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I have attempted to post this as a new topic but after searching around on the forums, this would appear the more fitting location for this. Also, the new topic requires moderation approval and as I am in a bit of a hurry then this might be quicker anyway. So moderators, feel free to delete either/or as you see fit.

 

The question is which tie would be most appropriate for an interview with this grey pinstripe suit and a white shirt? This is in the financial services industry and the position is strategy and execution analyst, so the look needs to be very professional. In the picture with the three ties I have already eliminated the middle one. The suit is the same one in both pictures and in the picture with the suit and white shirt, that is not a vest, it is the same yellow tie as in the other picture only not tied. Someone advised that I go with the yellow one because it shows energy, however, I'm afraid it might not be quite professional enough. I am also concerned that the small dark squares on it do not match since they are navy blue.

 

Also, would very dark brown shoes/belt or black be more appropriate?

 

 

 

 

Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated, thanks.

post #17687 of 30127

The first picture doesn't really give a good idea of the colors you are working with; can you post another?

 

(and I like the yellow, but it might, as you said, not feel professional enough)

post #17688 of 30127

That picture was taken with a relatively poor quality camera, my apologies, are these better?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I would not have trouble picking up another tie if neither seem to match the suit of course...

post #17689 of 30127

Just tried to post additional pictures but I get a message reading that the post is being held for moderator approval. Is this because of the number of pictures in the the reply or possibly the time between posts?

 

Maybe this will work...

 

post #17690 of 30127
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Originally Posted by strangedream View Post

Can somebody elaborate on bias pipes with some images to compare bias and not-bias (?) pipes.

 

While reading over this thread, there was some discussion about bias pipes came up. Despos explained them in the following, but I am still confused.

These are images from the original thread:

When cloth is cut on the bias, as I understand it, the "grain" is diagonal rather than than vertical.  So, a pinstripe would be diagonal, not vertical.  Most ties are cut on the bias, if that helps you visualize it.  In the top picture you posted, the piping is cut ont he bias, which you can see because the stripes are diagonal, not vertical.

post #17691 of 30127

Guess this qualifies as a quick question:

 

I've been gifted an OCBD shirt. The neck, chest and shoulders fit well, and I really like the cloth; but the waist is really blousy. My tailor charges €5 for putting darts on the back, but the problem is that this shirt has a center box pleat. I believe darts would look weird with such a pleat, am I right? I don't really like box pleats anyways, so is it possible to undo the yoke and turn them into side pleats? though that would be more expensive.

 

Since it was a gift from someone I appreciate, I want to keep it...

 

Thank you!

post #17692 of 30127
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Originally Posted by RDiaz View Post

Guess this qualifies as a quick question:

I've been gifted an OCBD shirt. The neck, chest and shoulders fit well, and I really like the cloth; but the waist is really blousy. My tailor charges €5 for putting darts on the back, but the problem is that this shirt has a center box pleat. I believe darts would look weird with such a pleat, am I right? I don't really like box pleats anyways, so is it possible to undo the yoke and turn them into side pleats? though that would be more expensive.

Since it was a gift from someone I appreciate, I want to keep it...

Thank you!
the easy trick is to run the box pleat all the way down like a band of outsiders shirt.

it is not hard to turn a box pleat into side pleats.
post #17693 of 30127
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Originally Posted by Nickolas View Post


 


The gray will probably give you a washed out look. Definite downsides to both ties. Don't suppose borrowing/buying another tie is an option?

I like the collar on the white shirt.

post #17694 of 30127

Buying another tie is absolutely an option, buying another suit on the other hand is not as easy... what would you suggest?

post #17695 of 30127
I purchased a Navy blazer from Brooks Brothers in Loro Piana fabric. It's the classic navy blue with gold buttons. I'm not too big on the gold buttons and I was thinking of changing them to something along the lines of:

http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-otfoFssQKn0/TZq83RFc6KI/AAAAAAAAABk/oEu15v9EPTc/s1600/7108.jpg

Would I be committing a male style fashion faux pas if I did actually change the buttons?
post #17696 of 30127
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Originally Posted by Nickolas View Post

Buying another tie is absolutely an option, buying another suit on the other hand is not as easy... what would you suggest?

A solid navy tie will do the trick.
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Originally Posted by RDiaz View Post

Guess this qualifies as a quick question:

I've been gifted an OCBD shirt. The neck, chest and shoulders fit well, and I really like the cloth; but the waist is really blousy. My tailor charges €5 for putting darts on the back, but the problem is that this shirt has a center box pleat. I believe darts would look weird with such a pleat, am I right? I don't really like box pleats anyways, so is it possible to undo the yoke and turn them into side pleats? though that would be more expensive.

Since it was a gift from someone I appreciate, I want to keep it...

Thank you!

Have it taken in from the sides. Not quite as easy and cheap as darts, but the better option for anything beyond a minor adjustment, and works perfectly fine with any pleats.
post #17698 of 30127

Anyone here use metal collar stays? If so, where did you get them?

 

edit: I should mention I'm in Canada :)


Edited by gooter - 10/1/12 at 7:50am
post #17699 of 30127
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Originally Posted by gooter View Post

Anyone here use metal collar stays? If so, where did you get them?

 

Metal gives a good look generally, but might not be ideal for shirts worn casually (without a tie). I know some people that bend them a bit. Not sure where you are from, but you could try TM Lewin, Charles Tyrwhitt, Brooks Brothers, or eHaberdasher (linked on the right side of the page).

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Originally Posted by gooter View Post

Anyone here use metal collar stays? If so, where did you get them?

edit: I should mention I'm in Canada smile.gif

I use Wurkin Stiffs. Metal collar stays with magnets to hold your collars down. Here's a link: http://www.wurkinstiffs.com
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