Tie colors

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  1. hopkins_student

    hopkins_student Senior member

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    What do you think is the maximum number of colors that should be included in a tie? If I see more than five colors in a tie, regardless of the pattern, I think that there is way too much going on. Any thoughts?
     
  2. Bradford

    Bradford Current Events Moderator

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    Isn't that like asking what the maximum number of colors that should be in a painting. Basically, I consider a tie to be a work of art, so all that really matters is, do I like it and does it look good with my outfit?

    As to counting the number of colors, it never even occurred to me to do that.

    Bradford
     
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    shqiptar Well-Known Member

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    The most elegant ties don't have more than three dominating colors.
     
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    But, with more colors, you have a greater chance of being able to match it to different shirts and suits.
     
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    I think you have to evaluate this on a tie by tie basis. I have a couple of Duchamps micro-floral ties that have at least five colors and I think they look gorgeous. Larger patterns may not be able to pull it off, however. It may just look too busy.
     
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    mrgoblueguy Senior member

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    Who really cares how many colors are in a tie? Wear what you like and what you think looks good. I have solid color ties and ties with over 5 colors and really don't care because I like them.
     
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    What is this avatar?
     
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    j (stands for Jerk) Admin

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    Hmm, I thought he looked rather Nazi-like. Well, enough of that.
     
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    MICHAEL WITTMANN (1914-1944), proud son of the Bavarian village of Vogelthal and winner of the coveted Knight's Cross with Oakleaves and Swords, has to go down as one of the greatest, if not the greatest, exponent of the art of armoured warfare in the modern era.

    During his many campaigns both on the Eastern front and in the West, Wittmann was to make a name for himself with his exceptional skill and bravery, and was highly respected both by friend and foe alike. His exploits during the Normandy campaign of 1944 in particular were to elevate him to the status of a legend.

    This site is dedicated to this matchless warrior, who like many others in the Waffen-SS has been posthumously tarred with the sweeping brush wielded at the Nürnberg courts. It is part of an attempt not to whitewash the wartime record of the Waffen-SS nor rehabilitate the ideology on which it was founded, but to bring the contemporary historical record in line with the facts. Michael Wittmann, like the vast majority of his compatriots in the Waffen-SS, had nothing to do with war crimes or atrocities: he was simply a soldier like any other - Ein Soldat wie die Anderen auch.
     
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    FIHTies Senior member Affiliate Vendor

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    Poor "sweepingly tarred" guy, just following orders ...(like the vast majority of his compatriots...)while unbeknownst to him, his country wiped out millions in a grab for world control.

    Anybody here read "The Apt Pupil" by Stephen King?

    JJF
     
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    "Poor "sweepingly tarred" guy, just following orders ...(like the vast majority of his compatriots...)while unbeknownst to him, his country wiped out millions in a grab for world control."


    The guy who pressed the "bombs away" button in the Enola Gay killed thousands of innocent Japanese civilians. We say he was a hero, the Japanese could easily consider him more evil that the worst Nazi. He would probably say, "I was just following orders."

    But had that bomb not been dropped I would most likely not be here because my father, like many other WW 2 soldiers fighting the Germans, were to be send to invade Japan after they were finished in the ETO.

    I admire and respect Wittman for his incredible skill in the art of armored warfare. To dismiss every German soldier as a stereotype Nazi is very shortsighted. Oskar Schindler was a Nazi.

    Perhaps along with popular fiction you should read some history books.
     
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    How many colors did he wear in his ties?
     
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    FIHTies Senior member Affiliate Vendor

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    Just one.

    Red...Blood red.

    On his hands too.

    But, boy was he brilliant.

    Sigh.

    JJF
     
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    jcusey Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Perhaps you should discuss clothing and leave the revisionist garbage for elsewhere.
     

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