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Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by earthdragon, Nov 18, 2008.

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  1. fxh

    fxh Senior member

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    Also depends on width at or around the knot and all the way down.

    Too skinny up top looks wrong no matter what the width at tip.

    6cm is ok if its straight all the way up/down - 6 cm at bottom and thinner up top looks unbalanced.

    If you are wearing a jacket mostly buttoned up then the bottom width doesn't matter much at all - no one will see it.

    If not wearing a jacket in summer then a 6.5 - 7 cm almost straight all the way down knit tie is preferable.

    I'm embarrassed to admit this but a few weeks ago I counted my ties, and re-reorganised and tossed a few, they range from 9cm to 6cm.

    I'm even more embarrassed to admit that the other day, despite my best educational efforts and despite a generally good record, the Ms mused aloud that she thought very thin black leather ties looked ok.
     


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    Gerry - peak lapels on a dark grey look good.

    Only thing against peak lapels is that a lot of the fashion forward stuff has them done badly and depending how many are you around it devalues the look.

    Think also of a vest. Not so much for winter - but to wear in summer around office etc sans jacket.
     
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    The one with the blue jumper underneath is you Gerry
     


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    You know me well - I really liked it the moment I saw that pic.

    The vest sounds like a great idea. Thanks, fxh. I love the illustrations you've been posting as well.
     


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    For wearing without jacket you might give a thought to having the vest with self material all round - and a bit longer and straight at back, eg not lining material on back and shoulders - outside. More like a jacket without sleeves. Not so tightly fitted as the usual vest.

    I think that in Melbourne - for winter outside,commuting etc, you can do most things with an overcoat, a vest isn't needed for a business suit outside for warmth ( I'm discounting the look at the moment)

    For inside it will nearly always be too hot for a jacket and vest worn together.

    A suit - vest and tie should work well inside a business environment. Not casual, still references the whole suit, frames the tie, gives a top to shoe coherence, with a nod to summer and slightly relaxed with shirt sleeves.

    I only have odd vests at the moment for the purpose. I don't like them under a jacket on me.
     
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    Gerry

    I know you like the V necked jumper/ jacket combo.

    Check out some Japanese takes on IVY (no jumpers under jackets though)

    Very useful approach.

    http://tailorcaid.exblog.jp/
     
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    Now that's lovely.
     


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    For Gerry

    The Look.

    Jumper/Jacket/Tie
    [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]
     
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    Selvaggio - it looks a lot better than your description. Not as countrified at all.

    That houndstooth/puppytooth black and white is classic 60s. Nice.

    Grey narrow flat front pants, no cuff, black chelsea boots, white tab collar, black knit tie. Then off to dance the Bus-Stop, Swim.

    If it was me I'd carefully unpick those elbow patches.
     
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    These pics are making me glad I went peak lapels. Although I'm putting myself on a suit and shirt ban till autumn.
     


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