THE Necktie Thread, Now With Handkerchiefs and Scarves

florisgreen

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I really love this one by Vanda Fine Clothing, six-fold, unlined, artichoke glencheck wool tie.

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Ambrosius08

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I wear them quite often, because I love my ties. To be honest I don’t care if they went the way of the dodo in the future, I would still wear them and proudly be the eccentric/dork/uncool person.
 

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The bespoke neckwear purchased recently. The bowties are fantastic, and the white linen pocketsquare (not in picture) is the best l have ever owned. Still getting used to the tie.

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Want to get another classic bowtie, a couple of cravats, a few more pocketsquares, and a few more ties.
 

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Who still wears ties with any regularity nowadays? Tie is going the way of the dodo
I haven't worn any ties in ages, but I feel like wearing one. I will go all Bond, light blue sea island cotton shirt and a blue knitted tie. I have an afternoon tea at the Corinthia, Ritz, Langham or Landmark in London coming up. The other half keeps changing her mind on venue.
 

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Yes, that's the question. I find it a nice item and I will consider buying some. I certainly wouldn't wear something flashy/tacky, but that decent subdued one (Passaggio Cravatte) shown in the post is quite attractive to me.
 

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Here are some cravats l have had for years. These are the essential classics, + the typical red patterned cravat (not shown in pic) is the third classic a man should have. I find them easy to wear and get a lot of compliments from all types of people. I wear them with shirt and v neck jumper, sportscoats etc.
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I have pictures of me in cravats and a flower in my lapel somewhere, but wouldn't know where to find them. People make such a big deal of cravats and are frightened to wear them, but i've never understood that thinking. They are excellent casual neckwear. They definitely enhance an outfit.

I tie mine in a special way so they never slip down. I plan to order a few bespoke soon. Definitely want a mauve patterned cravat.

Here is a good video which shows the attitude behind them. Casual.
 

florisgreen

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People make such a big deal of cravats and are frightened to wear them, but i've never understood that thinking. They are excellent casual neckwear. They definitely enhance an outfit.

Yes, it's an accessory that can actually enhance an attire. I wouldn't define it as casual, it depends on how you wear it. It can be very formal as well, as pointed out and shown in the video.

Personally I would go for muted colours and matt (or at least not too shiny) cloths, and no prints.
 
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I think it’s harder to match a woollen tie into an outfit without it looking like some left-over sportscoat fabric that was used as a tie. Not saying it can’t look good, but it’s more of a challenge, since you are giving up any texture contrast with the jacket.
 

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Who made that crime?

Those ties are randomly centered ( see the pattern goes more to a side that being in the center), the point is not symmetrical and have mistakes as here where we have placed the H of here, see the point does not go straight and the line of the wool pattern is biten.

i repeat, who made this untie?



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If you say that example is “refined”, I am sorry but you got tons to learn yet...
 
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Dropbear

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My army tie was pure polyester.

Maybe ten years ago I bought some wool ties from the Tie Bar that looked great in the drawer, but never worked with jackets. These days i stay safe with silk prints and chunky knits.
 

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I think it’s harder to match a woollen tie into an outfit without it looking like some left-over sportscoat fabric that was used as a tie. Not saying it can’t look good, but it’s more of a challenge, since you are giving up any texture contrast with the jacket.
You’ve never had a wool challis or cashmere non-solid tie?

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Brown, Blue & Off-White on Midnight Blue Pattern Challis Wool Tie #CHPT-4




Burnt Orange, Sky Blue & Off-White on Dark Red Pattern Challis Wool Tie #CHPT-5




Dark Red & Off White Stripes on Dark Navy Blue Wool Tie # 4


Challis Macclesfield Navy Pattern Wool Tie #2
 

florisgreen

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Who made that crime?

Those ties are randomly centered ( see the pattern goes more to a side that being in the center), the point is not symmetrical and have mistakes as here where we have placed the H of here, see the point does not go straight and the line of the wool pattern is biten.

i repeat, who made this untie?



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If you say that example is “refined”, I am sorry but you got tons to learn yet...

I was speaking in general about wool neckties. And I like these cloths very much, but you are right: the pattern has not the right angle.

By the way, they are made by F. Marino Napoli.
 
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Yeah, I don't get the reluctance with regards to wooden ties. Whilst I wear ties a few times a year max these days, wooden /cashmere ties are canon.

In cooler weather, they are a nice contrast with heavier worsted suits. I also like the comfort with wooden suits and rough tweed of course wool challis is canon.

The only issue with wool ties (not always) is that they can tie a thicker knot. I have about a dozen or so wool/cashmere ties (mostly collecting dust in my closet)
 

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Yeah, I don't get the reluctance with regards to wooden ties. Whilst I wear ties a few times a year max these days, wooden /cashmere ties are canon.

In cooler weather, they are a nice contrast with heavier worsted suits. I also like the comfort with wooden suits and rough tweed of course wool challis is canon.

The only issue with wool ties (not always) is that they can tie a thicker knot. I have about a dozen or so wool/cashmere ties (mostly collecting dust in my closet)
So you are really into wood, huh
 
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