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Which Shirt Collars Require A Tie

Which Shirt Collars Require A Tie

These Don’t Require A Tie

  1. Spread:
    One of the most common collars today is the spread collar, which comes in a variety of angles and points. “Spread” refers to the distance between the collar points.
  2. Club:
    A unique style forwarded by an English boarding school that was looking for a way to differentiate its students. It peaked in the 1930s and has had a recent revival due to period shows like “Mad Men”
  3. Button-Down:
    Another collar that spent its early day in sport, the button-down collar was first attached to oxford cloth button-down shirts. Today, the button-down style can be worn with casual suiting

These Do Require A Tie

  1. Forward Point:
    The most traditional choice, the forward point collar has fallen out of favor with some for its inability to be worn without a tie. A smaller opening between collar flaps allows for more tie knot variety.
  2. Cutaway:
    The cutaway is designed to be worn with a very large tie knot. Think of it as an extreme spread collar that’s more prevalent on red carpets than in bedrooms.
  3. Tab:
    A rare style now, the tab collar’s popularity has waxed and waned over the last century. Designer Tom Ford attempted to bring it back when styling James Bond in “Skyfall,” but it didn’t stick

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The Gentleman’s Guide To A perfect Suit

The Gentleman’s Guide To A perfect Suit

Not many men know what to look when buying a suit. This infographic will show the perfect measurements and things to look out for when buying a new suit.

  1. Collar
    The Suit collar should follow the shirt collar very closely – there should be NO GAP. The overlapping lapel should not rise and curve against the shirt, but lie flat at a straight angle.
  2. Shoulder
    Your suit should ALWAYS have perfectly tailored shoulders. If they end slightly before, or slightly after your shoulders the jacket will not look right.
  3. Shirt Sleeve Length
    Between a quarter and half inch of your shirt cuff should be visible after your suit jacket arms.
  4. Sleeve Length
    Jacket sleeves should fall where the base of your thumb meets your wrist. Not below, and not above.
  5. Buttons 
    If you are wearing a 2 button suit jacket then only the TOP button should be fastened. If you are wearing a 3 button suit jacket then the middle button should be the only one fastened. The fastened button should never fall below the navel
  6. Jacket Length
    Your knuckles should even with the bottom of  your jacket
  7. Trouser Length
    You should have around 1 inch of break falling over your shoes. Too much break looks sloppy and ill fitting, where as too little break will show your socks or ankles

Shoes

1. Navy Suits

  • Black shoes
  • brown shoes
  • Red/Burgundy shoes

2. Grey/Black Suits

  • Black shoes
  • Brown shoes
  • Red/Burgundy Shoes

3. Brown Suits

  • Brown shoes
  • Red/Burgundy shoes

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