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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    But Arch, for your 25th tie, would you?

    Edit: You called it "garish" which I think answers my question!

    I chose it because it marks something of a transition between a stolid neat pattern and something a bit more whimsical but without going full on crazy, like this:

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    I agree the popcorn tie I posted is not versatile, but as you are aware, sometimes, there are one or two-off ties.
     
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  2. The Noodles

    The Noodles Skid Fu

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    @TweedyProf
    If you're willing to go for that tie then why don't you take my RLPL praisely ties?!

    This thread has gone beyond me and I cannot chime in on some of the conversations anymore.

    The tie that started it all. It still looks good to me...LOL
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  3. TweedyProf

    TweedyProf Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Noodles, I'm not into that tie, as the "crazy" label was meant to suggest. I think paiselys are a hard sell, and only when they peak out of a vest or sweater or double-breasted, i.e. something to contain the energy. Most I find tremendously ugly.

    There is one fit I can think of where the full on paisely was nice, and it's on my tumblr. But otherwise, I'm not in favor of them.

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    That's not me, btw, but as a monochromatic fit, I think it is stellar. Scale, pattern mixing etc.
     
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  4. jrd617

    jrd617 Senior member

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    Needs some C8H18 + thermal energy


     


  5. MGoCrimson

    MGoCrimson Senior member

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    Probably giving off a fair bit of CH4 already
     


  6. archibaldleach

    archibaldleach Senior member

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    That particular tie, no. A non-versatile tie that I happened to like even if it was a bit loud for tie 25, sure.
     


  7. Mr. Six

    Mr. Six Senior member

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    I like it for the qualities of the textile and think the pattern is interesting. I would struggle to figure out how to wear it. But I occasionally buy things that I like for those kinds of reasons and deal with wearing it later.
     


  8. AJL

    AJL Senior member

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    I grabbed one of the confetti ties as well (green). I quite like it, SF approval be damned :foo:
     


  9. EliodA

    EliodA Senior member

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    This. Of course, it pays off to buy versatile items and having a wardrobe full of those will allow you to easily put nice fits together. But, especially if all your stuff is also 'approved' within the rather narrow SF parameters, your style can become quite predictable. Nothing wrong with that per se, but why not make it a bit more interesting? When you see an item you really like, just get it for its own appeal and worry about combining it later. Challenge yourself a little and you'll see you'll find ways of pairing stuff you'd never even thought of.
     


  10. in stitches

    in stitches Kung Joo Moderator

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    I hear that. It makes me like it more now.


    Suks 4 U!


    So bad.
     


  11. aglose

    aglose Senior member

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    So I am currently looking at both a bigi and a drakes navy grenadine, and they are relatively the same price. Is one better quality than the other?
     


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  13. TweedyProf

    TweedyProf Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    I suspect they are both fine in terms of construction. Silk from same weaver. This is NMWA? I think the Bigi is untipped, while the Drake's is tipped? I'm coming round to the untipped though you'll have to decide if you don't mind a little transparency at the end of the blade. If you are unsure, then get the tipped. Also, Drake's will be one cm narrower, I think.

    You should also consider Hober bespoke which will be about the same price but allows you to dial in dimensions.
     


  14. aglose

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    It was NMWA and Gentlemans footwear. Both are unlined and untapped I think.
     


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    ;D Team FF has GT.
     


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