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I don't think they are available online, but I picked up a couple 3in knit ties at Sacoor Bros. recently.

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3.25" is really wide for a knit. I have a 3" knit from TheKnottery (actually surprisingly nice for $25), and that's the upper bound of what I'd go for a knit. Most are between 2.5"-3".
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I might need one now. A little bird told me that Paul Stuart is the way to go.

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I checked online at Brooks, Paul Stuart, and Drakes all of their knits are less than 3" wide. *Sigh* I guess I'll go Hober.

I'm almost positive Land's End offers 3" knits, or at least the one I have is 3 inches. I have knits from them, RLPL, Gallo, Howard Yount, vintage, etc, and the quality is the same on all of them.
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Where do I find Gallo? Everytime somebody posts something from there I love it, but can't find it.
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I think there have been proxied group buys in the past. I actually don't remember. I know Kent Wang has sold those bi-colored knits in the past, maybe Howard Yount, too. I strongly suspect they're all made in the same place.
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3.25" is really wide for a knit. I have a 3" knit from TheKnottery (actually surprisingly nice for $25), and that's the upper bound of what I'd go for a knit. Most are between 2.5"-3".

+1. I had a 3.25" knit a while back that has since been discarded, and I normally wear 3.5" ties. The problem with wider knits is that there's no taper: you get the full width starting right at the knot. I'd rather have the bottom of the tie narrow rather than the top part, the part that actually shows, too wide. 2.75" is optimal for me.
Edited by ChetB - 4/5/13 at 10:36am
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^That makes a lot of sense about the taper. Maybe the others are a possibility again.
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Any branded tie is a deal killer for me. The Brooks one was branded, so that killed it before the under 3". I won't wear a tie thinner than 3.25"

That and mostly everything *the company that still goes by the name "Brooks Brothers"* makes is crap.

*Snark courtesy of Vox.
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Oh, ok.
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Wide knit ties tend to look akward Imo. Bought a 3.5 one from the Dandy Store a while ago and ended up never wearing it. Anything wider than 3 is a no go in my book. Berg and Berg have a wonderful selection online. Theirs are 2.8 though...
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I have some Bamford & Sons ties as well as RLPL knit ties that are bit over 3" - probably 3.25"

I'm like you, PB - I can't stand a skinny tie.

Yes, the knots they make are larger but I deal with it.
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Where do I find Gallo? Everytime somebody posts something from there I love it, but can't find it.
Gallo has a shop on Via Condotti in Rome. I am not sure if they have any others and pretty sure they don't do online sales. But they might mail stuff. The store is amazing and is mostly focussed on exploiting a riot of color - kind of like Missoni, but with its own outlook and color palette. I have a knit tie or two I got there, but I mostly get socks. In general, they don't make stuff that fits within the SF "Good Taste" aesthetic, but are great for the peacocks. The knit ties are kind of an exception.
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Thread Starter 
there is a gallo in Naples as well
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When I say every time I see something from Gallo that I love I mean exclusively socks. smile.gif
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There are Gallo boutiques in most major Italian cities. And there is at least one Italian seller of Gallo on Ebay mainly selling socks and some ties

Edit ; http://stores.ebay.it/dittalazzaretti
She says she is an official Gallo dealer. Send her an message via Ebay and maybe she can get you the ties your looking for. I dont see many ties listed now, she had a better selection before
Edited by C&A - 4/5/13 at 11:48am
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