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post #31 of 144
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Originally Posted by Reynolds View Post
 

 

Works well! And a very distinguished pair of monks, may I ask the name of them?

 

Brother Adso of Melk and Brother Jorge of Burgos.

post #32 of 144
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Originally Posted by eviltimeban View Post
 

This has me written all over it!

 

Only thing, which of my loud ties do I pick?!

 

Seems you've already decided on the one with "me" written all over it.

post #33 of 144
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Originally Posted by eviltimeban View Post

This has me written all over it!

Only thing, which of my loud ties do I pick?!
Yes, I have the same problem. I have one that is a bit more autumnal than the others, which is more in keeping with the weather here at the moment, so that may have to be the one.
post #34 of 144

I suppose there's a different between loud and "garish" - we don't want to go down that road. I have a few that would be considered "garish", but then again some others might consider a tie to be loud where I don't.

 

For example, my "ducky tie" - the red one with the seagulls which actually got a good few thumbs - would certainly be loud, but for this I'm not sure I'd use it. I have some strong pink and yellow ones, but again they would edge toward garishness.

 

I'll have to look through my ties and see what I have!

post #35 of 144

I think there are two ways to do this - and they are both about context. One is the loud / quiet combination - using a very sober background for the tie, and the other is the approach which makes the tie part of a complete and coherent loud fit. The former is easier (especially for those with an 'SF approved' wardrobe) but requires the tie to be of an undeniably superior quality - because it will be highlighted.

 

Consider these two examples (from me in 2012 - not suggesting they are the best around, I just have the pics and they were part of a series of experiments I did on exactly the question of loud ties):

 

(relative) SUCCESS  

 

(total)  FAIL

 

Same suit, but in the first instance, the tie is amazing loud but the design is coherent and the tie itself is of a high quality, and in the second it's badly-designed, cheap and loud.

 

The latter is much harder, but actually the tie does not have to be quite so awesome in itself - @barims and @LabelKing do / did this exceptionally well.

 

 

 

Anything inbetween is going to have problems (IMHO)...

post #36 of 144
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Well said, FM. I fall into the first category but the quality of the tie was something I hadn't thought about. Of course, now that you've said it, it makes perfect sense. You can't take any old tie and put it against a muted background and have the outfit work.
post #37 of 144
Some of my candidates:
post #38 of 144

The one on the left, Erik. You know you can do this.

post #39 of 144
It's down to that one or the second from the right (actually one of my favourite ties).
post #40 of 144

I love that tie, the second from the right. The first one is more challenging though :P

post #41 of 144
So....

Was my entry from last week some unintended inspiration? (NOT a qualifying entry)



I think I'm at the ebb of my loudness sine wave this week, but let's see where the week takes me. Subscribed, if nothing else.
post #42 of 144
A 90s banker 'power' tie. Not tasteful, but it sure is fun.

The leopards on my tie are coming for you, so you better start running:


post #43 of 144
EFV, I like the green one. Do that.
post #44 of 144
Since I happen to be wearing a fairly loud tie today...

post #45 of 144
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Originally Posted by Monkeyface View Post

A 90s banker 'power' tie. Not tasteful, but it sure is fun.

 

There's no excuse for that one, sorry!

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