Good Natured Advice Thread (improving a business wardrobe)

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Claghorn, Jan 6, 2014.

  1. Rudals

    Rudals Senior member

    Messages:
    2,587
    Likes Received:
    1,559
    Joined:
    Oct 17, 2013
    Location:
    Washington, DC & Seoul, South Korea
    His spec says 9cm or 3.55 inch. Is this considered too wide for my frame?
     


  2. in stitches

    in stitches Kung Joo Moderator

    Messages:
    68,959
    Likes Received:
    31,138
    Joined:
    Oct 10, 2010
    Location:
    Charm City
    i like it.
     


  3. archibaldleach

    archibaldleach Senior member

    Messages:
    5,267
    Likes Received:
    2,252
    Joined:
    Nov 20, 2006
    Location:
    Chicago, IL
    ^ 3.5 inches is a classic width and I can't imagine it would be too wide for you.
     


  4. Cleav

    Cleav Senior member Dubiously Honored Moderator

    Messages:
    11,204
    Likes Received:
    18,875
    Joined:
    Mar 12, 2009
    Location:
    English Flower Garden


  5. Rudals

    Rudals Senior member

    Messages:
    2,587
    Likes Received:
    1,559
    Joined:
    Oct 17, 2013
    Location:
    Washington, DC & Seoul, South Korea
    Does it look obnoxiously wide to anyone else?
     


  6. Monkeyface

    Monkeyface Senior member

    Messages:
    3,899
    Likes Received:
    4,746
    Joined:
    Feb 9, 2013


  7. Monkeyface

    Monkeyface Senior member

    Messages:
    3,899
    Likes Received:
    4,746
    Joined:
    Feb 9, 2013
    Nope, looks great. Just make sure your next suit doesn't have wimpy lapels.
     


  8. jrd617

    jrd617 Senior member

    Messages:
    14,726
    Likes Received:
    2,329
    Joined:
    Jul 15, 2009
    

    That's wider than I get and you have a skinnier frame

    I ordered 3.35's

    It looks fine, but maybe order narrower next time
     


  9. TweedyProf

    TweedyProf Senior member Dubiously Honored

    Messages:
    4,170
    Likes Received:
    2,715
    Joined:
    Jun 1, 2012
    No, it looks fine. I'm sure people here have ties from 3 to 3.5 inches in width. It's a beautiful tie, Rudals. Revel in it.

    If anything, you need wider lapels to balance (and the wider lapels will look better to, just adds more substance to the top half).
     
    Last edited: Feb 6, 2014


  10. Rudals

    Rudals Senior member

    Messages:
    2,587
    Likes Received:
    1,559
    Joined:
    Oct 17, 2013
    Location:
    Washington, DC & Seoul, South Korea
    Man, good thing I didn't just get another Zegna 'cus their lapels just got even narrower than that. What's going on with the lapels?! They're calling it a trend. Unbelievable.
     


  11. Rudals

    Rudals Senior member

    Messages:
    2,587
    Likes Received:
    1,559
    Joined:
    Oct 17, 2013
    Location:
    Washington, DC & Seoul, South Korea
    
    I have a suit that will go with this tie then. 3 button with standard size lapels. I like this tie.
     


  12. TweedyProf

    TweedyProf Senior member Dubiously Honored

    Messages:
    4,170
    Likes Received:
    2,715
    Joined:
    Jun 1, 2012
    Balance your tie widths to your lapels (among other things). Big contrasts here can be jarring so I agree with MF, adjust your lapels. That tie is lovely.

    I'm like JRD: my sweet spot would be 3 3/8s, but we are talking about an 1/8 of an inch here. Let's not get OCD on the issue (which I have on occasion).

    I happily wear 9cm/3.5 inch ties and I have your build. I know others here do as well.
     


  13. TweedyProf

    TweedyProf Senior member Dubiously Honored

    Messages:
    4,170
    Likes Received:
    2,715
    Joined:
    Jun 1, 2012
    As you should (he says, green with envy).
     


  14. Rudals

    Rudals Senior member

    Messages:
    2,587
    Likes Received:
    1,559
    Joined:
    Oct 17, 2013
    Location:
    Washington, DC & Seoul, South Korea
    Big sigh of relief.
    Man, I completely forgot about matching tie width with lapel width. Thx TweetyProf.
     


  15. TweedyProf

    TweedyProf Senior member Dubiously Honored

    Messages:
    4,170
    Likes Received:
    2,715
    Joined:
    Jun 1, 2012
    It's a balance of factors (your bulk is one too, but you're svelte enough despite the burgers[​IMG]). But lapel width goes into this (oh and "complement" is the word of the day, I think).
     


Share This Page

Styleforum is proudly sponsored by