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Tie knots according to body type

Started this discussion. Last reply by Mike S. Dec 24, 2012. 3 Replies

It's been a long argument I've been having with a guy I work with. I have a smaller frame, about 5'6, 140 lbs. I always wear wide spread collars and tie my ties in full windsors. He claims I should…Continue

Tags: Type, Body, Knot, Tie

Tie Shops

Started this discussion. Last reply by Nicholas Boylan Aug 26, 2012. 2 Replies

I'm looking for a place to buy some new ties. I've discovered I have a mildly specific taste, but its still pretty open.Only places I've actually shopped for businesswear are Le Chateau, and the…Continue

Tags: Buying, Help, Store, Online, Tie

Couple of shirt questions

Started this discussion. Last reply by Penelope Apr 3, 2012. 8 Replies

First thing, is something that has happened to me for a long time. When I wear a dress shirt, or any collared shirt. The inside of the collar has this thin ring of dirt. It's not a hygiene issue. But…Continue

Matching shirts, suits and ties!

Started this discussion. Last reply by Alfton Mar 14, 2013. 8 Replies

So I've been very recently trying to dress in suits a lot more. In fact, any occasion where there isn't a dress code or I wouldn't look absurd, I'm wearing a suit now. Partially for business,…Continue

 

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Alfton replied to Shawn Barter's discussion Matching shirts, suits and ties!
"Matching suit, shirt, tie does matter to a business oriented man. A process most men would rather avoid, but the art can be mastered with good practice, Sunnyscustomtailor  are there to give a perfect attire to a business man."
Mar 14, 2013
Mike S. replied to Shawn Barter's discussion Tie knots according to body type
"First problem: you are wearing a wide spread collar. Why? There are really only two collars I think are worth wearing: the semi-spread and button down. Second problem: he is pretty much right, but I'd go one step further and argue that every…"
Dec 24, 2012
John Gehringer replied to Shawn Barter's discussion Tie knots according to body type
"More so than the collar or your frame, your tie knot should work to reinforce what you'd like to emphasize about your figure. Apart from your height and the fact that you have a "smaller frame," we don't know much about your body…"
Dec 24, 2012
David F. replied to Shawn Barter's discussion Tie knots according to body type
"I think it depends on the collar size and spread.  The over all goal is to best frame your face.  You may want to try different styles of tie knots until you find one that does look good.   The other thing is that if you…"
Dec 18, 2012
Shawn Barter posted a discussion

Tie knots according to body type

It's been a long argument I've been having with a guy I work with. I have a smaller frame, about 5'6, 140 lbs. I always wear wide spread collars and tie my ties in full windsors. He claims I should be using a half windsor because of my smaller frame, regardless of the collar. Also that he's been told this by several tailors in clothing stores. Who do you think is in the wrong here? I'm personally comfortable with the full windsor and think I look good with it. but I thought I'd ask since I'm…See More
Dec 18, 2012
Nicholas Boylan replied to Shawn Barter's discussion Tie Shops
"I'm an oddball tie lover, and the Jerry Garcia abstract ties at Kohls are great. For a more standard look, however, I find you can buy good ties at pretty much any menswear store. Macy's sometimes has good builds. Also, can't go wrong…"
Aug 26, 2012
Shawn Barter replied to Shawn Barter's discussion Tie Shops
"Where do you guys buy your ties? =p"
Aug 26, 2012
Shawn Barter posted a discussion

Tie Shops

I'm looking for a place to buy some new ties. I've discovered I have a mildly specific taste, but its still pretty open.Only places I've actually shopped for businesswear are Le Chateau, and the online store Tailor4Less. The bought a suit from each, and determined that I'm never buying off the rack again.However, ties are more of a mystery here. I ended up buying 6 altogether. And I love the glossy look on some of them. Others are matte and I find I never wear them for that reason. So I'm…See More
Aug 20, 2012
Penelope replied to Shawn Barter's discussion Couple of shirt questions
"hydrogen peroxide The proportions probably don't matter much - enough baking soda to get it really fizzy"
Apr 3, 2012
SavLaw replied to Shawn Barter's discussion Couple of shirt questions
"Great idea.  Just a question, What is HP? and what ratio do you make the mixture? "
Apr 3, 2012
Michael Morris replied to Shawn Barter's discussion Matching shirts, suits and ties!
"I have one of those delicate pinstripe suits and the striped ties I have go well with it."
Mar 23, 2012
Michael1359 replied to Shawn Barter's discussion Matching shirts, suits and ties!
"Shawn, check out Antonio Centeno's (AoM member and contributor) website for hundreds of articles and videos on just about everything for dressing sharp:  http://www.realmenrealstyle.com/start-here/."
Mar 23, 2012
Shawn Barter replied to Mike Norris's discussion Man Jewelry
"I have a metal necklace, metal bracelet and a ring I wear (I'm single), when I'm not wearing a suit and tie. Then I ditch the bracelet for a watch and necklace because I cant show it with the tie without looking absolutely…"
Mar 22, 2012
David F. replied to Shawn Barter's discussion Couple of shirt questions
"They have a made to measure line."
Mar 21, 2012
Shawn Barter replied to Shawn Barter's discussion Couple of shirt questions
"Do you know if Brooks Brothers has tailors? I've become a great fan of getting fitted clothing, so if I can, I will. Great input though guys, big help. Going to see what works best of the suggestions for the collar ring. I'm seeing a…"
Mar 21, 2012
SavLaw replied to Shawn Barter's discussion Couple of shirt questions
"Yep, ring around the collar.  It is not hygiene,  it is that we all perspire and it forms around the collar.  Hit with some stain remover, rub it with a brush and it will come out. As to wrinkles, I have found that Brooks…"
Mar 20, 2012

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