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Originally Posted by Gerry Nelson View Post

I just bought a pretty non-conservative tie (for some reason, just looking at it makes me smile) and was wondering what you'd pair this with. Based on meeting some of you yesterday, I think a lot of guys here already have a pretty well developed sense of what works.

My thought was to make sure everything else I wear is plain so as not to compete with the tie, e.g. navy suit, white/light blue shirt and white or other plain pocket square similar to how a patterned jacket can be worn with the Italian background.

I'll obviously experiment when it arrives but thought I'd throw it out to the group and get your thoughts.


My thoughts would be much like yours. Keep everything else plain (or perhaps a subtle stripe) and perhaps pick out one colour of the tie as a solid plain square just to anchor it in the ensemble a bit.
post #11492 of 57933
Gerry

It looks very similar to this Drakes tie (maybe a little fuller pattern) - http://ethandesu.tumblr.com/post/10238182143/floral-drakes-at-the-armoury So here are a few outfit ideas -

http://thearmoury.tumblr.com/post/15856636149/liverano-drakes-ww-chan

http://thearmoury.tumblr.com/post/13353772798/drakes-ascot-chang-liverano-weve-got-a-red

http://thearmoury.tumblr.com/post/19448369343/ethandesu-armourers

http://ethandesu.tumblr.com/post/13294248989/tweed
post #11493 of 57933

Nice to know, Lennier. I'll give this a go when I get the tie. 

post #11494 of 57933
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Originally Posted by Charlie's Wardrobe View Post

The maker I use in Italy are a small family owned company and I have a great relationship with them which in the short term I have no plans to change. They also make some ranges for the likes of Polo Ralph Lauren and Brioni to give you an idea of quality levels. They don't do much in the way of knit ties without high mins though so that maybe something else I explore in coming seasons.

I can attest to the quality of these ties when I have worn the one I have to work blokes and the misses have complemented on how stylish it looks.

Also interesting extended article in the Fin magazine today on the state of Australian fashion.
post #11495 of 57933
Gerry nice tie, but it is pretty loud! If it's too loud for a suit/jacket, I'd try it with a shirt and v-neck jumper. If you're only showing the knot + a little more in the 'V' then you can get away with a more colorful tie I think (I do this with paisley ties).
post #11496 of 57933

Thanks, Toby! In the worst case, I can always use it for Easter eggs smile.gif

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Great to meet all the Melbourne guys last night. I look forward to the next meetup.
post #11498 of 57933
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Originally Posted by lennier View Post

My thoughts would be much like yours. Keep everything else plain (or perhaps a subtle stripe) and perhaps pick out one colour of the tie as a solid plain square just to anchor it in the ensemble a bit.

Yes I think Gerry's on the right track. I think the tie would work best with a pale blue shirt and navy suit. A white shirt would be too high contrast for my taste.
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post #11500 of 57933
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Originally Posted by Gerry Nelson View Post




That's brilliant! Thank you!

Tweed for winter Gerry - http://thearmoury.tumblr.com/post/15856636149/liverano-drakes-ww-chan

Would love it if someone in Australia wore this.
post #11501 of 57933
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Originally Posted by Pink Socks View Post


Tweed for winter Gerry - http://thearmoury.tumblr.com/post/15856636149/liverano-drakes-ww-chan
Would love it if someone in Australia wore this.



Ah, but I'm wearing this today as a 3 roll 2. Since winter hasn't quite started yet, I felt linen would be ok

 

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Edited by Gerry Nelson - 3/29/12 at 9:07pm
post #11502 of 57933
Don't feel bad, I'm wearing a chocolate brown linen/silk Caruso coat today as well and its a lovely 24 degrees and sunny here today..
post #11503 of 57933
Linen for whenever, tweed for whenever...

Love it. Wear what works and what looks good.
post #11504 of 57933
Hey all!

Just saw Patrick Johnson this morning to pick up my casual suit.

Here it is - french navy; three curved patch pockets; light brown horn buttons; half lined; Dugdale Bros worsted - with a brown Cappelli tie:

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Don't know what's going on with the crease on the right side; as you can see from Pic 3, it's not always there and I think it'll be gone once I've worn the suit in. The heavier fabric perhaps?

All in all, I love it and the coat will see lots of use as a sport jacket.

Other news: I saw and tried on Pat's DB with the Neapolitan Spalla Camicia shoulder; it's exquisite. Very, very light, almost like a shirt. Also, for all you afficionados of the 3-roll-2 button config... Pat now offers it as well as wider lapels!
post #11505 of 57933

Looking good, CEP. The crease might just be a posture thing. I have to say, that's a great looking suit!

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