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New & Lingwood ties

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by literasyme, Jan 18, 2010.

  1. Film Noir Buff

    Film Noir Buff Senior member

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    Yes, they are ugly as sin.
    Well, I am the Devil, after all [​IMG]
     
  2. Film Noir Buff

    Film Noir Buff Senior member

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    I've occasionally seen the newscaster Mark Austin on news at Ten wearing Duchamp ties. John Sargent's another as are John Snow and David Dimbleby who chairs Question Time. They seem quite popular with those who work in media. This is Dimbleby Not sure if this is actually a Duchamp, but you get the picture. [​IMG] edit: Joshman beat me to it:
    Jon Snow also wears Victoria Richards ties which are hawt: Beautiful ties
     
  3. literasyme

    literasyme Senior member

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    Well, I am the Devil, after all [​IMG]

    I don't know about that, but you're certainly at the ready to deposit your droppings in any thread that catches your attention. How did this become about the ugliness of Duchamp ties and the supposed complexes of people who don't like them?
     
  4. aportnoy

    aportnoy Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Well, I am the Devil, after all [​IMG]

    You mean this guy?

    [​IMG]
     
  5. mafoofan

    mafoofan Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Before the credit crunch anyone who's anyone in London, certainly from Tony Blair to hedge fund guys to regional news presenters, wore Duchamp ties as an in thing.
    The same can be said of Hermes ties and New York City. In both cases, the ties are hideous. When "anyone who's anyone" wears a particular thing, it's usually because they are desperate to suggest they are someone.
     
  6. George

    George Senior member

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    Jon Snow also wears Victoria Richards ties which are hawt:

    Beautiful ties


    Mark Austin is interesting because he tends to wear them under a chalkstripe. Brilliant.
     
  7. literasyme

    literasyme Senior member

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    I don't know that that's true in the case of Duchamp in England. Hermes is different. Loud ties and red socks go sort of hand in hand. I see them as the long-term effects of a youth spent in school uniforms.
     
  8. joshman

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    I've occasionally seen the newscaster Mark Austin on news at Ten wearing Duchamp ties. John Sargent's another as are John Snow and David Dimbleby who chairs Question Time. They seem quite popular with those who work in media.

    This is Dimbleby Not sure if this is actually a Duchamp, but you get the picture.

    [​IMG]

    edit: Joshman beat me to it:


    Well let me tell you one insider thing.
    Peter Mandelson always claims he's the first one who wore Duchamp. This is the story goes around Westminster.
    To be honest I sometimes find the colours too strong in real life but on tv they look real good.
     
  9. George

    George Senior member

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    Well let me tell you one insider thing.
    Peter Mandelson always claims he's the first one who wore Duchamp. This is the story goes around Westminster.
    To be honest I sometimes find the colours too strong in real life but on tv they look real good.


    Peter Meddlesome would get where shit couldn't get. I hate Duchamp now....!!!
     
  10. literasyme

    literasyme Senior member

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    Jon Snow also wears Victoria Richards ties which are hawt: Beautiful ties
    This is wonderful:
    I wonder what the tie-equivalent of a snowflake might look like. Delicate? Unobtrusive? Intricately wrought? Something with a light touch? No. It's this: [​IMG] Seriously? I mean, you're free to like this sort of thing, but to claim some kind of special aesthetic place for it is a little benighted. It looks like it's made from a pair of velvet leggings, c. 1984.
     
  11. George

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    I don't know that that's true in the case of Duchamp in England. Hermes is different. Loud ties and red socks go sort of hand in hand. I see them as the long-term effects of a youth spent in school uniforms.

    That quite an astute observation. Are you British?
     
  12. literasyme

    literasyme Senior member

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    No, but I spent my undergraduate years and beyond there. And for the record, I like red socks.
     
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    George Senior member

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    No, but I spent my undergraduate years and beyond there. And for the record, I like red socks.

    You have my deepest sympathies. Hope you've recovered.
     
  14. literasyme

    literasyme Senior member

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    Heh. Does one ever? Though I feel like the neuroses I acquired have a certain optional quality to them; they're certainly dormant while I'm here, but easily reactivated once I get off a place at Heathrow.
     
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    The same can be said of Hermes ties and New York City. In both cases, the ties are hideous. When "anyone who's anyone" wears a particular thing, it's usually because they are desperate to suggest they are someone.

    foof, please do a quick search on Mark Austin, John Sargent, Jon Snow and David Dimbleby, as George mentioned. And also Tony Blair and Peter Mandelson in case you don't have a clue who these 2 are.

    Those guys are big hitters. They ain't desperate to suggest they're someones like mafoofans or joshmans.
     
  16. Film Noir Buff

    Film Noir Buff Senior member

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    You mean this guy? [​IMG]
    Yup, that's me...
     
  17. Film Noir Buff

    Film Noir Buff Senior member

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    This is wonderful: I wonder what the tie-equivalent of a snowflake might look like. Delicate? Unobtrusive? Intricately wrought? Something with a light touch? No. It's this: [​IMG] Seriously? I mean, you're free to like this sort of thing, but to claim some kind of special aesthetic place for it is a little benighted. It looks like it's made from a pair of velvet leggings, c. 1984.
    My lips are sealed [​IMG]
     
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    Not really a problem. In fact, the very malleability of the N&L tie I was wearing today prompted the question:

    [​IMG]

    That's at the end of the afternoon, but the knot held a nicely defined dimple for most of the day.


    I respect your tolerance, but to me your photo does not represent a dimple that has held
    for most of the day.
     
  19. literasyme

    literasyme Senior member

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    The simple answer is that you're mistaking tenses: I didn't say it had held, I said it did hold. By the time the photo was taken, slippage had occurred. In any case, I suspect I favour a less concrete-cast knot than some of my fellow SFers, and don't really care where the dimple falls as long as something's happening below the know, as it were.
     
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    Duchamp is very English.
    I bet some of the so-called senior members here would say they are ugly in the extreme.
    Because they have complexes but a lot of other members including many non posting readers love that sort of thing. And, many mainstream Americans love Duchamp ties.
    Yes, they are ugly as sin.
    ...the ties are hideous.
    Ah ... Style Forum ... amusingly predictable.

    For the record this senior member is not a fan. Although he recoginzes how those who are less traditionally inclined might be.
     

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