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post #7096 of 13589

Oh, then I misunderstood you. Sorry about that.

 

However, I do consider you an authority. tounge.gif

post #7097 of 13589
Thread Starter 
Diaz, your outfit looks like what a man with class might wear in Spain, Italy or southern France. Since, presumably, that is what you are, it works, and I wouldn't sweat it.
post #7098 of 13589
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mostly I don't share ed's concern for lemming-like group-think because I think so many of you would look better if you wore what we told you to wear. However, when people contemplate not wearing perfectly fine combos just because I, personally, don't, then I start to wonder if it's all gone too far.

i think that the best way to avoid that, is to take ones time and try process why it is they are doing what they are doing. acting without thinking is rarely good form and rarely leads to any success imo.
post #7099 of 13589

Thanks Manton. I for one really appreciate the advice you and others have been giving throughout.

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I pretty much never wear print ties with odd jackets. For me, those always take knits, repps, or (seasonally) wool or linen.

I get a little confused with the term "repp." Are you referring to a tie whose fabric is ribbed, or are you including the diagonal stripes in the definition?

post #7101 of 13589
Thread Starter 
mostly the stripes. If I am going to wear a solid tie with a jacket, 90% of the time it will be knit and the other times it will be wool or linen.
post #7102 of 13589
That printed tie and how it's paired looks quite okay tbh -- if you want something less suity, but with a similar look, check out the wool challis ties from Hober.



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post #7103 of 13589
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Originally Posted by Manton View Post

mostly the stripes. If I am going to wear a solid tie with a jacket, 90% of the time it will be knit and the other times it will be wool or linen.
since Grenadines are woven, are they considered in good taste when paired with jackets? Sorry, I get confuse with knits vs. woven....Thanks
post #7104 of 13589
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I say no, but others disagree.
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I'm not saying it's a rule that one must follow but removing printed ties from the options on a odd jacket day made the process and end result better for myself.
post #7106 of 13589
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That printed tie and how it's paired looks quite okay tbh -- if you want something less suity, but with a similar look, check out the wool challis ties from Hober.



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Then there are those who say you shouldn't wear wool ties in spring and summer. Cotton and linen ties in patterns above are tough to come by, at least in the places I've looked.

post #7107 of 13589
Thread Starter 
I've seen very few linen prints that I like (I own only one that I can think of). Mostly I like solid linen or else wovens in which the pattern is part of the base weave, i.e., not jacqards with raised patterns. Again, I have one of the latter that is nice but only one.

Cotton prints are more common but mostly suck.

Also be on the lookout for blends, silk+linen or +cotton also gives a summery sheen.
post #7108 of 13589
I was considering one of those Hober challis ties (the red with big round medallion neats) but they ran out of the cloth frown.gif
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I was considering one of those Hober challis ties (the red with big round medallion neats) but they ran out of the cloth frown.gif

frown.gif indeed
post #7110 of 13589
Thread Starter 
Irish poplin is another very nice summer tie. As is raw silk (shantung).
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