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Dimples in Ties

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by JohnMS, Nov 16, 2004.

  1. JohnMS

    JohnMS Senior Member

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    Reading the topic on Prince Charles I saw the series of photos showing the Duke of Windsor tying his tie. The end product was a tie without a dimple.

    I've always preferred ties that tie a knot with a nice dimple. I could buy the nicest of ties, but if the tie doesn't dimple properly, then most likely I won't wear it much.

    What are your preferences out there? Dimple or no dimple?

    (gotta love these meaningless questions that some of us need to have answered)
     


  2. 1Dgaf

    1Dgaf Senior Member

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    I don't know what's considered 'proper', but I think a dimple adds a point of interest to the tie. I suppose it would also show the wearer paid a bit more attention to this clothes than most.
     


  3. Cesare

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    This is just a matter of personal tast imho. I like the dimples [​IMG]
     


  4. Manton

    Manton RINO Dubiously Honored

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    chorse123 Stylish Dinosaur

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    Personal taste of course, but what isn't, if it ain't the law?

    A tie with a dimple below the knot just looks better.
     


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    Vintage Gent Distinguished Member

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    Add one more tally in the dimple column. To do otherwise suggests somewhat pedestrian sartorial proclivities.
     


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    Dimple (and only one, thank you).
     


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    Which means, if you are Kirk Douglas or Cary Grant, no dimple in the tie (as that would be one too many).
     


  9. Leo Jay

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    (johnw86 @ 16 Nov. 2004, 09:48) Dimple (and only one, thank you).
    Which means, if you are Kirk Douglas or Cary Grant, no dimple in the tie (as that would be one too many).
    heh-heh
     


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    absolutely insist on a dimple in my tie knot.
     


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    Another "me too" post.

    One of the ways I judge the quality of a tie (for my purposes, at least) is how nicely it dimples. It's one of the main reasons I prefer woven ties to printed.
     


  13. montecristo#4

    montecristo#4 Stylish Dinosaur

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    I don't consider my tie properly tied unless it has a nice dimple. So I will retie.

    How about the "double dimple", which has two small dimples beneathe the knot on the left and right side? Personally, I'm not a fan.

    Montecristo
     


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    I jump in with the dimple guys. I find that if you do not make a good dimple on the first knot, the tie will never dimple correctly after that. Just another of my anal traits I guess. [​IMG]
     


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    Always, and only one.
     


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