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Friday Challenge - The light coloured tie (Friday the 4th of April 2014)

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Anden, Apr 1, 2014.

Who is da man?

Poll closed Apr 6, 2014.
  1. FlyingMonkey

    2 vote(s)
    2.6%
  2. upr_crust

    6 vote(s)
    7.9%
  3. Butler

    15 vote(s)
    19.7%
  4. steffenbp11

    12 vote(s)
    15.8%
  5. DonCologne

    5 vote(s)
    6.6%
  6. nabilmust

    16 vote(s)
    21.1%
  7. SeamasterLux

    12 vote(s)
    15.8%
  8. Pingson

    8 vote(s)
    10.5%
  9. JHT652

    1 vote(s)
    1.3%
  10. oldog/oldtrix

    5 vote(s)
    6.6%
  11. EFV

    7 vote(s)
    9.2%
  12. Cleav

    14 vote(s)
    18.4%
  13. sugarbutch

    10 vote(s)
    13.2%
  14. SpooPoker

    11 vote(s)
    14.5%
  15. Gerry Nelson

    7 vote(s)
    9.2%
  16. eviltimeban

    2 vote(s)
    2.6%
  17. Anden

    7 vote(s)
    9.2%
  18. Shen

    10 vote(s)
    13.2%
  19. TTO

    15 vote(s)
    19.7%
  20. in stitches

    14 vote(s)
    18.4%
  21. timotune

    16 vote(s)
    21.1%
  22. GMMcL

    3 vote(s)
    3.9%
  23. Cotton Dockers

    2 vote(s)
    2.6%
  24. jungleroller

    2 vote(s)
    2.6%
  25. clarinetplayer

    4 vote(s)
    5.3%
  26. archibaldleach

    5 vote(s)
    6.6%
  27. NewYorkIslander

    4 vote(s)
    5.3%
  28. An Acute Style

    8 vote(s)
    10.5%
  29. quasi-lurker

    3 vote(s)
    3.9%
  30. tchoy

    21 vote(s)
    27.6%
  31. Takai

    3 vote(s)
    3.9%
  32. StanleyVanBuren

    6 vote(s)
    7.9%
  33. Coxsackie

    1 vote(s)
    1.3%
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  1. Betelgeuse

    Betelgeuse Well-Known Member

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    I might need to use the light gray Wu tie! [​IMG]
     
  2. sugarbutch

    sugarbutch Well-Known Member

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    What about silver tie/white shirt, Doc? That's stepping out, right? :)
     
  3. ImTheGroom

    ImTheGroom Well-Known Member

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    I'm in. Perhaps with my new suit...
     
  4. in stitches

    in stitches Well-Known Member

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    I may use a tie with a gray ground. Essentially the same idea as silver. :)
     
  5. FlyingMonkey

    FlyingMonkey Well-Known Member

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    First outing for this tie and the suit now that I have had the jacket tailored - and the temperatures are unseasonably warm. I think it fits almost perfectly, however the trousers, while almost exactly right in terms of length have enough material left to have at least 1.5" cuffs, so I think I will have them altered...

    Strangely, it is also the lightest coloured tie I have here. I have several other lighter-coloured ties back home in Ontario. Conrad's site described the tie as being perfect with a light-coloured jacket, and indeed that is how I intented to wear it, but the French blue is also very nice with dark brown, I think and that is how I decided to wear it today and not just for the sake of the challenge.

    Details:
    Pal Zileri Abito Privato lightweight brown with blue pinstripe tropical wool suit
    CT Black Label white self-stripe shirt
    Conrad Wu Oxford weave French blue triple-striped silk tie
    David Andersen mid-century Norwegian sterling silver tie bar
    Anonymous vintage handmade Japanese yello silk square with olive edging
    Gaziano & Girling Rothschilds in dark oak (with unseen navy blue socks)

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    PS: someone once said I was the splitting image of EFV - I think, looking at these pictures that I am perhaps more like the bastard lovechild of EFV and Cleav... ;)
     
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  6. upr_crust

    upr_crust Well-Known Member

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    x-post WAYWRN - today is supposed to be the best day for the rest of the week in NYC.

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  7. upr_crust

    upr_crust Well-Known Member

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    If that's true, I'm trying to figure out which one of the gentlemen spent nine months gestating you. Did you emerge from the womb with the beard? Inquiring minds want to know . . . :D
     
  8. EFV

    EFV Well-Known Member

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    I hope you got Cleav's smile then :)


    Swollen ankles, morning nausea and stretch marks? No thank you sir!
     
  9. upr_crust

    upr_crust Well-Known Member

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    Oh, I guess that means that Cleav did the honours, then . . .
     
  10. in stitches

    in stitches Well-Known Member

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    I see zero resemblance between FM and EFV. :/
     
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  11. Butler

    Butler Well-Known Member

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    Steven Hitchcock flannel, no vent blazer, T & A shirt, Cordings moleskins, Hober PS, Hermes green tie - smile by mistake!
    :bigstar:


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  12. Claghorn

    Claghorn Well-Known Member

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  13. EFV

    EFV Well-Known Member

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    Well, there's the love of suits, the beard and all round handsome features. Other than that I see no resemblance :lol:
     
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  14. Anden

    Anden Well-Known Member

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    Are the trousers camel coloured?
     
  15. Butler

    Butler Well-Known Member

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    Cordings call them Gold - I would say Buff!
    :bigstar:
     
  16. Anden

    Anden Well-Known Member

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    I found the gold coloured on their website but they looked too yellow for my taste. Yours look great. How do you find them? I am looking for moleskins in thick fabric that won´t wrinkle as much as chinos etc.
     
  17. Butler

    Butler Well-Known Member

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    The colour is accurate on my monitor, and look buff in real life, not golden.
    The Cording moleskins (and corduroys), are build like a tank and of great quality, but of course you would have to like the cut. I have them modified as I don't want to use braces with them and consequently make use of some of the excess material from the bottom, to have belt loops installed!
    :bigstar:
     
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  18. steffenbp11

    steffenbp11 Well-Known Member

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    Hopefully this qualifies...

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  19. in stitches

    in stitches Well-Known Member

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    I would certainly say that it does.
     
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  20. FlyingMonkey

    FlyingMonkey Well-Known Member

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    Stitchy is just jealous of our fantastic hair... :satisfied:
     
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