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post #76 of 86
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Originally Posted by JamesX View Post

I use to only wear FIH... but now I use Half Windsor.

I usually wear FIH but sometime mix it up with a half Windsor especially if I have a spread collar.
post #77 of 86

Sweet, sweet, sanity!  Hooray :)

post #78 of 86
I used to be a huge fan of the windsor but just cannot do it anymore, anytime i see one I immediately think of ex-football players commentating on ESPN or JayZ. That is likely a result of being brainwashed by SF...
post #79 of 86
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Originally Posted by bwp View Post

I used to be a huge fan of the windsor but just cannot do it anymore, anytime i see one I immediately think of ex-football players commentating on ESPN or JayZ. That is likely a result of being brainwashed by SF...

 

Yep, sounds like it.  Try a half windsor with a medium spread tomorrow.  You'll feel good about your choice. ;)

post #80 of 86
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Originally Posted by ImTheGroom View Post

And a two button navy blue suit with flap pockets and notch lapels is the only suit you NEED to own.  Should we all wear only that suit?  And, of course, custom ties are a dime a dozen, aren't they?  But, you're right - screw it, let's skip straight to the blue coveralls :P

And it's called a very obese gentleman.  My high school social studies teacher was a very large man, and wore a double Windsor every day.  One could argue that a Windsor was enough, but a four in hand wide enough to cover his collar spread would have required a 5" wide tie, like this one:
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Lovely FIH he's got going on.

A gentleman so morbidly obese has much bigger things (no pun intended) to worry about than what tie knot to wear.

As for your comment about a navy suit, nonsense. Apples to oranges.

Also, although you pulled-off your wedding outfit nicely, such attire is borderline costume-y this day and age. I can only imagine non-SFers would be even more inclined to think the same. Lastly, your tie is conspicuously missing a dimple. Must be the nature of that knot. wink.gif
post #81 of 86
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Originally Posted by Flyswatter View Post


A gentleman so morbidly obese has much bigger things (no pun intended) to worry about than what tie knot to wear.

As for your comment about a navy suit, nonsense. Apples to oranges.

Also, although you pulled-off your wedding outfit nicely, such attire is borderline costume-y this day and age. I can only imagine non-SFers would be even more inclined to think the same. Lastly, your tie is conspicuously missing a dimple. Must be the nature of that knot. wink.gif

 

I could have had a dimple; didn't want one. ;)  And you appear unfamiliar with hyperbole :P

post #82 of 86
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Originally Posted by ImTheGroom View Post

I could have had a dimple; didn't want one. wink.gif  And you appear unfamiliar with hyperbole :P

Likewise. And if you prefer dimple-less tie knots, you are quite obviously of poor taste and should be banned from SF at once for failure to adhere to groupthink. fight[1].gif
post #83 of 86
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Originally Posted by Flyswatter View Post


Likewise. And if you prefer dimple-less tie knots, you are quite obviously of poor taste and should be banned from SF at once for failure to adhere to groupthink. fight[1].gif

 

Obviously.  When we're finished with developing newtie, there will be only one knot left!  And I'd already gone with a striped shirt, and a contrasting tie; there was quite a lot going on without adding further texture to the tie.

post #84 of 86
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Originally Posted by ImTheGroom View Post

Obviously.  When we're finished with developing newtie, there will be only one knot left!  And I'd already gone with a striped shirt, and a contrasting tie; there was quite a lot going on without adding further texture to the tie.

Never thought of a dimple (which I consider de rigueur at all times) as "adding further texture to the tie", but fair enough. At least you have a reason for foregoing the dimple. And I do quite like your choice of neckwear. Simple dotted ties of muted colors are some of my favorites.
post #85 of 86
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Originally Posted by Flyswatter View Post


Never thought of a dimple (which I consider de rigueur at all times) as "adding further texture to the tie", but fair enough. At least you have a reason for foregoing the dimple. I do quite like your choice of neck wear, though. Simple dotted ties of muted colors are some of my favorites.

 

I had quite a lot of help on the tie choice from the Wedding Attire thread, in addition to the harassment about the knot choice.  The tie to match that shirt was a challenge, but worth the two days of pounding the pavement.

 

EDIT: And I don't know if you can have the moral authority to tell a man with a silk plush top hat what is de rigeur, lol

post #86 of 86
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Originally Posted by ImTheGroom View Post

EDIT: And I don't know if you can have the moral authority to tell a man with a silk plush top hat what is de rigeur, lol

Perhaps not, but I bet 99% of SF would back me, many whom I'm sure do have such moral authority. laugh.gif
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