Originally Posted by CousinDonuts
Just because the 60yo secretary who shops at Dress Barn liked your non-expensive combo doesn't mean a turquoise tie is justified. You'll notice that the Drake's, Zegna's, Ford's, Marinelli's, etc of the world don't produce shiny turquoise ties.
Here is the thing...this forum is about style in the classic/timeless sense. It is not a fashion thread, which is why there is very little discussion of D&G, Prada, Gucci, etc. This place is custom Savile Row and Neapolitan tailoring
(some of it legit, some wannabe), benchmade footwear, and discussions on the uses of light and dark suede shoes. The OP's original topic is going to be viewed by a very small minority as being stylish, thus the responses you see about burning that tie. No reason for you to get overly defensive because you think it looks good. To each his own. But here, you are the 1%, and you just attacked the 99%. Gotta expect backlash.
Actually, an increasing number of people (including myself and many other members of SF and other fashion and style message boards) prefer Soft Roman Italian tailoring to Neapolitan Italian tailoring.
In the opinions of this increasing number of people (again, including myself and many other members of SF and other fashion and style message boards), Soft Roman Italian tailoring is simply more flattering than Neapolitan Italian tailoring (and all other Italian tailoring for that matter). That being said, Neapolitan Italian tailoring is also very flattering. Both of these types of Italian tailoring are soft enough to feel just as comfortable, natural looking and relaxed looking as pajamas and sweatsuits.
I am not a fan of the other three types of Italian tailoring (Florentine, Milanese and Structured Roman) because, unless they are on mannequins, I find them to be unflattering due to being firm enough to be just as uncomfortable, non-relaxed looking and unnatural looking as bulletproof vests.
Also, I actually like that turquoise solid tie (which is really teal as turquoise is a dark color with aqua being a medium color). That tie is clearly a light color (which teal, as we all know, is).