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post #35896 of 37396
Those all look pretty good; I'm half considering jumping on the Knottery for the wide-pointed knit tie. They're like $30 or $40. Might be an option?
post #35897 of 37396
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Originally Posted by CBrown85 View Post

Those all look pretty good; I'm half considering jumping on the Knottery for the wide-pointed knit tie. They're like $30 or $40. Might be an option?

 

Much, I think, depends on personal taste.  I've got one of the Knottery's knits and the heavy seam in the back invariably causes a lump in the knot.  That probably doesn't bother many people in a casual tie like a knit, but it does bother me. 

 

In my experience the Knottery knits aren't the only ones to have this issue, I should add.

 

Cheers,

 

Ac

post #35898 of 37396
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Originally Posted by Academic2 View Post

Much, I think, depends on personal taste.  I've got one of the Knottery's knits and the heavy seam in the back invariably causes a lump in the knot.  That probably doesn't bother many people in a casual tie like a knit, but it does bother me. 

In my experience the Knottery knits aren't the only ones to have this issue, I should add.

Cheers,

Ac

Interesting. The Drakes knit I have also has a fairly prominent seam but I can't compare it to the Knottery. The Drakes is also far too long for me to wear, so it's hung in the back with all of the Black Fleece ties I don't like anymore.
post #35899 of 37396
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Originally Posted by TweedyProf View Post

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I'm otherwise looking at a KW pointed knit in green (I know @Claghorn recently sported one on IG) or some Sozzi flat ends from Skoaktieboalaget. All seem visually crunchy and airy.

 

[...]

 

 

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Originally Posted by TweedyProf View Post
 

Shibumi has a nice selection of zigzag ties, [...]

 

May I infer from the above that you're looking for a very open and loose knit?  If so, perhaps a negative review might be useful hereif that's what is wanted I'd avoid the Difou knits (these have been discussed elsewhere on SF): they're very tightly knit and make a very large knot (if I recall correctly your collar size is around 15, no?).

 

Cheers,

 

Ac

post #35900 of 37396
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Originally Posted by CBrown85 View Post

Those all look pretty good; I'm half considering jumping on the Knottery for the wide-pointed knit tie. They're like $30 or $40. Might be an option?

 

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Originally Posted by Academic2 View Post
 

 

Much, I think, depends on personal taste.  I've got one of the Knottery's knits and the heavy seam in the back invariably causes a lump in the knot.  That probably doesn't bother many people in a casual tie like a knit, but it does bother me. 

 

In my experience the Knottery knits aren't the only ones to have this issue, I should add.

 

 

 

For me, the Sozzi knits have the perfect heft and weave density, and are worth the premium over The Knottery knits. Though I wouldn't say the Knottery knits are a bad value.

 

Also, Kent Wang knits are very similar if not identical in quality and construction to Sozzi knits, and KW consistently stocks staple colors and configurations (pointed ends) of these.

post #35901 of 37396
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Originally Posted by CBrown85 View Post

Those all look pretty good; I'm half considering jumping on the Knottery for the wide-pointed knit tie. They're like $30 or $40. Might be an option?

 

I have a few...they are a great option.  I agree with Darkside on the construction of the Sozzi....it all depends on what you want to spend.  

post #35902 of 37396
Who are your favourite grenadine makers guys?

Would you say knit ties are similar in versatility, but a bit more casual?
post #35903 of 37396
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Originally Posted by jdrizzy View Post

Who are your favourite grenadine makers guys?

Would you say knit ties are similar in versatility, but a bit more casual?

Sam Hober.

Yes, you could say that.
post #35904 of 37396
Sam Hober for grenadines. I think a looser weave grenadine (grossa) is fairly versatile. Knits are okay if you want something more casual, but I've never seen much value in them personally.
post #35905 of 37396
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Originally Posted by jdrizzy View Post

Who are your favourite grenadine makers guys?

Would you say knit ties are similar in versatility, but a bit more casual?

 

From L to R: Hober, Cappelli, Henry C. I'd say Hober is better incrementally but they are all great. I have yet to try a grenadine from Vanda though, which I suspect is probably excellent.

 

 

 

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Originally Posted by archibaldleach View Post

Sam Hober for grenadines. I think a looser weave grenadine (grossa) is fairly versatile. Knits are okay if you want something more casual, but I've never seen much value in them personally.

 

@Claghorn convinced me that grossa weave is too similar to actual knits. I use grenadine finas for formal purposes and knits if I want a casual touch.

 

Which brings me to my question: Do you guys ever wear knits with worsted suits, or save them to pair with less formal fabrics?

post #35906 of 37396

Seems like sam hober is the way to go!

post #35907 of 37396
For RTW grens, exquisite trimmings is a good deal. Nice hand rolled edges and knots well. My two solid grossas are from Shaya.

I find grossa too refined for tweed, but recently, for spring odd jacket fits, I feel an airy, open weave knit to capture the right vibe. For navy blazers, a grossa would be fine, perhaps preferable, but for SC fabrics that are more textured or patterned, I'd opt for a knit instead.
Edited by TweedyProf - 4/23/16 at 6:22am
post #35908 of 37396

Patrizio Cappelli's grenadines are fantastic. 

post #35909 of 37396
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Originally Posted by Darkside View Post

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Which brings me to my question: Do you guys ever wear knits with worsted suits, or save them to pair with less formal fabrics?

 

I'd never wear a knit with a worsted suit (or with a tweed or woolen suit, now that I think about it).   Perhaps with a summery cotton or linen suit, but I think of them as most appropriate with casual odd jackets of a largely unstructured sort (indeed, I think of knits as metaphorically an 'unstructured tie').  As always, keep in mind that I'm one of the more traditional dressers here and there are generational differences in attitude toward this question.

 

Cheers,

 

Ac

post #35910 of 37396
The unstructured property of knits is precisely one of their charms. Even that feature is more casual (cf. grens). Knits don't drape; they swing.

No one has tried Cordone?
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