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Knit ties: point bottom or square bottom

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Kent Wang, Oct 21, 2008.

  1. gdl203

    gdl203 Well-Known Member

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    a source for dotted/patterned knits is always welcome.

    ditto !



    (with a point bottom)
     
  2. DocHolliday

    DocHolliday Well-Known Member

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    Point bottom knit ties are pointless. Revel in the knittie goodness of the tie, or just get a different tie if you want a point.

    Hating pointed knits is like hating grenadines, or kittens.
     
  3. spertia

    spertia Well-Known Member

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    I would love to find a knit tie with a pointed bottom but so far have had no luck. I would never wear a square-bottomed version -- just looks weird to me. My wife also hates them.
     
  4. voxsartoria

    voxsartoria Well-Known Member

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    Who makes point bottoms anyway? No brands come to mind though I've certainly seen one here and there. Do these companies specialize in making point bottoms, or do they primarily make squares and just do a few points on the side?

    Kilgour has fantastic ones that appear to me to be made by Drake's:

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    I also have bunch from Jay Kos that seen to be from the usual set of Italian makers, so I would think that can be specified with the manufacturer.

    I like the Drake's-sourced knits the best.


    - B
     
  5. itsstillmatt

    itsstillmatt Well-Known Member

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    Point bottom knit ties are pointless. Revel in the knittie goodness of the tie, or just get a different tie if you want a point.
    Agree. It is like putting a spoiler on your truck.
     
  6. gdl203

    gdl203 Well-Known Member

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    Stop the presses ! Opinions and expressions of personal taste are no longer required. The Oracles have spoken

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  7. Manton

    Manton Well-Known Member

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    Stop the presses ! Opinions and expressions of personal tastes are no longer required. The Oracles have spoken

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    Finally, someone recognizes our authority.
     
  8. Manton

    Manton Well-Known Member

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    Hating pointed knits is like hating grenadines, or kittens.

    I like grenadines. Kittens, not so much.
     
  9. EuropeanInterloper Redux

    EuropeanInterloper Redux Well-Known Member

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    Chunky knit - square bottom
    Tight knit - Either, depending on taste

    EI
     
  10. itsstillmatt

    itsstillmatt Well-Known Member

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    Stop the presses ! Opinions and expressions of personal taste are no longer required. The Oracles have spoken

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  11. dirtysouth

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    If it helps the end result of a look, then I'm pretty much open to wearing anything within reason.
     
  12. Film Noir Buff

    Film Noir Buff Well-Known Member

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    I prefer the square bottom but do not mind (and own a few) pointed bottomed knit ties.

    The taboo isn't always intrinsic to the item itself, it is as often how you wear it.
     
  13. AntonioG

    AntonioG Well-Known Member

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    As you can see Ken, Sam, Chorse + others in the business, THERE IS a market for the pointed knit ties.
     
  14. chorse123

    chorse123 Well-Known Member

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    As you can see Ken, Sam, Chorse + others in the business, THERE IS a market for the pointed knit ties.

    Oh, don't worry, I have both styles in the works.

    [​IMG]
     
  15. Wes Bourne

    Wes Bourne Well-Known Member

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    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.


    IMO if you don't like the square end, you should stay with grenadine or woven silk ties.

    A point bottomed knit tie is.. well... pointless.


    I think the square bottom is the only way to go.

    Point bottom knit ties are pointless. Revel in the knittie goodness of the tie, or just get a different tie if you want a point.

    I agree.
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  16. dopamine

    dopamine Well-Known Member

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    You're missing an option up there:

    I don't yet wear knit ties, but when I get one, it'll definitely be square-bottomed.
     
  17. yachtie

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  18. DocHolliday

    DocHolliday Well-Known Member

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    You're missing an option up there:

    I don't yet wear knit ties, but when I get one, it'll definitely be square-bottomed.


    I started out with squares, but have worked my way up to pointed. Maybe there's hope for Manton and Iammatt yet.
     
  19. Manton

    Manton Well-Known Member

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    I started out with squares, but have worked my way up to pointed. Maybe there's hope for Manton and Iammatt yet.

    We will never sink to your sordid level.

    Then again, I used to think I would never wear a knit tie, so who knows.
     
  20. Will

    Will Well-Known Member

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    We will never sink to your sordid level.

    Then again, I used to think I would never wear a knit tie, so who knows.


    If you're ready to go tieless, iammatt has some extra chest hair.
     

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