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Good Natured Advice Thread (improving a business wardrobe)

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Claghorn, Jan 6, 2014.

  1. jrd617

    jrd617 Well-Known Member

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    Reasons for selling, left to right:

    Blue dots - didn't like the "horizontal" orientation of the dots, much prefer "diagonal" (this actually wasn't sold - it became my mannequin tie)
    Brown dots - too shiny
    Brown neat - too bronze
    Green - actually kept this one, let me know if anyone wants it for $25 (it's another Battistoni)
    Plaid - redundant, have one already san red lines
    Black neat - too many black ties
    Black knit - too skinny
     
  2. Cleav

    Cleav Well-Known Member

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    [^ Reasons for selling? OIC

    Doodals looking forward to seeing how things pan out. Certainly been compelling
     
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  3. Rudals

    Rudals Well-Known Member

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    Cleav
    Thx for ur two cents. Hopefully, I get some good ties out of this thread. Already got one
     
  4. Cleav

    Cleav Well-Known Member

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    Dood, not at all thank you for your honest and open minded approach to all this. This has helped fuel further contributions and debate, more power to you. It's an excellent threak to learn, discuss and subsequently approach differently how we wear what we wear with a different eye!
     
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  5. Rudals

    Rudals Well-Known Member

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    I hope where ever u bought it has a return policy like that of Neiman Marcus'. Their 60 days full refund return policy allowed me to return probably about 8 ties at full price @ $200 plus a pop. What a disaster that cud have been if it were not for the helpful folks here at SF
     
  6. TweedyProf

    TweedyProf Well-Known Member

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    Holy sh*t! Think of what you could have bought at the exquisite trimmings sale or at NMWA for that! Good catch indeed.
     
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  7. jrd617

    jrd617 Well-Known Member

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    Where do you get all these crazy ideas? Why do you think I like skinny ties and I that I buy ties at absurd $200 MSRP (!!!)?

    Are you poasting high on crystal meth tonight?
     
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  8. Rudals

    Rudals Well-Known Member

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    HUH??? The skinny tie ref was just a joke and I was just sharing that I was fortunate enough to return all the ties that I paid full retail for. I was not saying u purchased at $200. I did. Chillax~
    :)
     
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  9. Rudals

    Rudals Well-Known Member

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    Here is what I've downsized it to:
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    Ties that I would love to get rid of or burn but cannot return anymore.
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  10. Rudals

    Rudals Well-Known Member

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    Current tie collection per request. Will keep all.
     
  11. Rudals

    Rudals Well-Known Member

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    I hope these ties are okay...picked these up today.
    Still awaiting on the hunter green pindot tie.
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  12. TweedyProf

    TweedyProf Well-Known Member

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    I've been wondering about ginghams, been inclined to a navy one in a lighter silk for spring and there are some Calabreses, perhaps gone, at NMWA in wool (though gingham+wool seems slightly odd to me, summer plus winter).

    Anyone here have a view on these (and pics)? I suspect not the first choice for a business outfit, but in general?

    I would keep the gingham pattern fairly small.
     
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    Rudals Well-Known Member

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  14. TweedyProf

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    Still a bit pricey and too narrow for me (are all the Calabreses gone?). I'm not sure about ginghams, but especially wool ones given the slight seasonal discord.

    On pattern: I'd be inclined to go for a smaller pattern than the one you have for a more conservative environment. It's bold and, perhaps, more casual given the pattern (I would think). But then, I also think smaller checks on a gingham shirt are to be preferred (lest one look like a picnic table).

    Still, this one does speak to me for spring/summer with a nice linen jacket, say one in a lighter shade of blue or in tan:

    http://vandafineclothing.com/store/neckties/288-blue-gingham.html

    But I prefer this:

    http://vandafineclothing.com/store/neckties/120-navy-shepherds-check.html

    I'd have to save for a while though, but I'd like to try Vanda. The finishing on the tip of that tie is fantastic.
     
  15. Rudals

    Rudals Well-Known Member

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    I like the 1st one with bigger patterns.
     
  16. jungleroller

    jungleroller Well-Known Member

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    I agree. I'm kinda lurking in the background but getting some great tips and insight from you veterans.
     
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  17. in stitches

    in stitches Well-Known Member

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    obvi
    these are nice.
    a great tie, but not super easy to use imo. light ground ties are not beginners material imho.
    certainly not bad.
    very nice, but not super easy to use with navy. minimal contrast. i have found that check ties like that can be pretty challenging to use.
    yay!!!!
     
  18. Rudals

    Rudals Well-Known Member

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    Huh? So what is what is what? Can you clarify what your opinion is on these two ties?
     
  19. Claghorn

    Claghorn Well-Known Member

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    Where is the brown from?
     
  20. Rudals

    Rudals Well-Known Member

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    The brown is from a local place. Actually, both are. $40 per tie.
     

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