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I'm dialing back on my obsession as the dog days come to an end and teaching lurks. The Eidos drops at NMWA however...

 

But a side note. I'm trying to think of pushing a little bit on tie patterns, beyond repps, solids, grenadines. I've avoided neats as I don't wear suits, but been looking at Drake's more "whimsical" things and puzzled by who would wear them and when they would look good. I'm less certain whether such things will work.

 

Case in point. Here's one that makes me think of popcorn but I wonder if it will work, large scale pattern on a navy background, light jacket.

 

 


Worn as follows:

Thoughts?

post #10487 of 37672
From a purely visual standpoint, I do not like the tie, but in that fit, it looks good.

I would guess its not a very versatile tie. But the truth is, my ties dont get worn more than once or twice a year anyways, so I am not sure how important versatility for a tie is, when worn so infrequently.
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Thread Starter 

I get that neats work best with suits. But I don't get the "neats don't work with odd jackets" line of thought. I think they look fine in that context, provided the jacket isn't too country. Even then, perhaps there are exceptions.

 

Regardless, I'd be plenty happy with a neat and a blue blazer.

post #10489 of 37672
Depends on the neat and the jacket. That is certainly a more whimsical neat, so I think it lends itself to an odd jacket well. On the other hand, when wearing a solid navy SC, a more "formal" neat will also work well imo.
post #10490 of 37672
The hand and texture of the panama silk on that tie is unreal. Really something else.
post #10491 of 37672

Set aside "neats only with suits". The question is whether you like that tie. I agree that outside of the fit, I wouldn't have picked it, but within the fit, it isn't bad, indeed, I kind of like it.

 

Greg, I know you do since you stock it!

post #10492 of 37672
I dig it, especially in that fit.
post #10493 of 37672
The pattern on that tie gives me a very post-war vibe.
post #10494 of 37672

Mkt: a bit enigmatic...care to elaborate?

post #10495 of 37672
I kinda like that pattern. I wouldn't wear it every day, but it's certainly not garish. I think that the groupthink here on StyFo has narrowed the range of acceptable patterns to a fairly conservative common denominator. For example, some of my brighter striped ties fall outside the spectrum of approval, but I still love them.
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I remember when the Noodles thread was so full of life (and posts) that it was such a great distraction for me from doing my work. Now every time I pull it up all I see is 1 unread post and that forces me to go back to work sooner than I wanted to.
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Originally Posted by TweedyProf View Post

I'm dialing back on my obsession as the dog days come to an end and teaching lurks. The Eidos drops at NMWA however...

But a side note. I'm trying to think of pushing a little bit on tie patterns, beyond repps, solids, grenadines. I've avoided neats as I don't wear suits, but been looking at Drake's more "whimsical" things and puzzled by who would wear them and when they would look good. I'm less certain whether such things will work.

Case in point. Here's one that makes me think of popcorn but I wonder if it will work...

Thoughts?

I quite like it but what do I know, I bought the Bigi Confetti. wink.gif

Looking at the pic, the tie would look more harmonious if it wasn't spread out like that, rather tail end in keeper.
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Originally Posted by rms340 View Post

I remember when the Noodles thread was so full of life (and posts) that it was such a great distraction for me from doing my work. Now every time I pull it up all I see is 1 unread post and that forces me to go back to work sooner than I wanted to.

 

It goes in phases, like all threads. This one has a bit of life given the core denizens (you know who you are)...

 

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Originally Posted by DeSense View Post


I quite like it but what do I know, I bought the Bigi Confetti. wink.gif

Looking at the pic, the tie would look more harmonious if it wasn't spread out like that, rather tail end in keeper.

 

That's the challenge: one has to imagine the fit from a pic of the tie. I've have several failures, alas, by this method. Seeing a pic of someone wearing it as in the Carson Street Photo is very helpful.

 

Actually: I wonder if tie selection would be aided by a fit of a shirt/jacket pairing along with the tie, placed in an artistic way. With someone that has good taste and owns a store (ahem, Greg)...this might be very helpful and perhaps not that much time consuming. No imagination is perfect.

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I do not like that tie, said Sam I am.

I do not like it with a suit. I do not like it in that fit, I do not like it not one bit.

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@TweedyProf, that tie is a bit garish for my taste and probably not that versatile. Of course, once you have enough ties, versatility is overrated. I have approximately 50 ties but am willing to bet that 20 of them probably do 80% of the lifting in my tie wardrobe.
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