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

  1. Celadon

    Celadon Senior member

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    I have a newbie question (sorry if this has been asked before, but the search function is a bit blunt): TM Lewin has a large selection of cheap but nice-looking ties in geometrical patterns. I recently ordered a few, but was disappointed when I received them with how thick they were. None of my older ties, including some English ties and some old, inherited ones, feels like this. Their thickness is almost mattress-like, as if there was a thinnish layer of foam inside. I find it difficult to get a nice knot with these ties.

    So before I order any more ties via the internet, I would like to know, how common or typical is this type of thick tie? Is it just TML, or all cheap British ties? Are there even high-end ties that have this type of thickness? What brands should I buy or avoid?

    Another question: any thoughts about somehow un- or relining these ties? They're cheap enough that I might attempt to dissect one and do it myself, but has anyone tried this? What kind of material should I use to replace the current lining?
     
  2. Ich_Dien

    Ich_Dien Senior member

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    This in combination with it being poor quality silk.
     
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    Yes, they are I alreay looked at them and know exactly which ones are next.
     
  6. 12345Michael54321

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    Strictly speaking, your suspenders should not be seen in public. They're like underwear that way. So, if you hold to this standard, and wear a jacket over your suspenders, and keep your jacket on, it doesn't matter what color the suspenders are. Yes, I recognize that many men habitually remove their jackets at work, at social events, etc. But that's the traditional, conservative rule, so I figured I'd at least mention it.

    If you intend to go around with your suspenders visible, well, then I suppose suspenders which are compatible with the rest of your attire in terms of formality, color, pattern, fabric, etc., would work best. (Note that "compatible" isn't necessarily the same thing as "matching." It's much the same way as how a pocket square, necktie, and suit, when worn together, should all be compatible with each other, but it's typically best if they do not all match each other.)
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  7. Celadon

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    I can see how that is more than likely to be the case.

    Does it follow that more expensive ties never have thick foam-like linings like those from TML?
     
  8. clarksdb

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    Yeah man, like what the heck is that in the first picture? And seems like guys over there are now wearing girly sandals lol.
     
  9. sridhar3

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    The things people will do in the name of fashion...
     
  10. Syllinger

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    Fashion fledgling here.

    The suit (not actually, general idea but a darker grey):

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    The shirt:

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    Will this work? Also, tie suggestions?

    Thanks!
     
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    The ad says it is fully canvased but it looks kind of cheap. I've never heard of the maker. I'd be suspicious.
     
  13. Mackland

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    Dear Stylers,

    How much to ask for this Lanvin shirt? Got it as gift. Condition is approx 95%.

    Thanks!

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  14. Syllinger

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    I have a deep grey suit with a bit of sheen to it, and I'm intending to wear a black & royal blue on white pinstripe shirt with it. Can anyone give me tie suggestions?

    Not the actual suit, but this is the general idea. A bit deeper grey.

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    The shirt pattern.
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    Thanks!
     
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  15. dmass1

    dmass1 Senior member

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    I notices that and, for the price, I am certainly suspicious. Do you think it's a better bet than going with a 299$ men's wear house tux though? Or renting one for 120? I prefer buying so I can at least tailor it to fit me properly, but do not want to spend more than 300.
     
  16. clarksdb

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    Solid Navy or Burgundy?
     
  17. Harold falcon

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    I'd never endorse Men's Wearhouse, but that eBay seller also has a few negatives with comments about the cheapness of some other suits.

    Getting a deal on a tux is tough when you need one right away. Renting for this event, but then saving for something better and continuing to patrol eBay may be your best bet. Good luck.
     
  18. Syllinger

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    How does this look?

    My only fear is that the suit has a very subtle brown hue to it, and by that I mean it's more brown than it would be black or blue. Fabric swatch below for a better look at the color.

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  19. Harold falcon

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    That's a very spread collar.
     
  20. patrickBOOTH

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    The tie and knot is bad. Smaller knot, different tie. Also don't wear a striped shirt with a striped suit. Too much going on. Wear either a light blue shirt and navy tie, or a white shirt with a navy, silver, or black tie.
     

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