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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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    Fresh off the plane from Napoli


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    Brown: 10
    Green: 5 (lovely color, but square florets plus grid)
    Navy: 7 (such stripes aren't my thing, but I understand it's objectively a fine tie)
    Blue: 9 (grid be damned, those florets are lovely)
    Brown: 8 (I prefer brown to navy, obviously, and the stripes are more subtle)
     
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    Damn, Professor Clags, that green really brought my average down. 7.8 with vs 8.5 without :freeze:
     
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    Claghorn Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Polka dots are for clowns. Pin dots are for men. I can't think of any context where polka dots are a better choice than pin dots.

    Large scale patterns work best with three piece suits--the vest covers up much of the tie keeping the top block from looking too busy. I don't wear three pieces, so I steer away from large scale medallion type stuff.
     
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    jrd617 Senior member

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    I think if I were to pare my collection down to these ones, I could achieve necktie zen

    But there's probably room for 5 more ties. What would you add? I'm definitely getting a replacement black grenadine soon. I definitely don't like knits

    In order of formality



    Grenadines, dots, glen plaid

    Paul Stuart, Turnbull & Asser, Forsyth, Hober, RLPL, RLPL
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    Neats

    Probably don't need anymore of these

    Hober, Marinella, Marinella, Cappelli, Hober, Cappelli, Hober, Cappelli, Holliday & Brown, Hober

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    Stripes

    Hober, Polo, Cappelli, Cappelli
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    Wools

    Polo, J Press, RLPL, Breuer
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    Jrd,

    The brown one on the far left in your first picture is very nice!

    Clags,

    Remember when I bought some retarded looking polkadot tie with huge dots and you made me return it? That was a good call. I think I just have a chronic case for picking up bad ties.
     
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    Claghorn Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    That's what this thread is for. And what I thread it has been. Hope it keeps going for a while longer.
     
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    thanks, mang
     
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    I will try my best to keep this thread going. I dont think I will ever be cured of this handicap. So as long as I have the tendency to get fugly ties then this thread will be required.
     
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    Yep thats it. Pictures are fine. Chillax noodler :D
     
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    Chilllax??? Where did you get that word from?! I thought I invented that word? [​IMG]

    Anyways, thanks a bunch.
     
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    @Claghorn

    I was so impressed with the Cappelli's that I ordered three more.

    -Black fina grenadine
    -Blue grossa grenadine (navy one is too dark to wear with a navy jacket)
    -Blue w/ pindots (diagonal, not grid :slayer:)

    I think that could round out the collection I have posted. Any other glaring gaps you see?

    I've never had a shantung tie, maybe that's what I need. Knit ties and linen ties aren't my thing.

    Again, looking for necktie zen here. Don't want anything that's going to sit around unworn.

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    I was quite displeased with shantung ties. The rawness to them don't go well with my CBD but I guess it looks alright.

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