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post #481 of 37428
Thread Starter 

jrd, you need blends. Trust me on this. Find a few good blends. Try them out. Linen-silk is definitely my favorite. Wool silk is a close second.

 

As far as standards:

 

Burgundy grenadine

Navy pindot (that blue is nice, but not navy)

I feel like you're missing a burgundy ground stripe.

and there is a complete absence of summer ties there

post #482 of 37428
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Originally Posted by Claghorn View Post

jrd, you need blends. Trust me on this. Find a few good blends. Try them out. Linen-silk is definitely my favorite. Wool silk is a close second.

As far as standards:

Burgundy grenadine
Navy pindot (that blue is nice, but not navy)
I feel like you're missing a burgundy ground stripe.
and there is a complete absence of summer ties there

I do already have a dark navy pindot pictured

As for the summer ties, do you mean 100% linen/linen blends ties and shantungs ties? I'm always hesistant to buy a tie in linen because it wrinkles easily and can only be pressed by someone like Tiecrafters

Not a huge color of the fan burgundy for a solid tie. I'm more of a blue/brown/green person if we're talking iGent staple colors.

As for a burgundy stripe, there are some options here

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post #483 of 37428
Thread Starter 

Ah, it looked like black (and I was curious why you had two black pindots).

 

Linen blends don't wrinkle except at the knot and the wrinkles fall out after rolling it up overnight.

 

4, 7 and 13 jump out at me as good choices.

 

I love the combination of gray and blue on a tie (#8), but I've realized that they are difficult to work with (as jackets tend to be either blue or gray).

 

 

 


Kent Wang (30-70 silk-linen), clearly just for spring and summer, though I'm getting its rust counterpart for year round purposes.

 

 

A rep (70-30 silk linen) from Yount. Perhaps a good experimental tie as it's on sale.

 

post #484 of 37428
4 and 5 remind me of Harry Potter,
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post #485 of 37428
Thread Starter 

There are some gorgeous wool silk blends from Mountain & Sackett. Also, they have a navy and yellow stripe (were you the one looking for one?).

 

Anyway, some blends from M&S:

 

 

Perusing their site, I gotta say, M&S knows how to do stripes...

post #486 of 37428
JRD, that's a nice collection there. I see a few in there I could use...
post #487 of 37428
Rudals, that shantung fit is excellent.

i really have a hard time with striped ties. i have very few and really could use to step up my game in that area.
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Polka dots are for clowns. Pin dots are for men. I can't think of any context where polka dots are a better choice than pin dots.

not sure if we agree or not, but there are also dots that are larger than pin dots that i think are excellent. i have a number of them and love them.
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Large scale patterns work best with three piece suits--the vest covers up much of the tie keeping the top block from looking too busy. I don't wear three pieces, so I steer away from large scale medallion type stuff.

it took me a long time to get on board with larger medallions. i find that they are hard to appreciate when looking at just the tie, but incorporated into a fit they can be awesome.

here are two i bought recently, and the fits i used them in, that before i few months ago i never would have considered.



post #488 of 37428
I like larger medallions quite a bit with a sportcoat.
post #489 of 37428
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Originally Posted by jrd617 View Post

Probably don't need anymore of these

Hober, Marinella, Marinella, Cappelli, Hober, Cappelli, Hober, Cappelli, Holliday & Brown, Hober

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Are any of these for sale?  :drool:

 

So speaking of clown dots.  I really wish I would've read this thread or had that thought 4 weeks ago. I bought a couple.  Now that I look at it, I wanted pin dot but bought polka dot.  fk me!  I literally just brought a box of shit ties to give to another guy at work ~100.  I'll be rebuilding my tie game this year.  

post #490 of 37428
Cetain large scale medallions seem stuffy to me. Also very 90s. I don't know why, I just associate them with that.

Here's Brandt from Big Lebowski
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post #491 of 37428
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Are any of these for sale?  drool.gif

Sorry keeping them all biggrin.gif
post #492 of 37428
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Originally Posted by jrd617 View Post

Those large scale medallions seem stuffy to me. Also very 90s
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Here's Brandt from Big Lebowski
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they are awesome.

not the ones on PSH. i meant mine.
post #493 of 37428
Hmm I like the top one you posted, but the color on the second one isn't my thing. Off white background?
post #494 of 37428
gray
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gray

too light for my tastes biggrin.gif
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