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Soporific Tie Pr0n

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Manton, Feb 18, 2009.

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  1. Sam Hober

    Sam Hober Well-Known Member

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    ... Thank you, David. Well, I'm a wedding guest; not sure that counts... I will check the site anyway. The silvery grey is indeed probably to silvery for me; I like a relaxed, informal look (the wedding isn't a formal one either). What do you think of the Grenadine Fina with this (lightweight) cotton suit? Other fabric recommendations? I like some texture in the fabric.
    Being a wedding guest certainly counts - its great that the wedding is important to you and you are thinking of a special tie to wear. Picking a tie should be emotional in addition to a match of colors and texture - so I would go with your first choice of a grenadine garza fina. Feel free to email me if I can help you further. Even if time does not comfortably allow for this wedding I will be happy to send you swatches to think about for the future.
     
  2. aj_del

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    NOBD, if you are interested in any particular 7cm drakes tie, try emailing them to check if they have it ib 8/9 cm width. I emailed them recently and they confirmed that they have several in other widths that what is shown on the website
     
  3. NOBD

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    Being a wedding guest certainly counts - its great that the wedding is important to you and you are thinking of a special tie to wear.

    Picking a tie should be emotional in addition to a match of colors and texture - so I would go with your first choice of a grenadine garza fina.

    Feel free to email me if I can help you further. Even if time does not comfortably allow for this wedding I will be happy to send you swatches to think about for the future.


    Thanks again, David. I'll try to send you an email later today to see if June 20 is attainable. I (or rather 'we'...) have to figure out the measurements as well.

    Do you (or someone else) happen to have real life pictures of the Dark Chocolate and/or the Bitter Chocolate (grenadine garza fina)?



    NOBD, if you are interested in any particular 7cm drakes tie, try emailing them to check if they have it ib 8/9 cm width. I emailed them recently and they confirmed that they have several in other widths that what is shown on the website

    Good tip, aj_del. Thanks.
     
  4. softy

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    Thanks again, David. I'll try to send you an email later today to see if June 20 is attainable. I (or rather 'we'...) have to figure out the measurements as well.

    Do you (or someone else) happen to have real life pictures of the Dark Chocolate and/or the Bitter Chocolate (grenadine garza fina)?


    From the very same Sam Hober appreciation thread, worn by threadbearer:

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    I cannot tell at a distance what the weave is. I'm enjoying your mini-saga, however.
     
  5. NOBD

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    Thanks, softy. Thoughts?
     
  6. Parker

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    NOBD, I think the light brown linen tie that Kaplan posted would be great with your cotton suit. Or something else in that tan shade.

    Also grenadines seems like wintery ties to me (just my preference).
     
  7. forex

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    Unlined,untipped grenadine fina may work just fine.
     
  8. softy

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    NOBD, I think the light brown linen tie that Kaplan posted would be great with your cotton suit. Or something else in that tan shade.

    Also grenadines seems like wintery ties to me (just my preference).


    I don't share the latter preference (although I can appreciate why they "feel" that way), but I agree that the brown one, if wider, would contrast nicely.
     
  9. NOBD

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    NOBD, I think the light brown linen tie that Kaplan posted would be great with your cotton suit. Or something else in that tan shade.

    Also grenadines seems like wintery ties to me (just my preference).


    Thanks, Parker. I can see light brown working, but for me it's a dangerous tie colour to buy without actually seeing it. If it's the wrong shade, I might really dislike it. Darker brown seems to have a larger error margin for me.

    I understand about the wintery thing; I feel that way about cashmere ties with this summer suit, whereas others don´t have a problem with that. I thought the fine (fina) one would be nice in spring/summer"”what forex says:


    Unlined,untipped grenadine fina may work just fine.

    Sounds good. I will discuss the construction options/preferences with David.


    I don't share the latter preference (although I can appreciate why they "feel" that way), but I agree that the brown one, if wider, would contrast nicely.

    Noted. I think the dark brown grenadines will provide a nice contrast as well. Imagine a light blue and white gingham shirt between the tie and the jacket and mid brown suede (well, of course) shoes with it.
     
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    I had forgotten about the NODB suede shoe uniform. In that case, the brown tie may be a shade too similar. Dark brown would be nice. I can't believe you are fretting about this, though.

    PS, don't forget your soccer ball.
     
  12. JohnnyCrockett

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    Deleted as they're not soporific enough....
     
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    ^ Your whole collection is fucking awesome.
     
  15. NOBD

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    I had forgotten about the NODB suede shoe uniform. In that case, the brown tie may be a shade too similar. Dark brown would be nice. I can't believe you are fretting about this, though.

    PS, don't forget your soccer ball.


    [​IMG] I always bring my soccer ball to weddings, softy.

    Fretting = worrying? About the shade of the lighter brown, or in general? I'm not worried, I just like to discuss the options and am curious about what other people would choose (and why).
     
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    [​IMG] I always bring my soccer ball to weddings, softy.

    Fretting = worrying? About the shade of the lighter brown, or in general? I'm not worried, I just like to discuss the options and am curious about what other people would choose (and why).



    You just seemed uncharacteristically indecisive. I thought you had your game so on-lock that you instakop what you need without batting an eyelash. This, however, is a rare glimpse into the NOBD decision-making process.
     
  17. softy

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    This is the Macclesfield Silk Tie #85. It looks a bit darker IRL than on the photo.

    For anyone keeping track, the #85 pictured on David's website has a flower with a red center instead of yellow.
     
  18. NOBD

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    You just seemed uncharacteristically indecisive. I thought you had your game so on-lock that you instakop what you need without batting an eyelash. This, however, is a rare glimpse into the NOBD decision-making process.

    Ah, hehe. I understand. I'm not really a tie expert (or a tie man, for that matter), so I like to learn about tie fabrics, especially about "seasonality". Besides that, this one is more difficult, because 1. it's for summer (which I find a difficult season, clothing-wise) and 2. I didn't want a blue one this time.

    Here's another glimpse, btw.
     
  19. softy

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    Ah, hehe. I understand. I'm not really a tie expert (or a tie man, for that matter), so I like to learn about tie fabrics, especially about "seasonality". Besides that, this one is more difficult, because 1. it's for summer (which I find a difficult season, clothing-wise) and 2. I didn't want a blue one this time.

    Here's another glimpse, btw.


    +1, summer is my worst season on a number of fronts.
     
  20. sinnedk

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    [​IMG] P1090472 by sinnedk, on Flickr i love ties and the way they look but just never wear them anymore, slowly selling my collection off... some of the ones that havent found homes above, the xmi is a favorite of mine
     

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