Good Natured Advice Thread (improving a business wardrobe)

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

  1. in stitches

    in stitches Kung Joo Moderator

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    Tie is ok, but I do not like the combination of items very much at all.
    Tell these bitches to... MAN UP!
     


  2. TweedyProf

    TweedyProf Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Mixing the hober and the wu among the party might be fine. The grenadine over the hober, for me if I was in the party.
     


  3. TweedyProf

    TweedyProf Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    BTW: in all my comments on the Tie your Ties, I didn't mean to discourage people from looking at C&A's listing @C&A 's price is really quite good for what I think are essentially new ties.

    If you were tempted, it's seems a very reasonable way to try some of the last season's offerings. Still less than the sale price at Exquisite Trimmings.
     


  4. TweedyProf

    TweedyProf Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    A solid tie would have been the safe choice (rust or chocolate grossa e.g.). But I agree about the pairing of jacket, tie pattern, and white non-BD shirt.
     


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    If the belt is calf then it could have just stretched :hide:
     


  6. The Noodles

    The Noodles Skid Fu

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    C&A has some of the most beautiful ties on this forum...unfortunately for me the bespoke ones he put up for sale are too short...
     


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    Anyone heard of Viola ties?

    Some of the stuff they have looks very decent. But $175 + international shipping for a RTW tie is crazy. I could get Hober or Cappelli bespoke for less than that

    Might be worth watching if they ever have sales

    http://violamilano.com/shop/neckwear/ties/
     


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  10. The Noodles

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    It would be interesting to see if anyone has tried these. They look similar to Vanda ties close up.
     


  11. TweedyProf

    TweedyProf Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Hey JRD, been a while.

    Odd, I was just looking at their ties too (inspired by their Tumblr). 125 euros, I think. The knots look a touch thin and the prices...yikes.

    I liked this shantung

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    Still looking for a crunchy knit, and I might opt for Monkeyface's Knottery options, but this was interesting

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    Other nice ones, but the prices are a no go.

    Noodles: vandas are often 9cm, these are 8cm. I prefer the 9cm width, 8cm only on sale[​IMG]
     
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    Superb ties, didn't know they were that expensive though. Another underrated brand from Milan and probably less expensive: Petronius.
     


  13. in stitches

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    Never heard of 'em, Noodles. Kop some and report back to us. Kthnxbai!

    Elio - I have seen pretty high prices for Petronius.
     
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    I've tried to cover Petronius at Pitti but they won't let me take teh pictures :(
     


  15. TweedyProf

    TweedyProf Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Seems short-sighted by them...Your thoughts anyway?

    I have one of their ties (they showed up once on Gilt when I looked at that site more often). It's nice: charcoal wool, small houndstooth. Drapes nicely.
     


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