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Good Natured Advice Thread (improving a business wardrobe) - Page 2211post #33152 of 373951/6/16 at 3:36pmQuote:
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.post #33153 of 373951/6/16 at 9:56pm
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.post #33154 of 373951/6/16 at 10:37pmQuote:
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.post #33155 of 373951/6/16 at 11:24pmpost #33156 of 373951/7/16 at 10:34amQuote:Originally Posted by Why Am I
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.
I'd add a navy pin dot to your current pair of larger dots. It’s very versatile tie, especially for more conservative looks.
Edited by Academic2 - 1/7/16 at 11:02ampost #33157 of 373951/7/16 at 10:47ampost #33158 of 373951/7/16 at 12:26pmThread Starter
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.post #33159 of 373951/7/16 at 4:16pm
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.post #33160 of 373951/7/16 at 5:48pmQuote:Originally Posted by Newcomer
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.
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.post #33161 of 373951/7/16 at 6:02pmpost #33162 of 373951/7/16 at 6:08pmpost #33163 of 373951/7/16 at 6:37pmpost #33164 of 373951/7/16 at 6:42pmpost #33165 of 373951/7/16 at 7:52pm
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