Any other recommendations for ties in the price range of $50-$100? Sam Hober?
This page mentions Hober, Kent Wang, Howard Yount and Panta: http://putthison.com/post/5802225399/the-necktie-series-part-iii-starting-your
Louis Vuitton any good?
Hadn't even though about a belt yet...could be tricky.
I just tried them on when the arrived this morning, then straight into swimming trunks and into the pool.....gawd it was uncomfortable today!
Will probably just go with a non-matching brown belt. If I wear them with a suit I'll likely just go braces.
Terrific post, thanks for that help.
I've now narrowed down my first buys to a few Sam Hober, they just sound superb for that price point. High Tied are attractive at that price range too, they may be my go to when I branch out and get some knit ties.
Any thoughts on some dirt cheap ties for the first few months of a full time job, before I can afford to get 8-10+ quality ties?
No, in Melbourne. Visiting some family and friends.
Definitely made some mistakes, but I bought 5 things and 4 are definitely winners, 1 was just a bit impulsive (tan crocodile leather belt that's too long).
Still at 1/10th the cost of the item new, I'm OK with that mistake being a learning experience.
Just out of interest, does anyone here use safety razors for their shaving regimen? I just ordered a pre-shave oil for the first time (Truefitt & Hill) and am looking forward to seeing if it makes a significant difference to the softness of the stubble. Managed to pick up a couple Kiehls post-shave products (Razor Bump/Facial Cleanser) as well, and also grabbed a Truefitt & Hill aftershave balm.
P.S. Thomas Lyte briefcase shipped today - I'm excited!
Wow, that's quite a bit of tailoring. I'm hoping that I find something that fits quite close to my ideal suit.
Extremely helpful information, appreciate it mate.
Yep, you are probably a 'short' instead of a regular for your given chest size. This happens to me as well, often. Unfortunately, in Australia, there are very brands that carry anything other than regular in each of the suiting sizes.