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I was going to point that out too.
Must be the burgers n' brew.
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I was going to point that out too.

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L2B re: ties

 

The ideas behind each are pretty solid. Olive wool is a bit of an unusual choice, but certainly defensible. After all, this isn't about the 5 tie wardrobe, just yours. Blue knit, for you, might not be a great choice. I don't recall how many non-country odd jackets you have, but I don't think there were many. Knits come across as very spring/summer and cool colors like navy especially so. If you've the jackets to work with this, then navy knit is a great choice. I'll say this--of all my solid knits, navy gets worn the least behind black.

 

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Stevent

 

What context (clotheswise) are you look to insert these ties into?

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Nice looking fabric and quality maker, but I'm concerned about the EXTREMELY closed quarters and odd button stance (is that a 3-to-2.5?)
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If you were to start a tie collection with just 5 ties what would they be? Say budget at $350

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?

Steven, those ties sound fine.

Shantungs can be used to rusticate a CBD suit fit on Thursdays, Fridays. They're also more of a seasonal material for spring, summer.
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Is this homework that you are giving me? I love homework!

Would anyone like some homework assignments? Please get in touch with Prof. Claghorn or me. Or our TA for the semester, betelgeuse biggrin.gif

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L2B re: ties

 

The ideas behind each are pretty solid. Olive wool is a bit of an unusual choice, but certainly defensible. After all, this isn't about the 5 tie wardrobe, just yours. Blue knit, for you, might not be a great choice. I don't recall how many non-country odd jackets you have, but I don't think there were many. Knits come across as very spring/summer and cool colors like navy especially so. If you've the jackets to work with this, then navy knit is a great choice. I'll say this--of all my solid knits, navy gets worn the least behind black.

 

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Stevent

 

What context (clotheswise) are you look to insert these ties into?

 

Thanks for the great feedback, Clags. I had no clue that knits were spring/summer. That helps A LOT, as I thought they were more fall/winter just due to normally being in wool. That would maybe change my list a little bit, but as I said it's probably moot as I am going to have plenty more than that. Glad to know my thinking is getting better in these areas.

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Would anyone like some homework assignments? Please get in touch with Prof. Claghorn or me. Or our TA for the semester, betelgeuse biggrin.gif

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I would love more homework, jrd. I feel like I have learned a lot about shoes and ties, but know almost nothing about shirts. Also, I posted the tie purge you were hoping for. Did you have any follow-up? Thanks!

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I would love more homework, jrd. I feel like I have learned a lot about shoes and ties, but know almost nothing about shirts. Also, I posted the tie purge you were hoping for. Did you have any follow-up? Thanks!

Ok, log on to Shop the Finest or NMWA and find me shirts for each of the following occasions. Give justification for why you chose a certain color, collar type, material, etc.


-Formal Wedding: charcoal or navy suit with a black/white houndstooth or glenplaid tie, black laceups
-CBD: charcoal or navy suit with a navy neat tie, dark brown laceups
-Business Casual: Navy blazer and grey flannels/khakis, tie optional, brown laceups or loafers
-MC Casual: Brown or grey tweed jacket and flannels/chinos/denim, no tie, brown wingtips
Edited by jrd617 - 2/10/14 at 6:27pm
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Originally Posted by Claghorn View Post

L2B re: ties

The ideas behind each are pretty solid. Olive wool is a bit of an unusual choice, but certainly defensible. After all, this isn't about the 5 tie wardrobe, just yours. Blue knit, for you, might not be a great choice. I don't recall how many non-country odd jackets you have, but I don't think there were many. Knits come across as very spring/summer and cool colors like navy especially so. If you've the jackets to work with this, then navy knit is a great choice. I'll say this--of all my solid knits, navy gets worn the least behind black.


Stevent

What context (clotheswise) are you look to insert these ties into?

How about wool or cashmere knits? Or those flecked donegal knits? They seem fit for winter/country outfits.
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Jungalo and Noodler, you can do the assignment too if you want biggrin.gif
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Originally Posted by Claghorn View Post

L2B re: ties

The ideas behind each are pretty solid. Olive wool is a bit of an unusual choice, but certainly defensible. After all, this isn't about the 5 tie wardrobe, just yours. Blue knit, for you, might not be a great choice. I don't recall how many non-country odd jackets you have, but I don't think there were many. Knits come across as very spring/summer and cool colors like navy especially so. If you've the jackets to work with this, then navy knit is a great choice. I'll say this--of all my solid knits, navy gets worn the least behind black.

I think this is idiosyncratic to you. If I were to recommend one knit tie, I would suggest either a navy or black.
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-Formal Wedding: charcoal or navy suit with a black/white houndstooth or glenplaid tie, black laceups
-CBD: charcoal or navy suit with a navy neat tie, dark brown laceups
-Business Casual: Navy blazer and grey flannels/khakis, tie optional, brown laceups or loafers
-MC Casual: Brown or grey tweed jacket and flannels/chinos/denim, no tie, brown wingtips

 


-Formal Wedding: charcoal or navy suit with a black/white houndstooth or glenplaid tie, black laceups

 

White is formal and evening appropriate. It will contrast well with the dark suit. Additionally, I feel that it will match the tie well by picking up on the color in it rather than being a too jarring new color. The collar seems high on this one and is wide spread to tuck those points away (3" points). The weave is listed as "plain" which seems like it might be synonymous with broadcloth (which is what I was going for). Finally, the rounded cuff seems more formal to me than it's angled brethren. Alternatively a double cuff seems appropriate.

69708_1_.jpg-CBD: charcoal or navy suit with a navy neat tie, dark brown laceups

I'm inclined to do similar to the above, but in light blue. I would avoid stripes as I am wearing a neat, but it may simply be that I'm afraid to mess up rather than it being inherently in bad taste. I would probably opt for something slightly less spread, and not quite as fancy as broadcloth. Perhaps a pinpoint oxford or some sort of twill? Also, angled cuffs. The following is listed as an oxford, but doesn't look too rough:

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-Business Casual: Navy blazer and grey flannels/khakis, tie optional, brown laceups or loafers

My gut wants to go to go to a blue OCBD, but I feel I may rely on this shirt too much. Instead, I opt for a spread collar, but keep the oxford fabric. I pair it with a tie ofc. Finally, I am sick of wearing solids 2 days in a row, so I choose a nice "candy" stripe.

 

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-MC Casual: Brown or grey tweed jacket and flannels/chinos/denim, no tie, brown wingtips

To me, this one screams blue OCBD. This isn't from either of the websites you told me to use, but since I was looking at kamakura earlier:

 

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A+ to L2bRF

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^ Well, done.

Grade: 94/100

The one nitpick I have is the wide spread collar on the CBD fit. Seems very formal. I'd go with a more moderate collar spread or a button down.
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