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Contrast collars are the new skinny ties

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Don Carlos, Aug 19, 2010.

  1. bringusingoodale

    bringusingoodale Distinguished Member

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    I don't like them. I don't think I can pull off the look.

    On a side note: When you guys talk about skinny ties do you mean string thing micro ties, like 2 inches and under or just anything that is less than 3.5 inches. I am a thin guy, and I always feel that ties less than 3 inches (between 2.5 and 3) just look better.
     


  2. holymadness

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    I have yet to see a single one.
     


  3. Szeph el raton

    Szeph el raton Distinguished Member

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    I see them more frequently indeed lately. Usually paired with jeans, sneakers, no tie, no jacket.
     


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    dsmolken Senior Member

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    Yeah, they're becoming more common, it seems. Here's what it's all leading up to:

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    Or if that's not contrasting enough:

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    ^^ That is much closer to what I have noticed a lot of lately. Shirts with square buttons in loud colours which are also printed on the undersides of the collar and the cuffs. Contrast stitching is also obligatory. Two- or even three-button throat closures are on the rise as well.
     


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    dragonxking Senior Member

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    i like only like contrast collars when the collars are white. otherwise i find the look a little too busy for my liking
     


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    It seems the majority of RTW shirts are blue with a white contrast collar and that if you want something other than blue, then you have to go MTM or bespoke.

    Pity.


    Or RLPL. They have greens, yellows, pinks...
     


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    Am I the only one who thinks contrast collars (almost) always look bad?
    Nope. I think they're inelegant and ugly.
     


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    I think a contrasting club collar shirt looks fine with jeans.

    Would like to see club collars come back without being contrasted, also tab collars. I think contrast collars have been something the fresh out of college crowd has worn for a while, at least those are the ones I notice. Half the time I expect them to put on their oversized 90's corduroy blazer on the way out.

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    JayJay Stylish Dinosaur

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    Am I the only one who thinks contrast collars (almost) always look bad?
    I've never liked them. I've seen a few on other people that have looked good, but most have not.
     


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    [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]

    Would like to see club collars come back without being contrasted, also tab collars. I think contrast collars have been something the fresh out of college crowd has worn for a while, at least those are the ones I notice. Half the time I expect them to put on their oversized 90's corduroy blazer on the way out.

    [​IMG]
     


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  14. Master-Classter

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    we've gone from the 50/60's look right to the 70's. What's next, really padded shoulders and ugly patterns (I mean in the mainstream, around SF it's still standard practice)
     


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    I think contrast collars work better with jeans in a more casual setup, personally. Who cares if they are now are becoming trendy.
     


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