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post #30181 of 37396
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That jacket seems versatile enough. Flap pockets on a "casual" jacket don't worry me that much, and they can always be tucked in. The weave will resolve to solid at any respectable distance and the colour appears neutral and easily matched.

 

Have you ever tried on any SuSu jackets/suits in store? Their cuts vary widely and some will suit your frame better than others. For instance, I suck in a Sienna block. Wouldn't touch it with a bargepole. I look better in Lazio, La Spalla or Soho. If you've got a B&M store in your area, hit it and try on samples of all their blocks.

Wide chest + small waist + short arms = can't touch anything SuSu lol.

 

Working buttonholes make them near nonstarters for me.

post #30182 of 37396
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If it's a fairly formal wedding, black grenadine would be my choice, I think.  

 

 

 

From your statement I gather that a black grenadine is a fairly formal tie? Funny, since it seems somewhat close to a black knit which I have characterized as casual. Does it make a difference whether it is grenadine grossa or fina? 

post #30183 of 37396
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From your statement I gather that a black grenadine is a fairly formal tie? Funny, since it seems somewhat close to a black knit which I have characterized as casual.   [...]

 

In the UK black grenadine is a popular funeral tie.  E.g.:

 

http://linksonjack.com/buy/black-tie-for-a-funeral/

 

Keep in mind that grenadine is woven, not knit.   At a conversational distance it would never be confused with a knit.

 

Cheers,

 

Ac

post #30184 of 37396
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Originally Posted by Coxsackie View Post

That jacket seems versatile enough. Flap pockets on a "casual" jacket don't worry me that much, and they can always be tucked in. The weave will resolve to solid at any respectable distance and the colour appears neutral and easily matched.

Have you ever tried on any SuSu jackets/suits in store? Their cuts vary widely and some will suit your frame better than others. For instance, I suck in a Sienna block. Wouldn't touch it with a bargepole. I look better in Lazio, La Spalla or Soho. If you've got a B&M store in your area, hit it and try on samples of all their blocks.

Thanks for your thoughts. I have a Havana and Lazio that fit reasonably well. But good advice, I'll go see if they have it in the Toronto store.
post #30185 of 37396
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From your statement I gather that a black grenadine is a fairly formal tie? Funny, since it seems somewhat close to a black knit which I have characterized as casual.   [...]

 

In the UK black grenadine is a popular funeral tie.  E.g.:

 

http://linksonjack.com/buy/black-tie-for-a-funeral/

 

Keep in mind that grenadine is woven, not knit.   At a conversational distance it would never be confused with a knit.

 

Cheers,

 

 

Ac

 

 

AFAIK Manton's view is that grenadines should be reserved for suits, but I don't see a lot of difference between a garza grossa  and a silk knit in the same color. I think a grossa  is fine with the right SC.  

 

A black grenadine goes well with a brown suit and black shoes imo, bridging informal/formal.

post #30186 of 37396

Yes, I regard black grenadines as quite formal in nearly every context (fina more so than garza, but not so much that a garza is a casual tie).  In general, I think grenadines ties are quite versatile, but black is such a formal color than only the most informal of knit ties can "casualize" it for me.  

post #30187 of 37396
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Would be really tempted to hit Greg up for some Formosa love now that I'm in NY but I CAN'T AFFORD ONE. Not even with the current discount.

Woe is me.
I hate you.

You have a nice bnt suit being made for you.
post #30188 of 37396

Would you wear a black grenadine to a funeral?

post #30189 of 37396
@justinkapur, for the only (or first) tuxedo, I would recommend peak lapel, single button, grosgrain facings with matching cummerbund. Given what we've seen of your choices, midnight blue is not too much of a stretch for you.
post #30190 of 37396
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Would you wear a black grenadine to a funeral?

Me?  I would and have worn a black garza fina to funerals.  It's my go-to tie for those events.  

post #30191 of 37396

Just an open-ended question.

I would wear a plain twill silk.

 

If I wore a black grenadine to a funeral, I don't think I could ever wear it in other contexts.

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I hear you.  Funerals are about all I wear mine for.  I go silver grenadine or gray shepherd's check to weddings but the OP said he didn't want silver/gray.  

post #30193 of 37396
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Originally Posted by heldentenor View Post

I hear you.  Funerals are about all I wear mine for.  I go silver grenadine or gray shepherd's check to weddings but the OP said he didn't want silver/gray.  

I just wanted a tie that would work for other purposes as well. Not particularly funerals.
post #30194 of 37396
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I hear you.  Funerals are about all I wear mine for.  I go silver grenadine or gray shepherd's check to weddings but the OP said he didn't want silver/gray.  

 

There is a contingent that advocates black grenadine with tan suits and the like, Bond-style, but I haven't tried this one in real life.
post #30195 of 37396
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There is a contingent that advocates black grenadine with tan suits and the like, Bond-style, but I haven't tried this one in real life.

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