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@7_rocket Nice collars. I'd suggest a lil reduction in tie space.
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My daily regimen is generally a greek yogurt for breakfast, a coffee for lunch, and then a regular dinner and I do my best to limit myself to light or no snacking afterwards.

That doesn't sound like enough nutrients, but I am also far from an expert.

Did you check into it to make sure it's healthy for you to do this?
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So much for my diet.
I am waiting to be seated at a Brazilian restaurant. all you can eat meat..

Chew each bite like 50 times, better for digestion and you'll wear yourself out...biggrin.gif
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Moving on. I posted this in the Spier and Mackay thread but I was wondering what your opinions are, someone said there was a debate about if spread collars look good without a tie but I didn't see it in this thread.

Here is my Spier and Mackay custom collar.




Here is my Spier and Mackay standard wide spread.





I'm pretty slim at 5'10 and 150lbs. Does the custom collar suit my slim profile (neck) or does it make me look smaller? How do you guys feel about wearing a spread collar without a tie? Which collar looks better?

 

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Originally Posted by 7_rocket View Post

Moving on. I posted this in the Spier and Mackay thread but I was wondering what your opinions are, someone said there was a debate about if spread collars look good without a tie but I didn't see it in this thread.

Here is my Spier and Mackay custom collar.




Here is my Spier and Mackay standard wide spread.





I'm pretty slim at 5'10 and 150lbs. Does the custom collar suit my slim profile (neck) or does it make me look smaller? How do you guys feel about wearing a spread collar without a tie? Which collar looks better?

I like both shirts, but have a slight preference for the striped one (the length of the collar points on it are a bit more in proportion than those on the white). As for a spread collar shirt without a tie, I don't "get" that look at all. A spread collar says "dressed up," so wearing it with a suit and no tie makes zero sense to me.

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So much for my diet.
I am waiting to be seated at a Brazilian restaurant. all you can eat meat..

You need a full time life coach....and a good toilet.
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I like both shirts, but have a slight preference for the striped one (the length of the collar points on it are a bit more in proportion than those on the white). As for a spread collar shirt without a tie, I don't "get" that look at all. A spread collar says "dressed up," so wearing it with a suit and no tie makes zero sense to me.

A spread collar without a tie looks fine. More of a Euro look vs the button down in the us in the same context.
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I don't know about that, but I wear spreads with the sleeves rolled up an jeans pretty damned often when it's hot
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A spread collar without a tie looks fine. More of a Euro look vs the button down in the us in the same context.

Yes, and I have the same problem with a button down shirt and a suit, but with no tie. It's like guys that wear a tux, but pair it with a long black tie, or hipsters who wear a suit but think they're clever wearing it with tennis shoes. The fact that some people consider each of those a look doesn't make that look a good one. If you're going to go to the trouble of wearing a suit, go the rest of the way and wear a tie.

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I don't see why spread looks bad in a casual context. You're just saying that because you relate to spread as formal but that's not aesthetically true I think. Something like black being formal or at least striking is connotations as well as the nature of the color. Plain fabrics being formal and texture being more casual has good reasons. Spread? I don't see why it's more formal than a point collar for instance at being worn tieless.
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I don't see why spread looks bad in a casual context. You're just saying that because you relate to spread as formal but that's not aesthetically true I think. Something like black being formal or at least striking is connotations as well as the nature of the color. Plain fabrics being formal and texture being more casual has good reasons. Spread? I don't see why it's more formal than a point collar for instance at being worn tieless.

IME, spread collar without a tie tends to, well, spread, un-pleasingly without a tie.

Not all do this--one of my favorite shirts to wear w/o a tie is a spread collar. It does take one cut in a particular way to work well though, IMO.
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I've been wondering what the thoughts here are on soft and fused collars. My only experience with a soft collar is with Proper Cloth's Soft President Collar. I thought that a soft collar would be great for a bit more casual look with a tie, but to me it's looking shapeless. Sans tie, the collar gets lost under the lapels when wearing a jacket. Is there any consensus on the love/hate of soft collars?
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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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The green in that tie and that kind of tan suit are so perfect together it's not even funny.

Thanks again! Stitchy, your comment made the purchase a no-brainer. YOU ROCK! icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif

So, I'm sold on this type of suit for my trip. I still need to acquire it and find a suitable pair of shoes. I was dissecting Mr. Akamine's fit, and noticed he is wearing a type of slip-on. Can anyone identify the maker or recommend something similar? They look comfy…




For the suit, I've got feelers out to Epaulet (my best fitting jacket & trousers) and Kent Wang. For OTR, I tried SuitSupply, but wasn't sold on it and thought I could do better. What do you guys think about this one from Howard Yount?



Cotton Canvas Suit - Tan

HY's sizing has been hit or miss for me, but might be worth a try. I've got a few HY SC's that fit well, but have also returned a few for being too large. I'm also, not 100% on the patch breast pocket, but for the price it's not a deal-breaker.

As always, I appreciate the help! Thanks!!!!
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Have you thought about a cotton solaro cloth?
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Depends on the suit.

I don't like this weird rigidity for the sake of tradition hard line. I work with lots of Dutch people and I've never seen then wear anything but a spread collar shirt and they rarely wear suits and yours and it looks good. The flare depends on the collar...

Also some suits look amazing without ties or with t necks. Depends on the fabric and cut. Just because people often do it poorly doesn't mean the idea is flawed.
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