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Finding Archer's "Tactleneck"

post #1 of 23
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Archer fans can perhaps help better than anyone else, but for those of you unfortunate fellows not familiar with the show:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q_erPrRfrEU

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and:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zz3ic...eature=related

For those wondering, I'm 5'10, 170 lbs, with a 42" chest, a 30" inch waist, 16.5" neck and apparently: 24" long arms - but I'm not sure about that last one.

The best and closest one I could find:

http://www.amazon.com/Port-Authority...ref=pd_sbs_a_2

Is there any better, or should I order this? And does anyone know if at any episode Archer describes his "Tactleneck" and what it's made out of?
post #2 of 23
Great show. But you seriously have a 12 inch drop? Seems unlikely.
post #3 of 23
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Originally Posted by crider8883 View Post
Great show. But you seriously have a 12 inch drop? Seems unlikely.
On a 170 lb frame, no less. It strains the boundaries of the imagination. Maybe the OP has big, perky manbewbz that increase his chest measurement?
post #4 of 23
I have a 10 inch drop but I have a thin frame (150 lbs); it is possible, i guess.
post #5 of 23
Why do you not correct the thread name to 'turtle neck' which is correct and therefore understandable?

Hardly an auspicious start in your first post: to use some corruption from an animated cartoon limits those who will understand it severely.
post #6 of 23
A guy who wears silk socks with combat boots, and where Turnbull & Asser is the dress shirt of choice will not be wearing a cheap cotton turtleneck.

Not black but this screams Tactle Turtleneck. Ralph Lauren Black Label Leather-Trim Turtleneck

Look for something wool/cashmere or with silk.
post #7 of 23
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Originally Posted by GBR View Post

Why do you not correct the thread name to 'turtle neck' which is correct and therefore understandable?


Hardly an auspicious start in your first post: to use some corruption from an animated cartoon limits those who will understand it severely.

Sorry GBR but -1 on that. And the OP was correct. He's specifically looking for a "tactical turtleneck" i.e. the tactleneck. No need to get your panties in a knot.
post #8 of 23
post #9 of 23

 

Fwiw, Archer wears a black cashmere turtleneck, and not a mock turtleneck (a garment favored by high-school history teachers and not ISIS agents.)

post #10 of 23
Heather Wallace sells single-ply cashmere turtleneck sweaters made by William Lockie here: http://www.heatherwallace.com/men_cashmere_detail.php?prod_ID=27

I have the black and it is a real black, it doesnt look faded or green under artificisl light. It's also slim enough to wear under a sports coat.
post #11 of 23

I have an 11-inch drop at 175 lbs. and 5'10".

 

I'd love to find a black turtleneck that doesn't fit me like a gunny sack. Thanks for the leads. 

post #12 of 23
BTW the Heather Wallace sweaters are also sized like sports coats rather than S-M-L, so it's easier to get a better fit.
post #13 of 23

I find it hilarious how everyone on SF has a minimum 8-9 inch drop.

post #14 of 23
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Originally Posted by Eustace Tilley View Post

I find it hilarious how everyone on SF has a minimum 8-9 inch drop.

 

 

In my experience it'd be less than 1/100 people. Mainly your pro athletes, ie Football players, or body builders. 

post #15 of 23
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Originally Posted by Eustace Tilley View Post

I find it hilarious how everyone on SF has a minimum 8-9 inch drop.

kind of a natural progression that people who care how they look (ie. their clothes) will want their bodies to also look good, and thus will spend more time than the average person on exercise.

then again, people with ~6" drops probably dont have much of a problem finding clothes that fit, so they dont need to make a thread about it.
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