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post #826 of 1082
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Originally Posted by venividivicibj View Post

lol. I think he'd like the tie if he's selling it

Hi,

Who is "he"?

Dimitris
post #827 of 1082

Anybody else opt for thinner blades when wearing Shantungs / raw silks and/or striped ties?

I find that in both cases, the raw stubby texture of Shantungs and the visual effect created by stripes makes the tie appear wider.

 

thoughts?

post #828 of 1082
I like my ties 8-9 cm, including my shantungs.
post #829 of 1082

I know this might seem like 2012 all over again. but what happened to Marshall Anthony?

Their website is down and their email address is kicking back my emails. I fear the worst...@Marshall Anthony

post #830 of 1082
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Originally Posted by Jay Suave View Post
 

Anybody else opt for thinner blades when wearing Shantungs / raw silks and/or striped ties?

I find that in both cases, the raw stubby texture of Shantungs and the visual effect created by stripes makes the tie appear wider.

 

thoughts?

 

I do like a narrower tie for a repp. The stripes, depending on color and spacing., can make it appear wider.

post #831 of 1082
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Originally Posted by sprout2 View Post

I do like a narrower tie for a repp. The stripes, depending on color and spacing., can make it appear wider.

I like a narrower tie when the shirt collar is smaller and very often shorter ties have narrower widths - in general not sure about rough Shantungs and Thai silk being special in this regard...
post #832 of 1082
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Originally Posted by Jay Suave View Post
 

Anybody else opt for thinner blades when wearing Shantungs / raw silks and/or striped ties?

I find that in both cases, the raw stubby texture of Shantungs and the visual effect created by stripes makes the tie appear wider.

 

thoughts?


My 8,5 cm (standard for me) striped shantung is my favourite for this time of the year. I don't think it looks wide at all.

 

post #833 of 1082
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My 8,5 cm (standard for me) striped shantung is my favourite for this time of the year. I don't think it looks wide at all.



Your tie looks great 3.75 inches is the normal width and below 3.5 inches is narrow (unless you are very thin) I never go below 3.5 inches.
post #834 of 1082

Well, Mr. Hober, of course you are the expert, but it seems to me that 8,5 cm (the width of the tie on my picture) is a bit less than 3,5 inch. It is true, however, that the way I tied it (it's a 4-in-hand with the narrower end peeking out on the side) may make it appear wider.

 

I am not thin (well, you got the picture; for proportion: I'm 183 cm tall, which is a tiny bit under 6"1) and I think 8.5 cm is just perfect for me.

post #835 of 1082
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Originally Posted by raindog View Post

Well, Mr. Hober, of course you are the expert, but it seems to me that 8,5 cm (the width of the tie on my picture) is a bit less than 3,5 inch. It is true, however, that the way I tied it (it's a 4-in-hand with the narrower end peeking out on the side) may make it appear wider.

I am not thin (well, you got the picture; for proportion: I'm 183 cm tall, which is a tiny bit under 6"1) and I think 8.5 cm is just perfect for me.
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Actually, we are all basically equally experts with men's clothing as I am big believer in personal style.

When I was growing up men used to learn from their father's then keep learning and developing their personal style by shopping themselves as they get older.

3.35 inches is about 8.5cm and is narrow for American men but it looks good on you in your photo.

As for the narrower end sticking out - again that is personal style but not something I would do or any conservative businessman that I know... at least not in the office.
post #836 of 1082


You are absolutely right wrt. to the narrow end; I always liked the look and found it cool, but definitely not for formal attire. But that day I just felt like wearing it, and the landscape and weather were with me on that point :).

It was also to make a point that striped shantung, even in standard width, is a perfect choice for summer in semi-formal or casual context.

post #837 of 1082
"I just felt like wearing it,.."

The perfect reason
post #838 of 1082

By all means. Especially if it looks good on you :)

post #839 of 1082

If the only thing holding you back is not seeing the tie pictured with a suit, you should buy the tie.  It will go well with any solid grey or navy suit. I suggest wearing it with a pale blue shirt.

 

If you enjoy the world of ties I invite you to visit my site- www.chippneckwear.com.  I offer quality at very competitive cost.  For example, my Ancient Madder ties are made using the same Ancient Madder silk from the same English mill that Drakes uses for their Ancient Madder ties. My price is $67.50

 

Paul Winston

Winston Tailors/ www.chippneckwear.com

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This is my multi stripe Shantung Silk tie.  It is 3 1/4" wide. I have made it at that width for about 25 years. When you make this tie narrower it does not look as good.

 

Paul Winston

Winston Tailors/ www.chippneckwear.com

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