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What Clags said, but with about half the intensity of negative feeling.
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South Korea 1:1 Russia
The Russians were below my expectations and the Koreans were not as bad. The Koreans were out of shape and they lacked passion. I do not see them advancing to the round of 16.
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I had in mind pairing the "confetti" tie with this shirt, a cotton linen blend, and the medium blue "creamy waffle" jacket featured some pages back, for a light, summery look. I can definitely see why this tie could rub you the wrong way clags, as your aesthetic tends towards crisp and precise, which falling confetti does not evoke.



I liked the colors on the dense neat, and thought maybe it made a bolder statement than some sparser, smaller figured ties.

I'm wondering whether the navy/orange stripe grenadine would work with blue jackets? I guess it would depend on the shade of blue.
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What kind of briefcases do you guys have? I just bought this slim La Portegna case. I don't carry much stuff around, so a big bulky briefcase seemed a bit unwieldy.  Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)


filson navy twill and harris tweed every day. one of the best kops i have ever made in my life.
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I dislike the top one. It puts me in mind of falling confetti. The other four are nice, particularly 2. The last is nice as well, but I try and steer away from neats that dense. Personal taste, though.

i dont love the top one either, but i certainly dont dislike it. i think that vibe is perhaps a bit of intentional summer fun.

agree on middle two.

like that last one a lot. i think dense neats are very usable and very nice.

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AJL - that would make a nice potential fit what you lay out. also, i dont think dense neats are particularly bold. here are a few of mine that are on the denser side, in action:

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What say you about these, since AJL has started the NMWA tie conversation

 


Brown ties, striped. The bottom is slubbier; the top a fina. The top's unlined nature worries me since I suspect it will stretch more easily and knot less well. But a brown striped fina seems somewhat unique (I haven't seen a lot of those recently). While I like slubby ties, the bottom does lack some versatility as it is traditionally, the fabric of a summer tie though I can see wearing it into the fall season a bit.

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What say you about these, since AJL has started the NMWA tie conversation
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Brown ties, striped. The bottom is slubbier; the top a fina. The top's unlined nature worries me since I suspect it will stretch more easily and knot less well. But a brown striped fina seems somewhat unique (I haven't seen a lot of those recently). While I like slubby ties, the bottom does lack some versatility as it is traditionally, the fabric of a summer tie though I can see wearing it into the fall season a bit.

In my experience, unlined ties (6 and 7 folds, at least) make great knots with awesome dimples. You are correct in your assumption that they will stretch more, though. (Grenadines, anyway.) By the way, TweedyProf, I've noticed you seem excessively concerned with tie construction/proportions/specs/knots/dimples/what have you. Seems like every other post of yours is inquiring about said issues. I'm picky about my tie knots, too, but lighten up a bit about it, man.
Edited by Evolve - 6/17/14 at 9:51pm
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What say you about these, since AJL has started the NMWA tie conversation


Brown ties, striped. The bottom is slubbier; the top a fina. The top's unlined nature worries me since I suspect it will stretch more easily and knot less well. But a brown striped fina seems somewhat unique (I haven't seen a lot of those recently). While I like slubby ties, the bottom does lack some versatility as it is traditionally, the fabric of a summer tie though I can see wearing it into the fall season a bit.

 

A slubby repp stripe seems to sned mixed message .  An otherwise  CBD tie trying to be casual.   Block or bar stripe at a pinch, but generally solid for slubs IMO-  not that i don't covet some of the Conrad Wu repp shantungs :inlove:

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A slubby repp stripe seems to sned mixed message .  An otherwise  CBD tie trying to be casual.   Block or bar stripe at a pinch, but generally solid for slubs IMO-  not that i don't covet some of the Conrad Wu repp shantungs inlove.gif

I disagree. Repp stripe ties are inherently rather casual, IMO, regardless of material/texture. In the U.S., at least, repp stripes are traditional "blazer ties" (and therefore casual) and are associated with Trad/Ivy/Prep. Sure, they can work with a suit in CBD contexts, but solids or neats are more "formal"--or at least more CBD appropriate in my mind--than stripped ties of any sort.

A repp stripe tie made from a slubby material is perfectly appropriate and congruent. Solids and block stripes are fine, too. What would be odd and a "mixed message" tie to me would be a shantung with a neat, business-y pattern.
Edited by Evolve - 6/17/14 at 9:11pm
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What say you about these, since AJL has started the NMWA tie conversation

 

 

I'm actually looking to purchase this tie, but I'm not sure if NMWA ship internationally.

 

Anyway, how's the quality of Bigi tie in general? It will be even better if anyone with that particular tie able to share their experience/pics :)

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What say you about these, since AJL has started the NMWA tie conversation Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)






Brown ties, striped. The bottom is slubbier; the top a fina. The top's unlined nature worries me since I suspect it will stretch more easily and knot less well. But a brown striped fina seems somewhat unique (I haven't seen a lot of those recently). While I like slubby ties, the bottom does lack some versatility as it is traditionally, the fabric of a summer tie though I can see wearing it into the fall season a bit.

top one does not do it for me, have been close to pulling the trigger on the bottom one, a number of times.
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Originally Posted by Pliny View Post

A slubby repp stripe seems to sned mixed message .  An otherwise  CBD tie trying to be casual.   Block or bar stripe at a pinch, but generally solid for slubs IMO-  not that i don't covet some of the Conrad Wu repp shantungs inlove.gif

I disagree. Repp stripe ties are inherently rather casual, IMO, regardless of material/texture. In the U.S., at least, repp stripes are traditional "blazer ties" (and therefore casual) and are associated with Trad/Ivy/Prep. Sure, they can work with a suit in CBD contexts, but solids or neats are more "formal"--or at least more CBD appropriate in my mind--than stripped ties of any sort.

A repp stripe tie made from a slubby material is perfectly appropriate and congruent. Solids and block stripes are fine, too. What would be odd and a "mixed message" tie to me would be a shantung with a neat, business-y pattern.

 

Perhaps it's a cultural thing.  I'm thinking about the traditional origin of repp stripes as club and school ties which while worn with blazers or suits are not usually worn in the same context as a slubby silk

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Can I have some help? Which of these Bigi tie I should get or maybe both?

 

I can't find any picture in the wild for the brown one though..

 

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Originally Posted by TweedyProf View Post
 

What say you about these, since AJL has started the NMWA tie conversation

 

 


Brown ties, striped. The bottom is slubbier; the top a fina. The top's unlined nature worries me since I suspect it will stretch more easily and knot less well. But a brown striped fina seems somewhat unique (I haven't seen a lot of those recently). While I like slubby ties, the bottom does lack some versatility as it is traditionally, the fabric of a summer tie though I can see wearing it into the fall season a bit.

The bottom will go better with tweed. And it's a better color. Get it.

 

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I'm actually looking to purchase this tie, but I'm not sure if NMWA ship internationally.

 

Anyway, how's the quality of Bigi tie in general? It will be even better if anyone with that particular tie able to share their experience/pics :)

Bigi is excellent; I have two. They'll ship internationally, but you need to email or message them. DONT LET STITCHY PROXY FOR YOU! I made that mistake once.

 

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Originally Posted by teoky View Post
 

Can I have some help? Which of these Bigi tie I should get or maybe both?

 

I can't find any picture in the wild for the brown one though..

 

 

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Do you wear a lot of navy? Get the one on the rightleft. Do you wear a lot of gray? Get the one on the leftright. Do you wear a lot of both colors? And can you afford both ties? Get both.


Edited by Claghorn - 6/18/14 at 2:44am
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Originally Posted by Claghorn View Post
 

The bottom will go better with tweed. And it's a better color. Get it.

 

Bigi is excellent; I have two. They'll ship internationally, but you need to email or message them. DONT LET STITCHY PROXY FOR YOU! I made that mistake once.

 

Do you wear a lot of navy? Get the one on the right. Do you wear a lot of gray? Get the one on the left. Do you wear a lot of both colors? And can you afford both ties? Get both.

 

I don't know what happen there, but I LOL to that :rotflmao:

 

I wear both navy and gray... maybe I should get both :)

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