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post #6436 of 12286
Isn't good tie etiquette to tuck the longer back blade into trousers band?

I've given up trying to re-size them, length-wise.
Edited by bboysdontcryy - 2/16/13 at 11:50am
post #6437 of 12286
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Originally Posted by poorsod View Post

I think tie length and FIH knot is the bane of RTW ties. Often one end ends up too long and some mornings I'm not in the mood to redo the knot.

Tying more than once really eats into your 60-second clock. You risk being forced to leave the house barefoot.
post #6438 of 12286
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Originally Posted by bboysdontcryy View Post

Isn't not good tie etiquette to tuck the longer back blade into trousers band?

I've given up trying to re-size them, length-wise.

Completely accepted etiquette. The problem is keeping it tucked.
post #6439 of 12286
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Originally Posted by johnvw View Post

Minor deductions on overall appearance b/c of tie--knot could be better, and it looks as though narrow end extends below wide end.




Major tying mishaps pictured here! Seriously unacceptable results if the intention is appearing in public (and especially being posted on SF) without being commented on unfavorably. All three examples are of what NOT to do tie-tyingwise. And the safety pin through the wide blade of the tie in the middle pic: facepalm.gif

BTW, CaymanS, I like your avatar!
post #6440 of 12286
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Are any of these "in good taste"?

 

1) That's a pretty loud tie with an otherwise very formal setup (white shirt, DB, etc).  Also, are lapel baubles/trinkets/trifles in good taste?

 

2) I think TTO looks great here, but as per the strictures everyone's been laying out - not a lot of contrast between tie and suit, too much ps showing, and again with the lapel decorations.

 

3) Way too obvious matching of tie and ps.

post #6441 of 12286

I'm rather short, and admittedly wear my pants rather high, higher than anyone my age would tongue.gif...  for chunky ties that require a FIH to look good, I'm forced to tuck the thin blade into my trousers. If not, a double FIH with the wide blade through both loops will suffice.

 

Keeping it tucked in is a bit easier if pants are worn a bit loose with braces, just like tucking in your shirt is easier that way.

post #6442 of 12286
2 is ethandesu. Not TTO.
post #6443 of 12286
Lapel decorations aren't in bad taste per se.
The orange tie is in good taste, in my opinion.
Contrast between tie and suit are not necessary if the pattern is different.
You're right about the bottom photo, I suppose.
post #6444 of 12286
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Originally Posted by roquesoon View Post

 

2) I think TTO looks great here, but as per the strictures everyone's been laying out - not a lot of contrast between tie and suit, too much ps showing, and again with the lapel decorations.

 

 

Yeah, TTO looks a lot like Ethandesu in that pic tongue.gif

 

edit: rags beat me to it.

post #6445 of 12286
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Originally Posted by unbelragazzo View Post

Tying more than once really eats into your 60-second clock. You risk being forced to leave the house barefoot.

Given that I am chronically running late in the AM, a whole 60 secs is a luxury.
post #6446 of 12286

My mistake!

 

Also, I was asking seriously if lapel decorations were in good taste.  No snark intended there.

post #6447 of 12286
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Originally Posted by Manton View Post

back blade barely peeking below the front is OK sometimes but an inch or more is always facepalm.gif

post #6448 of 12286
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Originally Posted by Loathing View Post

Lapel decorations aren't in bad taste per se.
The orange tie is in good taste, in my opinion.
Contrast between tie and suit are not necessary if the pattern is different.
You're right about the bottom photo, I suppose.

Rules don't apply to Armoury guys per se, you mean.
post #6449 of 12286
^^

That would be awesome if the back blade was tucked into the waistband and then taken out through the fly.
post #6450 of 12286
Lapel decorations are pretty dandyish, of course, but they are not categorically in bad taste.

There are often circumstances where they are appropriate or even necessary (for example, poppy day in England).

If you have enough personality and the rest of your outfit is flawless then even a purely decorative trinket can be tasteful. See photos of Prince Charles. Naturally, they can only be pulled off by advanced players. If you're feeling doubtful, don't wear one.
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