Yeah I think If for my first knit I would go for a chocolate or a navy with some kind of dot...then black (Jason hope you restock the brown).
noticed Jason has a black, hopefully goes on sale when you restock the brown so I can grab both
They'll both be continually re-stocked on occasion, but not necessarily as soon as they sell out. FWIW I think there is only 3 or 4 black knits left. The main focus for now is getting all of the stuff for the trunk show here in April and they won't be included in that. What will is the 4 new cashmere knit ties (burgundy, dark blue, grey, brown), about 15 new awesome wool ties in small run qtys, the 5 new grenadines (maroon, black, navy, forest green and chocolate), and about another 10 new woven silks (TBD). So we'll see around 35 new ties, about 10 cashmere scarves (3 new additions on last year), and some of the new smartphone friendly cashmere gloves too, they are from Scotland also. So all in all pretty excited about what's coming up!
lachyzee I own an identical tie to the top one, Italian silk, worn it to death over the past few years int he corridors of no power, very practical goes with white, blue or pink shirts, blue grey jackets currently in retirement.
Pity the Sydney meet was shifted to next Friday will be in town Friday night.
Ha yeah not in Canberra. I love it but it's a sartorial graveyard.
It'll be at Ludlows, if you have purchased off me in the past you will get an invite by email in a few weeks, but if not there will be plenty of info on here beforehand. Set for the 18th at this stage and it will be after hours, so it will kind of be a meetup anyway. It won't be a public event per se, more for Ludlows clients my clients and SF members. It will be a great chance for me to put a lot of faces to names and a great chance for you guys to look and feel product in person.
Why would you want to "neutralize" your outfit? Does it owe you money?
Stealth dressing. Fly beneath the radar.
“The weirder you're going to behave, the more normal you should look. It works in reverse, too. When I see a kid with three or four rings in his nose, I know there is absolutely nothing extraordinary about that person.”
― P.J. O'Rourke
Guys, guys: black knit ties are the quantum mechanics of menswear--inexplicable by conventional theories. But a black knit tie + a white or light blue shirt + a navy jacket or suit is the duck's nuts, and always will be.
Only surpassed by black knit tie and grey jacket - especially herringbone.
Previously I was seeking advice from the forum members about finding a good alteration place for my suit. I am glad to report back that I am a happy customer from Hayal and Son in the Sydney CBD. However they are definitely not cheap.
Also I just like to say that I have made a massive mistake by wearing my near new Crocket and Jones on a rainy day in the Sydney CBD. I think I have pretty much ruined the beautiful leather sole, and almost got myself killed...(skiing on water in CBD) And no, it hasn't had topy, I don't like it. the sole turned out discoloured, too many small stone holes and just rough.... An amateur mistake. Definitely will wear the ones with Topy in future rainy days...
Any tips to restore the sole and maintaining them?
You haven't ruined them. (unless you dried them in front of a heater)
Shoes are built to be worn.
Sure the soles are more vulnerable when soaking wet but the cuts and nicks will even out overtime and be less slippery.
In the case of black knit tie; I have always wondered why it is more versatile than navy? Starting out I always thought you never needed a black tie except for 'black tie'; also that it was always preferable to get a navy. While I myself have never owned a black knit (heresy I have always wondered why everyone think they are the most versatile; is it a trad thing? Don't get me wrong I do enjoy the aesthetic but why black>navy for knits when usually it's always navy>black for most ties?
As someone else mentioned - it might defy some laws but the black knit tie is a basic and at the same time an element of the advanced class. I think Stephen Hawking has written about it in his book on TIME.
Black is a non colour. It doesn't reflect or emit light. So that as a small area - as in a tie - it doesn't draw attention to itself. A desirable attribute at times for a tie. Think of its opposite - the shiney, satin, bright yellow tie of the Real Estate Agent or "Power Dresser" combined with a dark suit and white shirt.
Black has at times been a symbol of austerity (Dutch Protestants), withdrawal from the material world, (priests, nuns, puritans), power, (priests, Nazis, police) and artistic tendencies (architects, artists, Melbourne hipsters) and many other signals. It retains, to an extent, many of these meanings, sometimes all at once, depending on the contexts.
Theres nothing wrong with black (even in a suit) but it can be dodgy - too shiny or too much green caste etc etc . Black needs texture and variation to work well. Shiney black suits = no. Black cords and leather jacket =perhaps.
Black knit ties give texture and interest without attracting attention..