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

  1. Camilo

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    I'd lean toward the Hober, because the Drake's tie seems to have too few dots.

    If I wanted a tie without too many dots, I'd get a polka dot tie. Not a proper, somewhat more formal, pin dot tie.

    'Course, no law says you can't buy them both.
     
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    Any reason you liked Institchu as compared to say, Indochino, Blank Label, Articles of Style, etc. ?
     
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    There's a fair difference in price. Is there a big enough difference in the quality?
     
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    Indeed there is, but I don't own a tie from either brand so can't comment on quality differences. IIRC I read on one of the threads around here that the quality wasn't particularly different between the two. In any event, I am looking at the style and willing to swallow any price difference.
     
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    I prefer the Drake's one and I think you'll find the quality difference palpable. Drake's ties have real life to them. But the spacing is just more elegant on the Drake's one.
     
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    Which do you guys think is a more desirable grenadine tie? Grossa or Fina?

    I personally wear grenadines with full suiting and knit ties with separates (more casually) but a few of my friends tell me Grossa is too similar to knits and that a more complete wardrobe should utilize Fina. Just wanted to hear a few more opinions.
     
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    I prefer fina, but grossa is much more common. I think fina just looks better with suiting, and it drapes better in general.

    Fina is a tiny bit more formal and it doesn't look great with a rustic tweed.
     
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    Fina

    more versatile :nodding:
     
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    Hey sorry guys, may I ask a question? The Piombo Houndstooth Wool Tweed Overcoat I'm selling in my signature has a side pocket design I had not seen before and wondered if such detail has a proper name. So the side pockets are both pockets and slits that allow your hands to go through them and reach your blazer's pockets without opening the coat. I think it's a considered detail.

    Thanks!

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    How is Saville Row cloth?
     
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    Guys - appreciate if anyone has recommendations for what stores to visit in Amsterdam - clothing, shoes, lifestyle, skincare etc. Distilleries and bars recommendations also appreciated. Thanks!
     
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    Interesting thought, never saw it like that
     
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    If I am attending a non black tie evening indoor wedding should I wear a traditional grey wedding tie (prince of wales or shepherd's check) or some other sort of tie?

    I'm aware of wedding ties but I am not sure if they are better suited for daytime weddings.
     
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    While wearing a wedding tie certainly isn't required, there's nothing inherently wrong with wearing one, and it's well worth considering.

    Your concern about wedding ties being better suited for daytime weddings is unnecessary. You're attending a wedding. It is non-black tie. If you're going to be wearing clothing which goes naturally with a tie, and the level of formality of the wedding is such that a necktie would not be out of place, then wear a tie. And in choosing your tie, feel free to choose a Macclesfield, houndstooth, shepherd's check, Prince of Wales check, etc.

    Please do not make this any more complicated than it need be, by coming up with considerations of the time of day or phase of the moon. :)

    I wonder if your dragging time of day into this might not stem from the fact that, at least for many people, in the US and Canada, circa 2017, an evening wedding tends to come across as being more formal than a daytime wedding. So it's more likely an evening wedding would be black tie, black tie being the most formal level of attire the vast majority of men will ever wear. And since one shouldn't wear a four-in-hand necktie with a tuxedo (and I don't care what some pop culture icon wore at an awards show), you are therefore under the impression that a wedding tie isn't worn to an evening wedding.

    But what controls in the matter at hand is that the wedding to which you've been invited is explicitly not black tie. Not that the wedding takes place in the evening.

    Again, don't go inventing complications which do not exist.
     
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    Thank you, makes sense. And what about a grenadine?
     
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    If you want to wear a grenadine, then wear a grenadine. If you want to wear a wedding tie, then wear a wedding tie. If you want to wear a pin dot, then wear a pin dot. Etc.

    Are you getting the idea? Necktie selection for a guest at a wedding is typically not some abstruse sartorial minefield. Apply a little taste and common sense, and you'll probably be fine.
     
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