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In loving memory of this little rescue mutt, that we got to have for six years, until sickness took her this week. Picture taken during our last walk in the woods frown.gif

My deepest condolences.  I've lost a half dozen of my best friends over the years, and it never gets any easier or less painful.
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Against my plans, I had to go to the office today, but went without socks in protest :crazy:

Of course, I returned early, and my son was kind enough to take few photos of me. Have a nice weekend folks!

(Oh, BTW, really have to mention, first time in brand new @The Shoe Snob loafers - burgundy suede. Didn't feel any need to take them off midway through the day, which usually happens with new shoes).


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Originally Posted by PCK1 View Post

This is one of my favorite outfits from you! Very nicely done. 

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Thank you, gentlemen. My former salesman at Paul Stuart always would suggest something bold for me, and on many occasions, that at which I would look askance on the hanger would look very suitable on me. Unhappily, that salesman has semi-retired to Naples, FL.
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The Armoury for less, this time focusing on my main man Jake Grantham.  Or $5k vs $180

 

This outfit by Jake is the inspiration.   I love it because of his striped shirt and print foulard combo.  To me, it looks pretty 1980s but a lot of the 1980s combos also harkens back to the combos in the 1930's.  You can see more of what I mean on my blog! 

 

 

It's not Ciccio or Drakes, but I love my pieces anyway.  The suit is a 1960's Ivy sack suit, with a high waist and soft shoulder.  The tie is a 1940's number, with very thin interlining and untipped, handrolled edges; that's pretty close to Drake's to me! 

 

The combo is pretty bold, but I like it.  Definitely more of a throwback combo than Jake's. 

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I'm sorry Erik, that was a beautiful dog.

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Terrible news, Erik. Sorry to hear it.
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Originally Posted by SprezzaTrash View Post
 

The Armoury for less, this time focusing on my main man Jake Grantham.  Or $5k vs $180

 

This outfit by Jake is the inspiration.   I love it because of his striped shirt and print foulard combo.  To me, it looks pretty 1980s but a lot of the 1980s combos also harkens back to the combos in the 1930's.  You can see more of what I mean on my blog! 

 

 

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It's not Ciccio or Drakes, but I love my pieces anyway.  The suit is a 1960's Ivy sack suit, with a high waist and soft shoulder.  The tie is a 1940's number, with very thin interlining and untipped, handrolled edges; that's pretty close to Drake's to me! 

 

The combo is pretty bold, but I like it.  Definitely more of a throwback combo than Jake's. 

 

 

First of all, I'm terribly sorry @EFV to hear about the recent passing of your Staffy - we lost our beloved Bullmastiff a year ago at the age of 9 ½  and I can understand your pain. Let it not deter you from loving another dog in the future, however!

 

Secondly, I have a question regarding tie length v. trouser waist height. There was an argument raised a couple of comments back about how the tip of the tie should touch the buckle of the belt to be considered proper etiquette. However, the recent resurgence of high-waisted trousers, I think, may skew perspective on the matter. On the fine example above, the tie is tied at proper length when viewed from the so-called "rule" aforementioned. In this instance, where the trousers have a higher than average waist, the tie results in looking sort of short (especially with it's 3.75"+ width).

 

What's the consensus among fellow SF'ers on the matter? Still respect the aforementioned "rule" or tie it a touch longer, so that it remains proportional, at the risk of covering the belt buckle or trouser waist and being considered "anti etiquette" by the SF police? 

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Bravo, Maestro.

 

Cheers,

 

Ac

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@ShawnBC  I'm interested in this too.  I've found that the "sprezzy tie", where the blades are tied long are often not that long if the wearer compares it to one with normal (or lower-rise) pants.  Some guys who have "long ties" often have high waist pants.  Chad Park and Jake come to mind.  

 

I'm not the best guy to ask, since my style is always a reinterpretation of classic 1930s and 1940's style, so my ties are short.  

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@ShawnBC I think it's relative. I like super duper high waisted pants. As a result, some of my ties are going to have blades that hang a bit below the waistband, whether it be front or back. In cases like these, I prefer the back blade to hang lower, and get the front as close to "on the buckle" as possible.

 

That said, some of the "sprezzy" looks are a tad silly, especially ones where you see the back blade hanging down past a fella's man parts. I'm by no means tall (5'9") and I have some 66" ties (ebay lol) that would struggle to replicate the goofy looks below. When I see blades swinging that low, I'm inclined to think that a) the wearer is way too short for the tie or b) the tie is just plain too long.

 

Note: I'll offer a only half hearted apology for not spoilering.

 

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Silly

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Originally Posted by Roycru View Post


Getting one's tie to end at the top of one's belt, as well as not getting the rear blade longer than the front blade and just hanging there looking silly, is a matter of skill.  Some people have the skill and some don't have the skill.


Those who lack the skill have made up a silly name, "Spazatura" (or something like that) to cover up their lack of skill

Yes!
And I don't consider myself particularly skilled in much of anything but I managed to learn this tie tieing skill, with the minimum of tutelage from my Dad, at the age of five when I went to the infants' school and got my first 'proper' (i.e. neither pre-tied nor elasticated) tie.
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I honestly think people do the tie like that on purpose to piss people off.  I can get behind the back blade being a bit longer than the front, but some of the crazy Chad Park stuff is too "nxt lvl" for me. 

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Originally Posted by EFV View Post

In loving memory of this little rescue mutt, that we got to have for six years, until sickness took her this week. Picture taken during our last walk in the woods frown.gif


So sorry to hear.
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Originally Posted by Thin White Duke View Post


Yes!
And I don't consider myself particularly skilled in much of anything but I managed to learn this tie tieing skill, with the minimum of tutelage from my Dad, at the age of five when I went to the infants' school and got my first 'proper' (i.e. neither pre-tied nor elasticated) tie.


I am 5'6" tall and don't have any problems getting my tie ends to come out right.  It can't be that hard to do if I can do it.

Although @Roy Al said that he doesn't cut off bits of the back blades of his ties, some people do cut off bits of the back blades of their ties.

http://oxfordclothbuttondown.com/2016/03/true-confessions-trad-blunt-cut/


 

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