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post #18061 of 33127

I have a newbie question (sorry if this has been asked before, but the search function is a bit blunt): TM Lewin has a large selection of cheap but nice-looking ties in geometrical patterns. I recently ordered a few, but was disappointed when I received them with how thick they were. None of my older ties, including some English ties and some old, inherited ones, feels like this. Their thickness is almost mattress-like, as if there was a thinnish layer of foam inside. I find it difficult to get a nice knot with these ties.

 

So before I order any more ties via the internet, I would like to know, how common or typical is this type of thick tie? Is it just TML, or all cheap British ties? Are there even high-end ties that have this type of thickness? What brands should I buy or avoid?

 

Another question: any thoughts about somehow un- or relining these ties? They're cheap enough that I might attempt to dissect one and do it myself, but has anyone tried this? What kind of material should I use to replace the current lining?
 

post #18062 of 33127
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Originally Posted by Celadon View Post

all cheap British ties?

 

This in combination with it being poor quality silk.
post #18063 of 33127
http://www.styleforum.net/t/312188/the-young-and-hungry/0_20

Man WTF is the other part of the forum thinking? Those are awful.
post #18064 of 33127
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http://www.styleforum.net/t/312188/the-young-and-hungry/0_20
Man WTF is the other part of the forum thinking? Those are awful.

 

I've said it before on this thread, and I'll say it again. That places scares me.

post #18065 of 33127

Yes, they are I alreay looked at them and know exactly which ones are next.
 

post #18066 of 33127
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Originally Posted by jmills View Post

Gents, what is the appropriate practice for choosing the colour of one's braces
Strictly speaking, your suspenders should not be seen in public. They're like underwear that way. So, if you hold to this standard, and wear a jacket over your suspenders, and keep your jacket on, it doesn't matter what color the suspenders are. Yes, I recognize that many men habitually remove their jackets at work, at social events, etc. But that's the traditional, conservative rule, so I figured I'd at least mention it.

If you intend to go around with your suspenders visible, well, then I suppose suspenders which are compatible with the rest of your attire in terms of formality, color, pattern, fabric, etc., would work best. (Note that "compatible" isn't necessarily the same thing as "matching." It's much the same way as how a pocket square, necktie, and suit, when worn together, should all be compatible with each other, but it's typically best if they do not all match each other.)
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post #18067 of 33127
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Originally Posted by Ich_Dien View Post


This in combination with it being poor quality silk.

 

I can see how that is more than likely to be the case.

 

Does it follow that more expensive ties never have thick foam-like linings like those from TML?

post #18068 of 33127
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I've said it before on this thread, and I'll say it again. That places scares me.

Yeah man, like what the heck is that in the first picture? And seems like guys over there are now wearing girly sandals lol.
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Originally Posted by Claghorn View Post

I've said it before on this thread, and I'll say it again. That places scares me.

 

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Originally Posted by clarksdb View Post

Yeah man, like what the heck is that in the first picture? And seems like guys over there are now wearing girly sandals lol.

 

The things people will do in the name of fashion...

post #18070 of 33127

Fashion fledgling here.

 

The suit (not actually, general idea but a darker grey):

 

 

The shirt:

 

 

Will this work?  Also, tie suggestions?

 

Thanks!

post #18071 of 33127
http://www.ebay.com/itm/GIORGIO-TUXEDO-MILANO-PL-SB2-ITALIAN-MENS-SUIT-WOOL-40S-/190553265041?pt=US_CSA_MC_Suits&hash=item2c5ddc1391

is this complete junk or maybe worth the 175$ price for a black tie event I have to attend?
post #18072 of 33127
The ad says it is fully canvased but it looks kind of cheap. I've never heard of the maker. I'd be suspicious.
post #18073 of 33127

Dear Stylers,

 

How much to ask for this Lanvin shirt? Got it as gift. Condition is approx 95%.

 

Thanks!

 

 

 

post #18074 of 33127

I have a deep grey suit with a bit of sheen to it, and I'm intending to wear a black & royal blue on white pinstripe shirt with it.  Can anyone give me tie suggestions?

 

Not the actual suit, but this is the general idea.  A bit deeper grey.

 

 

The shirt pattern.

 

Thanks!

post #18075 of 33127
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Originally Posted by harvey_birdman View Post

The ad says it is fully canvased but it looks kind of cheap. I've never heard of the maker. I'd be suspicious.

I notices that and, for the price, I am certainly suspicious. Do you think it's a better bet than going with a 299$ men's wear house tux though? Or renting one for 120? I prefer buying so I can at least tailor it to fit me properly, but do not want to spend more than 300.
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