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Just a touch. It's the enginerd in me, I'm sure of it. shog[1].gif
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Originally Posted by mafoofan View Post

A three inch knit tie sounds really wrong. That's how wide many regular ties are.

My regular ties are around 3.5" at the widest point of the blade. I think the only ties I have that are slimmer than that are either woolens, which are 3.25", or my knits, which are 3".
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My knits are 2.5", but I'd prefer 3"
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Turns out my Cappelli knit is 2.6" (6.5cm) wide, not 3". So yeah, I guess between 2.5 and 2.75 is what I like most shog[1].gif

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I live in inland Australia. Could I get away with twill cotton for grey trousers rather than flannel?
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Originally Posted by Oli2012 View Post

I live in inland Australia. Could I get away with twill cotton for grey trousers rather than flannel?

You'd be better off looking into tropical worsteds.
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Originally Posted by Oli2012 View Post

I live in inland Australia. Could I get away with twill cotton for grey trousers rather than flannel?

I'd say you can dispense with flannel if it never gets cool enough for it to be useful and I say that as someone who wears flannel trousers probably 4 times a week except in the summer.
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You'd be better off looking into tropical worsteds.

+1.
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Originally Posted by Manton View Post

-a blue odd jacket. If you live in a two-season climate, then two, one for warmth and one for the cold
-mid gray flannel pants
-decent, non-chino khakis
-at least one funky (but tasteful!) non-blue tweed jacket
-a mid to dark gray worsted single-breasted suit
-a navy worsted single breasted suit
-a white FC shirt
-several blue BC shirts, at least one BD
-black stitch caps
-some tasteful brown oxfords (exact configuration up to you)
-loafers in medium brown calf, suede or shell or else burg shell
-a solid black tie, knit or grenadine
-a solid navy tie, knit or grenadine
-a plain white linen hanky

For the "more advanced" players:
-at least one DB suit, navy worsted or medium gray flannel (the best dressers will have both)
-at least one linen suit
-at least one pair of brown suede shoes
-at least one formal tie, e.g., a B&W shepherd's check
-at least one wool or cashmere tie
-at least one linen or linen blend tie

If necessary
-A complete, well-fitting, correct black tie rig, including shoes
-An overcoat in navy, charcoal or camel

Good list, but I think that above list applies to Fall/Winter style.. We (or I) need a separate list for Spring/Summer style. biggrin.gif
post #548 of 643
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My knits are 2.5", but I'd prefer 3"
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Originally Posted by RDiaz View Post

Turns out my Cappelli knit is 2.6" (6.5cm) wide, not 3". So yeah, I guess between 2.5 and 2.75 is what I like most shog%5B1%5D.gif

I've strayed somewhat from the common wisdom that the tie width should be determined by the width of the lapels.* I now think that the circumference of your chest is the best indicator to go by. So I, for example, take a size 38 in jackets, and for me, 2.5" is the sweet spot (for knit ties -- regular ties should be wider) and 2.75" is a hair too wide, whereas I'm pretty sure that a guy who takes a size 42 or 44 in jackets would look better with a width of 2.75" or 3.00". Classic menswear is all about finding the ideal measurements for your own particular body.

* The common wisdom holds true, however, if your lapel width is properly matched to your chest width, which is the case with most bespoke jackets.
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Originally Posted by Liquidus View Post

Are flannel pants really necessary? I bought a couple from Howard Yount and realized that I much prefer the smooth finish of a worsted wool that can also hold a crease. What are "non-chino" khakis?

You could go for something like a Dormeuil Ice which has a mohair blend. The mohair's memory retention really helps flannel. You could also stitch you creases in permanently.
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Stitch creases in permanently? Do you have an example of this?
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Edward Sexton does that.
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Wish there were more examples of Edward Sexton's work on this site...
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Wish there were more examples of Edward Sexton's work on this site...

I can't help but think of Eddie Sexton when I hear that name.
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I would love to see the diy result of this. I'm guessing this is a $10-$20/pant job.

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