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What sort of tie knot best compliments a OCBD shirt with a large collar roll? The tie I have in mind is smooth silk and fairly heavy.
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It's a casual shirt, and the button down makes the collar gap small, so I'd say a lazy four-in-hand covers it.  If you like symmetry, try a Pratt/Shelby - winder and triangular, but lies flatter which is useful when you have a thicker tie.

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Originally Posted by jimanchower View Post

What sort of tie knot best compliments a OCBD shirt with a large collar roll? The tie I have in mind is smooth silk and fairly heavy.

 

A four in hand knot. And it's "complements," not "compliments." Although if you tie the correct knot you should receive "compliments" for how dashing you look.

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Your point is a good one, indeed. But the quality and construction of a clothing are not quite as arbitrary as sticking a label on a potato sack. Perhaps I should have left the brand name out of my question and only mentioned the objective details of construction. Quality/construction aren't the only thing, of course, and that is why I asked the question! 

 

True.  Let me put it another way: no, it's hideous.

 

 

:)

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Originally Posted by loarbmhs View Post

A four in hand knot. And it's "complements," not "compliments." Although if you tie the correct knot you should receive "compliments" for how dashing you look.

Wow, I wonder how many times I've misused that word in print over the years. A sincere "thanks!"
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I have this zegna tie I thrifted and I'm gifting it to a friend as a joke. There's no faking way I'd ever wear it out of the house. Or even in the house for that matter.

But zegna!

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Wow, I wonder how many times I've misused that word in print over the years. A sincere "thanks!"

My pleasure. And thanks for being such a good sport about it!

post #25388 of 31168
Any reason not to use orphaned suit pants? I got a nasty tear in my favorite jacket and its basically gone. Pants are great comfy charcoal trousers, any good reason not to keep them?
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Originally Posted by Will Carothers View Post

So I have a 3 piece light grey suit that I love, and the color is perfect to go with medium brown shoes...But if i were to pair the suit with a white shirt and black tie, would the brown shoes and belt remain appropriate? 

Yes they would.
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Hi guys,

It's been a while since I posted here, and I was hoping to get some feedback on some jacket fit pics. Normally, I'm a 16 inch shoulder, but I got some jackets that are pushing the 17 and 18 inch mark, and I was hoping to get some opinions on them.

To me, the DB's shoulders are obviously too big, but I feel like the two tweed jackets fit well (although I may be mis-attributing this fit to the construction of the suits). What do you guys think?

DB:


Gray Tweed (1):


Green Tweed (2):


Apologies for the washed-out pictures; these were taken early in the morning.
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It might be me, but the silhouette of the last two jackets looks a bit funny to me because there's just SO MUCH waist suppression relative to the shoulders. It makes it look like something is off because there's so much empty space inside where your lats should be.

The DB actually looks the best to me. Shockingly.
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Originally Posted by wannabe View Post

Hi guys,

It's been a while since I posted here, and I was hoping to get some feedback on some jacket fit pics. Normally, I'm a 16 inch shoulder, but I got some jackets that are pushing the 17 and 18 inch mark, and I was hoping to get some opinions on them.

To me, the DB's shoulders are obviously too big, but I feel like the two tweed jackets fit well (although I may be mis-attributing this fit to the construction of the suits). What do you guys think?

DB:


Gray Tweed (1):


Green Tweed (2):


Apologies for the washed-out pictures; these were taken early in the morning.
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Originally Posted by ridethecliche View Post

It might be me, but the silhouette of the last two jackets looks a bit funny to me because there's just SO MUCH waist suppression relative to the shoulders. It makes it look like something is off because there's so much empty space inside where your lats should be.

The DB actually looks the best to me. Shockingly.

Yeah, I think you definitely said what I was trying to put into words. Would a shoulder reduction make the silhouette appear more normal on all three jackets?
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Any reason not to use orphaned suit pants? I got a nasty tear in my favorite jacket and its basically gone. Pants are great comfy charcoal trousers
No reason not to wear them.
post #25394 of 31168

Anyone have experience with Brunello Cucinelli outerwear sizing? Looking to snag a peacoat for cheap in size 36, but I'm a pretty meager 36, so I don't want to spend money on something that'll be way too big. 

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Originally Posted by ridethecliche View Post

It might be me, but the silhouette of the last two jackets looks a bit funny to me because there's just SO MUCH waist suppression relative to the shoulders. It makes it look like something is off because there's so much empty space inside where your lats should be.

The DB actually looks the best to me. Shockingly.

Yeah, I think you definitely said what I was trying to put into words. Would a shoulder reduction make the silhouette appear more normal on all three jackets?

 

My disorganised thoughts:

- Don't touch the shoulders on any of the jackets, because it's a world of pain for both your wallet and the tailor for unknown results.

- The DB's shoulders are the widest of them all, and it's striped.  They're not comically wide, though, and should be tolerable.  The stripes are a bigger problem; you can only pair the jacket with plain light-coloured trousers as you're doing now.  If you're okay with that then you should keep it.

- The shoulders on the other two jackets look fine, but the chest on those jackets is too small for you and the lapels are bowing out.  It's a bad look exaggerated by the waist suppression.

- The straight lines of the inside edge of the DB's lapel are really good.

- The second jacket is too short in both length and sleeve.
- You'll never fit the two tweeds, pass them on.  You might grow to fit the shoulders of the DB, keep it.

- Any tags on the inside of the DB?  What's the lining like?

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