Good Natured Advice Thread (improving a business wardrobe)

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  1. Claghorn

    Claghorn Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    jrd, you need blends. Trust me on this. Find a few good blends. Try them out. Linen-silk is definitely my favorite. Wool silk is a close second.

    As far as standards:

    Burgundy grenadine
    Navy pindot (that blue is nice, but not navy)
    I feel like you're missing a burgundy ground stripe.
    and there is a complete absence of summer ties there
     
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    jrd617 Senior member

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    I do already have a dark navy pindot pictured

    As for the summer ties, do you mean 100% linen/linen blends ties and shantungs ties? I'm always hesistant to buy a tie in linen because it wrinkles easily and can only be pressed by someone like Tiecrafters

    Not a huge color of the fan burgundy for a solid tie. I'm more of a blue/brown/green person if we're talking iGent staple colors.

    As for a burgundy stripe, there are some options here

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  3. Claghorn

    Claghorn Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Ah, it looked like black (and I was curious why you had two black pindots).

    Linen blends don't wrinkle except at the knot and the wrinkles fall out after rolling it up overnight.

    4, 7 and 13 jump out at me as good choices.

    I love the combination of gray and blue on a tie (#8), but I've realized that they are difficult to work with (as jackets tend to be either blue or gray).



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    Kent Wang (30-70 silk-linen), clearly just for spring and summer, though I'm getting its rust counterpart for year round purposes.

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    A rep (70-30 silk linen) from Yount. Perhaps a good experimental tie as it's on sale.

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    jrd617 Senior member

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    4 and 5 remind me of Harry Potter,

     
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    Claghorn Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    There are some gorgeous wool silk blends from Mountain & Sackett. Also, they have a navy and yellow stripe (were you the one looking for one?).

    Anyway, some blends from M&S:

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    Perusing their site, I gotta say, M&S knows how to do stripes...
     
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    aravenel Senior member

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    JRD, that's a nice collection there. I see a few in there I could use...
     
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    in stitches Kung Joo Moderator

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    Rudals, that shantung fit is excellent.

    i really have a hard time with striped ties. i have very few and really could use to step up my game in that area.


    not sure if we agree or not, but there are also dots that are larger than pin dots that i think are excellent. i have a number of them and love them.

    it took me a long time to get on board with larger medallions. i find that they are hard to appreciate when looking at just the tie, but incorporated into a fit they can be awesome.

    here are two i bought recently, and the fits i used them in, that before i few months ago i never would have considered.

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    aravenel Senior member

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    I like larger medallions quite a bit with a sportcoat.
     
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    jungleroller Senior member

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    Are any of these for sale? [​IMG]

    So speaking of clown dots. I really wish I would've read this thread or had that thought 4 weeks ago. I bought a couple. Now that I look at it, I wanted pin dot but bought polka dot. fk me! I literally just brought a box of shit ties to give to another guy at work ~100. I'll be rebuilding my tie game this year.
     
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    jrd617 Senior member

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    Cetain large scale medallions seem stuffy to me. Also very 90s. I don't know why, I just associate them with that.

    Here's Brandt from Big Lebowski
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    jrd617 Senior member

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    Sorry keeping them all :D
     
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    in stitches Kung Joo Moderator

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    they are awesome.

    not the ones on PSH. i meant mine.
     
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    jrd617 Senior member

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    Hmm I like the top one you posted, but the color on the second one isn't my thing. Off white background?
     
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    in stitches Kung Joo Moderator

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    gray
     
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    too light for my tastes :D
     

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