You'll want a copy of this, then:
I've seen way more than just one admirable fit from Noodles over on the WAYWRN thread, and a number of those have made the 20+ thread unless I'm completely misremembering. Been that way for quite some time now.
Dressing well is the one thing he's got right.
It's the entire rest of his life that's a shambles ...
@7_rocket I think a lot goes into answering your question. First off, i don't see anything wrong with wearing a spread collar without a tie unless its a super spread cut a way (which i don't even like with a tie) I actually think that if you are not wearing a tie and you want to still look a bit formal for a meeting or even with a pair of nice dress jeans then a spread collar will give you that little extra bit of dressiness you are looking for. Now if you want a super casual look then i wouldn't go spread or even forward point with any dress shirt, but i would focus on a shirt with a really soft button down collar, something like a flannel shirt in the winter with jeans or linen shirts in the summer with linen or cotton pants/ shorts. So for now go with the spreads! your shirts look great with or without the tie (even though we love ties).