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Owen Meany, you seem to have a long neck and could probably profit from a higher collar.
Nevertheless I like your outfit.
EDIT: Just had a second look and the collar band already seems to be pretty tall.
That is one hell of a long neck wink.gif

Thanks for the input, but its just the angle...
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happy holidays to you as well, g. superb fit. reminds again how badly i need a small scale shepherds check tie. cant quite make out the color though, blue, black or brown?

also, i see you left one of the double top buttons, open. do you find it more comfortable that way?
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I see. Well, the pents look elegant and do not strike me as oversized in your photo (which says a lot as I am a staunch slim/tailored (but not to slim) looks better kinda guy).

The image below reminds me of myself prior to discovering SF lol8[1].gif

 

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Thanks!

 

Frankie22, the leg opening on these is 9". I have a pair of grey flannels that are exactly 0.5" smaller at the bottom, but somehow I find that the wider the trousers, the more flattering they look. I think it's all about proportion- the wider the hips, the wider the bottoms need to be. I need to get the cuffs properly pressed though (made them myself) so they drape better over the shoe.

 

I had a MTM pair made with more aggresively tapered knees, and the result is awful. Add double forward pleats (my mistake, I should have asked for a single reverse pleat) and they kinda look like a less exaggerated version of this:

 

 

So, from now on, gangster pants for me lol8[1].gif

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Color and texture on this jacket are wonderful.

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I like the combo a lot (it would be impossible not to), but am I the only one who thinks these high collars kinda make the wearer look like he's strangling?

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I like the combo a lot (it would be impossible not to), but am I the only one who thinks these high collars kinda make the wearer look like he's strangling?

i love the high collar, but i think it depends on the neck of the wearer. works for g, manton as well. they have teh long enough necks.
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I like the combo a lot (it would be impossible not to), but am I the only one who thinks these high collars kinda make the wearer look like he's strangling?

Nope I was thinking the exact same thing. Not a good look, seems like the wearer is being squeezed out of his shirt like toothpaste.
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Well, dunno. Perhaps I'm just too used to low collars so high ones strike me as different. smile.gif 

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well, i love teh high collar. i think it adds class and distinction. bears repeating. smile.gif
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I like the combo a lot (it would be impossible not to), but am I the only one who thinks these high collars kinda make the wearer look like he's strangling?

The double button makes a wider (taller) collar band necessary. Even considering this, it's still pretty severe. Personally I think it's a bit too tall and appears that the collar point hits at the exact same point on the collarbone as the bottom of the band. I think a less spread/cutaway collar shape would diminish this illusion and make things look more proportional. As it is now, it looks a little out of whack and even manipulates the overall look by making the tie look far longer than it likely is by extending the empty space from neck to waist.
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i really really hope that this turns into 6 pages of convo about exact specifications of, pros and cons of, and general rules of, proper collar height, spread and and general appearance.
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Holiday party garb for tonight. 

 

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I know that G has a penchant for spread collars. I also think, from the censured pictures I've seen of him, that a spread does a much better job of framing his face and his longer points keep everything in check. This example, again just as it appears to me, seems like he extended the band and the spread without expanding the collar point length in equal parts. It comes together a little "off" accordingly. Again, I don't think it looks bad or has to change, but I will say there is a seemingly awkward amount of space between the bottom of the band and the top of the tie not. Almost looks like he sewed points onto the top of a priest's collar. If this shirt was worn open-necked I don't think it would be nearly as evident.
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This thread...

Happy holidays guys
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