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As everyone said, wearing a wider lapel jacket would be better




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Originally Posted by TweedyProf View Post


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.

Edited by jrd617 - 2/6/14 at 2:03pm
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Originally Posted by Rudals View Post

Man, I completely forgot about matching tie width with lapel width.

Be less concerned with matching them perfectly and more concerned about picking tie and lapel widths that balance your proportions.

For instance, I have wide shoulders and a big head for my height. Accordingly, all my jackets feature wider lapels to balance out my frame. However, I have no issues wearing a 2.5" knit tie with 3.75" lapels. You'll know whether it looks off balance or not when looking in the mirror.
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Indeed, COMPLEMENT is the word of the day.
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Originally Posted by Rudals View Post

Indeed, "COMPLEMENT" is the word of the day.


FTFY

 

Sorry Rudals, must be pedantic here: use/mention. Talk about words, put them in quotes (you're not the only one).

post #1610 of 37672
Uh...return?
Just kidding.
post #1611 of 37672
TweedyProf.
I was too lazy to do that.
I am just a stupid cpa who doesn't know proper English. It's all about the $$$$ for me.
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Originally Posted by Rudals View Post

Does it look obnoxiously wide to anyone else? 


dude, you need to stop hyperventilating at the first hint of a criticism. the tie looks great.
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But I want perfection!

In all seriousness, if the tie is $200 then it better be perfect for me. 

I took a ruler to the tie and it is 3.55 inches.

I will wear it again with a jacket that has wider lapels and see how it works out.

The tie is beautiful.

AND I won't delete the pictures from HERE for educational purpose.

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Originally Posted by Rudals View Post

But I want perfection!
In all seriousness, if the tie is $200 then it better be perfect for me. 
I took a ruler to the tie and it is 3.55 inches.
I will wear it again with a jacket that has wider lapels and see how it works out.
The tie is beautiful.
AND I won't delete the pictures from HERE for educational purpose.

DO NOT, I REPEAT, DO NOT ASK FOR A RETURN. This tie was made to your specs. YOU ordered a 3.55. biggrin.gif
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Originally Posted by Holdfast View Post

They're the only ties I undo the slow way (reversing the steps to tie the knot), rather than just pulling it through to undo it.

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Originally Posted by jrd617 View Post

Here's the thing, though. Cappelli seems to add a little width to the ties. (~0.2 inches) I don't know why he does this or if it's a product of the cutting/sewing process.

I've been ordering 3.3 inch ties and getting 3.5 ones in the mail. No big deal at 3.5. But ordering a tie at 3.55 and getting 3.75 isn't good for rudals given his build. So just eyeballing Noodles' tie, I think it's 3.75.

As everyone said, wearing a wider lapel jacket would be better

You, sir, are not helping. You are effectively giving crack to a crackhead.
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At the risk of calling Rud out, no one should be buying bespoke or custom anything without an understanding and appreciation for why custom is needed.

Please, please do not get caught up in flavor-of-the-week or dick measuring contests with senior members. You will spend unnecessarily and eventually cause headaches for more than just you and the manufacturer.
post #1617 of 37672

Nudeles, if you don't like the tie width I'm willing to pay for the shipping to Messico. :nodding: :D

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Originally Posted by sugarbutch View Post


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You, sir, are not helping. You are effectively giving crack to a crackhead.

More like gasoline to an arsonist! :bounce2:

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Originally Posted by Betelgeuse View Post
 

Nudeles, if you don't like the tie width I'm willing to pay for the shipping to Messico. :nodding: :D

I'm closer/cheaper :slapfight:

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Originally Posted by bourbonbasted View Post

At the risk of calling Rud out, no one should be buying bespoke or custom anything without an understanding and appreciation for why custom is needed.

Please, please do not get caught up in flavor-of-the-week or dick measuring contests with senior members. You will spend unnecessarily and eventually cause headaches for more than just you and the manufacturer.

Oh I dare not play with bespoke/custom. I can't even walk on my own (in SF). When I announced that I would go bespoke for a suit, everyone stopped me, thankfully. 

Now regarding this tie order, I know it's my fault for not check-checking the specs but I assumed the standard would be standard for me. Learning experience.

It's all good. I'll just wear it with a suit that's got wider lapels. 

And as always, thanks for giving us your thoughts here. We need a lot of help here (especially me). :fonz:

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