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Good Natured Advice Thread (improving a business wardrobe)

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

  1. The Noodles

    The Noodles Senior member

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    I got all the Hallams I need so it's time for other hotties. The westbourne looks awesome!
     
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  2. AJL

    AJL Senior member

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    If I may intervene, I believe the question is whether the collar could stand to be a bit taller, based on the fact that you appear to have a long neck, as well the collar in that pic does not appear to extend very far above your coat collar (far enough, perhaps, though given your neck length, could perhaps sit higher still).
     
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  3. EliodA

    EliodA Senior member

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    I think it looks more elegant when a shirt collar sits a bit higher on the neck. Added benefit is that as a consequence the collar points will be a bit bigger, better counterbalancing a possibly large head.

    Edit: AJL beat me to it. :)
     
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  4. The Noodles

    The Noodles Senior member

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    I gots a long neck, big head, etc. You guys just pile on. I have small eyes by the way.

    Could the angling of the shot have skewed the collars?
    Here is at a different anglee
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  5. luv2breformed

    luv2breformed Senior member

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    This is my own personal preference, but often times I think an extreme spread collar can emphasize that it is too short. Noodles, your collar is perfectly within acceptable and even good for SF standards.

    That said, I agree with Elio and prefer them to be taller, and in my case slightly less spread to emphasize the height. Again this is my personal opinion, as often I find even Clags' collars to be too short and too spread for my taste.
     
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  6. kulata

    kulata Senior member

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    I agree. Less spread will make it not look apparent.

    Noodles, you can shoot for this spread.

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  7. The Noodles

    The Noodles Senior member

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    Nice to see u around l2brfrm.
    I hope we are spliting hair here.
    I feel what Eliod is saying.
    Dang my long neck.
     
  8. luv2breformed

    luv2breformed Senior member

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    We are most certainly splitting hairs. These are all from the composite thread, so very well respected outfits:

    Here is an example of what I think is too spread/short.
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    Here is my preference:
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    Both fabulous dressers, so splitting hairs. I just prefer the latter. Again, no hate. Clags is obviously a phenomenal gentleman who knows what he is doing. I am indebted to him and many others for any "knowledge" I may have.

    P.S. I'm always around, just sometimes posting a bit more actively than others. [​IMG]
     
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  9. EliodA

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    Thanks l2br. :)
    I think in Clags' case it should be noted that he appears to have a rather short neck, hence the. lower collar, I presume.
     
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  10. The Noodles

    The Noodles Senior member

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    [​IMG]
    "I don't have a long neck!"
     
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  11. luv2breformed

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    I will say in his case, Clags' collars certainly look more proportional than most mega-spread wearers. That said, I would prefer a taller and less spread collar even on him.

    Again, my personal preference. VERY spread collars are more SF than not in my experience.
     
  12. mothon

    mothon Senior member

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    Exactly what I was thinking.
     
  13. Claghorn

    Claghorn Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    I don't think I have a short neck, but maybe I do. My choice in an oversized collar is largely a reflection of my headsize. They are the same as Rudal's collars but with an extra 1.5cm in band height (and then the collars themselves extended to reflect this).

    Just measured. The collar bands are just under 3.5CM in height. Maybe I just have a really oddly shaped neck/clavicle area.


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    You can see where the collar band actually starts here
     
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  14. The Noodles

    The Noodles Senior member

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    TOLD YOU!
     
  15. Murlsquirl

    Murlsquirl Senior member Moderator

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    Enjoy!
     
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  16. Tirailleur1

    Tirailleur1 Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    wtfits


    meaning

    watthefukisthishit?
     
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  17. Claghorn

    Claghorn Senior member Dubiously Honored

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  18. Coxsackie

    Coxsackie Senior member

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    There's no such thing as "timeless" in clothing. I mean, nobody dresses like l2br's avatar any more, do they? (Unless they are doing "The Lion In Winter" in amateur rep, or are into some kind of weird cosplay gig.)

    However, it's true to say that some fashion doesn't date as quickly as other fashion. I imagine this is what Kira means. Not sure that teal DB fitted the bill though.
     
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  19. kulata

    kulata Senior member

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    +1000

    Someone needs to make this line a sticky.
     
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  20. The Noodles

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    ...but I thut diamonds were timeless...
    :(
     

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