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post #12526 of 12662
I was under the impression a 2.5 - 2.75 in square tipped knit was practically ideal. Are 3.25 - 3.5 in knits now coming in to vogue?
post #12527 of 12662
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Originally Posted by zeero3 View Post

I was under the impression a 2.5 - 2.75 in square tipped knit was practically ideal. Are 3.25 - 3.5 in knits now coming in to vogue?

I haven't seen them. I like my knits in the ~2.75" range because my normal ties are ~3.25"
post #12528 of 12662

I feel good about these fits and welcome feedback about how to make them even better. I'll try five more next week.

 

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post #12529 of 12662
All winners. To nitpick just 1 of them, I can't see the pocket square in pic #3. All of the fits looks great.
post #12530 of 12662
As MGD83 said, lots of win here. So for some nitpicking:
1. Is the PS lilac? Don't like that colour very much here. And I feel a different fold would work better, this quasi TV fold looks a bit off to me.
3. Same PS as 1?
5. Bit too busy, IMO. Either a less busy tie with that shirt, or a plain shirt with that tie.
post #12531 of 12662
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Originally Posted by kulata View Post

Closet thing I have to a knit tie is a Navy grenadine fina. I haven't found a knit that isn't skinny i.e. > 3 inches.

same issue here. i understand that knits are supposed to be narrower, but its still a no go for me.
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Originally Posted by EliodA View Post

this quasi TV fold looks a bit off to me.

this. otherwise, mostly really nice stuff.
post #12532 of 12662
I have a wider knit, and the issue with it turns out to be the knot. Since it doesn't taper like a sewn tie, the knot can be pretty hefty. I'm sure it's something that could be accounted for in the design, but as it is, you end up with a great width and a so-so knot.
post #12533 of 12662
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Originally Posted by EliodA View Post
5. Bit too busy, IMO. Either a less busy tie with that shirt, or a plain shirt with that tie.

What about that shirt and tie with a white linen square?

 

Which, admittedly, makes it almost exactly what Mr. P posted quite recently, but hey.

post #12534 of 12662
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Originally Posted by Mr. Six View Post

I feel good about these fits and welcome feedback about how to make them even better. I'll try five more next week.

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5. 

They're all good, but I have a few nitpicks.

#1 I don't like the square's fold.
#2 I'm not 100% on the tie and square color with the grey suit because I don't get any earth tone from it.
#3 Same as #1
#5 a solid blue shirt would probably be best.
post #12535 of 12662
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Originally Posted by EliodA View Post

As MGD83 said, lots of win here. So for some nitpicking:
1. Is the PS lilac? Don't like that colour very much here. And I feel a different fold would work better, this quasi TV fold looks a bit off to me.
3. Same PS as 1?
5. Bit too busy, IMO. Either a less busy tie with that shirt, or a plain shirt with that tie.

I agree with this. For #5, I feel like this should all work, and it isn't bad, I just can't put my finger on why this doesn't work like I think it should.
post #12536 of 12662
Not crazy about the tie in #5, although I do love the other 4. Big prints like that are really hard to wear, and they always look a little dated to my eyes anyways. But it looks like Six has some great suits in his wardrobe and a good eye for colour. Just need some work on the pocket square folds and a bit of fine tuning in finding the right colour combinations with your ties.
post #12537 of 12662
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Originally Posted by YRR92 View Post
 

What about that shirt and tie with a white linen square?

 

Which, admittedly, makes it almost exactly what Mr. P posted quite recently, but hey.

 

 

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Originally Posted by zeero3 View Post


I agree with this. For #5, I feel like this should all work, and it isn't bad, I just can't put my finger on why this doesn't work like I think it should.

 

 

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Originally Posted by MGD83 View Post

Not crazy about the tie in #5, although I do love the other 4. Big prints like that are really hard to wear, and they always look a little dated to my eyes anyways. But it looks like Six has some great suits in his wardrobe and a good eye for colour. Just need some work on the pocket square folds and a bit of fine tuning in finding the right colour combinations with your ties.

 

Compared to Mr.P's recent fit, which does work, Mr. Six's shirt has stripes with too much contrast, while the contrast with the tie is not strong enough, IMHO.

(Sounds a bit like a quote from Reservoir Dogs, this Mr. P and Mr. 6 :D)

post #12538 of 12662

I appreciate the feedback, everyone.

 

It's interesting and instructive that a grey pocket square elicited the most criticism, but as a result of the comments, I'll think about how I use it in the future. Since some of you wondered, it's the same square in 1 and 3. It's two shades of grey with a maroon hexagon in the middle. The fold is something I saw one of the Italian maestros do (can't remember which). It involves wrapping the square around itself and is kind of like a sideways monkey paw but allows both shades of grey and the maroon to show. What's interesting is that I actually intended it to be as unobtrusive and low contrast as possible with just a bit of color showing and complementing other colors in each fit. Instead it caught a lot of attention, so I will rethink how I use it.

 

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Originally Posted by brokencycle View Post

#2 I'm not 100% on the tie and square color with the grey suit because I don't get any earth tone from it.

 

That one has me stumped a bit. To me, green, grey, and tan/beige are pretty universally complementary. If you care to, I'd be interested in hearing more about what you mean.

 

Regarding #5, I think I'm just going to have to disagree, although the critiques are useful, and I will think about them. There is a fair amount going on, but to my eye it's all coherent, although perhaps at the edge of the range of contrast for this thread. I got interested in trying to incorporate some larger scale neats from a couple of foo's fits from early in the thread. His are definitely lower contrast, but other than that, I think that mine compares favorably. SF seems mostly to have an aversion to large scale neats, so there aren't a lot of examples about how to use it. I think it's visually interesting, so I'm committed to solving this puzzle. And just my preference, but I wouldn't use a plain linen square with that tie. I think the tie and square would be at odds. I might use either a cream silk or cream cashmere square, thought. In fact, next time I reach for that tie, I'll give one of those a try (although I really like it with that green square).

 

A couple of foo samples:

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Originally Posted by mafoofan View Post

#2
foosample02.jpg

#4
foosample04.jpg
 

 

Another use of the same tie. I might like this fit better, but decided to use the other one. My guess is that others also might prefer it because of the lower contrast.

 


Edited by Mr. Six - 7/6/14 at 7:12pm
post #12539 of 12662
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Originally Posted by EliodA View Post
 

 

 

 

 

 

Compared to Mr.P's recent fit, which does work, Mr. Six's shirt has stripes with too much contrast, while the contrast with the tie is not strong enough, IMHO.

(Sounds a bit like a quote from Reservoir Dogs, this Mr. P and Mr. 6 :D)


That makes perfect sense. Thank you.

 

By the way, I think some of your recent posts have convinced me to buy a gingham dress shirt -- though mine probably won't be from Kiton. :embar:

post #12540 of 12662
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Originally Posted by Mr. Six View Post
 

I feel good about these fits and welcome feedback about how to make them even better. I'll try five more next week.

 

1.

 

 

Are 1 and 3 the same square? I think a white linen square would work better, as well as a rework of the fold.

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