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Accidental Plateau

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Brooklyn, New York, US

If you are a man, 45-55, post images of a tie pattern you would wear with a two piece matching suit.

If you are not, post images of what yu consider acceptable for someone in that demographic ?

Jan 27 13 09:09 am Link

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NothingIsRealButTheGirl

Posts: 33594

Los Angeles, California, US

Anything in any issue of Esquire magazine as long as it was on the newsstands in 1937.

Jan 27 13 12:53 pm Link

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Carlos Occidental

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Glendora, California, US

You need to specify the event.  Private parties?  Academy Awards?  Blue blooded eastern sweet 16 at the bosses house?

If the event is relatively casual, our Clan MacLaren family tie is usually worn.  This is the "Ancient" variety.  There is also a "Modern" MacLaren tie, as is with all other Clans.
http://www.tartanandclan.com/graphics/M/plaidtie_mlr_a.jpg

Easily recognizable by two red lines parallel to one yellow line. 

I certainly don't want to be mistaken for a bloody "MacDonald!" (Enemies, they be!)

If the event is formal, but not a black tie event, which is always a bow tie (of any color, strangely enough), a red tie with conservative design, or a yellow tie with red is perfectly acceptable at all occasions.  I prefer bow ties, personally, but wouldn't dare wear them in public to a formal but non black tie event, and no "clip on" bow tie is ever acceptable.

Bolo ties are unacceptable anywhere outside the southwestern United States.  (But seem to be acceptable at any event in Texas, even formal events.  We forgive you, Texas.  Sort of.)

A two piece matching suit is pretty informal.

Jan 27 13 12:56 pm Link

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In Balance Photography

Posts: 3372

Boston, Massachusetts, US

Carlos Occidental wrote:
You need to specify the event.  Private parties for what purpose?  Academy Awards? 
Blue blooded eastern sweet 16 at the bosses house?

Between the drinks and the tie I am dying to know the event.

Jan 27 13 12:57 pm Link

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MNM

Posts: 108

Los Angeles, California, US

Depends on whether you are trying to get laid or interviewing for a job. We really need more background story.

Jan 27 13 01:00 pm Link

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Carlos Occidental

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Glendora, California, US

In Balance Photography wrote:

Between the drinks and the tie I am dying to know the event.

Me too!  No doubt!

Jan 27 13 01:04 pm Link

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Yan Tan Tethera

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Biggleswade, England, United Kingdom

It would have to be a Jerry Garcia tie.

Jan 27 13 01:06 pm Link

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B R U N E S C I

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Bath, England, United Kingdom

I don't wear ties.







Just my $0.02

Ciao
Stefano
www.stefanobrunesci.com

Jan 27 13 01:09 pm Link

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Lifestyle_Images

Posts: 3998

Albuquerque, New Mexico, US

I'm 46 and prefer this pattern of tie

http://lifestyleimages.deviantart.com/gallery/#/d2fgexm (M)

Jan 27 13 01:13 pm Link

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Chris Rifkin

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Tampa, Florida, US

-B-R-U-N-E-S-C-I- wrote:
I don't wear ties.







Just my $0.02

Ciao
Stefano
www.stefanobrunesci.com

Same here
Maybe a bow tie if I'm in tux
But I generally go Miami Vice style(without the pastel colors of course,but suit and or sports jacket outfit with a tight fitting fashionable T shirt)when its a kinda dressy affair

Jan 27 13 01:19 pm Link

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Chris Rifkin

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Tampa, Florida, US

In Balance Photography wrote:

Between the drinks and the tie I am dying to know the event.

Yeah right

Jan 27 13 01:20 pm Link

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udor

Posts: 22390

New York, New York, US

Accidental  Plateau wrote:
If you are a man, 45-55, post images of a tie pattern you would wear with a two piece matching suit.

If you are not, post images of what yu consider acceptable for someone in that demographic ?

Jacobim Mugatu's 1980's line of ties is now current for your age group!

http://www.doublefoo.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/07/pianonecktie.png

Jan 27 13 01:25 pm Link

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California Girls Skate

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Los Angeles, California, US

http://i.qkme.me/356rt7.jpg

Jan 27 13 01:28 pm Link

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Let There Be Light

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Los Angeles, California, US

Make sure it's silk, avoid any really obnoxious patterns and colors and you're probably good to go.

Jan 27 13 01:35 pm Link

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Chris Rifkin

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Tampa, Florida, US

Nevermind lol

Jan 27 13 01:43 pm Link

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udor

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New York, New York, US

California Girls Skate wrote:
http://i.qkme.me/356rt7.jpg

Exactly! big_smile

Jan 27 13 01:43 pm Link

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MN camera

Posts: 1861

Saint Paul, Minnesota, US

I own two ties, and have worn neither in the last several years.  They're around here somewhere.  I'm not going to look for them.

Jan 27 13 01:59 pm Link

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Stanley L Moore

Posts: 1679

Houston, Texas, US

Being 64 I am out of your age range. I like a solid color silk ties. Pattern ties should be in shades of black white or gray. Silk of course and a quality designer. Back in my day Countess Mara was popular. Nowadays I would wear Armani or Calvin Klein. Or maybe Versace.

Jan 27 13 02:17 pm Link

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modeled

Posts: 9334

San Diego, California, US

depends on many factors, but if you live near a decent mall, the lady at Brooks Bro's should be able to fix you up, and at a reasonable price too.   

You can always spend waaaaay more, but why?

Jan 27 13 02:49 pm Link

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Accidental Plateau

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Brooklyn, New York, US

MNM wrote:
Depends on whether you are trying to get laid or interviewing for a job. We really need more background story.

Do those two endeavors have to be mutually exclusive ?

Jan 27 13 03:00 pm Link

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Stanley L Moore

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Houston, Texas, US

Brooks Brothers is about as conservative as you can get. But since I am conservative I do like Brooks Brothers suits. They're comfortable am always in style. At least among the investment biker types.

Jan 27 13 03:03 pm Link

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Accidental Plateau

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Brooklyn, New York, US

MNM wrote:
Depends on whether you are trying to get laid or interviewing for a job. We really need more background story.

A fair question.

It is more than one thing.

Just in general. I have been going out more lately. And I am older now.

I am really used to dinners and back yards.

Jan 27 13 03:06 pm Link

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ArtisticPhotography

Posts: 7699

Buffalo, New York, US

First it was drinks. Now it is ties. Can we assume that your father-in-law has a birthday coming up?

Jan 27 13 03:28 pm Link

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Chicchowmein

Posts: 14486

Palm Beach, Florida, US

Accidental  Plateau wrote:
If you are a man, 45-55, post images of a tie pattern you would wear with a two piece matching suit.

If you are not, post images of what yu consider acceptable for someone in that demographic ?

Depends on the suit. Depends on the man.

Jan 27 13 03:33 pm Link

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Tim Little Photography

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Wilmington, Delaware, US

Ties are a big deal with me. If I wear one it has to be excellent. And I fall in your age range.

If the man is bold then the new Vitaliano Pancaldi Ties are very exciting. They remind me of the floral designs of 1990.

http://www.raffaello-network.com/englis … -Ties.html

For more traditional tastes, and I hate to say his name, Trump's bold solids are very nice and affordable. Getting away from names go wit diagonal stripes if the man is thin. Heavy set should be a simple pattern. Use color for power. Red is my favorite but a strong will can take a power silver and light up a room. The Macy's men's tie collection is excellent.

http://www1.macys.com/shop/mens-clothing/ties?id=53239

For the young and the bold check out this years designer work from Christian Lacroix!!

http://www.raffaello-network.com/englis … -Ties.html

Jan 27 13 03:43 pm Link

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Brian Diaz

Posts: 63192

Danbury, Connecticut, US

Accidental  Plateau wrote:
A fair question.

It is more than one thing.

Just in general. I have been going out more lately. And I am older now.

I am really used to dinners and back yards.

Like...going out to bars that aren't too fancy but aren't sports bars or neighborhood bars?


Sounds like you generally need:
http://artofmanliness.com/

Jan 27 13 03:58 pm Link

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Brian Diaz

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Danbury, Connecticut, US

The rule is to match the tie to your socks.

Jan 27 13 03:59 pm Link

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Accidental Plateau

Posts: 7715

Brooklyn, New York, US

Brian Diaz wrote:

Like...going out to bars that aren't too fancy but aren't sports bars or neighborhood bars?


Sounds like you generally need:
http://artofmanliness.com/

Usually an event at a catering hall or restaurant bar. Not a sports bar or neighborhood bar.

Jan 27 13 04:06 pm Link

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Accidental Plateau

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Brooklyn, New York, US

Brian Diaz wrote:
The rule is to match the tie to your socks.

I wear solid black socks.

Jan 27 13 04:07 pm Link

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Accidental Plateau

Posts: 7715

Brooklyn, New York, US

Tim Little Photography wrote:
Ties are a big deal with me. If I wear one it has to be excellent. And I fall in your age range.

If the man is bold then the new Vitaliano Pancaldi Ties are very exciting. They remind me of the floral designs of 1990.

http://www.raffaello-network.com/englis … -Ties.html

For more traditional tastes, and I hate to say his name, Trump's bold solids are very nice and affordable. Getting away from names go wit diagonal stripes if the man is thin. Heavy set should be a simple pattern. Use color for power. Red is my favorite but a strong will can take a power silver and light up a room. The Macy's men's tie collection is excellent.

http://www1.macys.com/shop/mens-clothing/ties?id=53239

For the young and the bold check out this years designer work from Christian Lacroix!!

http://www.raffaello-network.com/englis … -Ties.html

Those are some very stunning ties, for someone else.

Probably the Macy's more for me.

Thank you for your useful input.

Jan 27 13 04:09 pm Link

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modeled

Posts: 9334

San Diego, California, US

I own about 45 Brooks Brothers ties.  They all look brand new still.  They have a huge variety, are reasonably priced, and they will help you match with your suit, shoes, etc.  You live in NYC, the Brooks Bro's store there should have an awesome amount of styles for you to choose from.

http://i.imgur.com/7VLkgO3.jpg

Jan 27 13 06:14 pm Link

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Accidental Plateau

Posts: 7715

Brooklyn, New York, US

modeled wrote:
I own about 45 Brooks Brothers ties.  They all look brand new still.  They have a huge variety, are reasonably priced, and they will help you match with your suit, shoes, etc.  You live in NYC, the Brooks Bro's store there should have an awesome amount of styles for you to choose from.

http://i.imgur.com/7VLkgO3.jpg

That is a very nice collection.

Jan 28 13 04:28 am Link

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Chicchowmein

Posts: 14486

Palm Beach, Florida, US

Brian Diaz wrote:

Like...going out to bars that aren't too fancy but aren't sports bars or neighborhood bars?


Sounds like you generally need:
http://artofmanliness.com/

Awesome

Jan 28 13 06:25 pm Link

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EdwardKristopher

Posts: 3377

Tempe, Arizona, US

No Ties...!

Jan 28 13 06:27 pm Link