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Hi,

 

I've tried to search but this question may not have been brought up before: 

 

How large are the patterns in a tie considered 'too large'?

 

I'm specifically thinking about 'foulard' patterns. How many times should the small patterns be repeated, say, at the widest point for it to be considered appropriate? If a tie has the pattern repeated only 4-5 times at the widest point (so 0.8" per pattern), is the pattern too large?

 

thanks

post #2 of 5
It depends. Show me a picture, and I'll tell you if it looks okay to me.

Not everything can be judged against a well defined, easily articulated, quantitative rule.
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Originally Posted by dreamhope View Post
 

Hi,

 

I've tried to search but this question may not have been brought up before: 

 

How large are the patterns in a tie considered 'too large'?

 

I'm specifically thinking about 'foulard' patterns. How many times should the small patterns be repeated, say, at the widest point for it to be considered appropriate? If a tie has the pattern repeated only 4-5 times at the widest point (so 0.8" per pattern), is the pattern too large?

 

thanks


Foulard is a tightly woven twill or plain weave that is used for different purposes including neckties. Although there is no specified size there are "classic" neat and paisley patterns. If you go to my site you will see 5 classic English Foulard patterns. ( 4 of the five are currently "out of stock").

"Beauty is in the eye of the beholder" comes into play. Were you to slightly increase or decrease  the size or spacing of the print you would still have a tie that would be acceptable to most members of the forum.

PAUL WINSTON

Winston Tailors/ www.chippneckwear.com

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post #5 of 5
It's likely that second tie's pattern is too bold ("ugly") to some. It's the contrast of the dots with the background color and their absolute size and strange complexity. It actually looks better from a distance.

The other looks dated, probably the combination of the geometric pattern and the colors.
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