Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Claghorn, Jan 6, 2014.
Only if you get the pink ones.
I've started wearing them and they are great. Firstly I obviously think there's nothing wrong with having butt hugging skin tight things on me to make me look sexier in the off chance I find myself naked, but even for most other people, it's not like they're going to strip down very often so I don't see how it matters that it's a bit effeminate.
I also like that it stops sweat from getting onto my clothes because going between in and outdoors I sometimes find myself dressed too warmly when I entered a heated building and sweat. Most of us don't have trousers that we wash very often, so this seems wise.
Okay - another day another try. This time I am wearing a double breasted belvest coat with white trousers (the ones that aren't that great - but all I have right now). Tie is Hober.
I think a light tie like that only works with a white shirt. It kinda blends in with the light blue shirt atm. The coat/hanky look good from what I can see.
How about this (sorry for the darkness of the jacket - it's hard to photograph!)
Tie question, Noodlers: help me pick one of these three. You know what I wear--navy about half the time, olive/brown/green jackets the rest.
Option 1: Burgundy grenadine. Don't have one of these yet; seems the obvious choice. Only cons are that these are almost always available from Hober et al, and I'm deep in grenadines in other colors.
Option 2: This Calabrese brown neat. I love the color; can this be worn with more country fits as well as more CBD fall/winter stuff?
Option 3: Burgundy Neat from Bigi Cravatte Milano. Don't have anything remotely like this in my wardrobe, and the pattern looks great. Concern as above is versatility; can I wear a neat with a loud flannel check?
As an aside, neats are more generally paired with suits than odd jackets are they not? Or is it just me?
Yeah, Iso, that's my general impression too--hence my curiosity about those above with SCs.
3 then 1
Also for abandoning 2. Not a fan of the pink florets.
Did we get @mdancel squared away for ties?
Helden - I say 1, then 3, then 2. Burgundy grenadine is a core staple and the burgundy / dark red neat will go nicely with suits and navy blazers. I really like the brown tie, but it just doesn't seem as useful for what you wear.
I have a strong dislike for solid burgundy ties.
I have the blue version of that Bigi neat, it's great. Wouldn't work how you suggested though.
Here's the Eidos fabric I went with and that tie.
^ grey hopsack?
Awesome dark green...really soft virgin wool. Triple patch w/ light brown horn...3r2 Lorenzo cut.
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