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post #16906 of 37413
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Also, your next tie should be

https://www.samhober.com/rough-thai-silk-ties/plum-thai-rough-silk-tie-9.html

since it appears twice in your twenty fit selection.

Edit: charcoal in the middle
post #16907 of 37413
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Originally Posted by The Noodles View Post

Interesting that you'd recommend these guys. I have purchased a few from them and they will just self destruct within 6 months. I will take pictures of them to backup my stmt. They are cheap and you're getting what you paid for them. My recommendation is to forgo Andrew's and go with Hober. For the price of 2 Andrew's you can get 1 Hober.

It should be noted that the Swedish branch use different makers than the American stores and there's a huge difference in quality. These are definitely on par or better than a lot of mid price range stuff.
post #16908 of 37413
jfrat, I would include the navy spotted tie in your rotation, too.

Going back to yesterday, I've tried more and less expensive fabrics for shirts, and I haven't found a correlation to my enjoyment of them. In fact, I just got four shirts for $200 from Luxire, and I am enjoying them quite a bit.
post #16909 of 37413
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Originally Posted by Claghorn View Post

Also, your next tie should be

https://www.samhober.com/rough-thai-silk-ties/plum-thai-rough-silk-tie-9.html

since it appears twice in your twenty fit selection.

Edit: charcoal in the middle

Consider it purchased smile.gif tomorrow I will try my first fit given the advice here! Exciting
post #16910 of 37413
Thread Starter 
Butchy and I are on record disagreeing about the optimal size of dots on ties. I prefer mine to be smaller and more subtle, whereas Butchy takes selfies while shooting around his office on a razor scooter
post #16911 of 37413
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Originally Posted by sugarbutch View Post

jfrat, I would include the navy spotted tie in your rotation, too.

Going back to yesterday, I've tried more and less expensive fabrics for shirts, and I haven't found a correlation to my enjoyment of them. In fact, I just got four shirts for $200 from Luxire, and I am enjoying them quite a bit.

I agree with this. I can tell the difference between 'poor' and 'good' fabrics but can't always tell the difference between 'good' and 'excellent'. When I can tell the difference it generally isn't in line with the premium price.
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Originally Posted by Claghorn View Post

Loud, complex patterns and textures (Tom Ford) make for wonderful ties to hold in the hand, but they tend to dominate an outfit, preventing the outfit from being really balanced. In your twenty fits, I don't recall seeing a really pronounced pattern. So subtle patterns and interesting solids is probably the direction you want to take with your future purchases.

I've marked what I think is worth putting into heavy rotation with a black dot, and others that are worth wearing with a red dot.
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Claghorn, could you explain in words why you like the third, striped tie in the unspoilered picture but not the other striped ties in the same picture?

 

 

post #16913 of 37413
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Originally Posted by Claghorn View Post

Butchy and I are on record disagreeing about the optimal size of dots on ties. I prefer mine to be smaller and more subtle, whereas Butchy takes selfies while shooting around his office on a razor scooter

Two things:

1) I like dots of all sizes. I have ties with pindots, spots like the tie above, and a Drakes with more spots than ground. So far, no one has compelled me to choose between them, so I have not.

2) I'll have you know that most recent scooter shot was taken while in line for a burrito. biggrin.gif
post #16914 of 37413
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Originally Posted by Murlsquirl View Post

This Hober challis is one of my favorite ties.
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Love. I have it in green and its also one of my faves.
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Originally Posted by Celadon View Post

Claghorn, could you explain in words why you like the third, striped tie in the unspoilered picture but not the other striped ties in the same picture?

One on the far left is just ugly, one on the far right is not quite ugly but the colors do not make for much in the way of good pairings.
post #16915 of 37413
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Originally Posted by sugarbutch View Post

1) I like dots of all sizes.

I LIKE BIG DOTS AND I CAN NOT LIE!!!
post #16916 of 37413
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Originally Posted by in stitches View Post


One on the far left is just ugly, one on the far right is not quite ugly but the colors do not make for much in the way of good pairings.

 

Yeah, I think that the variable stripe widths also bother me. I like stripes more when the wide stripe is either contained by narrow stripes, or if they're all the same width.

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I don't think the navy grenadine with beige stripes is that bad, but I'd have to see it in a fit (middle bottom in the spoilered photo).

 

The slate blue plaid to its left might be ok in a DB or under a sweater.

 

Still, it's hard to be certain until you try it in a fit.

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This kind of attitude is not welcomed here. (Click to show)

F you all and your "recommendations." I am just gonna keep on doing what I do and not listen to a single word you guys say. I am just not going to improve.

 

 

 

Anyways, I remember purchasing a Tom Ford tie with big dots. It was very quickly shot down by you all here. It looked something like this.

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post #16919 of 37413
Did someone post that, Noodles? Or are you paraphrasing?
post #16920 of 37413

Speaking of big dots I really want that vanda navy white dot tie where can I get one. =[

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