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post #16 of 72
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Originally Posted by Thomas View Post

brown ties are for:

1) spring planting of the crops
2) autumn harvest.

 

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post #17 of 72
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Originally Posted by Gerry Nelson View Post

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Originally Posted by Thomas View Post

brown ties are for:


1) spring planting of the crops

2) autumn harvest.

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post #18 of 72
When you're an alumnus of New College, Oxford. Apart from that, love'em, although I will wear them mostly in autumn and winter.
post #19 of 72
So given the opinions, and basically unanimous appeal have I/we changed your mind now? (it was on my affiliate thread that this discussion first started for the others that have posted)
post #20 of 72
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post #21 of 72
Thread Starter 
Nope smile.gif They're less versatile than blue, gray, and red, as well as many multi-stripes. Also, brown ties still seem uncommon as actually worn by people (which albeit could be misleading due to the relatively private nature of offices). Maybe that is slowly changing. There's also an issue which nobody mentioned - the effect and appeal of color, such that some people might not look good in brown (depending on the shade) or prefer louder (overly loud?) colors.
post #22 of 72

In a suit context, they're less versatile than gray. In an odd jacket/trouser context, I'd argue they're more versatile than gray.

post #23 of 72
Thread Starter 
Maybe. For daytime, non-wedding wear, brown certainly can look as good as gray.
post #24 of 72
This thread makes me want a knit brown tie
post #25 of 72
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Originally Posted by Claghorn View Post

In a suit context, they're less versatile than gray. In an odd jacket/trouser context, I'd argue they're more versatile than gray.

 

I'm inclined to agree with this (well, the second half) from experience almost exclusively wearing odd jackets/trousers. Especially with a blue jacket I find myself reaching for a brown tie over every other most of the time.

post #26 of 72
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Originally Posted by mensimageconsultant View Post

Nope smile.gif They're less versatile than blue, gray, and red, as well as many multi-stripes. Also, brown ties still seem uncommon as actually worn by people (which albeit could be misleading due to the relatively private nature of offices). Maybe that is slowly changing. There's also an issue which nobody mentioned - the effect and appeal of color, such that some people might not look good in brown (depending on the shade) or prefer louder (overly loud?) colors.

 

Somehow I didn't think you be convinced smile.gif  Out of interest, though, would anything have convinced you otherwise?

Similarly, based on the utility I get out of brown ties (i.e. how many of my own suits and sports coats I can wear them with - pretty), I remain convinced wink.gif

post #27 of 72

I found this interesting: http://mostexerent.tumblr.com/post/1642503258/great-example-of-what-to-start-with-i-have

 

I think he's got a good handle on dressing well ...

post #28 of 72
Brown neats are great with suits.
Brown linen is great in the summer.
Brown wool is great in the winter.
Chocolate brown grenadines are great with casual suits.
Chocolate brown knits are great with odd jackets.

Brown is actually quite closely related to the red/orange spectrum, so it's useable in any number of equivalent ways to red/orange. Which makes it just about as useable as they come.
post #29 of 72
I don't understand. Was there ever some rule that brown ties aren't okay? I like them a lot with blue and grey suits.
post #30 of 72
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Originally Posted by mafoofan View Post

I don't understand. Was there ever some rule that brown ties aren't okay?

If there was, I didn't get the memo. Then again, no one ever sends me memos.

 

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