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Culling neckties (New ties added)

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Threadbearer, Dec 17, 2010.

  1. atila

    atila Senior member

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    It seems we have two posters interested in the entire batch of ties in post #77... see, this expirement worked out after all!
     
  2. Imhoff

    Imhoff Senior member

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    Nore,

    Are you looking to sell any of those ties that you posted?
     
  3. deadly7

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    More fodder for mocking, gentlemen. Anything here worth keeping or worth selling?

    Keep #1 (the leftmost). You could pair it with a slightly louder shirt or suit and get away fine. The others are in color combos that aren't eye pleasing.
     
  4. NORE

    NORE Senior member

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    Nore,

    Are you looking to sell any of those ties that you posted?


    No, sir. Hit the stores I mentioned.
     
  5. Threadbearer

    Threadbearer Senior member

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    As promised TB:
    Thank you so much for indulging me, NORE. A very impressive collection, indeed.

    First, let me say that I'm really surprised at how bright and busy your patterned ties are. I was expecting them to be more conservative.

    Second, I love your collection of dots and am especially curious how you wear the last one on the right in the first picture. Do you have any pics of that one in the wild? Same question for the 3rd one from the left in your patterned collection.
     
  6. Sam Hober

    Sam Hober Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    ... Hmmm. I haven't noticed any damage. My clip has a hinge, but the spring isn't so tight that it would be likely to damage any but the flimsiest fabrics. Is it your experience that clips are hard on grenadines?

    Threadbearer,


    Thank you for the information.

    I do not currently use a tie clip so I was interested in your experience.

    Grenadines are delicate compared to a classic English reppe silk so I tend to take good care of mine and advise others to be careful of seat belts etc..

    If the clip is not too tight and you place it in different positions each time it should be fine.

    We are currently designing some silver and enamel cuff links and I was thinking of also making tie clips hence my interest. Probably we will not use hinges at least to start with the first designs.

    I am a walker and using a tie clip could be practical for me when it is windy out.

    Looking at some of the ties that you have posted I see a rhyme and a reason to your collection.

    As an example the grayish (at least on my monitor) group #84 of ties seemed at first glance not that interesting but looking at them in context of the calm and peaceful designs we have to think of the look that you wanted.

    If you wanted something to blend with a gray suit and not stand out too much those ties could work well.

    So while it is fun to talk about and get advice regarding your collection I would always look to what you enjoy and the feeling that you like in terms of color and design.
     
  7. NORE

    NORE Senior member

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    Thank you so much for indulging me, NORE. A very impressive collection, indeed.

    First, let me say that I'm really surprised at how bright and busy your patterned ties are. I was expecting them to be more conservative.

    Second, I love your collection of dots and am especially curious how you wear the last one on the right in the first picture. Do you have any pics of that one in the wild? Same question for the 3rd one from the left in your patterned collection.


    You're very welcome, and thanks.

    Last on the right in the dots section is a Louis Del Olio Italy in deep burgundy with green 'eyes' (my wife's scared on this one) I got at SYMS for like $14. I usually pull that one out when wearing a solid brown or grey suit. Solid wine square and let the green in the tie be the 'pop' color.

    The third from the left in the patterned section is a Hickey Freeman made in England I bought on the street for $10. It is my 'wedding tie' and I usually wear it with a solid navy suit and solid white shirt. Sometimes I pull it out in the summer with a gray/white micro check hounds tooth and solid white shirt. Always a solid white square. The whole tie is the 'pop' with this one.

    I don't think I have any pics wearing them close at hand but most of the bright ones are reserved for spring/summer. I usually do dots/contrast collars in the cooler months. Also, the pictures make them seem much brighter than they are.

    Thanks again.
     
  8. tim_horton

    tim_horton Senior member

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    As promised TB:

    Then the patterns:
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    I'm pretty conservative when it comes to ties, and don't really have any with bright colors, but I really like numbers 3 and 6 in that photo.
     
  9. Threadbearer

    Threadbearer Senior member

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    I see a lot of similarity between #5 in my B Team collection (above) and number 1 in your Pattern collection (below). I still like my red tie -- and I think I like it a little better than yours -- even though I was advised to cull it by several members. One ever deemed it unwearable.

    For learning purposes, I'd like to hear a few members compare one to the other. Any takers?

    As promised TB:Then the patterns:[​IMG]


    Here's tie #5 doing all the heavy lifting in last week's Red Challenge:

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  10. NORE

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    I understand. It can be difficult to capture ties, especially those with a sheen in pics. While they are similar yours has a sort of basket weave looking pattern. Mine is solid red with those Greek looking squares (like spoo's old location). I usually wear it with a light blue contrast collar. I love it because it's probably the thickest tie I own. Here's a bad pic of it in action: [​IMG] I applaud what you're doing here and if you scroll between both of our pics above, the difference should become clear. I think the basketweave pattern of yours cheapens it a bit. Not to take anything away from you, but in the spirit of what you're trying to do, I think candor is best, no? Also, note how my shirt collar points disappear under my coat's lapel. I think that shirt [collar choice] can lend to, or kill the look of a tie.
     
  11. Threadbearer

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    It can be difficult to capture ties, especially those with a sheen in pics.
    It's that sheen that really has me curious. You may recall that many of my ties were rejected earlier in this thread precisely because they had sheen. Apparently some sheens are better than others, and I want to hear more about that.

    ...in the spirit of what you're trying to do, I think candor is best, no?
    Absolutely.

    Also, note how my shirt collar points disappear under my coat's lapel.
    But that's as much a function of the jacket as the shirt, right? Tell you what, though; let's save that for another thread. Shirt culling is my next project, and I don't want to get ahead of myself.
     
  12. HEPennypacker

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    Frankly, I think 2/3 of NORE's could be culled too. But I'm closer to the soporific camp in ties.
     
  13. Threadbearer

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    Frankly, I think 2/3 of NORE's could be culled too. But I'm closer to the soporific camp in ties.
    I have no love for ties 3, 4, 5 and 7 in NORE's Pattern Collection, but culling 2/3 of his stash seems overzealous in the extreme. Then again, it's my tie judgment that's in question here, so I probably shouldn't weigh in on that. [​IMG]
     
  14. NORE

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    Frankly, I think 2/3 of NORE's could be culled too. But I'm closer to the soporific camp in ties.

    I have no love for ties 3, 4, 5 and 7 in NORE's Pattern Collection, but culling 2/3 of his stash seems overzealous in the extreme. Then again, it's my tie judgment that's in question here, so I probably shouldn't weigh in on that. [​IMG]

    It's OK guys, I knew full well that posting pics of my ties would be subject to criticism as not everyone shares the same taste. I posted them to aid in some of the sentiments that myself and others here were trying to convey to TB.

    In defense of the ties numbered above, many of them were subject to bad photography and either radiate in natural light or just looked bad. I can try to take some better shots but trust me, these ties are awesome.
     
  15. Threadbearer

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    It's OK guys, I knew full well that posting pics of my ties would be subject to criticism as not everyone shares the same taste.
    That's why I greatly appreciate your willingness to post them. If it were easy, and if it entailed no risk, everyone would be doing it.

    I can try to take some better shots but trust me, these ties are awesome.
    No need to rephotograph them, NORE. All that counts is that you like them and feel great wearing them.


    Here's another question for the peanut gallery: How come I almost never see yellow ties on the Forvm, especially not in WAYWRN? I don't wear them much myself b/c I don't think they flatter my complexion, but I thought yellow ties, especially on blue shirts, was generally considered a classic, traditional look.

    Here are my only yellow ties, and they're about to go bye-bye. Should I bother to replace them, or are yellow ties [​IMG]classÃ[​IMG] now?

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  16. MBreinin

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    TB, I have a couple of yellow ties. They are on the soporific side of the equation and I like them in the summer. You are wise to dump these two though.

    Mike
     
  17. jrd617

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    http://www.gq.com/how-to/fashion/200...deshow#slide=5
     
  18. Threadbearer

    Threadbearer Senior member

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    TB, I have a couple of yellow ties. They are on the soporific side of the equation and I like them in the summer.
    If I decide to replace mine, I was thinking about a yellow knit, like this:

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    Don't really know how much use I'd get out of it, though.
     
  19. srivats

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    TB, some yellow ties go well with gray suits ... that is a classic pairing.
     
  20. Threadbearer

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    TB, some yellow ties go well with gray suits ... that is a classic pairing.
    Thanks. That does sound attractive.

    Does anyone know where I can get a tie with this design but with black and white ribbon stripes on a yellow ground?

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    Saw one in a book recently and think it would look great with my charcoal suit, but I can't find one at any of the SF-approved tie sites.
     

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