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Noodlers, this looks decent, wool, textured...

 

http://www.barneys.com/on/demandware.store/Sites-BNY-Site/default/Product-Show?pid=00505036645497&q=drake%27s&index=12

 

post #17687 of 37405
Looks okay... What might it be paired with Tweeds?
post #17688 of 37405
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Noodles, how could anyone take issue with your wife? She is truly a lovely person. I mean, you guys were at my store for all of a half an hour maybe, but the impression she gave was beyond reproach.

 

I'm guessing she wasn't trying to convert you lol. 

post #17689 of 37405

Tweed, definitely.

 

Mmmmmm, tweed ..............

 

They've also got this:

 

http://www.barneys.com/on/demandware.store/Sites-BNY-Site/default/Product-Show?pid=00505035797265

 

which I'm resisting because I just bought a wool herringbone in exactly that color from the Hanger Project sale.

 

Cheers,

 

Ac


Edited by Academic2 - 1/18/15 at 12:12pm
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How's the knot AC on that Drakes?
post #17691 of 37405
Thread Starter 
The other issue is that many of those are 3in
post #17692 of 37405
True but I suspect 8cm. Which is typical of Drakes and many retailers round down rather than up. Anyway, this is the flagship site so returns are possible.
post #17693 of 37405

That tie actually looks really cool to me. Oh well, I've got too many things on my wishlist as it is.

post #17694 of 37405
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Originally Posted by TweedyProf View Post

How's the knot AC on that Drakes?

 

Haven't gotten it yet, thanks.  Will report back.

 

Regarding width, as you know wool ties can be thick, which can make for a larger knot than with many silk ties.

 

This can be an issue for me.  I've got a smallish neck (15" off-the-rack, but if I was going for a custom shirt I'd get a 14.75 if I could be confident there'd be no shrinkage), so I need to take care I don't end up with a larger knot than I want.

 

Yeah, it's tricky.

 

Cheers,

 

Ac

post #17695 of 37405
Praise the Lord!
Today's church outfit.
This is one of the combos that I am beginning to really like.
post #17696 of 37405

Spot on, Noodles.

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Like that doodals nod[1].gif
post #17698 of 37405
Glen plaid flannel suits are your friend - the pants can always be used (in grey or even brown) as odd trousers blue blazers.

For any other odd jacket, that's beyond my expertise & I usually go for solid flannel trousers.
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Originally Posted by Cleav View Post

Looks okay... What might it be paired with Tweeds?


@Cleav

 

I'm thinking gun checks, shepherd checks, herringbone in brown, navy. Should do good for textured solids (flannels). What do you think?

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Originally Posted by Academic2 View Post
 

 

Haven't gotten it yet, thanks.  Will report back.

 

Regarding width, as you know wool ties can be thick, which can make for a larger knot than with many silk ties.

 

This can be an issue for me.  I've got a smallish neck (15" off-the-rack, but if I was going for a custom shirt I'd get a 14.75 if I could be confident there'd be no shrinkage), so I need to take care I don't end up with a larger knot than I want.

 

Yeah, it's tricky.

 

Cheers,

 

Ac


Tis a good point. I have a two Drake's 9cm ties in wool, one ties a beautiful knot; the other is thick. It depends on the thickness of the wool fabric that you start with. With a dainty enough wool, I don't notice a difference between my silks and wools. Most of my wool ties knot very well.

 

The thick knot Drake's is a very thick rust donegal. I hope to remove the lining to help decrease the bulk, someday. Thought I'd bring it on my next trip to England to the Drake's shop, tie the knot for them and say, "Fix it!".

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