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post #646 of 37395

I figured it wasn't for that but I want to make sure I'm associating it to the correct pattern/style of ties. 

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Originally Posted by in stitches View Post

i dont feel comfortable in any tie less than 3.5 inches. im too broad and any smaller than 3.5 looks lost on my body between the lapels.
Problem is stitchy that knits don't taper like regular ties, they are wider at the knot point. I make all mine 7cm as a good middle ground of not being skinny and not having a very elongated knot. Knits of 8 and dare is say it 9cm would generally speaking make awful looking very long knots.
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Originally Posted by Henry Carter View Post

Problem is stitchy that knits don't taper like regular ties, they are wider at the knot point. I make all mine 7cm as a good middle ground of not being skinny and not having a very elongated knot. Knits of 8 and dare is say it 9cm would generally speaking make awful looking very long knots.

that is a fair point, but sadly it does not resolve my issue. frown.gif

im knit-less.
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Not the best picture, but this knit is 3+ wide, and the knot is fine IMO. The knots on knits are more variable than on woven ties. Because of the stretchiness, I can tie the same time with a long knot of the type HC mentions, but also with a more compact knot.
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that looks very nice. from whare did u kop?
post #651 of 37395
I have several 3 inch knits that tie great knots.

This has turned into a great thread.
post #652 of 37395
Stitchy, I believe this was a consignment find.

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Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by Holdfast View Post
 

 

Would depend on what your wardrobe is like, I would suggest. A noodle-centric business wardrobe needs a different set of ties to a casual suit one. However, all else being equal, you don't need 30 to have a well-balanced tie collection, so the exercise is a bit pointless IMO. 10 is enough; beyond that number, it really doesn't matter what you get because you don't need to worry about balancing the collection any more; it's all just buying for fun rather than for need at that stage so why deploy a list?

 

And of the 10, 2 of those are "special event" ties, and another 2 are optional seasonal extras, so it's actually just 6. The first 4 mainly for suits or smart odd jacket outfits, the next two mainly for more casual odd jacket outfits.

 

My version of "the 10" (Click to show)

Navy silk neat

Dark Green silk neat

Burgundy silk neat

Navy/burgundy (or navy/dark green) stripe

Navy knit

Black knit

Navy wool or cashmere solid (for particularly wintry outfits)

Navy/white stripe (for particularly summery outfits)

Black grenadine or repp weave (for funerals)

Black bowtie (for black tie events)


10 is all someone needs. But what about someone who enjoys clothes (and therefore interested in buying more than 10 ties) but views ties like I view shoes (a necessity of the hobby but not a pleasure)

post #654 of 37395
I like to have enough ties that I can go through phases without having to acquire more stuff. Sometimes I'm feeling neats, other times dots (and some of you have some really rigid notions around dots—specifically you, Clags), then textured solids, or stripes... I'm almost there.
post #655 of 37395
great find, SB.

there is no way 10 ties is enough. no way in hell. sure, i cant say id ever neeeed another tie with what i have, but 10 is not nearly enough.

how many wearable ties do ya'll have in your rotations?
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Thread Starter 

Hyperbole folks, hyperbole. There is a place for polka dots. Tough to execute, but definitely there.

post #657 of 37395
My wife is asleep, and I think she would not appreciate my coming in and turning on the lights to count my ties. I'm going to estimate 50 unquestionably wearable ties. Maybe more?
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But not a waistcoat in sight.  *Sigh*

post #659 of 37395
I have one, but unquestionably unwearable. Three-piece suits appear to be available at three price points:

1) Utter shite

2) Pricey ready-to-wear at full retail

3) Even pricier bespoke/made-to-measure

I had a suit, but eventually had to accept that it didn't fit well.
post #660 of 37395

I'm sure you get some good deals, and all your stuff seems to fit really well, but it occurs to me that you already spend a lot on designer-branded suits.  Maybe a MTM experiment is due?

 

In the mean time, I have discovered why Noodles is:

 

a) obsessed with his appearance

 

b) able to afford new ties and wives

 

c) putting on weight rapidly

 

 

I think he's doing this.

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