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post #10891 of 13329
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Originally Posted by RDiaz View Post
 

I'm not a fran of striped ties, though I've seen some that I like from time to time. Might try to look harder. 


Why not?

post #10892 of 13329

No idea, I just dislike most of them. Must be that I love prints too much, or that stripes remind me of my first cheap ties, who knows. I think I remember a pic of Manton wearing a repp stripe with a red background and thin yellow stripes, I liked that one.

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I do like those. Gotta plan a new order of solids and stripes... but no money for now :p

post #10895 of 13329
I'm kind of down on solid ties at the moment for whatever reason. I'm sure it will pass. But the only ones I've worn recently are my knits and the more variegated cashmeres and wools, which I'm not sure really count as solid anyway. I haven't worn a grenadine in quite a while.
post #10896 of 13329
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Originally Posted by unbelragazzo View Post

I haven't worn a grenadine in quite a while.

Same here, which is a shame given the rainbow-like assortment I have that are not being worn.
post #10897 of 13329

Yeah, I was thinking about cashmere, knits or otherwise more "interesting" solids (not grenadines, which I strongly dislike).

post #10898 of 13329
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Originally Posted by aportnoy View Post


Same here, which is a shame given the rainbow-like assortment I have that are not being worn.

 

Why not sell em? I bet they'd go pretty fast. I'd probably consider one.

post #10899 of 13329
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Originally Posted by unbelragazzo View Post

I'm kind of down on solid ties at the moment for whatever reason. I'm sure it will pass. But the only ones I've worn recently are my knits and the more variegated cashmeres and wools, which I'm not sure really count as solid anyway. I haven't worn a grenadine in quite a while.

These are the only solid ties I'm interested in right now. Would like a mogador solid or two, as well, because mogador is beautiful, but my only example of it is a difficult stripe.

post #10900 of 13329
Other solids I like: dark satin for evening. Tussah in summer.
post #10901 of 13329

Solid challis might be a good idea too. I really like the hand of wool challis, it has displaced madder as my favorite fall/winter tie.

post #10902 of 13329
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Originally Posted by RDiaz View Post
 

Solid challis might be a good idea too. I really like the hand of wool challis, it has displaced madder as my favorite fall/winter tie.


I have a solid wool which is kind of challis-like, and it's great.

 

If tussah is shantung, then I'd rather have a semi-solid (different colors in warp and weft, which I know I've seen) than a pure solid.

 

I own a wine red satin, but I'd rather not wear one in the evening  it. (though I don't really dress for the evening).


Edited by YRR92 - 11/4/13 at 8:21am
post #10903 of 13329
You mean you'd wear it during the day? uhoh.gif

Satins I only like if very dark...dark brown, midnight blue, black...and in the evening.

Tussah is kinda like shantung but not exactly: http://dieworkwear.com/post/50021621387/raw-silk-explained

Tussah is softer and looser than shantung. I like both.
post #10904 of 13329

Oops, sent that out half-done. Satin as daywear is a distinct no-go-zone. What I meant to say is that I don't really treat getting dressed to do something in the evening that differently to going out to do something during the day. I'm going out in the evening? Odds are a sportcoat with tie is the upper limit of formality -- so wearing a satin tie, white FC shirt, and black shoes would be a bit silly. Even if it's an occasion where a suit would be appropriate, I'm tempted to dress a tiny bit down -- there will be so many people in black suits, white shirts, and shiny ties that a repp or a print would be an elegant understatement.

 

A dark brown satin tie could be fun, if I could bring myself to do brown tie/black shoes (though black tie / brown shoes is a-okay).

post #10905 of 13329
APortnoy - that looks great. makes me sad that the similar paisley i have has a pull in it. frown.gif
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