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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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    I have 2 ties from Conrad Wu and I have been pretty happy with them. One shautung that I have is worn a lot but it holds up well.
    I have a couple of ties from Vanda and have to say that they're more tropical ties. Very light weight.
    Sam Hober is very nice, but I only have their grenadines.
    Exquisite Trimmings has very good solid ties.
    Cappelli has nice patterns but I just don't like the knots and the huge uneven blades.
     
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  2. New Shoes1

    New Shoes1 Senior member

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    I love my Hobers, but the selection has really dwindled. I've got all my grenadines and solids covered and have as many pin dot ties as I need. I know he has some new macclesfield silks in stock, but I was not overly impressed with the choices.
     
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  3. The Noodles

    The Noodles Senior member

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    I know not where to find new ties. Looking for some fine brown neats.
     
  4. Academic2

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    Yes, the current selection of neats/Macclefields isn't nearly as good in my opinion as it was a year or so ago.

    This is a real pity, because a wholly custom tie at Hober's prices is an unbeatable value.

    Cheers,

    Ac
     
  5. PCK1

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  6. The Noodles

    The Noodles Senior member

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    I don't know anything about making ties but Capelli seems to cut sloppipy. Tell me it is just me.
     
  7. Murlsquirl

    Murlsquirl Senior member Moderator

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    It is just you. Just. You.
     
  8. justinkapur

    justinkapur Senior member

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    I concur, Cappelli is fantastic
     
  9. Claghorn

    Claghorn Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    I recently ordered a tie from the Spanish brand Tadino. I'll be starting a thread dedicated to finding "new" brands from all corners of the internet. And by "new" I mean that most of us haven't really had any experience with it.

    Anyway, the tie should come in sometime next week. As for brown neats:

    Vanda:
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    ET:
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    Shibumi
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    (and my favorite of this lot)
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    Hober:

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    NMWA
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    A less than inspiring lot, I'll admit. I'd happily wear the Shibumi, the Hober, and the second from NMWA
     
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  10. EliodA

    EliodA Senior member

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  11. Claghorn

    Claghorn Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Broadening it beyond ties. And people will be encouraged to purchase and review.

    (but I did forget about that [​IMG])
     
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  12. Mr. Six

    Mr. Six Senior member

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    ^^ The first Vanda is one of my favorite recent pick ups. The last NMWA is on my list.
     
  13. DeSense

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    So taking close-ups of one's crotch without wearing pants is ok?

    SF and the rules never fail to amaze me. :D
     
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  14. EliodA

    EliodA Senior member

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    [​IMG]
     
  15. DeSense

    DeSense Senior member

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    @EliodA

    Couldn't believe no one jumped on that for half a day. ;)

    Big congrats on your win and title.
    (As I'm mobile, what's your custom title now? LeGrandSeigneur?)
     
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  16. mimo

    mimo Senior member

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    I bought a shantung quite a while ago, and it's not the most precisely constructed item. But it is lovely, and as it's a stiff old shantung, it doesn't matter much. A more recent raw silk number is tidier, but they are both among my favourites.

    I got the brown neat myself a few weeks ago, and it's gorgeous. Feels a lot like a madder - similar in weight and texture to my beloved Panta madders - and it's a joy to tie. Shaving ten bucks here and there in a sale is great, and I'm a sucker for a special offer. Sometimes I will not buy something just because it's full price, even though it's cheap. Or I'll buy something because it's cheap that I didn't really want. I'm totally fallible in the face of a discount. But this tie, in isolation, is just worth the money. It looks great, feels great, and isn't very expensive. I think I might get the green one...
     
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  17. EliodA

    EliodA Senior member

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    Thanks! No custom title yet. I have no idea, really. Though perhaps a not so subtle wordplay on 'member' might be fun.
     
  18. Tirailleur1

    Tirailleur1 Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    If Stitches knows me well he should know that m custom title can only be one thing.
     
  19. Monkeyface

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    Timeless and classic?
     
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  20. TweedyProf

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    Thanks mimo. That was helpful. I do like the green one...
     

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