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A Study in Necktie Geometry

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by jrd617, Jan 14, 2014.

Which Two Ties Do You Prefer? (Pick One from Each Fabric)

  1. A and C

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  2. B and D

    27 vote(s)
    84.4%
  3. A and D

    2 vote(s)
    6.3%
  4. C and B

    3 vote(s)
    9.4%
  1. jrd617

    jrd617 Senior member

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    I'm considering modifying a Cappelli order I placed a few hours ago. I've been playing around with the angle the fabrics will be cut on.

    See poll. Discuss.

    @Claghorn
    @in stitches
    @Rudals
    @Jr Mouse
    @Betelgeuse


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  2. in stitches

    in stitches Kung Joo Moderator

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    I don't really love C or D but I like B a lot.
     


  3. jrd617

    jrd617 Senior member

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    What makes you dislike C and D? Is it the rectangular shape of the icons? (Claghorn expressed a similar concern)
     


  4. Academic2

    Academic2 Senior member

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    What makes this "necktie geometry?"

    Is it the pattern you're asking about? If so, should we try to ignore the colours?

    I'm not sure what you're asking.

    Cheers,

    Ac
     


  5. jrd617

    jrd617 Senior member

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    I believe I made it quite clear in my OP what I'm asking. (Angle the fabrics are cut on)

    In case you can't make out from the pictures, the ones on the right are cut on a relative 45 degree angle compared to the originals on the left

    These degree changes affect the look of the tie, hence the "study in necktie geometry" :D
     
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  6. in stitches

    in stitches Kung Joo Moderator

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    Just dont love em.
     


  7. Academic2

    Academic2 Senior member

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    Yes, you did. Sorry. Missed that somehow. My apologies.

    Cheers,

    Ac
     


  8. Jr Mouse

    Jr Mouse Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    B + D have my voat. :)
     
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  9. jrd617

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    You mean B and D? That's what I picked too :slayer:
     


  10. Jr Mouse

    Jr Mouse Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Well B was my all around favorite.
     


  11. ImTheGroom

    ImTheGroom Senior member

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    Wouldn't let me vote, but I like A&D. Couldn't tell you why.
     


  12. archibaldleach

    archibaldleach Senior member

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    B and D for me.
     


  13. FlyingMonkey

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    B and D are much more satisfying in terms of the geometry of the pattern. However, I don't much like the base colour of D (and C) as it appears here - it seems murky rather a rich deep hue, although it's difficult to tell properly on screen.
     


  14. Claghorn

    Claghorn Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Excellent idea (and a good way to address the point I brought up about overly rectangular florets). I think C vs D is pretty clear cut as in C the florets don't just look like rectangles--they are rectangles. A vs B is a bit tougher, and I'd say A is still nice because those don't look too rectangular at this distance, but B is definitely better.

    As far as the angle of the cut, in both B and D, the florets don't lead your eye straight across as they do in A and C. This is outside the way in which the florets themselves are shaped, but still a factor.

    Too bad we don't have an example of rectangular florets cut at a diagonal.
     
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  15. SpooPoker

    SpooPoker Internet Bigtimer and Most Popular Man on Campus Dubiously Honored Affiliate Vendor

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    A and D because Napoli, thats why.
     


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