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post #46 of 65
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+1 Please provide alternatives!
+1. I'd love a pointed dot knit tie. I've looked at the Kilgour several times, but not only is it expensive, the exorbitant shipping is a slap in the face. I just can't bring myself to pay that kind of money for a tie that's identical to one I already own, save for the pointy end.
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This leads to another important question, often addressed in life: Crunchy or smooth?
Both. When it comes to knits, for me there is no "or." Only "and."
post #47 of 65
bought my first knit tie saturday, wore it out of the store, sunday monday and today....its fricken sweet.
post #48 of 65
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Originally Posted by mafoofan View Post
I think the square bottom is the only way to go. But it makes little difference, my problem is length. Nobody makes bespoke knit ties .

I'm short and I have no problems with standard length ties. Why don't you try a half-windsor instead of a four-in-hand?
post #49 of 65
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I'm short and I have no problems with standard length ties. Why don't you try a half-windsor instead of a four-in-hand?

Blegh. Too big and bulky.
post #50 of 65
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Blegh. Too big and bulky.
Be open-minded and give it a try though. Might work well given your head/shoulder proportions.
post #51 of 65
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Blegh. Too big and bulky.

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Originally Posted by gdl203 View Post
Be open-minded and give it a try though. Might work well given your head/shoulder proportions.

Can it work? It seems like it would be doomed to failure because of the shape of a knit tie. I've not tried it myself. I'd just suggest tucking the extra length into your waistband.
post #52 of 65
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Originally Posted by iammatt View Post
Can it work? It seems like it would be doomed to failure because of the shape of a knit tie. I've not tried it myself. I'd just suggest tucking the extra length into your waistband.

I would hate to give up four in hand goodness. Instead:



The surgery is minor in a knit tie. Just take it to your alterations tailor, or ship it off to Tiecrafters.


- B
post #53 of 65
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Originally Posted by iammatt View Post
Can it work? It seems like it would be doomed to failure because of the shape of a knit tie. I've not tried it myself. I'd just suggest tucking the extra length into your waistband.
Not sure as it really depends on how the tie is shaped, the thickness of the knit and how high the knot is. Worth a try. I'm suggesting this because I've seen mafoo's WAYWT pics and his knots are really really small, which has a strange effect of accentuating his high head/shoulder proportion IMO.
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I would hate to give up four in hand goodness.
Prince Albert then. FIH shape with more bulk
post #54 of 65
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Originally Posted by gdl203 View Post
Not sure as it really depends on how the tie is shaped, the thickness of the knit and how high the knot is. Worth a try. I'm suggesting this because I've seen mafoo's WAYWT pics and his knots are really really small, which has a strange effect of accentuating his high head/shoulder proportion IMO.

Maybe it's not. Perhaps his head is even bigger in real life....

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Prince Albert then. FIH shape with more bulk

I did that from time to time, because proportionally I have long legs. In the end, though, I just bit the bullet and had the ties that I wanted to keep altered.

For me, an Albert ties too cylindrical and doesn't stand off the collar like a four in hand. I like a knot to jut out a bit, and then for the tie to fall.

Then again, I never see another four in hand around here that does stand off the collar like mine do...I'm puzzled about what I'm doing differently. And if I could figure it out, I'm not even sure that I would share the secret.

- B
post #55 of 65
My knit ties make rather large knots with the FIH. Any other knot, and I think they would look really huge.
post #56 of 65
I have an extra-long knit that I bought not realizing it was extra-long. I tried a couple of different knots, but adding bulk to the knot created an unfortunate contrast with the narrowness of the tie. I'd been wondering if knits could be shortened by a talented amateur, and I'm glad to hear they can.
post #57 of 65
I will wait for the EG modified version of the knit tie. You all are obviously Luddites.
post #58 of 65
Yesterday I walked into a Reiss store while waiting for a friend and they had several silk knit ties - both squared and pointed tips on sale around 55 or so. The quality seems fine actually and the patterns/colors are pretty good.
post #59 of 65
I love knit ties, have many of them by Ralph Lauren...
post #60 of 65
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Originally Posted by embowafa View Post
For some reason, the knit ties with a point bottom look weird to me. When I imagine a knit tie in my head, I see a square bottom.

I'd say it's the equivalent of a knotched lapel DB jacket....it's just....weird.
"Weird"? Come on, let's not get carried away. Uncommon? Perhaps. Weird? WOT?
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