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whnay.'s good taste thread

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Manton, Jul 30, 2012.

  1. CaymanS

    CaymanS Senior member

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    Trust me, the back blade hanging 6 inches low like a silk cock is totally intentional - do not feel sorry for this man, as if he got some sort of raw deal with a RTW tie, an innocent buyer who got home and said "oh my bosh, the back blade is crazy long". No. The man's suit is bespoke; his tie may very well be bespoke as well. In any event, nobody does the silk cock look unintentionally - this is the "it took me a full hour to get this 'devil may care' look" at its finest.
     
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  2. RDiaz

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    That seems strange. I wear my pants even higher (I like a snug crotch, elongates the legs), and I'm just 5'7", with a 15 inch neck; yet I usually get just 3-4 inches of extra material if I tie a FIH on RTW ties. And I like my tie knots rather tight too. [​IMG]
     
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  3. sugarbutch

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    :uhoh:
     
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    don't knock a tight knot until you try it.
     
  5. sugarbutch

    sugarbutch Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    You make a good point. How else is one to get a snug crotch but with a tight knot? :teach:
     
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  6. RDiaz

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    Jezus, you're evil. You forced me to edit teh poast [​IMG]
     
  7. sugarbutch

    sugarbutch Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    What? You don't stand by your words? Have you no honor, sir? :fence:
     
  8. RDiaz

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    I fear standing by my words when there's dirty minded individuals around [​IMG]
     
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  9. Willin

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    [​IMG]
     
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  10. Loathing

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    I think "silk cock" should be the de jure new epithet for a tie.
     
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  12. in stitches

    in stitches Senior member Moderator

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    i was equally confused.


    this was really good.



    i see we are on the same schedule.


    only you ed. so glad you are here.


    FTFY
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    as to tie length, i always tie a half windsor, im 5'10, and i have never had an issue with the back clade being too long. #jusayin
     
  13. NOBD

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    Sorry to quote myself and get back to this, but here's an illustration of what I mean. A casual fit (don't be scared) in grayscale:

    [​IMG]

    The tonal contrast between jacket, sweater and jeans seems quite low.

    But there's plenty of colour and textural contrast (even if you leave out the dark/light shirt):

    [​IMG]
     
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    Grass is always greener. I'm tall, and after discovering SF and Hober, Capelli, Marinella, I sold everyone of my ties (too short) and started replacing with proper length ones. Every season I see Ed's ties and can't get them. Also, I can't find a source for bespoke knit ties.
     
  17. in stitches

    in stitches Senior member Moderator

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    that makes me :(
     
  18. Hayward

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    Well, Land's end has good quality extra long knit ties.

    I have a bunch of these as I used to be fat. Now they're too long and I have to use a Windsor with them. Which stretches them of course.

    Somebody talk to Hober.
     
  19. Cary Greezy

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    *waits patiently for Illuminatti to have a field day with VictorSF's outfits* [​IMG]
     

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