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Eidos did it horizontal stripe band collar I’ve been after for years now
 

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I don't like it as OCBD though, not sure about horizontal either
Not sure why but I’ve always disliked button down collars. Just look silly to me.
 

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Not sure why but I’ve always disliked button down collars. Just look silly to me.
I went to school during one of the bigger prep eras.
Back then I was cool in OCBDs, chinos, and boat shoes.
Not a fan as an ADDult.
 

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Not sure why but I’ve always disliked button down collars. Just look silly to me.

Same for me, I don't like them either and don't have only one. As a boy I found them cool, but my liking vanished soon, my preference is now for wide spread collars.
 

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Same for me, I don't like them either and don't have only one. As a boy I found them cool, but my liking vanished soon, my preference is now for wide spread collars.
Likes and dislikes are so interesting. I am the opposite. I like BDs and narrow collar openings. The spread collar looks dated somehow to me. However, in other things I prefer the classic look - for example, broad lapels and wide-leg, high-waisted trousers.

Someone should do a psychological study. 😆
 

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Interesting to notice how the tie's length has increased more and more in the time, achieving unbecoming proportions in recent years, also in relation to the width. Also curious to know when the rule was stated that the tie should touch the trousers belt.

This was the tie in the 30s.

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Interesting to notice how the tie's length has increased more and more in the time, achieving unbecoming proportions in recent years, also in relation to the width. Also curious to know when the rule was stated that the tie should touch the trousers belt.

This was the tie in the 30s.

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From what I've read, ties are longer because low-rise trousers are popular. Therefore, to match the lower trousers, ties have lengthened.

I like ties that touch the belt, but modern ties are ridiculous. Shortening the tie (by lengthening the thin side) results in big fat knots, which I don't like.

I've started buying vintage ties which work well.

OTOH, this looks ridiculous too, in my eyes.
 
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From what I've read, ties are longer because low-rise trousers are popular. Therefore, to match the lower trousers, ties have lengthened.

I like ties that touch the belt, but modern tires are ridiculous. Shortening the tie results in big fat knots, which I don't like.

I've started buying vintage ties which work well.

OTOH, this looks ridiculous too, in my eyes.
buddha said take the middle road 👍
 

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