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Style of collar/suit or sportcoat is right for me?

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by doughboysc, Sep 30, 2004.

  1. doughboysc

    doughboysc Senior Member

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    [​IMG] What collar style is right for me as a big & tall guy? 1.)Pointed 2.)Spread 3.)Button-down 4.)Cutaway 5.)Tab 6.)Rounded What style of suit is right for me as a big & tall guy? 1.)Single Breasted 2.)Double Breasted What type of styles of shirts is right for me as a big and tall guy? 1.)Stripes 2.)Solids 3.)Checks What type of fabric of a suits, sportcoats, and trousers is right for me as a big & tall guy? 1.)Tweed 2.)Stripes 3.)Solids 4.)Plaids 5.)Checks 6.)Herringbones 7.)Windowpanes What length of necktie is right for me as a big & tall guy? 1.)56' 2.)61' (extra long) What type of necktie knot is right for me as a big & tall guy? 1.)Four-in-hand 2.)Half-windsor 3.)Windsor 4.)Pratt 5.)Bow-tie Please reply? Spencer Karter Age 18
     


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    imageWIS Stylish Dinosaur

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    My opinion is:

    What collar style is right for me as a big & tall guy?
    Pointed (maybe slightly spread)

    What style of suit is right for me as a big & tall guy?
    Single breasted

    What type of styles of shirts is right for me as a big and tall guy?
    Solids

    What type of fabric of a suits, sport coats, and trousers is right for me as a big & tall guy?
    Solids

    What length of necktie is right for me as a big & tall guy?
    As long as the end of the tip of the tie reaches the midpoint of the belt, you should be ok.

    What type of necktie knot is right for me as a big & tall guy?
    Either a FIH or Half-Windsor should be fine.

    Jon.
     


  3. ROT

    ROT Senior Member

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    Hello Spencer,
    I'm far from an expert, but I'll weigh in with my opinions.

    Collar: straight or button-down.
    Suit: single-breasted (solid or pinstriped)
    Suiting fabric: solids, pinstripes. A small patterend tweed sportcoat might be nice for Fall, but you can't go wrong with the Navy Blazer.
    Shirt pattern: solids or thinner, vertical stripes
    Tie length: tied so it ends at your belt buckle, not below if possible.
    Your knot: I'm a fan of the four-in-hand and it works well with the collar styles I recommend.

    Sticking with the classics when you're starting out will give you a good base on which to build as you develop your own style.

    Good luck.

    Chris
     


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    Is this guy serious? We don't need a resident idiot on this forum, like on every other forum out there. Don't respond to his posts.
     


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