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Originally Posted by Pb924 View Post
 

What about width. I was thinking more than 3 inches because my lapel width is a little over 3. And my shirt collar is fairly large. I have some 3 inch ties an they look okay, but was thinking of trying something larger.

 

You're thinking is correct.  The consensus here is that 8-9 cm. is about the sweet spot, so roughly 3.25-3.5 inches. 

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Originally Posted by heldentenor View Post

You're thinking is correct.  The consensus here is that 8-9 cm. is about the sweet spot, so roughly 3.25-3.5 inches. 

I just ordered the green-white stripe Vanda tie in 3.5" x 53". All the Hober's I've ordered are 3.5" and I think I like the width, but what are the considerations for going a quarter inch smaller.
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I think for shorter people (and I number among them--as do you, I recall?) it's a negligible difference.  One could try to match tie width and lapel width, but a quarter of an inch isn't a huge difference for that purpose.

 

Taller men, particularly those with squarer shoulders and fuller chests, really benefit from the extra width in terms of proportionality. 

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Originally Posted by europrep View Post

Kids kill it all. My wife and I both work full time and we have a 1 and 2.5 year old with no nanny or family help. I have a seriously hard time to find the time or energy to workout. Therefore diet changes are my only chance.

Same here. Had to cut my food intake by 2/3 to lose real weight. Also, as you get older it gets harder. (no penis joke plz)
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Originally Posted by macjedi View Post

Thanks everyone! Stitchy, are you referring to the blue with the green stripe? I had a bit of sticker shock when I added them to my cart, so I might have to settle for one.

See below. That is the green I was referring to. smile.gif
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Originally Posted by EliodA View Post

If you decide to only get one of those, then it has to be nr. 2, the green with white stripes.
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genetic is also important. My parents and grandparents are all skinny ( a little less than when they were young) and I'm 5ft7 at 125lbs uhoh.gif
Luckily I gained some pound in the last year because I was 110lbs before. I don't do any sport and I sit in my ass all day.
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Originally Posted by JIMB View Post

Between hopsack and fresco 0520 which do you guys recommend for that climate (60-90F)? I'm saving up for a blazer suit.
Fresco is hairier than hopsack. The problem with fresco is it can be worn only in summer. Also it doesn't work well with flannel.
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Originally Posted by Slh View Post

genetic is also important. My parents and grandparents are all skinny ( a little less than when they were young) and I'm 5ft7 at 125lbs uhoh.gif
Luckily I gained some pound in the last year because I was 110lbs before. I don't do any sport and I sit in my ass all day.
Fresco is hairier than hopsack. The problem with fresco is it can be worn only in summer. Also it doesn't work well with flannel.

Fresco can be worn year round in a 60F-90F climate. Might even be too hot for 90F. I'd go for half lined Fresco, would be much more comfortable than hopsack in those temperatures.
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Originally Posted by Monkeyface View Post

Fresco can be worn year round in a 60F-90F climate. Might even be too hot for 90F. I'd go for half lined Fresco, would be much more comfortable than hopsack in those temperatures.
Fresco texture doesn't go as well as hopsack with flannel
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Originally Posted by Slh View Post

Fresco texture doesn't go as well as hopsack with flannel

Why would you be wearing flannel in such a climate? I'm assuming you're talking about flannel shirts, because a flannel suit would be much too warm.
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Originally Posted by Monkeyface View Post

Why would you be wearing flannel in such a climate? I'm assuming you're talking about flannel shirts, because a flannel suit would be much too warm.
I'm talking about flannel trousers. There are days when the temperature drops at 55F which is for us, cold.
And we wear flannel trousers. I'm looking to commission a jacket and I think hopsack would be nice because I like the texture and it is suited for the temperatures here. Ideal for the summer and ok for the winter when worn with flannell trousers. Fresco texture doensn't go well with flannell trousers.
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Edited by The Noodles - 3/3/15 at 7:52am
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Originally Posted by The Noodles View Post

Fudge. I am the clown of SF. What the heck is going on with my sartorial life? My life at the office alone has enough material for a TV show. My life at home alone has enough material for a TV show. My life at SF has more than enough materials for a documentary series.

No, not the clown! But you love the attention! 😄
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Edited by The Noodles - 3/3/15 at 7:52am
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Originally Posted by The Noodles View Post

No, not the attention. I just get too bored at work!

How can you be bored and work and still be too tired to do something after? I'm always looking forward to the end of the day, so I can go for a walk along the Thames with my girlfriend, maybe go for a drink or a quick dinner, catch a movie, workout together, etc.
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Originally Posted by in stitches View Post


Same here. Had to cut my food intake by 2/3 to lose real weight. Also, as you get older it gets harder. (no penis joke plz)
 

 

I am trying out the no eating between 8pm-12pm besides a piece of fruit in the AM.  Also drastically cut my beer and wine intake in favor of Tequila drinks.  Makes for a lot less hangovers in general and the body feeling like crap from all the carbs and sugars.  

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@The Noodles I do highly recommend cutting out diet soda. I did so a few years ago and am very happy with the decision.
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