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    Fussell's ties and social class with examples

    If memory serves, I once had a similar tie. Except, instead of Freud, I believe it was Seuss inspired.
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    Suit gorge an inch beneath tie knot. Would you wear it?

    Yes. All three suits were purchased the same day from Tip Top Tailor which is a store that operates across Canada. Each has on the lining a label reading, "Tip Top Classics". Seems the stance should have been lowered a few inches, the lapels narrowed a half inch, and the gorge raised an inch or...
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    Suit gorge an inch beneath tie knot. Would you wear it?

    Thank you for your insights and comments. Maybe if I'd asked in the Official Canadian Old Guys As Cheap As Me Clothing Forum the unanimous answer would have been, "They look just like mine, eh." On the bright side, considering the 1930's or 1940's (I'll assume 40's to support reasoning below)...
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    Suit gorge an inch beneath tie knot. Would you wear it?

    OK. Thank you for your opinion.
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    Suit gorge an inch beneath tie knot. Would you wear it?

    OK. Thank you for your opinions.
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    The tie business

    Thank you all for these insights.
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    Suit gorge an inch beneath tie knot. Would you wear it?

    Isn't it fascinating how people's styles differ. Twice, I think, members mentioned posting pictures and it didn't occur to me till tonight that the suits in question were meant. I guess not having a natural eye leads me to seek rules and theory to rely on with reasoning to avoid mistakes. It...
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    Suit gorge an inch beneath tie knot. Would you wear it?

    This is interesting: When I asked to MyTailor.com the question, "Would it be possible to have choice in lapel widths, gorge height, jacket length, or button stance?", their reply was, "...All of the details can be specified. Please let me know where you are located and we can coordinate...
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    Fussell's ties and social class with examples

    It has been quoted on this board previously: Post quoting Fussell on ties and social class But here a blogger has offered visual example and included more of the text: Blog of Fussell on ties and social class with examples Not expressing an opinion on Fussell's sociology, was researching...
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    Suit gorge an inch beneath tie knot. Would you wear it?

    So, would it be possible for the online made to measure shops to offer choice in lapel widths, gorge height, and jacket length? They seem like small changes, but I don't know how the pieces are constructed. I'm assuming choice regarding button stance would be practically recreating the piece...
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    Suit gorge an inch beneath tie knot. Would you wear it?

    :) Gee, I thought one of the purposes of fora is to allow those interested enough in a topic to explore it in great detail to do so with others similarly interested in the topic. And maybe the prescription to just get on with enjoying the clothes is, ultimately, the best answer to all of these...
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    Suit gorge an inch beneath tie knot. Would you wear it?

    I guess this raises a question of whether there are cuts that are objectively more pleasing to the eye than others or whether beauty is in the eye of the beholder and beholders' eyes may differ. Today some buy jackets with the notch above the tie knot. Maybe there would be no difference between...
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    Suit gorge an inch beneath tie knot. Would you wear it?

    Elsewhere in the same article he places the gorge on the collar bone. Then he discusses how gorges have been raised and lowered throughout the years. Then he writes, " A low gorge can be seen as either dated or classic depending on your perspective while a high gorge can be considered either...
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    Suit gorge an inch beneath tie knot. Would you wear it?

    Putting a straight edge from gorge to gorge on some images of renowned suits (Bond's goldfinger, Bond's and Shaw's From Russia with Love traincar suits, Grant's To Catch a Thief and North by Northwest suits, McQueen's in the Thomas Crown Affair) finds the edge running about an inch below the...
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    The tie business

    OK. Thank you.
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    The tie business

    Thank you Flanderian for another very informative and helpful post. I looked up ottoman silk ties. One sold by tmlewin looks the same as those by tiebar and Brooks brothers, except the reps or grooves slant in the opposite direction. Another by Turnbull and asser looks more like a narrower...
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    The tie business

    1. How do tie manufacturers sell to independent shops or to chains? 2. What percentage of chains own their tie manufacturing? 3. When an independent shop or local shop of a chain sells out of a tie, are they able to order additional identical ones? Are all orders occur several months before...
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    Help! My Company Changed its Dress Code

    What about wearing exactly what you wear now except: 1. Don't wear ties unless with a sportcoat. 2. With a jacket, to avoid the 70's "shirt with open collar under the jacket with collars over the lapels" look, for more upscale upscale casual wear broadcloth button downs in solid colors other...
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    Trading proportion for texture with knit ties?

    Thanks. Anyone care to speculate on which meaning of "mean" he meant? Robert Johnson or Cormac, it is unclear whose word that is, that is. Merriam-Webster's meanings of mean I'll guess one of: of inferior quality or status; worthy of little regard; or stingy. Since he is referring to the...
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    Trading proportion for texture with knit ties?

    Right. They are shaped like this and have the traditional flat bottoms: purple and mint ties on purple shirt purple and mint knit ties on my only jacket with narrow (2 1/2") lapels I'm not saying they go well with the items in the pictures in three of the four cases. I bought the purple one...