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post #241 of 364
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Originally Posted by Ennius View Post

Thanks Gents.

Would either of the two best, lets call PPanthers and Archibalds, work with navy blue suit?  My sense is no.

I prefer my midnight and navy ties with grey suits generally, but a monochromatic look can work sometimes. It's probably a better look with a grey suit, but I could see a tie with a midnight base work with a navy suit. I think you might want to try seeing how the tie and suit look next to each other. If you go this route, please wear a white shirt; blue on blue on blue is really hard to pull off.
post #242 of 364
Thread Starter 

Thanks Archibald.

 

A related question - if you were going to add one rep tie to your basic tie collection, you probably want a flexible one.  Say one that works with solid navy, charcoal and gray suits.  Any thoughts on such a rep tie?

post #243 of 364
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Originally Posted by Ennius View Post

Thanks Archibald.

A related question - if you were going to add one rep tie to your basic tie collection, you probably want a flexible one.  Say one that works with solid navy, charcoal and gray suits.  Any thoughts on such a rep tie?

This is a bit more difficult and depends on your preferences. I really prefer ties that are primarily blue, white or black to wear with white shirts. The best base color for tie to be worn with a white shirt with either a navy or grey suit is light blue IMO. Black ties with stripes just seem wrong to me and I feel similarly about most grey ties. I'd probably want a white stripe here, though I can see an argument for a yellow / gold stripe. If you are wearing a blue shirt with the rep tie, then I think the most obvious base color is burgundy (or at least dark red). You can do a lot with this and a simple stripe won't create the same matching issues that a tie that is predominantly the color of your suit might.

I can see a dark green base working here too but not for your first rep tie. I also have a lilac tie with thin white and navy stripes that I like a lot, but it's not exactly what I think of when I think of a traditional rep tie.
post #244 of 364
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Originally Posted by Ennius View Post

Thanks Archibald.

A related question - if you were going to add one rep tie to your basic tie collection, you probably want a flexible one.  Say one that works with solid navy, charcoal and gray suits.  Any thoughts on such a rep tie?

Burgundy or navy base. Whatever secondary colors catch your fancy. Or just throw caution to the wind and pick one you like.
post #245 of 364

I'd imagine you want a powder blue tie like Kevin Spacey from House of Cards (for trust) and a red tie (for power) ?? Everything else is filler imo.

post #246 of 364
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Originally Posted by gummybear00 View Post
 

I'd imagine you want a powder blue tie like Kevin Spacey from House of Cards (for trust) and a red tie (for power) ?? Everything else is filler imo.


Where does one buy ties that can hypnotize people, overriding the thousand other subtle cues we give that allow people to determine if we're trustworthy or powerful?

post #247 of 364
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Originally Posted by gummybear00 View Post

I'd imagine you want a powder blue tie like Kevin Spacey from House of Cards (for trust) and a red tie (for power) ?? Everything else is filler imo.

Not sure whether this is serious or not since it's so obviously wrong. Burgundy or navy are also beyond obvious choices in this context and certainly are not "filler."
post #248 of 364
Thread Starter 

Thanks for the insight, Gents.

 

I put on my charcoal suit today and considered my new Hober tie - Midnight Blue with pindots - pic below.  Very nice tie but as my wife said, you are dressed for a funeral.

 

Alas, can I ask two questions:

 

(1)  What suit colors does this tie work with?  mid or light grey?  Navy glue should give the funeral look, too.  I like this tie but am not sure what to wear it with.  

 

(2)  What 'basic' ties goes well with the charcoal solid suit?  Burgundy, grey plaid, brown, darker silver, shepherds check or gingham (black/white, blue/white) like we discussed earlier..?  I suppose you want to counter the darkness of the suit with a bit of color?  Same basic rules with a navy suit?  I ask as my main suits are navy blue, charcoal and mid grey.

 

As always thanks

 

 

 

 

White On Midnight Blue Grenadine Fina Pin Dot Silk Tie #1

post #249 of 364
Thread Starter 

Gents, 

 

One more question regarding brown ties.  I want a grenadine Hober and am trying to figure a good shade.  Thoughts between these three shades?

(1)  Chocolate

(2)  Dark Chocolate

(3)  Bitter Chocolate

 

Sounds like we are ordering deserts!

 

 My instincts are the bitter chocolate is too dark, especially given my three solid suits - navy, charcoal and mid grey.  Number (1) looks best to me as it has a nice warm feel, but I also realize Hober ties tend to be lighter than their pictures.  I need to find this one in the Hober thread.  If so then perhaps (2) is a good shade?  

 

PPanther, among others, probably owns all three.  Any thoughts?

 

 

(1)  Grossa Chocolate

 

Chocolate Grenadine Silk Tie #4

 

 

 

(2)  Dark Chocolate Grossa Grenadine

 

Dark Chocolate Grenadine Silk Tie #5

 

 

 

(3)  Bitter Chocolate Fina Grenadine

 

 

Bitter Chocolate Grenadine Fina Silk Tie #6

post #250 of 364
1) I don't get the funeral comment re: the midnight pindot with a charcoal suit. I think it looks fine. I suppose I like the tie a bit better with a medium grey suit and probably wear it with my medium grey SB or medium grey flannel DB most often, but I don't think it looks bad with charcoal. Maybe try it with a light blue shirt when you wear a charcoal suit with it.

2) Your selections are good ones, though I prefer a lighter silver / grey with charcoal vs. a darker silver / grey. Don't underestimate a pink tie in this context as well with an appropriate light blue shirt. Also light blue ties work well with charcoal and a white shirt.

3) I own the dark chocolate grossa and like it quite a bit. I thought it would be more versatile than the bitter chocolate which I have a swatch of (but in grossa, not fina) and thought that the regular chocolate grossa was a bit light.
post #251 of 364
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Originally Posted by Ennius View Post

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(2)  What 'basic' ties goes well with the charcoal solid suit?

 

Just about anything will go with a charcoal suit.  That's largely what makes it so classic.

 

Cheers,

 

Ac

post #252 of 364
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Originally Posted by Ennius View Post

Gents, 

One more question regarding brown ties.  I want a grenadine Hober and am trying to figure a good shade.  Thoughts between these three shades?
(1)  Chocolate
(2)  Dark Chocolate
(3)  Bitter Chocolate

Sounds like we are ordering deserts!

 My instincts are the bitter chocolate is too dark, especially given my three solid suits - navy, charcoal and mid grey.  Number (1) looks best to me as it has a nice warm feel, but I also realize Hober ties tend to be lighter than their pictures.  I need to find this one in the Hober thread.  If so then perhaps (2) is a good shade?  

PPanther, among others, probably owns all three.  Any thoughts?

I have two of the three and posted pics of them in the Hober thread.
post #253 of 364
Thread Starter 

Thanks Archibald and PPanther.

 

I think the dark chocolate probably makes more sense than the chocolate, though I like it, too.

 

Light blue on charcoal or navy suits sounds very good, too.  Pink?  Any specific ties in mind?

post #254 of 364
I have and like the Hober pink diamond weave tie. I believe there's a pink oxford weave that's a bit more subtle, though I like that one less. Another option is the silver / pink grenadine Garza, but it's not a true pink tie.
post #255 of 364
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Originally Posted by Poncho1992 View Post

I'm in the same boat as OP looking to get the first 5 or so ties covered. Where should I be looking with a budget of £20-£25 per tie? Just starting my business wardrobe as a recent graduate and bulk of budget went on suits and shoes!
How about Land's End?
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