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Originally Posted by Henry Carter View Post


No apologies necessary. I carried it a year or so ago. Been meaning to re-stock it actually, should do that smile.gif
Nope at work

Yes, you should. And let us know when you do (=

post #21962 of 37396
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Originally Posted by The Noodles

Pliny, does this scream WEDDING? Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
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Yes

it

does

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I have a Vanda navy grenedine pindot. It is 8 cm wide but I want this Drake 9 cm grenedine. Does anyone know how this Drake grenedine compares to the Vanda?


Edited by The Noodles - 4/8/15 at 7:45am
post #21964 of 37396
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Originally Posted by The Noodles View Post
 

I have a Vanda navy grenedine pindot. It is 8 cm wide but I want 9 cm. Does anyone know how this compares to the Vanda?

 

 

How does the vanda compare to the... vanda? I.e. itself? 
Did you mean panta?

post #21965 of 37396

That tie is made by Drake's.

 

I believe all of Vanda's ties are unlined 6-fold. Whereas this tie is a lined (silk tipped) 3 fold. There will be less blowing around in the wind!

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Drake grenedine
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Originally Posted by davesmith View Post

That tie is made by Drake's.

I believe all of Vanda's ties are unlined 6-fold. Whereas this tie is a lined (silk tipped) 3 fold. There will be less blowing around in the wind!
Sounds to me this will be thicker and a better knot. Why didn't someone tell me about Exquisite Trimmings? (I kid).

I guess a better comparison would be to Sam Hober grenedine. How is the weave? Is it grossa?
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Any better with the color of suit to shoes?

 

How am I doing been reading and looking around a lot at your suggested posts.  Thank you!

 

Is any of it setting in?

 

post #21968 of 37396
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Originally Posted by AJ Stelacio View Post
 

Any better with the color of suit to shoes?

 

How am I doing been reading and looking around a lot at your suggested posts.  Thank you!

 

Is any of it setting in?

 

 

 

Looks much better. Good to see a little shirt cuff and the jacket appears to fit you much better at the shoulders and neck. Lapels are bowing a bit, which suggests that the chest is too small. Hard to say from this angle, but I think the jacket looks short on you too. I don't think the cutaway collar does you any favors, though, and most here (including me) would favor a four in hand knot. There is always a lively debate regarding white shirts with anything but formal accessories and that tie has a country look about it. 

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Originally Posted by The Noodles View Post

Drake grenedine
Sounds to me this will be thicker and a better knot. Why didn't someone tell me about Exquisite Trimmings? (I kid).

I guess a better comparison would be to Sam Hober grenedine. How is the weave? Is it grossa?

Fina.
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Granted a PoW tie like we have seen is technically a wedding tie, I see no reason for any professional suit wearing fellow not to wear one to work with a navy suit. Its not like wearing tux to work. Its a great combo and I think its a shame to limit it to weddings only. The only time I would hesitate would be if I was among people that adhere that strictly to such traditions. Which would seemingly be never.
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I think in the US the cultural association of POW/Glen plaid ties with weddings is rapidly receding in our historical rear-view mirror.  It wouldn’t surprise me if two generations in the future no one but historians and hobbyists would know what this conversation is about or what a “wedding tie” is (I don’t know what the situation is in the UK; it could be quite different).

 

I think the traditional, mostly grey, POW/Glen plaid is one of the more versatile patterned ties out there, and it’s been seen in business settings in the northeast US for some time.  Personally, I think they look beautiful with solid navy or other solid mid- to dark blue suits.  Other colors (blue, brown, etc.) are probably not quite as versatile, but I’ve seen them work well in a bit less dressy odd-jacket fits.

 

Cheers,

 

Ac

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I am going to order from Exquisite Trimmings. They have a good selection of Drake ties in 9 cm. icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif
post #21973 of 37396
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Originally Posted by Pliny View Post


Yes
it
does
I'd have no problem wearing that to a wedding either, and perhaps may have in the past. I actually gave that tie to my father in law to wear to my wife's sisters wedding. But I'm certainly not against wearing it for everyday (albeit formal) business use. As it stands everyday business dress for me these days is usually RM Williams, jeans or moleskins and OCBD's so even on the rare occassions I'm dressed up these days, I tend not to be quite so formal. Don't let that stop any of you though!
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I am going to lock down that combo for WORK.
Navy suit
White shirt
Gray glen plaid tie
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You still have a job?

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