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Good Natured Advice Thread (improving a business wardrobe)

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

  1. ridethecliche

    ridethecliche Well-Known Member

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    I mean, it's made by trad place in the late 70's early 80's so I think it was designed as a sack. Maybe having the waist nipped at both the vents will shape it a bit better, but in my experience with BB suits, it honestly doesn't give the effect you think it will due to how it was made to begin with. I might take them to a better tailor to have some work done if just the waist doesn't work because of how amazing these jackets are and how well they otherwise fit. I'd have to pay a few hundred dollars to get something like this new.
     
  2. ridethecliche

    ridethecliche Well-Known Member

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    Is there any harm in storing ties by folding them in half and then rolling them and storing on their side like so:

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  3. jrd617

    jrd617 Well-Known Member

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    I would personally never store my ties like that, RTC

    It might ruin the folds/shape of the ties putting them on the side like that under the force of gravity.

    Best way to store lined silk fabric ties is to hang them. (Including lined grenadines)

    Roll knits, as they can stretch if hanged
     
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  4. Monkeyface

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    Yeah, I always hang mine. I recently bought some special hangers from Ikea that work quite well. They only cost a couple of bucks, so worth the investment.
     
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  6. TweedyProf

    TweedyProf Well-Known Member

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    @Claghorn

    That's a really nice knit, and well paired with that jacket. My feeling is that with thinner ties, say 8cm, one should use a more substantial lining. This aids with the knot and dimpling which in the first case looks a little forlorn (i.e. insubstantial).

    BTW, how is the Tie your Tie knot, now that you've received it from C&A?
     
  7. davesmith

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    I store my ties laid flat similar to this. Watching my father destroy ties by pulling them off a hanger has turned me off using that method.

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  8. ridethecliche

    ridethecliche Well-Known Member

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    Yeah, I definitely don't want to hang mine.

    I'd love to store mine like vox, but there's no way I have that much space. I tried organizing mine last night by folding them the way vox has and stacking them. It was easier to see them all when they were rolled, but I was worried about them losing shape. I might try rolling them all again and leaving the knits/grens like they are above.

    I feel like rolling is the most convenient and shouldn't hurt the ties if they're rolled loosely enough, no?
     
  9. jrd617

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    How can hanging possibly destroy a lined tie?

    The drawer laying method looks nice, but it would require constant manipulation of the ties to keep them lined up straight...
     
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  10. TweedyProf

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    I don't see why the drawer method is better, except perhaps for knits (though I'm not convinced) and maybe for very heavy multi-fold ties. I actually hang my one knit and it seems fine. So long as one doesn't "yank" the tie off the hanger (perhaps Shaya, that's what your dad did), I'm not sure that gravity will really affect the tie's structure. After all, it's natural place is to hang from the neck.

    Rotate one's ties, tie with care, gently untie it when done (reverse tie), etc, and the tie should be ready to hand down to your children when you are finished with them.
     
  11. Monkeyface

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    Yeah, I haven't damaged a single tie from hanging them. Another benefit is that wrinkles will disappear easier due to gravity. Some unlined ties need a day or two for the wrinkles to disappear. Rolling them wouldn't provide that benefit.
     
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  12. davesmith

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    Correct.

    I'm not saying one method is better than the other, just my personal preference.
     
  13. TweedyProf

    TweedyProf Well-Known Member

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    Got it :)

    Quote: Finished with the ties, that is, not your kids.
     
  14. The Noodles

    The Noodles Well-Known Member

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    If you hang your ties, they will sag like old lady's boobs.
     
  15. jrd617

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    false.

    unless all your ties are knits?
     
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  16. in stitches

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    Same here. I love it. I find it makes my ties much more accessible and easy to sort through.
     
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  17. EFV

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    I have both rolled and hung my ties, both work just as fine imho. Right now I don't really have any good way of hanging my ties, so they're all rolled up. Rolling actually takes the wrinkles out of most my ties, don't ask me how.
     
  18. The Noodles

    The Noodles Well-Known Member

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    it was a clear joke.
    I just hang mine.
     
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  19. ridethecliche

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    So if I roll my ties, I won't destroy them? It's easier for me to be able to see them that way given space constraints.

    I didn't REALLY care earlier because I thrifted most of them, but I just bought a few pretty nice ties and I want to take care of them.
     
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    I always hang them afterwards to help get the wrinkles out and restore the tie to its original form...especially in the case of some very delicate light 7-fold ties.
     

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