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Went thru WAYWRN II and just made me look at my past. It's atrocious. 

R.I.P. N00bdles.

This is like when I first joined. Knots look terrible. Tie selections were being made at NM and were bad. Bad shirt collars. 

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Edited by Rudals - 5/2/14 at 12:56pm
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^yea, so like I said, there are plenty of dudes dressed like that in DC, and it's not a disaster.

re: shantung, I don't think there's any particular reason for them being spring/summer ties, they just are traditionally. Raw silk jackets are also S/S, even though they wear pretty hot.
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:facepalm:

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The bad old days, for me :

 

I tried to go out to dinner with my wife wearing this, and we got into a huge fight, explicitly because I looked so terrible. Not pictured: the umbrella.

 

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Originally Posted by unbelragazzo View Post
Honestly, the worst looking ones are the ones that have been on the internet too much and are wearing suits that are too small and garish pocket squares.

 

Quoth he, `The man hath penance done,
And penance more will do.'

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Doodals, you doing that delete/edit again or my screen just gave up?

BTW, I thought you looked great the other day man icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif
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Doodals, you doing that delete/edit again or my screen just gave up?

BTW, I thought you looked great the other day man icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif

No, the links got broken so I fixed it. 

Appreciate it, sir! That means a lot coming from a man who knows how to dress well. :nodding:

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The bad old days, for me :

 

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Your wife had every right to be mad LOL. Just kidding.

But it's just funny to see my old self and how horrible I looked. 

I am guessing your wife is now happy with the way you dress, I hope. 

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Your wife had every right to be mad LOL. Just kidding.

But it's just funny to see my old self and how horrible I looked. 

I am guessing your wife is now happy with the way you dress, I hope. 


Yes, she is happy with the way I dress. Not so happy with how long it takes me to get dressed.

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No, the links got broken so I fixed it. 
Appreciate it, sir! That means a lot coming from a man who knows how to dress well. nod%5B1%5D.gif

A-hah! I see you fixed it, thank you my friend.

Your complimentary comment is very humbly appreciated shog[1].gif
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Is gray particularly useful for playing on the road? What is the function of stirrups? Are golf visors not equally effective as baseball caps in shielding from the sun? Why is baseball the only sports whose participants wear belts?

Maybe not so functional these days, but they once had a purpose:

A stirrup is like a sock, but one that loops underneath the arch of the foot. A century ago, baseball pants were knickers, and what you wear with knickers are stockings. But in the early days, baseball was a pretty rough and tumble game. Players were liable to get cut up by opponents’ spiked shoes—and if you got spiked in the shins and started bleeding, the dye from your stockings could get in the wound and, it was feared, you could get blood poisoning. (These were the days before colorfast dyes.)

So someone had the idea that if you wore a white undersock (a “sanitary,” or “sani” for short), you could stirrup on top—thus allowing you to protect your blood while also repping your team colors. The feet are cut out of the stirrup so as to keep from having to cram two pairs of socks into your cleats.


From http://99percentinvisible.org/episode/masters-of-the-uni-verse/, a very interesting read if you're a baseball fan. Found the article thanks to a Put This On post from a couple weeks ago.
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Went thru WAYWRN II and just made me look at my past. It's atrocious. 
R.I.P. N00bdles.
This is like when I first joined. Knots look terrible. Tie selections were being made at NM and were bad. Bad shirt collars.  Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
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Actually the top few aren't terrible, aside from maybe blah color matching. They get progressively worse as you scroll down.
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I was basically just shooting in the dark. They're not chronological btw
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Messico… Mexico would be benefited of that talk, @unbelragazzo

Some SF friends would die of the amount of people that like the "eldredge" knot and think it's cool because they get some attention. confused.gif
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Is gray particularly useful for playing on the road? What is the function of stirrups? Are golf visors not equally effective as baseball caps in shielding from the sun? Why is baseball the only sports whose participants wear belts?

I wear a baseball cap when I golf. So at least I'm consistent.

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^yea, so like I said, there are plenty of dudes dressed like that in DC, and it's not a disaster.

re: shantung, I don't think there's any particular reason for them being spring/summer ties, they just are traditionally. Raw silk jackets are also S/S, even though they wear pretty hot.

I've always felt that Shantung looks more F/W.
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Here are some ties I've picked up over the last few weeks after reading this thread.

Drakes, Drakes, Hober, Hober, Wu....


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<3 that Wu

Me too. inlove.gif Just bought. Will be my first Shantung and first Wu. I don't even wear ties that often, but I've been wanting a tie exactly like this for a while. I know shantung ties are traditionally spring/summer and somewhat casual, but I like Conrad's take on it. From the website description:

Shantung is characterized by small fabric slubs and matte finish. A great year-round fabric which pairs well with odd jackets but can be worn to dress down formal suits.

I won't hesitate to wear mine in f/w or with a worsted suit.
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