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FWIW i like the triple stripe (for whoever was asking)

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So are you going to out the AV who made that poorly fitting jacket or are you just going to elude to it forever? One of those is helpful and one is not.

He's going to talk to the AV first, which I think is reasonable at this point.
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FWIW i like the triple stripe (for whoever was asking)


Didn't you buy the navy one, from ET hopefully (as it was cheaper through them).

 

I started this particular part of the thread, soliciting summer tie suggestions and making a few of my own.

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dsutton is selling a seven fold linen Tadino on BS I think.
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Pretty good thread on light ties: http://www.styleforum.net/t/311632/wearing-light-colored-ties

A few knowledgeable SF guys posted a lot within it.

Interesting thread. I'd like to see this as a FC some day.
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Data: ET and Viola Milano (same tie, so buy it from Shaya if interested).

 

Looks much better being worn!

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Looks much better being worn!

@VictorSFreturn killed that tie twice in WAYWRN recently.

 

1. http://www.styleforum.net/t/394373/hof-what-are-you-wearing-right-now-part-iv-starting-may-2014/21090#post_7912983

2. http://www.styleforum.net/t/394373/hof-what-are-you-wearing-right-now-part-iv-starting-may-2014/20625#post_7886831

 

EDIT: Anyone have experience with both Vanda and Exquisite Trimmings' house brand? Is the latter's ties as light as Vanda's or are they more substantial?

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Looks much better being worn!


That's the rub! Hard sometimes to tell: things that you think won't work might (but you have to wear it to see) or things that you are sure will work or be versatile are not. Challenge of buying things on-line

 

Case in point the tie in this fit which for me only works with that jacket, and yet, somehow I thought it might be more versatile

 

http://www.styleforum.net/t/394373/hof-what-are-you-wearing-right-now-part-iv-starting-may-2014/21225#post_7917126

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I have an untipped 3(?)-fold ET challis that's very nice. It's light but different from Vanda. I hadn't really thought about a direct comparison, so if no one else chimes in, I'll see if I can figure out what I think is different. 

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I have an untipped 3(?)-fold ET challis that's very nice. It's light but different from Vanda. I hadn't really thought about a direct comparison, so if no one else chimes in, I'll see if I can figure out what I think is different. 
Thanks, I'd appreciate that. I'm undecided between the green striped that Vanda and ET offers. I may prefer the design of Vanda, but I think their ties are way to light for my taste. On the other hand, if I end up acquiring the navy one also (ET), I might just get the green from Vanda for variation's sake. Would appreciate a comparison, nontheless.
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I have experience with both, but my Vanda is seven-fold while all my ET's are 3 fold an lined. Both (just comparing neats) are light and airy.
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At the risk of stirring up two debates again.  The charcoal trouser debate and the orphaned suit jacket were on my mind this morning. So, does this work by SF standards?  I rather like it, but I am not biased against charcoal. The jacket is part of a suit, albeit a less formal one with patch pockets.  I welcome feedback on the outfit beyond just the charcoal / suit jacket issue.  Last photo truest to IRL color of the jacket.

 

Sorry - went crazy with spoiler and I don't know how to fix it, photos are in there, I promise
 

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9.5. My tailor has a good eye for proportion so he kept the opening wider while gently slimming the leg because I have been buying these secondhand at steal prices and sometimes they're a size big. Sometimes I don't like the cuff sloshing around my clf so much but I understand why you say don't do it.

Noodles, I will work on pics for you this week. I also second the rec to buy these used. You can pick up trafalgar and BB braces at $20 or less on Ebay in fantastic shape. It's what I've done.

Yeah, He's smart. I'm very middle of the road, but like a tapered and flattering fit overall. My cuffs cover between 1/3-1/2 of my shoe length to avoid clown-looking feet. I agree with him that the best trou are slightly slimmed down from the thighs down.

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Thank you all for chiming in. I think BB (with corp. d/c) may be the best route. 

 

Side tracking here: I have become very annoyed with some of the ladies that my wife has become acquainted with in recent months. 

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Why? Here are some examples.

 

Lady A) When she was invited to our home along with other guests, she checked out our home value and home values in my neighborhood online. Who the heck does that? Then she invites everyone to her home except my wife when everyone is there. She and her husband currently rents and cannot afford to buy. 

 

Lady B) She asks, "You guys are over your honeymoon phase and must be fight a lot, right?" She asks this very often and she keeps on insisting that the day will come. What's wrong with getting along with your spouse in a marriage?! 

 

Lady C) She looks my wife up and down and asks how much I make, looks at her handbags and asks how much they are, looks at our car and how much it is, goes through our kitchen and asks how much dishes and knives are, etc. What the heck?

 

Lady D) She was very friendly at first. But when my wife turned down her request to join some small group, she stopped acknowledging her. Like would not even look at us when we say hello. Weird.

 

I asked Mrs. Noodles what the heck is wrong with these women. Her response was, "This is why I hung out mostly with my dude friends. Girls are too catty." Anybody else have similar experiences?

 

Also, she's like at least 10 years younger than all these women. We think they're just jealous that we're happy?

 

Character, Integrity, and - most importantly - Association, my friend. The latter greatly influences the former two.

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At the risk of stirring up two debates again.  The charcoal trouser debate and the orphaned suit jacket were on my mind this morning. So, does this work by SF standards?  I rather like it, but I am not biased against charcoal. The jacket is part of a suit, albeit a less formal one with patch pockets.  I welcome feedback on the outfit beyond just the charcoal / suit jacket issue.  Last photo truest to IRL color of the jacket.

 

Sorry - went crazy with spoiler and I don't know how to fix it, photos are in there, I promise
 

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Hard to tell anything about fit from those pics, but the jacket might be a bit tight. Is that a patterned shirt, glen plaid pattern? That won't get much love here.

 

I do think the color scheme is rather not spring/summer. It's dark, very gray. I'm fine with dark grey trousers, but really feel them to be a fall/winter look. So, your combination color and texture wise seems out of season (but would be fine in colder times). Maybe still cold where you are?

 

I'd also prefer more contrast between bottom and top (go with true northern lights, if wearing those trousers). My two cents.

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