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Good Natured Advice Thread (improving a business wardrobe)

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

  1. jungleroller

    jungleroller Senior member

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    I figured it wasn't for that but I want to make sure I'm associating it to the correct pattern/style of ties.
     


  2. Henry Carter

    Henry Carter Senior member Affiliate Vendor

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    Problem is stitchy that knits don't taper like regular ties, they are wider at the knot point. I make all mine 7cm as a good middle ground of not being skinny and not having a very elongated knot. Knits of 8 and dare is say it 9cm would generally speaking make awful looking very long knots.
     


  3. in stitches

    in stitches Kung Joo Moderator

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    that is a fair point, but sadly it does not resolve my issue. :(

    im knit-less.
     


  4. sugarbutch

    sugarbutch Bearded Prick Dubiously Honored

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    [​IMG]

    Not the best picture, but this knit is 3+ wide, and the knot is fine IMO. The knots on knits are more variable than on woven ties. Because of the stretchiness, I can tie the same time with a long knot of the type HC mentions, but also with a more compact knot.
     


  5. in stitches

    in stitches Kung Joo Moderator

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    that looks very nice. from whare did u kop?
     


  6. aravenel

    aravenel Senior member

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    I have several 3 inch knits that tie great knots.

    This has turned into a great thread.
     
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  7. sugarbutch

    sugarbutch Bearded Prick Dubiously Honored

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    Stitchy, I believe this was a consignment find.

    [​IMG]
     


  8. Claghorn

    Claghorn Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    10 is all someone needs. But what about someone who enjoys clothes (and therefore interested in buying more than 10 ties) but views ties like I view shoes (a necessity of the hobby but not a pleasure)
     
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  9. sugarbutch

    sugarbutch Bearded Prick Dubiously Honored

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    I like to have enough ties that I can go through phases without having to acquire more stuff. Sometimes I'm feeling neats, other times dots (and some of you have some really rigid notions around dots—specifically you, Clags), then textured solids, or stripes... I'm almost there.
     


  10. in stitches

    in stitches Kung Joo Moderator

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    great find, SB.

    there is no way 10 ties is enough. no way in hell. sure, i cant say id ever neeeed another tie with what i have, but 10 is not nearly enough.

    how many wearable ties do ya'll have in your rotations?
     


  11. Claghorn

    Claghorn Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Hyperbole folks, hyperbole. There is a place for polka dots. Tough to execute, but definitely there.
     


  12. sugarbutch

    sugarbutch Bearded Prick Dubiously Honored

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    My wife is asleep, and I think she would not appreciate my coming in and turning on the lights to count my ties. I'm going to estimate 50 unquestionably wearable ties. Maybe more?
     


  13. mimo

    mimo Pernicious Enabler

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    But not a waistcoat in sight. *Sigh*
     


  14. sugarbutch

    sugarbutch Bearded Prick Dubiously Honored

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    I have one, but unquestionably unwearable. Three-piece suits appear to be available at three price points:

    1) Utter shite

    2) Pricey ready-to-wear at full retail

    3) Even pricier bespoke/made-to-measure

    I had a suit, but eventually had to accept that it didn't fit well.
     


  15. mimo

    mimo Pernicious Enabler

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    I'm sure you get some good deals, and all your stuff seems to fit really well, but it occurs to me that you already spend a lot on designer-branded suits. Maybe a MTM experiment is due?

    In the mean time, I have discovered why Noodles is:

    a) obsessed with his appearance

    b) able to afford new ties and wives

    c) putting on weight rapidly


    I think he's doing this.
     


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