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Good Natured Advice Thread (improving a business wardrobe)

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

  1. Claghorn

    Claghorn Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    They carry a lot of Liverano and Fiori from Italy. Their house ties (which are sublime. absolutely nuts good) are from a small Korean brand called Frui. The owner's mother makes them. And they really are amazing. Just a bit too expensive for me. They are on par with the Tie-Your-Tie ties I've handled (which are also too expensive for me).

    That particular tie is Fumagalli 1891. Generally (though not always) ugly and can be had at significantly less than what B&Tailor sells them for off eBay.
     
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    unbelragazzo Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    I like a lot of BnT's looks but that one is not doing it for me.
     
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  3. Claghorn

    Claghorn Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    The spring colored square with the wooly winter tie and the rough jacket?
     
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  4. ridethecliche

    ridethecliche Senior member

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    I think that jacket needs a bow tie.[​IMG]
     
  5. Monkeyface

    Monkeyface Senior member

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    Thank you, Claghorn, really appreciate it. Ill have a look, as I generally like the ties they show on their instagram. When it comes to this look, I like all the individual items, but that's not how I would wear them.
    The tie I'd wear with a flannel navy blazer, the shirt with a navy suit, and the jacket looks awesome, but because it's grey donegal wool might be a bit harder to wear. Not a big fan of that square.

    Just did an ebay search for Fumagalli 1891. Those are some exceptionally ugly ties.
     
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  6. Claghorn

    Claghorn Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Because I want someone (with a willingness to spend more than 100 USD on a tie...a boundary I've yet to cross, btw, thanks to sales and B&S) to pull the trigger on a Frui tie:

    (some of my favorites, all between 105-150 bucks [​IMG])
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  7. Cleav

    Cleav Senior member Moderator

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    Can see why, particularly liking 2 and 3 there, very nice :nodding:
     
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    Betelgeuse Senior member

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    Didn't noticed that Cleav is already a Moderator! Congrats!
     
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    kulata Senior member

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    Oh, Cleav is now a mod? Congrats!

    Things you don't see when browsing mobile.
     
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    Cleav Senior member Moderator

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    Thanks gentlemen
     
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  11. Cleav

    Cleav Senior member Moderator

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    Clags, any chance of a link or route to buy one of those?
     
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    Along that line, it sounds like Yellowhook will have a $600 vicuna tie in the works - which is basically the same price as the net total of those 5 ties.
     
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    Cleav Senior member Moderator

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    My pleasure! I would have bought one already but am generally disappointed with the knots that I get from 8 cm ties.
     
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    I lack the funds, but I am wiling to kop them all.
     
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    I'm with you on the width. I can't roll 8cm ties with Formosa lapels...3.3" is even pushing my taste.
     
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    Cleav :slayer:
     
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  19. McKriss

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    About "Fiori":
    I think they actually stock Fiorio Milano, which is Intermoda's house line. They are upscale both regarding fabric and construction quality to their licensed brand name lines (Moschino, GFF etc.). I don't know B&T's price point, but at their suggested RRP, I consider them to be quite the bargain. Most of their designs are SF-approved, too.
     
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    Can someone briefly explain to me the differences between: Drape Cut, Steed, and Huntsman's house styles? To me they all seem similar and have the elements I like (strong shoulder, waisted, swell/drape chest, slightly flared skirt/quarters), but I am sure there are some differences, but I can't quite articulate.
     

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