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I'm not getting rid of my 4 inch ties!

post #1 of 34
Thread Starter 
Went through my ties today and decided that because of my gut, I am keeping my 4 inchers. The ones that 'look' like 4 inches are going, but the others are staying. With my jacket closed no one will know, and with it opened or off, my gut will make the 4 inchers look like 3.75 inchers anyway. No skinny ties for me thanks. What about the rest of you larger-bellied men out there?
post #2 of 34
you like 4 inchers in your gut?
post #3 of 34
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by oneeightyseven View Post
you like 4 inchers in your gut?

Are you offering advice or proposing some sexual behaviour against nature?
post #4 of 34
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Originally Posted by Mild Mannered View Post
Are you offering advice or proposing some sexual behaviour against nature?

I'm inquiring.
post #5 of 34
Thread Starter 
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I'm inquiring.

about which? The ties or the other thing?
You know, I started this thread to get a consensus which would be valuable to others,
and it's going to end up in DT.
post #6 of 34
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Originally Posted by Mild Mannered View Post
With my jacket closed no one will know, and with it opened or off,
my gut will make the 4 incher look like 3.75 incher anyway.

post #7 of 34
If the standard is 3.25'' and a 2.5'' tie is kosher, a 4'' tie must be.
post #8 of 34
I say wear two 4 inch ties at once and give the public a healthy 8 inches.


- B
post #9 of 34
I wouldn't get rid of a tie just because widths have changed. If it's something that you love, and truly think will age well, set it aside until 4" once again looks right. I have a couple of old Charvet ties that have gone from correct, to too narrow, back to correct.
post #10 of 34
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Originally Posted by amplifiedheat View Post
If the standard is 3.25'' and a 2.5'' tie is kosher, a 4'' tie must be.

Who's standard is that? 3.25" is too skinny on me. 3.75" is ideal. I am 6'2" and 44R.

Stuart
post #11 of 34
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Originally Posted by DandySF View Post
I have a couple of old Charvet ties that have gone from correct, to too narrow, back to correct.

This is a good approach. You can use this on an analog watch that doesn't work at all...it will be precisely accurate twice daily.


- B
post #12 of 34
I not one for the 4in ties but i'll take them any day over those really skinny ties.
post #13 of 34
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Originally Posted by ferguscan View Post
Who's standard is that? 3.25" is too skinny on me. 3.75" is ideal. I am 6'2" and 44R. Stuart
3.75 inches is the American standard. Often Italian ties can be found in stores around 4 inches wide.
post #14 of 34
I still have 3.75- 4.0 in. ties from the late 70s early 80s.
When ties got narrower in the mid 80s I bought a few
3.5 in ties but hardly ever wore them. At the time I
had no gut. By the late 90s I stocked up on wider
neckwear. Even now, relative to my age group,
I am trimmer than average. I just like wide ties.
post #15 of 34
I'm sure 4" ties are going back in style soon. Just look at the growing trend for wider lapels.
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