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Good Natured Advice Thread (improving a business wardrobe)

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

  1. EFV

    EFV Distinguished Member Dubiously Honored

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    I've also considered this. I actually have a pair already, and they're great. As Murl pointed out (and Betel is doing), they should have some texture to them. Cavalry twill is one of the most classic versions, but I think tan flannel looks pretty great as well. If I'm not completely mistaken I think @Pingson owns a pair.
     


  2. DonRaphael

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  3. Claghorn

    Claghorn Stylish Dinosaur Dubiously Honored

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    I have tropical weight worsted cream and tan. I wear both, but the tan gets little love.
     


  4. Monkeyface

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    Fawn flannel looks very nice though, and it's on my list of future Luxire purchases. It's perfect for casual Fridays or slightly more countrified weekend wear.
     
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  5. DonRaphael

    DonRaphael Distinguished Member

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    Help would be appreciated, gentlemen.

    I'm looking for a polka dot tie similar to the following:
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    The polka dots on the tie above looks light beige and not white, no?
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    The polka dots on the tie above may be a wee bit to large


    This Cappelli would be a home run if the base was brown:

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    An alternative is the following Sam Hober tie, but I think the dots are a tiny bit to small:

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    In addition to the Hober tie, Patrizio showed me this tie, but the dots are beige, not white:

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    I don't know if I like it as much as white polka dots.

    Help where I could find what I'm looking for would be appreciated.
     
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  6. The Noodles

    The Noodles Skid Fu

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    them polka dots are a bit too big. I would try smaller. The hober (2nd one choice) seems good.
     


  7. othertravel

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    Tom Ford has tonnes of ties with that type of design. I'd say check ebay. Edit. Found these: http://www.ebay.com/itm/NWT-Tom-Ford-Tie-/301333608179?pt=US_Mens_Ties&hash=item4628e1f6f3 http://www.ebay.com/itm/TOM-FORD-10...260953308?pt=US_Mens_Ties&hash=item43d08172dc http://www.ebay.com/itm/NWT-Tom-Ford-Tie-/291255499931?pt=US_Mens_Ties&hash=item43d02e3c9b http://www.ebay.com/itm/Tom-Ford-Br...268180700?pt=US_Mens_Ties&hash=item1e90317adc http://www.ebay.com/itm/NWT-Tom-Ford-Tie-/291255499054?pt=US_Mens_Ties&hash=item43d02e392e
     
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    +1

    I have the same issue. That said, my understanding is that a drop shoulder can be fixed with some exercises. Anybody have experience with this?
     


  9. DonRaphael

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    Thanks for the feedback. I already own some conservative pin dot ties. This time I'm out for something else, that is larger (polka) dots with more distance to one other.

    Thanks for the help. I knew that the rust/orange one was a TF tie, but felt it had a little to much sheen to it. Will look into your suggestions, though. I want one with a dark brown base. Appreciate the help.
     
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  10. in stitches

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    Excellent PoW ties, Tweedy.
     


  11. ridethecliche

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    I'm really not a fan of those larger scale dots. I really like the look of pindot ties way more.

    As a side note, I'm going to try to post 3-4 fits this week, including one in my suit pre-conference as well! Might try to stick to the challenge theme for all of them just for fun. Maybe I'll even enter!
     


  12. DonRaphael

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    As I said, I own the following in navy, brown and burgundy
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    When you have a collection of appr. 40 ties and most of them are safe bets/staples, I'd say it's ok to take some risks with larger prints =)
     


  13. The Noodles

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    Keep or Burn? It's black. Label says 100% cotton but it is thick and feels like valcroid(?)

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    BURN!
     


  15. The Noodles

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    Good. I bought it from Banana Republic like 8 years ago when I didn't know right from left.
    Burn, it will!
     


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