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I've mentioned before my reluctance to wear OCBD's with ties, preferring OBSC's. I do own 3 which I wear regularly without neckties (with jeans or shorts, sleeves rolled up). Whenever I looked at pictures of outfits, I preferred non-BD to BD. Out of several hundred pinned images, less than a dozen involve spread collars. I understand their function in a wardrobe. But their use just didn't speak to me.

I rewatched Breakfast at Tiffany's the other day. First of all, that shit is racist as all else. But I also really liked the way Paul Varjak (played by George Peppard) wore his OCBD's. Seeing them on a well-dressed (for the most part) moving person is very different that seeing them in a still picture (and while I do see them in real life, I don't think I've ever seen one in an outfit I'd consider particularly good). Anyway, I figured this was a hangup I could get over.



Some stills from the movie:


 

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Surprising lapel roll on lapels that skinny.

 

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If it weren't for the small gorges, I think that suit could probably be worn today without anyone blinking an eye. @Tirailleur1 (T&C, baby)

 

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Good guys and pretty women could smoke cigs back in the day

 

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He had a sugar mama buying him all those skinny ties

 

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Edited by Claghorn - 11/11/15 at 4:11pm
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I've mentioned before my reluctance to wear OCBD's with ties, preferring OBSC's. I do own 3 which I wear regularly without neckties (with jeans or shorts, sleeves rolled up). Whenever I looked at pictures of outfits, I preferred non-BD to BD. Out of several hundred pinned images, less than a dozen involve spread collars. I understand their function in a wardrobe. But their use just didn't speak to me.

I rewatched Breakfast at Tiffany's the other day. First of all, that shit is racist as all else. But I also really liked the way Paul Varjak (played by George Peppard) wore his OCBD's. Seeing them on a well-dressed (for the most part) moving person is very different that seeing them in a still picture (and while I do see them in real life, I don't think I've ever seen one in an outfit I'd consider particularly good). Anyway, I figured this was a hangup I could get over.
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Not sure about the OCBD thing, but I tend to prefer them without ties, but that's the not reason for my comment sir, that blue is stunning and I just love it

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No, Clags. Never. Again.
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Nope, I think I'm a convert. Especially for knits. It felt right.

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@Claghorn, the problem with your outfit is that the gorge of your lapels is too high to go with the BD collar. Doesn't look harmonious, imo.
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Button-down collars with ties probably have different associations for different people.  For me, it’s the US northeastern university style and its junior branch, “prep.”   That means for me they’re most at home with suits and jackets associated with that tradition, less so, for example, with jackets of an Italianate sort.   For people who grew up in different places and times they may well have quite different associations.

 

Cheers,

 

Ac

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Not nearly as dapper as you gents, but here's a casual one from the other day, taken from my IG. Navy knit blazer by Gray. Orange tweed tie with purple&blue speckles. White shirt.

I'm thinking it'd look better with a pink Bengal or ticking stripe shirt and burgundy grenadine tie:


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@elio

One of the reasons I like my spreads is the way they align with my gorges.

hashtagstyfodude or whatnot

Also, this reminded me of Richard Brautigan's poetry:

"I have gotten spaghetti stains in my underwear. My white, cotton underwear.

I have spaghetti stains in my white, cotton underwear"

The treasures of the internet, right there.
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Saca....what is goin on with the collar of the jacket? At first I thought it was an overcoat-- is this an extremely heavy cloth or?? Like everything else a lot!
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Not nearly as dapper as you gents, but here's a casual one from the other day, taken from my IG. Navy knit blazer by Gray. Orange tweed tie with purple&blue speckles. White shirt.

I'm thinking it'd look better with a pink Bengal or ticking stripe shirt and burgundy grenadine tie:


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@Koala-T the relaxed, jacket open pose has looked excellent on you in the past, I would recommend trashing this one. In my view, it makes you look far more hunched over, which does nobody any favors...not even the hipster IG'ers!

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Saca....what is goin on with the collar of the jacket? At first I thought it was an overcoat-- is this an extremely heavy cloth or?? Like everything else a lot!

It's not a SC...it's a casual knit blazer.
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Saca....what is goin on with the collar of the jacket? At first I thought it was an overcoat-- is this an extremely heavy cloth or?? Like everything else a lot!

Yes, sorry, I should've described it further: the wool is extremely thick and dense, so it won't exactly drape like a typical wool/silk/cashmere jacket. I just love how warm it is, perfect for San Francisco micro climates.
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@Claghorn perhaps a touch more roll in the collar? Looks a bit like the collar is eating the tie...

 

@The_Foxx is the jacket a tad tight? I'm not quite sure if I think the outfit makes you look jacked, or if it just makes the outfit itself look tight...I'm inclined to lean toward the former. 

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It's an Italian fit/ NYC special, def not the American Trad to which many here are partial. I'm in decent shape but not "jacked" by any means
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@Claghorn
 perhaps a touch more roll in the collar? Looks a bit like the collar is eating the tie...

@The_Foxx
 is the jacket a tad tight? I'm not quite sure if I think the outfit makes you look jacked, or if it just makes the outfit itself look tight...I'm inclined to lean toward the former. 
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