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Good Natured Advice Thread (improving a business wardrobe)

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

  1. luv2breformed

    luv2breformed Senior Member

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    I am tenatively interested in the following ones. I marked them with white dots and arrows, as I was having trouble typing white font =/. I am very odd jackety. If I am missing any or picking duds, please LMK. If somebody REALLY wants any of these I am willing to let them have it, except for the navy/gold stripe. :)

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  2. Monkeyface

    Monkeyface Distinguished Member

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    I'd be interested in the shepherd's check one. Or is it gingham? Maybe the navy/orange striped tie next to l2b's one as well.
     
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  3. Rudals

    Rudals Distinguished Member

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    Wow, such hate on Zegna...it's probably the name appearing on the buckle.
     


  4. Monkeyface

    Monkeyface Distinguished Member

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    It's not because it's zegna, any name on that buckle is pretty gaudy. At least it's not one of those giant H Hermes belts.
     
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  5. Jojo Lapin X

    Jojo Lapin X Well-Known Member

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    A long time ago, a salesperson in the Zegna store in Berlin explained to me about the different nuances of the color black. "Technically, there is only one black," I told him. "Black is the absence of light. This coat you are showing me, for instance, is gray, not black." "No, no," he said, visibly upset, "it's a light black!"

    Thank you for your kind attention.
     


  6. DonRaphael

    DonRaphael Distinguished Member

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    I believe it will be in my rotation as from late june. Currently at my tailor. :)
     
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  7. sugarbutch

    sugarbutch Bearded Prick Dubiously Honored

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    I think that I...

    ...may be at my limit for ties at the moment. There are others I would like to have, but none of them is available at a price that's acceptable to me. Not saying they're unfair prices, just more than I want to pay at the moment.
     


  8. luv2breformed

    luv2breformed Senior Member

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    :(

    I'm not gonna be able to swing this if it's just myself, MF, and clags. I don't have time right now to flip 30+ ties =/
     


  9. Monkeyface

    Monkeyface Distinguished Member

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    Yeah, and I'm only mildly interested in one tie, maybe two.
     


  10. TweedyProf

    TweedyProf Distinguished Member Dubiously Honored

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    In case you weren't aware, Mr. Porter is starting their sale. I have to admit, there's little they offer at discount that I'm inclined to, though I've only looked at sections that might pertain to CM. At this point, I only buy a pair of socks no and then (Bresciani, only when they drop to 50%).

    They have a poor selection of Drake's ties and the discounts aren't as significant at this point in the sale (they used to start at 50%). They didn't even pick the best Drake's squares. I like these the best, but given the white background, they seem less versatile. Also, still much more than I'm happy to spend on a square piece of silk.

    But what say you about versatility?
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    http://www.mrporter.com/Shop/Sale/Designers/drakes/Accessories

    This is the striking one this summer at NMWA

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  11. jrd617

    jrd617 Stylish Dinosaur

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    1 hour left on that auction and it's still at $6 per tie.... it could go up to $10.50 per tie and you'd still easily profit/break even on all the ties you don't want... and get to keep the ones you like for a low price
     
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  12. sugarbutch

    sugarbutch Bearded Prick Dubiously Honored

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    I could see the first as somewhat versatile, but two-color hanks, especially when one color is white or cream, are less useful for me. Greg's looks interesting. I wish these folks would show a picture with the hank deployed in a pocket, though.
     


  13. luv2breformed

    luv2breformed Senior Member

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    Yea, it's a lot of work flipping stuff though. I may have to spring for it and keep them in storage until I get some stuff sorted out. I was just hoping for more participation in a group buy as that would've been awesome. :)
     


  14. jrd617

    jrd617 Stylish Dinosaur

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    Shit, those 6 unclaimed RLPL's alone could be sold off for about $240. ($40 each)

    Why not just send em to Luxeswap?
     


  15. luv2breformed

    luv2breformed Senior Member

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    Cause then I'll see $15 each for them. =/
     


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