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whnay.'s good taste thread

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

  1. Cantabrigian

    Cantabrigian Well-Known Member

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    But they used to belong to Nay.

    It's like owning a piece of the meteor.
     
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  2. NOBD

    NOBD Well-Known Member

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    All makes perfect sense now. Thank you, Cantabrigian.
     
  3. in stitches

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    LOL. I don't really care who has owned them. If they look nice, don't look damaged and are for a good price why not consider it?
     
  4. RDiaz

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    I don't get any piling on any of my wool ties, but it's true that knots always look rather messy. I don't know how to describe exactly what they do, but they never seem to look right.
     
  5. unbelragazzo

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    With wool ties my knots are usually thicker because of the thicker fabric bit I wouldn't say messier. Haven't had any piling issues but I've only had the oldest ones a year or so.
     
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  6. aravenel

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    Me neither. Of course, none of them are super fuzzy, so...
     
  7. RDiaz

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    Yep, knots are thicker, but for some reason when I try a double FIH on my wool ties, it ends up sort of askew. Single FIH looks a bit messy too. And the thickness is way too much IMO, ends up looking like cardboard. I think I'm leaning towards Nay and [​IMG]'s dislike of these wool/cashmere/jacketing cloth ties (although they have different reasons for not liking them).

    One of the reasons I am wearing today's tie so often is that all of my available alternatives (besides a navy knit) are wool ties that I don't really enjoy that much anymore. I have a shepherd's check wook+silk that I still like quite a bit, but all others... not so much [​IMG]
     
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  8. in stitches

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    This. Also, depends on the tie, I have some wool/cashmere ties that are just as thin as my silk ones, and thinner than some thick silks.
     
  9. acridsheep

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    It is probably no surprise that my clothing is also worth more after I have broken it in. Only an astonishing amount of personal integrity, gratitude for the forum and an enviable stockpile of highly liquid assets have prevented me from exploiting the premium.
     
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  10. Mr. Moo

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    I will probably post here today.
     
  11. sugarbutch

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    Thanks for the warning, Moo. I will gird my loins.
     
  12. Mr. Moo

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    This outfit looks good to me from a color combination standpoint (btw, nice braces), but does anyone see an issue with the tie being too far below the waistband?
     
  14. RDiaz

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    Tried to make it shorter, but the knot looked weird (too long) because it was being made with a wider part of the tie. I'm a short prick. Wondering if the waistband level rule still applies so strictly when one is wearing his pants so high, though.
     
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    I'm curious as well. There may be a point where the tie just looks to short even if it does end at the right place, relative to the waistband
     
  16. SHS

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    On the topic of pilling cashmere: I use a cashmere comb. It really helps.
     
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  17. in stitches

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    :eek:
     
  18. Mr. Moo

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    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]
     
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  19. sugarbutch

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    I think this would be better with a non-green tie...
     
  20. Mr. Moo

    Mr. Moo Well-Known Member

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    Navy would be the obvious choice. :)

    I'll try something brown next time.
     
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