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Are no name ties from unknown internet sellers for 20 Euro(100% silk) okay or is the material - even it's silk -  often really bad and it would be dumb to buy them? I don't expect a high end quality tie for 20 Euro, that's unrealistic, but can I expect quality which is okay and easily wearable for a young professional without looking ridiculous? At the moment I can't efford much more than 20/25 Euro for one tie, because I need of course more than one tie, more than one suit etc. In some months when I don't have to buy everything at the same time I can efford probably better ties and can change the cheap ties from time to time. I own a royalblue and a navy blue tie by the way(both plain). And I already read some threads and articles to got some more suggestions for ties which fit good for business, harmonize with different suit/shirt colors etc.), so I already have ideas for colors I should look for(1 maroon/burgundy, 1 blue grey/white striped for example). I almost have to build my wardrobe completely new for the new job.

 

Other advice are welcome.

 

And by the way: Thanks to @othertravel @mimo @ImTheGroom for helping me choosing the right colors for my suit(s) in the last few days. I decided to order a plain navy suit and a plain charcoal grey suit. A grey herringbone suit will follow hopefully as soon as possible.

 

Best regards.

post #25382 of 28512
Try a thrift store near you. They often have many wearable ties and you could get 5-10 that way. Or try used ties on ebay.

Once you know your size for suits, you can pretty easily buy used ones on ebay and have them tailored. If you're penny pinched like you seem to be, then it's a great way to build up the basics. Most of my work closet has been filled this way.
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Does anyone know the Persol sunglasses model that Marcello Mastroianni wore in "La Dolce Vita"?  Thanks!

 


Edited by styleforumfan - 12/22/13 at 12:58am
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What sort of tie knot best compliments a OCBD shirt with a large collar roll? The tie I have in mind is smooth silk and fairly heavy.
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It's a casual shirt, and the button down makes the collar gap small, so I'd say a lazy four-in-hand covers it.  If you like symmetry, try a Pratt/Shelby - winder and triangular, but lies flatter which is useful when you have a thicker tie.

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Originally Posted by jimanchower View Post

What sort of tie knot best compliments a OCBD shirt with a large collar roll? The tie I have in mind is smooth silk and fairly heavy.

 

A four in hand knot. And it's "complements," not "compliments." Although if you tie the correct knot you should receive "compliments" for how dashing you look.

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Originally Posted by astrocyte View Post
 

 

 

Your point is a good one, indeed. But the quality and construction of a clothing are not quite as arbitrary as sticking a label on a potato sack. Perhaps I should have left the brand name out of my question and only mentioned the objective details of construction. Quality/construction aren't the only thing, of course, and that is why I asked the question! 

 

True.  Let me put it another way: no, it's hideous.

 

 

:)

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Originally Posted by loarbmhs View Post

A four in hand knot. And it's "complements," not "compliments." Although if you tie the correct knot you should receive "compliments" for how dashing you look.

Wow, I wonder how many times I've misused that word in print over the years. A sincere "thanks!"
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I have this zegna tie I thrifted and I'm gifting it to a friend as a joke. There's no faking way I'd ever wear it out of the house. Or even in the house for that matter.

But zegna!

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Wow, I wonder how many times I've misused that word in print over the years. A sincere "thanks!"

My pleasure. And thanks for being such a good sport about it!

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Any reason not to use orphaned suit pants? I got a nasty tear in my favorite jacket and its basically gone. Pants are great comfy charcoal trousers, any good reason not to keep them?
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Originally Posted by Will Carothers View Post

So I have a 3 piece light grey suit that I love, and the color is perfect to go with medium brown shoes...But if i were to pair the suit with a white shirt and black tie, would the brown shoes and belt remain appropriate? 

Yes they would.
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Hi guys,

It's been a while since I posted here, and I was hoping to get some feedback on some jacket fit pics. Normally, I'm a 16 inch shoulder, but I got some jackets that are pushing the 17 and 18 inch mark, and I was hoping to get some opinions on them.

To me, the DB's shoulders are obviously too big, but I feel like the two tweed jackets fit well (although I may be mis-attributing this fit to the construction of the suits). What do you guys think?

DB:


Gray Tweed (1):


Green Tweed (2):


Apologies for the washed-out pictures; these were taken early in the morning.
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It might be me, but the silhouette of the last two jackets looks a bit funny to me because there's just SO MUCH waist suppression relative to the shoulders. It makes it look like something is off because there's so much empty space inside where your lats should be.

The DB actually looks the best to me. Shockingly.
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Originally Posted by wannabe View Post

Hi guys,

It's been a while since I posted here, and I was hoping to get some feedback on some jacket fit pics. Normally, I'm a 16 inch shoulder, but I got some jackets that are pushing the 17 and 18 inch mark, and I was hoping to get some opinions on them.

To me, the DB's shoulders are obviously too big, but I feel like the two tweed jackets fit well (although I may be mis-attributing this fit to the construction of the suits). What do you guys think?

DB:


Gray Tweed (1):


Green Tweed (2):


Apologies for the washed-out pictures; these were taken early in the morning.
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Originally Posted by ridethecliche View Post

It might be me, but the silhouette of the last two jackets looks a bit funny to me because there's just SO MUCH waist suppression relative to the shoulders. It makes it look like something is off because there's so much empty space inside where your lats should be.

The DB actually looks the best to me. Shockingly.

Yeah, I think you definitely said what I was trying to put into words. Would a shoulder reduction make the silhouette appear more normal on all three jackets?
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