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Shockingly?!
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Originally Posted by ridethecliche View Post
 

I shockingly like the larger pattern a bit more.

 

Definitely looks more formal though.. no?

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I like both, but I like the smaller scale slightly better. Unfortuantely, I can never find a good glen plaid tie. Either the colours are wrong or the scale is weird or the material isn't silk or the tie is too narrow.
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Originally Posted by Monkeyface View Post

I like both, but I like the smaller scale slightly better. Unfortuantely, I can never find a good glen plaid tie. Either the colours are wrong or the scale is weird or the material isn't silk or the tie is too narrow.


I prefer one with an overcheck/tone. Here's a B&W one with blue overtones. Seemed appropriate for Easter.

 

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The one DonR posted just stands out a bit more. I like the scale of the pattern a lot. I've never wanted to own a tie like that till the picture.

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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.
Not always true but for the most part, yes. The only people I can think of that make a true 7 fold made from one piece of silk is those that should not be mentioned (initials P.C) and look how that turned out for everyone....nest.gif
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...I've never wanted to own a <pick an article of clothing> like that till the picture <on SF, mostly here in the Noodles thread>.

 

This thread is killing my effort to save for retirement.  I'll have to work until I'm 75.  Thanks for letting me lurk & learn!  :D

 

 

I see so many suits here, I rarely see any tie bars/slides/clips/tacs.  Do you gents use them?  If so, what are your favorites?

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This thread is killing my effort to save for retirement.  [...]

 

It happens, I suppose.  But for every person who ends up spending more than he otherwise might there are probably a couple dozen who saved money by taking to heart one of the thread’s foundational pieces of advice:  don’t make impulse purchases—research first, and then acquire accordingly and systematically.

 

The most expensive item of clothing is the one you only wear a couple of times.

 

Cheers,

 

Ac

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I've bought this blazer for my work and I am not sure how to pair it with suitable trousers, I have tried jeans with it, but it does not seem to work. The fabric of this jacket is 55 wool 45 cotton so is it best to wear wool flannel trousers with it?

I'll post fit pics later



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Selfishly bumping this post.  Would really appreciate any thoughts.

 

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Originally Posted by WillingToLearn View Post
 

 

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:

 

 

 

 

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)).

 

 

 

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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Originally Posted by Ihami View Post

I've bought this blazer for my work and I am not sure how to pair it with suitable trousers, I have tried jeans with it, but it does not seem to work. The fabric of this jacket is 55 wool 45 cotton so is it best to wear wool flannel trousers with it?

I'll post fit pics later



 

Grey wool trews, or gray linen/cotton chinos or such. Is it unstructured like it looks to be?

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Originally Posted by ridethecliche View Post

Grey wool trews, or gray linen/cotton chinos or such. Is it unstructured like it looks to be?

Yes it is, and with the trousers, what shoes do you suggest? I was considering black tassels

Also of note, the check is grey and dark blue, rather than the black it seems to be
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Originally Posted by Monkeyface View Post

I like both, but I like the smaller scale slightly better. Unfortuantely, I can never find a good glen plaid tie. Either the colours are wrong or the scale is weird or the material isn't silk or the tie is too narrow.
How's this Noodlers?
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My first concern was that this is black and white and I am going to wear it with a navy suit. Then again, we wear black shoes with navy suits so maybe this doesn't break SF rule no. 777.
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How's this Noodlers?
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Details?
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How's this Noodlers?
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My first concern was that this is black and white and I am going to wear it with a navy suit. Then again, we wear black shoes with navy suits so maybe this doesn't break SF rule no. 777.

B&W/Silver POW is pretty standard with Navy suits

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