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TIES @NMWA

I am split between the green and the brown. Anyone?

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Thoughts on these ties?

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And I still haven't forgotten about this Hober.

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Dark Red & White On Midnight Blue Grenadine Fina Stripe Silk Tie #4

Edited by The Noodles - 10/10/14 at 11:18am
post #13097 of 37392
Green.
post #13098 of 37392
So, I'm not the only one with tie clips as a pet peeve? I guess it's like all the loafer hating guys here, for me a (visible) tie clip adds nothing of value to a good outfit. I do believe it's something more favored by Americans though, so maybe it's due to my European sensibilities.
post #13099 of 37392

It's a terrible North American thing used to jazz up bad ties. 

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Welcome to Canada

 

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post #13101 of 37392

why have a shiny metal crap on your tie? What purpose does it serve? I can only think of it being useful to waiters....

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Or while eating soup?

 

Neither of which is SF APPROVED!

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or at a buffet so that your tie doesn't touch the food as your loading them onto your plate....

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Originally Posted by EFV View Post

So, I'm not the only one with tie clips as a pet peeve? I guess it's like all the loafer hating guys here, for me a (visible) tie clip adds nothing of value to a good outfit. I do believe it's something more favored by Americans though, so maybe it's due to my European sensibilities.

 



A tie bar / clip is both functional (and as @Sugarbutch keeps reminding us, there are several functions - keeping your tie in place when your jacket is undone being just the most obvious) and has some extra visual or simply personal interest - if it's of sufficient quality and worn properly. I will either wear them as part of a set with links when I am wearing a French-cuffed shirt, or simpler ones on their own when wearing a more Ivy / Mod / early 60s style. Ironically, most my best tie clips and cufflinks are Scandanavian, from the 1950s and early 60s, and are some of the nicest everyday mid-century design objects one can use in a normal everday way. You're really missing an opportunity to engage with some of the best of your own culture if you dismiss them as 'American'...
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I used to use one from time to time on thinner grenadine and knitted ties that didn't have a back loop. It made a bit of sense. It's not to say that they can't be crafted nicely (mine looked quite elegant), but in most cases it's used improperly. 

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So, I'm not the only one with tie clips as a pet peeve? I guess it's like all the loafer hating guys here, for me a (visible) tie clip adds nothing of value to a good outfit. I do believe it's something more favored by Americans though, so maybe it's due to my European sensibilities.

 


A tie bar / clip is both functional (and as @Sugarbutch keeps reminding us, there are several functions - keeping your tie in place when your jacket is undone being just the most obvious) and has some extra visual or simply personal interest - if it's of sufficient quality and worn properly. I will either wear them as part of a set with links when I am wearing a French-cuffed shirt, or simpler ones on their own when wearing a more Ivy / Mod / early 60s style. Ironically, most my best tie clips and cufflinks are Scandanavian, from the 1950s and early 60s, and are some of the nicest everyday mid-century design objects one can use in a normal everday way. You're really missing an opportunity to engage with some of the best of your own culture if you dismiss them as 'American'...

I can appreciate a good looking tie clip in itself, just not when it's worn (I actually own a couple of tie clips that sit at the bottom of my accessory drawer).

For some reason, and this is coming from someone who doesn't mind a bit of peacocking, they make an outfit look a bit fussy IMHO.

I'm fully aware that this is a question of personal taste though, and not the general SF approved "good taste". It's unfortunate in many ways that I don't like them, since many of my favorite posters are often donning them. I'm always trying to ignore them while enjoying the rest of the fit (Chocosa's latest fit comes to mind).
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I always think "hipster" when I see a tie clip, and as such will not wear one for quite some time.
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@gettoasty, assuming the photos other than the first two (which look completely different from the stock photos as may have been your point) are the most accurate depictions of the color, I like it and think you can do a lot with it. It may not be the most versatile jacket in the world but it is absolutely a lovely complement to a wardrobe and should be reasonably versatile.

Thanks for your input. It definitely looks more brown in person than white as in the stock photo. It is summer weight FWIW but should be good all year in CA if I wear a coat over the jacket during fall-winter.

That said, I still don't have a solid navy/blue odd jacket and will keep an eye out for that.
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Anybody have LUIGI BIANCHI MONTOVA overcoats? Wondering how slim they are.

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I sized up 1 from 48 to 50
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