Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by gdl203, Aug 15, 2013.
I'm with Mr. Six that the fundamental issue for me with 8cm is the width at the knot and less so at the bottom of the blade. That said, I would prefer 9cm ties if I owned a Formosa given the size of the lapels for proportion.
But this is a bit of overthinking too. I think Murl's tie looks fine; Murl just wear and enjoy them. I've come to enjoy my 8cm ties because really, no one else but SF folks are going to fixate on blade width differences of 1cm.
A couple of interesting points on the rust donegal. Greg, Kyle or David has tied it with a nice tie-boner so that's going to skew it a bit (it's closer to the camera). Also note that the collar is less spread with the rust tie. I suspect that if you are going to have a narrower tie, then a narrower collar spread might be a way to go. Makes the "wispiness" of the tie at the top less wispy, if that makes sense.
Sorry, man! I couldn't resist. If the jacket length is too much (but at 6'3" probably not), you'll be the first to know.
On the upside, I think the tie looks like you could wrap one more time for a thicker four-in-hand, but otherwise works great. (the narrower knot draws my eye to the lapels and they look a lot wider than usual)
murl - that knot is just too skinny for your build - the blade width has nothing to do with it. You need to try a double FIH or something like that
It speaks to the power of the Eidos brand that you have put an Eidos lapel pin on a Sartoria Formosa jacket... Kudos to Antonio for building that brand !
For those wearing 38 in Eidos, do you wear the same size in Formosa?
I wear 40 in both. (I am a slim 40R/true 39R and usually buy a 40R and have the sides taken in.) The Formosa is bigger, but not so much so that I would size down.
What about in the shoulder/chest area?
I got measured for Ring and Samuelsohn and they measured me at a 36Short. My Zegna is a 38Short. So I wonder which would be better.
Personally I have a sportcoat in the Tipo fit in 36R and I sized EU44R in a Formosa. For the record I've tried the Formosa in EU46R and it was a little boxy/roomy for my own preference. Again, everyone has their own choice so YMMV. My Tom Ford suit is a size 36R in Base A, for what it's worth.
That jacket is going to work perfect for you. Congrats!
I hear you all on the tie. Thanks for the input. I've tried a DFiH with some success so I will just going that route. I'll buy the tie.
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Stonewall Inis is up
The more I look at the Stonewall Inis, the more taken aback I am. What a gorgeous sweater.
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