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Dimples on Ties...

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by jamiebryant, Mar 12, 2012.

  1. jamiebryant

    jamiebryant Senior member

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    Im curious...
    When is the Dimple a MUST on a tie?

    Does it depend on the fabric? (I dont know that you could apply a dimple on a wool or tweed tie because of its thickness, havent tried it, but would it be a sin?

    Does it depend on the Knot?
    To me it looks like the dimple looks great on a Full Windsor, but would it be a sin to apply it to a Four In Hand or something?

    Does it depend on the occasion?
    Should I avoid the dimple if im heading to a bar or a more casual/social setting and reserve it for business or more formal settings?

    What are your thoughts?
     
  2. Bear

    Bear Well-Known Member

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    Dimple - always
     
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    Maegnus Well-Known Member

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    As Maegnus said, it really does boil down to personal preference as well as what the tie wants to do naturally.

    I know some people are so pro-dimple that they will try and shout any other opinions down but that doesn't make it true. In fact I'm of the opinion if you put too much effort focused on whether or not your tie is dimpled, you need some new hobbies. :)
     
  6. idfnl

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    Dimple - always
     
  7. TheTukker

    TheTukker Senior member

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    Never (intentionally). But I realize I am part of a minority here..
     
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    Trompe le Monde Senior member

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    would registering and posting on a mens-clothing message board be at that magnitude?
     
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    Always - dimple
     
  10. clapeyron

    clapeyron Senior member

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    if I were wearing skinny ties, I probably wouldn't dimple them - always.
     
  11. Pluripotent

    Pluripotent Well-Known Member

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    However you tie your ties, you are crushing the fabric at the knot and it is going to develop some memory after a while. The first time I tie a tie, it's sometimes harder to get it to dimple properly. Later on, it just ties easily with a dimple, since it's got that memory. But I think whatever you decide, don't just leave the tie all bunched up at the knot and crushed like a lot of people do. Whether you dimple or don't dimple, do it deliberately, IMHO.
     
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  12. idfnl

    idfnl Senior member

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    Or even better, tie it once and leave it that way for 30 years.
     
  13. Mildly Consumptive

    Mildly Consumptive Senior member

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  14. gladhands

    gladhands Senior member

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    9 times out of 10, undimpled ties look like the wearer didn't know how to tie it.
     
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  17. JayJay

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    Dimples. Always.
     
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    That's interesting; I would have said 9 times out of 10 dimples, the wearer looks like he's trying too hard.
     
  20. WindChill

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    Yes to dimples whenever possible. That's what can be a bit frustrating with today's slightly narrower tie widths (ie. not getting a good dimple out of an otherwise great tie). Not always a problem though, thank goodness.
     

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