Finding Archer's "Tactleneck"

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  1. Justice

    Justice New Member

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    Archer fans can perhaps help better than anyone else, but for those of you unfortunate fellows not familiar with the show:



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    and:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zz3ic...eature=related

    For those wondering, I'm 5'10, 170 lbs, with a 42" chest, a 30" inch waist, 16.5" neck and apparently: 24" long arms - but I'm not sure about that last one.

    The best and closest one I could find:

    http://www.amazon.com/Port-Authority...ref=pd_sbs_a_2

    Is there any better, or should I order this? And does anyone know if at any episode Archer describes his "Tactleneck" and what it's made out of?
     
  2. crider8883

    crider8883 Well-Known Member

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    Great show. But you seriously have a 12 inch drop? Seems unlikely.
     
  3. Don Carlos

    Don Carlos In Time Out

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    Great show. But you seriously have a 12 inch drop? Seems unlikely.
    On a 170 lb frame, no less. It strains the boundaries of the imagination. Maybe the OP has big, perky manbewbz that increase his chest measurement?
     
  4. macuser3of5

    macuser3of5 Senior member

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    I have a 10 inch drop but I have a thin frame (150 lbs); it is possible, i guess.
     
  5. GBR

    GBR Senior member

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    Why do you not correct the thread name to 'turtle neck' which is correct and therefore understandable?

    Hardly an auspicious start in your first post: to use some corruption from an animated cartoon limits those who will understand it severely.
     
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    officeboy Senior member

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    A guy who wears silk socks with combat boots, and where Turnbull & Asser is the dress shirt of choice will not be wearing a cheap cotton turtleneck.

    Not black but this screams Tactle Turtleneck. Ralph Lauren Black Label Leather-Trim Turtleneck

    Look for something wool/cashmere or with silk.
     
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    GradSchooler Senior member

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    Sorry GBR but -1 on that. And the OP was correct. He's specifically looking for a "tactical turtleneck" i.e. the tactleneck. No need to get your panties in a knot.
     
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    Eustace Tilley Senior member

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    tim_horton Senior member

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    Pierce R Well-Known Member

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    I have an 11-inch drop at 175 lbs. and 5'10".

    I'd love to find a black turtleneck that doesn't fit me like a gunny sack. Thanks for the leads.
     
  12. tim_horton

    tim_horton Senior member

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    BTW the Heather Wallace sweaters are also sized like sports coats rather than S-M-L, so it's easier to get a better fit.
     
  13. Eustace Tilley

    Eustace Tilley Senior member

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    I find it hilarious how everyone on SF has a minimum 8-9 inch drop.
     
  14. TiberiasUSA

    TiberiasUSA Senior member

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    In my experience it'd be less than 1/100 people. Mainly your pro athletes, ie Football players, or body builders.
     
  15. max_r

    max_r Senior member

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    kind of a natural progression that people who care how they look (ie. their clothes) will want their bodies to also look good, and thus will spend more time than the average person on exercise.

    then again, people with ~6" drops probably dont have much of a problem finding clothes that fit, so they dont need to make a thread about it.
     

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