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Tie design

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by FIHTies, Oct 14, 2004.

  1. FIHTies

    FIHTies Well-Known Member

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    [​IMG] Just want to get a feel about this particular pattern.  We  matched a light blue shirt with the Brown tie today for a young man and it got me wondering as to why I only ordered it for the kids not the men as its more mature than young. Here is the shirt fabric : [​IMG] Thanks in advance. JJF
     
  2. FIHTies

    FIHTies Well-Known Member

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    Wow...at this early in the game the coffee shop option is a viable one... [​IMG] But I have to call you fellahs that voted on the coffee shop... Whats not to like about blue with Brown or Black with Red/Burgundy? Â Care to explain? Â Even in a PM please... FWIW, I like the colors but I am iffy on the patterns. JJF
     
  3. Alias

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    The patterns are awful. They're what I expect to see hanging from the neck of some 50-year old who does his business-dress shopping at Wal-Mart. I'd kill those diamond-looking things and make the colored stripes more substantial, with less of them. The colors are nice with regards to the blue and brown one, but not the red and black. I just don't like it; it never really appealed to my eye. Edit: I know this post makes me sound like some style-elitist prick, but I'm doing my best to be honest. [​IMG]
     
  4. j

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    I'd like the black without the little thingies all over it. As they are, neither is something I'd wear.
     
  5. FIHTies

    FIHTies Well-Known Member

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    Actually thats why I posted them here. I like the colors, but I think that 1) The stripes are too few and far apart and 2) The diamonds make the tie somewhat helter skelter as if its unsure of itself, does it want to do the pattern thing or the stripe thing. Honesty is a good thing..... . . . . . . Alias, You Style-Elitist Pr*^&... [​IMG] JJF
     
  6. Tom

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    The patterns look a lot like those seen on the wide ties of the twenties and thirties IMO
     
  7. FIHTies

    FIHTies Well-Known Member

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    Ah Well...Since this is headed this way anyway... [​IMG] How to Make a Cappuccino Cappuccino is a mixture of espresso, a little steamed milk and a little milk foam. Serves one. Steps: 1. Make a 1 1/2 oz. espresso, leaving enough water in the espresso machine to steam some milk. (See "How to Make an Espresso" in the Related eHows section.) 2. Put espresso in a 5-oz. or larger cup so that you have room for the milk. 3. Set espresso machine to steam. 4. Fill a stainless-steel carafe with 3 oz. cold milk and insert the steam nozzle. 5. Place nozzle halfway down in milk and leave it in milk for 45 to 60 seconds, or until the milk is hot and there's enough foam for your preference. 6. Add 1 1/2 oz. steamed milk to the cup of espresso. 7. Spoon some foamed milk onto the top. 8. If you like, sprinkle with ground chocolate, cinnamon or nutmeg. Tips: For a drink with fewer calories, use 2 percent, 1 percent or nonfat milk. Traditionally, cappuccino is 1/3 espresso, 1/3 steamed milk and 1/3 foam. A caffe latte is espresso with two to three times as much steamed milk, also topped with foam. In Italy, people would find it odd to order a cappuccino after a meal; if you want something with milk in it, you must not have eaten enough. Warnings: Steam can cause severe burns, and an espresso machine will be very hot even after it is turned off. Open valve on the machine's steam tube very slowly. Never steam a carafe of milk that is more than 1/3 full.
     
  8. rsp1

    rsp1 Well-Known Member

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    Patterns are out of control. I think I remember my 5th grade history teacher with the one on the left....

    I'll take a shot of espresso in my skim latte
    (you asked for honesty, sorry).
     
  9. LabelKing

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    They resemble those not too thin but not exactly medium or wide width ties from the 70's.

    Which is not a good thing.
     
  10. Horace

    Horace Well-Known Member

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    No I don't like them.

    But I only like repp, solids, and dots.
     
  11. Giona Granata

    Giona Granata Well-Known Member

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    My answer it is just like that of LabelKing. It seems '70, one of the worst decades about men's clothing. The patterns are awful; Colors are like a rainbow in both ties; I find it awful also tonality of blu in left one, and purple with orange and red on the right one. I'm sorry, I find it awful also the shirt fabric [​IMG] Capuccino is just for breakfast. None drink capuccino after 11.00am. [​IMG]
     
  12. globetrotter

    globetrotter Well-Known Member

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    I am with horace, accept that I will add the occasional crest.
     
  13. jekv12

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    The patterns just really don't work for me. I have a tie with the diamond thing going on (Armani, late 80's/early 90's?) but the effect is more subtle - more texture - because it is similar to the base color of the tie; the pattern on my tie is rather abstract/geometric. Now about the other business [​IMG] :
    Because many of the forum members appreciate detail and technique, I offer the following (coffeegeeks try to get "microfoam" rather than large bubbles/froth): http://www.espressovivace.com/archives/9512scr.html http://www.espressovivace.com/archives/9601scr.html There are many more articles at other sites, but this would probably have to go the food/drink forum.
     
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    SONO D'ACCORDO CON GIONA..

    i agree with giona..the ties are unattractive.. so is the shirt..
    cappuccino (or any other coffee with milk) only in morning for those of us who adore italian culture and lifestyle..but not a crime here in america.
     
  15. Giona Granata

    Giona Granata Well-Known Member

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    Yes, arvi, you are right. America is the place for freedom. I love USA for that.
     
  16. LA Guy

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    Not a fan of the patterns either. As for the cappucino, yes, those and Lattes are strictly speaking, breakfast drinks, but I like it with a Cannolli (sp?) in the afternoon nonetheless. Of course, I think that a little whiskey in the morning makes the rest of the day go just so much faster, so take my opinion for whatever it's worth.
     

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