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post #34846 of 55012
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Originally Posted by Journeyman View Post

I've only got a couple of knit ties and a few pocket squares from Kent, and they're all good. The bicolour knit ties are excellent.
I think his knit ties are ok - I have one - but not up there with Drakes IMO. The weave is a lot more frictive and inelastic, meaning you can only really tie a FIH knot without it looking like a gorilla fist. But for $80 it was still good value and gets its fair share of wear.

I also really like the bicolour striped knits' design.
post #34847 of 55012
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Originally Posted by Romp View Post

ive looked into this and I dont think they are but if anyone has a KW jacket come show us so i can compare:)

either way our pattern is unique and our guys are trained on that pattern to fit you properly
Mate you'd know better than me, I just remember seeing promo images like the ones on your tumblr used by KW also that look to be styled exactly the same, so figured they were the same source. Like these - http://www.flickr.com/photos/kentwang/sets/72157632758026290/detail/
post #34848 of 55012
I'm think about my next Luxire shirt order, and I have a question: if a button-down collar wasn't an option, what sort/size of collar would you choose for a shirt that you wanted to wear both with a tie and without?

My thinking is that for a shirt you'll always wear with a tie you want a largish collar, with long points that will sit under your jacket lapels. I have shirts like this (spread with 8cm points and 4.2cm back height), but a collar like this looks silly unbuttoned as the collar points flare out too wide and float above the shirt.

I have dabbled in button-down collars, and obviously these would be the normal go-to for a shirt like this, but I find that they are in general too narrow for my freakishly large head--I need a bit more width.

I think perhaps the answer is just a smaller collar--still spread but with shorter points and possibly a reduced band height. On the other hand, maybe a soft interlining would help as well.

Thoughts?
post #34849 of 55012
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Originally Posted by tobiasj View Post

I'm think about my next Luxire shirt order, and I have a question: if a button-down collar wasn't an option, what sort/size of collar would you choose for a shirt that you wanted to wear both with a tie and without?

My thinking is that for a shirt you'll always wear with a tie you want a largish collar, with long points that will sit under your jacket lapels. I have shirts like this (spread with 8cm points and 4.2cm back height), but a collar like this looks silly unbuttoned as the collar points flare out too wide and float above the shirt.

I have dabbled in button-down collars, and obviously these would be the normal go-to for a shirt like this, but I find that they are in general too narrow for my freakishly large head--I need a bit more width.

I think perhaps the answer is just a smaller collar--still spread but with shorter points and possibly a reduced band height. On the other hand, maybe a soft interlining would help as well.

Thoughts?

Tobias I completely agree and have posted a similar thing before.

I think a hidden-button down is the perfect compromise. With a moderate spread (see Luxire's English spread).

I haven't acutally ordered one of these from them, though, it's going to be part of my next order.
post #34850 of 55012
Gentlemen

Opinions of kint ties re their versatility. Silk, wool or cashmere.

I wonder about drape and social acceptability, in my case I would be wearing it with a SC and corduroy trousers and probably a button down.

Any thoughts on which fabric?
post #34851 of 55012
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Originally Posted by Geoffrey Firmin View Post

Gentlemen

Opinions of kint ties re their versatility. Silk, wool or cashmere.

I wonder about drape and social acceptability, in my case I would be wearing it with a SC and corduroy trousers and probably a button down.

Any thoughts on which fabric?

You will never, ever go wrong with a black silk knit. Got to be the most versatile tie there is. That said, there are variations therein, and I would be leaning towards something with a tighter (rather than chunky and open) weave and lined (makes getting a decent knot easier). And a square end.
post #34852 of 55012
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Originally Posted by Journeyman View Post


I've only got a couple of knit ties and a few pocket squares from Kent, and they're all good. The bicolour knit ties are excellent.

I've no idea at all about his made-to-measure suits, though.

 

I have his long sleeve polos, and they were.. disappointing.

 

At that pricepoint for many of his products, I'm sure you're getting a fair amount of quality, but I wish there was just that little bit more.

post #34853 of 55012
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Originally Posted by Orchie View Post

Wandered into HB yesterday to have a look at the sale. None of the pieces I've been eyeing off were even on the rack, although I did pick up a couple of pairs of P&S chinos which I'm rather partial to. Noticed that they recoup some of the money from the sale by charging for simple alterations.

Grant

Just noticed that the website says that its ‘open to the public’ on Saturday. Does this imply you need an special pre-sale invite?
post #34854 of 55012
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Originally Posted by Ennuis View Post

 

Who do you recommend? Willing to spend more for that perfect reference pair.

 

I've got a pair from PJ, worked out well.

 

Suitshop might be your best bet. I haven't gotten anything made from them, but I'm sure you'll be well taken care of. 

post #34855 of 55012
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Originally Posted by boff View Post

You will never, ever go wrong with a black silk knit. Got to be the most versatile tie there is. That said, there are variations therein, and I would be leaning towards something with a tighter (rather than chunky and open) weave and lined (makes getting a decent knot easier). And a square end.
Don't think I've ever seen a lined knit tie.
post #34856 of 55012
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Originally Posted by Geoffrey Firmin View Post

Gentlemen

Opinions of kint ties re their versatility. Silk, wool or cashmere.

I wonder about drape and social acceptability, in my case I would be wearing it with a SC and corduroy trousers and probably a button down.

Any thoughts on which fabric?

Briefly, while I like all knit ties, I think silk knits are a necessity and wool knits an optional extra. I'm not sure drape (about the same) and social acceptability (nil for both smile.gif) really come into it...
post #34857 of 55012

Got my first knit tie sitting at the DHL depo. I slept in and missed the Delivery :(

post #34858 of 55012
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Originally Posted by CHECKstar View Post

Just noticed that the website says that its ‘open to the public’ on Saturday. Does this imply you need an special pre-sale invite?

No...just turn up (and telling them "I am SF member damn it!"). They always say that on the flyers and marketing.
post #34859 of 55012
I don't think Aussies really 'get' knits.

I wouldn't wear them CBD. Everywhere else they're fine.
post #34860 of 55012

Ernesto,

 

Seconding Plestors recommendation, another fab spot in Northern NSW is Casuarina. Stunning beach, you can hire a self contained unit/house with pool, there's also resorts to choose from. It's also a gateway to other little beach towns, Byron Bay and to the Hinterland > Bangalow, Newrybar (has brilliant cafe deli/bakery named Harvest check it out). 

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