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Dress the Fuuma: ties edition

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Fuuma, Nov 4, 2012.

  1. Fuuma

    Fuuma Well-Known Member

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    Let's suppose I wanted to purchase a basic rotation of ten ties that would cover pretty much every situation I need to wear a tie (so marriage, funeral, CBD&casual and 4 seasons) and leaving aside the fact that I already own ties and that I wear one 1-2 times/year, what would be the 10 ties I would need?

    Note: I need slimmer ties because I wear slim suit and relatively slight collars and, being lithe myself, stuff looks relatively proportional (not rockerish or anything). Since this is pretty much a thought experiment about a "10 tie wardrobe", feel free to disregard that last bit. I might take some time in jan or feb to purchase some of the recommanded ties.
     
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  2. Claghorn

    Claghorn Well-Known Member

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    Budget a factor?

    Edit: I guess not since this is really more of a thought experiment.
     
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  3. unbelragazzo

    unbelragazzo Well-Known Member

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    I might get:

    Navy grenadine
    Navy silk knit
    Navy with white pindot
    Wedding tie of some sort
    Grey wool or cashmere, herringbone if you like
    Brown printed neat silk
    Brown grenadine
    Midnight blue satin
    Medium blue neat, maybe with a more summery pattern
    Some kind of stripe
     
  4. RDiaz

    RDiaz Well-Known Member

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    In the spoiler:

    Navy pin dot print, Drake's
    Navy knit, Drake's
    Ancient madder, Drake's
    Grey cashmere, Drake's
    Wedding tie, Drake's
    Brown neat print, Cappelli
    Blue linen, Cappelli
    Burgundy grenadine, Cappelli
    Striped silk, Cappelli
    Navy neat print, Cappelli

    Probably a lacking selection. 10 ties is never enough!
     
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  5. lysandar

    lysandar Well-Known Member

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    Lacking some Vanda, that's what
     
  6. The Thin Man

    The Thin Man Well-Known Member

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    Here is my list:
    black silk grenadine
    silver-and-black silk shepherd's check
    navy silk neat pattern
    burgundy silk neat pattern
    navy satin or repp
    navy knit square end
    brown-and-blue check wool
    rust herringbone wool
    brown or tan check linen
    navy and burgundy striped linen

    Here is a list more in line with your wardrobe:
    black plain weave
    black textured weave
    black-and-gray check
    black-and-gray striped
    black-and-gray neat pattern
    navy
    purple
    another neat pattern (in navy or forest green)
    brown wool
    gray check wool
     
  7. RDiaz

    RDiaz Well-Known Member

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    Lacking many brands, actually [​IMG]
     
  8. Kaplan

    Kaplan Well-Known Member

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    Nice suggestions, RDiaz.

    Here's a different, less specific take, obviously based on my own boring preferences.

    For most things, Solid Navy Reppe + Black Silk Knit.

    Then, a Shepherd's Check Wedding Tie (haven't found one yet I really like).

    If you want CBD specific ties, go to the CBD thread and see what GDL wears, pick a few (suggestion: One neat with blue/navy background for grey suits, one with a non-blue background for navy suits).

    If you need something seasonal, a dark grey cashmere tie and a light grey cotton or linen tie.

    And, if you wear brown shoes occasionally with you suits/SC's, some kind of brown tie.

    That's 7 or 8, leaving room for a few more of whatever type you think you need the most. A couple of extra neats for CBD, more seasonals or more basics, like a grenadine, a reppe stripe or a pin dot.
     
  9. Manton

    Manton Well-Known Member

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    These are all good ideas, though I would not get satin and I would add a black knit.
     
  10. unbelragazzo

    unbelragazzo Well-Known Member

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    Manton Well-Known Member

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    I am just not a fran of shiney ties. Midnight blue solid is a nice tie though.
     
  12. radicaldog

    radicaldog Well-Known Member

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    • Navy blue solid reppe
    • A reppe stripe of some kind
    • Light navy blue knit
    • Black knit or grenadine
    • Blue with cream dots (knit or grenadine or woven)
    • Green solid reppe or knit or grenadine
    • Midnight blue solid (for evening wear -- could be satin)
    • Light grey wool
    • Small flower/geometric foulard print with blue or silver ground
    • Ancient madder in any colour


    (That list is slightly wintery, but then many people don't wear ties as often in summer)
     
  13. chogall

    chogall Well-Known Member

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    Navy/white shepherd check/glen plaid tie for weddings.
    Black grenadine tie for funerals.
    Black bow tie
    Navy cashmere tie
    Navy knit tie
    Navy small print tie
    2x Red/burgundy small print tie
    2x Repp tie of your choice/affliation
     
  14. NORE

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    All you need is 1 navy, 1 charcoal & 1 light grey. Oh, wait...
     
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  15. ColdEyedPugilist

    ColdEyedPugilist Well-Known Member

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    Beat me to it.

    The black silk knit is possibly one of the most versatile ties you could possibly own.

    Get the super-crunchy one from Drakes. :slayer:
     
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