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FRIDAY CHALLENGE 5th SEPTEMBER 2014: LOUD TIES WORN WELL

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Gerry Nelson, Sep 2, 2014.

  1. Prince of Paisley

    Prince of Paisley Well-Known Member

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    What's that? You're gonna have to speak up 'cause I can't hear you over my tie.
     
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  2. Gerry Nelson

    Gerry Nelson Well-Known Member

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    I'm going to kick this one off with my one and only loud tie. Put on your sunglasses!

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  3. Prince of Paisley

    Prince of Paisley Well-Known Member

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    I believe that tie is going become standard issue to road workers from now on - apparently it's more hi-vis than those flouro vests they wear.

    But seriously, that's actually really well done.
     
  4. Reynolds

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    Works well! And a very distinguished pair of monks, may I ask the name of them?
     
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  5. Gerry Nelson

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    Thank you, PoP! I'm looking forward to seeing your entry for this one.

    Thanks! It's the Alfred Sargent Benson single monk in cognac shell.
     
  6. EliodA

    EliodA Well-Known Member

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    The only loud tie I have, I'm definitely in the soporific camp. Trying a bit of a mashup between @Holdfast and @Southern Style [​IMG]

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    Edit: friendlier photography [​IMG]
     
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  7. Gerry Nelson

    Gerry Nelson Well-Known Member

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    You've set a (very) bright and shining example for the rest of us, @EliodA !

    Should we ever get stranded somewhere, I'm hoping our ties can act as a beacon [​IMG]
     
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    Someone gave it to me early 90s as a present I've never worn it so it on ebay like as soon as I listed it.
     
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  9. EFV

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    Oh, I'M IN!
     
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  10. eviltimeban

    eviltimeban Well-Known Member

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    This has me written all over it!

    Only thing, which of my loud ties do I pick?!
     
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  11. Coxsackie

    Coxsackie Well-Known Member

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    Brother Adso of Melk and Brother Jorge of Burgos.
     
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  12. Coxsackie

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    Seems you've already decided on the one with "me" written all over it.
     
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  13. Prince of Paisley

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    Yes, I have the same problem. I have one that is a bit more autumnal than the others, which is more in keeping with the weather here at the moment, so that may have to be the one.
     
  14. eviltimeban

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    I suppose there's a different between loud and "garish" - we don't want to go down that road. I have a few that would be considered "garish", but then again some others might consider a tie to be loud where I don't.

    For example, my "ducky tie" - the red one with the seagulls which actually got a good few thumbs - would certainly be loud, but for this I'm not sure I'd use it. I have some strong pink and yellow ones, but again they would edge toward garishness.

    I'll have to look through my ties and see what I have!
     
  15. FlyingMonkey

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    I think there are two ways to do this - and they are both about context. One is the loud / quiet combination - using a very sober background for the tie, and the other is the approach which makes the tie part of a complete and coherent loud fit. The former is easier (especially for those with an 'SF approved' wardrobe) but requires the tie to be of an undeniably superior quality - because it will be highlighted.

    Consider these two examples (from me in 2012 - not suggesting they are the best around, I just have the pics and they were part of a series of experiments I did on exactly the question of loud ties):

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    (relative) SUCCESS

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    (total) FAIL

    Same suit, but in the first instance, the tie is amazing loud but the design is coherent and the tie itself is of a high quality, and in the second it's badly-designed, cheap and loud.

    The latter is much harder, but actually the tie does not have to be quite so awesome in itself - @barims and @LabelKing do / did this exceptionally well.

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    Anything inbetween is going to have problems (IMHO)...
     
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  16. Gerry Nelson

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    Well said, FM. I fall into the first category but the quality of the tie was something I hadn't thought about. Of course, now that you've said it, it makes perfect sense. You can't take any old tie and put it against a muted background and have the outfit work.
     
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    Some of my candidates:
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  18. Coxsackie

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    The one on the left, Erik. You know you can do this.
     
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  19. EFV

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    It's down to that one or the second from the right (actually one of my favourite ties).
     
  20. FranSuitman

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    I love that tie, the second from the right. The first one is more challenging though :p
     
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