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I'm not getting rid of my 4 inch ties!

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Mild Mannered, Sep 22, 2009.

  1. Mild Mannered

    Mild Mannered Senior member

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    Went through my ties today and decided that because of my gut, I am keeping my 4 inchers.
    The ones that 'look' like 4 inches are going, but the others are staying.
    With my jacket closed no one will know, and with it opened or off,
    my gut will make the 4 inchers look like 3.75 inchers anyway. No skinny ties for me thanks.
    What about the rest of you larger-bellied men out there?
     
  2. oneeightyseven

    oneeightyseven Senior member

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    you like 4 inchers in your gut?
     
  3. Mild Mannered

    Mild Mannered Senior member

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    you like 4 inchers in your gut?

    Are you offering advice or proposing some sexual behaviour against nature?
     
  4. oneeightyseven

    oneeightyseven Senior member

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    Are you offering advice or proposing some sexual behaviour against nature?

    I'm inquiring.
     
  5. Mild Mannered

    Mild Mannered Senior member

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    I'm inquiring.

    about which? The ties or the other thing?
    You know, I started this thread to get a consensus which would be valuable to others,
    and it's going to end up in DT. [​IMG]
     
  6. Big Pun

    Big Pun Senior member

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    With my jacket closed no one will know, and with it opened or off,
    my gut will make the 4 incher look like 3.75 incher anyway.


    [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  7. amplifiedheat

    amplifiedheat Senior member

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    If the standard is 3.25'' and a 2.5'' tie is kosher, a 4'' tie must be.
     
  8. voxsartoria

    voxsartoria Senior member

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    I say wear two 4 inch ties at once and give the public a healthy 8 inches.


    - B
     
  9. DandySF

    DandySF Senior member

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    I wouldn't get rid of a tie just because widths have changed. If it's something that you love, and truly think will age well, set it aside until 4" once again looks right. I have a couple of old Charvet ties that have gone from correct, to too narrow, back to correct.
     
  10. ferguscan

    ferguscan Senior member

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    If the standard is 3.25'' and a 2.5'' tie is kosher, a 4'' tie must be.

    Who's standard is that? 3.25" is too skinny on me. 3.75" is ideal. I am 6'2" and 44R.

    Stuart
     
  11. voxsartoria

    voxsartoria Senior member

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    I have a couple of old Charvet ties that have gone from correct, to too narrow, back to correct.

    This is a good approach. You can use this on an analog watch that doesn't work at all...it will be precisely accurate twice daily.


    - B
     
  12. bowtielover

    bowtielover Senior member

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    I not one for the 4in ties but i'll take them any day over those really skinny ties.
     
  13. Sam Hober

    Sam Hober Senior member

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    Who's standard is that? 3.25" is too skinny on me. 3.75" is ideal. I am 6'2" and 44R. Stuart
    3.75 inches is the American standard. Often Italian ties can be found in stores around 4 inches wide.
     
  14. comrade

    comrade Senior member

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    I still have 3.75- 4.0 in. ties from the late 70s early 80s.
    When ties got narrower in the mid 80s I bought a few
    3.5 in ties but hardly ever wore them. At the time I
    had no gut. By the late 90s I stocked up on wider
    neckwear. Even now, relative to my age group,
    I am trimmer than average. I just like wide ties.
     
  15. acidboy

    acidboy Senior member

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    I'm sure 4" ties are going back in style soon. Just look at the growing trend for wider lapels.
     
  16. amplifiedheat

    amplifiedheat Senior member

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    Who's standard is that? 3.25" is too skinny on me. 3.75" is ideal. I am 6'2" and 44R.

    Of the numbers claimed to be the standard, 3.25'' is the one I've seen the most often and from the most reliable sources. 3.75'' is a fine width, though.
     
  17. yfyf

    yfyf Senior member

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    I can barely accept 3.25". Anything wider than that looks like I'm wearing a fish. My taste was shaped by the ties I inherited from my dad, all 3" and below.
     
  18. WhateverYouLike

    WhateverYouLike Senior member

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    Wouldn't it be better to lose the gut and keep the ties?
     
  19. FlaneurNYC

    FlaneurNYC Senior member

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    In A Gadda Da Vida, Baby!
    Everything comes back around.

    Ralph Lipshitz got his start selling 4" ties.
     
  20. Mr.P

    Mr.P Senior member

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    Anything wider than that looks like I'm wearing a fish.

    Interesting. Do you think this idea could sell?
     

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