Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Claghorn, Jan 6, 2014.
This sounds about right based on the pictures. I'm seeing a lot of nice looking SC's and suits in casual fabrics. Herringbones, glen plaids, houndstooths, birdseyes
You should focus on getting more some more casual ties (stripes, neats, maybe even some wool ties). Avoid anything shiny. I personally really like neats and wear mostly navy blazers and casual SCs like you. They can also be worn with worsted suits. I like them for their versatility, so they take up about a third of my tie wardrobe now. You could also use some grenadines in conservative colors (Sam Hober has some striped grenadines too)
Don't make me come over there....
There would be no challenge to fifty. It's also less practical. There are those lists with ten ties, but a lot of people here are going to end up owning more than ten ties. At the same time, most of those people would gawk/scoff at the prospect of owning fifty, or at least acquiring fifty in anything less than a decade. Twenty-five is all you need to be well dressed without ever being repetitive.
Alright, so first thing I notice about JR's wardrobe is that his jackets are very countrified. I'm not sure if that's the direction wants to continue taking or if he'll try and go a little more city with future blazers and odd jackets.
JR, closer pictures of the four or five you wear most, and the ties you generally pair them with?
Can you ALSO return all of these to Neiman Marcus for a full refund? ALL OF THEM?
Okay, all jokes aside. For me, some boundaries were set before we started off on a journey.
I would say it made things easier.
I only wore navy blue suits and mostly wore white or pale blue solid shirts.
So I think we should start off there with you as well.
Noodles, you can always rely on "frijoles and tortillas" and keep kopping ties. I would have to say that if you eat a lot of them you still would get fat but there you have a nice source of protein, carbs and low fat with a nice fiber content, count dem macros and buy dem ties!
Also, Noodles, you can justify to your fiancé buying the PoW 1 from Conrad or the PoW from Henry Carter because you might wear that to your wedding. Take advantage of that, buy the ties and you can justify the expense to her.
Sounds uncomfortable. You eat like this when you spend too much on clothes?
Breaking down what I'd consider the best 25 ties you could buy. When I figure out what I'd want, I'll start compiling pictures. As of right now, this is what I'm thinking
Midnight blue grenadine
Deep red wool
Nope. Pop Tarts and pizza.
i think i could go for 25 ties and not have a single stripe.
Just as I came around to neats, you should come around to stripes
Alright, now I need to check on some lovely wool-cashmere windowpane fabric I dropped off last week. Will eat a sandwich in the cab.
I like stripes a lot, and I have maybe 6 or 10. I just have a hard time using them. :
Solids and neats make up most of my ties I own.
Happy fabric check up day!
Guards regimental (navy/red same scale) or Blackwatch regimental (burgundy/green/blue)
Grenadine stripe (any color)
Black Pow or Houndstooth (most formal tie)
None, hate knits, a large weave grenadine works better
Knits > grenadine for spring/summer fits (linen and light colors) as well as many more casual, unstructured looks. It isn't just about how it looks--it's also about how it moves and how it hangs.
Separate names with a comma.