Need advice on tie width and shirt collars

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by paperfire, May 27, 2013.

  1. paperfire

    paperfire Member

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    I am starting my new office wardrobe and need some advice. First off I am slim guy, 5'8 140lb, 36 chest. I'm thinking that I should get ties with 2.5" inch width. Is this is the proper width I should be getting? I also need to buy shirts. Do I get shirts with point or spread collar? Is the 2.5" tie too narrow for a spread collar or would it be fine? Thanks.
     
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  2. Liquidus

    Liquidus Senior member

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    2.5" is too thin. I would start with 3 inches. Get a spread collar.
     
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    UserNameToronto Senior member

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    I'm also similarly slim and get 3.25 or 3.5 inch collars, usually with a 2.75-3.0 inch tie.
     
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    So you would recommend wearing spread collar with 2.75-3 inch ties? I'm curious; how well do slim ties work with a spread collar? What kind of knot would I have to use?
     
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    marburymadison Well-Known Member

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    Try match your tie width to the coat lapel width. You can tie different knots to fill up a spread collar, as long as it isn't some outrageous spread.
     
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