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Good Natured Advice Thread (improving a business wardrobe)

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

  1. Evolve

    Evolve Senior member

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    And for good reason. POW is a traditional wedding tie, and looks very formal and elegant with a navy suit/white shirt.

    Congrats on your upcoming wedding, btw. :)
     


  2. Rudals

    Rudals Senior member

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    @Monkeyface
    Thanks!
    Looks like Vandas will be an excellent choice.
    But I gotta see the ones I ordered first. They've not arrived it.
    I just want to make sure they're as good as Hobers, Biggi, Drake, etc.
    Sometimes you get the tie and you're like, "Huh?!"
     


  3. Rudals

    Rudals Senior member

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    Oh, really? That makes PoW ties a no brainer than.
    Thanks for the congrats!
     


  4. Rudals

    Rudals Senior member

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    Shoot, it is wool. The weather is just like here in the States.
    South Korea
     


  5. in stitches

    in stitches Kung Joo Moderator

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    For wedding go black/white/gray only imo.



    They are, but id say 4 season. Its not chunky and super textured.
     
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  6. Rudals

    Rudals Senior member

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    Maybe I should go Holdfast on the tie. (@Holdfast - I admire your style but I really do not think I can pull this off).
    [​IMG]
     


  7. Rudals

    Rudals Senior member

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    Dark Navy Prince of Wales

    Made of pure woven silk from Japan, this simple and elegant Prince of Wales necktie in a very dark navy is amongst our favourite wedding neckties. Perfect for grooms, groomsmen and elegantly dressed wedding attendees alike. Part of our Luxury Basic range which we endeavour to keep in stock.
    I guess I should've read the descriptions before I asked.
    http://vandafineclothing.com/store/neckties/395-dark-navy-prince-of-wales.html

     


  8. in stitches

    in stitches Kung Joo Moderator

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    personally i prefer the wu i linked.
     


  9. Rudals

    Rudals Senior member

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    The fact that it is wool has me on the fence.
     


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    I prefer that one, too.
     


  11. Evolve

    Evolve Senior member

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    A pic I saved from Put This On a while ago. Perfectly executed wedding attire, IMO:

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  12. Evolve

    Evolve Senior member

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    I'm the same way. I love the size of the checks on the black/white Conrad Wu POW. The scale is perfect. If it was silk, I would have gotten one a long time ago. But since it's wool, I just can't pull the trigger. I know stitches and others have said that it's a "four seasons wool tie", but the purist in me just wouldn't feel right wearing a wool tie in spring/summer, period. And that's when most weddings are...
     
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  13. Rudals

    Rudals Senior member

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    Did the bride not get the same SF consultation?
     


  14. Holdfast

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    Funnily enough, I used to have a not-dissimilar paisley Lacroix tie in white/cream. It was pretty fly, but I don't go to many occasions where it was suitable so I sold it off a while ago.

    What colour suit are you wearing for the wedding? It's controversial, but I personally believe that the standard silver/grey wedding ties (be they houndstooth, POW, checks or even paisleys) work best with dark (or at most mid-) grey suits in terms of creating that formal-but-festive look. They certainly pair well with navy suits too, of course, but I don't actually find the combination festive. It's more severe, businessy almost, than that to my eye. For a navy suit, I think a white shirt with a more relaxed pale blue tie would create the same formal-but-festive monochrome effect as the silver-on-grey does. Something like this, for example, or this.

    Whichever way you go, keep the scale relatively modest.
     


  15. conradwu

    conradwu Affiliate Vendor

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    There's no doubt that it is the ideal wedding tie but I can only see myself wearing a silk PoW ONLY at weddings. Having the pattern in wool tones the formality down a bit but is still formal and classy enough to be worn not only at weddings but also on nights out with the missus. The sheen from silk plays a huge part in determining the formality of a necktie.

    Cotton is another story, though I consider it more as a 1 season fabric (unless it's a blend).
     


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