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Originally Posted by JPHardy View Post

Grass is always greener. I'm tall, and after discovering SF and Hober, Capelli, Marinella, I sold everyone of my ties (too short) and started replacing with proper length ones. Every season I see Ed's ties and can't get them. Also, I can't find a source for bespoke knit ties.

I can only second that comment (pushing 6'6" myself) . Even though I can tie most ties to the correct length, the back blade sometimes becomes substantially shorter than the front blade. Not much of a problem (compared to the reverse) - the more serious problem is that you often are forced to tie the knot too far up on the tie to achieve the correct length of the front blade. This means that the knot will be placed where the tie is not very wide and the result is that it s very hard to tie a beautiful know and the knot often becomes rather small. I didn't realize this early on and only recently have I started to pay attention to this when buying ties - getting ties that are longer length and/or at least wide enough at the spot where I have to tie them. So ties are definitely "one size fits all".
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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

Says the guy whose only RTW tie length concern could be the lack thereof
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Originally Posted by Pingson View Post

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Originally Posted by JPHardy View Post

Grass is always greener. I'm tall, and after discovering SF and Hober, Capelli, Marinella, I sold everyone of my ties (too short) and started replacing with proper length ones. Every season I see Ed's ties and can't get them. Also, I can't find a source for bespoke knit ties.

I can only second that comment (pushing 6'6" myself) . Even though I can tie most ties to the correct length, the back blade sometimes becomes substantially shorter than the front blade. Not much of a problem (compared to the reverse) - the more serious problem is that you often are forced to tie the knot too far up on the tie to achieve the correct length of the front blade. This means that the knot will be placed where the tie is not very wide and the result is that it s very hard to tie a beautiful know and the knot often becomes rather small. I didn't realize this early on and only recently have I started to pay attention to this when buying ties - getting ties that are longer length and/or at least wide enough at the spot where I have to tie them. So ties are definitely "one size fits all".

 

 

that is so true. I am not even into the "back blade same length as front blade sprezzatura" thing, but I simply need custom length ties to get a decent knot.

 

it's a shame that the standard is 57". My custom orders go out with 62" in length and 8cm in width at the bottom and 6cm in width at 20" from the tip just to get a decent FIH knot. If I ever were to tie a proper Windsor I probably would have to go another 2 inch up...


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Originally Posted by CaymanS View Post


Wow, this just looks all kinds of ridiculous. I can only hope it is done ironically..
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It's a playful dandy thing. I suppose you could call it 'ironic'. It's not suppose to look 'good' or 'tasteful', it's supposed to be a bit of fun, like wordplay in a Postmodern novel by someone like Nabokov. Obviously it's not 'in good taste' within the context of this thread.
Edited by Loathing - 2/18/13 at 6:01am
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clap - most excellent photoshop!!!
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Lol, nice work clap.
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Since we're talking about which cloths make a in good taste jacket, I'm about to commission a new pair of trousers made of corduroy (not of great quality), but I'm not sure about the pleats (double reverse), which is an usual detail for my trousers.
May I ask for your advice?

Thank you for your time,
Victor.
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I don't see anything wrong with having pleats on any tailored trousers. It's only clearly wrong when you move down to jeans and pants cut like jeans.
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My question was more towards the singularities of corduroy compromising the pleats. Any comments? 

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Just get one pleat and call it a day.
 

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same old...



post #6494 of 12286
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Originally Posted by Victor Elfo View Post

My question was more towards the singularities of corduroy compromising the pleats. Any comments? 

It's a little bit more "old man" maybe than pleats on dressier pants, but there's no problem with it.
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Originally Posted by sprout2 View Post

Just get one pleat and call it a day.

My tailor advised the same and, probably, that will be my choice.
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Originally Posted by unbelragazzo View Post

It's a little bit more "old man" maybe than pleats on dressier pants, but there's no problem with it.

On a seccond sight, I wasn't clear enough. My question as towards a objective connection between corduroy and pleats and if there's a problem, but thanks for your subjective view.
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