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post #14026 of 14038

There's nothing intrinsically wrong with combining silk and wool. It's more about the heavy texture of that tweed jacket vs. the smoothness of the tie. I would reserve a tie like that for CBD wear, and reach for a knit or grossa grenadine, or maybe a raw silk to go with this jacket.

 

Of course, there are those who would object that slubby ties are never in good taste...

post #14027 of 14038
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Originally Posted by Coxsackie View Post
 

There's nothing intrinsically wrong with combining silk and wool. It's more about the heavy texture of that tweed jacket vs. the smoothness of the tie. I would reserve a tie like that for CBD wear, and reach for a knit or grossa grenadine, or maybe a raw silk to go with this jacket.

 

Of course, there are those who would object that slubby ties are never in good taste...

No, I just couldn't believe you were describing a silk and wool tie as too smooth for tweed.

 

It has a totally dry hand. Not rough, but not slick either.

 

It would be about as CBD as suede shoes.

 

EDIT: And throwing seasonality out the window and wearing raw silk with tweed?

post #14028 of 14038

I'm confused now. I was commenting on a fit posted by @MoneyWellSpent . But @YRR92 , you're making it sound like it's you in the photo.

 

The tie in the fit posted by MoneyWellSpent appears to be a smooth, silk-only repp tie, whereas the jacket is a very rustic herringbone tweed. I can only comment on what I see.

post #14029 of 14038
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Originally Posted by Coxsackie View Post
 

I'm confused now. I was commenting on a fit posted by @MoneyWellSpent . But @YRR92 , you're making it sound like it's you in the photo.

 

The tie in the fit posted by MoneyWellSpent appears to be a smooth, silk-only repp tie, whereas the jacket is a very rustic herringbone tweed. I can only comment on what I see.

No, we're looking at the same photo, of MWS, who specifies in the caption it's a wool silk. Hard to tell in that flat lighting.


I actually have a very similar tie:

Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

 

 

... and so I'm assuming his resembles mine, which is a dry hand. Hard to tell in the flat lighting of his pic (or, admittedly, mine).

 

But if you're poppin' off with "no silk repp ties with tweed," then we are somehow not sharing a major reference point (since the whole Ivy thing I do makes repp ties with tweed central).

post #14030 of 14038
Ok I get it now. For some reason I didn't take in the caption. Seems my texture-based comment is based on faulty info. Would be nice to see a close-up.
post #14031 of 14038
I was mostly surprised by the idea of it being too "shiny." I think I would struggle to get it to shine even with a direct flash. Tweeds don't require an equally heavy textured tie. Sometimes a tie of equally heavy texture can look one dimensional, which in fact, is why I chose this tie today. I was wearing grey flannels, and had considered a solid gray cashmere tie, but decided that I didn't want to look fuzzy all over.

Regimental stripes in a non-pure silk weave should be right at home with a country jacket like this.

As YRR92 said, it's a very dry handed tie, and while it doesn't have any slub, like a shantung or matka tie would, it does have a coarser looking thread upon close inspection.
post #14032 of 14038
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Originally Posted by Coxsackie View Post

There's nothing intrinsically wrong with combining silk and wool. It's more about the heavy texture of that tweed jacket vs. the smoothness of the tie. I would reserve a tie like that for CBD wear, and reach for a knit or grossa grenadine, or maybe a raw silk to go with this jacket.

Of course, there are those who would object that slubby ties are never in good taste...

Something more like this would be your taste then?
post #14033 of 14038
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Originally Posted by Coxsackie View Post

Ok I get it now. For some reason I didn't take in the caption. Seems my texture-based comment is based on faulty info. Would be nice to see a close-up.

Here you go. This is under a very bright light. Some very subtle variation in the threads can be seen.

This picture makes it look more red than it really is. The original outdoors photo is true color.
post #14034 of 14038
Ok thanks for the close-up. That tie is a lot less shiny than I thought. I withdraw my previous observation.

In any case it's not so much about "my" taste, more an exercise in applying the accepted rules of so-called good taste. FWIW I find the copper tie draws too much attention to itself in what is otherwise a subdued colour palette. Maybe adding a square with complementary colour accents would help balance the copper.
post #14035 of 14038

Jacket is nice. Shirt is ugly and  (the silk/wool) tie is meh!

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post #14037 of 14038

It doesn't get any more good tasting than that!

post #14038 of 14038
That's fantastic.
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