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Originally Posted by kulata View Post

None. I'd get a blue/navy jacket instead. Green is cool but it's not really necessary.

@The Noodles I don't see a black grenadine tie.

Um...I would do a midnight navy but I gave my black tie away. I have been brainwashed into thinking all blacks are bad.

 

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Originally Posted by heldentenor View Post
 

Noodles, would you wear wool challis ties?  Or are you strictly interested in silk? 

Don't like wool. I just don't.

 

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Originally Posted by archibaldleach View Post

Agreed on the grey suit. Noodles, as far as ties are concerned, navy, light blue, grey, forest green, brown and burgundy solids are all staples. If you did one grenadine, one twill and one diamond weave / oxford weave in each color, you would have 18 solids alone. Add two black ties to the mix for 20. Pindots on navy, brown, forest green and burgundy will get you to 24 (assuming you only do one of each). If you can't find 10 tasteful neats or other patterns (including houndstooth and the like) on Hober's website alone (not even considering other companies), you're crazy. 34 new ties (minus any you already have). More if you like stripes. Not saying you need every single thing I mentioned, but the point is that there are more than 30 basic, conservative ties you could consider before even branching out. Getting your collection to 30 from 20 or so should not be an issue.

Add 2 black ties?! Why?!

No more pindots.

I'll work on finding some good neats.

I think I need one pow tie

post #11702 of 37405
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Originally Posted by mimo View Post
 

Noodles, I suspect you've just spent 45 minutes pretending to have a digestive disorder in the privacy of your en suite, rather than face the wrath of Mrs Noodles for photographing all your ties together. You might as well put your balls in a little jar around her neck.

 

Ah well, we've all been there to some degree.  No.  Fuck.  No, I didn't mean with your wife.  Sorry.  Moving on...

 

Right, by tomorrow your time, you will have a new list from me.

C'mon!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!:censored:

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Originally Posted by heldentenor View Post


Navy donegal is going to happen.  It will be my sixth navy jacket, and all of the other five get worn regularly:
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Left to right: super 120s three season in single and double breasted, tropical wool, lighter-than-navy Aquaspider wool).  Not pictured: blue with dark navy overcheck, at the tailor. 


Green is a bonus, absolutely, but it's one I'd like to pursue. 
Sorry didn't read carefully, I would not have recommended Blue/Navy.

Not really feeling any of the jackets you posted. I like the fabric of the epaulet but the cut is just blah. The belvest would have been interesting with patch pockets but as-is it's a no show and the eidos is too interesting a fabric.
post #11704 of 37405
Noodles, I suggested adding black ties because they are elegant and work well with both navy and grey suits. One in grenadine and one in some sort of twill weave is all you need. Honestly you could get by with one just to have to change things up a bit. Seeing your collection, I think you have enough pindots and probably do not need more of them for now. The other solid colors I mentioned are all important and you can definitely get some mileage out of having ties in similar colors but different weaves. It's a good way to branch out without really branching out.
post #11705 of 37405

Do pindots count as formal ties? I.e., are they interview appropriate or are solids/repps just a better idea all around?

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Originally Posted by ridethecliche View Post

Do pindots count as formal ties? I.e., are they interview appropriate or are solids/repps just a better idea all around?

Totally interview appropriate IMHO.
post #11707 of 37405
I think in general pindots and foulards are more formal than repp ties, which is why you'll see folks in the CBD thread tend to wear the former over the latter. Solids are fine interview ties but I'm guessing you mean like a silk twill or grenadine and not a shiny satin tie.
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I must be getting seriously old - just found out what everyone else seems to have known for about three months.

 

Apple is dropping both iPhoto and Aperture and replacing them with a new app "Photo" which will store images in iCloud.

 

If you add up all my iPhoto and Aperture libraries, I've got something like 100GB of image data. As if Apple will give me that much storage space. Who knows, they might even make it "free" at the start, then no doubt, once all my stuff is safely tucked away in their Cupertino servers and I've gotten lazy and stopped backing it up elsewhere, they will start charging me a heap for it.

 

Not only that. Every time I open my cloud-based image database and start manipulating it, surely I'm going to be chewing through a shitload of data transfer. Fine if I'm at home with unlimited fast internet. But what about when I'm travelling, linked in via some painfully slow hotel data plan, or in China where access to American servers is often blocked or flaky, or simply in a place where I can't get online?

 

Couple of questions for the cognoscenti:

 

1. Does anyone know whether Apple Photo will allow the option of not storing images in the cloud?

 

2. What is the smart money doing now? Migrating to Lightroom?

 

Posting here because many of us will surely be affected and I'm hoping some of you may have already thought the implications of this bombshell through.

post #11710 of 37405
You're killing me, Noodles. Give me your money and an hour and I'll buy you 20 ties. Where the hell is your suit!?
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@The Noodles, I'd say you need more textual variety. Grenadine grossa, knits and learn to appreciate wool,linen etc.
Personally, I don't care for shantung, but YMMV.
post #11712 of 37405
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Originally Posted by Murlsquirl View Post

You're killing me, Noodles. Give me your money and an hour and I'll buy you 20 ties. Where the hell is your suit!?

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Originally Posted by EliodA View Post

@The Noodles, I'd say you need more textual variety. Grenadine grossa, knits and learn to appreciate wool,linen etc.
Personally, I don't care for shantung, but YMMV.

I'd like to be associated with the words of these gentlemen.

(shantung comment aside)
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@Cleav doesn't like shantung?

post #11714 of 37405
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Originally Posted by ridethecliche View Post

@Cleav
 doesn't like shantung?

RTC, no I do shantung, apologies if I wasn't clear. I agree with Murl and Elio' posts aside from Elio's reluctance to embrace shantung. biggrin.gif
post #11715 of 37405
While I usually agree with Cleav, I have to echo the wise words of SugarButch...."I don't want no slubs. A slub is a tie that can't get no love from me".
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