I agree to an extent in B&M retail. I don't see many, but I still sell a fair few myself. I personally don't see the point of pointed end knit ties, but I may be in the minority on that. May as well just wear a regular tie then, to me the square end is what makes it so unique. I've been asked for the pointed end ones a fair few times and have resisted so far, though may relent in the future and carry a few.