Even stranger - a "bro" made from reindeer skin:
"Fitted reindeer skin medical chest brace for hyper mobile dislocated ribs. Elasticated and button fastened."
The description seems like it was written by a serial killer:
"And it was another time a reindeer, shot by a hunter in the northern highlands of Iceland. There are holes in this skin, and it was made by a bullet - the bullet that ended the life of this animal for meat, game, pleasure and leather. The Icelandic Reindeer, is chromium dyed in the west of Iceland. The oxidised rivets and the elastic are of origins unknown, whereas the hand attached shank buttons are drop cast in our studio from oxidised metal alloy."
Conveniently if you wish to go hunting to make your own "bro" the store supplies a MTO sniper rifle http://store.srulirecht.com/collections/field-dressing/products/by-two-hairs-is-sr420
Are you tall or a bigger guy? I ask as the GF's old man wears wider ties, and he's both tall and large, and they work for him. My standard sized ties look odd on him.
I'm pretty short, so I find that I have an upper limit on tie size before it looks like I'm wearing someone else's tie.
A real pity, as he has quite the collection!
You started a discussion a while back where we picked out what are the 'must own' shoes for your average guy with a girlfriend, mortgage etc to contend with who still wants to look nice, and we came out with a black cap oxford and dark brown brogue combination.
It got me thinking - if you had to draw a 'must own' list of ties, whether they be 3, 6 or 12 what would they be?
I get that these discussions can turn into a 'how long is a piece of string?' debate, but I like the idea of keeping a minimalist approach. I'd rather have a wardrobe with bare spots but some 'old faithfuls' than one full of exotics that never see the light of day.
Dont think it was me who asked but i did contribute
I think Sliq posted a good article on ties by Guido
Navy plain tie is most versatile and there are varying fabrics etc that allows you to have more than one.
I also find with charcoal and navy suits and a mix of plain blue/white shirts the following colours are good - silver/grey/browns in a combination of plain/dots/repps/paisleys in that order.
< 5'10 = 1 1/2"
> 5'10 = 1 3/4"
I'd go the former.
In terms of ties: speaking to manton, he reckons a navy (knit, grenadine or twill), black (knit, grenadine or twill) and wedding tie are the only essentials. I'd probably agree.
Speaking of grenadines - did your old ones have more bulk/heft jason?
I don't want to rustle any jimmies, but would the pictured shoes be 'good' examples of these two types?
Apparently I need new dress shoes and these are two pairs I'm considering.