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Good Natured Advice Thread (improving a business wardrobe)

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

  1. Rudals

    Rudals Distinguished Member

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    His spec says 9cm or 3.55 inch. Is this considered too wide for my frame?
     


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    i like it.
     


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    ^ 3.5 inches is a classic width and I can't imagine it would be too wide for you.
     


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    Cleav Stylish Dinosaur Dubiously Honored Moderator

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  5. Rudals

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    Does it look obnoxiously wide to anyone else?
     


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    Nope, looks great. Just make sure your next suit doesn't have wimpy lapels.
     


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    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

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    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).
     
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    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.
     


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    I have a suit that will go with this tie then. 3 button with standard size lapels. I like this tie.
     


  12. TweedyProf

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    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.
     


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    As you should (he says, green with envy).
     


  14. Rudals

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    Big sigh of relief.
    Man, I completely forgot about matching tie width with lapel width. Thx TweetyProf.
     


  15. TweedyProf

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    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).
     


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