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post #38011 of 55952

Who makes Josephs house brand Spanish manufactured shoes? Yanko? Meermin? Lottusse?

 

They're very solid, albeit in corrected grain but Goodyear welted. Not Carmina quality but as good or better than Loake for approximately $350 a pop.

 

I almost bought a surprisingly tasteful brogued blucher in brown calf from their Pitt St store. Some attractive suede chukka's too!

post #38012 of 55952
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I've never had any major issues with ties wearing out or snagging, whether they be grenadine grossa, knit ties or jacquard silk. You just have to be a bit careful, as you need to be with all clothes if you want them to age well. E.g. don't wear your jacket when driving if you can avoid it, don't go looking for your golf balls in the tea tree bushes wearing your grenadine tie, etc. - though if you do you can just call it "foxing" and laugh it off as your special kind of sprezz.

 



I used to sit at my desk with my tie over my shoulder, as if in a slipstream, so passers-by used to make Biggles noises.

I don't think I would wear a black knit but I would certainly get one for a funeral. Navy and burgundy would be my choice.
post #38013 of 55952
Ordered my RMWs chukkas from bootsonline today.

Next on sartorial list: a grey odd jacket from Suit Shop.
post #38014 of 55952
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I've never had any major issues with ties wearing out or snagging, whether they be grenadine grossa, knit ties or jacquard silk. You just have to be a bit careful, as you need to be with all clothes if you want them to age well. E.g. don't wear your jacket when driving if you can avoid it, don't go looking for your golf balls in the tea tree bushes wearing your grenadine tie, etc. - though if you do you can just call it "foxing" and laugh it off as your special kind of sprezz.

 



I used to sit at my desk with my tie over my shoulder, as if in a slipstream, so passers-by used to make Biggles noises.

I don't think I would wear a black knit but I would certainly get one for a funeral. Navy and burgundy would be my choice.

I have a navy and burgundy herringbone silk which I rotate. Will need to get that essential black knit but wouldn't knit be a bit too casual for a funeral?
post #38015 of 55952
Yeah I'd go a grenadine.
post #38016 of 55952
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I have a navy and burgundy herringbone silk which I rotate. Will need to get that essential black knit but wouldn't knit be a bit too casual for a funeral?

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In real life, most men don't wear ties to funerals anymore. Heck, the last funeral I went to, for an elderly former work colleague, a lot of the men weren't even wearing jackets - they were dressed in business shirts and dark trousers.
post #38017 of 55952
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In real life, most men don't wear ties to funerals anymore. Heck, the last funeral I went to, for an elderly former work colleague, a lot of the men weren't even wearing jackets - they were dressed in business shirts and dark trousers.

 



Indeed. In fact, I plan to take advantage of modern 'sloppiness' by taking the line that if I am to have a black tie to wear at funerals I might as well enjoy knit or grenadine.
It's my view that we can take advantage of today's norms, see what I mean.

I don't like the idea of a silk black tie if I won't wear it. If I am to be persuaded that a black tie with business dress is OK - make it knit and have it for both occasions.
post #38018 of 55952
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In real life, most men don't wear ties to funerals anymore. Heck, the last funeral I went to, for an elderly former work colleague, a lot of the men weren't even wearing jackets - they were dressed in business shirts and dark trousers.

 

Yes, someone might notice your knit black tie at a funeral but it won't be because it is too informal, more likely they will just think that is a weird looking tie.

post #38020 of 55952
Note to self: Prepare funeral notice; 'No flowers. Black tie compulsory. Grenadine or knit acceptable.'.
post #38021 of 55952
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Yes, someone might notice your knit black tie at a funeral but it won't be because it is too informal, more likely they will just think that is a weird looking tie.

Too true.

"Why does your tie have a strange, flat end? I've never seen a tie like that before!"
post #38022 of 55952
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Too true.

"Why does your tie have a strange, flat end? I've never seen a tie like that before!"

 

Probably secretly thinking "why does your tie end look like a sock end?"

post #38023 of 55952
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I have ties that I've worn once a week for the last 3 years. That's about a 150 wears. This Vanda tie cost me $155, so that's about $1 per wear, and counting. It's a woven silk (not printed). I can see signs of wear, but not tear. I think another 3 years isn't going to be a problem at all.

 
People age, so do things. C'est la vie; hakuna matata; ka mate, ka ora.

 

This is why I never feel guilty shelling out for Vanda; every tie I've bought from them is one that I'm excited to wear. The fina grenadines tie such beautiful knots, I hope they last as long as yours have.

post #38024 of 55952
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In other news, got my Gant X Michael Bastian shirt from the MyHabit sale. Very happy with it. Pink with Black Watch details - my perfect casual shirt.

http://instagram.com/p/edcoiRqm8O/


If a pink shirt is the hangover shirt, this is the whisky hangover shirt.

 

Now that you have reached "friends of Michael Bastian" status, why would you even want my unworthy clothes? :D

post #38025 of 55952
So true, so many people have NEVER SEEN a knit tie. And I was one of them :O
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