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Ask A Question, Get An Answer... - Post All Quick Questions Here (Classic menswear)

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Master-Classter, Sep 28, 2008.

  1. Ich_Dien

    Ich_Dien Senior member

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    Just be aware if you ever plan to have the shoe re-crafted, some makers hold the right to refuse shoes which have been worked on by other parties.
     
  2. cakv

    cakv Senior member

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    Yup yup, I'm aware of that. I know AE does that. What would you recommend for Carmina shoes, @Ich_Dien ? I've read extensively on Alden vs BNelson and AE vs BNelson, but I feel like these shoes are a bit different because they have some details that appear more specially made.

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    has anyone ever bought wool ties and have the outer face of the blade begin to fray? I have a wool tie from TheTieBar and the front facing is not as clean as it was when I first bought it. This doesn't happen with Silk and I'm beginning to regret trying wool. Does this happen with expensive wool ties?
     
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  3. ovlov

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    Has there been a list compiled anywhere of which makers do this? I have a pair of Cleverleys that are almost due for their first resole. I don't really wont to spend several hundred on a full recraft yet but I want to be able to still have that option for when the upper start to show significant wear. I guess I might have to resort to Topying instead for now.

    Yes, they will pretty much all start to fray a bit, though I guess maybe some more that others. I have a few and they had all shown signs of wear but not so much that I couldn't wear them or that they were particularly noticeable. I think its like grenandine ties. Those will always inevitably get a pull here or there. some people consider it 'character'.
     
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  4. cakv

    cakv Senior member

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    That's interesting. Would you say the fraying has made the ties look less formal as a result? By how much?
     
  5. cptjeff

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    Wool ties are generally pretty informal to begin with, most are about as informal as you can get while still wearing a tie, so you're already bottomed out on that metric.
     
  6. deadAngle

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    Generally, but not always. I have a dark red solid wool tie in a neat weave as well as several wool/silk blends that certainly provide a bit of visual interest without altering the formality. The silk/wool blend ones in particular have the most pleasing hand and lustre to the fabric I've felt in a tie; my only regret is that I do not own more of them.
     
  7. jossman

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    Hi,

    I have been silently browsing these forums for a number of months, and, for the first time, need to ask a question!

    I have recently acquired a nice Hackett Navy Windowpane suit (http://www.hackett.com/catalog/product/view/id/180627/category/15/?color=59). For an important business networking event next week, my planned combo is with a blue and white tie (similar to this one, http://www.hackett.com/catalog/product/view/id/180255/category/59/?color=193), M2M pink shirt, plain burgundy pocket square, and oxblood shoes \ belt.

    Is there too much red going on here, and would it be more prudent to tone the outfit down with a white shirt?

    Many thanks from London.
     
  8. circumspice

    circumspice Senior member

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    I would skip the pink shirt. I would also reconsider the tie - that spacing on the stripes is somewhat close to the spacing of the window pane. Going with a solid or smaller patterned tie seems safer
     
  9. jossman

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    Much obliged, thank you.
     
  10. cakv

    cakv Senior member

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    cptjeff,
    Ah...I thought they were appropriate for CBD. Can you tell me where I can get awesome "neats" (ties) for under $40? I always see nicely, dense-patterned ties on HOF and wonder where I can get them and on the cheap. Also, what is the proper/formal name for "neats"? Macclesfield ties?
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  11. thefastlife

    thefastlife Senior member

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    those remind me of e. marinella ties ^^
     
  12. cakv

    cakv Senior member

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    The first two pics are, yup yup.

    Do you or does anyone else know where I can get ties that are patterned like those ones for <$40?
     
  13. Koala-T

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    Check Chipp and The Knottery

    http://www.chippneckwear.com/ancient-madder/

    http://theknottery.com/ties/

    Also, I've found that vintage Ferrell Reed and Bert Pulitzer ties are great sources for neats. Brooks Brothers on sale might meet your needs as well.

    If I were you, I'd hit a thrift shop or etsy and see what you can find.
     
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  14. cakv

    cakv Senior member

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    Thank you, Koala. What should I run in my searches? As mentioned above, I don't know what the proper term is. Do you have a few examples?
     
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    "Neats" "Foulard" "Ancient Madder" ties

    Or just search those brands. Maybe add in Liberty of London. Brooks Brothers. and narrow by accessories.
     
  16. cakv

    cakv Senior member

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    Thanks, I did look up the links you provided but noticed none of them look quite as good as the marinella ties. Are there no other makers of those patterns?
     
  17. Koala-T

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    I actually like the Chipp ties quite a lot, though I'm betting the texture of the Marinella ties is better. The answer is not at your price point. Not unless you thrift.
     
  18. cakv

    cakv Senior member

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    Thank you :]

    Do the Chipp ties rotate seasonally? The website seems to have a small selection.

    Edit: does anyone know who Jeter got his tuxedo from? I wish he'd pull his pants up but it looks great other than that, seriously.

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  19. pnewelljr

    pnewelljr Senior member

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    I want to buy a single black bow tie to use for formal occasions. I prefer the diamond shape, I like the look the most, but I am worried it will look out of place in formal situations? Would I be okay wearing this style as a mid 20s guy?
     

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