Slim tie in a four-in-hand knot w/ spread collar, why not?

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by bringusingoodale, Apr 6, 2011.

  1. bringusingoodale

    bringusingoodale Senior member

    Messages:
    1,491
    Likes Received:
    48
    Joined:
    Jun 25, 2010
    Location:
    Disputed Zone
    Do you wear it, the (slim) tie tied in a FIH worn with a spread collar?

    I know not many like slim ties. The pic below is the slimmest I wear at 2.5 inches. Admittedly, I am now partial to 2 7/8 inch slim ties. But I like the space, the void, the openness a FIH creates with a spread.

    [​IMG]
     


  2. pvrhye

    pvrhye Senior member

    Messages:
    1,757
    Likes Received:
    14
    Joined:
    Dec 23, 2010
    Location:
    화곡동 - Seoul
    Not sure I like it with a 2 button collar.
     




  3. Matt S

    Matt S Senior member

    Messages:
    921
    Likes Received:
    13
    Joined:
    Nov 30, 2009
    Location:
    New York
    Prince Charles has mastered the look.

    [​IMG]
     


  4. marg

    marg Senior member

    Messages:
    417
    Likes Received:
    8
    Joined:
    Jan 10, 2011
    Prince Charles has mastered the look.

    [​IMG]


    he has also mastered the art of communicating how bad he has to poop without speaking
     


  5. bringusingoodale

    bringusingoodale Senior member

    Messages:
    1,491
    Likes Received:
    48
    Joined:
    Jun 25, 2010
    Location:
    Disputed Zone
    What collar is that on Charlie there? A cutaway?

    And, I just noticed, that shirt isn't a two button collar. I don't know how that button got pinched like that.
     


  6. southbound35

    southbound35 Senior member

    Messages:
    992
    Likes Received:
    37
    Joined:
    Mar 15, 2006
    Location:
    Dallas, TX
    Do you wear it, the (slim) tie tied in a FIH worn with a spread collar?

    ..

    But I like the space, the void, the openness a FIH creates with a spread.


    I dislike it for the same reason.

    What collar is that on Charlie there? A cutaway?

    It appears to me to be a fairly wide spread, but not a cutaway.
     


  7. Octoberfile

    Octoberfile Senior member

    Messages:
    117
    Likes Received:
    13
    Joined:
    Nov 24, 2010
    Location:
    Los Angeles, CA
    That 4inH looks wierd with that wide spread collar. A windsor knot would look more appropriate. As it stands, your neck looks like its sprouting wings.
     


  8. Harold falcon

    Harold falcon Senior member

    Messages:
    27,426
    Likes Received:
    7,608
    Joined:
    Dec 6, 2009
    Location:
    NE PA
    OP, put on a jacket and you'll really see the contrast of a spread collar/thin tie.
     


  9. Sentinel

    Sentinel Active Member

    Messages:
    34
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Apr 4, 2011
    Location:
    Victoria, BC
    The angle of the shot probably makes it look a lot worse than it is, but I don't like the four in hand with a spread collar.
     


  10. Master-Classter

    Master-Classter Senior member

    Messages:
    8,508
    Likes Received:
    1,237
    Joined:
    Jul 18, 2007
    Location:
    Toronto, Canada
    hot dog down a hallway, my friend.
     


  11. TheWraith

    TheWraith Senior member

    Messages:
    4,905
    Likes Received:
    1,048
    Joined:
    Jan 21, 2009
    Location:
    Australia
    What collar is that on Charlie there? A cutaway?

    Not sure. The "Prince of Wales" or "Regent" collar (from Turnbull & Asser) perhaps?
     


Share This Page

Styleforum is proudly sponsored by