Good Natured Advice Thread (improving a business wardrobe)

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

  1. in stitches

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    :nodding;

    If it is possible to be done, David will get it done!
     


  2. Henry Carter

    Henry Carter Senior member Affiliate Vendor

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    You can do whatever you want really, but David does it the same way I do for un-tipped ties. I'm not a fan of fully un-lined ties, especially with light stretchy fabrics like grenadine and some printed silks and the lining with an un-tipped tie removes a lot of the bulk that many tipped ties have without compromising knot tying ability.
     


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    Re: Hober grenadines, I go with 4 fold, lined and self-tipped. I suspect that self-tipped grenadines are more CBD than untipped grenadines as well. I also believe that the standard construction used to be 3 fold for grenadines and was changed to 4 fold at some point so it is possible that depending on how long one has been buying Hobers, one might have both.
     


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  5. in stitches

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    I like.
     


  6. Henry Carter

    Henry Carter Senior member Affiliate Vendor

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    It's a good conservative tie, perfect for what rudal's does really. Just so you know the image on the site is a bit out colourwise, I've swapped over to a new platform and it's done something a bit funny to a lot of the images so they are being replaced one by one as I get time. This one has a pink tinge to the image but this is more what it's like

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    Rudals Senior member

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    Yeah. If the description didnt say white dots I wud have thut pink dots. This is very nice.
     


  8. Claghorn

    Claghorn Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    I disagree. Given JR's proclivity for rougher, more casual jackets, I think it would fill that role. For a lot of us, it wouldn't be our staple navy blazer. For JR I suspect it could function quite well as one.

    and to be clear, I'm referring to the style, not the blend ;)
     
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  9. in stitches

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    perhaps, but im still not sold. also, i could never get behind a "wool blend" with synthetic stretch fibers. no one should buy that.
     


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    mimo Pernicious Enabler

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    Here's a better alternative from Howard Yount for about the same potatoes:

    This lined un-tipped thing is good. Exquisite Trimmings' cheaper tie line (Antonio Muro) have a similar arrangement - without a lining they would be stupidly thin. But of more relevance, so does Shibumi's grenadine, worn today and demonstrated for your pleasure and delectation:

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    Claghorn Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    If Yount made longer jackets, I'd be all over that. Given that JR wears L, I suspect they'll be way too short for him.

    But that looks like a great piece.

    Also, I asked emptym to change the thread name to something slightly more appropriate.
     


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    mimo Pernicious Enabler

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    I noticed - although give the racial and personal abuse that's accompanied some (OK my) advice, it's not entirely accurate. Still, marketing is marketing.

    And you're right: I have one jacket from Yount - one of only two RTW jackets I wear and ironically my most thumbed piece on SF! But it is a little short on me in a 44, and I'm only 5'11".
     
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    lol thread title change.
     


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    dislike.
     


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    Not too fond of it either (sorry, Clags). The previous title had a nice stealth nature to it. Who knows what's coming this way now. How to prepare perfectly al dente fusili?
     


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