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post #38926 of 52580
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Originally Posted by Michael Sy View Post
 

As for the ties. Forget the color, I just think Aussie SF members have a hate for any ties that are 'silky, silky' smooth.

 

I think there's plenty of fans of printed silk ties on here, myself included. If there is any tie bias, it's toward woven silk ties. This is probably due to 20% look and feel, and 80% ingrained bias because woven ties are what every Average Joe rocks up to work with in his black suit and Aquila shoes.

post #38927 of 52580
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Originally Posted by Gerry Nelson View Post
 

 

Not at all - this might shed some light: http://putthison.com/tagged/The-Necktie-Series especially parts III, IV and V.

 

They aren't pre-tied GN! They were just tied for the sake of showing length and width. And Jason's repp ties look marvelous, but they're a different kind of silk and weave, which nullifies comparisons.

post #38928 of 52580
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Originally Posted by LonerMatt View Post
 

 

This is true, but it's not arbitrary.

 

I can't speak for everyone - but the amount of sheen on those 'silky' ties is almost blindly gaudy to my eyes. The colours are remarkably horrible, but even ignoring them the shiny ties function almost as hi-vis drawing attention only to their own role in an act of bad taste. Well executed menswear is ALL about subtlety/elegance and NEVER about ostentacious displays of 'look at me' (no matter what formality or context) - something so shiny cannot possibly achieve an understatement in quality.

 

 

 

 

 

That being said, I'm finding it increasingly embarassing how much I can dish out yet how completely unspectacular I look day to day. It's shameful.

 

Surely No1 and then No5 are the best of a bad bunch.

 

Agree that the choice is not great.Let the shirt do the talking not the tie.

post #38929 of 52580
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Originally Posted by Michael Sy View PostQuote:
Originally Posted by Gerry Nelson View Post
 

 

Not at all - this might shed some light: http://putthison.com/tagged/The-Necktie-Series especially parts III, IV and V.

 

They aren't pre-tied GN! They were just tied for the sake of showing length and width. And Jason's repp ties look marvelous, but they're a different kind of silk and weave, which nullifies comparisons.

 

That's not what I was referring to. What I was alluding to were the colours and patterns. The ties you posted are really "in your face". I would remember the tie more than the person wearing it.

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Does anyone know which book these fabrics are from?

 

 

The Armoury folk seem to be very fond of this pattern.

post #38931 of 52580
I have seen a very similar pattern from the Ariston (giacche) book. Very popular!
post #38932 of 52580
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Originally Posted by Gerry Nelson View Post

Does anyone know which book these fabrics are from?





The Armoury folk seem to be very fond of this pattern.

Gerry, I think you need to get on a plane to the Armoury asap.

First the Bengal shirt, now the gun check jacket...
post #38933 of 52580
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What kills it for me may be the white balance, but it looks like each tie is too busy with several shades of pink - that's the reason that I find #1 to be the best of a bad bunch, and what makes #3 an absolute train wreck.

post #38934 of 52580
^ The Ernesto You forgot the linen Safari Jacket or is that just on a wish list GN?
post #38935 of 52580
Can anyone suggest some cotton-linen blend dress shirts? Starting to prepare my summer wardrobe for the office.
post #38936 of 52580
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Originally Posted by The Ernesto View Post

Gerry, I think you need to get on a plane to the Armoury asap.

First the Bengal shirt, now the gun check jacket...

GN, Ethan may well have replaced his original jacket with one by Liverano, but I know that he had a very similar check jacket made up by P.Johnson when he was working there in between leaving Herringbone and starting at The Armoury. Therefore, it could be worth getting in touch with P.Johnson to ask about the fabric.

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Originally Posted by Marbles View Post

What kills it for me may be the white balance, but it looks like each tie is too busy with several shades of pink - that's the reason that I find #1 to be the best of a bad bunch, and what makes #3 an absolute train wreck.

Definitely agree.

I don't have anything against striped ties per se, but I prefer my striped ties to be a) fairly plain (ie a navy background with a thin red stripe) and b) to feature contrasting colours (such as navy and red).

The above ties are both too busy, and feature colours that are much too similar for my liking.
post #38937 of 52580
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Originally Posted by The Ernesto View Post


Gerry, I think you need to get on a plane to the Armoury asap.

First the Bengal shirt, now the gun check jacket...

 

I've got enough blue and white shirts - nice to break away from this BUT it needs to fit in with a number of items I already own and the red bengal shirt does this. Out of the well dressed people I've seen, I find both the Ivy style and Alan See's way of combining clothes (colours and patterns) to resonate with me the most.

 

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Originally Posted by Geoffrey Firmin View Post

^ The Ernesto You forgot the linen Safari Jacket or is that just on a wish list GN?

 

I would rather wear a light m-65 and the one I have now fills that role quite admirable. That said, an olive m-65 would be a nice addition - I might be able to pick one up from Muji or Uniqlo on the Japan trip.

 

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Originally Posted by Journeyman View Post

GN, Ethan may well have replaced his original jacket with one by Liverano, but I know that he had a very similar check jacket made up by P.Johnson when he was working there in between leaving Herringbone and starting at The Armoury. Therefore, it could be worth getting in touch with P.Johnson to ask about the fabric.
Definitely agree.

 

Thanks, JM. I'll check with Tom. It need not be exact but will need fill pretty much the same role.


Edited by Gerry Nelson - 10/7/13 at 4:42pm
post #38938 of 52580
Another shot from my time in NYC. This was taken by a photographer from Details.

post #38939 of 52580
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Originally Posted by Geoffrey Firmin View Post

^ The Ernesto You forgot the linen Safari Jacket or is that just on a wish list GN?

 

Please. The finest Safari suits are only made from 100% Polyester.

post #38940 of 52580
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Originally Posted by Prof. B. Bear View Post

Another shot from my time in NYC. This was taken by a photographer from Details.
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Great photo, Prof!
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