I have become a bit of a perfectionist with my ties.
I am trying to perfect this look, with a small, tight tie knot very snug against a cutaway collar - with the tie arching out from the neck so that there's a bit of space between the tie and the chest. Quite a few guys at my work manage to pull this look off quite successfully without the tie slipping at all throughout the day.
I wasn't achieving this look with my usual collars at 16" - there was just too much space between the neck and the collar. I had my neck re-measured and was told I'm borderline 15.5" and 16" - but if I wanted the sharp, snug look I'd need a 15.5".
Bought a few more shirts at 15.5" - Here's my attempt:
Although I think this looks about right, my problem is that I find I have to do the tie up a bit tighter than I am used to. That together with the slightly smaller collar means that it's not the most comfortable. In fact, after a few hours, I usually just want to loosen the tie.
It then ends up looking more like this in reality after a few hours:
What's the trick to this look without feeling a bit restricted? Also - how do people avoid slippage, and keep the tie knot perfectly in place all day?
I asked one of my colleagues and he said I just need to get used to it, that after a while you get used to the slightly snugger collar.
What do people think? Is there a way of pulling this off in a comfortable way?