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What does your neckwear say about you?

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by AlanC, Mar 29, 2005.

  1. AlanC

    AlanC Senior member

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    I was wasting time at the Robb Report site and came across this quote from bespoke tie maker...er...neck apparel maker John Kochis:
    Okay, if I see someone with a full windsor "they have it all together" doesn't spring to mind. The Duke certainly wore a four-in-hand (I generally use a Prince Albert/Victoria knot, actually, for a bit more knot thickness and length). And an off-center dimple may be chosen for a bit of insouciance. I might think someone with a perfect knot and dimple is simply OCD, not "impeccable". Pardon my rant. Now back to your regularly scheduled forum.
     
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    faustian bargain Senior member

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    my neckwear says 'here is a man who is not wearing a tie.'
     
  3. jester

    jester Senior member

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    Let's not even guess at what Mr. Kochis thinks about men who wear bow ties, however well knotted.
     
  4. Alexis

    Alexis Senior member

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    As with one's watch, one's neckwear should not be capable of speaking, saying things, or telling you the way of the Lord. [​IMG]
     
  5. LA Guy

    LA Guy Opposite Santa Staff Member Admin Moderator

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    I agree with Alexis, but I guess that if my neckwear could talk, it would also say
     
  6. Manton

    Manton Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Mine says "Rules-obsessed corporate drone."
     
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    marc237 Senior member

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    My neckwear says that I am a leader who follows, that I am traditionally contemporary, and that I am meticuously disorganized. My neckwear used to say that it was around the neck of an archer at Agincourt in an earlier life, but the new meds seem to have quieted that voice.
     
  8. AlanC

    AlanC Senior member

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    Uh oh. [​IMG]
     
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    gorgekko Senior member

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    Mine says I look hot.
     
  10. Alexander Kabbaz

    Alexander Kabbaz Senior member

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    My tie talks. It says, "Yeah, Kabbaz, I know me and the 'damn suit jacket' are conspiring to hide parts of your shirt. Grow up."
     
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    imageWIS Senior member

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    "What does your neckwear say about you?" FARMER. [​IMG] Jon.
     
  12. Bergdorf Goodwill

    Bergdorf Goodwill Senior member

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    I'd guess "I am really, really annoying, I like colors, and I know how to tie fairly enormous knots" would be a start.
     
  13. Smooth Jazz

    Smooth Jazz Well-Known Member

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    The comments are quite silly -- but in all fairness, John is one of the best tie makers out there in terms of getting the right blade shape and knot (the ties are truly bespoke as he cuts an individual pattern for each client) -- problem is that he does not have very many quality silks at his disposal
     
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    dorian Senior member

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    [​IMG] DEFinitely FARMER never gets old...
     
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    Will Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    My neckties say I am one of the untogether spread collar and four in hand men referred to by the apparently windsor knotted John Kochis.

    You'd think a custom tiemaker would know that Windsor wore a four in hand with a thick lining, not a windsor knot.
     
  16. Zubberah

    Zubberah Senior member

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    Flamboyant. After all, I love my 20-colour Leonard ties and everyone feels obliged to pass comment on them.

    I personally HATE with a passion the off centre dimple. To me, it is too try hard - do what the style books tell you. Mine is ALWAYS perfectly centred and symmetrical and I don't care what anyone thinks. I'm not sloppy, nor do I want to suggest that erroneously.
     
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    imageWIS Senior member

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    I like the lopsided dimple, that beings from the center and moves with the bowing created in a Windsor or double Windsor tie.

    Jon.
     

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