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Poll Results: Which Two Ties Do You Prefer? (Pick One from Each Fabric)

 
  • 0% (0)
    A and C
  • 83% (26)
    B and D
  • 6% (2)
    A and D
  • 9% (3)
    C and B
31 Total Votes  
post #16 of 29

Having looked at these again, I like A as much as B. But C not at all.

post #17 of 29
I'll join the chorus in saying that B & D are better. I'm not crazy about the colors in D, but B is great.
post #18 of 29
I picked B and D too. I think it breaks up the ground a little bit more so that the eye doesn't get caught in a kind of "holding pattern" going across the tie diagonally. If that makes any sense.

The fact that the icons are uniform going vertically doesn't matter as much because we're not used to looking at ties that way.

However I have heard that if the tie is not cut on the diagonal then it won't hang as well. I'd trust Patrizio though, if he says it's ok, I'm sure that's right.
post #19 of 29

I've repeatedly mentioned that I really hate geometrics of any type aligned in a perpendicular grid, but generally like them when aligned diagonally. I'm pleasantly surprised to see the poll supports this, as most of the geometrics I've seen people wearing in various WAYWRN seem to be the grid style. I've never understood the appeal of the grid.

 

BTW, if you want diagonally aligned patterns, you typically need the fabric to be printed appropriately, as ties are generally cut on the bias. I'd be cautious about just rotating the fabric around.

 

PS. your photoshop in D is a bit wrong; you've ended up with a small area towards the top right quadrant that are misaligned, causing the white-centred dots to line up instead of alternate. It's just enough to be visually jarring, and might throw off your poll results slightly if others notice it subconsciously.

post #20 of 29
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Originally Posted by unbelragazzo View Post

However I have heard that if the tie is not cut on the diagonal then it won't hang as well. I'd trust Patrizio though, if he says it's ok, I'm sure that's right.

Thats what I have always experienced, ties cut on the straight do not knot or drape as well.

post #21 of 29
Thread Starter 
Bad news. Cappelli confirmed what has been hinted at here. The fabric can't be cut in this way due to the orientation of the cloth weave. frown.gif
post #22 of 29
definitely B or D. Personally I prefer patterns that run diagonally...
post #23 of 29

B and D by far.  The trouble with A and C is that they're distracting.  The eye focuses on the small deviations from the pattern being perfectly straight up and down, especially on the edge of the tie. 

post #24 of 29
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Originally Posted by jrd617 View Post

Bad news. Cappelli confirmed what has been hinted at here. The fabric can't be cut in this way due to the orientation of the cloth weave. frown.gif

so what are you left with exactly?
post #25 of 29
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by in stitches View Post

so what are you left with exactly?

A and c cold[1].gif
post #26 of 29
i dont hate C. smile.gif
post #27 of 29
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by in stitches View Post

i dont hate C. smile.gif

I said fuckit and went ahead with the order icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif
post #28 of 29
HANJOY!!!!
post #29 of 29
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HANJOY!!!!

Next stop: some new grenadines from Hober icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif
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