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Tie Ratio - Wide End vs Short End

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by davesmith, May 19, 2012.

  1. davesmith

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    I don't like the way that looks at all.
     


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    :plain:
     


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    +1. Everything about it is right, nice tie knot, the wide end drapes nicely, matched up very well and then there is this dangly bit....
     


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    That's... bizarre.

    After much introspection, I've come to the realization that 3" - 3.25" is my sweet spot. I'm a fairly skinny guy, so wider ties just look that much odder on me. I went through the painful exercise of getting rid of a lot of my older, wider ties -- although, I have kept some in the hopes of having them "redone" to be less wide.
     


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    Midget sprezz?
     


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    Midget+sprezz = mezz

    He's totally mezzed up, bro! [​IMG]
     


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    It displays nicely how you fat farks have screwed tie lengths up for the rest of us...
     


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    Uhh...no.
     


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    I like how it draws attention to the general vicinity of his Wang. May be a sign of virility. I'll be trying this at my next family reunion.
     


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    Epic fail.

    Colors are blah. And the dangling blade is totally Lapo wanna be gone bad. I can, barely, take the whole leaving the rear blade loose to dangle fad that is going around right now. But this takes it to extremes that I just can't get with.
     


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    That's Ambrosi's henchman

    Looks like shit
     
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    Right on.
     


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    That looks very wrong. It reminds me of my attempts at tying a tie when I was at primary school. My dad would take one look and shake his head in despair.
     


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    Any sign of the back blade of a tie looks fucking shite.
    This is just an egregious example so it looks even more shite.

    I read an interview recently with Brunello Cucinelli who admitted having to re- tie his tie several times every morning in order to get that studied messiness just right. It's fucking pathetic and marks out the wearer as a desperate arse trying way too hard. You're not a scruffy schoolboy you're a grown man. Act like one FFS.
     
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