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Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by earthdragon, Nov 18, 2008.

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  1. Oli2012

    Oli2012 Well-Known Member

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    Prince of Paisley Well-Known Member

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    Why not get something interesting then?
     
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    I have not been keeping up with your posts so not sure whether your wedding is more formal or 'fun.' I wouldn't say PoW is boring though, I think it can look very sharp. Plus remember that old adage about not standing out more than the bride...
     
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    That's true. I actually really liked the idea of PoW up until I got Hober's current swatch and the material just looked and felt so lifeless. Then I looked elsewhere and found Passagio Cravatte... I dare any of you to browse through his catalogue and then be prepared to accept 'just a simple prince of wales' ;)

    The wedding is not super formal though. Regular suits with various colored dress shoes, winery wedding with ceremony on the lawns. So maybe I don't have to stick that strictly to the rules ..
     
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    I've got Jason's old one. Its one of my favourites.
     
  6. Arch3r

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    Ovlov I would check out http://vandafineclothing.com. They have a great range of ties perfect for summer with some really nice patterns.

    Some of the ones I really like -
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  7. Journeyman

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    Vanda's ties are absolutely fantastic and I've got quite a few (although not quite as many as Nabil does!).

    However, I don't think that there is much time until ovlov's wedding and I don't know whether Gerald and Diana from Vanda would be able to make a tie and get it to him in time. I guess that it wouldn't hurt to ask them, though.
     
  8. ovlov

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    Arch3r - I love those ties. Unfortunately they are way too small for me. Ill flick them a quick email and see if they can do a custom order in time.

    Oli2012 - I originally planned on going through Jason but unfortunately once again they're too small and he needed about 3 months notice for a custom order
     
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    Have you looked at Tom Ford ties? They are certainly not 'small' and they can have some pretty interesting designs

    +1 to Henry Carter PoW though
     
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    It's a Grenadine tie I associate it with more casual attires.





    I don't think pow ties are boring at all. You'll be in 30 years times looking at your wedding album you make this choice.



    +1 on Vanda ties Gerald and Diane is pretty quick to fulfil orders.
     
  11. Journeyman

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    All of Vanda's orders are custom-made - they don't start working on your tie until they get your order.

    The prices on their website are for their standard ties. They're happy to make their ties longer (and perhaps wider, although they're already 9.5cm wide as standard) for only an extra $10 or $15 per tie.

    They offer express shipping via FedEx as an option.

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    With regard to wedding ties, you could always change ties between the ceremony and the reception. That gives you the opportunity to wear a classic tie to your ceremony and then a more colourful, vibrant tie to your reception, where you can kick up your heels.

    That said, I agree with tchoy above - PoW ties are great and I've got several in different scales and colourways.
     
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    Cool, I think that's a great idea. Now I get to ask the obligatory question - any suggestions on where to have a look for something like you're suggesting?
     
  13. Pink Socks

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    Depending on your budget Henry Bucks has some Boglioli jackets on sale at the moment, among other things. The Bogliolis start at $595.
     
  14. DartagnanRed

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    MJ Bale has multiple sports coats as part of their new collection. I'd avoid the peak lapel ones. I've seen them in a dark navy, a brown, a speckled navy and a light navy, a grey windowpane and a light navywith horrible contrast pickstitching (to avoid). All at a price of $499.

    Ralph Lauren sells a couple of heavier/patterned sportscoats in a brown flannel and a green flannel. These are pretty pricey at over $1k.

    The Harrolds sale starts tomorrow and you might find some great sportscoats from Pal Zileri, Caruso and Corneliani (ignore Tom Ford, Brioni etc unless you are made of money).

    As mentioned, the Henry Bucks sale is on and Boglioli makes plenty of very nice, but slim fitting, jackets. Also has plenty of Zegna and a few Canali jackets.

    I haven't checked out Herringbone's new collection yet, but they might have a few.

    Brooks Brothers will be open in David Jones stores by the end of the month and will almost definitely have some sportscoats

    If you are willing to look online, start with Suit Supply in the Havana cut and Howard Yount.
     
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    Anyone one know a source for supergas? Last time i got a pair from asos for 45, now they are $90...just looking for a classic navy pair.
     
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    So who is right here? I got my groomsmen varying shades of dark blue grenadine ties. That better not have been a faux pas

    Great. That sounds like the perfect option, except for the daunting task of trying to sneak past the future missus that my tie budget's ballooned out to about $500.
    In case I do pull off such a miracle, does that mean I can wear pretty much anything at the reception (eg whacky vintage grenadines/paisleys/madders/etc)?![​IMG]
     
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    Bonapartes is the best for a reasonably priced and possibly the widest range of Sportcoats for normal people I've seen. Open Sundays too and late-ish until 7 pm some nights..
    He also has a great selection of classic odd trousers - not cheap but a good classic variety as well as some more dandyish stuff. In fact I think its one of the few shops in Melbourne I've walked into that has nice true flannel trousers on the rack. Small owner run shop - chat to him.
     
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    Not being a smarty - but taking a T shirt Up must be the simplest of sewing tasks after re-sewing a button and darning socks and before taking up trousers or darting a shirt.

    Its the simplest almost fault proof item to have tailored after purchase to your exact specification - esp. lengthwise.

    I suppose I shouldn't remind you that you'll only be wearing it UNDER a shirt in winter anyway ?
     
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    http://www.superga.com.au/ ?
     
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    you make tailoring/alterations sound easy, maybe ill try my hand at sowing a button back on
     
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