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Good Natured Advice Thread (improving a business wardrobe)

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

  1. EFV

    EFV Well-Known Member

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    I've also considered this. I actually have a pair already, and they're great. As Murl pointed out (and Betel is doing), they should have some texture to them. Cavalry twill is one of the most classic versions, but I think tan flannel looks pretty great as well. If I'm not completely mistaken I think @Pingson owns a pair.
     
  2. Claghorn

    Claghorn Well-Known Member

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    I have tropical weight worsted cream and tan. I wear both, but the tan gets little love.
     
  3. Monkeyface

    Monkeyface Well-Known Member

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    Fawn flannel looks very nice though, and it's on my list of future Luxire purchases. It's perfect for casual Fridays or slightly more countrified weekend wear.
     
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  4. DonRaphael

    DonRaphael Well-Known Member

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    Help would be appreciated, gentlemen.

    I'm looking for a polka dot tie similar to the following:
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    The polka dots on the tie above looks light beige and not white, no?
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    The polka dots on the tie above may be a wee bit to large


    This Cappelli would be a home run if the base was brown:

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    An alternative is the following Sam Hober tie, but I think the dots are a tiny bit to small:

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    In addition to the Hober tie, Patrizio showed me this tie, but the dots are beige, not white:

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    I don't know if I like it as much as white polka dots.

    Help where I could find what I'm looking for would be appreciated.
     
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  5. The Noodles

    The Noodles Well-Known Member

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    them polka dots are a bit too big. I would try smaller. The hober (2nd one choice) seems good.
     
  6. othertravel

    othertravel Well-Known Member

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    Tom Ford has tonnes of ties with that type of design. I'd say check ebay. Edit. Found these: http://www.ebay.com/itm/NWT-Tom-Ford-Tie-/301333608179?pt=US_Mens_Ties&hash=item4628e1f6f3 http://www.ebay.com/itm/TOM-FORD-10...260953308?pt=US_Mens_Ties&hash=item43d08172dc http://www.ebay.com/itm/NWT-Tom-Ford-Tie-/291255499931?pt=US_Mens_Ties&hash=item43d02e3c9b http://www.ebay.com/itm/Tom-Ford-Br...268180700?pt=US_Mens_Ties&hash=item1e90317adc http://www.ebay.com/itm/NWT-Tom-Ford-Tie-/291255499054?pt=US_Mens_Ties&hash=item43d02e392e
     
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  7. othertravel

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    +1

    I have the same issue. That said, my understanding is that a drop shoulder can be fixed with some exercises. Anybody have experience with this?
     
  8. DonRaphael

    DonRaphael Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for the feedback. I already own some conservative pin dot ties. This time I'm out for something else, that is larger (polka) dots with more distance to one other.

    Thanks for the help. I knew that the rust/orange one was a TF tie, but felt it had a little to much sheen to it. Will look into your suggestions, though. I want one with a dark brown base. Appreciate the help.
     
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  9. in stitches

    in stitches Well-Known Member

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    Excellent PoW ties, Tweedy.
     
  10. ridethecliche

    ridethecliche Well-Known Member

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    I'm really not a fan of those larger scale dots. I really like the look of pindot ties way more.

    As a side note, I'm going to try to post 3-4 fits this week, including one in my suit pre-conference as well! Might try to stick to the challenge theme for all of them just for fun. Maybe I'll even enter!
     
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  11. DonRaphael

    DonRaphael Well-Known Member

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    As I said, I own the following in navy, brown and burgundy
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    When you have a collection of appr. 40 ties and most of them are safe bets/staples, I'd say it's ok to take some risks with larger prints =)
     
  12. The Noodles

    The Noodles Well-Known Member

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    Keep or Burn? It's black. Label says 100% cotton but it is thick and feels like valcroid(?)

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  13. EliodA

    EliodA Well-Known Member

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    BURN!
     
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  14. The Noodles

    The Noodles Well-Known Member

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    Good. I bought it from Banana Republic like 8 years ago when I didn't know right from left.
    Burn, it will!
     
  15. Celadon

    Celadon Well-Known Member

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    Could it be washed and bleached to grey?
     
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  16. FlyingMonkey

    FlyingMonkey Well-Known Member

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    Personally, I like the bigger polka dots sometimes - they have a slightly more jaunty and less CBD air about them. I have a very jaunty Japanese purple silk tie with cream polka dots, which I like to wear in summer. But I like more soporific small dots too. On the ties with bigger dots, the reason for the cream / beige colour might be to offset the impression of the size of the dots just a little...

    On an etymological note, trivia fans: the smaller dots aren't 'polka' dots at all, and actually, none of these are true polka dots by the original meaning of the term, if they are spaced significantly more than the diameter of the dot.
     
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  17. Isolation

    Isolation Well-Known Member

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    tbh I just want noodle's tie, I think from Vanda. That's all I need for dots.
     
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  18. ridethecliche

    ridethecliche Well-Known Member

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    Oh man, I want these:

    http://www.meermin.es/grupoMTO.php?idGrupo=38#

    And @noodles ,I've found some banana republic ties with really nice construction and material. As for my own personal tie collection: I have a ton of which most are useless. I spent a few hours cleaning things out last night and have two giant boxes of things for donations. I guess that's a small price to pay for the lesson learnt.
     
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  19. Monkeyface

    Monkeyface Well-Known Member

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    I want these: http://www.meermin.es/grupoMTO.php?idGrupo=34

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