Super Narrow Ties

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  1. Gatsby

    Gatsby Senior member

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    Just wanted to see what the consensus was.. It appears that they are still manufacturing a lot here in Japan, though no one appears to be wearing them... I admit I had succumbed and bought two early last year, but I rarely wear them anymore.
     


  2. Mike C.

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    How narrow are we talking here? I only wear 3" ties. 3.5" is too fat for me. However the new Jil Sander 1.5" ties are a bit ridiculous.
     


  3. LA Guy

    LA Guy Opposite Santa Staff Member Admin Moderator

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    They are in as long as guys like Bloc Party keep wearing them and 60's style slim suits. I'm like Mike C. on this one. A slimmish tie (3" or so) looks decent), but a good (or at least interesting) idea taken too far becomes a bad idea. I vote in because it is *trendy* at the moment, not because I necessarily endorse the trend.
     


  4. Brian SD

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    Well said... I agree, although I do prefer *slightly* skinnier.. 2.5" - 3" is ideal for me. Any more and I just look stupid, as I'm practically a stick anyway (working on fixing this, though). Bloc Party was on the OC last week. It's started already. I've never seen them in suits but I believe that they rock them from time to time now that they've been swallowed by the NME media monster.
     


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    ties should be in proportion to lapels, which in turn should be in proportion to the suit itself.
     


  6. shoreman1782

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    Was Bloc Party on the OC? That explains a lot - saw em in DC this weekend - never seen so many popped collars and miniskirts at the Black Cat, or people trying to have their pictures taken with a band. They were not wearing ties. The Ponys rocked a lot harder anyway.

    There were some indie-d out kids wearing skinny ties at the show. I look pretty stupid in a casual tie period, and real dumb in a skinny tie at work. I file them - with cardigans - as good for the rail thin hipster, not good for most guys.
     


  7. Mike C.

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    Trust me, no one who would wear a skinny tie is doing so with a Zegna suit.
     


  8. LA Guy

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    I agree with that about skinny ties and suits with wide lapels, but not the reverse. I actually think that a big thick tie with a largish (but not comically so) knot makes a pretty interesting contrast with skinny lapels. Not every guy can pull this off though... *really* helps to be Japanese (any Asian ethnicity is okay, but Japanese dudes tend to pull this off best), Italian (damn those guys) and (pretty much goes without saying) tall and thin.
     


  9. Brian SD

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    Go to Misshapes in NYC or Club Bang. in LA, and you'll be shitting skinny ties for a month. I knew the Bloc Party hype was gonna start sooner than later, but not this soon, and not in this scale. I loathe the OC. You can read this funny story I wrote. You might get a kick out of it.
     


  10. LA Guy

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    Oh, forgot to add Interpol as well - every East Village and Williamsburg dude wants to be in Interpol - scientific fact.
     


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    I hate them, I think they look dorky. In my opinion they're good for cubicle office workers with stubble on their face, greasy comb overs, shortsleeved dress shirts, 2nd hand dockers, and shoes from payless.

    But, that's just me.
     


  12. Brian SD

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    hahahahaha. Yep.
     


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    So you're wild wiskey on superfuture. And I still like Bloc Party (don't worry, I've liked them since january).
     


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    I definately have quite a few skinny ties (because you can get 50 of them for 20 bucks on ebay), however I'm really digging Jack Spade's take on the tie. In between both extremes, I believe they're 2.5" wide. Nice designs, too: look
     


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    Quite cool. I am digging this as well.
     


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