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post #10846 of 12577
I quite like many medallion ties. Have a couple in wool that I wear regularly.
post #10847 of 12577

I like medallions too. As long as they aren't overly large, or in an odd color. Burgundy works best for my wardrobe.

post #10848 of 12577

Thanks. There's something about mid-sized prints that I really like for odd jacket ensembles, maybe there's some logical explanation. I dislike anything larger than those medallions though, like big madder paisleys. They make great pocket squares and that's it IMO...

post #10849 of 12577
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Originally Posted by RDiaz View Post
 

They make great pocket squares and that's it IMO...

 

I agree. I shy away from large patterns on ties. That being said, today I wore a large patterned tie.

post #10850 of 12577
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Originally Posted by RDiaz View Post

Thanks. There's something about mid-sized prints that I really like for odd jacket ensembles, maybe there's some logical explanation. I dislike anything larger than those medallions though, like big madder paisleys. They make great pocket squares and that's it IMO...

Same. I love a madder or wool medallion print for wear with a SC. That's where I wear the couple I have the most, and I have my eye on more.
post #10851 of 12577

I prefer my patterned Cappellis with suits, but I'm about to have a few striped ones for a change.

 

For SCs I like solids (knits, garza grenadine) for some reason.

post #10852 of 12577
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Originally Posted by Stugotes View Post
 

For SCs I like solids (knits, garza grenadine) for some reason.

 

I guess it depends on the SC. The one where the ties in the pic I've posted are "resting" almost demands a solid tie, as the pattern is quite busy by itself...

post #10853 of 12577

The afor mentioned large pattern tie, and a continued experiment into SF groupthink.

 

 

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Edited by Caustic Man - 11/2/13 at 1:48pm
post #10854 of 12577
Too many straight lines between the jacket and tie IMHO.
post #10855 of 12577

Too many straight lines? That's a new one on me.

post #10856 of 12577
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Originally Posted by Stugotes View Post

I prefer my patterned Cappellis with suits, but I'm about to have a few striped ones for a change.

For SCs I like solids (knits, garza grenadine) for some reason.

Agree -- small patterns tightly spaced strike me as much easier to incorporate with solid suits than with sportcoats. What sort of coats do you wear those with, R?
post #10857 of 12577

That might be why I find slightly larger prints more pleasing with sport coats.

 

Out of those ties, 4 still haven't been worn (the first 3 challis and the first madder) cause they are new :)

 

The challis, knit and madders are worn with any sort of sport coat, from navy blazers to tweeds; I think they are quite versatile. Some could maybe work with a suit, but I just don't wear suits anymore. The twills are worn mostly with blazers, for a city look. They don't really work with more rustic coats.

 

In terms of pattern, most of my non-blazer sport coats have large enough checks, so wearing them with a solid shirt and one of those ties doesn't end up with a busy look IMO. I should, however, have thought ahead and get a couple solids too, because my new jacket (pictured with the ties) has a small scale pattern that is unlikely to work with anything but solids.

post #10858 of 12577
i too like medallion ties. not too large tho. that is all.
post #10859 of 12577
I chickened out and decided a medallion tie may not be best for a wedding. Chose a navy wool birdseye instead.
post #10860 of 12577
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Originally Posted by Cantabrigian View Post

I don't subscribe to the foo.gif-theory that any missed opportunity to wear something more interesting is a fail but I think you need a little more interest here.

That has never been my theory.
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