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Mr.Brown.

 

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Thoughts from owners of recent CWu ties?

 

I bought a shantung quite a while ago, and it's not the most precisely constructed item.  But it is lovely, and as it's a stiff old shantung, it doesn't matter much.  A more recent raw silk number is tidier, but they are both among my favourites.

 

I got the brown neat myself a few weeks ago, and it's gorgeous.  Feels a lot like a madder - similar in weight and texture to my beloved Panta madders - and it's a joy to tie.  Shaving ten bucks here and there in a sale is great, and I'm a sucker for a special offer.  Sometimes I will not buy something just because it's full price, even though it's cheap.  Or I'll buy something because it's cheap that I didn't really want.  I'm totally fallible in the face of a discount.  But this tie, in isolation, is just worth the money.  It looks great, feels great, and isn't very expensive.  I think I might get the green one...

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@EliodA

Couldn't believe no one jumped on that for half a day. wink.gif

Big congrats on your win and title.
(As I'm mobile, what's your custom title now? LeGrandSeigneur?)

Thanks! No custom title yet. I have no idea, really. Though perhaps a not so subtle wordplay on 'member' might be fun.
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If Stitches knows me well he should know that m custom title can only be one thing. 

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If Stitches knows me well he should know that m custom title can only be one thing. 

Timeless and classic?
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I bought a shantung quite a while ago, and it's not the most precisely constructed item.  But it is lovely, and as it's a stiff old shantung, it doesn't matter much.  A more recent raw silk number is tidier, but they are both among my favourites.

I got the brown neat myself a few weeks ago, and it's gorgeous.  Feels a lot like a madder - similar in weight and texture to my beloved Panta madders - and it's a joy to tie.  Shaving ten bucks here and there in a sale is great, and I'm a sucker for a special offer.  Sometimes I will not buy something just because it's full price, even though it's cheap.  Or I'll buy something because it's cheap that I didn't really want.  I'm totally fallible in the face of a discount.  But this tie, in isolation, is just worth the money.  It looks great, feels great, and isn't very expensive.  I think I might get the green one...

Thanks mimo. That was helpful. I do like the green one...
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I am looking forward to the brown one. It should come this week.

I like this from Exquisite Trimmings.
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This one from ET would go nicely with a gray suit, not sure about navy.
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A week away from styleforum makes for a daunting return. Skimming through I see that I missed a debate about bit loafers. I've owned a few different pairs, but have never been comfortable wearing them, but I will be at a society wedding in a few weeks in which most of the guests will undoubtedly be wearing them, at least for brunch if not for the wedding itself. Since many of those people are worth 10s and 100s of millions, it certainly isn't a symbol of wealth...they don't even think about how much something costs, it is simply part of the uniform.

Oh, and I have a recent Wu. I like it a lot. Very well made, great fabric. I haven't noticed any uneveness, but I'll check. Not inexpensive, of course.

And finally, while I am not a fan of bit loafers, I love other loafers, especially tasseks.
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Clags, great idea for thread.

I have this last tie from NMWA. Bigi. Ties a great knot and became an instant favorite of mine. Looks great with navy. Thought's of it with grey suit and blue shirt? If so, go dark brown shoes?
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A week away from styleforum makes for a daunting return. Skimming through I see that I missed a debate about bit loafers. I've owned a few different pairs, but have never been comfortable wearing them, but I will be at a society wedding in a few weeks in which most of the guests will undoubtedly be wearing them, at least for brunch if not for the wedding itself. Since many of those people are worth 10s and 100s of millions, it certainly isn't a symbol of wealth...they don't even think about how much something costs, it is simply part of the uniform.

Oh, and I have a recent Wu. I like it a lot. Very well made, great fabric. I haven't noticed any uneveness, but I'll check. Not inexpensive, of course.

And finally, while I am not a fan of bit loafers, I love other loafers, especially tasseks.

Lol, that's exactly why it's a symbol of money. If rich people wear them, because it's part of the uniform, it'll become a status symbol and those without money will wear them as well, so that they appear to belong to the same group.

It's mostly a US/new money thing though. You don't see many bit loafers in the old world, and rightly so. It's a tacky piece of jewelry on your feet.
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Did anyone listen to @Claghorn and get some pants from Kent Wang?

I wore out my beater pants and I am wearing a real tight HUGO BOSS trousers. But I am really liking the charcoal gray color.

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Did anyone listen to @Claghorn
 and get some pants from Kent Wang?
I wore out my beater pants and I am wearing a real tight HUGO BOSS trousers. But I am really liking the charcoal gray color.

No charcoal odd trousers! It can look ok with a tan jacket, but that's it. Get medium and light grey.
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If Stitches knows me well he should know that m custom title can only be one thing. 

 

Oh, he does....

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What I meant was that those people won't be wearing them to signal or demonstrate their wealth, they just wear them because everyone they know wears them.
What struck me most after spending time with them at the fitting for my son's outfit as a page boy was that they simply don't think about the cost of anything. At seemingly any scale, money or the ability to pay merely doesn't enter into it. My wife and I marveled at what that must feel like.
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Lol, that's exactly why it's a symbol of money. If rich people wear them, because it's part of the uniform, it'll become a status symbol and those without money will wear them as well, so that they appear to belong to the same group.

It's mostly a US/new money thing though. You don't see many bit loafers in the old world, and rightly so. It's a tacky piece of jewelry on your feet.
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No charcoal odd trousers! It can look ok with a tan jacket, but that's it. Get medium and light grey.

I don't mean to stir up trouble but which trousers affiliate was not responsive. Howard Yount is the good one?

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I used to work with a tie manufacturer until the end of 2014. They were very well known and made ties for a ton of brands (some SF brands included). It got to the point where all the boss cared about was $$$ in his pocket and didn't give half a shit about my complaints. I've since stopped working with them and manage my own 2 person team now. I said F it and bought a huge table so I can do the cutting myself and have complete control over the quality of my products. 

 

it was quite tedious to set up but I'm happy with how things turned out. I take criticism to heart hence why I suddenly decided to drop them and start from scratch. There was a period of 4-5 months where I had nothing new being made. I now use 3 different kinds of lining (based on weight/thickness) that I sourced from Italy. Light for heavy wovens such as shantung, light-medium for printed silk, and medium for grenadines. 

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