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post #15496 of 30713
Those narrow ties are trendy and very 1960s like Mad Men for example. I've got a few neckties that are under 3" inches wide. One from Brooks Brothers, Two from Barney's Co-Op, and one from Gitman Bros. which I purchased the latter at David Lindsey Clothiers months ago.
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Can anyone comment on the fit of Barba dandy life shirts, say compared to regular Barba dress shirts
post #15498 of 30713
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Originally Posted by doughboysc View Post

I've recently lost two more pounds. I'm now at 332 lbs. I'm 35 lbs lighter altogether since my highest weight was 367 lbs in late 2009. Is it okay for a big and tall man like me wearing plaid, or bold stripes. And even narrow neckties from 2" to 2.75" wide?
Nobody should be wearing 2" ties. I only wear 2-75-3" because I'm like 140lbs. Things need to be kept relatively in proportion.
post #15499 of 30713
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Originally Posted by Sanguis Mortuum View Post

Nobody should be wearing 2" ties. I only wear 2-75-3" because I'm like 140lbs. Things need to be kept relatively in proportion.

+1

It's about having a proportional tie to match your body type. I'm a bulky guy, so I stay with 3.5" - 4" ties.
post #15500 of 30713
would it be appropriate to wear Navy cashmere/wool blend SC (lightweight, unlined, soft shoulder) when temps around 80'sF ?
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would it be appropriate to wear Navy cashmere/wool blend SC (lightweight, unlined, soft shoulder) when temps around 80'sF ?


only you can answer that, Do you feel hot in it? If so, don't wear it. The fabric composition is not as important as weight and weave and those are not as important as how you feel wearing it.
post #15502 of 30713
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Originally Posted by edmorel View Post

only you can answer that, Do you feel hot in it? If so, don't wear it. The fabric composition is not as important as weight and weave and those are not as important as how you feel wearing it.
Thank You Ed...make sense.
post #15503 of 30713
Heres my two questions im attending a hollywood themed ball , im also helping to organise it. The look im going with is similar to James Mcavoy in attonement.
1. Do i go with the smaller windsor collar or larger Graffton?
2.Do i put bowtie with wing s on top or behind?
post #15504 of 30713
If you want to look good wear a spread collar shirt with a bowtie. All else is sub-par. Just my opinion.
post #15505 of 30713
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Originally Posted by patrickBOOTH View Post

If you want to look good wear a spread collar shirt with a bowtie. All else is sub-par. Just my opinion.
thanks for reply but i dont own a stiff spread collar and its not really the look i want to go for . As most people attending will do new hollywood (think brad pitt,george clooney) i want to do an old hollywood style.
post #15506 of 30713
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Originally Posted by inimitable View Post

Can anyone comment on the fit of Barba dandy life shirts, say compared to regular Barba dress shirts

They're quite slim fit, more like black label than white label.
post #15507 of 30713
How much can a tailor take a suit in and can they do it on the torso or am I stuck with a 38, 40 whatever?
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They can't take in a chest, but they can the waist quite a bit.
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Originally Posted by patrickBOOTH View Post

They can't take in a chest, but they can the waist quite a bit.
Thanks, I'll just buy it and take it to my local tailor then, see what he says. Should be alright though. I'm guessing they can shorten the arms to more or less anything, right?
post #15510 of 30713
Yep.
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