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HOF: What Are You Wearing Right Now - Part III

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Mr.K, Mar 25, 2011.

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  1. TM79

    TM79 Senior member

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    Tie 4 is the epitome of what I dislike about Charvet. I think they make very nice knots but so many of their ties are just way too loud and have too much sheen for my taste.

    I didn't even know they made ties like #2 in that picture.

    I don't mind ties 1 through 3 on their own but I think this illustrates perfectly what PB was driving at - navy on navy isn't the best way to go.

    Not that these are 100% true navy but you get the idea ... a different color can be so much easier to work with.
     
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  4. rudals1281

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    JUST ONE MORE AND I WON'T TORCHER YOU GUYS ANYMORE:
    DARK BLUE SUIT & WHITE SHIRT
    THIS IS WHAT IT LOOKS LIKE
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    #1 - Charvet
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    #2 - Tom Ford
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    #3 - Charvet - maybe this should be burned
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    #4 - Kiton
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  5. Caustic Man

    Caustic Man Senior member

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    I'm down with #2. #5 is aight. I've worn something similar.
     
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  6. Caustic Man

    Caustic Man Senior member

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    This was my attempt with a similar color of tie a while back. Nevermind the tie knot. It was redone immediately afterward.

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    That's where I was going. I am returning some and will never buy another navy tie again. What colours would you suggest?
    And I am definitely gonna get myself an effing charcoal grey suit so that I can wear ALL my navy ties!!! Muahahahahaha!!!!!
     
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  8. rudals1281

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    I thut you said you dressed shitty...without nitpicking...it's passable.
    - From SF Newb
     
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    I think deep burgundy against navy always looks nice
     
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  10. rudals1281

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    Today, basically I found out that I cannot freaking match colours and that I have too many freaking navy ties that looked great when I bought them but look somewhat shitty when I pair them up with what I have. Charcoal grey, charcoal grey suit.

    - SF NEWB TRAINEE
     
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    RD10, I would like that a lot more with a plain white shirt.
     
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    Thanks, SB. You think? I was trying to avoid a plain white with that tie.
     
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    I think the conventional wisdom about white shirts goes too far. Especially with lighter ties with light jackets, white looks great IMO.
     
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    Thanks. I should have clarified. It wasn't a decision made pursuant to conventional anti-white shirt wisdom, but rather in avoidance of a total washout.
     
  15. Pliny

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    Butch. IIRC u said in the ' in praise / brown' thread that its yo fav color- i can see why. Gr8 look
     
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  16. Pliny

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    Dont go reds. esp not in DC


    Interesting thought but not so sure about that. Big 'like' fits r often more quirky than classically elegant. Dont get me wrong, they usually nice fits, but MC nice rathet than RL nice
     
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    X-post from the The unusually colored shirt challenge:




    This is what the English calls good fun!

    Very proper bespoke Steven Hitchcock velvet/grosgrain Dinner coat/bow, Budd collar, Turnbull & Asser PS - and "fun" Budd evening shirt made up of odd ends and pieces with proper Marcella front/cuffs!

    A good thing you are not supposed to take off the coat - only your wife and/or mistress will ever know :hide: :bigstar:



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  18. CrimsonSox

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    I think Patrick has a point in that I would avoid royal blue ties. Navy blue ties, on the other hand, look beautiful with a navy blue suit.

    The general rule is that for elegant dress it's best to avoid bright colors, so navy would be preferred over royal, and dark burgundy over red. Let me illustrate using red:

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    Here are examples in blue. Royal (avoid):

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    Navy (beautiful, as shown by Mr. Ralph Lauren):

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    Our much missed friend, from a recent August 8th post on his blog, voxsartoria.com:

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    Overall, though, I would relax. A royal blue tie is professionally acceptable, as suggested by the fact that the President of the United States is wearing one. For that matter, he also wears red ties. But there are more attractive options, especially navy blue.
     
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  19. CrimsonSox

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    One other piece of advice on ties is to choose matte finishes over the shiny jacquard weaves that are popular today.

    Shiny jacquard (avoid)


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    Matte twill (preferable)

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    The navy color in the second tie is also more elegant than the brighter royal blue in the first tie.
     
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  20. rudals1281

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    I pulled 3 navy blue ties and they're now in a shopping bag. I am going to return them all...but I am lost on which clours to go with besides the suggested dark burbundy. Thanks for the examples. Very helpful. The royal blue unfortunately cannot be returned so it will go on my grille along with that one charvet
     
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