish Bowles on the tie.
post #10485 of 12606
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