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I don't have one on hand. I will take one when I get home and post it here. Thanks for the feed back, and I don't mind if it's noticeable but I also don't want it quite this prevalent. It will also settle some with wear too which will be good.

Hey aglose can you please take a photo of it on whe you get a chance. Im actually a fan of that spalla camicia. Would like to see what it looks like worn.
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I'm at the point where I feel I have too many ties, but also too few ties.

 

Anyone willing to guide me in culling my tie collection. Advice on 'missing' or useful future pieces would also be appreciated. I wear an odd jacket five days a week, and a suit twice a month.

 

Solids (Click to show)

 

Stripes (Click to show)

 

Dots (Click to show)

 

Foulards (Click to show)

 

Madders (Click to show)

 

Checks (Click to show)

 

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Originally Posted by Why Am I View Post
 

I'm at the point where I feel I have too many ties, but also too few ties.

 

Anyone willing to guide me in culling my tie collection. Advice on 'missing' or useful future pieces would also be appreciated. I wear an odd jacket five days a week, and a suit twice a month.

 

 

You've got no silk or wool knits, man!  How do u cope?

 

Otherwise, nice collection.  I'd cull some of the lighter colors, e.g. the 2 yellow foulards, the purple shantung, the yellow grenadine, and most of your 'checks',  but there's few there that I wouldn't be happy to have in my collection. 

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Dat yellow foulard PLUS stripe one has got to go. Looks like wrapping paper with a ribbon

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Originally Posted by Why Am I View Post
 

I'm at the point where I feel I have too many ties, but also too few ties.

 

Anyone willing to guide me in culling my tie collection. Advice on 'missing' or useful future pieces would also be appreciated. I wear an odd jacket five days a week, and a suit twice a month.

 

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I'd add a navy pin dot to your current pair of larger dots.  It’s very versatile tie, especially for more conservative looks.

 

Cheers,

 

Ac


Edited by Academic2 - 1/7/16 at 11:02am
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I'd get rid of the striped tie on the far left and the foulard ties on the far right and second from left. A navy pindot is a key staple (midnight blue is fine here too) you should add. I'd also focus a bit on seasonality (wool ties for F/W, a linen tie or two for S/S).
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@Why Am I

 

I decided to challenge myself and ax at least 4 from each set.

 

Solids: the tan, the light silver, the brown, and the lavender. But give the brown to me please. The rest are too light. 

 

Stripes: Ax 1 (too light to be of easy use), 2 (you have a superior navy in 7), 3 (you have enough greens), 5 (weird looking, shiny, not as nice as 4 which has the same colors), 10 (shiny)

 

Dots: Keep both. Damn

 

Foulards: 1 (looks like a novelty tie), 2 (too light to be of easy use), 6 (...). If I had to choose a fourth to go, I'd kick out the 5 (it looks like Christmas colors...though actually I like 5 more than 3).

 

Madders: @WillingToLearn, I think you can probably get this one. Though I'll begrudge that they are all pretty, even 3 in its own way.

 

Checks: 1 is a staple, 2 has interesting texture. Ax the rest.

 

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@Claghorn

 

Clag's has style and taste light years beyond me, but one spot where I (and I suspect a few others far more esteemed posters) digress from his thinking is larger scale patterns.  He seems to be vehemently against all comers in that category. 

 

 

 

 

 

Madders: @WillingToLearn, I think you can probably get this one. Though I'll begrudge that they are all pretty, even 3 in its own way.

 

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It is a balancing act. I think that we sometimes over-simplify our suits - and, far more importantly, the tailors that make them - so the information can be more easily digested for internet consumption. I often hear the refrain, "go here if you want this type of suit," or "go there if you want that type of detail," in a manner that suggests that a tailor can be pigeon-holed into a certain style, that there are certain trade-marked details that only one tailor can do.

With that said, I also think it is imprudent to go to a tailor who cuts one style, and ask for something completely different. Nonetheless, small visual cues can go a long way. The lapels on my suit have less belly and the quarters sweep a bit more than Patrick's suit - these minor changes have a massive visual impact on the final product. Other than that, both our jackets have a closely cut chest, slight roping in the shoulders, etc.

I always find it slightly humorous that Vox is frequently cited as the benchmark for Steed. Funny enough, Vox's Steeds are perhaps the least Steedy of the Steeds (eloquently stated, I know). Presumably, Steed and Vox have worked together long enough that Steed understand what Vox wants, and vice-versa.
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Would also add that the tailor matters. Do your homework and ask around before jumping the gun. I had a terrible experience even after I did all of the above.
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Would also add that the tailor matters. Do your homework and ask around before jumping the gun. I had a terrible experience even after I did all of the above.

What happened?
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What happened?

Don't want to dig up old stuff, but if you search around it is public.
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Don't want to dig up old stuff, but if you search around it is public.

I take it you tried to implement the liverano lapels and rounded quarters on your jacket?
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I take it you tried to implement the liverano lapels and rounded quarters on your jacket?

How did you guess?
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Reeves, if I recall
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