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Originally Posted by patrickBOOTH View Post

Oh also, black suede, yay or nay? I say nay.

 

Will from A Suitable Wardrobe wrote a nice article about them the other day.

 

I don't object but wouldn't wear them to the office. If you have to wear black shoes casually suede seems like a better way to go than calf.

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pB, I find that knit ties in general elicit lots of comments from people. I don't know if it's because they're uncommon, but that's been my experience out here in the wilds of San Francisco.
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Originally Posted by sugarbutch View Post

pB, I find that knit ties in general elicit lots of comments from people. I don't know if it's because they're uncommon, but that's been my experience out here in the wilds of San Francisco.

This is the case for me as well. I get a lot of "neat tie" or "What is that made of?" or "Why is it straight at the bottom?" comments. Especially from girls.
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In my social circle it wouldn't get comments, but at work it would. I don't really care, but I was just wondering if it was universally acceptable.
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Originally Posted by Allez Allez View Post

I wore brown shoes to work once and my boss called me out into the hall so he could discuss with several co-workers whether that was really okay. Welcome to my world.

What the heck? Did you stumble into a time machine and wind-up working for IBM in the 60's?
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Originally Posted by patrickBOOTH View Post

In my social circle it wouldn't get comments, but at work it would. I don't really care, but I was just wondering if it was universally acceptable.

Virtually nothing that becomes a forum darling, such as knit ties, is universally acceptable. In fact, the way we dress in general is not universally acceptable. The reason you don't get curious comments every day is because sometimes it's not just one thing that raises eyebrows, but the whole gestalt, and it's harder for an observer to pick out what strikes him as unusual.
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What the heck? Did you stumble into a time machine and wind-up working for IBM in the 60's?

Sure as hell feels like it. I get a no-shit pension. I had no idea people still got those before I started here.

Of course people don't actually dress well. I could wear JAB everyday and people would be fine with it.
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Originally Posted by bourbonbasted View Post

This is the case for me as well. I get a lot of "neat tie" or "What is that made of?" or "Why is it straight at the bottom?" comments. Especially from girls.

Same. I get it all the time, for even the most sedate of knits.
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Originally Posted by patrickBOOTH View Post

I never thought about wearing it with navy either, but I have been hearing a black tie with a navy suit is acceptable. Maybe regular silk, and not knitted.

More than acceptable: it's one of the sharpest looks in the book, and about as classic as it gets. In this situation, I think a silk knit with a very tight weave works best; some look very rustic, which is OK, but doesn't go down as well with suits.

As for your problem with finding wide widths, it seems The Knottery carries 3" knits:

http://theknottery.com/ties/knit-ties/solid-silk-knit-ties.html

(I haven't tried them myself, but Kiyoshi at Put This On is a fan: http://putthison.com/post/45117330166/its-on-sale-the-knottery-silk-knit-ties-the)
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Knit tie will definitely get sideways comments from people at the workplace. I recently purchased four of them to add to the rotation for spring. Quote from one of my partners: "So the sock tie is back, eh?"
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Originally Posted by ord65 View Post

I didn't think places like this existed anymore.  What do you do?

 

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What the heck? Did you stumble into a time machine and wind-up working for IBM in the 60's?

 

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Sure as hell feels like it. I get a no-shit pension. I had no idea people still got those before I started here.

Of course people don't actually dress well. I could wear JAB everyday and people would be fine with it.

 

 

I'm in a sort-of similar boat.  My position is funded by public dollars, so I find flashy to be attention-grabbing in all the wrong ways.  The guys around me would be tarred and feathered by the more sedate-minded fellas on this forum.  Oddly enough though, their flash is cheap.  Light brown shoes from Payless. Pink tie from Dillards.  Wild checked shirt from tjmax or something. Nobody seems to care that its loud because everyone buys the same cheap stuff .  I wear a navy neat, print, twill tie and a lasted, black shoe with a toe medallion and all of a sudden its "hmmmm, and how much do you spend on clothes and how much do we pay you . . . . "  cant win unless its really sedate and no one notices me

post #8652 of 13401
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Originally Posted by DocHolliday View Post

Navy suit + white shirt + black knit = sharp.

+1.

In the following pic the tie may actually be a dark navy, but close enough:




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Originally Posted by Dr No, 1958 
“He went into his room and dressed in his old dark blue tropical worsted suit, a sleeveless white cotton shirt and a black knitted tie, looked in the glass to see that the Walther didn’t show under his armpit and went down and out to where the car was waiting.”

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Originally Posted by patrickBOOTH View Post

I checked online at Brooks, Paul Stuart, and Drakes all of their knits are less than 3" wide. *Sigh*
I have a black knit from Gieves & Hawkes that's 7cm, so less than 3" and it's plenty wide for a knit.

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Originally Posted by patrickBOOTH View Post

I guess I'll go Hober.

I don't think David does custom knit ties? (yet)
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I have a great pointed end black silk knit that I got from Howard Yount a while back. Definitely 3" if not wider.

You should give Jameson a shout to see if he still has access to it.
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Originally Posted by mafoofan View Post

The utter absoluteness of it is a very jarring juxtaposition with an earthy, heavily textured, multi-hued tweed jacket. All that nuance in color and texture creates a context in which a sharp white shirt just doesn't belong. For the same reasons, a navy blazer is infinitely friendlier to a white shirt and would look find with one.

so pretty much, you agree with ed. so we are pretty much on the same page with this one. cool.
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Originally Posted by patrickBOOTH View Post

Yeah, I know. I have some, but I hate waiting a month for them.

he can get it done faster if you need, and you can get the express shipping. i think i had my last one in hand, in under 2 weeks, iirc.
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Originally Posted by in stitches View Post

so pretty much, you agree with ed. so we are pretty much on the same page with this one. cool.

How on earth did you come away with that? It doesn't sound like we agree at all. But whatever, if you're just taking votes, you're barking up the wrong tree anyway.
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