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post #796 of 1082
I had some success this morning using a Pratt knot with the Drake's. Not the best dimple I have ever seen but at least decent. I do think that it is amazing that a knot very similar to others would get a different result. Must be that somehow my hands are fooled into doing the right thing!
post #797 of 1082
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Originally Posted by ericgereghty View Post

@Sam Hober
 do you have any pics of unlined bows by chance?

Thank you for your patience while we made this bow tie and took the photos.


This bow tie is an unlined one made with a Macclesfield printed twill silk.



We left the top half unpressed in this photo so you can see the difference.



Here you can see the unlined inside of the bow tie:


Both sides have now been pressed:



The finished unlined bow tie (Note if the vertical height of the ends is taller the unlined aspect of the tie will show more with a soft unstructured look which I have seen worn in Paris):

post #798 of 1082
Thread Starter 
Thanks for taking the time, David
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post #800 of 1082
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Originally Posted by LIMatt View Post


Fit pic:

 

There's a similar-ish tie in the Drake's SS16 lookbook - maybe you could try a combo like this?

 

post #801 of 1082
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Originally Posted by futuremyth View Post

There's a similar-ish tie in the Drake's SS16 lookbook - maybe you could try a combo like this?



Hi @LIMatt,

I think there is a common belief that this is a difficult tie to combine.

IMHO, a combination such as the one in the above picture is more appropriate, because the golden / yellowish elements of the tie can be easily "incorporated" in the beige frame offered by a sport coat like the one pictured.

The first proposition has a higher contrast, which is very welcome and becoming in certain cases, but not in this one!

At the end of the day, wear it as you feel so, we merely give suggestions as you requested.

Wear it in health.

Dimitris
post #802 of 1082
I'm a big fan of Drakes as a brand both as a competitor (albeit a very small one) and just someone who is interested in ties and follows what's going on, so it was somewhat disapointing to have a gander at the new look book, all seems pretty dull compared to previous seasons.
post #803 of 1082
Thanks again for everyone's input.
post #804 of 1082
Dear Gentlemen Hi,

A knit tie buying opportunity has just been discovered, and you may check it out at the recently-started thread on knit ties:

http://www.styleforum.net/t/517582/quintessential-knit-ties-comprehensive-discussion-appreciation

Cheers

Dimitris
post #805 of 1082

Do any of you have any experience with Lands End's grenadine ties?

post #806 of 1082
LE Grenadines are very skinny. <3". I recently bought one and returned it for that reason. I can't speak to the quality.
post #807 of 1082
Yep, I'd stay away from Lands' End grenadines. 3" (which is what the LE site lists them as) is just too skinny in most cases. Also, at such a cheap price (current sale price of $56.99), I'd surmise they have a poor quality interlining and construction. Better to just spend an extra $20-$40 on what is known to be a well-constructed grenadine with a high quality wool lining, which means better knots, will hold its shape better, longer lifespan of the tie, etc.
Edited by llamaone - 2/27/16 at 9:50pm
post #808 of 1082

Hoping to revive the thread, what are your thoughts on this tie?

It's a 3in from Brioni's current collection. I was thinking about picking it up for spring and because I only have 1 SF approved purple tie. I can't find any images of this exact tie with a suit which is what's holding me back. I'm going for a look something like this.


Any an all feedback and discussion is welcome, thank you all in advance!

post #809 of 1082

Don't do it.

 

Looks too busy.  If you are going for a look similar to the picture, that tie is way too busy.

 

For the record, I like purple.  That tie does nothing for me.

 

Just my opinion.

post #810 of 1082
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Originally Posted by PaintSplattered View Post
 

Don't do it.

 

Looks too busy.  If you are going for a look similar to the picture, that tie is way too busy.

 

For the record, I like purple.  That tie does nothing for me.

 

Just my opinion.


Thanks, I thought it might be a tad too busy, especially since I tend to dress more conservatively. I tend to prefer the classic stripe ties compared to ones with varying widths. 

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