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Originally Posted by WillingToLearn View Post
 

Grenadine Garza or Fina weave? 

 

Specifically, seeking navy blue staple tie.  I have the wide pointed silk knit from the knottery for more casual occasions (see below). 

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This will be for business occasions.  also, I have rough hands, so worried about snagging and durability, if that is a factor in deciding between the two weaves.  thanks in advance.  Any reason not to order from Hober?

FINA!

For business occasion, I would recommend FINA. The GARZA shows large weaves and could distract. 

v This man looks great with his FINA.

 

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Originally Posted by EFV View Post


OTOH, she buys purses at several $1000 a pop, so she obviously has some appreciation for the luxury market (which, tbh, suits >$1000 are a part of).

I may have given the impression that she buys expensive stuff left and right but in reality she doesn't. She wants a nice purse and if we can afford it then I don't see why not. It looks like we are going to settle on a Chloe Drew ($2k). 

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Quote:
Originally Posted by WillingToLearn View Post
 

Grenadine Garza or Fina weave? 

 

Specifically, seeking navy blue staple tie.  I have the wide pointed silk knit from the knottery for more casual occasions (see below). 

 

 

This will be for business occasions.  also, I have rough hands, so worried about snagging and durability, if that is a factor in deciding between the two weaves.  thanks in advance.  Any reason not to order from Hober?

 

I have basically that exact one from Hober. Midnight blue in a grossa weave. Both are suitable for work, I just chose Grossa because I like the visibility of the texture more than the fina.

 

(Also rough hands are going to be hard on any grenadine no matter what.)

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On grey jackets and trousers: data point.

 

This is not the greatest photo, blurry etc. Ignore the style of the jacket (it was a gift a few years ago from a loved one, but it's a "fashion" jacket, Pringle of Scotland, bought off of Yoox, thin lapels, etc. etc. though it is fully canvassed).

 

Since we were talking about grey jackets and trousers vis-a-vis color combos, focus on colors. I quite like white trousers with grey, and think it is a nice summery look. Here with a light blue square, navy knit, beltless trousers (from Howard Yount!), tan shoes. You get the point.

 

@Mr. Six why not white for your Formosa?

 

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This thread is amazing. Just a quick thanks to those who participate and comment, I just wish I could catch up faster after missing a few days.
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Welcome @TexJake. And try to have some fun here.

 

@Mr. Six

Whenever you do wear it, can you post a pic of the charcoal gray windowpain Formosa suit? I am very interested in it AND it is in stock. :lookaround:

 

@TweedyProf

A homer like me would go navy trousers if donning a gray jacket. But I don't think I've seen that look. This may collide with the charcoal trousers discussion that we had (but I glossed over). 

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The thought here is for a summery look. As above, I think navy would be fine but navy is dark and in heat of day lighter colors are ideal. White trousers in summer look great with odd jackets: grey, blues, browns.

Mr Six has challenged white trousers in a friendly way. Here's the friendly rejoinder.
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I would...

Linen Brown (Click to show)
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I really want a brown suit. But back to the discussion, does brown work?

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I would...

Linen Brown (Click to show)
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Linen Oatmeal(?) (Click to show)
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I really want a brown suit. But back to the discussion, does brown work?

I have the top pants (rota right?). Great color. I have linen pants in a comparable color to the bottom pants. Also very useful.

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Brown's awesome year round.  I prefer neutral mid-toned browns since they can play with almost anything, but once in a while a pair of chestnut or mocha flannels can be the perfect pairing in the fall/winter.  I'm not sure I'd invest too heavily in saturated dark brown odd trousers for the summer.  [Edit: Both of the Rotas you posted above look great, Noodles].  

 

Suits, however, are a different story.  Brown linen, fresco, and hopsacks look so awesome and are really versatile.  

 

Also, to continue the never-ending navy trouser discussion, here's a shameless steal from Anden's blog (swedishprep) of a fit from our very own SeamesterLux:

 

 

To me, that's a perfect use of navy trousers.  

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In before

 

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Brown is for farmer.
 
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@TweedyProf out here pushing that white like the dope man. :D I don't have anything against white trousers, and I've seen many good examples. But I don't think I've ever worn white trousers and haven't really ever thought about wearing them. So when I see the photos of them and think that they look good, it's an abstraction. In many cases it takes me time to transition from seeing something that looks good in the abstract to thinking of it as something that would look good on me. If I were to self-analyze, I suspect there are a number of reasons that I've never thought about wearing white trousers. Additionally, I live in the Bay Area. For those who don't know it, we haven't really had what I would call "summer" in the 20 years that I've been here. (Think of the famous Mark Twain quotation.) White trousers would still be seasonally appropriate, in that it would be the correct time of year, but they'd seem a bit odd to me when the high is 60ºF in July. 

 

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Originally Posted by The Noodles View Post

 

@Mr. Six

Whenever you do wear it, can you post a pic of the charcoal gray windowpain Formosa suit? I am very interested in it AND it is in stock. :lookaround:

 

 

As soon as it's warm enough, I'm almost certain to wear it and post pics. I got a nice new burgundy neat from NMWA to go with it!


Edited by Mr. Six - 5/29/15 at 9:59am
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Originally Posted by Mr. Six View Post
 

 

As soon as it's warm enough, I'm almost certain to wear it and post pics. I got a nice new burgundy neat from NMWA to got with it!

Can't wait! :fonz: 

 

I want to become a farmer! But I am not sure how this would work as odd trousers.

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Edited by The Noodles - 5/29/15 at 10:07am
post #24733 of 37428

Saw this gorgeous Dark grey cashmere tie.

 

 

Are Dark Grey ties versatile/do any of you guys wear plain dark grey? (meaning not POW/houndstooth etc)

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Depends on the part of the city doesn't it? My brother's in the Castro and it's warm enough there, sometimes. I lived in the inner sunset for a while, and at the end of the day, the fog and wind would whip up in a way that I miss dearly now (and sometimes I see it in a film set in the City when the sky goes overcast, and the wind is blowing hard, and I can tell the actor's are like, "wtf? we're in CA and it's cold?"
 
I think your jacket would look really great with white, but YMMV of course :)
 
On grey cashmere ties: if you've got navy, brown, forest green, and rust solids, then yeah, I suppose charcoal then, for more staid looks.
post #24735 of 37428

^Tweedy knows.  His wool/cashmere tie game is second to none. 

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