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post #20686 of 37396
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Originally Posted by Caustic Man View Post

Well, I should say that pinks certainly do not look good on SOME lighter complexions. I would limit it to only the lightest though. I believe many light skinned people can potentially look great in pinks.

I think we are potentially saying the same thing now - I should not have said most lighter complexions in my original post. I think it may be more specific to pale complexions because then pinks and yellows can give your appearance a washed out look.
post #20687 of 37396
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Well, I should say that pinks certainly do not look good on SOME lighter complexions. I would limit it to only the lightest though. I believe many light skinned people can potentially look great in pinks.

 

@Braddock is a pretty white dude (he's also a pretty, white dude, but I digress).  He wears pink shirts to great effect IMHO. 

post #20688 of 37396
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Yeah - I tend to balk at S/S blue shades of ties since I wear mostly light blue dress shirts and I just don't like that blue on blue look at all. I'm not even sure what shirt would go best with it - not white, unless maybe it's a linen shirt, since most white dress shirts would seem too formal.

I guess certain bengal striped shirts?


I don't think that blue on blue is that much of a hurdle in terms of looking ok, but you might disagree:

 


More of a slate blue but definitely mid blue (not navy/midnight). It's a Berg&Berg tie. Alas, I'm not sure I can recommend them, but I've only had one tie and others have had good luck.

 

The above would be fine (in terms of blueness/slubbiness) with:

 

 

Or better this:

 


which is seemingly a bit "coarser". I think blue OCBD or a bengal stripe would be great. If I had a summer jacket of this color or even a light gray odd jacket (linen/wool mix; hemp, cotton etc.), I'd strongly consider the tie I linked to.

post #20689 of 37396

I likes these Cappelli...think I should give it another shot.:decisions:

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post #20690 of 37396

"White" is a big category when it comes to skin tone.  So, for that matter, is "black."

 

My own skin tone could most accurately be described as "pale pink."    I don't wear pale pink shirts because I want enough contrast between shirt and skin that it's clear, even at a distance, where one ends and the other begins.  That's a personal preference, however, and not a statement of general principle.

 

On the other hand, if I owned a pale pink tie I wouldn't hesitate to wear it.  It would simply be the job of the rest of the outfit to mediate appropriately.

 

Cheers,

 

Ac

post #20691 of 37396
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Originally Posted by The Noodles View Post
 

I would not know how to wear that tie.

 

Where do y'all shop at for ties? I think I just go around in circles with Sam Hober, Vanda, and NMWA. Maybe I should go to NM. 

 

I heard a rumor that there will be a large tie purchase from this South Korean company (Frui?  Fruit?  Fooey?) that will be picked up by this guy from D.C. who wears the same suit every day and that the company has a huge catalogue of beautiful ties.  If I were looking for a new source for ties, I would try to track down the details on that.

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Just to throw a few more options out there. Conrad Wu, The Knottery (for pointed knits especially), Howard Yount, Kent Wang, Chipp2 (some don't like the lining of his grens, but I find them fine and his madders look great), and the featured AV right now is David Fin ties and Clags appears to like his wares. 

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I heard a rumor that there will be a large tie purchase from this South Korean company (Frui?  Fruit?  Fooey?) that will be picked up by this guy from D.C. who wears the same suit every day and that the company has a huge catalogue of beautiful ties.  If I were looking for a new source for ties, I would try to track down the details on that.

If I were that guy picking up those nice Frui ties, I would certainly disappear with them by crossing over to North Korea. 

 

I guess I'll stop by and see if I can buy some on the spot or just place an order and pick up before I leave. I'll tell him to hold other order (from SF) and make mine a priority. 

 

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Originally Posted by SeaJen View Post
 

Just to throw a few more options out there. Conrad Wu, The Knottery (for pointed knits especially), Howard Yount, Kent Wang, Chipp2 (some don't like the lining of his grens, but I find them fine and his madders look great), and the featured AV right now is David Fin ties and Clags appears to like his wares. 

 

I like stuff he carries. I gotta check out the knottery and David Fin...after Frui purchases. 

post #20694 of 37396
This man sums up the feeling engendered by yellow ties:

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1 minute into it and I am sitting here wondering what he is doing...

 

Anyways, we've had a yellow tie FC and I don't think it was that good.

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I just watched all of that.

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Screaming because he realized it just won't work with his complexion, and he's a huge Georgia Tech fan.
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Incidentally, this video was linked from the yellow paint guy and it pretty much sums up my stereotypical vision of New York.

 

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Originally Posted by Caustic Man View Post
 

I just watched all of that.

Hahahah yeah, me too...

post #20700 of 37396
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Originally Posted by Caustic Man View Post
 

Incidentally, this video was linked from the yellow paint guy and it pretty much sums up my stereotypical vision of New York.

 

 

Well...I followed another link from that video...I do not understand what happened here but it appears the driver of the SUB felt threatened by  hundreds of motorcycles...

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