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Poll Results: The Bold Tie Challenge: Who did it best?

Poll expired: Jun 24, 2013 This is a multiple choice poll
  • 4% (4)
    Claghorn
  • 15% (13)
    Oldtog/Oldtrix
  • 6% (5)
    atia2
  • 24% (20)
    southernstyle
  • 3% (3)
    FlyingMonkey
  • 1% (1)
    upr_crust
  • 4% (4)
    RogerP
  • 2% (2)
    cptjeff
  • 10% (9)
    Holdfast
  • 14% (12)
    RDiaz
  • 14% (12)
    bourbonbasted
  • 15% (13)
    SeaJen
  • 8% (7)
    CousinDonuts
  • 19% (16)
    in stitches
  • 2% (2)
    Snoogz
  • 9% (8)
    Winot
  • 1% (1)
    eazye
  • 2% (2)
    ShaprlyTailored
  • 39% (32)
    Sugarbutch
  • 4% (4)
    Clapeyron
  • 37% (31)
    SpooPoker
  • 19% (16)
    Orgetorix
  • 3% (3)
    rms340
  • 6% (5)
    AnAcuteStyle
  • 1% (1)
    Caustic Man
  • 6% (5)
    YRR92
  • 8% (7)
    Thin White Duke
  • 6% (5)
    jcmeyer
  • 4% (4)
    Butler
82 Total Votes  
post #61 of 238

First outing for this beauty last week:

 

 

Edit: taken within last 7 days, hope that counts!

post #62 of 238
Getting ready to view tomorrow's fits:



post #63 of 238

Dinner reservations at Harvest tomorrow. I'm going to be brave and try my fit then. Hopefully not embarrassing my date too badly.

post #64 of 238
I jumped the gun today:


Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
post #65 of 238
another strong effort by ss. i predict many ties to be of that style. clags had the same thing going on.
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I was planning to wear my wedding tie, but instead I'll be in oral surgery tomorrow. I look forward (I think...) to seeing the entries.

frown.gif hope the surgery goes well.
post #66 of 238

Well, this should really have been entered last week. Or could have been. Sorry about the inevitably poor photos taken with a laptop camera which will no doubt ensure I get no votes.

 

For some background, some of you may know that a major typhoon hit the Kansai area of Japan over the last couple of days. That's where I have been, and that why this cotton/linen Isaia suit in a fine blue and white stripe is rather crumpled, and also why - although you can't see this - the soles of my new 'antique smoke' Rider boots got soaked (all carefully dried out now and no harm done - and it did really highlight the fact that the Norwegian welting on these babies works phenomenonally well).

 

Other deets: square is a cotton from a local company in Nippori in Japan where I am living which uses a traditional method of indigo dyeing but with modern designs (this one has bicycles on it); plain white Irish linen BD; and the tie, which should be the point: a very preppy number in primary colours from PRL - not at all my usual style, but it's summer and I think it works as the only brightly coloured element of the ensemble.

 

 

 


Edited by FlyingMonkey - 6/21/13 at 4:55am
post #67 of 238
Sorry about the dental surgery, SB - hope that all fares well in the end.

My entry for the Friday Challenge:



post #68 of 238

Happy Friday gents.

 

 

 

 

 

Edit: close-up of tie.


Edited by RogerP - 6/21/13 at 2:49pm
post #69 of 238
Y'all gon' learn today.
post #70 of 238
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Happy Friday gents.






Dapper, well-tailored and dignified...but you call that a BOLD tie? Start preparing your concession speech sir! You too Crusty...that tie wouldn't have pinged my radar for an everyday fit!
post #71 of 238
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Originally Posted by MrDaniels View Post


Dapper, well-tailored and dignified...but you call that a BOLD tie? Start preparing your concession speech sir! You too Crusty...that tie wouldn't have pinged my radar for an everyday fit!

 

I think Roger qualifies, but I have to agree on Crusty. Very tasteful and definitely not bold.

post #72 of 238
Another pink paisley, but a somewhat different take on the rest of the outfit. I had to decide between this and a lime green one, but the pattern on the lime one is much more tame (small blue flowers), and I wore it last week. Besides, this tie is the only one I have that's drawn a compliment from a Senator.



Closeup of the tie:


Edited by cptjeff - 6/21/13 at 5:08am
post #73 of 238
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Originally Posted by MrDaniels View Post

Dapper, well-tailored and dignified...but you call that a BOLD tie? Start preparing your concession speech sir! You too Crusty...that tie wouldn't have pinged my radar for an everyday fit!

Quote:
Originally Posted by FlyingMonkey View Post

I think Roger qualifies, but I have to agree on Crusty. Very tasteful and definitely not bold.

That's really quite ironic, as I believe that certain posters here had previously taken me over the coals for this particular tie, its relentless grid of cerise and yellow-gold, but perhaps the net effect of SF groupthink has so altered my tastes that I am unable to be totally bold.
post #74 of 238
Bold seems to be about color and pattern; could fabric/weave enter into the equation?

(I want to say no)
post #75 of 238

As this is a "bold" tie challenge, I thought I'd channel a little bit of the late 40s "bold look" for men. Dangerous territory to emulate these days, so this is a fairly toned-down interpretation but still has the looser cut, showy DB lapels, very strongly coloured & patterned tie and an overall, well, bold effect.

 

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Spoo, your post upthread has me on tenterhooks! FlyingMonkey: looks great, in a very American sort of way. It reminds me of a movie (might have been Air America?) where there's this CIA guy or Congressman or something arrives in some SE Asian country dressed kind of like that. Actually, you look better than that guy did, but that's the vibe I'm getting.

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