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post #721 of 1082
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Originally Posted by Claghorn View Post

Those seem like a decent pick up a $55 each. When you tie them, can you post a picture here? I'm curious about how well Battisti knot.
I am planning to wear one tomorrow and will post a picture of the knot here.
post #722 of 1082
Thunder, only 4 in hand please. Unless some of your ties make SUPER slim knots, in which case a Pratt might work.

But, the only extremely slim knots I wind up with are from crappy overpriced "luxury" brands and hipster skinny ties, the latter of which have all been purged from my closet.

What brands do you find yourself seeking out?
post #723 of 1082
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Originally Posted by ericgereghty View Post

Thunder, only 4 in hand please. Unless some of your ties make SUPER slim knots, in which case a Pratt might work.

But, the only extremely slim knots I wind up with are from crappy overpriced "luxury" brands and hipster skinny ties, the latter of which have all been purged from my closet.

What brands do you find yourself seeking out?

Thank you Eric! The four in hand is just the most versatile knot there is ^^
Edited by smerf - 1/30/16 at 2:48pm
post #724 of 1082
Not StyFo approved but I tend to use the half windsor on the 2 unlined, skinny knot making ties I own. Otherwise it's FIH or the double varient for me EVERY time.
post #725 of 1082
I'm such a rote 4 in hander that I may well no longer remember how to tie another (non bow) knot haha.
post #726 of 1082
There really isn't much need for any other knot. Unless of course you are a sportscaster
post #727 of 1082
#feeltheburn

I've been meaning to learn how to tie the Hoge knot wink.gif
post #728 of 1082
Pictures?
post #729 of 1082
When a 4IH knots too small, just do a double 4IH. Crisis averted.
post #730 of 1082
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Originally Posted by Sam Hober View Post

Thunder March,

"Based on what I remember, raw silk refers to silk with the natural coating intact,"


Yes, although on occasion some silk mills will remove silk - weave and or print and then put the sericin back on the silk either partially or in the same amount as was natural.

"and wild silk refers to silk where the moth breaks the coccoon and thus making the silk only suitable for being spun and not woven (thus a lower quality silk)."

Wild silk is silk that is not domesticated. But yes, what you describe is normally correct.

"Both raw silk and wild silk appear to have a slubby nature, but I am assuming (correct me if I'm wrong), that raw silk can mostly be woven (and thus not be of lower quality as wild silk is?)"

Raw silk is not slubby because it is raw silk if it is slubby it is because of the yarn quality.

All silk can normally be woven.

Sericin is the natural gum and the silk has a more shiny look when it is removed. as a side note it is a very interesting material and science is constantly finding new uses for it.

"Lastly, in terms of process, why is weaving regarded as superior to spinning? Is it because the individual silk threads / fibres are continuous instead of being broken by the moth?"

You mixing up the terms. Reeled silk is higher quality than spun silk and more expensive. Both silks are woven.

Thanks for taking the time to explain David, I appreciate it.
post #731 of 1082
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Originally Posted by smerf View Post


Hi ThunderMarch,

I'm gonna be a bit conservative here: only the four in hand - it always works and you can do so much with it. I never use the windsor because it just looks too triangular. The four in hand is more practical and something that you can't go wrong with wink.gif 

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Originally Posted by ericgereghty View Post

Thunder, only 4 in hand please. Unless some of your ties make SUPER slim knots, in which case a Pratt might work.

But, the only extremely slim knots I wind up with are from crappy overpriced "luxury" brands and hipster skinny ties, the latter of which have all been purged from my closet.

What brands do you find yourself seeking out?

Thanks guys, for the input. I've only been using the 4 in hand for quite some time now, but admittedly, more because of laziness to look at other knots than anything else lol!

@ericgereghty I have some Cappellis and some from Berg, but being Singaporean, most of my stuff is from Vanda. I like what they are doing, and I'm also very happy supporting local industry. Gerald and Diana are also really nice people.
I've definitely been considering Hober, plus, he's very close to home.
post #732 of 1082
Vanda is a good business to have in your own backyard. They've got an excellent product, and you are right, they also provide top notch service.
post #733 of 1082
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Originally Posted by ericgereghty View Post

Vanda is a good business to have in your own backyard. They've got an excellent product, and you are right, they also provide top notch service.

Thanks for your compliments for our local artisans.
I'm very proud, to call Vanda one of our own.
Over here, it's quite the sartorial wasteland otherwise.
post #734 of 1082
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Originally Posted by Claghorn View Post
 

Those seem like a decent pick up a $55 each. When you tie them, can you post a picture here? I'm curious about how well Battisti knot.

 

Quick pic

post #735 of 1082

And am end of day update. I cannot recommend this particular Battisti tie. Throughout the day I would look down and there would be a new run in the wool. Total of 3 upon the first wearing. I cannot find any pulled threads accompanying said runs and can't find anything within the Tweed jacket to cause them.

 

My initial assessment seems correct that the wool challis is indeed very fragile. The melange looks and feels a bit more durable so hopefully I get more than one wear out of that one. 

 

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