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post #436 of 1582
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Originally Posted by pinkformen View Post

Hehe, if I were getting married I'd be springing far more for a suit wink.gif.

Alright, here's a quick pic. It's not the greatest in terms of representing color *suit is navy with light blue and dark blue pinstripes.

I found a slightly dotted lightblue/steel color slim tie in my closet. The pocket square is light blue and I think it will definitely have to change but quick thoughts?



I was worried that pinstripes would be too "business" for a wedding, but from the picture I can't even detect them. A white PS will definitely make a difference and work with everything else to give you a clean, slick look. And the spread collar and Full Windsor helps add a degree of formality...though I would add French cuffs.
post #437 of 1582
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Originally Posted by MrDaniels View Post


I was worried that pinstripes would be too "business" for a wedding, but from the picture I can't even detect them. A white PS will definitely make a difference and work with everything else to give you a clean, slick look. And the spread collar and Full Windsor helps add a degree of formality...though I would add French cuffs.

Thanks for the tips. The pinstripes are turning out to be fairly hidden and since it's an evening affair in a theater I think the suit will appear like in the image.

 

I'll give the full windsor a shot tonight :). Unfortunately I couldn't find any shirts with cuffs locally without a special order or bespoke. I'm a 36/37 arm and enjoy slim fit. Only Boss had a shirt that actually fit so I took it. Height can be great but at times, especially with fashion, it can bite you in the rear.

post #438 of 1582
So, is the knot you have in the pic only a Half-Windsor? It looks very good...you can try a Full...but the Half looks like it is spot-on.

My God..where are you that you can't find a shirt with French cuffs? You can get that at Macy's or Kohls!
post #439 of 1582
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Originally Posted by MrDaniels View Post

So, is the knot you have in the pic only a Half-Windsor? It looks very good...you can try a Full...but the Half looks like it is spot-on.

My God..where are you that you can't find a shirt with French cuffs? You can get that at Macy's or Kohls!


It was actually my first attempt at a four in a hand knot shog[1].gif I'll give both a proper half and full windsor a try when I get home (those two I know how to tie haha).

 

I'm in Montreal but the main problem is the combination of slim fit and long arms. If I settled for regular fit it would have been a bit easier to find, but even with darts regular fit would have to be chopped on the sides by a tailor to somewhat fit my body shape.

 

That said, Montreal is one of the least fashion friendly cities for above average height or above average taste/standards. Which I have both :P.

post #440 of 1582
Please stick to four in hand. If you must, a half Windsor. Full Windsor is just a terrible, terrible, awful knot.
post #441 of 1582
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Originally Posted by Newcomer View Post

Please stick to four in hand. If you must, a half Windsor. Full Windsor is just a terrible, terrible, awful knot.

This.
post #442 of 1582
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Originally Posted by Newcomer View Post

A little bit of patina, but a whole lot of character.

Whaddya mean "but"? Patina IS character. biggrin.gif
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Originally Posted by pinkformen View Post

Thanks! Unfortunately I'm really running dry on funds frown.gif. I just picked up a Boss shirt for 220$. It fit like a glove right off the rack smile.gif

Good god, you can have custom shirts made for half that! Most of your money just went to the label.

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Originally Posted by Newcomer View Post

Please stick to four in hand. If you must, a half Windsor. Full Windsor is just a terrible, terrible, awful knot.

+1!
post #443 of 1582
Ha yeah my writing from my phone is terrible. I meant they got a little scuffed up, but that is just patina and character smile.gif
post #444 of 1582
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Originally Posted by pinkformen View Post


It was actually my first attempt at a four in a hand knot shog%5B1%5D.gifI'll give both a proper half and full windsor a try when I get home (those two I know how to tie haha).


I suspect you have your names confused...there is no way the knot in that pic is a four-in-hand.
post #445 of 1582
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Originally Posted by becnal View Post

Good god, you can have custom shirts made for half that! Most of your money just went to the label.
 

Yup, I know that but it fit without any alterations and in the time constraint (needed for tomorrow) it saved my butt. I'm still searching for a local tailor that can do shirts in the 100$ range though.

 

So far the cheapest and quality custom shirts are 300$ a piece (if I order three). I may go for it when I'm in Tokyo again next year.

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Originally Posted by MrDaniels View Post


I suspect you have your names confused...there is no way the knot in that pic is a four-in-hand.

I really wish I did. shog[1].gifshog[1].gifshog[1].gif I screwed up following this video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RitsFlQDL3g

 

Maybe it was my teenage muscle memory coming back wanting to do a full windsor? lol

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Originally Posted by Newcomer View Post

Please stick to four in hand. If you must, a half Windsor. Full Windsor is just a terrible, terrible, awful knot.

 

It seems like everyone is on board with this so will do!

post #446 of 1582
Full Windsor is not inherently terrible...it just has to be in proportion with the collar and the wearer's face/ neck/ head...and not tied with too thick/ wide of a knot-but there are a lot of guys who do not make a good choice and going around looking like a particularly stinky douchebag. For my money, a Half Winsdor is a great knot...especially with a spread collar on a formal occasion.
post #447 of 1582
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Originally Posted by MrDaniels View Post

Full Windsor is not inherently terrible...it just has to be in proportion with the collar and the wearer's face/ neck/ head...and not tied with too thick/ wide of a knot-but there are a lot of guys who do not make a good choice and going around looking like a particularly stinky douchebag. For my money, a Half Winsdor is a great knot...especially with a spread collar on a formal occasion.

 

Agreed!  I don't know where all this windsor hate is coming from!  It depends on the collar, the jacket, and many other factors what knot is appropriate.  Are these folks honestly suggesting that a four in hand knot could look good with a full spread collar?  I'm wearing a spread collar and full windsor at my wedding; a four in hand never even crossed my mind, especially as I'm wearing a morning coat.  In general, depending on the dimensions of the tie, I tie either a Prince Albert, or a half windsor.  I tie a full windsor in certain ties for more formal occasions.

 

I think the half windsor in the pic above is spot on.  A four-in-hand with that collar will probably make the whole neck area look far too empty.

post #448 of 1582
Most full Windsors are giant, hideous knots. A big part of the appeal of a FIH is that bit of asymmetry. Granted it might not work on a cutaway collar, but aside from that, it works with just about everything. I never tie anything else.

post #449 of 1582
I have seen a lot of men in formal and business occasions wear a spread collar with a tiny knot...it never looks good.
post #450 of 1582
I don't know what kind of ties you guys have that are tying tiny knots with a FIH. I never have any problems with it. It's usually the perfect size. If it's too small, tie a double FIH. Or buy a tie wider than 2".
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