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Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by earthdragon, Nov 18, 2008.

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  1. lachyzee

    lachyzee Distinguished Member

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    The MJ Bale tie I bought off eBay recently is 8cm... don't know why they went to 7cm. I like 8 myself.
     


  2. LonerMatt

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    Jason,

    Your website has turned insane at the moment (for me, at least) - on the 'ties' page all the images overlap and it's almost impossible to navigate.
     


  3. lachyzee

    lachyzee Distinguished Member

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    If any of you use CottonWork here is a 5% discount code: PJ2W-DJ5Z
     


  4. tobiasj

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    Really? I have two pairs of LE cotton/linen trou and like them a lot. I have a navy pair I wear once/week and a very light cream pair I haven't been game to wear at all yet :embar:
     


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    too Gatsby?
     


  6. Henry Carter

    Henry Carter Distinguished Member Affiliate Vendor

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    Yes bear with it for a bit, the web guy is doing some work on it to fix some image issues. Should be back to normal within the hour.
     


  7. Gerry Nelson

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    Just saw this on Tumblr:

    Melbourne Junior Recruit
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    No experience necessary but you must have a keen interest in menswear and tailoring.
    Ideally, you will have a bright and positive personality and enjoy interacting with people.
    If this sounds like you, please send your CV and a small introduction about yourself to
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    Good luck!
     
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  8. LonerMatt

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    Last night I learned to sew buttons on clothes.

    TIME TO SEND OUT THE CV.
     
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  9. ColdEyedPugilist

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    Based on having actually popped in to see Pat before the December hols, I would say - 'are garish' - is a sweeping statement.

    The ties I picked - an inky navy Drakes 50oz twill with widely spaced white spots, the same tie in chocolate brown, and a Drakes navy jacquard with white pindots- were anything but garish.

    Even if we're talking about the non-Drakes P Johnson ties, I didn't see many garish, clown designs. What I DID see was lots and lots of solid ties (wool, twill and grenadine).

    I agree that some of the pocket squares can be a little OTT.

    Lastly, I agree with the overall sentiment that shoulder and lapel width dictate how wide a tie should be; fortunately for me, the ideal tie width falls between 7-8.5cm, and for a knit, I can even go 6.5cm.

    This tie is 7cm:
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    So is this:
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    And this one is 8cm:
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    Horses for courses.
     


  10. apropos

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    You are correct re: their new patterns - I was mistaken. You are also correct in saying that I was thinking of their LSD meets #menswear prints from last season.

    Now if only they would fix their widths!!!

    They also have some lovely looking knits in nice widths. Hmmm, may investigate further...
     
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    That's a good way of putting it. I might try ironing out the creases and dressing them down a bit, see if that looks wearable. Other thing is that they're a little bit see-through and I don't own any white jocks...
     


  12. ColdEyedPugilist

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    Those were pretty awful!
     


  13. tobiasj

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    Agreed, though one must point out that there are *ahem* other local options that are significantly more keenly priced
     


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    Only the drakes are 7cm
    the cashmere and 7folds are 8cm and 8.5cm in width [​IMG]

    I agree with CEP - 1cm width difference isnt that bad .. in fact its not just the final width but the gradient at which the tie narrows that also dictate how "skinny" or phat a tie looks
     


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