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post #5971 of 37428
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Originally Posted by Rudals View Post
 

Naw, it's all good. The tie that I got, and now Coxsackie should be getting, was just not to my liking for couple of reasons. It was just too fat to complement my narrow jacket lapels. So it looked funny. Also, I am a 4IH guy and the tie looked really funny with a tiny knot and a big fat blade. Things were just not proportional. Next time I order, I will go with 3.35".

 

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In fairness to Cappelli, that looks exactly 3.55 inches (3 and 9/16). But water under bridge I take it so long as you are back on good terms with him.

 

You can use a double four in hand to increase the size of the knot a touch. I do this often with wimpy knots, so long as there is enough length in the tie.

post #5972 of 37428
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Originally Posted by Rudals View Post
 

Cappelli was frustrated with me as I was frustrated at him over 1/2". My favorite is Sam Hober grenade ties (6 folds). They make the BEST solid 4IH knots. 

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The colours really explode :D

post #5973 of 37428
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Originally Posted by Rudals View Post

Naw, it's all good. The tie that I got, and now Coxsackie should be getting, was just not to my liking for couple of reasons. It was just too fat to complement my narrow jacket lapels. So it looked funny. Also, I am a 4IH guy and the tie looked really funny with a tiny knot and a big fat blade. Things were just not proportional. Next time I order, I will go with 3.35".

Alternative solution: ask him to decrease the difference in width between the blade and knot areas so that the knot is taller.
post #5974 of 37428
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Originally Posted by mimo View Post

Advertising "I'm pretty sure I grabbed the last one..." does sound like something of a challenge to all-comers - the combination of crowing, scarcity, and doubt might make it irresistible for someone to check if there is indeed a last one.  But it wasn't me - pity!

Hmm... I'm not so sure I agree unless you were half-joking with him. He only replied to answer someone else who asked why a certain tie was no longer on the website.

At any rate, that's frustrating. Ties don't cost much - if you tell someone you'll do a 24 or 48 hour hold you really should honor that as a businessman. Otherwise just say it's first come, first serve and don't set someone up to be frustrated later. Bad form.
post #5975 of 37428
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Originally Posted by Rudals View Post

Gentlemen, 

I come to you with a legitimate inquiry. 
Given my current situation, I would like to hear your thoughts on what I should do. 
(1) I wear different shades of navy blue to blue suits. 
(2) Contrary to what many have said, I do not have to dress conservatively. The only requirement is that I wear a suit. That is it. 

Question for you - is it a specific requirement in your company that you wear suits? Is it possible that is meant to mean jacket and tie, or does it specifically refer to trousers and jacket in the same fabric/pattern?

Have you ever seen anyone in your office wear an odd jacket and trousers?

Or, is it just that you don't like that combination?
post #5976 of 37428

suits only. rarely odd jackets have i seen

post #5977 of 37428
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Originally Posted by Rudals View Post
 

 rarely odd jackets have i seen

 

Like yoda now we talk, hmm?  :)

post #5978 of 37428
Thought same I did

post #5979 of 37428
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Originally Posted by TM79 View Post


Hmm... I'm not so sure I agree unless you were half-joking with him. 

 

I am frequently half-joking.  Sometimes full-joking.  Other times being a dick.  This time I'm not sure, probably one of them.

post #5980 of 37428

typing with one hand i was while sandwich eating I was

post #5981 of 37428
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Originally Posted by Cleav View Post


A dash of pink, like that, will only enhance any look and be imperceptible to most. Brown and pink :in love: The pink, don't forget, may make the brown look richer.

Gives you a bit of licence to marry up a PS and be more versatile on the whole.

Go for that DR nod[1].gif

 

So pink is to brown what Helen of Troy was to Menelaus? I did not know about the former love story. Thank you for that lecture. Given that I'm as flexible as a refrigerator when it comes to PS' (white linen 99,5 % of the time) I was not thinking in those terms. Appreciate the tip.

 

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Originally Posted by Mr. Six View Post
 

Yes, those do seem to be two different ties. I also have this Cappelli, however. The dots are grey, and the flowers are greyish-pink.

 

 

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I think it's fine with either a white or blue shirt, as would be the one in your photo. Here's an example with white (crummy light in my office that day).

 

 

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Looks great! I will be considering it if I don't purchase the tie Patrizio presented to me since it also has pink dashes in it. Thanks for the picture.

 

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Originally Posted by Rudals View Post
 

Cappelli was frustrated with me as I was frustrated at him over 1/2". My favorite is Sam Hober grenade ties (6 folds). They make the BEST solid 4IH knots. 

 

 

To be honest, the tie seems pretty spot on. And as others have said, a standard deviation of 1,4 % is in the realm of human error. I confirm that Sam Hober's genadines ties great FIH. I use FIH exclusively, but I find that Cappelli also ties great FIH knots. I guess to each his own. =)

 

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Originally Posted by TM79 View Post


Hmm... I'm not so sure I agree unless you were half-joking with him. He only replied to answer someone else who asked why a certain tie was no longer on the website.

At any rate, that's frustrating. Ties don't cost much - if you tell someone you'll do a 24 or 48 hour hold you really should honor that as a businessman. Otherwise just say it's first come, first serve and don't set someone up to be frustrated later. Bad form.

 

I agree with you. But to Patrizio's defense, he was in the process of removing it when someone copped it.

And yes, I was merely answering another member to advice him to stop searching as it was out of stock. Or at least that was what I thought after talking to Patrizio.

It's all good though, I'm not mad. Lesson learned.

post #5982 of 37428
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Originally Posted by New Shoes1 View Post

I'm ordering another MTM suit from Kent Wang and thought I would ask here for recommendations on changes to make for the second suit.  For purposes of evaluating length, the side profile picture is the most accurate as to length.  I have a few modifications in mind, but am curious if anyone else here has additional thoughts.








Edit:  Wow, did not realize how dark these turned out, despite using the new camera and natural light.  Apologies, will retake pictures tomorrow.

How things fly by on this thread. I'm missing the pics now. I thought everything looked nice. Maybe a hair short in sleeve length but thats preference. It seemed to be a roomier cut so if thats what you wanted than it looked good. Maybe the chest had a little extra room in it if anything.
post #5983 of 37428
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Originally Posted by jungleroller View Post


How things fly by on this thread. I'm missing the pics now. I thought everything looked nice. Maybe a hair short in sleeve length but thats preference. It seemed to be a roomier cut so if thats what you wanted than it looked good. Maybe the chest had a little extra room in it if anything.

 

Thanks, JR. I took them down because I thought they came out too dark for anyone to offer any meaningful suggestions. I may persuade my seven year old to take some outdoor pictures tomorrow morning before work as her pictures usually turn out better than her mother's . . .:hide:

 

Agree on sleeve length. The chest is always tricky for me as I frequently end up with collar gap and/or lapels bowing. I tend to go a little fuller in the chest to avoid either scenario and then have the jacket taken in at the back seams. Despos once told me bespoke was the only way to address the disparity between my chest and back size.

post #5984 of 37428

Look forward to seeing your pix in natural light setting. 

@New Shoes1 

post #5985 of 37428

Cross post from WAYWRN cf.

 

- fat lapels for fat head proportions

- dark navy suit, brown tie 

- non-black shoes with navy suit (oxblood in this case, looks dark brown in indoor light)

 

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