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post #31201 of 37396

Those suits are nice.

 

Okay some help with ties please since I know so little about it. I'm only getting from Sam Hober this time, so if you have any recommendations instead of the ones, I'd love to hear it. I want to get the following:

 

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Okay so I think these 4 are no brainers, they're just good ties and I don't have anything super similar (I have a brown knit and a linen stripe like the last one, but they are different formality)

 

 

So this one I think is a good choice, it's challis wool red, and I think it goes well with most of the tweedy flannel stuff I have, from gray, to brown/orange, to blue. I have another one with more flecks, so this one would be a bit more formal.

 

 

This one (challis wool charcoal) I am the least sure about. I feel like a dark gray like this doesn't really go well with tweeds as it's a bit too formal? So really it's only going well with gray and blue flannel I have, or do you think it'd go well with more worsted suits too? I am thinking it probably works well enough with the medium gray and blue flannel and a charcoal gunclub I have that even if I only wear this with those it's worth a buy. Thoughts?

 

 

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This one I assume would work similar to the red, but a lot more full on with the tweedy/rustic vibe. Think I just really like this.

 

Any other recommendations? I already have some hober. I think I don't wear suits or really formal outfits enough to warrant getting more neats, might do that when I've expanded my wardrobe more.

post #31202 of 37396
Thread Starter 
As far as that last one:



Of the first five, 3 and 4 are redundant, and 4 is better worn. Pass on 5: it looks black (an odd choice of color for a casual non-knit). Pass on the challis gray as well (you'll have #2). Yes on the burgundy.
post #31203 of 37396
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Originally Posted by ericgereghty View Post

 

I live in LA (have lived in SD...lovely place), and, unless you're outdoors frequently, I'd imagine even the warmest stuff could work. If you're inside in an AC-controlled environment, you should be fine.

 

This. I live in a tropical climate, but while in the city I'm hardly ever outdoors and always in AC controlled environments. So I happily wear a variety of fabrics. Always linen would get boring very soon! Though that heavy tweed that @jrd617 posted is probably pushing it too far, delectable as it is.

post #31204 of 37396

I thought a rough silk tie would look quite nice with black (as it has some texture), I remember it being recommended, though sam hober doesn't do shantung so I thought this was closest. Agreed about 4, I really do like it.

 

Any recommendations from hober for other ties in that case? I already have 3 stripe grenadines (green, and blue-red and red-blue).

post #31205 of 37396

^I only have 2 Hobers so far, but one is an Olive Gren Fina that's unlike what you have up there and I love the tie.

post #31206 of 37396
Ah I already have some olive ones that's why. Not from hover though.

What do you guys think about versatility of wool ties? With worsted and formal fabrics? No problem? Perhaps okay with blue not so much like charcoal and Gray?
post #31207 of 37396
Thread Starter 
Do get a rough silk. I just don't think black is the right color. Any outfit casual enough for that texture will be infinitely better served by a knit.

Mine is in plum:

post #31208 of 37396
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Originally Posted by Isolation View Post

Ah I already have some olive ones that's why. Not from hover though.

What do you guys think about versatility of wool ties? With worsted and formal fabrics? No problem? Perhaps okay with blue not so much like charcoal and Gray?

 

You have to be more specific than just "wool" in order to get a good answer. Hard worsted? Tweedy?

post #31209 of 37396
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Originally Posted by jrd617 View Post

The worst sartorial feeling. Knowing your climate is too warm for this beauty...

 

Gorgeous.  I am glad you got it anyway, and I do the same: now it's mid October, the temperature still reaches 40C/100F.  I'm hoping for some days in the 20s/70s around January.  But not for long.

 

I have a dozen tweed jackets, one tweed suit and a couple of bullet proof heavy flannel ones.  Sometimes love is enough, and it's always an extra treat to travel in the winter. :)

 

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Originally Posted by Claghorn View Post
 

I'll agree on brown, but I'm going to stick with the blazer suit (though not necessarily that one due to the fabric). There are plenty of workplaces where a navy blazer and gray trousers are an excellent outfit for a guy starting out.

 

The brown...depends on the workplace. I mean, really they all do. But yeah, for a general first five, the brown should go.

 

First five should also include a pinstripe or two.  And where's the plain solid navy?  I'd say plain navy, mid gray flannel, grey chalk stripe, navy pin stripe, and then one less conventional: from light grey to something odd like your brown one - or perhaps a DB to get some variety.  I'm not totally sold on the idea of a blazer suit: if you're buying five suits, one actual odd blue blazer is not making a big difference to the budget.  But anyway, it works for that fifth odd one: with the three patch pockets, the Hudson is definitely a more casual look (I have one myself).

 

A note of caution on fits, though: I doubt there are many people who wear the Hudson and La Spalla AND the Lazio and Napoli.  Although they all have slim waists, the latter two are considerably wider in the shoulder.  A slim young dude with average to wide shoulders will love them.  Someone who's straighter all the way down, or with narrower shoulders, will fit the Spalla, Hudson and Havana better.  As with all these things "try shit on" remains the most important piece of advice.

 

Overall though, I'd recommend SS too.  I'm not sure I'd suggest shelling out for the La Spalla at this stage because tastes and even body shapes change so fast when we're younger (or when we join SF...).  I'd say stick to the classic cloths, from the cheapest lines, and maybe just one quirky one to wag your feathers on a Friday.  But a really great way to knock up a fast respectable wardrobe.

post #31210 of 37396
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Originally Posted by sugarbutch View Post
 

 

You have to be more specific than just "wool" in order to get a good answer. Hard worsted? Tweedy?

I meant the hober ones I linked. I'm not sure how to describe them, but it is listed as challis wool.

post #31211 of 37396

Stripes are just too banker-wanker. Not in the first five suits for me.

 

Isolation, you need a less staid tie or two.

post #31212 of 37396
Well...I guess it is now time to visit NM for a SC after the negative feedback that I received on that jacket from Macy's
post #31213 of 37396
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Originally Posted by MrTRC View Post

Stripes are just too banker-wanker. Not in the first five suits for me.

For someone who has to wear a suit everyday, stripes are fine for one or two of one's first five suits. I can understand preferring solids (I do myself, though more because I wear suits to less business-y occasions) and not having stripes in your personal first 5 list (maybe that's all you're saying), but I think it's wrong to say that they don't belong in a generic suit wearing professional's first five.
post #31214 of 37396
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Originally Posted by Cao Cao View Post

Well...I guess it is now time to visit NM for a SC after the negative feedback that I received on that jacket from Macy's

Life imitates...itself?

Just make sure you go back to the 38R. Those looked awesome on you.
post #31215 of 37396
Thread Starter 
Honestly, I think it's worth at least trying on a 36S
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