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Good Natured Advice Thread (improving a business wardrobe)

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Claghorn, Jan 6, 2014.

  1. The Noodles

    The Noodles Senior member

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    Are you talking about guns?

    EDIT: I see the pic now. The green.
     
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  2. Caustic Man

    Caustic Man Senior member

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    I find that a compact 1911 goes best with a navy suit. Especially if in polished stainless steel. The silvery shine of the metal contrasts nicely with the darkness of the navy.
     
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  3. Sotiris

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    I wouldn't call either practical, lovely though they are. That being said the green is more likely to go with both grey and navy suits, while the beige would be more likely limited to navy.
     
  4. sebastian mcfox

    sebastian mcfox Senior member

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    Was also referring to the guns...
     
  5. DonRaphael

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    Would the fine gentlemen of this thread care to explain what the difference(s) is/are between a regular SC and one marked as 'Traveller'? I've seen some of the latter that features more pockets than the former. Is that always the case? Anything else that differs? Can they be worn as regular SC or does the 'Traveller' label only make them appropriate for travels? Thanks, guys.
     
  6. Claghorn

    Claghorn Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Travellers (I think) usually are made of a fabric which is a little more wrinkle resistant than usual.
     
  7. Cleav

    Cleav Senior member Moderator

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    I thank you sir!
    Fabulous!
    Green, all day!
     
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  8. Murlsquirl

    Murlsquirl Senior member Moderator

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    Clags said it is....I disagree. It looks fine to me.
     
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  9. The Noodles

    The Noodles Senior member

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    got it.
    I feel more comfortable wearing a wider tie so will go with the Hober.
     
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  10. Murlsquirl

    Murlsquirl Senior member Moderator

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    Personal preference type thing, Noodles. If you think it's too skinny, then wear the Hober.
     
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  11. DonRaphael

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    Thanks, Clags. So there are no "wrongs" that I'm missing in wearing it as a regular SC, beside the detail that it's more resistant to wrinkles which I assume one can't see with the bare eye? I'm able to get my hands on a quality piece for a reasonable price, hence my question.
     
  12. gdl203

    gdl203 Senior member Affiliate Vendor Dubiously Honored

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    How could a difference of 1/4 of an inch at the widest (non-visible) point of a tie, corresponding to maybe 1/8" width difference in the part that is actually visible, turn a tie from "great, just right" to "oh no no, definitely skinny"?
     
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  13. The Noodles

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    1/4 of an inch? It is 3.5 inch vs 3.1 inch. The difference of 2/5 of an inch or 0.4 should is be noticeable.
     
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  14. Monkeyface

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    What you can do is make the back blade more visible. Just push it a little to the side, and dimple it too, so it makes the tie look wider. Now I don't mean that the back blade should be right next to front blade, it should still be behind it, but visible. Something like this:
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  15. Claghorn

    Claghorn Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    I'm not a hardliner about the whole "tie and lapel should be matching widths," especially when you get into some of the wider lapels.

    But regardless of what the measurements are, this does look too skinny to me. And that's what matters (the way it looks, not that I'm the one seeing it). It also might be the way which the blade is curving, appearing almost concave there, making it appear narrower.

    [​IMG]

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    I also will occasionally do as Monkeyface suggested.
     
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  16. The Noodles

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    It just bothers me...I wish I had the 9cm version of that tie...sigh
     
  17. Caustic Man

    Caustic Man Senior member

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    I agree with Clags. I know you were all waiting to see what I had to say.
     
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  18. SeaJen

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    Now I can go home.
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  19. The Noodles

    The Noodles Senior member

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    I think I just over anal lice everything. It struck me just now that the same tie looked fine on another Formosa. Below is a 3.5" tie. Glad I've wasted a lot of time today. Just counting down to my trip to North Korea next week!
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  20. 997CTSurg

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    Anal lice? I think you should see a specialist or quit using speech to text. I spit out my diet coke reading this. Thanks for the laugh I like both ties. However, I am not considered a paragon of style.
     

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