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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
If the "Blinding of Isaac" was weird, this is even stranger:
"Translucent Leather Vest - Made from faceted layers of the purest lambs – for if you remove the soul of an animal before its passing, the skin becomes transparent."
And, for those fans of the late, great Michael Hutchence, here's a product for you:
"Atlantic white-sided dolphin-skin auto-erotic asphyxia belt, mounted to reindeer skin and provided with a door or handle hook."
I must admit that I never, ever expected to read some of those words together in the same sentence.
I'd say that ties are a matter of taste even more than other elements of the wardrobe.
Apart from knit ties, I'd suggest going for a consistent weight and width that you like, for starters.
I used to have a wide variety, including lots of 8cm ties which were and still seem to be in vogue. Also SF approved stuff like grenadines and Macclesfield prints.
All the same, when I wanted to look the business (I'm a lawyer too) I always found myself reaching for the same one - a Bvlgari seven fold print which is nearly 10cm wide.
It ties a perfect knot and always hangs just so, so I ended up ditching the narrow ones and getting more, as well as other fairly wide ties (9.5cm+) from Borrelli etc.
The consistency in proportions means that I look more or less the same every day, so I have my own uniform of sorts.
If you're still working out your style, my recommendation is not to buy too much of any one style or brand, but play the field (on sale, ideally) and just find what makes you feel good.
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.
Not as cringeworthy as other SF favourite sayings/words "threak" and "where to kop"
Holy shit he's an Aussie! http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sruli_Recht
Maybe he posts on this thread...
Edit: phwoaaa http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/01/22/sruli-recht-forget-me-knot-skin-ring_n_2528183.html
My first attempt adding cuffs on a pair of pants.
A quick question. For a 5'9.5" guy how big should the pants cuffs be ; without looking dandy ?
Pants will have slightly less than 1 inch break and they are part of a navy suit. I am a skinny guy and suit size 34r.
< 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?
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