Originally Posted by mensimageconsultant
Intellectual curiosity is the reason, and it has been an interesting discussion. As you say, "a wide colour spectrum of tasteful ties" is a good idea (for men who wear ties often), and this company wouldn't rule out brown as part of that (some brown ties are quite attractive). Still it is curious that, actually, brown ties probably are less versatile than bold colors such as purple and pink, which sometimes are seen at weddings and evening events, and maybe they're equally uncommon in business environments
. It seems more than "No brown in town" is involved. Random thought: what if men who wear brown ties tend to be different in personality from other men?
Originally Posted by archibaldleach I do think that brown is a bit more of a clothing connoiseur's color for ties than either purple or pink, both of which appeal to a wider range of people
. I'm just commenting from personal experience on this, but I see a lot more pink or purple ties than brown ones. Perhaps the reason is that many people, once they venture outside the classic conservative colors (black, navy, grey, burgundy maybe a bit less so), they want something that is a bit more noticeable. Pink and purple fit into this category nicely and I always get possitive comments from people when I wear them. Brown just looks very elegant without being flashy. It's not for the most solemn occasions and it gets overlooked by many people in other situations. I don't think that brown is in fact less versatile (it looks great on a blue shirt and I think the right brown looks great with pink shirts as well) than purple or pink from a functional perspective, though it probably is less common.
Here's a thought or question that perhaps you guys might be interested in discussing, related to the bolded parts of your quotes -
Are you guys not confusing high street influence and to take it further still confusing poor taste with versatility?
To give an example, lets say pink ties are all over the shops this year and we see them quite commonly here in both business, weddings and things like the races in Australia, so they are popular. But because they are seen commonly, that doesn't necessarily mean they are versatile. With respect, most guys I see in pink ties are wearing them either because wife/GF bought them for them, they have no idea or they want to stand out as you point out. None of those reasons translates in to versatility IMO. Also IMO, pink is a poor choice for the majority of complexions especially when alcohol and the rosy cheeks that come from it are involved which rules out weddings, dinners and races (where they are most common), so to me it is less versatile than brown. Pink is just an example though let me be clear.