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    Originally posted by Lchow1 View Post
    Yup. Didn't realize how ginormous that picture came out. Are you from/in the area?
    Yeah, I live in the South End.
    6'4" 210lbs, 40L, 15.5/35, 35x34

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      Originally posted by bjmcgeever View Post
      And yes, I'm aware that thin ties and thin lapels are faux pas now.
      Not really. If you're a broader guy wearing slim/skinny lapels and slim/skinny ties, it's never going to look quite right. However, if you're a slim/skinny guy, then 2.5" ties and lapels may best complement your body type. Either way, while slim/skinny lapels/ties may not be the new, hot fashion anymore, that certainly doesn't mean they're a faux pas. Besides, I thought we all are striving to be stylish, not fashionable, right?
      My measurements, for context--> Body Type: Slim/Skinny |​ Weight: 175 lbs | Height: 6'1" | Neck: 16” | Chest: 40” | Waist: 33.5” | Shoulder: 18.75” | Sleeve: 35.5” | Bicep: 12.75” | Wrist: 6.75”

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        Originally posted by John Hamnett View Post
        Yeah, I live in the South End.
        I've wondered how many Dappered forum members I've walked past in the city. It'd be fun to have a low-key Boston/N.E. area get together at some point.

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          Originally posted by diversification View Post
          Either way, while slim/skinny lapels/ties may not be the new, hot fashion anymore, that certainly doesn't mean they're a faux pas. Besides, I thought we all are striving to be stylish, not fashionable, right?
          This.

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            I have to agree with Fred about the 2.5. I'm a size 40, and my closet is filled with smaller then 3 inch ties I barely ever wear. And when I do, I'm unhappy with the look. 3" still works for me though.

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              I've tried staying around 3". The 2.5" JCrew ties have always been much too slim for my tastes.

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                I have a couple of 7cm Drakes that I got on clearance from NMLC just taking up space in my closet too. Hmm, maybe I should toss them up on Swap & Shop ...

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                  Square end knit ties that are 2.5-2.75 are thicker throughout than comparable ties in the usual style which taper, so to my mind that's a good width for that style.

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                    A 1" or 1.5" tie is certainly ridiculous:
                    http://www.cheap-neckties.com/blog/u...12.27.27PM.png

                    2.5" tie not so bad on small slim guys:
                    http://www.zigoti.com/wp-content/upl...skinny-tie.png

                    2.5" tie bad on wider chests:
                    http://elitedaily.com/wp-content/upl...ie-awards1.png

                    You guys would have to see me in 3.25" ties that I bought from department stores. I look like the outfit on the left in this photo. I'm changing to skinnier ties (2.5"-2.75") to look more like the outfit on the right:
                    http://www.primermagazine.com/wp-con...se_WideTie.jpg

                    Can anyone really make the argument that I should look like the gentleman on the left?

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                      I don't think anyone's saying it's ridiculous. It just doesn't work for some guys. Clearly it works for your frame.

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                        Based on the Flusser passage, I think that a sub 3" tie would be perfectly acceptable for a sub-40R jacket. I think this will vary greatly based on body type - a sub 3" slim tie on a slim/skinny guy is going to look like a tie. A sub 3" tie on a broader guy may look like a skinny tie. Regardless, I will agree that 2.5" is probably a lower limit, just as 3.75 is probably an upper limit, regardless of body type or jacket size: anything above or below will likely look like a fashion play. Also, I want to clarify that I'm not saying "fashion" is synonymous with "bad" or "ridiculous" - I'm just calling a spade a spade.
                        My measurements, for context--> Body Type: Slim/Skinny |​ Weight: 175 lbs | Height: 6'1" | Neck: 16” | Chest: 40” | Waist: 33.5” | Shoulder: 18.75” | Sleeve: 35.5” | Bicep: 12.75” | Wrist: 6.75”

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                          I'll add that, unless it's knit, it should still maintain the shape of a tie, even if it's slimmer. The rectangle strips of cloth 1" wide look horrible, like you tried to choke yourself with your belt, then gave up and went out the door.

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                            Perhaps the tie width discussion deserves its own thread at this point?

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                              Originally posted by Fred G. Unn View Post
                              I have a couple of 7cm Drakes that I got on clearance from NMLC just taking up space in my closet too. Hmm, maybe I should toss them up on Swap & Shop ...
                              I'd be interested... I don't own any by Drakes, but based on what they have available on their site now, I'd like one!

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                                Reiss one button peak lapel suit in air force blue. On sale for $260, down from $745.

                                Still available in 36R. I think shoulders are 16.5", and length is 28.5" but I would confirm that before buying.

                                http://www.reiss.com/us/mens/suits-a...airforce-blue/

                                Looks like a good deal, but I don't need another suit. And I don't think it is canvassed.

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