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whnay.'s good taste thread

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

  1. dopey

    dopey Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Excellent
     
  2. Manton

    Manton Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    That is pretty good.
     
  3. RDiaz

    RDiaz Senior member

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    Interesting; do you think a madder tie with this same pattern would still be a suit tie? (for you, not taking regional aspects into play).

    I ask because sometimes I wonder what the true differences between a madder and a "regular twill" are - my two madder ties (Cappelli and Drake's) have a different feel to them, not only because of the lining - the twills are different.
     
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  4. Manton

    Manton Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    I pretty much never wear print ties with odd jackets. For me, those always take knits, repps, or (seasonally) wool or linen.
     
  5. RDiaz

    RDiaz Senior member

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    Alright, just wanted to know your point of view. So if I understand correctly, today's tie is not inherently wrong, just like madders aren't (in theory) - you just don't like them. And of course it's always safer to wear a knit, repp, or wool, because a neat print might just be too formal, depending the texture/pattern, and it has to be done carefully. Did I get that right?

    Thanks [​IMG]
     
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    Stitchy, that is really nice. Well done.
     
  7. Manton

    Manton Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Yes. And, as I noted, you will see that kind of tie worn with odd jackets by well dressed men in Italy all the time. Cappelli himself included.
     
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    in stitches Senior member Moderator

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    thank you kindly, gents.
     
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    I recall Manton saying the same thing in this or another thread to which I've taken to heart. I can't say that it was a earth shattering revelation but it made me review my collection of ties and my approach to odd jackets. Prior I never felt it worked as it should have but this simple change seems to have been the crucial difference that was needed.
     
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    Yes, I recall that as well, in this thread. As a matter of fact, on this very page, a few posts up.
     
  11. RDiaz

    RDiaz Senior member

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    A Canuker, read above. There's nothing wrong with prints + odd jackets, but they just have to be the right kind of print (madder and challis are prints). And other than that there's some leeway depending on where you live and what you do.
     
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  12. Manton

    Manton Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    everyone please try to remember the distinction between an authority and a know-it-all
     
  13. Dewi

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    One gets their own smiley?

    :confused:
     
  14. RDiaz

    RDiaz Senior member

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    I thought it was the authority who said they weren't wrong per-se [​IMG]
    Now I am confused.
     
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    Manton Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    mostly I don't share ed's concern for lemming-like group-think because I think so many of you would look better if you wore what we told you to wear. However, when people contemplate not wearing perfectly fine combos just because I, personally, don't, then I start to wonder if it's all gone too far.
     
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  16. RDiaz

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    Oh, then I misunderstood you. Sorry about that.

    However, I do consider you an authority. [​IMG]
     
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    Manton Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Diaz, your outfit looks like what a man with class might wear in Spain, Italy or southern France. Since, presumably, that is what you are, it works, and I wouldn't sweat it.
     
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    i think that the best way to avoid that, is to take ones time and try process why it is they are doing what they are doing. acting without thinking is rarely good form and rarely leads to any success imo.
     
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  19. RDiaz

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    Thanks Manton. I for one really appreciate the advice you and others have been giving throughout.
     
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    I get a little confused with the term "repp." Are you referring to a tie whose fabric is ribbed, or are you including the diagonal stripes in the definition?
     

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