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  1. 12345Michael54321

    12345Michael54321 Senior member

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    Any of them could work. I'd probably go for the burgundy first, simply because with the charcoal and white combination, I'd want a splash of color.

    The black tie with the charcoal suit and white shirt is just a very colorless, severe look which doesn't typically appeal to me. To me, the look amounts to almost a caricature, bringing to mind Joliet Jake and Elwood Blues (although, in fairness, their suits were black, not simply dark grey, their skinny black ties weren't Grenadine, and you didn't mention anything about sunglasses), or some 20-something fellow trying to look hip or edgy. As for the navy tie, if it's dark enough to look black to most people under typical lighting, it's got all the disadvantages of the black tie.

    Please bear in mind, these are just general observations. Many exceptions do exist. Nor is there anything inherently bad about navy or black grenadine neckties. In fact, I'd maintain that solid burgundy, solid navy, and solid black, should probably form the core of most men's assortment of either silk knit or grenadine neckties.
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    phoenixrecon Senior member

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    mistakes happen. Id take them back if there really is that big of a difference between the shoes
     
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    porcelain monkey Senior member

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    Sure they are. When new they are a bit stiff, but they soften up nicely. They are cut pretty full and not slim, but a tailor can take care of that if you like.
     
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    I was looking to get a casual shoe (I just have an old pair of sketchers right now, or my AE Parliaments for going out) and was thinking of getting boat shoes. More specifically, AE's Eastports:

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    Would these be ok with jeans and polos/sweater? Or shorts and T-shirt/polo shirt? I did some searching on google and they seem to be ok from the pictures that I've seen; just wanted some other thoughts if there are better options out there.

    Cheers
     
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    phoenixrecon Senior member

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    are you a dad? or an IT specialist? If not then id say there ugly as sin.
     
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    Thanks for the reply you guys! Much appreciated. It looks like I will be buying a burgundy one first as it will be my first grenadine tie.
     
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    There is a world of difference between the charcoal suit/white shirt/black grenadine combo and the black suit/white shirt/skinny black tie combo. In fairness, a light blue shirt with the charcoal suit and black grenadine also works with substantially less severity than a white shirt.
     
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    Thanks, but I ended up being unable to make the purchase because of some stupid AVS mismatch (even though I'm 100% positive that I'm typing the correct address).
     
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    Question about alteration.

    I have a velvet blazer. Shoulder and waist fits perfect but chest is about 2 inches big. It's velvet and from designer so I don't think it's canvassed but the jacket has lining.
    Can I bring to a tailor let them take in chest 2 inch? Is that possible? Average cost?

    I have another velvet blazer, shoulder, chest all good, but waist is too small, I need about 2 more inches. If a tailor would be able to take out 2 inch chest?

    Thanks in advance
     
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    I can't estimate cost (but probably won't be cheap) but I would think with velvet especially (like corduroy) would be easier to take in as opposed to out b/c the material will likely show the "wear" or impressions of the seams where the previous stitches were.
     
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    If you haven't already decided from whom you'll be making your purchase, I'm pretty impressed with Sam Hober's lineup of Grenadine Garza Grossa ties. Just saying.
     
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    I really wish I could, but I need the tie by early February, so that unfortunately is not an ideal option... I am fully aware of Sam Hober's excellent tie qualities though [​IMG]
     
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    well. looks like I need to ask them in person.

    Thanks again.
     
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    I understand that i just hope it's recognized as an issue and that i'm not told it's within tolerance.
    I've emailed C&J with pictures and see what they have to say about it.
     

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