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Friday Challenge - The light coloured tie (Friday the 4th of April 2014)

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Anden, Apr 1, 2014.

Who is da man?

Poll closed Apr 6, 2014.
  1. FlyingMonkey

    2 vote(s)
    2.6%
  2. upr_crust

    6 vote(s)
    7.9%
  3. Butler

    15 vote(s)
    19.7%
  4. steffenbp11

    12 vote(s)
    15.8%
  5. DonCologne

    5 vote(s)
    6.6%
  6. nabilmust

    16 vote(s)
    21.1%
  7. SeamasterLux

    12 vote(s)
    15.8%
  8. Pingson

    8 vote(s)
    10.5%
  9. JHT652

    1 vote(s)
    1.3%
  10. oldog/oldtrix

    5 vote(s)
    6.6%
  11. EFV

    7 vote(s)
    9.2%
  12. Cleav

    14 vote(s)
    18.4%
  13. sugarbutch

    10 vote(s)
    13.2%
  14. SpooPoker

    11 vote(s)
    14.5%
  15. Gerry Nelson

    7 vote(s)
    9.2%
  16. eviltimeban

    2 vote(s)
    2.6%
  17. Anden

    7 vote(s)
    9.2%
  18. Shen

    10 vote(s)
    13.2%
  19. TTO

    15 vote(s)
    19.7%
  20. in stitches

    14 vote(s)
    18.4%
  21. timotune

    16 vote(s)
    21.1%
  22. GMMcL

    3 vote(s)
    3.9%
  23. Cotton Dockers

    2 vote(s)
    2.6%
  24. jungleroller

    2 vote(s)
    2.6%
  25. clarinetplayer

    4 vote(s)
    5.3%
  26. archibaldleach

    5 vote(s)
    6.6%
  27. NewYorkIslander

    4 vote(s)
    5.3%
  28. An Acute Style

    8 vote(s)
    10.5%
  29. quasi-lurker

    3 vote(s)
    3.9%
  30. tchoy

    21 vote(s)
    27.6%
  31. Takai

    3 vote(s)
    3.9%
  32. StanleyVanBuren

    6 vote(s)
    7.9%
  33. Coxsackie

    1 vote(s)
    1.3%
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  1. in stitches

    in stitches Kung Joo Moderator

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    new developments are developing for me....
     


  2. Holdfast

    Holdfast Stylish Dinosaur

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    PS hope we don't just see lots of silver tie (plaid or otherwise)/sky blue shirt with dark suit combos. Let's have some variety!!
     


  3. Cleav

    Cleav Stylish Dinosaur Dubiously Honored Moderator

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  4. in stitches

    in stitches Kung Joo Moderator

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    sometimes the most obvious choice is indeed the best choice.
     


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    Cleav Stylish Dinosaur Dubiously Honored Moderator

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  6. Betelgeuse

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    I might need to use the light gray Wu tie! [​IMG]
     


  7. sugarbutch

    sugarbutch Bearded Prick Dubiously Honored

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    What about silver tie/white shirt, Doc? That's stepping out, right? :)
     


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    I'm in. Perhaps with my new suit...
     


  9. in stitches

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    I may use a tie with a gray ground. Essentially the same idea as silver. :)
     


  10. FlyingMonkey

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    First outing for this tie and the suit now that I have had the jacket tailored - and the temperatures are unseasonably warm. I think it fits almost perfectly, however the trousers, while almost exactly right in terms of length have enough material left to have at least 1.5" cuffs, so I think I will have them altered...

    Strangely, it is also the lightest coloured tie I have here. I have several other lighter-coloured ties back home in Ontario. Conrad's site described the tie as being perfect with a light-coloured jacket, and indeed that is how I intented to wear it, but the French blue is also very nice with dark brown, I think and that is how I decided to wear it today and not just for the sake of the challenge.

    Details:
    Pal Zileri Abito Privato lightweight brown with blue pinstripe tropical wool suit
    CT Black Label white self-stripe shirt
    Conrad Wu Oxford weave French blue triple-striped silk tie
    David Andersen mid-century Norwegian sterling silver tie bar
    Anonymous vintage handmade Japanese yello silk square with olive edging
    Gaziano & Girling Rothschilds in dark oak (with unseen navy blue socks)

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    PS: someone once said I was the splitting image of EFV - I think, looking at these pictures that I am perhaps more like the bastard lovechild of EFV and Cleav... ;)
     
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    x-post WAYWRN - today is supposed to be the best day for the rest of the week in NYC.

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    upr_crust Distinguished Member

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    If that's true, I'm trying to figure out which one of the gentlemen spent nine months gestating you. Did you emerge from the womb with the beard? Inquiring minds want to know . . . :D
     


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    EFV Distinguished Member Dubiously Honored

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    I hope you got Cleav's smile then :)


    Swollen ankles, morning nausea and stretch marks? No thank you sir!
     


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    Oh, I guess that means that Cleav did the honours, then . . .
     


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    I see zero resemblance between FM and EFV. :/
     
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