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Does anyone know what tie knot Fabio has in this video? http://youtu.be/9I68-FYjMIk
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Does anyone know what tie knot Fabio has in this video? http://youtu.be/9I68-FYjMIk

Looks like a four-in-hand to me.
post #783 of 1082

When does the fox hunting season start again?

 

 

Tie: poszetka.com; I like the fabric, there is a lot of detail, but I'm not entirely happy with how it ties. The interlining is quite thick, too. Still, a fun tie.

Plus: a Borsalino cap (is it a newsboy or a Gatsby?), bespoke leather gloves, a little bit of a navy Barbour Liddesdale jacket and a vintage book, all comfortably seated on my favourite tweed jacket.

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I wanted to get something bright and spring-y, so I picked this up on eBay. Allegedly there's a spot on it, but damned if I can find it. Anyway, vintage Hermès:

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my eyes!

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I wanted to get something bright and spring-y, so I picked this up on eBay. Allegedly there's a spot on it, but damned if I can find it. Anyway, vintage Hermès:


I like it, would love to see a fit pic, I think it's a difficult tie to pull off but if done right it should look awesome!!

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I like it, would love to see a fit pic, I think it's a difficult tie to pull off but if done right it should look awesome!!

Fit pic:

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Ouch.
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A question for folks here: unfortunately, one of my favourite and most worn ties - a raw silk from Conrad Wu - accidentally ended up in the wash. The fabric seems okay, but it's messed up in all kinds of ways: the lining is twisted inside the tie, the stiching is pulled and the shape is skewed. Any tips and tricks for how to carefully restore a tie to full health?

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Fit pic:


I still like the tie, just not the shirt and suit. I'd try wearing it with a geometric pattern dress shirt or a gingham dress shirt of a contrasting color. I always look at what set ups Thomas Pink has for inspiration. Once you find the correct shirt I'd switch the suit out to something more "spring-y" or just wear a waistcoat or sweater/cardigan. 

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Originally Posted by FlyingMonkey View Post

A question for folks here: unfortunately, one of my favourite and most worn ties - a raw silk from Conrad Wu - accidentally ended up in the wash. The fabric seems okay, but it's messed up in all kinds of ways: the lining is twisted inside the tie, the stiching is pulled and the shape is skewed. Any tips and tricks for how to carefully restore a tie to full health?

Tie crafters in NYC. They did a decent job on narrowing a 6 fold Borrelli silk tie of mine. That meant ironing out the old folds, refolding it etc. call them, send them a pic, etc.
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I still like the tie, just not the shirt and suit. I'd try wearing it with a geometric pattern dress shirt or a gingham dress shirt of a contrasting color. I always look at what set ups Thomas Pink has for inspiration. Once you find the correct shirt I'd switch the suit out to something more "spring-y" or just wear a waistcoat or sweater/cardigan. 

 

I'm not sure what you mean by a geometric pattern – like a check? IDK if I'd do a check. Maybe a very subtle one.

 

I think a lighter/less-businesslike suit is a good idea, but tie with shirtsleeves is not a good look in my opinion. Don't know if I'd do an Hermes tie with a cardigan, either – tie with cardigan tends to feel like dressing something casual up, and the point of an Hermes tie is to dress something formal down a hair.

 

I tried to imitate this look (from http://milstil.tumblr.com) with mine:

 

 

(I swear that was an Hérmes in the original photo but I don't think it is).

 

 

Blue/white striped shirt, DB blazer, gray trousers.

 

They always strike me as an '80s tie, so making subtly '80s choices (like that kind of pinstripe shirt, and a DB instead of an SB jacket) was an attempt to make it cohere. The coat also covers more of the tie, which helps.

 

Think that would work for yours, @LIMatt. You might be able to work it with an SB blazer, too. I had an easy time with mine because it was blue. Yours is a color that takes thought, in addition to a tricky pattern.

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In my opinion solid color dress shirts (other than white) don't work with hermès ties, I'd definitely try a shirt with a pattern. The color of the tie is also somewhat difficult, for some reason the look I keep putting it with would be a white dress shirt and a tan suit. I would of course wear this while touring a local vineyard. Just my two cents.

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Originally Posted by FlyingMonkey View Post

A question for folks here: unfortunately, one of my favourite and most worn ties - a raw silk from Conrad Wu - accidentally ended up in the wash. The fabric seems okay, but it's messed up in all kinds of ways: the lining is twisted inside the tie, the stiching is pulled and the shape is skewed. Any tips and tricks for how to carefully restore a tie to full health?

Flying Monkey,

I can't say for sure from your description but it sounds like the tie needs to be opened and then put back together - the interlining may need to be replaced.

As a general rule you should have the tie maker help you as they will have the original interlining etc.

So your best option is to have Conrad Wu help you.

With tie alteration shops you get what you pay for and they will not do as good a job as the original tie maker.

Doing it yourself will not save you any money if you value your time - so don't consider doing it yourself unless the project would be fun. In which case slowly open the tie and then straighten out the interlining and carefully put the tie back together.
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Thanks for the feedback. It's been very interesting.

My feeling was I would need to dial everything else way down, to avoid clashes. I do have a couple of striped shirts I could try. As far as jackets go, navy and charcoal are the only choices.
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