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Madders are nice though for me that green is a bit too bright but it might be the lighting in the photography.

 

This. In this picture you can see it's not as bright.

 

Are you sure it's madder? I've not seen a madder where the underside is white before.

 

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Ed refers to it as a "hybrid between ancient madder and wool challis" but made of 100% silk, so it may not be a traditional madder. 

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This. In this picture you can see it's not as bright.

 

Are you sure it's madder? I've not seen a madder where the underside is white before.

 

I think this is the distinction between inkjet printing and block printing (as I learned from l'affair P*ssagio). Certainly, my recent-ish BB "madders" have had a plain tan/gold underside.

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Originally Posted by heldentenor View Post
 

Ed refers to it as a "hybrid between ancient madder and wool challis" but made of 100% silk, so it may not be a traditional madder. 

 

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I think this is the distinction between inkjet printing and block printing (as I learned from l'affair P*ssagio). Certainly, my recent-ish BB "madders" have had a plain tan/gold underside.

 

Interesting. Madder "Buff" has a similar colour reverse side, but that's because it's hasn't been dipped in the indigo dye.. Also, I see that these are made in Italy, whereas the only madder I know of is made in the UK.

 

Drake's have something coming up in their AW15 collection called a "Dusty Madder", if I remember correctly, that was pretty similar to this tie (had a gold reverse) and was made in Italy as well.

 

In this case I wouldn't say it's a sign of the printing method.

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Thread Starter 


Continuing to scour eBay for GNAT friendly nwt/nwot ties from Brooks Brothers:

(I realize that BB isn't a super cool menswear brand, but I've never owned a tie by them that didn't form an excellent knot. Which is not to say those aren't out there. But it's a brand that shouldn't be dismissed simply because of its real world ubiquity)

 

Black wool knit:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/New-Brooks-Brothers-Black-Knit-Wool-Tie-Made-in-Italy-MSRP-75-NWT-/331518155283?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item4d30059a13

 

Blue neat:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Brooks-Brothers-Splendid-Round-White-Daisy-Flowers-on-Navy-Blue-Silk-Neck-Tie-/311324554661?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item487c63b5a5

 

Burnt orange madder:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/NEW-BROOKS-BROTHERS-SIENNA1-NAVY-GREEN-ANCIENT-MADDER-NEAT-SILK-NECK-TIE-/321656017094?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item4ae43150c6

 

Not super GNAT-y, but I thought of @EliodA when I saw it:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/NWT-BROOKS-BROTHERS-100-Silk-Navy-Blue-Striped-Tie-/181703692268?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item2a4e624fec

 

Wool-silk burgundy solid:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/NWT-Brooks-Brothers-Herringbone-Pattern-Designer-Neck-Tie-57-inches-Wool-Silk-/121574729663?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item1c4e6b27bf

 

I also found one for myself. Not sharing that link.

 

eh, changed my mind. A nice, dusty orange madder:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/NWT-BROOKS-BROTHERS-MENS-100-SILK-LUXURY-TIE-95-/111632288245?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item19fdcd89f5

post #21636 of 37392
Greetings from drunk rtc about to pass out in Dublin.

Just wanted to say that i got into the med school i interviewed at km Philly and am fucking psyched!
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Greetings from drunk rtc about to pass out in Dublin.

Just wanted to say that i got into the med school i interviewed at km Philly and am fucking psyched!


Fuck yeah! Drink up, mate. But not too much, wouldn't want to end up as a patient at the school you will soon be attending. :D

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Incidentally, Exquisite Trimmings is having a sale on most things. Cappelli ties and Shaya's own branded ties, of which I have several grenadines. I am really fond of them (the midnight stripe grossa is, unfortunately, sold out but definitely worth a look as there are many standard colors in the fina and grossa versions...honestly a steal if discounted).

 

I am sorely tempted by several wool ties despite the fact that I am not supposed to buy for a few months a...

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Originally Posted by Jake Beds View Post
 

As the process of purchasing my suits for my rotation is well underway, I am starting to look at shoes.

 

Some suggestions have already been made earlier in this thread. It seems calfskin captoe oxfords are the workplace staple. As I effectively have NO FORMAL SHOES at the moment, I will be looking to purchase two pairs of high quality staples. Ideally, one black and one brown.

 

Loakes has been suggested to me as a starting point.

 

Can I wear brown suede shoes in the workplace?

 

Thanks,

 

Jake


Dark brown suede: yes. Though perhaps someone from the UK can shed more light on this. I know black is the safest bet. And Loake (their made in England line) is a good place to start. So is Meermin, but with Loake you'll be able to actually try them on. If I had to get three shoes, starting out, given your location, I'd get two black and one brown. Probably something like these for Loake:

 

Rothschild

Rothschild, 215 pounds (from the 1880 range)

 

Holborn

Holburn, 195 pounds (from the shoemakers range)

 

 

And then there are a bunch of other options. I'd get either a captoe with brogueing or a wingtip with brogueing. Just an example:

photo IMG_4007.jpg

Strand, from the 1880 range. 215 pounds

 

 

In the end, I'd probably save suede for a fourth or fifth shoe (for you. For me, it'd probably be a first or second shoe).

post #21640 of 37392
I wouldn't get the Rothschild. Patent leather looks a bit cheap. Having seen loake and c&j In the flesh now, I'd say the latter has better looking lasts but the English loakes are very well made.
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Fuck yeah! Drink up, mate. But not too much, wouldn't want to end up as a patient at the school you will soon be attending. biggrin.gif

Well it's quite far away at the moment.

I did have to call the Dean while drunk which was a wee bit awkward, but hilarious.
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Thread Starter 
Never seen any in person. I suspect JB would probably be able to tell more in person. But in general:

Black oxford captoe
Brown oxford captoe
Black brogued captoe or wingtip

C&J > Loake. But pricier as well. Maybe one C&J and two Loake?

Edit:
Is that patent leather? If so, definitely steer clear
post #21643 of 37392
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Originally Posted by ridethecliche View Post

I did have to call the Dean while drunk which was a wee bit awkward, but hilarious.

 

Deans like to party too.

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Originally Posted by Claghorn View Post
 


Continuing to scour eBay for GNAT friendly nwt/nwot ties from Brooks Brothers:

 

Black wool knit:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/New-Brooks-Brothers-Black-Knit-Wool-Tie-Made-in-Italy-MSRP-75-NWT-/331518155283?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item4d30059a13

I think I have that exact tie, in black and in brown. I like it.

 

 

EDITS: Those Loakes don't look like patent to me.

 

And I had my dean show up on me, in Shanghai, while I was hungover in a meeting where I wasn't expecting him. That was a bit of a moment.

post #21645 of 37392
Wasn't I just talking about wanting a dark brown, suede chukka? Well, today I came across these C&Js! Fate, I tell you...

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