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Good Natured Advice Thread (improving a business wardrobe)

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

  1. TweedyProf

    TweedyProf Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    I think these are lovely ties. The burgundy seems rich and should be easily paired with suits.

    I was interested in how to accommodate/complement the yellow stripes. The stripes are the right scale and certainly the color gives it some pop. @Sotiris had a similar tie with orange stripes from Drakes that he paired with a gray suit...with yellow, I wonder if a rich brown would be the best pairing? Navy suits/jackets should work of course with the stripes, but the tie has a navy base?
     
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    Navy on Navy is Noodle's territory [​IMG]

    Anyway, as the navy yellow stripe is a repp silk ties, it's quite crisp yet light at the same time due to the minimal lining by Vanda. All in all, i think that the tie gives a distinctive feel to it, very different from other ties that I own.
     
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    Someone has a good taste. :) [​IMG]
     
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  5. Claghorn

    Claghorn Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Ah, that's the tie I almost ordered. Actually tried to order. Then I went to sleep without hitting "submit" on the credit card payment. When I woke up, realized what I have failed to do, and tried to re-order....it was too late. Seems like one came back in stock? My guess is that for some reason, my order half processed, and taking it out of stock in their system. Unfortunately, I recently got a Hober to replace it, thinking it was lost forever.
     
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  6. New Shoes1

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    Which Hober? I've been looking for a nice burgundy neat and have not been real pleased with any of the ones David has available.
     
  7. Claghorn

    Claghorn Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Also, Bigi Cravatte ties, normally ~140USD from NMWA, can be had for 45 dollars or so from Barney's Warehouse as the Father's Day sale stacks.

    newshoes, going to bed now, but I'm wearing the tie tomorrow.
     
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  9. teoky

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    Annnnddddd the Vanda tie is gone... which lucky soul grab it? lol
     
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  10. TweedyProf

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    in stitches Senior member Moderator

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    y the 3 inch tie width hate?

    PAGING @gdl203 TO SET THE RECORD STRAIGHT!!!
     
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    ^ me too....so I ordered it.
     
  14. TweedyProf

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    Well, we can agree that there are ties that are too wide and ties that are too narrow. Probably we can all agree that 4 inches is too wide for the tie blade and 2.75 I am going to venture, too narrow, for ties you would wear with a suit. Then YMMV.

    I don't think a 3 inch tie will work well with your formosa: the Formosa looks to have nice wide lapels and given the narrowness of the above tie, the knot will be smaller and the amount of material from the knot also narrower (you can compensate slightly with a DFIH). I like a bit more fullness in the knot and the front blade throughout. It's a small difference, but it does matter to me. Again, YMMV.
    But I'd love to be proven wrong: please put on a 3 inch wide tie and wear one of your lovely formosas, jacket unbuttoned.[​IMG]

    Of course, with narrower lapels, a narrower tie would be more appropriate.
     
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    The one Stitch just posted and I just ordered is 3.25"....skimpy as I will go.
     
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    i want to. but i need to not be a moran with my money from time to time.

    funny how somehow this balances in my mind.

    1500 jacket and a 2000 suit, yup!

    45 tie, nope, gotta save!!!


    i have posted many times with my formosa and a drakes or bigi tie, 3 or 3.25 inch ties. looks awesome.

    i can find pics if you need. :)
     
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  17. gdl203

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    3" is on the narrower side (that's 7.6 cm). It's also not Bigi's house cut (9 cm) so I don't know how well it knots or how good the knot looks when they skinny down their pattern that much.
     
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  18. TweedyProf

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    Hmmm...the striped I like in navy/brown is marked as 3inch width; the same striped one but in the burgundy is marked 3.25...which is right?

    Yes, 3.25 is my cut-off too.
     
  19. TweedyProf

    TweedyProf Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Oh, I know you look good in your pics!

    I have a drake's at just about 3inches, though really with allowances, a touch below that. It was bought in the Mr Porter's sale a few years ago. It's a beautiful tie (midnight/striped grenadine) that knots terribly even with a DFIH and just is too narrow. That's why I avoid 3 inch ties (and why I like NMWA better than Mr. Porter...Barneys and Mr. Porter seem to like 3inch ties as their main cut).

    I'm venturing your Drake's are all 3.25 inches and that it makes a difference to why your ties look good.
     
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  20. Monkeyface

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    I even have a Drakes tie that's 7cm/2.75", but it's an unlined grenadine, so I wear it in place of a knit tie with sport coats. I do prefer ties around 3.5" though, but I'm guessing it'll take a year or two before the #menswear pendulum swings back from skinny to normal widths, only to go beyond that to 4" in the years after that, assuming history does repeat itself.
     
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