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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    Rudals Senior member

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    Someone has a good taste. :) [​IMG]
     
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    teoky Senior member

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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

    New Shoes1 Senior member

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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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  8. Mr. Six

    Mr. Six Senior member

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  9. teoky

    teoky Senior member

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

    TweedyProf Senior member Dubiously Honored

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  11. in stitches

    in stitches Kung Joo Moderator

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    y the 3 inch tie width hate?

    PAGING @gdl203 TO SET THE RECORD STRAIGHT!!!
     
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    in stitches Kung Joo Moderator

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    quite like this btw

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  13. Murlsquirl

    Murlsquirl The Moral Squirrel Dubiously Honored Moderator

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    ^ me too....so I ordered it.
     
  14. TweedyProf

    TweedyProf Senior member Dubiously Honored

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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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  15. Murlsquirl

    Murlsquirl The Moral Squirrel Dubiously Honored Moderator

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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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