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Fitted Slim Shirts & Tying a tie

Cazk88

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I wear dress shirts everyday for work, sometimes without suits, so my entire shirt is exposed. I am only 5'6 145lbs and the shirts I wear are just baggy on me; so much it makes me look bigger than I am in the mirror and in pictures. I'm looking for a fitted shirt that will have a nice slim look on me. I realize, since I'm only 5'6, I'm not that tall, and the slim shirts look more "slimmer" on taller people. So, I was wondering if there is a type of shirt out there that I can find or type of style or website that I can buy shirts for my height to have a slim look with less buldge showing around the waste.

In reference to ties, I am trying to get a nice dimple on my tie, and I am trying to figure out how to best make it look professional with the dimple. I found a picture, and what type of knot is this?

http://tinypic.com/r/dqqdc8/7

Thanks!
 

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For starters, don't buy standard/traditional dress shirts. Always Slim. Or extra-slim if available (eg: Brooks Brothers). Another option is to bring your current dress shirts to a tailor. Have them take in the shirts from the side and slim the sleeves while they are at it. Should cost $25-40 depending on where you go. (Darts alone may not cut it).

In regards to the knot, looks like a nice four-in-hand with a good dimple. Just practice, its one of the easiest knots to tie.
 

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Ok, so a tailor can actually reduce the sides to make it a slim fit? Should I still have him do the sleeves?
 

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OP, see related thread
http://www.styleforum.net/showthread.php?t=226821

as cioni2k, suggested, BB is a good starting point...I'm about the same height (but @ 156lbs) and the Charles Tyrwhitt fit shirts are a good fit ($39-50) ....check their website

..hope this helps
 

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Originally Posted by Cazk88
Thanks!

Last question...how does one get their tie to look like this? Is there a clip that holds this up? Thanks.

http://www.sanfordbryant.com/LookDet...p?G=M&Look=315


That is what your knot should not look like. That knot is far too big in any case, unless you are Prince Michael of Kent. But if your knot is tight enough it should stick out like that on it's own. That look is very desirable. A collar bar/pin can help if you wear a point collar or club collar.
 

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Originally Posted by Cazk88
Thanks!

Last question...how does one get their tie to look like this? Is there a clip that holds this up? Thanks.

http://www.sanfordbryant.com/LookDet...p?G=M&Look=315


That is just a really thick tie in a full windsor knot. A full windsor is the right knot for a number of professions, especially finance/financial services. You should not be wearing ties that thick and pompous though. Get normal ties at a department store that aren't an inch thick.
 

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Forgot who I got this from here but when slipping the blade through the last loop, slipping a finger in the loop, tighten the knot up a bit before pulling finger out and finishing the knot seem to help. And obviously dimpling is harder on a skinnier tie.
 

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