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post #2116 of 37662
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Originally Posted by stevent View Post


No need for your snark.

I'm redoing my MC wardrobe and wanted to hear some thoughts. I have ~20 ties but very few that I would say work be for a more conservative environment.

Was thinking:
Navy and Burgundy grenadines (knottery has some cheap for preorder, though they aren't too good? Have a green one from Drake's but not too appropriate?)
Blue with white dots
Red / white repp? have this
Navy / green repp? have this


I like shantungs the most but they aren't too appropriate right?

 

Bahaha, you just needed a little more context. There are several "project" people in this thread currently. Currently they are Rudals, jungleroller, and myself. Read the first 2 pages and you can see that Rudals was given homework to select ties by several people. I have yet to be given such homework as I am a more recent "project". Given your incredibly high post count, I thought that you were trying to challenge me to think about what sort of ties would work best for my wardrobe. I was genuinely excited to work through the problem.

 

If somebody else would like to grade me, I'd appreciate it. Clags?

 

Edit: Beat to it by about 10 others . . .

post #2117 of 37662
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Originally Posted by luv2breformed View Post
 

For my needs I think the following is a good start. Happy to know how I score.

 

Burgundy Grossa Grenadine

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Dark Red Silk Grenadine Tie #2

Brown Neat

 

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Navy Knit/Navy Mohair-Wool

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Green Challis

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Shantung Repp

 

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The particular ties aren't as important to me as the general ideas of what I may need. I still need to make decisions on particular neat patterns or widths, etc.

Who's that fine looking young gentleman in your last picture? He look so sharp, he could cut you. 

 

Jokes aside, I like #2, 4, and 5.

What's up with the textures of the ties you picked out?

#5, speaking from experience, is a very versatile tie (although not for winter) but I don't know if it is still in stock. 

post #2118 of 37662
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Originally Posted by Rudals View Post
 

L2BRF

What's your neck size and arm length and which shirt brand/cut fits you the best?

 

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Originally Posted by Monkeyface View Post

Kamakura's BD collars are very nice, but the sleeves are ridiculously long, 35.5-36". You could try Luxire, you can have the same BD collar for the same price and fully 'bespoke' (they cut individual patterns) at that.

 

I currently wear 15.5/34 Extra Slim Fits from Brooks Brothers. After they are washed the sleeves are actually a tad short for my taste, thinking of going to 15.5/35. Also, they are actually a tad baggy for my preference as well.

 

Given that info, do you think that I might actually be a decent candidate for Kamakura, MF? I struggle to find anything in their Tokyo Slim Fit that fits my measurements. Also, I will check out Luxire. Thanks!

post #2119 of 37662
stevent and L2BR, allow me to quote myself:

As for shantung, I don't think it has any place in a five-tie wardrobe.
post #2120 of 37662
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Originally Posted by Rudals View Post
 

Who's that fine looking young gentleman in your last picture? He look so sharp, he could cut you.

 

Jokes aside, I like #2, 4, and 5.

What's up with the textures of the ties you picked out?

#5, speaking from experience, is a very versatile tie (although not for winter) but I don't know if it is still in stock.

 

I think texture is more appropriate given how far from CBD I am. Tweed and Flannels are more consistent for me, and I think textured ties play into that. Also, summer will likely consist of mostly chinos and cotton/linen jackets.

 

The grenadine and neat can cover for me when I need to do CBD. Otherwise I've textured ties for the tweed. Shantung standard rep can work with nearly ALL of my summer fits ideally.

 

At least these were my thoughts.

post #2121 of 37662
If you're odd-jackety, L2BR, then maybe some repp stripes in non-memorable colorways.
post #2122 of 37662
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Originally Posted by sugarbutch View Post

stevent and L2BR, allow me to quote myself:
As for shantung, I don't think it has any place in a five-tie wardrobe.

 

Which one of those goes with chinos and a cotton navy jacket? I was just trying to keep my particular needs in mind. I only do suit 2 times a week at best.

 

I suppose this point is moot given the fact that I obviously have no problem owning 100+ ties.

post #2123 of 37662
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Originally Posted by sugarbutch View Post

If you're odd-jackety, L2BR, then maybe some repp stripes in non-memorable colorways.

 

Gotcha. Thanks.

post #2124 of 37662
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Originally Posted by luv2breformed View Post

For my needs I think the following is a good start. Happy to know how I score.

Burgundy Grossa Grenadine
Dark Red Silk Grenadine Tie #2

Brown Neat



Navy Knit/Navy Mohair-Wool
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Green Challis



Shantung Repp



 

The particular ties aren't as important to me as the general ideas of what I may need. I still need to make decisions on particular neat patterns or widths, etc.

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Originally Posted by archibaldleach View Post

If I could do only 5 ties:

- Black grenadine
- Navy grenadine
- Burgundy oxford weave
- Silver / grey grenadine
- Navy or midnight pin dot

In all seriousness, I think that for someone who wears a tie on a regular basis (say 3-4 times a week), you want a minimum of 10-12 ties in your wardrobe. A dark green solid, a couple of neats on dark green / brown / navy / burgundy, maybe a repp and another pin dot would add to the list nicely.

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Originally Posted by Rudals View Post

@stevent
 
Trust us. There are no jerks allowed here. And luv2breformed was not being sarcastic. 

Now, if you're actually looking for ties that would go well in a conservative environment, I'd say you go back and look at the first 10 pages or so. 
There are really really good suggestions and they might be exactly what you're looking for. Let us know if that doesn't help.

Noodles

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Originally Posted by Cleav View Post

A) goes back to previous well discussed and valuable contributions/discussions worth reading again in context with Luv's requirements


B) goes back to a reasonable question taken up reasonably.

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Originally Posted by luv2breformed View Post

Bahaha, you just needed a little more context. There are several "project" people in this thread currently. Currently they are Rudals, jungleroller, and myself. Read the first 2 pages and you can see that Rudals was given homework to select ties by several people. I have yet to be given such homework as I am a more recent "project". Given your incredibly high post count, I thought that you were trying to challenge me to think about what sort of ties would work best for my wardrobe. I was genuinely excited to work through the problem.

If somebody else would like to grade me, I'd appreciate it. Clags?

Edit: Beat to it by about 10 others . . .

Thanks guys, didn't mean to take it the wrong way, just what SF has conditioned me I guess. Sorry about that. Will look at first few pages more carefully.

Like mentioned earlier, I have about 20 ties now, a few J. Crew when I started out, some Drake's and Black Fleece ones now mostly. Ties I have are just patterns I liked I just never really bought any staples as when I was in college I didn't really follow MC side of things and then job wise I was doing a much less formal job that I originally expected to do. I ended up selling most of my MC stuff but now am looking to get back into a job that I originally got my degree for.

My posts are mainly for SW&D and shoe threads so I'm still a relative noob in MC stuff.
post #2125 of 37662
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Originally Posted by luv2breformed View Post
 

 

 

I currently wear 15.5/34 Extra Slim Fits from Brooks Brothers. After they are washed the sleeves are actually a tad short for my taste, thinking of going to 15.5/35. Also, they are actually a tad baggy for my preference as well.

 

Given that info, do you think that I might actually be a decent candidate for Kamakura, MF? I struggle to find anything in their Tokyo Slim Fit that fits my measurements. Also, I will check out Luxire. Thanks!

 

Well, if the tokyo slim measurements don't work you can look at the new york slim fit. The 15.5 has 35.5" sleeves, but they hardly shrink in the laundry. I moved the buttons on my sleeve, and it works, but it's still annoying. 

post #2126 of 37662
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Originally Posted by luv2breformed View Post
 

 

 

I currently wear 15.5/34 Extra Slim Fits from Brooks Brothers. After they are washed the sleeves are actually a tad short for my taste, thinking of going to 15.5/35. Also, they are actually a tad baggy for my preference as well.

 

I think we have similar dimensions. I wear 15.5 and who knows how long my arms are. I've never tried BB's x-slim but I was searching for a good fitting shirt for a while because a lot of shirts were bunching up near the waist.

 

I found these and I love them. I have 4 of these. But...maybe it is too expensive...but...you seem to have a deep pocket. 

http://store.zegna.com/us/men/formal-shirt_cod38323645wm.html

Photo 42 of 73 


Edited by Rudals - 2/10/14 at 2:42pm
post #2127 of 37662
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Originally Posted by Monkeyface View Post

No, but I was planning on doing it. I could give you the measurements as well if you like. Alternatively, Timotune has a very nice BD collar as well. There's a google doc in the thread with all the collars: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/ccc?key=0ArNeLrwWnsmodDMwWl9ScVo3VkNlR2JRSU5tTFFOMlE&usp=drive_web#gid=0

That would be great if you do.

Timos collar height is 1.5 inches I think whereas I need 1.75 inches in back (I think he answered that for me in the luxire thread...but I might be hallucinating!)

Kamakuras are 1.75 I believe so gives adequate collar height when wearing a jacket. Unfortunately the google docs doesn't give those measurements for the current spare of BD collars. Keep me informed on your shirt!
post #2128 of 37662

Thanks for the Kamakura/Luxire info, guys. I was also wondering a bit more of what I in particular should be looking for in shirt pattern, colors, fabric etc. What holes can you see in my current shirt breakdown?

post #2129 of 37662

Noodles I see some pockets flaring on those pants too...

http://www.styleforum.net/t/315238/gaping-pockets/0_50
post #2130 of 37662
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Originally Posted by jrd617 View Post

Noodles I see some pockets flaring on those pants too...

http://www.styleforum.net/t/315238/gaping-pockets/0_50

I was going to point that out too.
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