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Originally Posted by The Noodles View Post

I was hoping to meet up with Cox. Busy son of a gun.

 

Shame we missed each other.

 

Looks like this won't be my last trip to Korea though. I've been appointed as a Board Member and examiner for a new Asia-wide educational body related to my profession. The exams will be held annually, most likely in Seoul initially.

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Originally Posted by Cleav View Post


You're very kind WTL

@Claghorn amongst others, is also a fan of brown and green ties of which there are many favourites here

I took delivery of this yesterday courtesy of http://www.styleforum.net/t/451445/frui-tie-sf-group-buy-interest-check



and these are two recent posts...




Plenty more on offer out there. I'd consider looking here for inspiration...

http://www.drakes.com/online-shop/ties/view-all?limit=all

http://www.patriziocappelli.it/catalog/index.php?osCsid=7jrmvp80fck48b37islpf8bse7

or a purchase or two depending on your pocket and where you are in the world.

 

Cleav,

 

Thanks so much for taking the time to post this.  I always find your fits fantastic - elegance that has a real grace in the way components come together.  The green tie above is exactly the type that strikes me in that the pattern is not overbearing and dominant and the color palette (blue and burgundy) makes for broad ranging use. I promptly fell in love with that tie and  couldn't find anything else I liked as much... Could you be so kind as to PM me the deets to purchase? 

 

 

 

Only green I found that I like is:

 

Thoughts?

 

On the brown side:

 

 

 

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Originally Posted by heldentenor View Post
 

Can you tell us a bit more about your usual attire?  Are you dressing conservatively for work or out of preference, going for a more relaxed aesthetic, into country tweeds and checks, some combination of the above?  

 

If you're just getting started, grenadines are the true "tie for all seasons" and Exquisite Trimmings makes a good one.  They are also running a 20% discount this weekend with the code BANK20.  Everybody needs a brown grenadine, and forest green grenadines, while a bit less versatile, can look great as well. 

 

After grenadines, recommendations will depend on how you plan to use them.  

 

Good questions Heldentenor.  Of course, the answer is "it depends".  I work in financial services in NYC.  I typically wear CBD when seeing clients, but otherwise coat and tie or suit can be more moderate, many days I don't see clients and have some freedom within the context of a conservative industry in NYC.  I will wear gun club check SCs and tweeds.  I have grenadine's in most of the basic colors (navy, brown, light burgundy, green (too light for my taste)).

 

 

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Originally Posted by mimo View Post
 

 

As the risk of heresy, I would push brown and green one stop further down the list: burgundy is higher.  It is the perfect contrast to both navy and grey - the two best and most common suit colours.  It also works equally well with black or brown shoes.  It expresses dominance and confidence while remaining classy: a thinking man's red, if you will.  Get two burgundy neats - a madder and a challis, and a solid burgundy grenadine or shantung for summer.  Then do those browns and greens for variety; they are lovely, but burgundy is essential!

 

Mimo,

 

I agree, but felt listing three colors would be too open-ended.  I found this in my brown-green wanderings and welcome thoughts.  I'd also like to add a burgundy shantung, just haven't found the right one yet:

 

 

Thanks to all for your thoughts, I do appreciate it.

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Gentlemen, what're your thoughts on driving loafers? I'm looking at these:

 

http://www.jackerwin.com/products/ernie-driving-loafer-dark-brown-suede

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I also want to know thoughts on driving loafers or shoes to be worn in summer with light (in color and weight) denim with an ocbd or polo. I had considered espadrilles but I think that's too casual. Sneakers are an easy choice but looking for some sort of sockless option
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Originally Posted by Coxsackie View Post

Shame we missed each other.

Looks like this won't be my last trip to Korea though. I've been appointed as a Board Member and examiner for a new Asia-wide educational body related to my profession. The exams will be held annually, most likely in Seoul initially.
I will have to visit every year so hopefully we can go on a picnic to bntailor next year. I will be ready next year.
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Thread Starter 
Boat shoes, boat shoes, boat shoes (they're for me; I know they aren't for everyone. And I wear shorts when possible in the summer, hence my love for them).

Though I often wear some adidas casual sneakers or some driving loafers.

@Cox
Congrats. You'll be busy...that's a big industry there, as I'm sure you noticed.
post #21877 of 37482
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Originally Posted by justridiculous View Post
 

Gentlemen, what're your thoughts on driving loafers? I'm looking at these:

 

http://www.jackerwin.com/products/ernie-driving-loafer-dark-brown-suede

 

I like them, but don't really see the point of them over suede loafers with rubber soles or boat shoes as clags suggested. I personally wouldn't buy them.

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Originally Posted by justinkapur View Post

I also want to know thoughts on driving loafers or shoes to be worn in summer with light (in color and weight) denim with an ocbd or polo. I had considered espadrilles but I think that's too casual. Sneakers are an easy choice but looking for some sort of sockless option

I like carmina's light suede string loafer, but any kind of lighter coloured loafer will do for summer.
post #21879 of 37482
Did Noodles noodle this?

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/\  might be the angle but it looks too short. Something weird going on with the arms, too.

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I just realized that the small lapels and short legnth of jackets here in Korea have been tailored to fit properly on an average Korean man. They have different body structure.

I wear small for my casual shirts and I wear 30 or 31 for jeans. But here in Korea, even the biggest size do not fit me well. I am quite surprised by the vast difference in sizing.

(My fathet inlaw didn't buy me a suit but did make me get a full physical exam. Good news is that I am 183.4cm and thr bad news is that I had to endure a freaking horrible endoscopy.)
post #21882 of 37482
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Originally Posted by The Noodles View Post

I just realized that the small lapels and short legnth of jackets here in Korea have been tailored to fit properly on an average Korean man. They have different body structure.

I wear small for my casual shirts and I wear 30 or 31 for jeans. But here in Korea, even the biggest size do not fit me well. I am quite surprised by the vast difference in sizing.

I lived in NE China a few years ago and I was also pretty surprised by the sizing difference. I'm a big guy (6'3 and 250 lbs) and when I'd go shopping for clothes or shoes, they would just laugh at me when I told them my size.

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Dang, these Korean men are just too skinny. 6 ft and 170 lbs and can't find good fitting shirts at dept stores. Bummer.
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Originally Posted by justridiculous View Post

Gentlemen, what're your thoughts on driving loafers? I'm looking at these:

http://www.jackerwin.com/products/ernie-driving-loafer-dark-brown-suede

Fine for driving a car. Otherwise no.
post #21885 of 37482
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Originally Posted by The Noodles View Post

I just realized that the small lapels and short legnth of jackets here in Korea have been tailored to fit properly on an average Korean man. They have different body structure.

I wear small for my casual shirts and I wear 30 or 31 for jeans. But here in Korea, even the biggest size do not fit me well. I am quite surprised by the vast difference in sizing.

(My fathet inlaw didn't buy me a suit but did make me get a full physical exam. Good news is that I am 183.4cm and thr bad news is that I had to endure a freaking horrible endoscopy.)

 

Noodles, the first time I read this, I thought you referenced a colonoscopy and my thought was that I hope your Father in Law did not personally administer it.  I'm back a few minutes later and now wondering if I read it wrong the first time or if it was subject to a Noodles ninja edit. 

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