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post #35911 of 37662
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Originally Posted by Academic2 View Post

I'd never wear a knit with a tweed or woolen suit, now that I think about it

post #35912 of 37662
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Originally Posted by Academic2 View Post

I'd never wear a knit with a tweed or woolen suit, now that I think about it

 

You heard me, boss.  :D

 

Cheers,

 

Ac

post #35913 of 37662

idk I think knits are alright with worsted sometimes, but nobody accused me of being good with ties.

 

post #35914 of 37662
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Good luck. Hard to make out the top left super clearly, but I think that's the only shirt I could conceive wearing a tie with...

Hope you find what you're looking for!

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I would agree with this assessment: I MIGHT be able to make #1 happen with a tie, but definitely not any of the others. Perhaps people who are bolder than me might have input on the other ones?

Thanks for your thoughts, gents.

The top left is the only one that I feel 100% confident wearing with a suit or sport coat. I'm a bit surprised that shirt is only a "maybe" from 'WhereNext' though. I thought university stripes were a pretty common dress shirt?

As for the others...you guys have confirmed my suspicion that I probably shouldn't try to make them work with a tie. I'm happy to have them for casual wear though.

Thanks again.
post #35915 of 37662

Woolen knit ties are perfectly at home with tweeds...

post #35916 of 37662

Entirely depends on the knit and the suit IMO. Textured worsted cloths, like birdseye, can look very nice with closed knits like the one Iso posted.

post #35917 of 37662
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Originally Posted by Academic2 View Post

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.

Some of the best dressed men from the '50s and '60s wore knit ties with suits. Cary Grant, Peter O'Toole, James Bond, Paul Newman, Marcello Mastroianni, etc.

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post #35918 of 37662
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Thanks for your thoughts, gents.

The top left is the only one that I feel 100% confident wearing with a suit or sport coat. I'm a bit surprised that shirt is only a "maybe" from 'WhereNext' though. I thought university stripes were a pretty common dress shirt?

As for the others...you guys have confirmed my suspicion that I probably shouldn't try to make them work with a tie. I'm happy to have them for casual wear though.

Thanks again.


Yeah, didn't realize it a single color university stripe (looked multicolored the first time I looked at it); given that, it would be totally fine with a tie. Not that multicolored striped ties can't work with ties, it's just that I don't like them (full stop) and definitely not with ties. Those positions are purely about my preferences, not some sort of overarching guideline.

post #35919 of 37662

No discussion about knit ties is complete without consideration of the "crunch" factor.

 

I have some extremely soft, floppy, un-crunchy knits which produce a small, tight knot and tend to hang somewhat limply.

 

I also have a few super-crunchy numbers which tie a larger knot, show their midline seam more obviously, and stand slightly proud of one's shirtfront.

 

Sozzi knits - the ones with a prominent zig-zag pattern in the weave - tend more to the limp end of this spectrum; but the visual interest of their pattern compensates for the drabness of their drape.

 

Generally I prefer the crunchier ones, but a floppy Sozzi knit in a rich colour such as burgundy, can be a thing of beauty too.

 

 

Dual-colour knit, Richard James - high crunch, big knot, visible seam:

 

 

 

Burgundy Sozzi knit, Henry Carter - low crunch factor, tight knot, high textural interest:

 

 

 

Another HC Sozzi in navy:

 

 

 

Black knit with green dots, Nick Bronson - medium crunch:

 

 

 

Black knit, Canali - high crunch:

 

 

 

Burgundy knit, unknown brand - low crunch. I think I may have tied it as a double 4iH to achieve a decent sized knot:

 

 

 

Grey knit with small dots, Henry Carter - medium crunch:

 

 

 

Brown knit in complex weave, Tom Ford - very soft, but very thick. Ties a huge knot. High textural interest:

 

 

 

Dual colour knit, Richard James - low to medium crunch, full bodied:

 

 

 

That Tom Ford again:

 

 

 

Orange knit, Petronius, medium crunch:

 

post #35920 of 37662

I follow the same system I think - DFIH for the floppy knit, my usual Pratt/Shelby for the crunchier items.  OK item.

post #35921 of 37662
How are the knots on the zigzag silk knits? I've seen 7 and 7.5 cm blades. The shibumi version gives a pleasing knot if a touch small





some attempts are less pleasing



Cordone 7cm blade V-end




Edited by TweedyProf - 4/24/16 at 6:58am
post #35922 of 37662
@dieworkwear, I believe a few of those may be Grenadines.
post #35923 of 37662
The sozzi knits are smaller and less crunchy in my experience so I have to double FIH to get the appropriate size knot
post #35924 of 37662

imo, those zig zag knits look weird...not good at all. 

 

charvet has the best crunchy knits...as well as the most expansive color range. 

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I bought this knit from millers oath and it's fairly crunchy but long for me so I had to double FIH.
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