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post #27586 of 29409
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Originally Posted by cptjeff View Post

2,3, and 4 are all quite versatile. 1 is a little less so, but still a very nice looking tie IMO. If limited to one, I would choose either 2 or 3, but which one is best for you depends on what ties you have now and if one fills a gap in your tie wardrobe. I have a brooks tie very similar to 2 that gets a lot of wear, if you don't have much in purple, it can be a very nice color.

Don't love any of them. I'd rank them 3,4,2,1 with the top 2 the only ones I'd wear. Purple is a difficult color, needs to be the right shade to not look cheap and that purple doesn't make the cut.
post #27587 of 29409
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Originally Posted by cptjeff View Post

2,3, and 4 are all quite versatile. 1 is a little less so, but still a very nice looking tie IMO. If limited to one, I would choose either 2 or 3, but which one is best for you depends on what ties you have now and if one fills a gap in your tie wardrobe. I have a brooks tie very similar to 2 that gets a lot of wear, if you don't have much in purple, it can be a very nice color.

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Originally Posted by p.henrik View Post

Don't love any of them. I'd rank them 3,4,2,1 with the top 2 the only ones I'd wear. Purple is a difficult color, needs to be the right shade to not look cheap and that purple doesn't make the cut.

Thanks for the input gents. I already have a purple tie and don't think I would get the use from a second one. I also already have something similar to 4, so perhaps 3 is the keeper smile.gif
post #27588 of 29409

Another wedding question...

 

Going with non-uniform navy suits if someone ends up in something like either of the below will that be OK or do I at least need to keep them all in more plain navy?

 

 

post #27589 of 29409
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Originally Posted by vafan13 View Post

Another wedding question...

Going with non-uniform navy suits if someone ends up in something like either of the below will that be OK or do I at least need to keep them all in more plain navy? Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)





The general rule is that stripes are considered too business-like for a wedding. The first one, a glen check, would be great though.
post #27590 of 29409
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Originally Posted by E,TF View Post


The general rule is that stripes are considered too business-like for a wedding. The first one, a glen check, would be great though.

 

Wonderful, thank you!  If two people end up in the same suit (only so many lower priced navy suits out there) will that make it look odd or do I just need to separate them in the lineup?


Edited by vafan13 - 4/25/14 at 9:16am
post #27591 of 29409
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Originally Posted by JHT652 View Post

Picked up four Turnbull & Asser ties on heavy discount. Thinking of flipping, returning three and keeping one. Any thoughts on which, if any to keep? I think im swaying towards the far right as this would be the most versatile?

Very nice ties...compliments
post #27592 of 29409
^ Thanks Gianni smile.gif
post #27593 of 29409
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Originally Posted by vafan13 View Post

If two people end up in the same suit (only so many lower priced navy suits out there) will that make it look odd or do I just need to separate them in the lineup?

Absolutely irrelevant. You're overthinking this.
post #27594 of 29409
Has anyone here ever participated in the "tweed run" cycling events? Are the participants in the following photos wearing a special capri style suit pant or are they tucking their suit pants into their socks?







post #27595 of 29409
@Kensington looks like they are wearing breeks / plus fours?
post #27596 of 29409
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Originally Posted by JHT652 View Post

@Kensington looks like they are wearing breeks / plus fours?

Thanks, I didn't even know that such a pant existed. Is that a British thing? I've never seen those sold in the states in "preppy" or trad stores.

Is there any alternative for cycling with a suit? I've done it on occasion and would hate to have chain greasy stain my suit pants. Would tucking into socks also work? It seems like that would make the lower leg really wrinkly and unsightly once removed.
post #27597 of 29409
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Originally Posted by Kensington View Post

Thanks, I didn't even know that such a pant existed. Is that a British thing? I've never seen those sold in the states in "preppy" or trad stores.

Is there any alternative for cycling with a suit? I've done it on occasion and would hate to have chain greasy stain my suit pants. Would tucking into socks also work? It seems like that would make the lower leg really wrinkly and unsightly once removed.

Yes, breeks are a British or originally Scottish thing, I think... Mainly worn for field sports such as shooting etc.
post #27598 of 29409
Pulling your socks up like that over normal trousers will leave them wrinkled. Bicycle clips keep your trousers out the way without getting them quite as wrinkled. Or you could get a bike with a guard over the chain like Dutch PM Mark Rutte -

post #27599 of 29409
Breeches/knickerbockers are the ones that fasten over the top of the socks, and did not persist much past the 19th century, and were all but extinct by the end of the first world war. Plus fours are those that are tucked into the socks, worn by the country gentlman for sport/shooting. The latter lasted as commonplace well into the 20th century, and can be seen today, in the legs of purists.
post #27600 of 29409
They're still worn shooting today, and are usually called breeks by those that sell them.

I always thought plus 4s went four inches below your knee, plus 2s went two inches.
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