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Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by chorse123, Nov 26, 2004.

  1. MilanoStyle

    MilanoStyle Distinguished Member

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    i am in.

    since the fourm's color scheme is based on dark red, .. why do not we choose textured dark red silk fabric for the tie?
     


  2. Roy

    Roy Distinguished Member

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    That could be indeed a very nice colour.
     


  3. aybojs

    aybojs Senior Member

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    Just for the sake of adding to the possibilities, I'll throw out a suggestion for a "bottle green" tie. I'm sure those who have been around enough know the deal on that one, plus green's my favorite color, and IMHO more appealing than a simple red.
     


  4. HitMan009

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    (MilanoStyle @ 26 Nov. 2004, 8:36) i am in. since the fourm's color scheme is based on dark red, .. why do not we choose textured dark red silk fabric for the tie?
    That could be indeed a very nice colour.
    How about a self-striping silk red tie, 7-fold of course. Preferably in a darker red color no doubt. I think bar width of 1/2" to 9/16" would be nice with the stripes running from up on the left side down to the right side.
     


  5. VMan

    VMan Distinguished Member

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    Why don't members submit their ideas here, by making a simple tie design using MS Paint or a similar program. Also, describe whether the pattern is matte or shiny. We could get a consensus going of the best 8 or 10 patterns posted, then create a poll for registered users to narrow it down to top 3, then vote on those three to find the winner. How does that sound?
     


  6. j

    j (stands for Jerk) Admin

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    That's about what I was expecting. And/or, find a picture of a tie similar to your suggestions and post the link, noting any suggested modifications.
     


  7. HitMan009

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    [​IMG] Something on the lines of this. I would narrow the border lines though. See how there is a fine line between the border line. I would use only one side of it as the thickness of the border line. This tie appears to be decently shiny but I have always preferred a nice sheen on my ties.
     


  8. gorgekko

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    Count me in -- assuming I like the tie of course :) I rather like HitMan009's example.

    A marvelous idea.
     


  9. BjornH

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    If I can reiterate my suggestion: I think we should (in a perfect world) try to decide on a criteria/design objectives for the tie and work out the details at later stages.

    I'll make a stab at it..

    1) Something that looks good, but preferably timeless
    2) Something that can be worn by all age groups
    3) Easily recognizable (it's a secret handshake after all)
    4) Top quality
    5) Cooperative color scheme: Goes well with white and medium/light blue shirts

    I like the repp idea. It has many of these qualities, if done right. The only downside is that it has to have a number of colors, and each color has to be timeless. This also makes it difficult to coordinate with patterned shirts.

    Let's follow this through.

    B
     


  10. 1Dgaf

    1Dgaf Senior Member

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    Would this be expensive? It'd be ironic if it was, considering how much we like bargains.

    Would the money go to funding the site? Also, would one have to be a member of the forum to buy, or could lurkers buy too? Would there be a minimum number of posts someone would need to buy it?
     


  11. drizzt3117

    drizzt3117 Stylish Dinosaur

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    I like something along the lines of this: [​IMG] the similarity with ernest's cufflinks is completely unintentional.
     


  12. AlanC

    AlanC Minister of Trad

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    Since the suggestion was made for a grenadine, how about a patterned/striped grenadine? That's certainly something not commonly seen although Polo currently has offerings..
     


  13. STYLESTUDENT

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    I'd like Drizzt's two stripe tie (but navy/burgundy) or a solid dark burgundy grenadine. Or even a bottle green grenadine.That would probably go with both a medium gray suit and a navy blazer, which would be common to most forum members. You might need a poll (not only for design choice but also to determine level of interest). I'd also suggest pre-orders, to avoid unsold inventory unless the supplier has other outlets. Alternatively, to avoid 100 or so individual differing posts, you might solicit a couple of the more respected and active members to narrow down the poll selections (just for two examples, Manton and A Harris, but Andrew I bet would select a bottle green ). Great excuse to buy another tie. Â [​IMG]
     


  14. Alexander Kabbaz

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    OMG. Y'all MUST be kidding. I was under the impression that this forum was embarked upon a serious discussion of gentlemens' style - albeit with an appropriate injection of humor and an occasional troll-bashing. If this thread is for real, let me add a few suggestions of my own: 1] In my art school, I teach the hand-making of (hopefully) stunning dichroic glass cufflinks. With a bit of design work, we could find a way to embed the SF logo into the glass. 2] As you probably know, I am a Zimmerli distributor. If enough members were interested, I could have Zimmerli do a private label run where the waistband of the briefs read 'Style Forum' instead of 'Zimmerli'. Why, we could even have the waistband woven in a grenadine (or bottle green) rep pattern. 3] Finally, referring back to the 'Where do you keep your collar stays' thread of a couple months back, how 'bout this: We could have bottle green Tupperware containers custom-made with grenadine colored rep-striped lids and individual sections for various length collar stays. I'll say it again - with no apologies for my wet-blanketedness: This Billionaire Boys Club thing has gone too far. You MUST be kidding.
     


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    Can Chuck get us some collar stays in bottle green MOP? [​IMG]
     


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