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

  1. ysc

    ysc Senior member

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    Agreed. It is quite a fun/unusual event for me so I want to wear something I feel good about, but at the same time it is a one off so cheap but well-fitting is where I will (probably/hopefully) end up.
     
  2. SimonC

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    The great thing about white tie is most people that own it wear it so infrequently it lasts an age, and there is an oversupply on the used market. So with a bit of careful shopping you can pick up great vintage bespoke for pennies.

    To maximise your chances of success I'd start somewhere like Hornets in Kensington given they more or less have a shop dedicated to formalwear, but there are plenty of smaller places that have a reasonable selection. I'm not sure if Old Hat / David Saxby still has stock?
     
  3. XKxRome0ox

    XKxRome0ox Senior member

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    anyone have a recommendation for NECKTIE drycleaning around Los Angeles?

    I have 2 ties that need a little extra care
    a silk ISAIA tie is dirty where I knot it from just repeated handling
    and a Hermes tie got a dab of oil on it
    :(
     
  4. 12345Michael54321

    12345Michael54321 Senior member

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    For future reference, try to avoid tying or untying your necktie if your hands are dirty.
     
  5. XKxRome0ox

    XKxRome0ox Senior member

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    yes
    but considering that I've been tying and untying and adjusting this particular necktie since 2010 or 2011, i think i've done a pretty good job of keeping it relatively clean
     
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    12345Michael54321 Senior member

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    Depends on how often it's worn. Like too many SF members, I have some items in my closet which have been worn maybe twice since 2010. :)
     
  7. Quesjac

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    Are these welted with closed channel soles or are they just glued on with fake welt stitching?

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  8. houselight

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    I'm wearing a dark grey suit (solid) and black shoes to a wedding. Is this shirt (spread collar) acceptable with this tie? Or is it too much?
     
  9. Quesjac

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    I wouldn't wear this tie on any occasion, to be honest. The shirt and suit sound fine, unless it's particularly formal, in which case you might want a plain blue or white shirt.
     
  10. houselight

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    Agree to disagree; I quite like it (old Zegna). I'm concerned about pattern clashing is all.
     
  11. clarksdb

    clarksdb Senior member

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    If you're set on tie wear it with a solid white shirt.
     
  12. Stewie

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    Are these 11 E's? On a pair of AE Mora's?
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    Who's the maker?
     
  14. Quesjac

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    Bally, from the Swiss factory. Thanks.
     
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    Hi guys,

    I am looking to buy a pair of jeans. They would have to be dark and versatile enough to be worn with a shirt and a tie, or just a polo shirt. I would like a high rise as I have a long torso. The only thing I found here - UK, London, was Drake's but I find it hard to justify £200 for a pair of jeans. Is it "really" that good? Or would you recommend something else?
     
  16. Chowkin

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    I would bet on their being genuine Goodyear welted
     
  17. clarksdb

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    Would you be okay wearing raw denim?
     
  18. Satmoche

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    Yes absolutely. I am also fine with selvdege and non-selvedge.
     
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    I think general consensus is here that you should not wear jeans with ties.

    I'd recommend against it. Personally, I think fades make any dark denim less dressy.
     
  20. Satmoche

    Satmoche Senior member

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    Thanks for the reply.
    Again raw denim or not, I am happy with both. As long as the fades are not too pronounced, it is fine really.
    Selvedge is also something I would consider.
    As for ties and jeans, I like the look with a tweed jacket, OCBD and suede shoes.
     

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