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First knit tie with flat bottom...suggestions

post #1 of 20
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Howdy all,
in my question to branch out, I'm going to give a knit tie with the flat bottom a try.

I'm having trouble choosing a color though. I'd like something versatile that works with my sportcoats, which range from sold navy, to light grey flannel, to brown tweed and herringbone.

I really like this cream, but I'm not sure how versatile it is:

http://www.thetiebar.com/tie-bar-product.asp?pn=23217&orderPageReturn=%2FcategoryPages%2FAll_Ties.asp&pg=0&categoryIds=31,62,20&optionValueIds=

Since I'm not sure how much I'm gonna like this, I'm sticking with thetiebar.com, so please make a recommendation from these choices:

http://www.thetiebar.com/categoryPages/All_Ties.asp?pg=0&categoryIds=31,62,20&optionValueIds=


thanks all

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post #2 of 20
Brown, navy, burgundy are all versatile choices for a knit tie.
post #3 of 20
Maybe it's just a phase I'm going through - but I think chocolate colored ties work with almost everything.

post #4 of 20
Green is a good colour too.
post #5 of 20
With fall coming up - burgundy, rust, deep purple, deep green.

Dont ry to get one color that will go with everything. Get a color that will make one or two jackets look their very best.
post #6 of 20
I suggest you check out my Tumblr for ideas biggrin.gif
post #7 of 20
I have burgundy and dark green, which are great with gray or brown tweed, and a light blue which is nice with a navy blazer or something in gray. I want a chocolate brown to go with my olive tweed, and a black one to go to with a gray check SC I have.

I don't think I'd do a cream one, because I like using my knit ties as foils to patterned shirts, and that wouldn't work with cream.
post #8 of 20
The single most versatile colour is, arguably, light navy. Sand/beige is also quite versatile.
post #9 of 20

Not to hijack this thread, but what material (wool, cashmere, silk knit) is the most versatile for pairing with sport coats?  I have a cashmere gray herringbone and a brown sport coat in the pattern below that I am looking to start wearing with ties.  My normal silk ties are too city for the jackets and I'm not a big fan of the square knit ties.  Wool?  Cashmere?  Any suggestions?

 

 

post #10 of 20
I know you don't want to shell out in case you wind up not liking them, but you may be better served nabbing one from the B&S forum in order to form an opinion. Unless Tiebar's quality has gone up in the past couple of years, theirs are the shiniest, most limp, and non-crunchy knits I own. As a result, I've never found an occasion to wear them, and this is from someone that wears knits with some frequency.
post #11 of 20
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Originally Posted by HughJ View Post

I know you don't want to shell out in case you wind up not liking them, but you may be better served nabbing one from the B&S forum in order to form an opinion. Unless Tiebar's quality has gone up in the past couple of years, theirs are the shiniest, most limp, and non-crunchy knits I own. As a result, I've never found an occasion to wear them, and this is from someone that wears knits with some frequency.

I disagree. If you're looking for the stiff, loose weave, then Tiebar is not for you. But I've purchased a few of them and they are very similar to my BB knits from a few years ago. They come in a 2 3/4" width which is harder to find these days and they have a denser weave which I prefer when I wear them with a suit. They also have a great selection of colors.
post #12 of 20
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I disagree. If you're looking for the stiff, loose weave, then Tiebar is not for you. But I've purchased a few of them and they are very similar to my BB knits from a few years ago. They come in a 2 3/4" width which is harder to find these days and they have a denser weave which I prefer when I wear them with a suit. They also have a great selection of colors.

I ordered from tiebar and I found  their knits to be absolute garbage. Tie bar top -- RLP middle -- Wang bottom. For a dense weave, I think KW is the move. 

Polo has the best knits if you buy on deal. Look at the texture vs the wang (which is good)


Edited by Frankie22 - 8/20/12 at 12:45pm
post #13 of 20
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Originally Posted by js4design View Post

I disagree. If you're looking for the stiff, loose weave, then Tiebar is not for you. But I've purchased a few of them and they are very similar to my BB knits from a few years ago. They come in a 2 3/4" width which is harder to find these days and they have a denser weave which I prefer when I wear them with a suit. They also have a great selection of colors.
Perhaps things have improved, but the two I have look like a polyester sock, as pictured in Frankie's post above.
post #14 of 20
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Originally Posted by Frankie22 View Post

I ordered from tiebar and I found  their knits to be absolute garbage. Tie bar top -- RLP middle -- Wang bottom. For a dense weave, I think KW is the move. 

Polo has the best knits if you buy on deal. Look at the texture vs the wang (which is good)

I've got the blue/brown knit from Kent Wang and while I like it, the weave is looser and tends to be harder to get a good knot.
post #15 of 20
I'd go with navy as the first one and then burgundy as a 2nd tie later.
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