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post #16 of 30
It's a basic tie wardrobe. Not billed as an impressive one.
post #17 of 30

Dude I would recommend looking at Paul Stuart, Robert Talbott, Ben Silver or Brooks Brothers for some good ideas. I'd go with something classic. Nice stripes, nice pattern. The Monochromatic tie look only looks good on Donald Trumpvuhoh.gif so just start with that. I actually think nice shoes are a better investment than nice ties, for what it's worth.

post #18 of 30
Do you really think Donald Trump's ties look good?
post #19 of 30
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Originally Posted by JermynStreet View Post

Dude I would recommend looking at Paul Stuart, Robert Talbott, Ben Silver or Brooks Brothers for some good ideas. I'd go with something classic. Nice stripes, nice pattern. The Monochromatic tie look only looks good on Donald Trumpvuhoh.gif
 so just start with that. I actually think nice shoes are a better investment than nice ties, for what it's worth.

None of these are bad places to get a tie. If the price is too much more than $80, however, then I think it is just silly not to get a Hober unless there are particular patterns that you like at these places. I disagree completely that solid ties do not look good on most people. Some of the best dressed men in history wore almost nothing but solid ties. Yes, the cheap looking satin tie is one thing, but solids with less shine to them, not to mention solid colored grenadines with a bit of texture all look great.

Shoes are important too (and in investment terms may be better), but we're not talking about buying 20 ties here. If he's getting 3-5, then we're talking the cost of one pair of Allen Edmonds or Aldens, nevermind nicer shoes. At some point you've got to upgrade everything, even if it does take awhile.
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Do you really think Donald Trump's ties look good?

I was thinking the same thing. Trump can afford to get away with looking like crap is the difference. The ties aren't as bad as the hair, so it could be worse.
post #20 of 30
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Originally Posted by becnal View Post

It's a basic tie wardrobe. Not billed as an impressive one.

 

But it's bad.  If you need six ties for all purposes, the pindot is essential, plus maybe one of the solids, but not the rest. No.  Not enough variety for different needs. Switch one to a solid knit tie (navy, brown, burgundy or maybe green), plus a dark solid or simple striped wool tie, and maybe some sort of brighter stripe or check tie.


Six ties, nothing outlandish, but more versatile

post #21 of 30
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But it's bad.  If you need six ties for all purposes, the pindot is essential, plus maybe one of the solids, but not the rest. No.  Not enough variety for different needs. Switch one to a solid knit tie (navy, brown, burgundy or maybe green), plus a dark solid or simple striped wool tie, and maybe some sort of brighter stripe or check tie.


Six ties, nothing outlandish, but more versatile

 

Agreed. Those ties are all so drab. And being either gray or blue, don't necessarily work with both gray and navy suits. I love burgundy or maroon ties, as they are conservative and go with both standard suit colors.

post #22 of 30
Drab can be a positive thing at times. When your look has pattern, drab can be perfect.
post #23 of 30
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Drab can be a positive thing at times. When your look has pattern, drab can be perfect.

I wouldn't object to the drab if there was some color in there. Burgundy solids or pindots can be a bit drab and conservative but would add some serious life to a tie wardrobe that consisted of navy, grey and black. A basic tie wardrobe should go beyond matching suit and tuxedo colors.
post #24 of 30
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Originally Posted by JermynStreet View Post

The Monochromatic tie look only looks good on Donald Trump

The use of the name "Donald Trump" and the phrase "look good" in the same sentence is worrying butbut.gif

I would not write off monochromatic or solid ties since texture also plays an important role. Firstly, a solid repp tie in e.g. burgundy, navy or brown is a good anchor for a tie collection. Secondly, the following two examples are solids, but due to their texture interesting looking and versatile ties from a great maker IMHO





OP - these examples from Drake's are probably out of your price range (even though things might look different if something goes on sale), but could be indications for what to look for.
post #25 of 30
That's your opinion. The OP has two ties at present. I suggested 4 from the site he mentioned and posted a general guideline. Nothing bad about it. The goal isn't for him to have only six ties. Having only six ties would be bad.
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But it's bad.
post #26 of 30

 I would not buy multiple ties in a single order from a new untried vendor.

 

 Sam Hober is a great recommendation.  They will even customize length and width.

post #27 of 30

Was definitely joking about Donald Trump. However, I'd say you should decide what look you want (edgy, preppy, professional, vintage, hipster) then decide on a brand. I think while you're starting to buy nice clothes though, you should definitely consider picking up a nice pair of shoes.

 

Jon

post #28 of 30
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Originally Posted by becnal View Post

That's your opinion. The OP has two ties at present. I suggested 4 from the site he mentioned and posted a general guideline. Nothing bad about it. The goal isn't for him to have only six ties. Having only six ties would be bad.

 

Perhaps I was unclear. This selection is bad:

http://frankfurtstyle.tumblr.com/image/42573142052

post #29 of 30
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Perhaps I was unclear. This selection is bad:
http://frankfurtstyle.tumblr.com/image/42573142052

+1 ... the two on the right are really bad.
post #30 of 30
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+1 ... the two on the right are really bad.

+1...the three on the left are actually not bad basic designs. The grey one is kind of blah but at least looks like it could work in a decent number of situations. The navy pindot and what looks like a black grenadine are definite staples.
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