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Discussion in 'General Attire & Accoutrements' started by StanleyVanBuren, Apr 7, 2007.

  1. Orgetorix

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    Definitely a better collar for you. Well done. You wouldn't be hurt if you went with a still higher collar, but this is an improvement. I'm with those who would advise you to get rid of the tennis-ball-sized knot, but that's up to you.
     
  2. StanleyVanBuren

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    I've never seen such a thing. This shirt has the highest collar I've ever seen on a shirt before. I'll measure it when it get home, it's seriously huge.

    I'm sure if I went bespoke or even MTM I could get a higher one, I suppose.
     
  3. Tomasso

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    The back collar height looks fine bit the front stand could uses a bit more height.

    Don't blame the knot, blame the collar. The knot size would be mitigated with the choice of a collar with a less severe spread (and zero tie space).
     
  4. Rooster

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    WOW ! What a knot! You could use that as mideval armor.;) I'm more of a four in hand guy personally. I think you wear darker suits better than lighter ones. Looks good.....except for that knot....
     
  5. StanleyVanBuren

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    I'm wary of anything other than a spread collar with such a high collar as I'm not looking to achieve a 70s look. Too little spread and I'd end up looking like Roger Moore in The Spy Who Loved Me.

    But anyway I really do like the spread collar look more, and I think it suits me. It's more of a London look, and not what most people are used to seeing where I live, which I like.
     
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    I think a half-Windsor could work fine if you just want to fill out space. [huh]
     
  7. KittyT

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    I'm with the others here on this one Mr. VanBuren :) Mostly, I find that the large knot draws one's eye away from your stellar smile down to your neck!
     
  8. StanleyVanBuren

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  9. Dagwood

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    ACCKK...Now the head is gone!! What have we done?
     
  10. Tomasso

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    Close the spread, tie a FIH and call it a day.

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  11. Rooster

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    Wow, I had no idea those modern ties couldn't take a FIH. Too much material. You might see if you can find a silk tie that is constructed in a more vintage fasion , it ought to tie better.
    I've not run into that problem, I only wear old ties.... of course I don't work at a law firm either....:whistling
     
  12. Jovan

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    My modern ties make a small knot with a four in hand...
     
  13. Slicksuit

    Slicksuit One of the Regulars

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    I'm going to be the dissenting opinion and state that I like the choice of tie knot and collar. As Stanley said, he's going for the British look, which I think he executed nicely. My only criticism is the lack of a dimple in the tie knot, which can be difficult to achieve when trying to do a large knot. I like the chalk stripe of the suit's fabric, as well.
     
  14. imoldfashioned

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    I love this shirt--especially with the french cuffs.
     
  15. imoldfashioned

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    Love this tie, but not with this outfit--I think you need a wider one for this suit.

    Very sharp suit fabric.
     
  16. imoldfashioned

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    This is my favorite overall outfit so far except for the shoes. Love, love the shirt tie combo and great suit.

    Sorry I'm not giving advice on the fit; I'll leave that to folks more expert than myself.
     
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    Your hair looks so much better flat--puts the focus on your face and your eyes really jump out (in a good way!).

    I like the sweater and shirt but I'd wear a different pair of pants--these seem too formal. Maybe brown or dark tan? I can't see your shoes well enough to comment.
     
  18. imoldfashioned

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    Very nice! This is my new favorite, especially the patterned/textured tie.
     
  19. Tomasso

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    Let's say A British look ,which is currently popular with the footie crowd.
     
  20. StanleyVanBuren

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    That's not a 4IH. ;)
     

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