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post #451 of 553
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650

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These are my favourites as well. H516 also looks really nice.

post #452 of 553
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Unspoilered for excellence. This is a fantastic fit. Love the thought given to the textures as well as the patterns.

What's the fabric and the maker on your SC, if you don't mind sharing? Looks intriguing. Actually looks like flannel on my screen when it isn't zoomed, but can't imagine you'd be wearing flannel in Texas in August.

Zegna "Cool Effects" fabric, Howard Yount suit. As cheesy as they name sounds, it works amazingly well. Lightweight, breathes well, and I guess sort of reflects sunlight? But it was very overcast and highs in the mid70s. A freak occurrence
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Originally Posted by venividivicibj View Post

@gshen
 could you compare the oxblood matka vs the SFxVanda tie? The color looks very similar. Is the SFxVanda more purplish while the oxblood is more brown?

Of course. L:R - SFxVanda, Rhubarb matka, Oxblood matka. The SF tie is burgundy in weft and navy in warp, and appears more reddish toned. The Oxblood is less saturated and almost plum-like in colour.



@Claghorn - Very nice! Blue x brown is always a winner.

Thanks everyone for the suggestions. 200, 724 and 650 are definitely strong contenders. Can't boot out 707 (navy) though - solid navy ties are our best sellers by far.

Keep the comments coming!
post #454 of 553

Speaking of solid navy ties. 

How many (and in what fabrics) solid navy ties should one have in one's wardrobe, to "cover one's bases"?

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I have about 9

And not sure what bases are even being covered anymore

 

What kind of handle do the matka ties have? Hard and dry like shantung, or softer?

post #456 of 553
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Speaking of solid navy ties. 
How many (and in what fabrics) solid navy ties should one have in one's wardrobe, to "cover one's bases"?
Complicated since there are many shades of navy and many different textures/fabrics that a solid navy tie can have. But a simple answer is: cashmere, grenadine, silk knitted, raw silk, satin (yes, not SF approved but useful for formal or very dressy occasions), silk repp, and linen. I probably have 40 or more solid navy ties, but I have never counted and can never seem to get enough.
post #457 of 553

That is pretty crazy. How many ties total? If it's 45 I will jump.

It the 40 navy ties are 1/3 of total then all is forgiven.

post #458 of 553
I have no idea and I don't want to know either. I have been buying ties for quite a few years by now. I never thought this until about 10 years ago, but variations of solid navy or navy dotted ties are the most useful.
post #459 of 553
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Complicated since there are many shades of navy and many different textures/fabrics that a solid navy tie can have. But a simple answer is: cashmere, grenadine, silk knitted, raw silk, satin (yes, not SF approved but useful for formal or very dressy occasions), silk repp, and linen. I probably have 40 or more solid navy ties, but I have never counted and can never seem to get enough.

Thanks for the input. 

I think that's pretty comprehensive, but would there be an occasion where a satin tie would be necessary over lets say a silk repp?

post #460 of 553
The practical answer is no and between the two, I would suggest the silk repp over the satin. However, I like having a midnight satin tie to wear to very dressy events where black tie is not necessary or required. RLPL excels at satin ties. Have a look at RLPL lookbooks from prior seasons for examples of how useful satin ties can be for the right occasion.

Also, I like wearing satin ties with flannel suits. Certainly not SF orthodoxy, but the shiny finish of a satin tie offsets the matte nature of flannel. Will at ASW did a blog post on satin and flannel at one point, I think. Give it a try sometime -- if not with a tie, then with a satin finish pocket square (also an RLPL strength).
post #461 of 553
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Originally Posted by bry2000 View Post

I have no idea and I don't want to know either. I have been buying ties for quite a few years by now. I never thought this until about 10 years ago, but variations of solid navy or navy dotted ties are the most useful.

 

You said that you have 40 solid navy ties, which if we're talking about true navy and monochrome (not dotted ties), is confusing to comprehend, even if you had two each of repp, grenadine, satin, knit, wool, cashmere, linen, raw silk, cotton, and subdivisions of those like basketweave, different types of grenadine. That puts you safely at 20, but 40? I also buy ties without considering/remembering what I even own, but I would have to be compulsively buying blue ties at every opportunity to open the closet and have 40 in there.

 

I was being conservative -- if you have 1,000 ties, I understand. If you have 100-200, that still seems bizarre.

post #462 of 553
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Originally Posted by bry2000 View Post

The practical answer is no and between the two, I would suggest the silk repp over the satin. However, I like having a midnight satin tie to wear to very dressy events where black tie is not necessary or required. RLPL excels at satin ties. Have a look at RLPL lookbooks from prior seasons for examples of how useful satin ties can be for the right occasion.

Also, I like wearing satin ties with flannel suits. Certainly not SF orthodoxy, but the shiny finish of a satin tie offsets the matte nature of flannel. Will at ASW did a blog post on satin and flannel at one point, I think. Give it a try sometime -- if not with a tie, then with a satin finish pocket square (also an RLPL strength).

I HATE satin, but your view is an understandable (and interesting) one. I'm so conditioned to envisioning cheap department store ties when I think of satin that the whole makeup has become one I avoid...which also includes satin tuxedo facings.
post #463 of 553
Satin ties are not for everyone and most satin ties are kind of hideous. RLPL has made really nice ones in the past. I have a few and wear them once in awhile. By the way, I did a cursory search and could not find the blog post mentioned on ASW so perhaps I was mistaken.

Sprout, who said tie buying is rational? I may have lumped in a few navy monochromes with small patterns. Not sure since I did not count. But for some reason, navy ties are well represented in my collection. If I were to start from scratch, navy silk repp and navy grenadine would be my first two purchases.

Just realized I am carrying this conversation on a vendor's affiliate thread. I will step aside to let the regular programming resume.
post #464 of 553
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Originally Posted by bry2000 View Post

Satin ties are not for everyone and most satin ties are kind of hideous. RLPL has made really nice ones in the past. I have a few and wear them once in awhile. By the way, I did a cursory search and could not find the blog post mentioned on ASW so perhaps I was mistaken.

Sprout, who said tie buying is rational? I may have lumped in a few navy monochromes with small patterns. Not sure since I did not count. But for some reason, navy ties are well represented in my collection. If I were to start from scratch, navy silk repp and navy grenadine would be my first two purchases.

Just realized I am carrying this conversation on a vendor's affiliate thread. I will step aside to let the regular programming resume.

 

Np, makes sense. If I were to include small navy patterns it would easily exceed 40 as well.

post #465 of 553

WOW. 

 

My mustard matka arrived today. it is phenomenal. The ultimate yellow tie...which is what I wanted! 

 

anyone who slept on this tie should get it before its gone. 

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