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Originally Posted by Henry Carter View Post

Don't think I've ever seen a lined knit tie.

You must be right. I would have been thinking about the folds. The black silk knit I'm wearing at the moment knots very well and I had put that down to it being lined (in comparison to a similar looking but shitty to tie tie).

I just turned some of it inside out and it's the way it's folded that makes it work for me. And it has a bit of lining round the back of the neck. Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

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I couldn't find any information on this operation on SF, but being the observant chap I am I noticed one of their cars in the CBD this morning and looked them up.

Prices seem quite reasonable, and they seem to have a decent selection of fabrics as well (Dormeuil, H&S). Also claim to be made in Australia.

Looks like a similar set up to Suit Shop, no shop front, will measure you in your office etc.

Any lurkers out here ever used them or have any feedback to share? I must admit I've never pinned Tangles Walker as a style icon, but Steel & May look like they have been around for a while so they must have more than a few happy clients.
post #34863 of 54065
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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?
I prefer silk. I like the texture of a knit but not the fuzziness/fluffiness of a wool or cashmere tie. They always seem a little too casual for a sportscoat (with the possible exception of tweed), and are perhaps best worn with a cardigan (though you might look like a bit like Arthur from On the Buses if you're not careful). They are also more of a winter only accessory IMO, whereas silk knits look well all year round with summer and winter weight jacket fabrics.

Just my opinion of course.
post #34864 of 54065
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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? Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

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?
Semi-spread collar. I've had pretty much all my MTM shirts are made with these collars as they are the most versatile.
post #34865 of 54065
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Originally Posted by Prince of Paisley View Post

I prefer silk. I like the texture of a knit but not the fuzziness/fluffiness of a wool or cashmere tie. They always seem a little too casual for a sportscoat (with the possible exception of tweed), and are perhaps best worn with a cardigan (though you might look like a bit like Arthur from On the Buses if you're not careful). They are also more of a winter only accessory IMO, whereas silk knits look well all year round with summer and winter weight jacket fabrics.

Just my opinion of course.

+1. I think that silk is a lot more versatile as a knit tie.

I've got one wool, knit tie and I never wear it, so I'm looking to sell it/give it away.

On the other hand, I've got quite a few conventional ties made from wool or cashmere and they get a lot of wear during winter - I'm wearing a navy cashmere tie today.
post #34866 of 54065
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Originally Posted by Prince of Paisley View Post

Semi-spread collar. I've had pretty much all my MTM shirts are made with these collars as they are the most versatile.

Interesting--would you happen to know the point length and back height measurements?
post #34867 of 54065
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Originally Posted by Dusty Brogues View Post

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). 

Brilliant. Thanks Dusty. Northern NSW sounds like it has a bit to offer.
post #34868 of 54065
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Originally Posted by tobiasj View Post

Interesting--would you happen to know the point length and back height measurements?
Not off hand, but I'll take some measurements this evening and get back to you...
post #34869 of 54065
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Originally Posted by Journeyman View Post

+1. I think that silk is a lot more versatile as a knit tie.

I've got one wool, knit tie and I never wear it, so I'm looking to sell it/give it away.

On the other hand, I've got quite a few conventional ties made from wool or cashmere and they get a lot of wear during winter - I'm wearing a navy cashmere tie today.

Agreed.

Knit wool ties look like misplaced socks to me.
post #34870 of 54065
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Originally Posted by The Ernesto View Post

Brilliant. Thanks Dusty. Northern NSW sounds like it has a bit to offer.
You can also fly into Coolangatta (i.e. cheaper than Nth Qld) and get a taxi to Casuarina for about $50. It's nice up there in summer but be sure to slip slop slap, the sun is deadly.
post #34871 of 54065
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Originally Posted by Prince of Paisley View Post

You can also fly into Coolangatta (i.e. cheaper than Nth Qld) and get a taxi to Casuarina for about $50. It's nice up there in summer but be sure to slip slop slap, the sun is deadly.

Sounds enticing. Thinking it might even be worth hiring a car and driving down, that way we can explore that part of the world.
post #34872 of 54065
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Originally Posted by Prince of Paisley View Post


I prefer silk. I like the texture of a knit but not the fuzziness/fluffiness of a wool or cashmere tie. They always seem a little too casual for a sportscoat (with the possible exception of tweed), and are perhaps best worn with a cardigan (though you might look like a bit like Arthur from On the Buses if you're not careful). They are also more of a winter only accessory IMO, whereas silk knits look well all year round with summer and winter weight jacket fabrics.

Just my opinion of course.

 

Big or Little Arthur.... As long as you dont look like Blakey!

post #34873 of 54065
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Originally Posted by Henry Carter View Post


Don't think I've ever seen a lined knit tie.

There should be silk/grosgrain lined against where it sits against the collar of the shirt so it has some movement under the collar.

 

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Originally Posted by Oli2012 View Post

I don't think Aussies really 'get' knits.

I wouldn't wear them CBD. Everywhere else they're fine.

like all ties its personal.. I wore one for the broadsheet shoot and I liked it .. it was black and softens an otherwise very stark colour

post #34874 of 54065

Wish I could wear ties at uni.

 

I suppose it wouldn't look too out of place, due to my course I'm the only person in the room not wearing a fedora.confused.gif

post #34875 of 54065
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Originally Posted by The Ernesto View Post


Sounds enticing. Thinking it might even be worth hiring a car and driving down, that way we can explore that part of the world.

 

That would be a great idea, you will also see a few memorable town names like Mooball, Myocum just to name a couple. Seriously it's a real scenic drive. 

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