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

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  1. Romp

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    not everyone is a bargain hunter

    I think id prefer 8cm (unless you have one of the MJ Bale suits where the lapels are narrow and need a 7cm to balance it out!)

    But tie width is very personal depending on current suit collection and size of the person
     


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    Not my size. :violin:
     


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    You didn't offend me at all. Honestly, these days, I'm fortunate enough to not need to hunt for bargains anymore. It's a good feeling, but in saying that, I'm more than happy to offer up a great bargain to all the bargain hunters out there. Perhaps yourself? You seems like quite the bargain hunter to me.
     


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    In relation to lapel widths, what in cm's constitutes a healthy size lapel? As part of MJ Bales Collection Suits, The Marseille sports a 7cm lapel is that average/good? looks fantastic to me, l am however learning day by day...

    Furthermore on what points of the suit are the lapels measured? Horizontal from the furtherest point or on angle from the furtherest point.

    Thank you [​IMG]
     


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    I think Herringbone's standard lapels would qualify as healthy. I'm wearing an H'bone jacket today and it seems to be about 8-8.5cm (little bit hard to measure without taking it off).

    Really though, these kinds of proportions are something that you need to educate your eyes about by looking at lots of different examples, and working out for yourself what is pleasing. It's not one-size-fits-all either, as there are relationships to the wearer's head/neck/torso size that need to be taken into account too (imo at least).
     


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    He is nothing...

    If you hang around this thread long enough you will encounter the "greatest bargain hunter" of them all. No that's being euphemistic, he is a bonafide scab and his name is Michael Sy, who exploits the misfortunes of others. Be careful.
     


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    LOL and here I was thinking it was going to be a nice quite afternoon and I could get some work done. Now I have to wait for the next round response from Michael.:D
     


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    I am! [​IMG]
     


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    +1

    Its all about gauging proportions and balancing them

    As we also discussed - some ties have varied angles - so 8cm at the wide point might still taper aggreeively and give a narrow appearance by the time you get the knot.

    equally with suits it depends on the button balance and the lapel roll and the height of the notch/peak etc
     


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    Calm down, DB, calm down.


    Exactly. For example, as knit ties don't taper much - they are wide from the knot down - I'll happily wear a 3" wide knit tie. However, most conventional ties look quite narrow after the knot and so I find that a bit of extra width is useful (and no, I'm not making a double entrende, thank you!).
     


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    Those Brooks Brothers belts are beautiful. Added to list ;)

    I should get serious and take the risk with some HY pants. I guess its just I have 'athletic' legs, so I know for example Robs chinos wouldn't fit or suit me (...and went chino shopping a while back, and only one pair in about five fit, and ended up with some Tommy Hilfiger ones which are a classic fit/ not tapered too much etc). Same issue with jeans.
    Im sure the HY fit is a bit more 'traditional' anyway?

    In other news I went to the Henry Bucks sale today. Intended on looking at ties and possibly a belt. Got neither and instead walked out with a navy sport coat. I am a weak weak man, but I really needed one. 2 minute noodles the next few weeks for dinner I think...
     


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    That is if you keep the same/similar waist size for all your life :)

    What's the quality of the Brooks Brothers belts that you mentioned? Is that what you would consider a quality for-life buy?
     


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