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@jrdHow does that lovely Shibumi drape? How's the knot? Deets please.


i have the same one. its beautiful, drapes nice iirc, but defo on the thin side. here is an action pic:

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There's an SF Cappelli code?
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Ooops, I got it confused with NMWA. Sorry. 

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I added my collection to the tie storage thread.
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Would depend on what your wardrobe is like, I would suggest. A noodle-centric business wardrobe needs a different set of ties to a casual suit one. However, all else being equal, you don't need 30 to have a well-balanced tie collection, so the exercise is a bit pointless IMO. 10 is enough; beyond that number, it really doesn't matter what you get because you don't need to worry about balancing the collection any more; it's all just buying for fun rather than for need at that stage so why deploy a list?

 

And of the 10, 2 of those are "special event" ties, and another 2 are optional seasonal extras, so it's actually just 6. The first 4 mainly for suits or smart odd jacket outfits, the next two mainly for more casual odd jacket outfits.

 

My version of "the 10" (Click to show)

Navy silk neat

Dark Green silk neat

Burgundy silk neat

Navy/burgundy (or navy/dark green) stripe

Navy knit

Black knit

Navy wool or cashmere solid (for particularly wintry outfits)

Navy/white stripe (for particularly summery outfits)

Black grenadine or repp weave (for funerals)

Black bowtie (for black tie events)


10 is all someone needs. But what about someone who enjoys clothes (and therefore interested in buying more than 10 ties) but views ties like I view shoes (a necessity of the hobby but not a pleasure)

 

Does. Not. Compute. :D

 

(But seriously; if you enjoy clothes but not ties & shoes, you can still put together an infinite variety of high quality looks with a very restricted number of ties/shoes. In fact, the money you'd save by not buying more ties & shoes could be diverted to clothes, making variety still easier to achieve. Of course, the more ties & shoes you have, the bigger infinity (not really a contradiction) of permutations, but if you don't much like ties & shoes, then I can't see why that bigger infinity would be desirable to you).

 

Re: the later question re: size of tie collection - I don't really know, but suspect somewhere in the 70-100 range. I wear each at least once a year but there's probably several dozen I could effortlessly do without and another couple of dozen I wouldn't miss much. But it's kind of nice to have all of them there, just in case I fancy wearing a particular one.

 

Re: watches  - that's one interest I really don't get. I have 2 relatively cheap ones (a Longines automatic for smart outfits; a quartz Seamaster for casual ones and for travelling) and have zero interest in acquiring more. I think you need to be a bit of a mechanical engineering type of guy to get collecting watches.

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I added my collection to the tie storage thread.


so we not doing that in here then?

btw, SB, as you requested, i found the pics that got deleted from that thread. no easy task among the over 5800 pics in my phone.

ill repost them together with what my line up now looks like sometime in the next few days.
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Stitches:  is that a four-in-hand knot in your picture?

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Back to ties, jrd, that is one very cool tie you just got! Love it!

Thanks, egeusey!!!!

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JRD, 

Please do a WARWRN with that tie and do share.

Maybe...

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i have the same one. its beautiful, drapes nice iirc, but defo on the thin side. here is an action pic:


THAT. IS. SEX.
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mimo, I think you'd be shocked at how little I've spent on my wardrobe. To give you some idea, with the exception of one lounge suit and my dinner clothes, the most I've spent on a suit is $255. MTM is an expenditure I struggle to rationalize. With two kids and a couple of relatively expensive hobbies outside of clothes, it would really be pushing it.

 

That's incredible, considering the number of times you've mentioned some designer label or other.  You must be a black belt in discounts and sale-spotting.  Respect - I also have a strong aversion to paying full price.  Anyway, I get how that changes the perspective on MTM - if you're getting your RL suit for $250 instead of $1000, and it fits you so nicely, then you are very much in the wisdom zone.

 

What are your expensive hobbies?  I'm curious.

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Stitches:  is that a four-in-hand knot in your picture?

i tie one knot and one knot only. a half windsor.
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THAT. IS. SEX.

YES. IT. IS. bigstar[1].gif
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i tie one knot and one knot only. a half windsor.
YES. IT. IS. bigstar[1].gif

Green tie challenge next time?
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perhaps! that is a good idea.
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perhaps! that is a good idea.

I have five now boxing[1].gif
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I have five now boxing[1].gif

off hand i am trying to think how many green ties i have. at least 7.
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Ok, busy lunch break looking at ties...

So many different types of Grenadine at Sam Hober :puzzled: 

 

I'm definitely going to get a Burgundy or Dark Red, Forest Green and Navy Grenadine.  I just need to decide how big the texture/Grenadine should be.  IE: 

 

Grossa

Fina

Prometo

Piccola

 

 

 

 

 

They have some nice Macclesfields at Sam Hober too, thoughts?

 

 

 

 

 

 

Is this Henry Carter too bright? I really like the green.

 

I'm eyeing this HC as well.  It's not as blue when you zoom in on their site

 

http://henrycarter.com.au/product/navy-jindabyne-neat-print/#

 

I'm leaning towards this Panta, even though I really want the green one.

 

 

Thoughts on this one from Epaulet?

 

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