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Tyrwhitt odd picture

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by gregory, Apr 30, 2004.

  1. gregory

    gregory Senior Member

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    This photo on the Charles Tyrwhitt website has troubled me for some time. It didn't look right, and I think I located the problem today. [​IMG] Does anyone think it's odd how his shirt slopes in to the center? It doesn't make sense to me how that could be done, and I suspect the photo was manipulated.
     


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    johnnynorman3 Distinguished Member

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    I thought you were going to refer to the ever so slightly too short tie.

    I suspect that what is going on is that CT doesn't taper their shirts extensively. So, the guy tucking his shirt in snugly to his pants actually angles the shirt in a way such that, with the cut, the pattern angles in. The shirt was probably then pinned in the back so that the excess fabric at the waist and the back was not ruining the look of the shirt in the picture.
     


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    gregory Senior Member

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    Yup, the tie is problematic too. [​IMG] I don't happen to think that what we see in the photo can be achieved by him tucking in his shirt snugly into his pants and/or pinned in the back, because the shirt angles in starting from the upper body/chest. The excess fabric cannot just disappear beneath his tie, can it? I don't know, I might be wrong.
     


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    AlanC Minister of Trad

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    The Tyrwhitt models always seem to be wearing their sleeves too short, as well. I do like my Tyrwhitt shirts, though.
     


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    i found the pic troubling as well, but i doubt it's because of the pattern on the shirt sloping in...imo, it's because the tie is too short, and the color of the tie does not compliment his face/hair
     


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    A Harris Distinguished Member Dubiously Honored

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    And the tie knot is way too big for the collar.

    If the shirt was tucked tightly at the sides and back but not in front you could get that angled effect I think, Perhaps the front is more bloused than it looks and you can't see it because of the angle.
     


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    dont overlook the fact that his french cuffs are sized WAY too big for the circumference of his wrist. It looks absurd. Actually, there is so little right with this picture I am surprised they let it in the catalogue. Come to think of it, I am sure we have all noticed tons of clothing mistakes (size, colors, etc.) in magazines and catalogs. Makes me wonder if anyone is paying attention sometimes.
     


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    For some reason I assumed the man in the picture was Nick Wheeler.

    My problem with the shirt is that the horizontal lines of the check slope downward as they move from the placket to the outside of his body. It creates an unpleasing look in my eyes.
     


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    Maybe the combination of all the above reasons, is why they are all staring at him (although I doubt they thought he was nick wheeler) Â [​IMG]
     


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