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Good Natured Advice Thread (improving a business wardrobe)

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

  1. EliodA

    EliodA Senior member

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    Nothing wrong with a glen plaid shirt, considering that you combine it with solids.
    If you only want to wear stuff that nobody on SF frowns upon, you'll be wearing a navy patch pocket sc, light grey flannels and a brown grenadine every day. :)

    Edit: I'm looking forward to hear David Reeves' comments too. I like the bespoke stuff that he posts, but if this is what his MTM gets you...
     
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  2. Joenobody0

    Joenobody0 Senior member

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    I can never forget that horrid three piece he (Reeves) posted early on. It was genuinely terrible.
     
  3. TM79

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    How early? He's been posting some nice stuff for a while now.
     
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    It was from around the time he showed up on the forums. I can't find it on my phone but it was posted here, torn to shreds, and referenced for a while.
     
  5. DonRaphael

    DonRaphael Senior member

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    Thanks, Claghorn. Yes, that is what I meant. My Vandas are also 7-fold. I feel they are to light for my taste. Given my preference for heavier ties than Vanda's, would I be unsatisfied with ET's 3-folds as well? I'm looking at the 3x striped green and navy ties, which are 3-fold.
     
  6. TweedyProf

    TweedyProf Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Don Raphael do you have any Shantungs? I have a Vanda shantung and I can't say it's lighter than my others, and they are all light in weight. I think it's a three fold too. I feel like summer ties should be lighter anyway.
     
  7. DonRaphael

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    No experience with shantung ties. But when I compare my Vanda ties with other makers (Cappelli, Marinella, Conrad Wu, Sam Hober, A. Quaranta Locatelli etc.) they're considerable lighter. This 6-fold for example http://vandafineclothing.com/store/neckties/562-green-orange-flowers.html
     
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  8. TweedyProf

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    I suspect it's more the lack of lining (which I really like in their wool ties).

    My Vanda navy shantung is in fact a six fold but it looks unlined (I've heard there might be a lining in Vanda's where the knot forms, but can't verify). The Conrad Wu shantung is 3 fold with lining. The latter is imperceptibly heavier, if there's a difference in weight, but I would call them both light ties in heft.

    So if you are worried that the ET shantung tie will be lighter than other shantungs, I doubt it. Even a Vanda shantung, I suspect, is not lighter.

    But @davesmith can at least tell you if his ET shantungs are any lighter than the Drake's shantungs or others that he has carried.

    I say, embrace the light in this case.
     
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  9. TweedyProf

    TweedyProf Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Incidentally, a few reductions of interest to some of you. The first is tempting. Greg had the second in navy/rust which is the more versatile color way, but purple/rust might work for some. I'm not sure I can wear the third tie, but with a navy suit, might work for summer.

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    http://www.barneys.com/search?fromInstantSearch=true&q=drake's
     
  10. DonRaphael

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    Thank you for the clarification. I really appreciate it the comparison. If they're somewhat the same Construction wise, I'll carry on and focus on which make up I appreciate most and take it from there (one, two, or three stripes):
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    The navy is available with 2 or 3 stripes, while the green is available with 1 or 3 stripes.
     
  11. EFV

    EFV Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Hey guys, if you're interested in following my and my fiancée Erica's coverage of Pitti Uomo 88 (lots of pictures), I've just posted a thread. Also, don't forget to subscribe to the #Pitti88 tag, for all the Styleforum coverage from the fair.
     
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    Exactly the same amount of time as copying and pasting a whole bunch of URLs that nobody could be bothered clicking on.
     
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    Coxsackie Senior member

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    I have absolutely zero idea what this means.

    I suspect, though, that it has something to do with the "#" symbol, which I am told has recently come to be termed a "hashtag". Why this might be, and why it no longer means "play one semitone higher than the indicated note in the C major scale", is also utterly opaqe to this pitiful Luddite.
     
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  14. EFV

    EFV Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Oh, I'll leave the explanation of indexing and such witchcraft to the young and tech savvy.
     
  15. sebastian mcfox

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    Took advantage of the Henry Carter sale and picked up these:

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    Plus this, because I needed more stripes in my life
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  16. The Noodles

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    Vanda ties!
    #Awesome!!!
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  17. EliodA

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    I wonder how you're planning to wear this one?
     
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  18. WillingToLearn

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    Thanks. That jacket does indeed have patch pockets, so I evaded the patch pocket sport coat police for another day.
     
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    Should I keep this bad boy or part ways? Perhaps ironing it will make it fit a bit better since it is linen?

     
  20. TweedyProf

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    Yes, see earlier part of the thread. I think against a crisp white shirt, navy suit, might be fine. Won't go with light blue shirt unless so light as to be nearly white, perhaps to a fancy Easter brunch.
     

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