Challenge: Post Pictures of an Attractive Red Tie

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Manton, Jun 8, 2007.

  1. Nick M

    Nick M Senior member

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    Hey, whaddaya know? This is harder than you'd think.

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    This is also an important lesson in what ties look like when you cram them all into the one drawer.
     


  2. Kent Wang

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    Nick, that is a terrific paisley, very minimal.
     


  3. rnoldh

    rnoldh Senior member

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    Very nice Nick.

    Are any of those ties Sulka perhaps?
     


  4. Manton

    Manton RINO Dubiously Honored

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    I'm not seeing much to love, to be honest. And let's face it, all the best examples are the least red.

    Anyway, here is my contribution:

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    The picture is terrible; I tried several times, and this was the best my crummy little camera could do. The only one I really wear with any regularity is the first one, a Nicky woven. The second is a Drake 40 ounce twill print. Great silk, but still. The third is from Carrol & Co., bought in my younger days. The pic does not accurately show the pattern, which is just a simple blue dot. I can't remember the last time I wore it. The last is from Paul Stuart. Servicable, but it still gets scant wear.
     


  5. Manton

    Manton RINO Dubiously Honored

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    I have a Marinella grenadine that I will post later. In the meantime, here is a Pal Zileri red stripe in 50/50 silk/wool.

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    This is a nice tie, but it is not "Wed!"
     


  6. Manton

    Manton RINO Dubiously Honored

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    Perhaps the winner so far. But so pale, it's almost pink. Still, nice tie.
     


  7. Nick M

    Nick M Senior member

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    Nick, that is a terrific paisley, very minimal.
    Thank you sir.
    Very nice Nick.

    Are any of those ties Sulka perhaps?

    Let's see, the herringbone red and white stripe is from Four in Hand, the red and blue stripe is a NWT thrifted Zegna, and most of the others are cheapish department store ties, except for the paisley, for which I paid far too much.

    Here's a thrifted Kenzo (which is mostly gray, now that I look at it):
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    I think the trouble with coordinating predominantly red ties is that they often come off as cartoonish, especially when they're a bright rather than a dark red.
     


  8. ATM

    ATM Senior member

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    I think the trouble with coordinating predominantly red ties is that they often come off as cartoonish, especially when they're a bright rather than a dark red.

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  9. texas_jack

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    Nick, that is a terrific paisley, very minimal.

    lol
     


  10. thinman

    thinman Senior member

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    Clarification: burgundy does NOT qualify. There are billions of attractive burgundy/wine/whatever ties. The color should be something the average toddler would identify as "Wed!"
    D*** you, Manton. Burgundy is about as close as I'll get to a red tie. Here's my favorite wed tie: [​IMG]
     


  11. aportnoy

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    And this one....

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  12. amerikajinda

    amerikajinda Senior member

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    Here's my contribution...

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  13. Connemara

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    Here's my contribution...

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  14. amerikajinda

    amerikajinda Senior member

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    [​IMG] maybe this is a better example...

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  15. amerikajinda

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    or perhaps these...[​IMG]

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