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Originally Posted by bboysdontcryy View Post

Is an embroidery as such in good taste? Huntsman is willing to do it for a slight up-charge. I don't foresee using a boutonniere.

That is beautiful, but weird. It doesn't look particularly good to me in situ, which would be perfectly fine if it were meaningful and appropriate to the setting (like if it were a family symbol, to be used at home, or a club symbol, to be worn at club dinners, etc.) But just as adornment, no, unless you live on the black-tie fun cocktail party circuit (as opposed to those of us who wear black tie mostly to weddings, charity events, awards dinners, etc.) or you have a few different black-tie rigs.

BTW, while I never leave the house with a boutonniere,at a wedding, I usually try to grab a flower from the floral arrangements at the service to wear during dinner. It started because my daughters liked to put flowers in my lapel once they learned that is what the buttonhole is for, but they have outgrown that, so now I just do it to embarrass my wife. I should probably be embarrassed myself, but am not.
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Originally Posted by Caustic Man View Post

Thanks stitch! That gives me a few ideas.

my pleasure, glad to help.
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Originally Posted by dopey View Post

That is beautiful, but weird. It doesn't look particularly good to me in situ, which would be perfectly fine if it were meaningful and appropriate to the setting (like if it were a family symbol, to be used at home, or a club symbol, to be worn at club dinners, etc.) But just as adornment, no, unless you live on the black-tie fun cocktail party circuit (as opposed to those of us who wear black tie mostly to weddings, charity events, awards dinners, etc.).

Yes. I was admiring the beauty of the handwork, that was actually what caught my eye. But I am hesitant because it's a little ostentatious and showy for a black tie coat, given the circumstances (and I do attend more traditional black tie events as opposed to fun stuff) which is why I posed the question on here. Thanks. It's definitely on the back-burner, until I can have it embroidered on something else.
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Originally Posted by bboysdontcryy View Post

Interesting. Didn't know it was a military tradition to have such embroideries. Will definitely sit on this a bit -- I can see however, why it'd be a little ostentatious.
It absolutely looks like something you'd see on a military (or heraldic) uniform. Totally out of place on civilian clothes. Looks "dress up" in a wierd way.

That is to say nothing of the inherent quality of the work, which is well done.
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Yes. I was admiring the beauty of the handwork, that was actually what caught my eye. But I am hesitant because it's a little ostentatious and showy for a black tie coat, given the circumstances (and I do attend more traditional black tie events as opposed to fun stuff) which is why I posed the question on here. Thanks. It's definitely on the back-burner, until I can have it embroidered on something else.

I was thinking about suggesting it as a pin, but I can't figure out how that might work.
The real problem with it is that while beautiful, it is pointless but permanent. Pointless is fine as whimsy, but not very whimsical when mounted. Then it needs to have a point or meaning or context. At least that is how the aesthetics work in my mind.
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Originally Posted by Manton View Post

It absolutely looks like something you'd see on a military (or heraldic) uniform. Totally out of place on civilian clothes. Looks "dress up" in a wierd way.

That is to say nothing of the inherent quality of the work, which is well done.
Of course. Embroidery with gold wire is how military decorations are made, and why the craft still exists on Savile Row. That is probably done at Hand & Lock, which is a specialist in that sort of work.
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Originally Posted by dopey View Post

Of course. Embroidery with gold wire is how military decorations are made, and why the craft still exists on Savile Row. That is probably done at Hand & Lock, which is a specialist in that sort of work.
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Originally Posted by Manton View Post

It absolutely looks like something you'd see on a military (or heraldic) uniform. Totally out of place on civilian clothes. Looks "dress up" in a wierd way.

That is to say nothing of the inherent quality of the work, which is well done.

I actually spoke with the folks at Hand & Lock (that does most of such work). A few places like Poole do them in-house I believe -- seem to have seen them stitching away when I walked by, but I might be wrong. It's surprisingly cheap to have such motifs embroidered at Hand & Lock, but it depends on size. Huntsman isn't charging much more to get it done. Still, I shall shelf that idea for now. -- I shall content myself to appreciate the beautiful handwork from the computer.
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Originally Posted by whnay. View Post

nice Rubi suit (fox flannel) and dunhill watch
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Originally Posted by bboysdontcryy View Post

Dinner suit.

Simon Crompton had a paisley embroidered on a city suit:

http://www.permanentstyle.co.uk/2012/08/hawthorne-and-heaney-embroidery-project.html

I can't say I'm keen, and he didn't seem to be either.
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Wow, that's, like, ridiculously stupid. Just sayin.
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Originally Posted by DocHolliday View Post

Simon Crompton had a paisley embroidered on a city suit:

http://www.permanentstyle.co.uk/2012/08/hawthorne-and-heaney-embroidery-project.html

I can't say I'm keen, and he didn't seem to be either.

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Originally Posted by patrickBOOTH View Post

Wow, that's, like, ridiculously stupid. Just sayin.

I can't believe he did that to an A&S suit.
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Originally Posted by DocHolliday View Post

Simon Crompton had a paisley embroidered on a city suit:

http://www.permanentstyle.co.uk/2012/08/hawthorne-and-heaney-embroidery-project.html

I can't say I'm keen, and he didn't seem to be either.

Don't like that, and definitely not on a business suit (maybe on handkerchiefs). But, well, if the consideration he's offering in exchange for an A & S suit only involves writing a blog post + some ...
Edited by bboysdontcryy - 2/22/13 at 10:51am
post #6778 of 12663
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Originally Posted by whnay. View Post


Seems like a pronounced houndstooth calls for either a solid or stripes that aren't exactly the same scale.

But my time is not Big Time.
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Originally Posted by Caustic Man View Post

Well this requires asking then, can anyone give me a recommendation of where to find the kinds of ties you guys are talking about? I don't know what to ask for other than "non shiny silk ties" and that isn't helping me much.
I have the same problem. Grenadine is a good option, though your entire collection if ties can't be grenadine. I basically scour the store racks, and maybe find one or two that i like out of over 100.
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Originally Posted by Caustic Man View Post

Well this requires asking then, can anyone give me a recommendation of where to find the kinds of ties you guys are talking about? I don't know what to ask for other than "non shiny silk ties" and that isn't helping me much.

 

Look, amongst other places, here:


www.samhober.com

 

http://www.patriziocappelli.it/

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