Need help coordinating this suit

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by rudals1281, Mar 12, 2013.

  1. RogerP

    RogerP Senior member

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    The knots aren't just huge, they're sloppy.
     


  2. rudals1281

    rudals1281 Senior member

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    Which knot would you recommend?
     


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    rudals1281 Senior member

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    oh snap! I just watched a youtube video of how to tie a windsor knot and I've been doing it completely wrong for the LAST TEN YEARS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     


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    Claghorn Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Four in hand if it is a thicker tie, half windsor if it isn't. Full windsors are gauche, regardless of their historical context. They take up too much collar space. I can see them working in certain more formal contexts, but I wouldn't wear them for business purposes.

    "It was tied with a Windsor knot. Bond mistrusted anyone who tied his tie with a Windsor knot. It showed too much vanity. It was often the mark of a cad." - From Russia with Love

    (that being said, I suspect that those of us on SF already show plenty of vanity [​IMG])
     


  5. rudals1281

    rudals1281 Senior member

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    I practiced four in hand knot. The full windsor, while it looks nice, is more for medium built which I am not. I don't know where in the world I picked up my idiotic knot but I'll be practicing the four hand all weekend and will stick with it.
     


  6. scotchman

    scotchman Well-Known Member

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    Light silver tie, tie bar, and white pocket square. Keep it simple to start, then add some flair later.
     


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    rudals1281 Senior member

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    I hope this is an improvement from my first knot. I tried the four hand but I didn't like the look. So here is the Windsor knot

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    So how is this tie to the suit. Let's all hear the final words. I really wanted to try a GQish look but don't know if I made it with this suit. I've ordered a very light blue shirt that would go well with this suit. Shoes? I went with the pair in the previous post.
     


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    Hacking jacket Senior member

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    Small point, noticeable you're not wearing metal (silver, brass or alloy) collar bones
     


  9. rudals1281

    rudals1281 Senior member

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    I dont understand. Metal? Like cuff links or tie clip?
     


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    rudals1281 Senior member

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    Oh if you mean a watch, I wear it everyday just took it off for the picture.
     


  11. Veremund

    Veremund Senior member

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    If that tie is your style and taste, then go with it. It's fine, there's nothing wrong with it per se, but I wouldn't wear it because it's not my style. Ties are by and large a matter of personal preference.

    As for the knot, you say you tried a FIH but didn't like it. Could you take a pic of yourself wearing a FIH so we can compare the difference as an academic exercise?
     


  12. Claghorn

    Claghorn Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    It's going to be hard to judge until he gets a shirt with a proper collar.

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    rudals1281 Senior member

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    I got some legit ones over the weekend and they're at the cleaners! I beg for your patience.
     


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    rudals1281 Senior member

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    So the reason why I didn't do a FIH was because it wouldn't fully "fill" the space between the collars. Is FIH the it nowadays and full Windsors are out of style? I will do a FIH this morning and show y'all. This is good. I like the criticisms and I am learning.
     


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    Veremund Senior member

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    ^ I'd say that tie knot does more than just fill the collar space. I might even say, if pressed upon, it overflows. But the final judge should be one's own preference.

    Looking forward to the comparison photos.
     


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