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@MGoCrimson , I haven't read the email I wrote yet. I should delete it. Nothing good is going to come of it ever.

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Off topic:

But if anyone has advice for traveling in SE Asia please help me out here: http://www.styleforum.net/t/471970/solo-traveling-southeast-asia

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@ridethecliche Congrats on your acceptance. I'm sure you already know, but you have a long and rewarding journey ahead of you.I also think that not only should you read those drunk e-mails, but you should share them for everyone's entertainment. :nodding:

 

On a more on-topic note, I picked this up from SS today. It's a Hudson model in Cotton/Wool and also came with a pair of matching trousers. This is how it fits off the rack. I am loving the wide lapels and the 3 patch pockets on this thing. I might get the sleeves shortened by a quarter inch in the future, but I need it for a rehearsal dinner in a couple of days.

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That's really nice for OTR, Darkside!  I hear you on raising the sleeves a touch, but it looks like the body fits perfectly.  

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Thanks both. I have grenedine ties that are 6 folds and thought it was the 6 folds that was contributing to a nice thickness on 4IH when in fact it was due to the material. I really do not see the point of going 6 folds moving forward. Thanks guys.

If you actually un-stitched a 6/7 fold tie and opened it up at the back you'd notice that the folds on these ties finish about half way up the front (and back) blade before the knot area on almost all 6/7 fold ties. What I'm saying is that the knot area on a 3 fold tie is the same thickness as a 7 fold tie. I've pretty much stopped making 6/7 folds now because the knot is as good on a 3 fold. More folds will give more weight and thus affect the way the tie hangs/drapes, but they won't make your knot better.
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Meant suede loafers. I had shell loafers in the past and I really didn't like how the shoe aged. It looked all rumpled and it was difficult to maintain. I don't mind the rumpled look on longwing bluchers but I really hated it on loafers.

 

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Shell loafers r classic, but  even shoe-treed shell develops distinctive beef rolls, so a very casual look.

 

With any loafer, particularly suede, buy them tight.  Once they stretch they fall off your feet.

 

I suggest u take a look at the 2nd hand shell.  If they fit & they haven't developed the rolls, go for them.

Thanks, guys. I'm not a fan of the ageing process of shell either, from what I've seen. So maybe I should keep away from them.

I'll make sure to purchase a pair that sits tight, yet comfortable. Thanks again.

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If you actually un-stitched a 6/7 fold tie and opened it up at the back you'd notice that the folds on these ties finish about half way up the front (and back) blade before the knot area on almost all 6/7 fold ties. What I'm saying is that the knot area on a 3 fold tie is the same thickness as a 7 fold tie. I've pretty much stopped making 6/7 folds now because the knot is as good on a 3 fold. More folds will give more weight and thus affect the way the tie hangs/drapes, but they won't make your knot better.
Thanks! This is a great insight and should be memorialized along with great insights and advice given. So how do I achieve a good "umph" thickness when I am a 4IH man?
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Generally speaking, buy good ties and the knots should sort themselves out. Work out which makers make a tie with a thicker or thickish lining and it'll result in a beefier knot, if that's what you want.

From what I've seen your knots are good, so you don't have much to worry about.
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If you actually un-stitched a 6/7 fold tie and opened it up at the back you'd notice that the folds on these ties finish about half way up the front (and back) blade before the knot area on almost all 6/7 fold ties. What I'm saying is that the knot area on a 3 fold tie is the same thickness as a 7 fold tie. I've pretty much stopped making 6/7 folds now because the knot is as good on a 3 fold. More folds will give more weight and thus affect the way the tie hangs/drapes, but they won't make your knot better.


Was that always true, HC? I thought patterns would have the fold across through the length. Live and learn from this thread.

 

The best world is where you get to tie the knot before you buy the tie. Even from the same maker, my ties will tie different knots depending on the heft of the fabric, at least at the extremes...say a heavy wool tweed. 

 

On most silks, I tend to go for 9cm blade, but 8cm for wools and weightier fabrics.

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Navy suit.
What is the best color combo for Glenn plaid necktie?
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Navy suit.
What is the best color combo for Glenn plaid necktie?

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Black and white, it is.
Prince-of-Wales-Check-Silk-Jacquard-Tie.html
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@donraphael, that is always a smart looking combination.

Aside from the polka dot pocket square, which I would replace with a white linen PS, to me the solid navy suit, white shirt and POW tie is one of the top, true classic menswear looks. Much like a classic black tie rig, it looks good on everyone.
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Navy suit.
What is the best color combo for Glenn plaid necktie?

True Don R, v true!

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I shockingly like the larger pattern a bit more.

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