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Originally Posted by 12345Michael54321 View Post

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But anyway, in an era where OTR suits were largely unknown, suits would be, by default, bespoke. So there was little need to distinguish a suit of this normal type, by specifically referring to it as "bespoke."

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Not entirely.   To 'bespeak' means to order goods, in this context from a tailor.  But in the 19th century working class and poor people often made their own clothes.  Women spent much of their time sewing and knitting for their families (and this is true to some extent even for the emerging middle class, where sewing, like cooking, was one of the things a women was expected to be able to do in order to be 'marriageable').

 

Cheers,

 

Ac

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nvm

Edited by TweedyProf - 2/22/15 at 8:28pm
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Originally Posted by SeaJen View Post

Undoubtedly it isnt your decision, but recorded lectures as a format for OL education is terrible, regardless of the production quality. Short multimedia pieces are okay and can help make a personal connection to the students in what is often an impersonal environment, but that's about the limit. The didactic style just doesn't translate to online. Better to adopt an active learning or discussion learning approach.

 

Haha, this is entirely how med school works. No one goes to class where it isn't required and people just watch lectures at home in their pajamas at 2x speed.

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Thread Starter 

If someone wants to pick up a Hober staple for a few bucks off:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/New-Sam-Hober-Navy-and-White-Pindot-Tie-/221698005837

 

I'm covered in this (I have a nice navy Borrelli with light blue dots that function as my pindot) or I'd probably pick it up.

 

Some other Noodle friendly deals from around the internet/SF

 

Silk Knit Dot Tie Pointed - Navy and White

 

45 bucks from Howard Yount.

http://www.howardyount.com/collections/ties/products/silk-knit-dot-tie-pointed-navy-and-white

 

 

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For y'all navy suit wearers, Henry Carter has this for 55AUD, which is probably like 45 bucks given the strength of the dollar.

 

Same price from same guy (I may pick this up myself):

brown linen 2

http://www.henrycarter.com.au/product/brown-melange-linensilk-blend/

http://www.henrycarter.com.au/product/grey-pin-dot-macclesfield-print/

 

Shibumi, 70 euro (not a great sale, but still, 20 euro off). They have some excellent knits that are a very good deal. Just too narrow for me (2.5cm)

http://www.shibumi-berlin.com/images/product_images/popup_images/209_2.jpg

http://www.shibumi-berlin.com/Ties/Grenadine-Garza-Piccola-Tie-Green-Yellow-Purple-Striped::209.html

 

 

Bit narrow (2.8in), but made in USA and half off (putting them south of 60)

 

 

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http://www.billyreid.com/sale/mens/ties.html

 

From Ben Silver (the wool looks like it might be a bit narrow, but the wool-silk prints look to be a good width). Half off, south of 70.

http://cached.bensilver.com/RS/SR/Product/30/rj17-d_R_1c5eca2f.jpg

Wool Plaid Tie in Camel

http://www.bensilver.com/Wool-Plaid-Tie-in-Camel,28630.html#.VOqimcb2Q4Z

http://www.bensilver.com/Silk-and-Wool-Neat-Paisley-Tie-in-Oak,28438.html#.VOqi18b2Q4Y

 

 

I know Brooks Brothers isn't a super awesome SF brand, but at 40 bucks, their mainline ties are a good enough deal to warrant mention

http://s7d4.scene7.com/is/image/BrooksBrothers/MA01762_BURGUNDY?$bbproductimages$

http://www.brooksbrothers.com/Houndstooth-Tie/MA01520,default,pd.html?dwvar_MA01520_Color=NAVY&contentpos=134&cgid=0375

http://www.brooksbrothers.com/Oxford-Split-Stripe-Tie/MA01762,default,pd.html?dwvar_MA01762_Color=DKRD&contentpos=21&cgid=0375

 

Some Drakes sliding in under 70

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http://www.barneyswarehouse.com/drake%27s-dot-textured-neck-tie-00505036645411.html?index=13&cgid=mens-neck-ties

post #19385 of 37392
I like Henry Carter ties, but shipping to the US is also like $15 and took 4 weeks last time I ordered something.
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It's $14 AUD for shipping (about $11US) and that's a flat rate worldwide for 1 or 10 ties. I pretty much always lose money on intl shipping.

Certainly 4 weeks is a long time though sorry, Aus post quotes 6-10 business days for the air freight service I use. I'm going to introduce a tracked quicker 4-6 day service soon, but it'll be about double the price.
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I'm looking to buy my second tie. My first was a burgundy grenadine, now I need something which is I can wear to a funeral. Preferably, I should also be able to wear it to other formal occasions as well. Will be wearing it with a navy suit, maybe also navy SC and grey trousers.

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I'm looking to buy my second tie. My first was a burgundy grenadine, now I need something which is I can wear to a funeral. Preferably, I should also be able to wear it to other formal occasions as well. Will be wearing it with a navy suit, maybe also navy SC and grey trousers.

Black grenadine.
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Blue donegal grenadine?

 

 

Wool

 

 

 

 

Or silk?

 

 

They are all great, so any reason to prefer one over the other?

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edit: Never mind. I had asked a question but then remembered to search this thread for the answer, and found it. Was regarding Spier & McKay trousers.
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Looking back at the wardrobe planning mentioned earlier (10 pairs of trousers and some suit planning), what would people recommended as a basic odd jacket wardrobe to go with those trousers? I'm a teacher so workwear is more business casual than CPD.
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@TweedyProf, purely at the level of preference, for me donegal is quintessentially wool no matter what type of application we're discussing (from blankets to ties).  I would stick with wool.  The silk herringbone looks nice enough too, however. 

 

A donegal grenadine seems all over the place in terms of geographic origin, level of formality, and sartorial milieu. 

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Looking back at the wardrobe planning mentioned earlier (10 pairs of trousers and some suit planning), what would people recommended as a basic odd jacket wardrobe to go with those trousers? I'm a teacher so workwear is more business casual than CPD.

 

I think an odd jacket wardrobe begins with two wool navy jackets in different weights (one for fall/winter, one for spring).  A brown herringbone or windowpane, a blue patterned jacket, and if you're a bit adventurous, something in green would make a good start.  Add a linen summerweight jacket if you're in a climate where that's practical. 

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Anyone have any recommendations for wool/linen pants for the spring/summer...I'm assured those seasons will actually return.

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Originally Posted by heldentenor View Post
 

@TweedyProf, purely at the level of preference, for me donegal is quintessentially wool no matter what type of application we're discussing (from blankets to ties).  I would stick with wool.  The silk herringbone looks nice enough too, however. 

 

A donegal grenadine seems all over the place in terms of geographic origin, level of formality, and sartorial milieu. 


@heldentenor 

 

Completely agree about the wool, that's the default.

 

I actually like the grenadine, something completely different, probably my second choice: crunchy texture with the donegal vibe. But the Drake's silk donegal is the least expensive of the bunch. Might just wait then.

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