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post #526 of 643
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HOnestly, I never think about it and my knits are about average, I guess. Certainly no wider than 3" and probably a bit less.
post #527 of 643
Don't overthink. Knits are meant to be easy, effortless -- the opposite of fretting about the relationship between tie width and lapel width.

Square-end knits start to look odd at 3 inches and look odder as they grow larger.
post #528 of 643
damnit, I never thought I'd buy another tie again but now I'm looking at navy grenadine. angry.gif
post #529 of 643
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Originally Posted by DocHolliday View Post

Don't overthink. Knits are meant to be easy, effortless -- the opposite of fretting about the relationship between tie width and lapel width.

Square-end knits start to look odd at 3 inches and look odder as they grow larger.

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That's the width of my knits. I've got a wine and a brown knit, both 3" wide. Gives me enough width to get a dimple in the knot.
post #530 of 643
3" is the perfect knit width. I think Doc meant to say that knits look great between 2.5" and 3" and that straying to either side is perilous. Right, Doc?
post #531 of 643
My favorite knits are 3". I definitely think it's the perfect size--maybe one could argue 2.75", but I'd prefer no thinner.
post #532 of 643
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All of my knits are right around 2", and we're not taking fashiony makers- Vintage BB, Pendleton are the two I can remember. That's been the standard size for knits for ages, as far as I can tell, with wider widths being less normal variants. I've seen wider knits look good, but they're certainly not the norm.
post #533 of 643
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Originally Posted by aravenel View Post

My favorite knits are 3". I definitely think it's the perfect size--maybe one could argue 2.75", but I'd prefer no thinner.
I'm pretty sure all my knits are from Paul Stuart, which are 2.75" according to their site. They seem to be about the right size to me anyway.
post #534 of 643
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Originally Posted by sugarbutch View Post

3" is the perfect knit width. I think Doc meant to say that knits look great between 2.5" and 3" and that straying to either side is perilous. Right, Doc?

 

I'm with you on that. For taller dudes I would go even wider, but those are almost impossible to find....

post #535 of 643
Thread Starter 
No need to get wider. The regular knits look fine (I am 6'4" or 193 cm).
post #536 of 643
I just like the wider knits because I have a hard time getting the regular ones to dimple. And I really don't like it when my tie doesn't have a dimple.

I don't know why.
post #537 of 643
OCD? confused.gif
post #538 of 643

Being a smaller guy, I find that 2" knits work perfectly well for me, but then so do somewhat narrower lapels than most would advocate here. But I have knits that I wear regularly that range from early-mid 60s 1.5" knits generally worn with wool vests or v-neck sweaters, to contemporary 3" ones, and I love them all.

post #539 of 643
A three inch knit tie sounds really wrong. That's how wide many regular ties are.
post #540 of 643

I'd swear my Cappelli is 7.5 cm (3 inches). Will check when I get home, but that's my ideal width - maybe it turns out to be 2.75".

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