Good Natured Advice Thread (improving a business wardrobe)

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

  1. Claghorn

    Claghorn Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    It should be noted that the Swedish branch use different makers than the American stores and there's a huge difference in quality. These are definitely on par or better than a lot of mid price range stuff.
     
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    jfrat, I would include the navy spotted tie in your rotation, too.

    Going back to yesterday, I've tried more and less expensive fabrics for shirts, and I haven't found a correlation to my enjoyment of them. In fact, I just got four shirts for $200 from Luxire, and I am enjoying them quite a bit.
     
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    Claghorn Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Butchy and I are on record disagreeing about the optimal size of dots on ties. I prefer mine to be smaller and more subtle, whereas Butchy takes selfies while shooting around his office on a razor scooter
     
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    I agree with this. I can tell the difference between 'poor' and 'good' fabrics but can't always tell the difference between 'good' and 'excellent'. When I can tell the difference it generally isn't in line with the premium price.
     
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    Claghorn, could you explain in words why you like the third, striped tie in the unspoilered picture but not the other striped ties in the same picture?
     
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    Two things:

    1) I like dots of all sizes. I have ties with pindots, spots like the tie above, and a Drakes with more spots than ground. So far, no one has compelled me to choose between them, so I have not.

    2) I'll have you know that most recent scooter shot was taken while in line for a burrito. :D
     
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    Love. I have it in green and its also one of my faves.


    One on the far left is just ugly, one on the far right is not quite ugly but the colors do not make for much in the way of good pairings.
     
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    I LIKE BIG DOTS AND I CAN NOT LIE!!!
     
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    Yeah, I think that the variable stripe widths also bother me. I like stripes more when the wide stripe is either contained by narrow stripes, or if they're all the same width.
     
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    I don't think the navy grenadine with beige stripes is that bad, but I'd have to see it in a fit (middle bottom in the spoilered photo).

    The slate blue plaid to its left might be ok in a DB or under a sweater.

    Still, it's hard to be certain until you try it in a fit.
     
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    F you all and your "recommendations." I am just gonna keep on doing what I do and not listen to a single word you guys say. I am just not going to improve.



    Anyways, I remember purchasing a Tom Ford tie with big dots. It was very quickly shot down by you all here. It looked something like this.
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    Did someone post that, Noodles? Or are you paraphrasing?
     
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    Speaking of big dots I really want that vanda navy white dot tie where can I get one. =[
     

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