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Soporific Tie Pr0n

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Manton, Feb 18, 2009.

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  1. apropos

    apropos Senior member

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    see through is nice on a grenadine
    Actually, it just looks weird.

    Very nice, NOBD.
     


  2. Ich_Dien

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    Cashmere unlined, self-tipped:

    [​IMG]


    I likey!
     


  3. NOBD

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    Actually, it just looks weird.

    Very nice, NOBD.


    Thanks, apropos. It's definitely see-through, btw, but I don't think you'll see much of it when it's flat against your body, if you know what I mean.
     


  4. Manton

    Manton RINO Dubiously Honored

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    I am glad that this thread is still more or less on track. You people have good taste, or most of you.
     


  5. apropos

    apropos Senior member

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    Thanks, apropos. It's definitely see-through, btw, but I don't think you'll see much of it when it's flat against your body, if you know what I mean.
    You are most welcome. I know exactly what you mean, and I apologise for (by replying to TD) appearing to be making a fuss about one of my idiosyncracies. The SH rolled tips are swell, and look to be better than those on my LBs. Much closer, much neater, and perhaps a little more subtle. One more thing - beware the snags! Grenadines are quite susceptible to this.
     


  6. TheTukker

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    Very happy. The colour is much deeper and more vivid than I expected, and it's beautifully made. I'll do a proper fit pic (with a different shirt) another time, but I had to try it on yesterday:

    [​IMG]


    Very nice NOBD - is that a FIH?
     


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    You are most welcome.

    I know exactly what you mean, and I apologise for (by replying to TD) appearing to be making a fuss about one of my idiosyncracies. The SH rolled tips are swell, and look to be better than those on my LBs. Much closer, much neater, and perhaps a little more subtle.


    No need for an apology at all. I'm not a tie expert, so I hadn't really thought about the "see-throughness"...

    The rolls are indeed great. My gf has made some pocket squares in the past, so I kind of know how difficult it is to get them this neat, especially in the corners (in this case, the point of the tie).


    One more thing - beware the snags! Grenadines are quite susceptible to this.

    Thanks, I hope I can prevent those.



    Very nice NOBD - is that a FIH?

    Thanks, Lonneker. Yes, FIH.
     


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    ^ Nice tie, jrd.
    I likey!
    Midnight blue pindot snoozer: [​IMG]
     


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    ^ Not 100% sure all those are really soporific, but most are nice.

    Which ones do you feel are not soporific?
     


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    Which ones do you feel are not soporific?

    1,6, and 7 are not soporific to me.
     


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    [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]

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    Superb tie
     


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    1,6, and 7 are not soporific to me.

    6 perhaps pushes the boundaries, so
    I understand that- photo makes it appear brighter than IRL, though.

    Do you question 1 and 7 because of the pink elements? For me, pink excluded, they seem like textbook examples of a soporific print and woven neat pattern, respectively. With the pink, perhaps not textbook, but definitely comfortably within soporific range- perhaps because the individual colors don't stand out so much from a foot away IRL.
     


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    6 perhaps pushes the boundaries, so
    I understand that- photo makes it appear brighter than IRL, though.

    Do you question 1 and 7 because of the pink elements? For me, pink excluded, they seem like textbook examples of a soporific print and woven neat pattern, respectively. With the pink, perhaps not textbook, but definitely comfortably within soporific range- perhaps because the individual colors don't stand out so much from a foot away IRL.


    For me, its the size of the decorations, and the woven silk as opposed to a printed silk twill.
     


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    Very nice tie, NOBD.

    My next tie purchase will be something very similar [​IMG]
     


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    For me, its the size of the decorations, and the woven silk as opposed to a printed silk twill.
    To me, these are some things which make soporific ties soporific: - design
    • in general, the less design the better
    • when present, classic design elements - e.g. dots, paisleys, stripes, etc
    • smaller pattern scale > larger pattern scale
    • printed designs > woven designs
    • texture plays an important element in better examples
    - colours
    • no bright colours as major design elements, only as accents
    • sombre/darker colors predominate
    • as a rule of thumb, not more than 4 colours in total
    - finish/material
    • matte finish - this gives an inherent advantage to wool/wool blends I suppose
    • no fine satins, unless maybe in dark colours - I don't know, I just find solid satins generally gauche; I cannot think of a situation where a satin would not be improved by substituting with a fine twill
    Not a comprehensive list by any stretch of the imagination and of course there are (rare) exceptions, but it's just my 0.02.
     


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