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  1. Liam O

    Liam O Senior member

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    Got a few cotton knit ties that are pretty decidedly casual. For some reason they all cut off around my belly button, and look utterly ridiculous without being covered by a vest or cardigan.

    Is there a cheap brand making a halfway decent knit tie that is actually full length or am I going to have to shell out for big boy ties?
     


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    Better than the smaller one. A reputable tailor can clean up the back. I wouldn't shorten it at all. I think the length looks fine. I would only shorten the sleeves slightly.
     


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    You might have to shell out, but why not just adjust the length you tie it at? Start with the underside shorter.
     


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    patrickBOOTH Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Who is the Vox of Purseforum?
     


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    What is the ideal width of the tie in relation to the body?
    I'm considering to buy a custom made tie.
     


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    patrickBOOTH Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    It should be somewhat related to the width of the lapels.
     


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    I think it really just depends on the person's taste. I have relatively broad shoulders and still prefer thin ties. All depends on what you like!
     


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    I think it really just depends on your particular taste. I have relatively broad shoulders, but I still like to stick with thin ties. All up to what you like!
     


  9. Liam O

    Liam O Senior member

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    for lack of a better way to explain it they're stepped. there's like a choke point after which they're thinner to hide better under the collar, and it would look weird if that was showing.
     


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    Ahh, I get you. I don't own any knit ties personally, but friends of mine with them have complained about them stretching to the point of unwearable. Maybe yours can stretch to the point of wearable?
     


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    1.) Is it possible for a tailor to make a 3 button suit as a 2 button? I have a 3 button suit but I'm "only" 6'0" so I dont want to wear it. However if it is possible for a tailor to make it into a 2 button suit then that would work as I don't want to spend $600+.

    2.) Can I take my Brooks Brothers chinos and shirts to get tailored (possibly for free?) that I bought in December? Do I need to show a receipt or something?

    3) How many times do you wear an item before washing it for the first time so you can then take it to the tailor? I want to get my BB chinos hemmed and BB shirts tailored but I have worn each item no more than once. Will they get ruined in the wash?
     
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  12. Liam O

    Liam O Senior member

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    trying. does not seem to be working. I'm seriously thinking they were either designed specifically for hipsters or children (not that there's a huge difference, as both demographics enjoy things that are incredibly annoying, wear things that don't fit, and shouldn't be allowed to dress themselves)
     


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    RE: shirts, thanks heaps. If I feel like I don't have enough, I can always go out and get some more :)
     


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    +1 on all of the above.
     


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    it's not actually a square yard in my experience... most typical bolts of fabric are 150 cm or 60 inches. A yard and a meter are close so it is the weight of the fabric measured at 1 yard x 60" with general weights being 8-10oz as "light" or tropical, 10-12/13oz as "medium" or 3 season, and 14oz on up into heavy tweeds as winter weight. This is not the same, however, and the "fineness" of the fabric being Super 100s, 120s etc.
     


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