- Jun 22, 2015
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I don't know. Are they? Is this a troll post and I'm missing something?Please educate me on the topic of shiny ties.
- Why are they so hated on this forum?
No. Silk usually sheens, but look at Ancient Madder ties -- they're flat and chalky. I have woven ties that run from very mellow to subtly irridescent to so shiny they just don't look as good in person as they did on eBay. I'd wear the subtle shiny one to a wedding in a heartbeat, for sport coats or more subdued occasions I might not, but I have a couple of open weave silk ties that do nicely, plus the aforementioned Madder ties.- Doesn't all silk have a natural sheen?
- If so, where does one draw the line between shiny and non-shiny?
Dude, if you like it, and it looks good, wear it. I'd totally wear that tie under my navy suit. I can't recall anyone, EVER, commenting on my tie being too shiny.- One of my favourite ties is from Charvet (quite similar to the one pictured) - should I burn it?
One caveat, I wear suits for night time events, not for a traditional office uniform. If you are a lawyer, politician, or in banking, don't listen to me. Talk to your peers at work.