Too Many Ties

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by bafe, Jul 15, 2012.

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    Maybe some better pics of the ties? Also, Threadbearer started a good thread about the culling of his ties where he posted pictures of his assortment and members chimed in to either toss or keep, so you might want post there for some other critique.
     
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    I was thinking of starting a similar post. Posting a picture of each tie and asking for advice. At the end, I decided not to do it, because no one knows my tastes as well as I do.
     
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    We might. :)
     
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    A quick look at [FONT=verdana, tahoma, arial, sans-serif]the post you mentioned and I dare say my taste in neckties is not as distant from the approved SF necktie aesthetic as I thought, apart from my love for brigthly striped repp ties.[/FONT]
     
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    We need a smartphone app to help thrifters: the user uploads the picture directly from the store and gets a SF approved rating in minutes.
     
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    I don't understand how anyone can enjoy preloved items?

    Stop going to the thrift store and chuck out/ give to a younger family member all your ties.
     
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    You probably enjoy the advantages of a steady disposable income.
     
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    It's not only that... I would buy used clothes to see the size, for brands that I can't find in stores. However, it's all about excess. If it's cheap, it doesn't mean to indulge. I think that's my point. I know of a person who has a very large collection of cheap watches. He could very well 1) Buy less 2) Buy a couple of good ones. But it's his hobby.
     
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    You have correctly identified the problem with thrifting. You tend to get used to get everything for next to nothing, so you do not consider your purchases very througly. It leads to overfilled wardrobes with only a few good items being worn. I'm currently in the process of restructuring my thrifting habits:
    -Buy only items that fit or that can be easily altered, since I can't afford a tailor
    -Sell the good ones that do no fitt perfectly and I've only bought "because they were cheap". This applies in particular to shoes.
    -Get rid of the hideous stuff I bought when I started thrifting.
    -Buy a sewing machine and relearn how to perform simple alterations/repairs.
     
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    You have to wear them, so you decide which you still like: No one here can. When you have burn some.
     
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    Burning does not look a very sensible solution to me. I think I'll try to use the fabric to make a bowtie, just for fun.
     
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    I've got more than 25 neckties. Don't feel bad. BTW, those neckties pictured look liked the ones that the late Trevor Bannister would wear as Mr. Lucas on Are You Being Served? in the 1970s.
     
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    Personally I take pleasure in wearing all sorts of ties. So for me, one can never have enough ties - greys, beiges..they're all welcome to me.
     
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    Disagree. Sometimes 'meh' clothes serve a purpose. Traveling, for instance.
     
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    For my part i have more than 30 ties and i am wearing ties everyday. The color of your ties is not good at all, to me ties should be shinny and sophisticated. You should look for some yellow shades, light green shades, blue and navy shades, bodeaux/burgundy, if you like non shinny pink etc.
     

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