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  1. cbbuff

    cbbuff Senior member

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    Could you do it? Of course. Is a solid more versatile? Yes.

    If you have solids and like the pattern/color, go for it.
     
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    Now I am confused because you guys gave me two different and opposite answers!
     
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    We might just be thinking of it differently.

    The only way you can get the same pattern on the outside of the loops is if you twist the tie.

    If you think of it in terms of the single end (not the loop), if you tie it normally, both single ends will have the same pattern facing forward.

    [VIDEO][/VIDEO]
     
  4. sygyzy

    sygyzy Senior member

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    Thanks for posting the video. It helped me answer another question I had which is how they got this look, where the center stripe is the opposite of the main bow. (Gray on floral)

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    What's confusing is when I tried it at home last night, I had a very visible and obvious twist. If you watch the video, he has an ugly twist visible too. But in the picture above, it's clean, no twist.

    I don't have a tie in front of me but using my Side A and Side by example again, if one were to tie a bowtie the most traditional way (no tricks), starting with Side A, what would be visible (forward facing) for:

    1. Front loop
    2. Front single end
    3. Rear loop
    4. Rear facing end
    5. Front middle part

    ?
     
  5. Gerry Nelson

    Gerry Nelson Senior member

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    Thanks for posting the video. I've been wondering about this for awhile but never got round to looking it up.
     
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    1. Front loop - Side A
    2. Front blade - Side A
    3. Rear loop - Side B
    4. Rear blade - Side A
    5. Center loop - Side A

    This is the best image I found that shows it:

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    Hi,

    I have 2 suits that have lapel widths of 3" and 3.25". I just dug up an old tuxedo jacket that has a lapel width of 3.5". I was wondering, in all of your opinion, if 3.5" is too wide for lapels? I would post pictures but my camera isn't working.

    Thanks in advance,
    CuffLinks28
     
  8. CruzAzul

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    As far as I'm concerned, 3.5" is the minimum width. No guts = no glory.
     
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    What are the wash instructions for this garment? I don't understand the pictures :eh:

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    Machine wash cold, delicate cycle - Do not bleach - Hang or line to dry.
     
  14. cbbuff

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    +1 Killer deal.
     
  15. yywwyy

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    Can anyone identify the approximate time period for when YSL used this label?

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    This is a coat btw.
     

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