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I'm sure this has been answered many times before, but are Henry Carter's ties listed in AUD or USD?

 

Perhaps @Henry Carter might be the one to answer lol!

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I'm sure this has been answered many times before, but are Henry Carter's ties listed in AUD or USD?

Perhaps @Henry Carter
 might be the one to answer lol!

AUD
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Originally Posted by ericgereghty View Post
 

I'm sure this has been answered many times before, but are Henry Carter's ties listed in AUD or USD?

 

Perhaps @Henry Carter might be the one to answer lol!

 

AUD the last time I ordered, about a year ago.  Means they're selling at about a 25% discount to the USD.

 

Cheers,

 

Ac

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Fixed the issue with the jacket. Turns out the lapel was curving past the second button, creating the weird twist in the fabric. My dry cleaner (carefully) re-pressed the lapels - they're not perfect but the issue has been resolved.

 


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.:

 

I like this. I could never pull it off.

There is nothing fashion runway about this. 

 

 

Outside of Pitti?

Yes.  for sure. 

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There is nothing fashion runway about this. 

 

 

 

Striped odd jacket with cargo trousers? 

 

Looks like something that a host of luxury menswear brands send down the runway every year in an attempt to be different, edgy or new. 

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Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by Tirailleur1 View Post

There is nothing fashion runway about this. 


Outside of Pitti?


Yes.  for sure. 
Not speaking to that outfit. Just the role of runways as they relate to what trickles down into what we see.

I think it was Journeyman that mentioned runways and slightly outlandish peacocking as serving some sort of function. I think I am inclined to agree with him, but I am too tired to think of why
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I was and am going to make a 2 piece out of this with plans of wearing the jacket as a blazer.

 

http://www.themerchantfox.co.uk/prod/916/directors-cut/navy-stripe-hopsack

 

I'm gonna take Claghorn's posts as a go-ahead. ty

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I was and am going to make a 2 piece out of this with plans of wearing the jacket as a blazer.

 

http://www.themerchantfox.co.uk/prod/916/directors-cut/navy-stripe-hopsack

 

I'm gonna take Claghorn's posts as a go-ahead. ty

 

I don't think that will make good trousers. You are better just having a jacket made from it. 

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A while back I read a book called Ametora: How Japan Saved American Style. There is a section in which the author explains that the Japanese youth of the 1960s, upon first encountering Ivy style, copied it in a way that showed their clear misunderstanding of the genre. Their clothes looked contrived, awkward, and in bad taste. In order to counteract this the Japanese promoters of Ivy style created "rules" to guide men toward the proper look. Sometimes these rules were based on things they actually saw in American menswear ads or in pictures. Sometimes they just made them up. The Japanese accepted these rules as gospel, however, because there was no one to tell them otherwise. Because some of these rules were simply invented by the Japanese mind, Asian Ivy began to take on a character of its own. I'm not saying this fit is in any way trad, except perhaps in that the jacket is a three button, but it does remind me of the oddness of some of the earlier experiments by Japanese young people. All in all, if I knew nothing about the "rules" I would probably like it. Since rules are for n00bz I'll go ahead and say it. I like it.

 

Not so much a trad thing, but don't forget long vertical billfold in bridal leather jammed into left back pocket and (in summer) terrycloth handkerchief jammed into right back pocket with 1/3 of handkerchief jutting out, presumably for easy access. These two are borderline required uniform for any man under 40. Not sure how anyone sits down like that. Don't ask me. I never worked at a company.

 

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Gross.
Exactly!


Square is bad.

 

Any idea why he refers to these as "prom jeans" in all of tumblr posts? Dying to know. Did he actually take jeans he wore to prom in the 80's and add suspenders? Inquiring minds want to know.

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Originally Posted by sprout2 View Post

Not so much a trad thing, but don't forget long vertical billfold in bridal leather jammed into left back pocket and (in summer) terrycloth handkerchief jammed into right back pocket with 1/3 of handkerchief jutting out, presumably for easy access. These two are borderline required uniform for any man under 40. Not sure how anyone sits down like that. Don't ask me. I never worked at a company.


Any idea why he refers to these as "prom jeans" in all of tumblr posts? Dying to know. Did he actually take jeans he wore to prom in the 80's and add suspenders? Inquiring minds want to know.
'Chad Prom' is the brand..
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'Chad Prom' is the brand..

 

Branding fail.

Both "chad" and "prom."

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I'll try to get us back on track with my usual brand of simple, "why don't you already know this?" brand of question:

 

Are there any general rules on what patterns are "correct" for types of clothing? For example, I sometimes see PoW checks on both jackets and ties. Unless I am mistaken, it seems popular for both items, but for other patterns, like houndstooth or herringbone, I recall reading advice that they aren't appropriate for some garments.

 

So, can they be easily categorized into jacket, suit, or tie categories? Dog's tooth, gingham, glen check, shephard's, etc, etc, etc.

 

Anybody?

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If I recall there was some debate on the topic in the good taste thread by several of the demi - gods of SF, like Foo and Manton. The topic being if it looks like it could be suiting, it shouldn't be a tie and if it looks like it could be a tie it shouldn't be a PS. I am probably mis-recollecting and being honest, I don't care enough about the topic to go check my recollection. I'd recommend that thread in general, but also specifically on this topic.
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A good rule of thumb that has been eaten away by tie makers pumping out ties in every permutation of pattern and material in order to keep us buying ties like they are toilet paper.

 

The following is strictly subjective but I believe based on a sound set of principles.

 

I really dislike a glen check tie. There is some evidence (and push) for these to be a wedding tie, but there are plenty of less crazy options out there for a wedding tie, and glen check is so ubiquitous in suits (and even jackets) that I fail to see a place for it as a tie.

A puppytooth tie is workable if in a weave and color configuration suitable as a wedding tie.

For some reason, herringbone ties are flooding the market in summer fabrics, but I don't like it.

Really detest a gun club necktie.

Ties with checks are also a non-starter for me.

 

I don't think I am the only one that find herringbone and gun club to be avowedly winter-oriented patterns, and producing things that would pass for tweed if they weren't made in linen and silk seems like going for the least effort possible in creating something actually summer oriented.

 

On that note, I never cared for the herringbone worsted suit. There are infinitely better options in suiting. But I digress.

 

The reverse is exceedingly uncommon, though. (Tie material/pattern in clothing) Satin jacket? Grenadine suit? I don't think anyone would raise a fuss about foulard-printed boxer shorts. This should, in theory, make picking non-egregious ties easy: repps, florals, knits, etc.

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