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    Originally posted by Telegram Sam View Post
    J Crew Factory clearence sale additional 40% off final sale items plus free shipping with Sale40 code, pulled the trigger on this tie for only $8.99

    http://factory.jcrew.com/mens-clothi...sFromSale=true
    Thanks for the heads up. This tie has always grabbed my attention. At $9, I pulled the trigger.

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      Originally posted by marathon View Post
      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?
      I agree. I'm 5'9/160lbs/around 38" chest or so. I've been buying the 3" ties because I find the 3.25" ties to be too wide for me.

      2.5" still feels a bit too modern/trendy. I haven't found a 2.75" yet, but I think that would probably work pretty well.

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        lucky

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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?
          I wanna get into MGH for my residency. It would be a dream come true...

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            Originally posted by Bryce View Post
            How do Wolverine's run in size? I wear a 11.5 Allen Edmund, 11 Johnston and Murphy, 11 in Aldo, and a 11 in Clarks. The Johnston and Murphy's are already wearing out after 6 months of light use.

            Go with 11 unless you have broad/flat feet. I bought the same size as my allen edmonds and I'm kinda regretting it.

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              Hi Marathon,
              did you received your jcrew thompson chino pant in 30x30? How does it fits? I can't find it on jcrewfactory page anymore.
              Originally posted by marathon View Post
              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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                ......... -_-
                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 Fred G. Unn
                  Proof that 2.5" ties can look good on smaller guys though. Model is 4'0", 55 lbs.
                  Jacket: Talbot Kids, size 5 (thrifted)
                  Tie: Ben Silver dinosaur tie, 2.5" (Ben Silver clearance)
                  Shirt: Brooks Brothers (gift from grandma)
                  Is that really your son? Sloppy collar and jacket needs some tailoring. Just giving you crap.

                  Got my first few 2.5" ties. Might actually be too narrow! Going to measure existing ties to see what the story is, but will likely try 3" ties next.

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                    I absolutely love skinny ties... but that is because I am skinny! Little skinnier then Bass in this photo

                    Ties larger then 3" start looking quite odd on me. For frame of reference I am a size 36r for my suit jackets. Even at that size they usually need to be slimmed as the waist and arms (JCrew). High arm-holes are a absolute must for me or it ruins the whole jacket. Back on to the subject; as somewhat mentioned earlier, I believe your jacket's lapel should match your body size/width. Once you determine which lapel width works with your body type, then your tie should match nearly identical to the lapel width. So if you are rocking a 44 size jacket, I wouldn't expect a 2.5" tie to look good at all.

                    With all that said. I disagree with the comment(s) referring to 2.5" ties as fashion. It all has to do with body type/shape/proportion.

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                      Originally posted by marathon View Post
                      Is that really your son? Sloppy collar and jacket needs some tailoring. Just giving you crap.
                      LOL! I'll have him work on it.

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                        Regarding tie width. It's personal preference. Those more traditionally inclined don't wear ties without jackets so lapel width becomes an important factor. This is me, suit is 35R, tie is 3.5". I'm 5"10 and 140 lbs (e.g. skinny). I like this aesthetic for myself. A narrow tie would look "off". But if I were wearing a more modern suit with narrower lapels then the tie might look weird. Anyway, I think both extremes look pretty good but wanted to show the wider end.

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                          Drops at Hanger Project sale. These Drake's squares for $42 are incredibly versatile: http://www.hangerproject.com/clothin...et-square.html
                          Love these Inis Meains too: http://www.hangerproject.com/clothin...ear-polos.html

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                            Originally posted by atoms View Post
                            Anyway, I think both extremes look pretty good but wanted to show the wider end.
                            To be honest, I wouldn't even call that wider. Looks like a very traditional width to me. Looks great on you! I think that's about my favorite width.

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                              My prediction: the narrower lapels and ties may go out of fashion soon, but they won't look as bad as the huge lapels from the 1970s look now, or the big shoulders from the 1990s. I don't think anyone will be embarrassed by pictures of themselves in a Ludlow suit in 20 years. Part of this is the "thin" aesthetic that is really popular now -- I don't see the general cultural (and movie/tv/model) preference for thin folks to change anytime soon. People will still want to wear skinny/slim clothing because the folks on TV will be wearing them, because it shows off one's own slim frame. Ergo, slimmer lapels and ties might be around for a bit. Not as popular as they are right now, perhaps, but I don't see a massive change soon. In the #menswear world I can see a change already happening, but not in the broader culture. My two cents.

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                                Originally posted by atoms View Post
                                Regarding tie width. It's personal preference. Those more traditionally inclined don't wear ties without jackets so lapel width becomes an important factor. This is me, suit is 35R, tie is 3.5". I'm 5"10 and 140 lbs (e.g. skinny).
                                That looks great. Suit fit, colors, shirt, tie, PS, lapels. All very nice.

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