What shirt collar for skinnier tie and suit?

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  1. Mutant Hairs

    Mutant Hairs Member

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    What type and size of shirt collar should I wear if my suit is cut to be on the skinny side? I also plan on wearing a skinnier tie (maybe 2.5 to 3 inches across the widest part).
     


  2. breakfasteatre

    breakfasteatre Senior member

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    I wear primarily skinny ties because its more of a casual thing for me and i find button up collars work very well because of the casualness of it

    regular spread collars also look good, as well as collars without too much of a point

    i find spread collars dont look very good with a skinny, rep tie


    http://www.styleforum.net/attachment...4&d=1144788817

    this example i dont find looks very good
    too much space
     


  3. Get Smart

    Get Smart Don't Crink

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    personally, I like to wear buttondown collar shirts+thin tie with my skinny suits, esp if they are high buttoning. that style is more of a mod thing....
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    but otherwise I find that collars like

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    or

    [​IMG] - long regular pointed (esp if it's a lower buttoning skinny suit... a la dior homme)

    or a regular pointed collar looks fine

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    those are my preferences
     


  4. DocHolliday

    DocHolliday Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    If you're looking for sleek/fashion forward, I could see a tall collar working for this purpose. Or, if you're going for the hip trad look, a buttondown. Depends on what you're going for.
     




  5. MilanoStyle

    MilanoStyle Senior member

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    Skinnier tie should go with skinnier collared shirt and narrow lapeled suits IMO.
     


  6. Mutant Hairs

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    Thanks for the tips, guys. I'm going for a more fashion forward look. Any advice on retailers that may have shirts for this look? I don't want to break the bank, either.
     


  7. Horace

    Horace Senior member

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    Button-down. You could also go with one of those hip 1960's era Continental button-downs that you see in the French and Italian cinema.
     


  8. Tomasso

    Tomasso Senior member

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    Maybe something like this.

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