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thoughts on this tie

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by kmwrestle, Jul 16, 2008.

  1. edmorel

    edmorel Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    That tie should be sent to The Hague and tried for it's crime against humanity.
     
  2. cvac

    cvac Senior member

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    I don't care for the tie, but depending on your work environment, you may be able to wear it. I would wear a dark suit and plain light blue shirt to tone it down a bit.
     
  3. WestIndianArchie

    WestIndianArchie Senior member

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    It's not as horrible as people are making it to be, but SF skews towards "classic" (ie conservative business dress - starting out attorneys and i-bankers) stripes and solids, with fancy construction (7 fold)

    SF is all about expensive subtlety (especially when gotten @ bargain basement prices whilst on a business in Brussels)
     
  4. 82-Greg

    82-Greg Senior member

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    Not for me personally. However, I dress fairly conservatively and am middle aged (still, I think its hard to remember...)

    If your work environment fits, it could go with any solid color suit. The old rule is 2 plain and 1 fancy. In this case the tie qualifies as at least fancy.

    Nonetheless, I see an advantages to the tie. It won't be vary hard to find a complementary pocket square!
     
  5. sho'nuff

    sho'nuff Senior member

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    it is not a tie i would personally wear. i dont think it is pretty or handsome at all.
     
  6. Victor123

    Victor123 Well-Known Member

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    I agree. I like it.

    Agreed.[​IMG]
     
  7. HORNS

    HORNS Senior member

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    I wore this really bright wild rag one day this horseygirl gave me for fixing her horse's head tossing ( I merely released the upper bar from it's keeper on a full cheek snaffle.) I was wearing it, leaning against the pasture rail when my horse Bad Bob slipped up, grabbed the rag in his mouth and sat down like he was a quarterhorse doing a reining slide stop. I'm choking to death and grabbing for my sheepsfoot emergency knife when my riding partner ran up, grabbed the Spyderco and cut me free. I was gasping for air, considering retrieving the old .44 russian New Service out of my tack box and give Old Bob a warning shot between his ears.My rescuer ( the other cowboy) said ' dammit, that girl gave 3 of you guys those rags and two of them had horses squirt out from underneath for no reason at all and now this. I rolled over to see Bob stomping the rag into oblivion. I 'Vet' all my ties now, using that famed adage ' If it doesn't frighten the horses.'Sometimes you just have to throw a tie on and see what happens.[​IMG]

    A Clockwork Orange meets All Creatures Great and Small?
     
  8. neyus

    neyus Senior member

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    The tie reminds me of my younger days when me and my friends used to go to thrift stores and seek out the most ugly and hideous ties we could find. The ties we would get were usually 100% polyester and have a blade width of around 4 1/2- 5 inches and we used to deliberately tie very wide knots, so that the knot would end up being the size of a fist.
     
  9. yachtie

    yachtie Senior member

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    It's not as horrible as people are making it to be, but SF skews towards "classic" (ie conservative business dress - starting out attorneys and i-bankers) stripes and solids, with fancy construction (7 fold)

    SF is all about expensive subtlety (especially when gotten @ bargain basement prices whilst on a business in Brussels)


    Oh, I wouldn't say that. I've been known to wear these:http://www.pancaldities.com/
     
  10. Caomhanach

    Caomhanach Senior member

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    Reread my post while playing either Stravinsky's The Right of Spring or Ravel's Bolero . Looking at a $10- no $9.99 tie online and garnering learned opinion is one thing and certainly worthwhile.But you can learn more just wearing the thing. If clouds form like Close Encounters of the Third Kind or Beagles growl like Rottweilers you can just take it off and swing by the Goodwill. Sometimes the universe tells you these things, like those three horses.[​IMG]
     
  11. True North

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    I would definitely not wear this tie to work (I'm a banker though), although you could pull if off in a social setting... it could even be a conversation piece. I would say being able to look ok in this tie is totally contingent on your personality. If you are funny/social, its doable.
     
  12. theprince00

    theprince00 Member

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    Well it's definitely not a geometric based tie, but a diagonal patterned circle tie. Which by the sound & look of it is [​IMG] strange at first glance. I don't see it working with any particular outfit as the design is simply too much. Just my thoughts.
     

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