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post #602 of 37396
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Originally Posted by jungleroller View Post

Interesting.  

 
At the moment, wearing a casual suit is quite formal at my office.  I would say I fall into:

Country/Casual Odd Jackets and Casual Suits.

This sounds about right based on the pictures. I'm seeing a lot of nice looking SC's and suits in casual fabrics. Herringbones, glen plaids, houndstooths, birdseyes

You should focus on getting more some more casual ties (stripes, neats, maybe even some wool ties). Avoid anything shiny. I personally really like neats and wear mostly navy blazers and casual SCs like you. They can also be worn with worsted suits. I like them for their versatility, so they take up about a third of my tie wardrobe now. You could also use some grenadines in conservative colors (Sam Hober has some striped grenadines too)






post #603 of 37396
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Originally Posted by in stitches View Post

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Don't make me come over there....
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post #604 of 37396
Thread Starter 

There would be no challenge to fifty. It's also less practical. There are those lists with ten ties, but a lot of people here are going to end up owning more than ten ties. At the same time, most of those people would gawk/scoff at the prospect of owning fifty, or at least acquiring fifty in anything less than a decade. Twenty-five is all you need to be well dressed without ever being repetitive.

 

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Alright, so first thing I notice about JR's wardrobe is that his jackets are very countrified. I'm not sure if that's the direction wants to continue taking or if he'll try and go a little more city with future blazers and odd jackets.

JR, closer pictures of the four or five you wear most, and the ties you generally pair them with?

post #605 of 37396
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Originally Posted by jungleroller View Post
 

Heres some, the colors aren't exact so if theres one in question let me know. IE: 2nd from left is brown with blue dots.  The lighting has "yellowed" most of the pics, hopefully not too bad.


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Can you ALSO return all of these to Neiman Marcus for a full refund? ALL OF THEM?

Okay, all jokes aside. For me, some boundaries were set before we started off on a journey.

I would say it made things easier. 

I only wore navy blue suits and mostly wore white or pale blue solid shirts.

So I think we should start off there with you as well.

post #606 of 37396
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Originally Posted by jrd617 View Post

Ramen noodle diet for Noodles?

Noodles, you can always rely on "frijoles and tortillas" and keep kopping ties. I would have to say that if you eat a lot of them you still would get fat but there you have a nice source of protein, carbs and low fat with a nice fiber content, count dem macros and buy dem ties! lol8[1].gif
post #607 of 37396
Also, Noodles, you can justify to your fiancé buying the PoW 1 from Conrad or the PoW from Henry Carter because you might wear that to your wedding. Take advantage of that, buy the ties and you can justify the expense to her. lol8[1].gif
post #608 of 37396
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Originally Posted by Betelgeuse View Post

Noodles, you can always rely on "frijoles and tortillas" and keep kopping ties. I would have to say that if you eat a lot of them you still would get fat but there you have a nice source of protein, carbs and low fat with a nice fiber content, count dem macros and buy dem ties! lol8[1].gif

Sounds uncomfortable. You eat like this when you spend too much on clothes?
post #609 of 37396
Thread Starter 
Breaking down what I'd consider the best 25 ties you could buy. When I figure out what I'd want, I'll start compiling pictures. As of right now, this is what I'm thinking

Solid
Midnight blue grenadine
Burgundy grenadine
Navy twill
Brown wool
Olive wool
Deep red wool
Brown grenadine
Blue shantung

Stripe
Navy ground
Brown ground
Burgundy ground
Green ground

Neat
Navy
Olive
Orange
Brown
Burgundy

Patterned
Navy pindot
Gray PoW
Green pindot
Brown houndstooth


Knit
Blue
Green
Burnt orange
Light Brown
Edited by Claghorn - 1/27/14 at 10:52pm
post #610 of 37396
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Sounds uncomfortable. You eat like this when you spend too much on clothes?

Nope. Pop Tarts and pizza. biggrin.gif
post #611 of 37396
i think i could go for 25 ties and not have a single stripe.
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Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by in stitches View Post

i think i could go for 25 ties and not have a single stripe.


Just as I came around to neats, you should come around to stripes ;)

 

Alright, now I need to check on some lovely wool-cashmere windowpane fabric I dropped off last week. Will eat a sandwich in the cab.

post #613 of 37396
I like stripes a lot, and I have maybe 6 or 10. I just have a hard time using them. :

Solids and neats make up most of my ties I own.

Happy fabric check up day!
post #614 of 37396
@Claghorn

Solid
Navy grenadine
Black grenadine
Brown grenadine
Burgundy grenadine
Blue shantung


Stripe
Guards regimental (navy/red same scale) or Blackwatch regimental (burgundy/green/blue)
Navy ground
Brown ground
Green ground
Grenadine stripe (any color)


Neat
Navy
Red
Burgundy
Brown
Green
Olive
Grey
Rust


Patterned
Navy pindot
Black pindot
Green pindot
Grey wool
Brown wool
Blackwatch tartan
Black Pow or Houndstooth (most formal tie)


Knit
None, hate knits, a large weave grenadine works better
post #615 of 37396
Thread Starter 
Knits > grenadine for spring/summer fits (linen and light colors) as well as many more casual, unstructured looks. It isn't just about how it looks--it's also about how it moves and how it hangs.
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