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Originally Posted by jrd617 View Post

Dude, what width did you get? Is that a 3.75? Looks mad wide.

Could just be the angle...

His spec says 9cm or 3.55 inch. Is this considered too wide for my frame?

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i like it.
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^ 3.5 inches is a classic width and I can't imagine it would be too wide for you.
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Doodals it's good, don't press that reflex return button
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Does it look obnoxiously wide to anyone else? 

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Originally Posted by Rudals View Post
 

Does it look obnoxiously wide to anyone else? 

Nope, looks great. Just make sure your next suit doesn't have wimpy lapels.

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Originally Posted by Rudals View Post

His spec says 9cm or 3.55 inch. Is this considered too wide for my frame?

That's wider than I get and you have a skinnier frame

I ordered 3.35's

It looks fine, but maybe order narrower next time
post #1599 of 37395
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Originally Posted by Rudals View Post
 

Does it look obnoxiously wide to anyone else? 


No, it looks fine. I'm sure people here have ties from 3 to 3.5 inches in width. It's a beautiful tie, Rudals. Revel in it.

 

If anything, you need wider lapels to balance (and the wider lapels will look better to, just adds more substance to the top half).

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Originally Posted by Monkeyface View Post
 

Nope, looks great. Just make sure your next suit doesn't have wimpy lapels.

Man, good thing I didn't just get another Zegna 'cus their lapels just got even narrower than that. What's going on with the lapels?! They're calling it a trend. Unbelievable. 

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Originally Posted by TweedyProf View Post


No, it looks fine. I'm sure people here have ties from 3 to 3.5 inches in width. It's a beautiful tie, Rudals. Revel in it.

If anything, you need wider lapels to balance (and the wider lapels will look better to, just adds more substance to the top half).
I have a suit that will go with this tie then. 3 button with standard size lapels. I like this tie.
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Originally Posted by Rudals View Post
 

Man, good thing I didn't just get another Zegna 'cus their lapels just got even narrower than that. What's going on with the lapels?! They're calling it a trend. Unbelievable. 


Balance your tie widths to your lapels (among other things). Big contrasts here can be jarring so I agree with MF, adjust your lapels. That tie is lovely.

 

I'm like JRD: my sweet spot would be 3 3/8s, but we are talking about an 1/8 of an inch here. Let's not get OCD on the issue (which I have on occasion).

 

I happily wear 9cm/3.5 inch ties and I have your build. I know others here do as well.

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Originally Posted by Rudals View Post


I have a suit that will go with this tie then. 3 button with standard size lapels. I like this tie.


As you should (he says, green with envy).

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Big sigh of relief.
Man, I completely forgot about matching tie width with lapel width. Thx TweetyProf.
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Originally Posted by Rudals View Post

Big sigh of relief.
Man, I completely forgot about matching tie width with lapel width. Thx TweetyProf.


It's a balance of factors (your bulk is one too, but you're svelte enough despite the burgers:)). But lapel width goes into this (oh and "complement" is the word of the day, I think).

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