The Buffer Zone

Another added benefit when layering is that it creates a buffer between a smooth fabric and a textured tie.  Ordinarily one would try and avoid mixing and matching textures but here you get some leeway being that the layer creates a buffer between fabrics and textures.

Here are some visuals. (The first two ties are less of an issue as even though they are cashmere blends since they have a fine finish.  The third also is not that big a deal as its a thicker weave.  Tomorrow though I will add some additional pics to further illustrate as well as to show what it looks like with and without the layer).

I rather like the effect that this cashmere blended tie gives the ensemble, with its strong contrast against the vest.

This burgundy cashmere silk blend gives a soft introduction of color into the set.

A knitted woven burgundy tie goes a little more bold and further illustrates the point, as its got texture. Technically one could get away with this kind of knit with a smooth finished wool. Definitely so if it was a silk.

Published in: on October 22, 2009 at 7:58 pm  Leave a Comment  
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