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Originally Posted by WillingToLearn View Post
 

Seeking some GNA on these ties with winter in mind.  I struggle with stripes for sure.  Please provide thoughts on good / bad and suit / SC. I guess the are all sort of country, but I do have some country (brown, green donegal) suits.  Thanks.

 

 

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Dark Red & Powder Blue Stripe on Charcoal Gray Cashmere Tie

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Navy Blue & Burnt Orange Stripe on Dark Chocolate Cashmere

 

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Red & Dark Camel Stripes on Light Lavender Wool 

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Prefer the first two in terms of colour and pattern, but cashmere ties do tend to wear out quickly.

 

The wool tie would last longer, but I'm a bit put off by all those stripes running at different angles.

 

Also it's a little hard to judge the pattern scale from these shots.

post #28757 of 37396
Thread Starter 

@WillingToLearn

 

Pass on all three.

 

I think this is the ultimate winter tie:

http://www.samhober.com/new-wool-herringbone-ties/black-and-camel-herringbone-wool-tie-1.html

(75 bucks, 3 left)

 

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post #28758 of 37396
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Originally Posted by Claghorn View Post
 

@WillingToLearn

 

Pass on all three.

 

I think this is the ultimate winter tie:

http://www.samhober.com/new-wool-herringbone-ties/black-and-camel-herringbone-wool-tie-1.html

(75 bucks, 3 left)

 

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Seriously almost just purchased it as soon as I saw it. Probably still will—I usually make my Hobers 6-fold, but with wool or cashmere ties, should I leave them 3-fold?

post #28759 of 37396
Thread Starter 

The cashmere 7 fold I have ties nicely (Panta). The only wool 7 fold I have (Henry Carter), I'd've preferred it with three. With that wool, which is pretty thick, I'd stick with three and have Hober use his thinnest lining.

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"The ultimate" is a bold claim, but that's a good one.  

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post #28762 of 37396
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Originally Posted by Claghorn View Post

The cashmere 7 fold I have ties nicely (Panta). The only wool 7 fold I have (Henry Carter), I'd've preferred it with three. With that wool, which is pretty thick, I'd stick with three and have Hober use his thinnest lining.
Not many people know this but at the knot section, a 3 fold and 6/7 fold is exactly the same on the majority of ties, unless they are made ye olde way with one piece of ancient thirst. The folds are finished by about halfway up the front blade, same at the back. They still make for a heavier tie of course, but the thickness at the knot is exactly the same. I've been meaning to pull an older 7 fold apart and take some photos to demonstrate actually, maybe this weekend if I get a chance.

I know the one you are talking about though, the brown neat right? It was a very thick and dry fabric that one and does actually have a thinner interlining, just that the thickness overrides it a bit. Back then I was doing almost all 7 folds though, but in hindsight should have done it 3 fold purely to get the weight down on it.
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I know the one you are talking about though, the brown neat right? It was a very thick and dry fabric that one and does actually have a thinner interlining, just that the thickness overrides it a bit. Back then I was doing almost all 7 folds though, but in hindsight should have done it 3 fold purely to get the weight down on it.

Let no man say you don't know your own product!

post #28764 of 37396
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Originally Posted by WhereNext View Post

What do people wear in terms of fabrics for jackets when wearing linen trousers (assuming it's not a suit)? Linen in a different pattern seems somehow odd to me (but I have no idea why). I'm not a huge fan of cotton jackets. Those seem to be the two obvious answers, so I'm wondering if there are other ones...

Is the correct answer to this just linen, cotton, or bamboo? Or are there other options that make sense?

I don't hesitate to pair my solid navy linen BB blazer with light linen trousers. Maybe I should but I don't. Ditto a RAF wool/linen blend jacket. I've also contemplated seersucker but never followed through,
post #28765 of 37396
Don't quite understand the dislike of the three striped ties that were posted. They look nice to me.
post #28766 of 37396
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Tommy John makes the best underpants. No need for bespoke.

 

You're back!

 

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I read this as Tommy John surgery and was confused.

 

Likewise...

post #28767 of 37396
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Thank you to everyone that responded - very GNA, which i really appreciate.  That Kent Wang tie catches my attention in a good way every time I am on the site, but I never quite pull the trigger.  Feels like I couldn't pull it off with a suit.  Maybe I am wrong.  

 

I'd go with the burgundy version of the Clag's Ultimate Winter TieTM ("UWT"), which appears to be very doable with a suit, but it is sold out :(.  I have resigned myself to figuring out stripes at a later date.

 

So back to solids, how about some more GNA on these 2:

 

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http://www.samhober.com/reppe-weave-solid-silk-ties/deep-dark-purple-reppe-solid-silk-tie-18.html 

 

Cashmere Bespoke Tie - Dark Green

http://www.shibumi-berlin.com/Bespoke/Cashmere-Bespoke-Tie-Dark-Green::1467.html 

post #28768 of 37396
I love green, but rarely wear my purple ties, although I like purple in principle. I wouldn't mind that green one, and have always been happy with my Shibumi purchases.
post #28769 of 37396
Green for sure. Super easy to wear and very versatile
post #28770 of 37396
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Green for sure. Super easy to wear and very versatile

Definitely, go with green.
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