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Good Natured Advice Thread (improving a business wardrobe) - Page 795post #11912 of 374929/18/14 at 4:41ampost #11913 of 374929/18/14 at 5:54am
If you get the midnight, get the piccolo. It's slightly lighter than the fina midnight, which is a little dark.Quote:
That's funny, I look at ties the exact same way. When I look at Shibumi, Vanda, Henry Carter, etc., I always look at whether there is something special or unique enough about the tie to justify purchasing it instead of a comparable Hober (if there is one). As Hober's selection of Macclessfields has dwindled, it's getting easier to look elsewhere, though.post #11914 of 374929/18/14 at 6:06ampost #11915 of 374929/18/14 at 6:59amQuote:Originally Posted by mimo
Right, Noodles. Ten ties.
Firstly, you're doing OK. I'm not keen on the TF check, or the pindots, but that's just my taste, there's nothing inherently wrong with them. You've also got a couple of lovely burgundy neats there, and have no fewer than three greenish neats, which look OK. That Drake's burgundy neat is the pick of the bunch in my view. But I would say that. Now, three things:
First, you like blue ties, and they are perfect for your environment, especially as you are now growing a nice set of non-navy suits. So we can have a couple more, but I don't think you need anything as plain as a navy grenadine. If you're doing more blue, do something classy. Second, you are not sure about wool challises, which is fine, so there is another perfect autumnal tie for you, which is the madder. Ties beautifully, light and easy to wear, and those muted shades are interesting and professional at the same time. I do love a madder. And third, you do indeed need some texture, so if shantung isn't really your thing, a tussah might work, and some more grossa grenadines. Finally, a bit more colour variety, perhaps. Here we go:
Two beautiful madders from Panta. Wonderful dry hand, these, and I love my two so much I think I'll be having these too before the year is out:
A couple of tussahs from Drake's, giving you some texture and in colours that might add something to your rotation while still being professional.
Another madder, this time from Drake's, in a conservative tone but a lovely contrasting colour for the pattern:
Now, three very different madders from Vanda: less conservative colours, but that muted tone again makes them very wearable yet interesting. You can definitely carry these off beautifully against your navy suits:
And finally, a couple more of your beloved grenadines - heavier texture, and more interesting colours. Here's a lovely olive from Drake's:
And a beautiful warm sandy brown from Exquisite Trimmings: stay on their affiliate thread as there are SF discounts on top of this already awesome price. Nice selection of colours, lovely guy to do business with:
Even Mrs Noodles can't quibble on the price of this one.
Again, I appreciate ^this Nemo.
I like the ones that are shown above and hidden ones that I do not particularly care for.
I think I keep coming back to Vanda for their ties.
Their ties (typically) are thinner and my guess is because of Singapore's climate.
Then again, Sam Hober is based in Thailand and don't make ties as thin.
The Sam Hober stripes will be placed on hold for now and will look something from above.
I don't want to just blurt out requests and ignore good advice.post #11916 of 374929/18/14 at 7:36ampost #11917 of 374929/18/14 at 7:40amQuote:
I've heard people say before that thinner ties are somehow not as warm...honestly I've never found this to be the case at all. I think it's just a carryover of a preference for less constructed clothing. On the other hand, Marinella, which is the most famous tie maker in Naples, makes pretty beefy ties.
Anyway, Noodles, in your list of ties that you posted, there were a bunch of nice ones, but I thought the first Vanda on the list with the polka dots was the standout.post #11918 of 374929/18/14 at 7:41ampost #11919 of 374929/18/14 at 7:45ampost #11920 of 374929/18/14 at 7:59am
This looks like it's probably Drakes rather than Vanda, but just in case:
All of Vanda's ties should be considered as bespoken from the stand point of quality, given that Gerald and Diana make all of the ties themselves to the same standard as they make their custom ties. I can also attest to their quality commitment. Last year they refused (very politely) to sell me a square that had some small water spots on it. Instead I got something else which was even more awesome.
Product photography can be difficult. If you want, I can see about getting all of my vanda stuff together and photographing it for you. This might be better, but it might not. I remain a horrible photographer.post #11921 of 374929/18/14 at 8:07amQuote:
You had the sleeves shortened, right? My guess is he just took the sleeve up and then took off the bottom button to maintain the distance between last button and the sleeve hem. He (or anybody else for that matter) should be able to easily reattach above the remaining three if you want to keep 4 buttons. Personally I like three more anyway, but it's up to you. Some people like to do four for suits and three for SCs. I prefer three for suits and either one or two for SCs. Five is pretty much always overkill IMHO.post #11922 of 374929/18/14 at 8:10ampost #11923 of 374929/18/14 at 8:25am
I went through my ties and these are the ones I considered to be most interview appropriate. I think a few are not really the best, but I'd like some help in picking the 'best' ones. To be worn with a navy suit, light blue spread collar shirt (or maybe white), and brown or burgundy belt and captoe oxforeds.
This is for medical school interviews. Not a fashion show, but it doesn't have to be too somber. I think bright colors (yellows, golds, bright reds, etc are out).
Thanks in advance.
Middle tie is burgundy, not red.
Edited by ridethecliche - 9/18/14 at 9:00ampost #11924 of 374929/18/14 at 8:28ampost #11925 of 374929/18/14 at 8:28amQuote:Originally Posted by unbelragazzo
You had the sleeves shortened, right? My guess is he just took the sleeve up and then took off the bottom button to maintain the distance between last button and the sleeve hem. He (or anybody else for that matter) should be able to easily reattach above the remaining three if you want to keep 4 buttons. Personally I like three more anyway, but it's up to you. Some people like to do four for suits and three for SCs. I prefer three for suits and either one or two for SCs. Five is pretty much always overkill IMHO.
I agree with the 3 button recommendation.
That jacket only had three buttons, Noodles. I remember my wife complaining about the pain it was to sew them on because the cloth and thread were so thick. I also confirmed by looking at my photos.
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