Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by earthdragon, Nov 18, 2008.
Given its mine I guess I'll be looking for another tie then (still picking this baby up though)
For a wedding tie I would go with a real wedding tie from drakes in either a glen plaid check or black and white Macclesfield.
If money is a bit tight Kent Wang and the Tie Bar have their own versions (worth paying for a drakes though IMO).
Crikey - no idea. I just hit up google images to find something to illustrate what I was thinking. I have a dark green pair from AE that look a little more formal than those but no pics to hand.
God damn, now you've gone and got me all excited over a discontinued shoe
Ive always wanted someones pants that have 5 years age... like a good wine id imagine they'd develop a strong bouquet
depends on the shade of brown and rest of outfit.
Casual chinos sneakers could work. Formal chinos then black shoes or maybe a navy suede?
I like the grey tie - goes well with a navy suit. Bottom one id find hard with a work suit as its too dark
You don't tug on Superman's cape
You don't spit into the wind
You don't pull the mask off that old Lone Ranger
And you don't mess around with Slim
Yeah Oli I figured as much. Just hoping to cut corners a little. Was originally planning on ordering mine and groomsmen's ties from Sam Hober. Will probably go that route since afaik it's the only sf approved tie that runs under $100 retail without being standard dept store junk.
What about these?
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Since I am doing my bit for Australian businesses that care about good menswear, what about speaking to Jason of Henry Carter about an order. He is a lovely chap with great products at a fair price. Also he can add a nice touch for the wedding (such as the date on the keeper).
Did you follow http://www.styleforum.net/a/what-should-i-ask-my-groomsmen-to-wear perchance? I'm copping flack from all sides atm for even suggesting we don't all hire the same matching suit and ties.
Actually I though HC ties were all standard imports so no variation. I may have another poke around or drop Jason an email.
Yeah everyone says its dry but I tried conditioning my hair every day but after a few hours it just dries back up. To make it worse my hair has been naturally grey since age 6. I guess the good thing is that I have a lot of hair; my grandpa was >70 but still have a full head of hair.
Going to get my haircut at the crappy asian hairdresser again, i'll tell her to cut it really short since I guess that's the only option I have right now..
Ovlov I'll send you a PM later on, but yes I do quite a few special orders for weddings, and as mentioned can do custom embroidery on the keeper, tipping etc with date, names etc. It's something I'm going to expand in to more in the coming year. It of course takes time so depends on when the wedding is.
I've also just got a new stock silver 7 Fold Grenadine just gone up which is a perfect wedding tie. The smaller weave I do makes it quite formal.
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I'm sorry to criticise Jason but they aren't traditional wedding ties per se.
I get that in Australia it is an effort enough to get someone in a tie for their own wedding let alone a proper macclesfield wedding tie, and that there are many ties that can look tasteful at a wedding. But some traditions are worth keeping IMO.
You've been reading too much of that Manton blokes book again!
Seriously though, that's ok, everyone is entitled to there own opinion but I don't really believe in the saying that there is a set of "proper wedding ties", nor do I buy in to the whole Macclesfield thing. A "Macclesfield" tie is a widely misused term, especially in wedding tie terms. It actually means that the silk is woven or in most cases with Macclesfields, printed in the Macclesfield area in England, no more no less.
I'm a big fan of cream ties for weddings, and wore one for my own too and I think the vast majority of cream & silver ties that are in discreet and plainer patterns are perfectly acceptable for weddings for the groom and party to wear, as long as a white shirt & PS is involved at all times.
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