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@Monkeyface

 

Is that the Wu gray melange in the first pic? Been wondering about that one, even though it's a light tie. I like it with a navy blazer.

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MF - I used to have that tie, and I like it a lot. I just found that I rarely wore it. It looks fantastic with a lighter blue sport coat.

TP - I am going to wear that PS in the spring and summer and I dare anyone to try and stop me. smile.gif

No idea where to kop still. frown.gif
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Originally Posted by Monkeyface View Post
 

I've been reading the thread a bit, and it's mostly about staples and CBD ties. I, on the other hand, own only one garish tie, and I'm drawn to this drakes cashmere to expand my rakish tie collection:

 

 

garish tie? (Click to show)

 

Yes or no?


A summer color in cashmere? I think not.

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DocH, no acknowledgement of Patrick Macnee's birthday today?

We can't have that, can we? Here's to the best-dressed man of the 1960s as he turns 92 a half-century later. A real gentleman, too. Style incarnate.

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Monkeyface, I'd say no. I like the occasional pink tie but I tend to see cashmere / wool ties as things that get paired with tweed jackets and maybe the occasional flannel and I just don't see a pink tie working particularly well with a lot of those sorts of jackets (it will work with some). If you are going to go with a pink tie, I'd consider a grenadine or a diamond weave that might work with a wider variety of jackets and suits.
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Originally Posted by Monkeyface View Post

I've been reading the thread a bit, and it's mostly about staples and CBD ties. I, on the other hand, own only one garish tie, and I'm drawn to this drakes cashmere to expand my rakish tie collection:



Yes or no?


You're in good company. @SpooPoker

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@Monkeyface

 

Is that the Wu gray melange in the first pic? Been wondering about that one, even though it's a light tie. I like it with a navy blazer.

It's a suitsupply wool/cahsmere knit. They only have the beige one online, but you might be able to find it in store:  http://eu.suitsupply.com/en_GB/knitted_ties/beige-tie/D132180.html?start=1&cgid=Knitted_Ties

 

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Originally Posted by in stitches View Post

MF - I used to have that tie, and I like it a lot. I just found that I rarely wore it. It looks fantastic with a lighter blue sport coat.

TP - I am going to wear that PS in the spring and summer and I dare anyone to try and stop me. smile.gif

No idea where to kop still. frown.gif

 

Thanks, it's defintely not something you'd wear every week.

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A summer color in cashmere? I think not.

The never ending grey British winter could use some summer colours!

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Originally Posted by Monkeyface View Post
 

I've been reading the thread a bit, and it's mostly about staples and CBD ties. I, on the other hand, own only one garish tie, and I'm drawn to this drakes cashmere to expand my rakish tie collection:

 

 

Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

 

Yes or no?

I am absolutely clueless as to what to do do with. How would you wear it?

 

Also, this thread may have started off that way but it isn't so anymore. It's now all about open-minded people asking questions and learning to dress better and more properly. There are increasing number of "contributors" who chip in or act as mentors and help "noobs" like me. 

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as seen below, paired well, i think its an absolutely excellent tie. even in summer. excuse the self horn tooting.

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paired well, i think its absolutely excellent. excuse the self horn tooting.
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:worship:

You just made me lust after that tie. 

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as seen below, paired well, i think its an absolutely excellent tie. even in summer. excuse the self horn tooting.


Hiyo!
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worship.gif You just made me lust after that tie.
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Hiyo!

im starting to regret selling it. frown.gif
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im starting to regret selling it. frown.gif

Well it looks like they still have it on the Drakes site. Get another!

Who'd you sell it to? I didn't know you were active on B&S. Luxeswap?
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Ok guys, if you thought Noodles was a tough case, here I am:

 

Applicant: luv2breformed

 

Dress Code: My work requires more casual dress(OCBD+chinos is overdoing it a tad), so I dress how I desire outside of work. That said, I would like to be able to do a bit of everything well, with a particular emphasis on casual. I have occasion to wear a suit twice a week or so if I desire. I can wear casual sportscoat and odd trousers about 4-5 times a week. I would eventually like to go into academia in the future, so purchases should be made with that in mind. My current location is more country than city but that could change in the future

 

Goal: Build a solid well-rounded wardrobe that can do all things well

 

Styleforum heroes: VictorSF, Tira, Pingson (but I love you all)

 

Rough Measurements: 5'9" 170lb

Jacket: 38R

Shoulder seam to seam: 17” – 17.5”

Chest: 40”

Length: 29” – 31” depending on style/cut

Sleeve from shoulder seam: 25” - 25.5”

Pants: 32/30 (Incotex fit well. BB Milano fit well. Mabitex a tad snug. Yount too snug and lower rise)

 

Current Arsenal:

 

Jackets (Click to show)

 

Shirts (Click to show)

 

Squares (Click to show)

 

Suits (Click to show)

 

Trousers (Click to show)

 

Cords (Click to show)

 

Chinos (Click to show)

 

Shoes (Click to show)
I have more shoes, but these are actually the only ones in my size. I can wear the other ones for now, but will effectively be building up from scratch. Also, selling my old shoes will provide funds for the inevitable koppage.

 

 

 

Current Best Fitting Items IMO:

Pants: Incotex 32, BB Milano 32/30

Shirts: BB 15.5/34 Extra Slim Fit

Jackets: Hackett 38, BB Fitzgerald 38

Shoes: AE 9.5D OR 10D depending on last (vast majority of my closet is 10.5D ATM. Going to be replacing these slowly)

Typical alterations on stuff I have thrifted is almost always sleeve lengthening and letting out material in the side seams for center vented jackets. I have wide hips unfortunately and often get vent flaring.

 

Items I have been thinking about in priority order:

  1. Shirts
    1. Moar roll light blue ocbd (kamakura? What would my size be?)
    2. Higher collars with more spread. I already have a plain white and light blue double cuff. I would like the equivalent in barrel cuff
    3. Some rougher fabric shirts with high spread collar to wear with tweed and a tie
  2. Jackets
    1. Navy Staple w/ patch pockets
  3. Ties
    1. I need some Wool Challis and Silk Madder to wear with my tweed. I am getting tired of knits
    2. I need some plain shantung to pair with some of my crazy summer jackets
  4. Squares
    1. Completely lost here, I think my square game needs a lot of work
  5. Shoes
    1. Right now leaning towards getting some suede shoes for summer wear
    2. Need burgundy and brown captoes
    3. NEED monks, double and single
  6. Pants
    1. Brown Wool like Stiches wears sometimes

 

 

I have clearly suffered from a collector's mentality. Especially dangerous when you don't know what you are doing. :P

 

I'm down for any advice anyone may have. Things to pitch, things to kop, homework of various kinds, influences to pursue a certain direction.

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I will update here later with my current ties.

 

In my ignorance I threw a few cotton madras I thrifted into the washing machine. They are the three on the far left. Can they be salvaged? LOL Should they just be trashed?

 

Current Ties (Click to show)

 

 


Edited by luv2breformed - 2/6/14 at 8:05pm
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