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post #10501 of 37396

But Arch, for your 25th tie, would you?

 

Edit: You called it "garish" which I think answers my question!

 

I chose it because it marks something of a transition between a stolid neat pattern and something a bit more whimsical but without going full on crazy, like this:

 

I agree the popcorn tie I posted is not versatile, but as you are aware, sometimes, there are one or two-off ties.

post #10502 of 37396

@TweedyProf

If you're willing to go for that tie then why don't you take my RLPL praisely ties?!

 

This thread has gone beyond me and I cannot chime in on some of the conversations anymore.

 

The tie that started it all. It still looks good to me...LOL

NMM0B1A_mz.jpg 

post #10503 of 37396

Noodles, I'm not into that tie, as the "crazy" label was meant to suggest. I think paiselys are a hard sell, and only when they peak out of a vest or sweater or double-breasted, i.e. something to contain the energy. Most I find tremendously ugly.

 

There is one fit I can think of where the full on paisely was nice, and it's on my tumblr. But otherwise, I'm not in favor of them.

 

That's not me, btw, but as a monochromatic fit, I think it is stellar. Scale, pattern mixing etc.

post #10504 of 37396
Needs some C8H18 + thermal energy

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Originally Posted by The Noodles View Post

@TweedyProf
The tie that started it all. It still looks good to me...LOL
post #10505 of 37396
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Originally Posted by jrd617 View Post

Needs some C8H18 + thermal energy


Probably giving off a fair bit of CH4 already

post #10506 of 37396
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Originally Posted by TweedyProf View Post

But Arch, for your 25th tie, would you?

Edit: You called it "garish" which I think answers my question!

I chose it because it marks something of a transition between a stolid neat pattern and something a bit more whimsical but without going full on crazy, like this:

That particular tie, no. A non-versatile tie that I happened to like even if it was a bit loud for tie 25, sure.
post #10507 of 37396
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Originally Posted by TweedyProf View Post
 

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.

 

I like it for the qualities of the textile and think the pattern is interesting. I would struggle to figure out how to wear it. But I occasionally buy things that I like for those kinds of reasons and deal with wearing it later. 

post #10508 of 37396
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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

I grabbed one of the confetti ties as well (green). I quite like it, SF approval be damned foo.gif
post #10509 of 37396
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Originally Posted by Mr. Six View Post

I like it for the qualities of the textile and think the pattern is interesting. I would struggle to figure out how to wear it. But I occasionally buy things that I like for those kinds of reasons and deal with wearing it later. 

This. Of course, it pays off to buy versatile items and having a wardrobe full of those will allow you to easily put nice fits together. But, especially if all your stuff is also 'approved' within the rather narrow SF parameters, your style can become quite predictable. Nothing wrong with that per se, but why not make it a bit more interesting? When you see an item you really like, just get it for its own appeal and worry about combining it later. Challenge yourself a little and you'll see you'll find ways of pairing stuff you'd never even thought of.
post #10510 of 37396
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Originally Posted by mktitsworth View Post

The pattern on that tie gives me a very post-war vibe.

I hear that. It makes me like it more now.
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Originally Posted by ridethecliche View Post

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.

Suks 4 U!
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Originally Posted by The Noodles View Post

The tie that started it all. It still looks good to me...LOL Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
NMM0B1A_mz.jpg 

So bad.
post #10511 of 37396
So I am currently looking at both a bigi and a drakes navy grenadine, and they are relatively the same price. Is one better quality than the other?
post #10512 of 37396
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Suks 4 U!
So bad.

@in stitches

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KP8kbK5Qa5g&t=0m21s
post #10513 of 37396
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Originally Posted by aglose View Post

So I am currently looking at both a bigi and a drakes navy grenadine, and they are relatively the same price. Is one better quality than the other?


I suspect they are both fine in terms of construction. Silk from same weaver. This is NMWA? I think the Bigi is untipped, while the Drake's is tipped? I'm coming round to the untipped though you'll have to decide if you don't mind a little transparency at the end of the blade. If you are unsure, then get the tipped. Also, Drake's will be one cm narrower, I think.

 

You should also consider Hober bespoke which will be about the same price but allows you to dial in dimensions.

post #10514 of 37396
It was NMWA and Gentlemans footwear. Both are unlined and untapped I think.
post #10515 of 37396
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Originally Posted by AJL View Post

I grabbed one of the confetti ties as well (green). I quite like it, SF approval be damned foo.gif

;D Team FF has GT.
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