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post #17701 of 37403
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Originally Posted by TweedyProf View Post

@Cleav


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

Good suggestions mate. That blue though, for me, is quite a difficult colour to pair up which is why I asked. What colour shirt for instance? Interesting...
post #17702 of 37403

I want these. Thoughts? Silly? To be worn with white trousers and blazer.

 

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Loake-Sloane-Two-Tone-Brown-Cream-Brogues-Welted-Leather-Sole-/201265228620?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_3&var=&hash=item2edc57ab4c

 

Yes, I do like Jazz.

post #17703 of 37403

I hear you, but...wouldn't a lighter blue shirt work?

 

For example, light blue shirt, the mid blue tie, and a dark navy herringbone at a different scale (more subtle or more intense). This would be a nice transition in blue from shirt to jacket, darkening as you go out.

 

Or a tattersall (though I am not a fan!) that has navy/brown or navy/burgundy checks. That might work too, especially with a larger check jacket. Would be interesting.

 

We do have a tendency to go against lighter blue ties, but mid-blue I think is fine. This seems dark enough to contrast with the standard light blue shirt most of us use as background. 

 

Edit: My biggest worry is that the blue will be too "bright". 

post #17704 of 37403
Thread Starter 
Does anyone have any experience with the Barney's house ties? Saks' aren't bad. NM's are pretty awful though.
post #17705 of 37403

I have a couple from last season.  Choose carefully.  Of my three, the textured red with white stripes ties a great knot and looks good.  The two silk neats feel insubstantial and aren't going to make you happy. 

post #17706 of 37403
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Originally Posted by TweedyProf View Post

I hear you, but...wouldn't a lighter blue shirt work?

For example, light blue shirt, the mid blue tie, and a dark navy herringbone at a different scale (more subtle or more intense). This would be a nice transition in blue from shirt to jacket, darkening as you go out.

Or a tattersall (though I am not a fan!) that has navy/brown or navy/burgundy checks. That might work too, especially with a larger check jacket. Would be interesting.

We do have a tendency to go against lighter blue ties, but mid-blue I think is fine. This seems dark enough to contrast with the standard light blue shirt most of us use as background. 

Edit: My biggest worry is that the blue will be too "bright". 

I'm just not sure as the texture reduces options still further too. I think it's me.

Be interesting to see your fit, I'm sure you'll pull it off (!) with ease biggrin.gif
post #17707 of 37403
You might be right about limited options. Will post.
post #17708 of 37403
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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!".

 

Do take a video camera.  :slayer:

 

Cheers,

 

Ac

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Today was laundry day, so I figured I'd add some pics to the shirt wardrobe discussion…



Linen & summer sport shirts have been packed away… I'm really heavy in white and BD's in general. I need more stripes and good fitting spread collar shirts … this is a goal for this year in addition to getting a better tie wardrobe.
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post #17710 of 37403
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Originally Posted by TweedyProf View Post

@Cleav


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

Good suggestions mate. That blue though, for me, is quite a difficult colour to pair up which is why I asked. What colour shirt for instance? Interesting...

 

An interesting conversation going on here.

 

A minority opinion on the question of jacket choice (which for me is usually conceptually prior to shirt choice):
 

Any wool or cashmere with a distinct nap might work for me, including but not limited to tweed.

I sometimes need to remind myself that not every tweed needs to have a pattern.  As someone who, by SF standards, is very timid about pattern mixing, I’m imagining wearing this very strongly patterned tie with a solid blue jacket of some nappy cloth, with the jacket’s blue notably darker than the blue of the tie, so the tie would be the unchallenged focus of the ensemble.  That probably says more about my timidity than about the tie, I realize.

 

Speaking of that timidity, however, there are a number of ties (including a few SF-approved ties) that have attracted me when I first saw them (an attraction shared by quite a few others, if thumb-counts are any indication), simply because of their novelty.   For me that novelty can quickly wear off, and the tie will soon disappear from my rotation.  I’m sorry to say that I include in this category such SF-beloved ties as complexly striped grenadines (for whatever reason, I’ve realized that the grenadines I actually wear most often are solids) and zig-zag ties.  I understand that this makes me a bad person, but I thought you all had the right to know.

 

Brooks Brothers once had an advertising slogan, “The most expensive article of clothing is the one you never wear,” or other words to that effect.  It’s hard to argue with that.

 

Cheers,

 

Ac

post #17711 of 37403
I dont personally own any pattern trousers, outside of herringbone, but I think that more than enough people here have proven that they can look great in jacket and tie fit. i wouldnt say its easy, but I dont think I would say it hard either.
post #17712 of 37403
Mini houndstooth is the perfect blazersuit. Both pieces work well as separates.
post #17713 of 37403

I'm fond of this patterned trouser combo.

 

post #17714 of 37403
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I'm fond of this patterned trouser combo.

 

 

I'd say you have every right to be!

post #17715 of 37403
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Mini houndstooth is the perfect blazersuit. Both pieces work well as separates.
Yes - although I find myself wearing the pants more than the jacket, with a navy sport coat .

God, I love navy sport coats.
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