or Connect
Styleforum › Forums › Men's Style › Classic Menswear › SPIER & MACKAY - Official Affiliate Thread
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

SPIER & MACKAY - Official Affiliate Thread - Page 252

post #3766 of 6208

Ditto on the Drake's inspiration. 

 

These look great

post #3767 of 6208

I like the above, but the medallion/flowers are a bit too big. I prefer this:

 

I love the style of Marinella Napoli ties. Their foulards are perfect, and so are their stripe ties. I'd love that style at a lower price.

post #3768 of 6208

Those patterns are a bit too small for me. I'd just as soon go with a pin-dot before something like that. To each their own, though.

post #3769 of 6208
Quote:
Originally Posted by Chambertin View Post

I like the above, but the medallion/flowers are a bit too big. I prefer this:



I love the style of Marinella Napoli ties. Their foulards are perfect, and so are their stripe ties. I'd love that style at a lower price.
3rd from left is perfect imo.
post #3770 of 6208
Note that if you are into the traditional ancient matter style ties, they have a very specific surface texture/sheen to them and simply replicating a printed pattern won't have the same effect.

It was the first thing that came to mind for me as well, since I can't think of any other printed patterns I really like, and even still, I'm not completely sure that ancient madder ties are for me. I'm sure that most non-igent/non-menswear aficionados think they look frumpy and old-mannish.
post #3771 of 6208
Quote:
Originally Posted by Chambertin View Post

I like the above, but the medallion/flowers are a bit too big. I prefer this:



I love the style of Marinella Napoli ties. Their foulards are perfect, and so are their stripe ties. I'd love that style at a lower price.

Oh yeah, this is a great suggestion...forgot about foulards. Probably your best best if you can make these types of ties with the right colors and a more matte surface.
post #3772 of 6208
Quote:
Originally Posted by Spex View Post

I'm sure that most non-igent/non-menswear aficionados think they look frumpy and old-mannish.

 

I don't think I agree. Ancient madder has a certain pop to it when you use contrasting colors that is quite rakish and, I believe, does not at all read "old-mannish". Perhaps repp stripes read more old to me, but I like those too.

post #3773 of 6208
Quote:
Originally Posted by Caustic Man View Post

I don't think I agree. Ancient madder has a certain pop to it when you use contrasting colors that is quite rakish and, I believe, does not at all read "old-mannish". Perhaps repp stripes read more old to me, but I like those too.

Note that Spex is speaking about the world outside of SF. I think he made excellent points, both the limited appeal and difficulty in getting the madder right. Some foulards are a safer bet for the first run or two.
post #3774 of 6208

I'm speaking about the world outside SF too. When I think "old" I definitely don't think about vibrant colors, which ancient madder certainly often is. 

post #3775 of 6208
Don't get me wrong, I really like how a lot of AM ties look, however I've never seen anyone my age or younger (I'm not really that young...born in the 70s), wearing one, at least not in my city. To me they are more trad and classic, while younger guys tend to favor a more modern look.

I think the foulard patterns presented would sell more easily at S&M than a faux ancient madder, but who knows. I think Rick would be a better judge now that he has seen these examples.
post #3776 of 6208

Ok, that might be true. I would think that it has more to do with cost and availability than the look of it, though.

post #3777 of 6208

Chipp upped the price on their Madder ties to $67.50 so Madder could be hard to pull off for S&M prices.  These are the SF approved options for the Panta x SF tie drop on Massdrop

 

post #3778 of 6208
Our definitions of ancient madder may be different; I tend to think of the colours as "dusty" and subdued and while they can have some intensity, I'd say that vibrant is departure from the norm.

But anyway, I think they are just a bit too risky for Rick to try on the first pass but he will ultimately make the call, of course. (And if he comes up with kick ass ancient madders or foulards or repps I'll be there to grab a few, heck, I'll even grab a silk matka if he's got one)
post #3779 of 6208

BTW - does this mean the wait is almost over? :D

 

post #3780 of 6208

Are block stripes still on the table, Rick?

New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: Classic Menswear
Styleforum › Forums › Men's Style › Classic Menswear › SPIER & MACKAY - Official Affiliate Thread