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whnay.'s good taste thread

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

  1. Manton

    Manton Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    all the ties with crests of the oxbridge colleges are really nice but alas, I didn't go there. my college tie is either a repp (which I do wear) or else a repeating golden bear, which people think is a Jack Nicklaus tie :fu:

    nothing against jack
     
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  2. Loathing

    Loathing Senior member

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    Maybe you can semi-retire into a professorship at Oxford's School of Government? Worth it for the tie.
     
  3. bourbonbasted

    bourbonbasted Senior member

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    The other day's knit and OCBD chat inspired me today. Figured I'd combine the two...
    [​IMG]
     
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  4. Manton

    Manton Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    If I weren't hell bent on returning to Santa Cruz, I would like that very much.
     
  5. Manton

    Manton Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    I'm not sure I like the cut of the coat, bourbon, the fabrics and colors are all well chosen.
     
  6. bboysdontcryy

    bboysdontcryy Senior member

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    Bourbon, how wide is that tie? It looks punk-rock skinny from my computer but I accept that it might, hopefully, only just be on my computer.
     
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  7. Manton

    Manton Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    knits are typically very narrow. that's just the nature of the beast
     
  8. Tirailleur1

    Tirailleur1 Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Manton have you ever seen one wider than 3inches?
     
  9. Manton

    Manton Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    pointed end, yes, but not square end
     
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  10. Tirailleur1

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    is there are functional and /or technical reason for this or is it just aesthetics?
     
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  11. Manton

    Manton Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    well, they typically don't taper, so it would have to be wide all the way down, which would result in a huge knot.

    It's mostly just the style I guess.
     
  12. bourbonbasted

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    Thank you, sir. I'll agree that the cut looks off. I'm holding my phone with both hands, so everything looks out-of-whack. In reality it fits quite well. Definitely a relaxed look. It's supposed to be a 3-roll-2.5, but I find it rests most naturally as a hard 3. This summer I think I'm going to look into having a new one made up. This jacket has served me well for a number of years, but there are a few things I would like to do differently.


    Standard knit width. (I believe somewhere between 2.5 and 3, though I'm not 100% sure). As Manton mentioned, they are all inherently on the slim side.
     
  13. aravenel

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    This is a good point--what is the tasteful range of width for a knit tie?

    I have one or two that are 2", several that are 2.5", and a couple that are 3". I find I prefer the 3" ones, but the 2" ones certainly look way, way better than such a width would when made of a woven silk. I'd still them rather be wider, but they are wearable on a small frame person like me, unlike a 2" woven silk.
     
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    I have a knit from The Knottery that tapers up to 3" wide at the square end. It starts out at 2" wide.
     
  15. Tirailleur1

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    I have a Hermes square end knit that is 3" wide on both blades. Was wondering if there were beasts of the 3.5 nature. That I have never seen.
     
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  16. Manton

    Manton Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    all the ones I have are narrow at the reinforced neck band but then get wide quickly and are parallel to the end.
     
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    sugarbutch Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    I have two knits from Lands End which I love except that they're too long. I make do, but it pains me to be so close, yet so far.

    Also, today. On the fence about the hank:

    [​IMG]
     
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    Are colored edges to linen squares in good taste? I'm fishing for a verdict.
     
  19. Tirailleur1

    Tirailleur1 Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    be a heathen... tuck em in
     
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  20. Mr. Pink

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    That's a nice collar.
     
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