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Good Natured Advice Thread (improving a business wardrobe)

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

  1. in stitches

    in stitches Kung Joo Moderator

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    I am not terribly picky when it comes to my collars. In general I prefer something that is spread, not cutaway and not point. As long as it falls somewhere in that area of a nice spread I'm okay.
     


  2. Cleav

    Cleav Senior member Dubiously Honored Moderator

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    Is that the majority view on cutaways? And why not for you? I have a couple that don't get much wear and for me the lines drawn around neck and face make me feel like I look heavier/bigger. A spread seems to do the opposite.
     


  3. unbelragazzo

    unbelragazzo Jewfro Dubiously Honored

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    If they're silk then I like them still less. The first one is a weird design to have in silk. The second one you could wear with suits but I wouldn't like it. It's not that either one would look terrible with a navy jacket, as you suggest, but basically anything will look alright with some navy jacket, and there would always be other ties I'd choose over either of these. Anyway, if you like these ties and want to wear them, then it's fine, but I still wouldn't call them "staples".
     


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    DocHolliday Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Cutaways aren't very forgiving, flattering neither fat nor thin.
     


  5. TweedyProf

    TweedyProf Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    So, PoW ties should not be silk? I'm forgetting the designs at issue at this point, so it's a general question...

    But I take your point. "Staples" or not, I am happy to have them in my wardrobe, though admittedly, I only have two, one black/grey with blue overcheck and one copper/brown that has a red overcheck...and yes, both silk!
     


  6. TweedyProf

    TweedyProf Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    I thought that wider faces should opt for less spread, but narrower faces for more spread. The extreme cutaways generally don't seem that nice on anyone although I have wondered if they would work well as a casual collar unbuttoned, thinking that the collars would not flop out. These days, I prefer BDs for casual shirt collars (Kamakura collars).
     


  7. Rudals

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    Are spread collars more formal than others?
     


  8. unbelragazzo

    unbelragazzo Jewfro Dubiously Honored

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    For me, PoW ties should be silk, but only in black and white or navy and white. I have a black and white wool PoW, and I wear it sometimes, but I think of it as #menswear-y and trendy. PoW silk ties in other colors just look strange to me.
     


  9. in stitches

    in stitches Kung Joo Moderator

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    i dont dislike them, i just prefer how a regular spread looks on me, particularly with a tie. as a matter of fact, the main advantage to a cutaway for me is that it is the only non BD collar i can wear with a jacket and no tie without getting pulled down.
     


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    Also interested in this as a possible alternative to Luxire in case L2B's Kamakura replication doesn't pan out. Anyone have experience with PC's Soft Ivy collar?
     


  11. Monkeyface

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    No experience, but it doesn't look that nice. Luxire has plenty of nicer BD collars. Look at the collar google doc for specifics.
     


  12. Gianni Cerutti

    Gianni Cerutti Senior member

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    That coat with cape on the right is fantastic .... great elegance.
     


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    On my way to see Stitchie. Hope I don't get mugged on the way. Got a wad of cash on me.
     


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    unbelragazzo Jewfro Dubiously Honored

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    Stitch, I thought you said that was just a one-time thing you did with me because you needed the money...
     


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    He says that to all the boys.
     


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