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Tie arrived today from Henry Carter (Silver/Navy glencheck). It arrived so quick (overnight) and the look and feel is just great! I couldn't be happier! Highly recommend them! Will definitely use them again.

Just curious what are your favorite tie knots guys?

post #20042 of 58018
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FiH or double FiH, depending on the length.

Speaking of ties, I've found that an equally good, much better priced OTR tie alternative to Drakes is E.G. Cappelli - via their online store:

http://www.patriziocappelli.it/catalog/

- 50 Euros (approx. $65AUD) for an OTR or 'Outlet' tie at 9cm width; self-tipped. Even with shipping at 35 Euros, that's still approx. $100AUD.

- 80 Euros for a self-tipped, 3-fold MTM tie made to the length and width selected; even with the shipping, that's still about $150AUD.

In contrast, an OTR Drakes foulard silk tie costs about $170 with shipping. Let's not even talk about bespoke.

Go figure...
post #20043 of 58018
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Originally Posted by JRolley View Post

Tie arrived today from Henry Carter (Silver/Navy glencheck). It arrived so quick (overnight) and the look and feel is just great! I couldn't be happier! Highly recommend them! Will definitely use them again.

Just curious what are your favorite tie knots guys?

Nice! Mine in transit.

 

If you are a Wanker Banker, or you manage people's money for a living, I was told you are to wear a Windsor knot.

 

Charlie always does a four-in-hand, so if you know those two, I think your safe.

post #20044 of 58018
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Originally Posted by tobiasj View Post

Thanks for the comments guys--I'll go nailhead for now and maybe the flannel next time. And fxh, the hard vs soft thing makes a lot of sense. Good stuff.

Thanks

I think its a more useful lens for in Australia than City vs Country. Country here doesn't traditionally mean leisure /weekend/sport like it does/did in UK.

Here its city vs beach or suburbs vs city or suburbs vs beach. (and beach here always means summer - even if its not - wheres as in UK beach could mean duffle coat, moleskins and waterproof boots)
Confusing the model here is that Suburbs vs Beach is not quite a dichotomy - for many years the Suburban did = Beach - literally as well.

One could make a list: Jeans are nearly always hard or at least middle and can be softened up say, knit cardy or jumper (always soft), cord jacket (always soft), or hardened up by leather jacket (black always v hard on jeans) Doc Martens (Black always hard). And so on. I need an intern to do these things.
post #20045 of 58018
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Originally Posted by ColdEyedPugilist View Post

Speaking of ties, I've found that an equally good, much better priced OTR tie alternative to Drakes is E.G. Cappelli - via their online store:
http://www.patriziocappelli.it/catalog/
- 50 Euros (approx. $65AUD) for an OTR or 'Outlet' tie at 9cm width; self-tipped. Even with shipping at 35 Euros, that's still approx. $100AUD.
- 80 Euros for a self-tipped, 3-fold MTM tie made to the length and width selected; even with the shipping, that's still about $150AUD.
In contrast, an OTR Drakes foulard silk tie costs about $170 with shipping. Let's not even talk about bespoke.
Go figure...

+1 on EG Cappelli. Lovely ties at very reasonable prices.

Drake's are seriously overpriced in comparison to other brands out there, particularly given competition like Cappelli, Vanda, Hober and now Henry Carter.

Furthermore, they've lost me as a customer over the past few years as so many of their ties are made in a woefully narrow 7cm width. When I wrote to them to ask if they had any wider ties, they advised that they only make wider ties in longer lengths (which are too long for me) and that 7cm is their preferred width at present because it is fashionable. Blagghhhh...
post #20046 of 58018
Here are some photos of today's outfit. Fxh, you may choose to avert your eyes from the latter photos...


Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)









- OCBD shirt by Land's End;
- Knit tie by "High Tied", from local SFer Tobiasj;
- Jacket by Herringbone (with brown suede elbow patches);
- Trousers by Herringbone;
- Pocket square by Herringbone;
- Driving mocs by Herringbone.

Not seen - navy blue fabric belt with brown suede facings on either side of the buckle, also by Herringbone.
post #20047 of 58018
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Originally Posted by Journeyman View Post

Here are some photos of today's outfit. Fxh, you may choose to avert your eyes from the latter photos...
Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)




- OCBD shirt by Land's End;
- Knit tie by "High Tied", from local SFer Tobiasj;
- Jacket by Herringbone (with brown suede elbow patches);
- Trousers by Herringbone;
- Pocket square by Herringbone;
- Driving mocs by Herringbone.
Not seen - navy blue fabric belt with brown suede facings on either side of the buckle, also by Herringbone.

Like a boss.

 

Completely used Rob's look, but it is so good. I didn't think it would work with a tie, but it does.

post #20048 of 58018
btw - I don't mean that hard = "hard man" as in Lock, Stock and Three Smoking London cliches, - although it sometimes can - often people with a hard look in clothes look anything but "hard men". But , in general , its not a friendly, welcoming, approachable or even neutral look, on most people.
post #20049 of 58018
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Originally Posted by ColdEyedPugilist View Post

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FiH or double FiH, depending on the length.
Speaking of ties, I've found that an equally good, much better priced OTR tie alternative to Drakes is E.G. Cappelli - via their online store:
http://www.patriziocappelli.it/catalog/
- 50 Euros (approx. $65AUD) for an OTR or 'Outlet' tie at 9cm width; self-tipped. Even with shipping at 35 Euros, that's still approx. $100AUD.
- 80 Euros for a self-tipped, 3-fold MTM tie made to the length and width selected; even with the shipping, that's still about $150AUD.
In contrast, an OTR Drakes foulard silk tie costs about $170 with shipping. Let's not even talk about bespoke.
Go figure...
Yeah the Capelli stuff is nice. 35 eu for shipping is a bit crook though unless it's dhl or something similar. Costs no more than about $20 to send a tie anywhere in the world on a regular service that takes about 2 weeks at most.

CEP has it right for the knots. I've never heard of tying a Windsor if your in finance/banking as a rule, though I've seen plenty do it. In Australia, we are so seriously underdressed most of the time that most people don't notice that what knot you use and usually surprised that you've actually got a tie on in the first place
post #20050 of 58018
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Originally Posted by Charlie's Wardrobe View Post

Yeah the Capelli stuff is nice. 35 eu for shipping is a bit crook though unless it's dhl or something similar. Costs no more than about $20 to send a tie anywhere in the world on a regular service that takes about 2 weeks at most.
CEP has it right for the knots. I've never heard of tying a Windsor if your in finance/banking as a rule, though I've seen plenty do it. In Australia, we are so seriously underdressed most of the time that most people don't notice that what knot you use and usually surprised that you've actually got a tie on in the first place

Hey Jase,

Got the tie by the way; love it!

Re tie knots - I cringe everytime I see an oversized fist-lke windsor knot these days. Especially on the slim-built.
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I'll have to go and have a little lie down for a while.
post #20052 of 58018
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Originally Posted by JRolley View Post

Just curious what are your favorite tie knots guys?

Depends. (my usual answer to everything)

Depends how thick and long tie is. And on the collar gap and spread.

Usually FIH.
Sometimes I mix it with the no socks kids and go Double FIH if theres a length problem.

Other ties are a bit thin and slip down and I use a Pratt.

On thick knits I often use an Oriental or single knot.
post #20053 of 58018
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Originally Posted by ColdEyedPugilist View Post


Hey Jase,
Got the tie by the way; love it!
Re tie knots - I cringe everytime I see an oversized fist-lke windsor knot these days. Especially on the slim-built.

 

I seriously have to stop myself from smirking like an idiot sometimes. I also find smaller gents often have their 9cm ties way to short which only makes the blade look even wider in comparison to the rest of them. It's an interesting look.....

post #20054 of 58018
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Originally Posted by ColdEyedPugilist View Post


Re tie knots - I cringe everytime I see an oversized fist-lke windsor knot these days. Especially on the slim-built.

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Guilty as charged.

 

Spandexter - that is exactly what I do :(. It is terrible.

post #20055 of 58018
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Originally Posted by fxh View Post


Depends. (my usual answer to everything)
Depends how thick and long tie is. And on the collar gap and spread.

Tie is 8cm at widest point and 150cm long. Medium spread collar.

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