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post #26716 of 33197
I love showing a bit of tieband with a cutaway.

J
post #26717 of 33197
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Originally Posted by Van Veen View Post

This is one of those arbitrary rules people like to repeat that have no basis in the actual history of menswear (kind of like "no cuffs with flat-front pants"). If you look up photos of British royals in morning dress, you will find plenty of FIH knots with wide spread and cutaway collars. Ralph Lauren also favors this look.

Frankly, that knot is too big as it is, and I would tie it a bit smaller.

I also find the knot too big, but mostly too long, which would be resolved by a tight half Windsor, which is normally tied farther up the tie, where it is thinner. I've never thought of this as a rule with historical basis, but with an aesthetic one. A Windsor knot just plain looks better with a full spread collar, because it is less likely to show unsightly neck band. I've seen four in hands work, but generally windsors look better. At any rate, that knot doesn't work, in it's present form.
post #26718 of 33197
I don't find showing tie band unsightly, either, but to each his own.
post #26719 of 33197

Shirt Fabric Drape


I've received some fabric swatches from various MTM shirt makers and am wondering how to evaluate them.  By looking at them, I get a good sense of the color.  I can also tell how transparent the fabric is.  I can feel its softness.  But, how can I get a sense of how a shirt made from the fabric will drape??  Any suggestions are appreciated.

post #26720 of 33197
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Originally Posted by Van Veen View Post

I don't find showing tie band unsightly, either, but to each his own.

We are brothers!

J
post #26721 of 33197
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Originally Posted by ridethecliche View Post
 


 Probably because they look ridiculous?


You may regret coming down quite so strongly on this side of the issue.

post #26722 of 33197
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Originally Posted by Van Veen View Post

I don't find showing tie band unsightly, either, but to each his own.

I find it's particularly bad, often, with full spread collars, when it looks to by vomiting from under the collar, rather than running cleanly from the knot. Either way, I agree this isn't a rule, just a matter of what looks better. That, of course, is a matter of opinion.
post #26723 of 33197
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 Probably because they look ridiculous?

Yeah, well, that's just, like, your opinion, man.

Attitude trumps class on SF, yet again.
post #26724 of 33197

How versatile would a light brown herringbone jacket be? Could it work with dark grey trousers?

 

Something like this:

 


Edited by RPM1 - 2/26/14 at 7:20pm
post #26725 of 33197

Hello everybody,

 

How old is this one? Logo looks pretty modern to me.  

 

http://www.ebay.com/itm/141196851676?_trksid=p2047675.m570.l4467&_trkparms=gh1g%3DI141196851676.N19.S2.M-1249

 

Thanks

/Calypso 

post #26726 of 33197

Living and working in San Francisco, CA and am shopping around for two new suits. Anyone have ~5 recommendations for where I should go? Thank you. 

Edit: Would look for something sub $1,500 all in. 


Edited by wangasaurus - 2/26/14 at 10:15pm
post #26727 of 33197
^Price range? Need to narrow things down a little
post #26728 of 33197

I really like wingtip blutchers in colors like bourbon, cigar etc.  Most of ones I can find seem to be shell like RL Marlow

 

My price range is less and put me in this range:

 

Considering these if they go on sale but prefer other options and short-wings:

 

https://www.jcrew.com/mens_category/shoes/oxfords/PRDOVR~09494/09494.jsp?color_name=cigar-brown

post #26729 of 33197
At that price point you can get better shoes from a real shoe company: http://www.allenedmonds.com/aeonline/producti_SF6215_1_40000000001_-1
post #26730 of 33197
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Originally Posted by Veremund View Post

At that price point you can get better shoes from a real shoe company: http://www.allenedmonds.com/aeonline/producti_SF6215_1_40000000001_-1

Who makes the shoes for J. Crew?

J
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