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whnay.'s good taste thread

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

  1. msulinski

    msulinski Senior member

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    I saw that the Knottery offered that option, but it also pushes it to a 61" length up from 57". 61 is a bit too long for me.
     
  2. Manton

    Manton Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Sugar, I like the colors in that tie but the pattern is too petri dish.

    Also, square too matchy.

    Shirt and suit are good.
     
  3. dopey

    dopey Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Not surprisingly, I like this (I don't wear those kind of knits, preferring grenadines, but I still think they look good on others).
     
  4. msulinski

    msulinski Senior member

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    I know Manton is against grenadines with odd jackets, and foo is for them. I take it from this comment that you are OK with grenadines and odd jackets as well?
     
  5. Dewi

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    I like them, as long as they make sense colourwise. But, I'm not an arbiter of good taste, so there's that.


    I have a long enough torso that it doesn't make that much of an impact. That or I tuck the back blade in, and go that way. I'd much rather my tie be a bit long than too slim, and 2.25" is too slim for my liking.
     
  6. dopey

    dopey Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Yes. Somewhere upthread I pointed out that they were excellent for that purpose.
     
  7. in stitches

    in stitches Senior member Moderator

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    :cheers:


    clovers are not green. my goodness man, im not that tacky. (except on purim. wink wink). they are light/powder blue.

    shirt is not right here, comes off way too "vibrant." its much softer like in my previous pic, but you can see that the clovers are blue.

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    you can join my club, manton. will be loads of fun.
     
  8. Willin

    Willin Senior member

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    Not that my opinion counts for anything but square ended knit ties come across as being too cutesy to me. They're second only to colorful bowties in terms of foppishness.
     
  9. Mr. Pink

    Mr. Pink Senior member

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    Tried this:

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    Hated them both and went without a square.

    Another day:

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    Pic is a bit oversaturated. Today:

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  10. sugarbutch

    sugarbutch Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    I knew you in particular would not care for the tie. Hank is actually gold/brown/cream, but perhaps it's the scale which is too similar for you?


    First, Will.i.n. Second, I don't understand this sentiment at all. It's an artifact of the manufacturing method. A square-end woven tie, now that's cutesy.

    Mr. Pink: The second choice was okay for me. Don't like three or four.
     
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  11. Manton

    Manton Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Pink, those are pretty good, but I think those ties would work better with solid or possibly checked shirts. Not a fran of stripe + stripe and if you do it, the scale should be radically different, like, pencil stripe shirt for those ties.
     
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    DocHolliday Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    White square would have been fine for 1 and 2, Pink. Better than the two options you tried, anyway. Sometimes best not to over-think.
     
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    Maybe a repeating banana-slug motif?
     
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  14. sugarbutch

    sugarbutch Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    This one?

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    Or this one?

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    Mang, that is the OneSquare, goes with almost everything. It's so hard to mismatch. How did you manage to do it? [​IMG]
     
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  16. Mr. Pink

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    I think I'm going to stick with micro-checks or hairline stripes with these sorts of ties.


    I agree, but I was already running late, and didn't want to run back upstairs to get one. I need to leave a white linen square at the office.
     
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    Today.
    Old time casual style [​IMG]

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  18. Willin

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    ^That donegal is gorgeous. A pocket square in the overcoat AND jacket is a bit contrived though.
     
  19. sugarbutch

    sugarbutch Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Will.i.n, you wouldn't want the overcoat pocket to get lonely, would you? I never took you for the heartless type...
     
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  20. Manton

    Manton Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Vitctor, I like almost all of that (esp the hat) though I agree about the two squares.

    Also, I think it would look better if the pants were ligther than the coat. The coat is dark enough that darker pants just seem too dark.
     

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