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

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  1. Gerry Nelson

    Gerry Nelson Senior member

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    I just bought a pretty non-conservative tie (for some reason, just looking at it makes me smile) and was wondering what you'd pair this with. Based on meeting some of you yesterday, I think a lot of guys here already have a pretty well developed sense of what works.

    My thought was to make sure everything else I wear is plain so as not to compete with the tie, e.g. navy suit, white/light blue shirt and white or other plain pocket square similar to how a patterned jacket can be worn with the Italian background.

    I'll obviously experiment when it arrives but thought I'd throw it out to the group and get your thoughts.
     


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    My thoughts would be much like yours. Keep everything else plain (or perhaps a subtle stripe) and perhaps pick out one colour of the tie as a solid plain square just to anchor it in the ensemble a bit.
     




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    Gerry Nelson Senior member

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    Nice to know, Lennier. I'll give this a go when I get the tie.
     


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    I can attest to the quality of these ties when I have worn the one I have to work blokes and the misses have complemented on how stylish it looks.

    Also interesting extended article in the Fin magazine today on the state of Australian fashion.
     
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    Gerry nice tie, but it is pretty loud! If it's too loud for a suit/jacket, I'd try it with a shirt and v-neck jumper. If you're only showing the knot + a little more in the 'V' then you can get away with a more colorful tie I think (I do this with paisley ties).
     


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    Thanks, Toby! In the worst case, I can always use it for Easter eggs [​IMG]
     


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    Great to meet all the Melbourne guys last night. I look forward to the next meetup.
     


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    Yes I think Gerry's on the right track. I think the tie would work best with a pale blue shirt and navy suit. A white shirt would be too high contrast for my taste.
     
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  11. Henry Carter

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    Don't feel bad, I'm wearing a chocolate brown linen/silk Caruso coat today as well and its a lovely 24 degrees and sunny here today..
     


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  13. ColdEyedPugilist

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    Hey all!

    Just saw Patrick Johnson this morning to pick up my casual suit.

    Here it is - french navy; three curved patch pockets; light brown horn buttons; half lined; Dugdale Bros worsted - with a brown Cappelli tie:

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    Don't know what's going on with the crease on the right side; as you can see from Pic 3, it's not always there and I think it'll be gone once I've worn the suit in. The heavier fabric perhaps?

    All in all, I love it and the coat will see lots of use as a sport jacket.

    Other news: I saw and tried on Pat's DB with the Neapolitan Spalla Camicia shoulder; it's exquisite. Very, very light, almost like a shirt. Also, for all you afficionados of the 3-roll-2 button config... Pat now offers it as well as wider lapels!
     


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