FRIDAY CHALLENGE 5th SEPTEMBER 2014: LOUD TIES WORN WELL

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  1. Coxsackie

    Coxsackie Senior member

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    Brother Adso of Melk and Brother Jorge of Burgos.
     
  2. Coxsackie

    Coxsackie Senior member

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    Seems you've already decided on the one with "me" written all over it.
     
  3. Prince of Paisley

    Prince of Paisley Senior member

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    Yes, I have the same problem. I have one that is a bit more autumnal than the others, which is more in keeping with the weather here at the moment, so that may have to be the one.
     
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    I suppose there's a different between loud and "garish" - we don't want to go down that road. I have a few that would be considered "garish", but then again some others might consider a tie to be loud where I don't.

    For example, my "ducky tie" - the red one with the seagulls which actually got a good few thumbs - would certainly be loud, but for this I'm not sure I'd use it. I have some strong pink and yellow ones, but again they would edge toward garishness.

    I'll have to look through my ties and see what I have!
     
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    I think there are two ways to do this - and they are both about context. One is the loud / quiet combination - using a very sober background for the tie, and the other is the approach which makes the tie part of a complete and coherent loud fit. The former is easier (especially for those with an 'SF approved' wardrobe) but requires the tie to be of an undeniably superior quality - because it will be highlighted.

    Consider these two examples (from me in 2012 - not suggesting they are the best around, I just have the pics and they were part of a series of experiments I did on exactly the question of loud ties):

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    (relative) SUCCESS

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    (total) FAIL

    Same suit, but in the first instance, the tie is amazing loud but the design is coherent and the tie itself is of a high quality, and in the second it's badly-designed, cheap and loud.

    The latter is much harder, but actually the tie does not have to be quite so awesome in itself - @barims and @LabelKing do / did this exceptionally well.

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    Anything inbetween is going to have problems (IMHO)...
     
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  6. Gerry Nelson

    Gerry Nelson Senior member

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    Well said, FM. I fall into the first category but the quality of the tie was something I hadn't thought about. Of course, now that you've said it, it makes perfect sense. You can't take any old tie and put it against a muted background and have the outfit work.
     
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    EFV Senior member Dubiously Honored

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  8. Coxsackie

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    The one on the left, Erik. You know you can do this.
     
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    EFV Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    It's down to that one or the second from the right (actually one of my favourite ties).
     
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    I love that tie, the second from the right. The first one is more challenging though :p
     
  11. GMMcL

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    So....

    Was my entry from last week some unintended inspiration? (NOT a qualifying entry)

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    I think I'm at the ebb of my loudness sine wave this week, but let's see where the week takes me. Subscribed, if nothing else.
     
  12. Monkeyface

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    A 90s banker 'power' tie. Not tasteful, but it sure is fun.

    The leopards on my tie are coming for you, so you better start running:

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    EFV, I like the green one. Do that.
     
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    Since I happen to be wearing a fairly loud tie today...

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    There's no excuse for that one, sorry!
     

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