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1" tie space

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by vncrz, Oct 18, 2011.

  1. vncrz

    vncrz Senior member

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    Too much? I noticed that my tie kept falling slightly out of place with a Jantzen shirt with 3/4" tie space, so I went up to 1" for this order (Ricky from Jantzen remarked that that was too big over the phone) and it seems to stay put substantially better. I recall Michael Alden posting that he went with the same measure. What do you all think?


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  2. Taylorstav

    Taylorstav Senior member

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    It doesn't offend me.
     
  3. landshark

    landshark Senior member

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    I like it a lot, actually.
     
  4. Master-Classter

    Master-Classter Senior member

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    I think it works... but it also may start to look like a 'style', ie it'll eventually become dated or tired.

    and of course it may just be hiding the real fit problem (which I don't know what it is)
     
  5. JJGooden

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    Looks great to me - like there is more substance to that space. It strikes me as a serious, refined look.
     
  6. Twotone

    Twotone Senior member

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    I prefer zero tie space, so it's not for me. Your collar band looks way too big as well.
     
  7. TheTukker

    TheTukker Senior member

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    Looks pretty good; how high is your collar?
     
  8. vncrz

    vncrz Senior member

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    While that might be a stylistic preference, there is absolutely no way you can fit a thick tie without substantial tie space, unless you have an extreme cut away collar. The tie in the pic below, for example, is from Altea and perhaps the thickest I have, and even with the large (~ 3/4") tie space the shirt has it still looks slightly off, but not with the 1" space:



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    Thanks, it's 2"
     
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  9. jamesny

    jamesny Senior member

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    looks good to me too
     
  10. TheTukker

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    Interesting - many thanks.
     
  11. vncrz

    vncrz Senior member

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    Can you be a tad more specific?
     
  12. Sanguis Mortuum

    Sanguis Mortuum Senior member

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    The knot looks fine to me. The dimple I prefer nearer the middle of the tie, like in your later pic, rather than the tie being folded over nearer the edge of the knot as in your first set of pics; the knot itself is perfectly fine though. I suspect GrovelVine is just an idiot and/or noob.
     
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    Shirtmaven Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    HHHH now Iknow why I have had requests for 1" of tie space..
     
  14. Gdot

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    I'm confused......

    Doesn't 'tie space' refer to the horizontal distance between where the collar hits the collar band?

    But this post seems to address the height of the collar band.

    Isn't this two different things?
     
  15. TheTukker

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    yes, nope and yes.
     
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  17. Svenn

    Svenn Senior member

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    It looks fine but I don't like tie spaces if they're avoidable- as someone in another thread said, the tie space just adds unnecessary geometry in what could be a clean, simple, angular meeting.

    I have yet to see a sufficient justification for the tie space. I have shirts, including one from arguably the best bespoke shirtmaker in London if not the world, that has a tie space and honestly my ties slip out of it more than some OTR shirts I have without a tie space.
     

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