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Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by dieworkwear, Aug 4, 2012.

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  1. LA Guy

    LA Guy Opposite Santa Staff Member Admin Moderator

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    The main thing is that it should not look like you just forgot your pants. So, you have 3 ways to go:
    1) More casual fabric (wool jersey, tweed, etc...)
    2) More casual or aggressive cut and details (raw hems, stand up collars, etc...)
    3) Both of the above. I usually prefer both of the above, but that's a personal preference.

    Unless you want to look like a guy from a bad GQ shoot. Which is fine, except that you'll generally look terrible - neither classically excellent nor particularly modern and cool. Just an exercise in mediocrity.
     


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    Are there other kinds of GQ shoots?
     


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    teh ones with wimmenz
     


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    I'm thinking of supplementing my tie collection with some grenadines, but all this talk about "pulling" makes me think I might do better sticking with my beloved knits. Anyone with experience of both knits and grenadines wish to comment on how they compare in this regard?
     


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    have not had an issue with pulling with my grenadines.
     


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    I don't find they result in pulls, but I do find they're a little more delicate in other ways e.g. the stitching holding the tie together can come apart where it comes under strain in the area you knot, especially if you're like me and undo ties rather harshly instead of with care. This has happened to me with other ties, but usually only after many years-worth of wearings whereas it happened sooner with my grenadines. But it's a five minute job to tack them back together, and I have learnt to remember to be a bit more gentle with them than my other ties, so that should forestall further occurences. Oh, and to answer the other part of your question, this doesn't happen with knits, only grenadines.

    (pre-empting the obvious rejoinder: no, they're not poor quality grenadines. Or at least, they're from one of SF's favourite sources. But in this case, I think happens to be the same thing and I really like their ties in general, so have no axe to grind).
     
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    Spoo, helping out with the colors.

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    If I was Spoo: 002 or 009.

    If I was me: 101 or 103.
     
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    101 is a beaut
     


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    Thanks JP. Thats the book. Damn, I want so many. I appreciate all of your opinions.
     


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    Taking the plunge into bespoke, Spoo?
     


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