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whnay.'s good taste thread

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

  1. EliodA

    EliodA Senior member

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    Or a navy knit.
     
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  2. kulata

    kulata Senior member

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    Closet thing I have to a knit tie is a Navy grenadine fina. I haven't found a knit that isn't skinny i.e. > 3 inches.
     
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  3. SkinnyGoomba

    SkinnyGoomba Senior member

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    Charvet and RLPL are normal width IIRC, they are at least wide enough that they do not appear skinny.
     
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  4. Veremund

    Veremund Senior member

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    Can't go wrong with a Charvet knit!
     
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  5. MGD83

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    I do like the sozzi knit ties even though they are only about 7.5 cm. I think a square tipped knit tie looks best at that width anyways.
     
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  6. zeero3

    zeero3 Senior member

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    I was under the impression a 2.5 - 2.75 in square tipped knit was practically ideal. Are 3.25 - 3.5 in knits now coming in to vogue?
     
  7. brokencycle

    brokencycle Senior member

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    I haven't seen them. I like my knits in the ~2.75" range because my normal ties are ~3.25"
     
  8. Mr. Six

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    I feel good about these fits and welcome feedback about how to make them even better. I'll try five more next week.

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  9. MGD83

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    All winners. To nitpick just 1 of them, I can't see the pocket square in pic #3. All of the fits looks great.
     
  10. EliodA

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    As MGD83 said, lots of win here. So for some nitpicking:
    1. Is the PS lilac? Don't like that colour very much here. And I feel a different fold would work better, this quasi TV fold looks a bit off to me.
    3. Same PS as 1?
    5. Bit too busy, IMO. Either a less busy tie with that shirt, or a plain shirt with that tie.
     
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  11. in stitches

    in stitches Senior member Moderator

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    same issue here. i understand that knits are supposed to be narrower, but its still a no go for me.


    this. otherwise, mostly really nice stuff.
     
  12. sugarbutch

    sugarbutch Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    I have a wider knit, and the issue with it turns out to be the knot. Since it doesn't taper like a sewn tie, the knot can be pretty hefty. I'm sure it's something that could be accounted for in the design, but as it is, you end up with a great width and a so-so knot.
     
  13. YRR92

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    What about that shirt and tie with a white linen square?

    Which, admittedly, makes it almost exactly what Mr. P posted quite recently, but hey.
     
  14. brokencycle

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    They're all good, but I have a few nitpicks. #1 I don't like the square's fold. #2 I'm not 100% on the tie and square color with the grey suit because I don't get any earth tone from it. #3 Same as #1 #5 a solid blue shirt would probably be best.
     
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    I agree with this. For #5, I feel like this should all work, and it isn't bad, I just can't put my finger on why this doesn't work like I think it should.
     
  16. MGD83

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    Not crazy about the tie in #5, although I do love the other 4. Big prints like that are really hard to wear, and they always look a little dated to my eyes anyways. But it looks like Six has some great suits in his wardrobe and a good eye for colour. Just need some work on the pocket square folds and a bit of fine tuning in finding the right colour combinations with your ties.
     
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  17. EliodA

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    Compared to Mr.P's recent fit, which does work, Mr. Six's shirt has stripes with too much contrast, while the contrast with the tie is not strong enough, IMHO.
    (Sounds a bit like a quote from Reservoir Dogs, this Mr. P and Mr. 6 [​IMG])
     
  18. Mr. Six

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    I appreciate the feedback, everyone.

    It's interesting and instructive that a grey pocket square elicited the most criticism, but as a result of the comments, I'll think about how I use it in the future. Since some of you wondered, it's the same square in 1 and 3. It's two shades of grey with a maroon hexagon in the middle. The fold is something I saw one of the Italian maestros do (can't remember which). It involves wrapping the square around itself and is kind of like a sideways monkey paw but allows both shades of grey and the maroon to show. What's interesting is that I actually intended it to be as unobtrusive and low contrast as possible with just a bit of color showing and complementing other colors in each fit. Instead it caught a lot of attention, so I will rethink how I use it.

    That one has me stumped a bit. To me, green, grey, and tan/beige are pretty universally complementary. If you care to, I'd be interested in hearing more about what you mean.

    Regarding #5, I think I'm just going to have to disagree, although the critiques are useful, and I will think about them. There is a fair amount going on, but to my eye it's all coherent, although perhaps at the edge of the range of contrast for this thread. I got interested in trying to incorporate some larger scale neats from a couple of foo's fits from early in the thread. His are definitely lower contrast, but other than that, I think that mine compares favorably. SF seems mostly to have an aversion to large scale neats, so there aren't a lot of examples about how to use it. I think it's visually interesting, so I'm committed to solving this puzzle. And just my preference, but I wouldn't use a plain linen square with that tie. I think the tie and square would be at odds. I might use either a cream silk or cream cashmere square, thought. In fact, next time I reach for that tie, I'll give one of those a try (although I really like it with that green square).

    A couple of foo samples:
    Another use of the same tie. I might like this fit better, but decided to use the other one. My guess is that others also might prefer it because of the lower contrast.

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  19. YRR92

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    That makes perfect sense. Thank you.

    By the way, I think some of your recent posts have convinced me to buy a gingham dress shirt -- though mine probably won't be from Kiton. [​IMG]
     
  20. circumspice

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    Are 1 and 3 the same square? I think a white linen square would work better, as well as a rework of the fold.
     

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