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post #12916 of 33197

Got a few cotton knit ties that are pretty decidedly casual. For some reason they all cut off around my belly button, and look utterly ridiculous without being covered by a vest or cardigan.

 

Is there a cheap brand making a halfway decent knit tie that is actually full length or am I going to have to shell out for big boy ties?

post #12917 of 33197
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Sized up in Samuelsohn and Isaia. (Suit pants not pictured) Here's the first jacket, a 40R. Thoughts?
Chest tightness isn't a problem anymore, but the back looks a lot messier. Probably needs to be shortened about a half an inch too.
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Better than the smaller one. A reputable tailor can clean up the back. I wouldn't shorten it at all. I think the length looks fine. I would only shorten the sleeves slightly.
post #12918 of 33197
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Got a few cotton knit ties that are pretty decidedly casual. For some reason they all cut off around my belly button, and look utterly ridiculous without being covered by a vest or cardigan.

Is there a cheap brand making a halfway decent knit tie that is actually full length or am I going to have to shell out for big boy ties?

You might have to shell out, but why not just adjust the length you tie it at? Start with the underside shorter.
post #12919 of 33197
Who is the Vox of Purseforum?
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What is the ideal width of the tie in relation to the body?

I'm considering to buy a custom made tie. 

 

post #12921 of 33197
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What is the ideal width of the tie in relation to the body?
I'm considering to buy a custom made tie. 

It should be somewhat related to the width of the lapels.
post #12922 of 33197
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What is the ideal width of the tie in relation to the body?

I'm considering to buy a custom made tie. 

 



 I think it really just depends on the person's taste.  I have relatively broad shoulders and still prefer thin ties.  All depends on what you like!

post #12923 of 33197

I think it really just depends on your particular taste.  I have relatively broad shoulders, but I still like to stick with thin ties.  All up to what you like! 

post #12924 of 33197
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You might have to shell out, but why not just adjust the length you tie it at? Start with the underside shorter.


for lack of a better way to explain it they're stepped. there's like a choke point after which they're thinner to hide better under the collar, and it would look weird if that was showing.

post #12925 of 33197
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for lack of a better way to explain it they're stepped. there's like a choke point after which they're thinner to hide better under the collar, and it would look weird if that was showing.

Ahh, I get you. I don't own any knit ties personally, but friends of mine with them have complained about them stretching to the point of unwearable. Maybe yours can stretch to the point of wearable?
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1.) Is it possible for a tailor to make a 3 button suit as a 2 button? I have a 3 button suit but I'm "only" 6'0" so I dont want to wear it. However if it is possible for a tailor to make it into a 2 button suit then that would work as I don't want to spend $600+.

2.) Can I take my Brooks Brothers chinos and shirts to get tailored (possibly for free?) that I bought in December? Do I need to show a receipt or something?

3) How many times do you wear an item before washing it for the first time so you can then take it to the tailor? I want to get my BB chinos hemmed and BB shirts tailored but I have worn each item no more than once. Will they get ruined in the wash?
post #12927 of 33197
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Ahh, I get you. I don't own any knit ties personally, but friends of mine with them have complained about them stretching to the point of unwearable. Maybe yours can stretch to the point of wearable?


trying. does not seem to be working. I'm seriously thinking they were either designed specifically for hipsters or children (not that there's a huge difference, as both demographics enjoy things that are incredibly annoying, wear things that don't fit, and shouldn't be allowed to dress themselves)

post #12928 of 33197

RE: shirts, thanks heaps. If I feel like I don't have enough, I can always go out and get some more :)

post #12929 of 33197
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Better than the smaller one. A reputable tailor can clean up the back. I wouldn't shorten it at all. I think the length looks fine. I would only shorten the sleeves slightly.

+1 on all of the above.
post #12930 of 33197
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When stores refer to 8.5 oz wool or 14oz twill, what area of cloth is this measuring?
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iirc usually square yard, although i think if its in grams and isn't an english or american fabric it's probably by metre.

it's not actually a square yard in my experience... most typical bolts of fabric are 150 cm or 60 inches. A yard and a meter are close so it is the weight of the fabric measured at 1 yard x 60" with general weights being 8-10oz as "light" or tropical, 10-12/13oz as "medium" or 3 season, and 14oz on up into heavy tweeds as winter weight. This is not the same, however, and the "fineness" of the fabric being Super 100s, 120s etc.
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