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post #16 of 23
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Originally Posted by manchambo View Post

I have two main problems with something like this tie. The first is that the design is blatantly and completely intended to announce itself as Burberry. I think that nice dress clothes should announce themselves by actually being nice, rather than by invoking a symbol that people who don't know much about clothes associate with niceness. Charvet, Kiton, etc do not write "this is Charvet" on a tie. You can tell its nice because it is nice.

Second, if you do think for some reason that your tie should announce its brand, you aren't showing yourself to know much of anything about clothes with this tie. If you wore a tie with sequins spelling out "Kiton" at least you would be demonstrating some level of knowledge and good sense about clothes. Buying a tie made by a coat company that recently realized it can make a bunch of money by plastering its trademark on various products does not evince knowledge or good sense.

 

Ha, a certain red coral lapel pin comes to mind... biggrin.gif

post #17 of 23
Exactly. I don't own any isaia, but I think that red coral pin is a rather nice design and tiny splash of colour. I'd wear one if I had one. I think those tan Burberry ties are nice looking, and I'd wear one because I like it and couldn't care less about what others might read into it.
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Originally Posted by RedDevil10 View Post

Ha, a certain red coral lapel pin comes to mind... biggrin.gif
post #18 of 23
You wouldn't wear a tie with the words "ARMANI" emblazoned all over it, would you? The same reasoning applies to this tie.

Even in the absence of the above brand connotation, it's not a particularly pleasing design for a tie in any event.

In short, you really shouldn't wear it if you want to put together an outfit which is stylish or attractive in any way.
post #19 of 23

The blatantness of the branding notwithstanding, I suspect the OP could do well by matching it with earth tones in a casual setting. Ecru or even light blue shirts would be fine, and perhaps a cardigan in a medium brown and suitable trousers to go with them.

 

Or does that not work? Thoughts?

post #20 of 23
It's a decent tie aside from the branding...but the branding is there. Minimize its presence and it will look better. I'd wear it with a cardigan or better, a v-neck sweater. Light blue or pink shirt, gray sweater. That might be the most tasteful way to wear such a brandfully loud tie.

You can also put it on eBay for some chav to buy.
post #21 of 23
I think you guys are barking up the wrong tree. While trying to make the most of what you've got is commendable, with some items, it's just pointless -- and possibly expensive -- to try to work them into your rotation. Don't throw good money after bad and all that.

As for Isaia's lapel pin. I consider that one only marginally more tasteful, and wouldn't wear it for all the tea in China.
post #22 of 23
If you received it as a gift, sell it on eBay with the original packaging and buy another tie.
post #23 of 23
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Originally Posted by cheereos View Post

I received it as a gift and I thought of using it. I really didn't know it's actually an atrocious tie lol.

Would anyone care to explain why? I'm pretty new to this. Just starting out in this whole thing.


It's ostentatious.

 

I'd say a white shirt is best, with a very light blue being second best.

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