Good Natured Advice Thread (improving a business wardrobe)

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

  1. jrd617

    jrd617 Senior member

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    Rudals Senior member

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    Can someone tell me why that $40 brown neat got 15 thumbs up?! Is WAYWRN playing some kinda joke on me? And it had a terrible knot. I feel bad for all the ties that I have and like. Maybe they were sympathy thumbs up. Just weird guys.
     


  3. Claghorn

    Claghorn Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Part of it was the sizable different between that and some of your previous fits. The sign of real progress is usually welcomed with a number of thumbs.

    The difference between a 40 dollar tie and an 100 dollar tie doesn't really translate in a picture, so the price doesn't matter too much here.

    Part of it is that it was a good fit. Neats agree with what you normally wear. It's why we've been pushing them on you.
     


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    in stitches Kung Joo Moderator

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    ^^ all of that plus a million ^^

    thumbs are not a reliable gauge of anything specific. people thumb things for all kinds of reasons. but we love them all the same.
     


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    Rudals Senior member

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    So after talKing to some people regarding this look, it appears I was the only idiot who thought it looked "ugly and old fashioned." One person said what exactly Betel said and I was quite surprised. I am buying into these neat ties. Thanks again guys for the help. I felt like I was being forced to wear something that was not for me. But CLEARLY, I am dead wrong.
     


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    Rudals Senior member

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    I am so freaking stubborn.
     


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    in stitches Kung Joo Moderator

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    its nothing new. there are many things that probably for some reason or another get bad associations in the outside style world, maybe GQ or whatever you see in a j crew catalogue, and then you get this idea in your brain that tweed or neat ties are for old men only, and other such nonsense.

    it takes a while to re-wire, but you will be glad when you do, because i guarantee you that you will look a million times better when you make the mental adjustment.
     


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    jungleroller Senior member

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    This is the yellow tie I have. I got it at TJ max so no breaking the bank here.

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    in stitches Kung Joo Moderator

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    colors do not look true to life, but either way, that is gonna be a hard tie to implement well imo.
     


  10. Rudals

    Rudals Senior member

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    @jungleroller
    You seem to gravitate towards ties that almost look like they're fading in colour. I thought it was just the pic quality but you should start looking at ties that have clear colours. I am on cold meds so I might not make sense....
     


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    jungleroller Senior member

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    Its a combo of your meds and my crappy phone camera. My camera on my phone makes everything look washed out.
     


  12. Rudals

    Rudals Senior member

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    what megapixels does your phone camera shoot at? I have 8 MP and seem to get by just fine.
     


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    jungleroller Senior member

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    10 mp - Moto X. It's a combination of lighting and the compression that google picassa uses when I upload the pictures. I'm still playing around with the settings on it to see if I can tweek it for better pics. It doesn't have to do with the MP, it's the exposure settings I believe that are auto adjusting depending on the lighting.
     
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    Rudals Senior member

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    here's what I do. I just email that pic in raw form to my gmail acct, download it, and upload it from a desktop.
    OR from your phone you crop out your face and go into desktop mode and post the pic and pick LARGE size when posting pic.
     




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