Tie basics 101

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Ennius, Sep 18, 2013.

  1. Ennius

    Ennius Senior member

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    What do folks think of the red and yellow power ties? I see many in finance.

    I adtually have one of each myself and wear the yellow on occassion
     


  2. Flyswatter

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    Except for the first one, those are pretty terrible choices IMO.
     
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  3. archibaldleach

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    I generally dislike red ties. Most of the times burgundy just looks better IMO. I have a yellow grenadine tie that may get used once a year. A nice change of pace but not a staple.
     


  4. archibaldleach

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    ^Last two are not bad but there is way too much emphasis on stripes. The first one would look 10x better on a light blue shirt and the second one does not look promising.
     


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    Hey I saw this thread and wanted to see if I could get some advice. I have been spending the last two months trying to acquire all the staples items I can, in as high a quality as I possible (I spent the last two years buying everything but staple items [sf noob period])

    Here is a list of 5 ties I am looking to pick up. This forum seems to like sam hober, so I was looking at their selection, however if someone has a better recommendation please let me know. I find I am starting to wear ties a lot more now but so far I have been all over the place with tie selection.

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  7. Flyswatter

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    First three are excellent. Fourth is questionable. The last one... :puzzled: And yes, Hober is awesome.
     


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    Ya its the 4th one I am not sure about, I am looking for a patterned silver, any suggestions on a better one.

    The last one is not the greatest, but I figure I might as well wear the regimental tie of my regiment. I can't even find a good pic of a guy wearing one.

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  9. cptjeff

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    ' If that's indeed your regiment, than wear that tie with gusto, and it absolutely should be in your top five. For most of us, while it's a cool design, it's a bit further down the list. If you're looking for silver, plaid Prince of Wales, like this one from Hober, is a good bet. [​IMG]
     


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    Definitely don't worry about wearing your regimental tie with pride. The 4th tie isn't bad in my opinion, but I think a basic silver / grey grenadine, diamond weave or oxford weave might be better. If you really want a patterned one, the plaid POW suggested above is great.
     


  11. Ennius

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    I see nothing wrong with the 4th tie. It looks to me like a Macclesfield, a traditional English pattern: http://www.styleforum.net/t/9336/of-macclesfield-ties-fudge-welts
     


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    I believe I own the first 4 ties that Ennius lists. I have posted a pic of the 4th one in action in the Hober thread. I certainly respect the opinions of Archibaldleach and Flyswatter, but I think your #4 is a worthy tie in any collection.

    Ennius, you will find literally no love (and lots of hate) for red ties on this forum. Personally, I like them and wear them as part of my regular rotation and make no apologies for doing so. If you like 'em, then get 'em and wear 'em. Just know that internet bullets will fly your way if you post any pic of a red tie. :devil:
     


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    + infinity :nodding:
     


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