Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Claghorn, Jan 6, 2014.
It is one of my favourite ties.
There is the shantung version and "regular" version (what I have).
Hey RTC, speaking from personal experience, dressing for a medical school interview and dressing based on SF-standards won't always coincide with one another completely.
Picture #1 - the first and the third
Picture #2 - first
Picture #3 - first
Picture #4 - second
These ties would not be my first choices, but if this is what you must choose from, those are the ties I would go with. During my medical school interviews most guys I saw wore black or navy suits with a white shirt and a reddish tie. Most of interviewees looked sloppy (ill fitting suits, bad shirt collars, horrible shoes) but a lot of times they're the ones that get first admittance! Good luck to killing the interviews!
I feel like asking this here was going to be as good as it was bad haha.
These are two other ones I was thinking of buying, however the navy gren just got sold. What about the other one?
What would your first choices look like?
I was thinking of picking up a burgundy knit/gren if I could find one that wasn't too pricey (also scouring ebay).
isn't that Sam Hober???
I would suggest a solid, neat, or repp (with as few colors as possible with thicker stripes) in a blue, burgundy or green. The repps you posted had 3+ colors and thin stripes. I do like the last repp you posted thats navy/red/white, even if the stripes are some what thin. Also, I understand not wanting to spend a lot for the tie. Tuition is a b*tch.
Edit: I would probably stay away from a knit. Even if it is solid, I think the square bottom is not as common to most people and can come across as distracting.
I didn't say they were my best ties. I said they were the ones I thought most suitable for interviews. I have a neat kiton I really like, but it has a bit of a satin feel and sheen to it and I don't think shiny works all that well here.
Regarding the rest of your statement. I really don't feel like getting into this right now. I will say though, that I have decided to spend money outside of a hobby for clothes that I never wear. I rarely wear suits...ever and haven't really been wearing ties much either. I touched ties for the first time in 3 weeks when i took all of these out.
I know your opinions are strong, as are your convictions, but for now I'm content appreciating menswear from a distance and learning for when I am in a situation that better merits use of that knowledge.
To be fair, I wouldn't rebuy more than half the ties I currently own, but it is what it is.
What about the blue/green repp on the left here:
(honestly speaking, I wasn't drawn to that at all!)
Re: knit. I was thinking a burgundy grenadine with a 'regular' blade.
Would you think that pindots would be a good pick?
Something like these:
The blue knit is gone. You're referring to the grey one I take it? It's definitely more soporific, no? Fine for use with navy and light blue shirt?
And see, this is a purchase I was contemplating all by myself. Damn it stitch, you magnificent bastard, you've rubbed off on me!
They are both great, sucks that the stripe is gone. The gray will be excellent with a navy suit and blue shirt. The pin dots above are also vurr nice. Dive in to the rabbit hole.
Thanks d00d. I think the green pindot would go well with the navy suit and white TV fold.
I think you'll like this getup btw
RTC, I have a navy/white pindot from RL that I never wear. If you don't want to spend any money and could use it, just let me know. Happy to help a college kid.
Take up Murl on his offer btw.
Honestly those last few you posted are great. Even that repp, although it might look a bit washed out against the navy suit you plan on wearing, I think it's a good sedate look. I dig the burgundy gren idea and the green pin dot.
Now that's some serious GNAT spirit.
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