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Paisley Tie Porn

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by itsstillmatt, Mar 26, 2008.

  1. EasyGoing

    EasyGoing Senior member

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    The only ones I like are the ones where you have to look closely to see that the pattern is paisley, which I think explains why I only have one (a gift) and never wear it.
     
  2. robin

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    Some of these are really, really awful. You know who you are. If you insist I name names, I will.
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    Manton,

    What type of paisley tie would you suggest wearing with this paisley coat?

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  3. Manton

    Manton Senior member Dubiously Honored

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  4. overdog

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    Some of these are really, really awful. You know who you are. If you insist I name names, I will.

    I'm curious as to which ones you don't like. It seems as if taste in paisleys vary widely through the forum, even among the sartorially knowledgable.

    Here is another one I like, one of my own.

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  5. Willsw

    Willsw Senior member

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    I oft admire the intricate persian pickles, but when it comes to wearing it out of the house I just cannot manage. I think a more widely spaced, pool-of-sperm look would be more my style.
     
  6. whoopee

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  7. Manton

    Manton Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    OK, to whom should I send my next opthamologist bill?
     
  8. Metlin

    Metlin Senior member

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    Aren't the spread out designs on a solid field known as 'pines'?

    Here's a dandy:

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    More to come! [​IMG]


    Feisty!

    I'd probably wear it on an evening out with the boys at the local pub.
     
  9. appolyon

    appolyon Senior member

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    I have just had a revelation that I do not own nearly as much paisley as I should! ... there goes that bank balance again for this month! [​IMG]
     
  10. Metlin

    Metlin Senior member

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    [​IMG]

    Ike Behar, XMI, PS, H&B, H&B


    I love the three right-most ones.

    Smaller paisley patterns just remind me of protozoa. [​IMG]
     
  11. Mark from Plano

    Mark from Plano Senior member

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    Just wanted to point out to everyone that according to this very well thought out essay(http://www.styleforum.net/showpost.p...&postcount=75), the very act of posting in this thread indicates that you lack any style. With that aside, here are my photos:

    Ties:
    Talbott Best of Class (debatable as applied to this tie), Isaia 7-fold, Harolds (people from the South know this store):
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    OK. I put the first one in principally as a joke. My wife refers to it as the velvet Elvis painting. Obviously someone at Robert Talbott was having a bad day.


    Let's don't leave out pocket squares (some of my favorite pocket squares):
    Clockwise from top left: Unknown, Kent Wang, Robert Talbott.
    [​IMG]
     
  12. breakfasteatre

    breakfasteatre Senior member

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    im not too big on the paisly tie version of peter north's finishing move
     
  13. robin

    robin Senior member

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    im not too big on the paisly tie version of peter north's finishing move
    You jerk. I wish I didn't google that... [​IMG]
     
  14. thinman

    thinman Senior member

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    I'll play. Here's my modest collection of paisley ties. [​IMG] #1 on the far left is courtesy of AlanC. Edit: Let's not get started on paisley pocket squares; they're easy to find and easy to coordinate with ties, shirts, etc.
     
  15. greekonomist

    greekonomist Senior member

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    I have a couple paisley ties, and I'll try to snap some photos to contribute here tomorrow. FWIW, I'd rather wear iammatt's maligned cream paisley than most of what's been posted since he began this thread.
     
  16. Metlin

    Metlin Senior member

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    Ties: Talbott Best of Class (debatable as applied to this tie), Isaia 7-fold, Harolds (people from the South know this store): http://i231.photobucket.com/albums/e...n/WAYWN099.jpg OK. I put the first one in principally as a joke. My wife refers to it as the velvet Elvis painting. Obviously someone at Robert Talbott was having a bad day. Let's don't leave out pocket squares (some of my favorite pocket squares): Clockwise from top left: Unknown, Kent Wang, Robert Talbott. http://i231.photobucket.com/albums/e...n/WAYWN100.jpg
    Mark, those are beautiful. I especially love the first tie - that just looks fantastic. And to say that I am jealous of your pocket squares would be an understatement -- the white one is alright, but the other too (especially the left-most one) are simply fabulous. Any ideas on where I could find pocket squares like those? Thanks.
     
  17. Mark from Plano

    Mark from Plano Senior member

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    Mark, those are beautiful. I especially love the first tie that just looks fantastic.

    And to say that I am jealous of your pocket squares would be an understatement -- the white one is alright, but the other too (especially the left-most one) are simply fabulous.

    Any ideas on where I could find pocket squares like those?

    Thanks.


    Thanks. I get most of my PS whereever I find them. The bottom one was from Nordstroms. Not sure where I got the top left one from. Probably Saks or Barneys or Nordies.

    Kent Wangs are here: http://www.kentwang.com/catalog.php
     
  18. Connemara

    Connemara Senior member

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    A few from my closet. [​IMG]
     
  19. EL72

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    Interesting thread as I have been on somewhat of a paisley buying spree lately. I hadn't owned one in years and bought 3-4 recently, including this Battistoni from chorse (I'll take pics of the others tomorrow).

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    Here is a vintage Dior tie I inherited from my grandfather:

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  20. robin

    robin Senior member

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    I fear we're going to blind Manton, if not put him into shock. I do love that Dior tie however - how old do you think it is?
     

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