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Is this a versatile square that can be worn year round?
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looks more like fall/winter colors to me.
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i just got that PS, and id wear it all year round. its a wool silk combo and i think considering that only a small part of any PS is visible when worn, that its a-ok. obviously i am biased.

as far as colors, the navy/green/red version is probably more versatile.
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It's a versatile square. I like squares with a complex pattern that can be folded in different ways as MF demonstrates. Versatile, but for fall/winter. There are lighter versions. Where is the Navajo still available?

 

Try Drake's, Exquisite Trimmings or Hanger Project.  One of them might have it.

 

I have this one too.  As TP said, the great thing about these is that you can emphasise one colour over another with the fold if you want to.  And these wool/silk ones I love in general because they make such a nice easy puff.  They take up a bit of room in the pocket, but it's worth it.  

 

As for the summer/winter thing, I don't buy it - not because I live in endless summer, kind of, but because there are also tweedy country summer clothes and clean, glossy winter clothes.  If you were wearing a Fresco sports jacket in August, a lumpy grenadine tie and coarse linen trousers, the texture of this square would be just as perfect as it is with a flannel suit and a challis in January.  I think colours and textures are much more important than whether it's wool or silk.....so....

 

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A summer color in cashmere? I think not.

 

...here we differ, sir!  Who says textures aren't allowed in summer?  Or indeed on a bright sunny winter day.  It's a cheerful colour for a cheerful look, it just needs the right accompaniments, and those don't have to be 20oz tweed and galoshes.  Actually, probably better not.  Air force blue hopsack blazer and chinos I'm feeling, with a checked shirt for interest, and a thin dark cotton PS?

 

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NEW PROJECT! 

LUV2BREFORMED

 

Awful shirts, awful ties, a few worth saving of each but probably quicker to burn the house down.

 

Seriously though, as the work and lifestyle demands would suggest, the casual cords/chinos etc. are a nice selection for purpose, most of the more lurid shirts probably work well with some of those and a neutral jacket (no tie), and the occasional suits look pretty unobjectionable from here.  With view to academic prestige, some lovely Pingson-esque tweedage and ties are the medium term goal, perhaps with a dose of Flying Monkey-madness for fun.  PS's also seem like a lot of volume but little clarity.

 

But step number one - and this is a genuine emergency for attention right now: 

 

DAMN YOU NEED SOME SHOOZ MAN!

 

Give me a budget and the size of your best-fitting shoes.  I will give you five pairs to complete your basics. This is pretty much my favourite subject. :)

 

P.S. Nobody ever shows their socks.  Good socks are the privilege of a gentleman.  Let us think on that too.

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Ahh, shoes! The Enabler has spoken ^ nod[1].gif
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The Enabler is scraping by with just the bare 20-30 pairs at the moment, but growth is imminent!  Unlike the watches, this interest is more than vicarious. :)

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P.S. Nobody ever shows their socks.  Good socks are the privilege of a gentleman.  Let us think on that too.

 

In that case, since you brought it up, and had you known my collection before, it might be worth mentioning that I spent around 8 Franklin's on socks alone in the last three months. Previously in many shades of black (no ref to that gadawfull book series* intended), with few tans, blues in between, I now possess some pretty nice fare. 

 

* nearly choked to death: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-3POYx6IeeI


Edited by DeSense - 2/7/14 at 2:12am
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I get my socks from target.
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I get my socks from target.

 

Yeah, I've already mentioned we need to look at your shoes after your suits.  Don't think your miserable hide is done yet. Socks will be included.

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I get my socks from target.

Mind = blown
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I get my socks from target.

 

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Thread Starter 
Gold toe, all day, every day
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I also get my boxers and my under-shirt from Target. I love Hanes and their no tags!
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Pretty sure this is it.

 

Once my funds re-coup I'll be checking back in.  I got called Huggy Bear today by an older gent in my office because I bought a dress hat last week.  I had to look up Huggy Bear though.  

 


Very dandy

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And here's a vintage tie my staff that I did a few months ago ... look at the node ... I love it ... and you?

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nice collection of ties.

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nice collection of ties.

Thank you for your comment. And let's just think that bespoke only with vintage fabrics still hand-printed many years ago. And we do bespoke for a long time even by mail. Thank you again.

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I second Butchy. Cull before building. Out of curiosity, what was your thought process/approach/mindset/philosophy when you shopped for ties?

 

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L2B, I think you would most benefit from editing rather than acquiring more. For your stated needs, I think you have plenty already. Of course, all of this assumes that what you have fits you well. If that is not the case, then your first cull should be anything that doesn't fit and is unlikely to benefit from alterations.

Your tie collection seems all over the place. Can you pick your favorite 10-20 of those and let us consider them as a group? This would help us get a sense of your preferences.

 

As far as ties I honestly just thought that if I got every color of the rainbow in every pattern and various fabrics, I would have an awesome collection that could be worn with anything. Then I found SF and realized that the only ones I ever wear are my knits. I will begin working on the two tie homeworks I have received.

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