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Best tie width of Brooks Brothers Fitzgerald suit?

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by nurktwin, Oct 3, 2010.

  1. nurktwin

    nurktwin Well-Known Member

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    Is there an ideal tie width for the Brooks Brothers Fitzgerald suit?
     
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    For a balanced look, try to find a tie that approximates the width of the lapels.
     
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    For a balanced look, try to find a tie that approximates the width of the lapels.

    /thread.
     
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    3.0, or 2.75-3.25 depending on your frame
     
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    3.0, or 2.75-3.25 depending on your frame

    Your frame is immaterial - the tie needs to have congruency with the lapel width and shirt collar - imo.
     
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    Your frame is immaterial - the tie needs to have congruency with the lapel width and shirt collar - imo.

    Yes and no - the lapel size already has to confirm to your frame. So, there is a connection, but not a direct one.
     
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    Yes and no - the lapel size already has to confirm to your frame. So, there is a connection, but not a direct one.

    He already has the suit so the discussion is about the relationship of the lapel, tie, and shirt collar sizes. If he were suit shopping then the lapel would be a consideration, nicht wahr?
     
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    Thanks. I measured the lapel of the Fitz and it's 3 inches. So I guess I need a 3 inch wide tie. Does anyone know the width of the Brooks Repp ties like this one.
     
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    Thanks. I measured the lapel of the Fitz and it's 3 inches. So I guess I need a 3 inch wide tie. Does anyone know the width of the Brooks Repp ties like this one.

    I think the BB slim ties look best w/the Fitzgerald. You don't need to have the exact widths in everything, which is generally impossible, but just avoid extremes. I'm pretty sure the site tells you the widths on some, at least. The one you asked about is 3.5 - their standard ties are 3.5 and some Golden Fleece go to 4". The slims are about 2.75 - 3" depending on the style. The BF are about 2.5 - 2.75. Enjoy!
     
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    Thanks. Would the standard 3.5" Brooks tie look to wide with the Fitz?
     
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    Thanks. Would the standard 3.5" Brooks tie look to wide with the Fitz?
    I doubt it.
     
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    Resurrecting this old thread. Are the BF 2.25/2.5's too narrow for the Fitzgerald? After all, wouldn't that tie and jacket combo be right in line with JFK?
     
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    I'm more curious to know if the wider ties would work...
     
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    If a wider tie (to be exact, wider than 3" but otherwise a standard size of 3.5") fits your frame well, then it will look fine with the Fitzgerald. The lapels on that suit are not extremely skinny or wide where it would be noticeable. In fact, ALL my ties are 3.25"-3.5" and I have a couple Fitzgerald suits I wear them with.
     
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    Use your judgement, there is mathematical relationship twixt tie and and suit, merely good judgement. If you cannot see what is right.....
     
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    There is another school of thought which is that the lapel is a secondary consideration.

    Instead look to your body size.

    If you are tall a wider tie will work well and so on...
     
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    I suppose it will also depend on the pattern on the tie, if there is one, as some can create the illusion of width.
     
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    I've adopted the Fitz for all of my new suits. 3" or less looks best, been getting lots of complements.
     
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