Tie space or no tie space?

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  1. kolecho

    kolecho Senior member

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    A little tie space is a more relaxed look IMO. I agree with Manton that no collarband should be seen at the top of the tie knot. A BB angled collarband detail works here.
     


  2. Golf_Nerd

    Golf_Nerd Senior member

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    Zero tie space for me.

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  3. culverwood

    culverwood Senior member

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    I must have tie space.
     


  4. mmkn

    mmkn Senior member

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  5. rdawson808

    rdawson808 Senior member

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    i like point collars and point with no space looks sort of "gangsterish" so I like a little tie space.

    Thinking about this detail makes my head hurt.



    Dittos. I like a little bit of space, but in the end it's a lot to think about. I don't get custom shirts, so I'm not sure what I can do about it anyway.

    b
     


  6. GusW

    GusW Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    A small amount of tie space works for me.
     


  7. Will

    Will Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    I don't have it, even with my tab and club collars.
     


  8. marlinspike

    marlinspike Well-Known Member

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    Is tie space when the collar doesn't meet at the top?
     


  9. speedster.8

    speedster.8 Senior member

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    Tie space is, IMO, a necessity with a BD collar, a tab collar, or a closed point collar, and with certain pinned collars.. Not so necessary with a medium spread or wider. With my spread collars, I don't like tie space but prefer a perfect inverted "V". Tie space is also useful for men who wear big giant knots no matter what their collar shape. Tie space or no, I hate seeing collarband above the knot. Collars with tie space should have the tops of the bands angled downward where the collar buttons to help avoid this.
    +1 As Im more prone to chose the wide spread collars & Windsors. And I Never wear a BD with a tie ... Speed
     


  10. cvac

    cvac Senior member

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    This site has a good illustration of tie space with its sample collar illustrations. Not endorsing the site's shirts or anything like that...just came up in a google search:

    http://www.markchristophercustomshirts.com/styles.htm


    Is tie space when the collar doesn't meet at the top?
     


  11. Eustace Tilley

    Eustace Tilley Senior member

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    I like a little tie space, and strongly dislike when a collar appears to overlap above the tie.

    +1
     


  12. marlinspike

    marlinspike Well-Known Member

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    This site has a good illustration of tie space with its sample collar illustrations. Not endorsing the site's shirts or anything like that...just came up in a google search:

    http://www.markchristophercustomshirts.com/styles.htm


    Ah, in that case I like tie space, though it seems hard to come by these days.
     


  13. The_Foxx

    The_Foxx Senior member

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    I'm showing up late to the topic, and lost count of who likes little to no tie space-- wonder what the underlying reason is for this preference?

    for me, I'm embarassed to reveal the most likely reason-- the military probably engrained me with such rules and regulations for all manners of dress, much as I tried to veer away from it in civilian life I probably couldn't! Myself, I learned about clothing almost exclusively from Flusser and Boyer, whose "Rules" seemed like the ones to follow.

    Sartorial Regulation-670-1, I'm ready for inspection. [​IMG]


    *disclaimer* of course, Flusser and his ilk would disband me from any sartorial position i've acheived for my undone jacket sleeve buttons, but that is another story.
     


  14. Kent Wang

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    Tie space is, IMO, a necessity with a BD collar, a tab collar, or a closed point collar, and with certain pinned collars.. Not so necessary with a medium spread or wider. With my spread collars, I don't like tie space but prefer a perfect inverted "V".
    Manton, can you explain this?
     


  15. Kei-bon

    Kei-bon Senior member

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    I have a skinny neck and can use all the horizontal lines I can get.
    Thirded.
     


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