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Seems like tie tragics are a bit like wristwatch tragics.

 

"Yeah, sure I have a chronograph. OK, I have four chronographs. But I don't have any monopusher chronos, y'know. And the Patek is around $400K so this Montblanc Villeret is pretty damn good value at 50. So I'm going to sell a couple of my limited Speedys and pull the trigger."

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Thread Starter 
I want more ties. Just got two knits from Howard Yount. Still lusting after the right orange tie. Carter has one I really like, but I'm leery about spending around and/or above 100 on ties with limited applications.
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Originally Posted by Claghorn View Post

I want more ties. Just got two knits from Howard Yount. Still lusting after the right orange tie. Carter has one I really like, but I'm leery about spending around and/or above 100 on ties with limited applications.

orange ties are hard to work. rust is the way to go. i almost never wear my orange ties.
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Thread Starter 
Yeah, I have a few rust. I want orange. Springtime orange. On mobile, it's too crowded on the subway to bring out my iPad, so I can't link, but the Carter is perfect.
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stitch, y u hate on orange?



And here's the HC. Clags should kop when it's restocked.

http://henrycarter.com.au/product/orangeblue-30oz-macclesfield-neat/
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50 =/= million

 

120 = million

 

I recently peaked at about 120 before giving away 40 or so to various people. Sitting pretty at about 80, which is, I think, a good number. I'll probably allow it to grow to 100 over the next few years. At least 60 of those ties are from SF Family. I'm a big fan of keeping money in the community. I think I have a few from Drakes (some which were bought from SF Family), SFA, RL, Thomas Pink (pre-SF), Hugo Boss (pre-SF).

...uh...I still didn't get it yet.

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Shantung is a densely woven fabric hence the slightly larger than average knots. I recently switched my lining a lighter, softer one just to balance this out. Had no idea Shibumibros offered shantung but it looks as if theirs are made with an really thin lining (I thought it was unlined at first), that or they prefer tie extra tight knots.  

I do 4IH and ConradWu ties make perfect size knots. I guess it is very subjective. 

 

 

Guys, I have a confession to make....

Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
I only have about 20 ties :violin:

Edited by Rudals - 5/15/14 at 7:12am
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BTW, thanks guys for pointing out Shibumi ties tie a thin knot.

I usually tie a DFIH since I'm short - but Shibumi has a shorter length option that I was going to try (for FIH). With this in mind I'll stick to the regular length and DFIH if I pick one up.
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Guys, I have a confession to make.... Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
I only have about 20 ties musicboohoo%5B1%5D.gif

That's a good thing. Now that you've culled your neckties - you can slowly and carefully build up your tie arsenal appropriately with your new selective eye. No need to be in a rush.
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That's a good thing. Now that you've culled your neckties - you can slowly and carefully build up your tie arsenal appropriately with your new selective eye. No need to be in a rush.

Yes, I like that I don't have any ties that I regret over ('cus I don't have much). But this thread REALLY helped me get some very nice staples and I will take time to build up very slowly. I believe I have actually learned to pick out ties now. It's always nice to get opinions here but at some I gotta grow and learn. 

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stitch, y u hate on orange? Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)


And here's the HC. Clags should kop when it's restocked.

http://henrycarter.com.au/product/orangeblue-30oz-macclesfield-neat/

no hate, i just find them hard for me to use and be happy with how i look. maybe i just have the wrong oranges?
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no hate, i just find them hard for me to use and be happy with how i look. maybe i just have the wrong oranges?

Orange is really tough IMO. I have two (wool challis and madder twill from Hober) and don't wear them much. They really only work well with light blue shirts and jacket pairings can be hard. That said, I think everyone should own one or two.
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I have a beautiful hober macclesfield orange tie that I wear occasionally. Problem is I only like wearing it with a blue suit and blue shirt. Plus the tie is so memorable that it can only be used sparingly.
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i have a marinella with small circles and a hober cashmere in orange. i have them both quite well in the past, if i may say so, but i rarely find myself reaching for them.
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@Sotiris

 

Didn't you have a midnight grenadine with orange stripes (Drake's) in WAYWRN at one point? Or was that someone else? If so, could you repost that pic here?

 

I say rust versus a pumpkin orange for ties, but if the latter, then in small doses as in the Drake's I'm thinking of (or hallucinating).

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