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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    @in stitches and @Murlsquirl

    You guys pick up some ties from Carter yet?
     


  2. akoustas

    akoustas Senior member

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    Hello all,

    First........many thanks on the groups' thoughts on the brown suit (asked about it a month ago). I commissioned the piece and am expecting it in the next couple of weeks. Pics to be posted of course. I did work 3 summers on a farm so I've decided to ignore the typical anti-brown crowd.

    On to the topic at hand....I've had an issue trying to make this outfit work for a year and have been through countless bad choices and purchases on ties.

    Basically I have a navy blue gingham shirt I'd like to pair with my charcoal suit (looks great on it's own) but I can't ever seem to find a tie to put it all together.

    This is the best I've managed so far (lavender and navy Sam Hober grenadine) but it comes off to me as being too "blue"

    Any ideas on a knockout combination for this?

    thanks!



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  3. in stitches

    in stitches Kung Joo Moderator

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    Have not. :(

    I would say that the reason is because I am flat broke, however, I have certainly managed to fund in one way or other other items recently that cost me significantly more money.

    I guess in the end of the day the real reason is that I have more than enough ties, to the point that I am barely wearing even the ones that I like the most more than a couple times a year. So I not really feeling kopping any more at present.

    But Im sure that will change soon enough.
     
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  4. Murlsquirl

    Murlsquirl The Moral Squirrel Dubiously Honored Moderator

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    Me neither, Clags. NMWA has all my money. I could use a new tie though....I'll check out what HC has to offer these days.
     


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    jungleroller Senior member

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    I'm extremely pleased with both HC ties as well as the price. Seems the two I have are out of stock though.
     


  6. Claghorn

    Claghorn Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Well, better to be tieless than to start purchasing clothing with credit.
     


  7. in stitches

    in stitches Kung Joo Moderator

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    That ship has loooooong sailed. :embar:
     


  8. Henry Carter

    Henry Carter Senior member Affiliate Vendor

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    glad you and @SeaJen loke your ties. There's lots out of stock/sold out at the moment, big sale plus busy in general but in the next 2-5 weeks will see a heap of new stuff including plain grenadine re-stocks, new linen/silks, new macclesfields, new patterned grenadines and shantung silks. Gonna be a good season ahead I reckon...
     


  9. SeaJen

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    Certainly is a beautiful tie, Jason.
     


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    I'm looking to pick up some awesome Autumn tweed / donegal ties...

    Anyone got any solid recommendations?...other than Drake's...
     
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  11. unbelragazzo

    unbelragazzo Jewfro Dubiously Honored

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    That's Vanda's wheelhouse
     


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    I have a pink one that pairs well with grey. With blue checks I actually find they look better with a navy suit - the similar tone of suit and shirt doesn't jar at all, then allows more contrast with the tie and PS (burgundies, greens perhaps?)

    But you asked specifically about how to pair it with the charcoal: I'd say add a tie with higher contrast but not too busy, maybe a rust tussah or grenadine - these are other favourites for me on blue patterned shirts.


    www.yellowhookneckties.com Not sure what he's got in right now, but Rob definitely makes some tweed and donegal ties. His runs are very small but keep an eye on the site - and you will have the advantage of not seeing everyone else on SF wearing the same one. I have a couple myself of that ilk.
     


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    Claghorn Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    I like gingham shirts. But, they can be difficult to pair with a tie. Especially high contrast ones like yours. And I would reconsider combining a shirt like that with a charcoal worsted business suit. Not a good look, IMHO. If you do insist on wearing that shirt with a tie, I'd go for a burgundy knit or grenadine grossa.
     


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    Don't forget Ebay, especially UK. With a bit of searching you may actually end up with a nice tie that not everyone on SF is already wearing...
     


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