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Dimples on Ties...

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

  1. Digmenow

    Digmenow Senior member

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    I recently had a dream involving Spoo, a shoeshine and a length of pink cloth used to buff the shoes. The tag on the cloth said "Attolini" and had a nice dimple.
     
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  2. TheTukker

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    No, it's not, actually. In fact, it's far from that. Would have expected better from you.
     
  3. Sanguis Mortuum

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    The lack of a dimple makes it look like you don't know what you're doing. Somewhat similar in effect to lacking trousers, albeit at a different order of magnitude.
     
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  4. Pluripotent

    Pluripotent Well-Known Member

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    Let's review:

    Terrible: (crushed, bunched up tie knot, obviously no clue what you're doing. And this I found from a site that was trying to give tie knotting instructions).

    [​IMG]

    Better, still no dimple, at least it looks neat:

    [​IMG]

    Best (a dimple really does look better, but sometimes fancy dimples like the reverse dimple end up looking like the first example if not done well, so be extra careful with those)

    Here the tie is kinda ugly, but it's a good knot! Nice and tight with a well done dimple, looks 10x better than the neat no dimple and 1000x better than a crushed knot.

    [​IMG]
     
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  5. guyfawkes

    guyfawkes Member

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    why the secrecy?
     
  6. KObalto

    KObalto Senior member

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    I believe you are :confused: .
     
  7. TheTukker

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    Nice comeback! Not a complete recovery, but I think you realize that ;).
     
  8. PhiPsi32

    PhiPsi32 Senior member

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    I'd like to get a breakdown of Spoo's pocket squares. The knots are exemplary though. Dimple all the way.
     
  9. SpooPoker

    SpooPoker Internet Bigtimer and Most Popular Man on Campus Dubiously Honored Affiliate Vendor

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    Practice, and I give it a little tickle on the bottom.


    I promise Im thinking about posting a video one day.


    There is a thread for this, you know.


    Im just never changing knots, thats all.


    Here you go.

    [​IMG]
     
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    PhiPsi32 Senior member

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  11. Digmenow

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    I figured there were three but the other two weren't epic enough.
     
  12. JubeiSpiegel

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    Unfortunatly, not all ties are made equal. I have some lovely Etro ties that just don't have the width necessary when making the knot. I can make the dimple, but the fabric resists, and the dimple is short lived. Maybe I'm not experienced enough, but sometimes the lack of a dimple does not indicate I didn't know better, just the lesser of two evils that day. My Charvet and Kiton ties on the other hand, have a nice width at the knot, and dimples are all but certain with those. I noticed the Brioni ties fair well also.

    Any brand recommendations, regarding sufficient width at the knot?
     
  13. Quadcammer

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    If it dimples properly, it dimples properly. I'm not about to spend 20 minutes in the morning tying and retying my tie to get a perfect dimple.
     
  14. SpooPoker

    SpooPoker Internet Bigtimer and Most Popular Man on Campus Dubiously Honored Affiliate Vendor

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    Near perfection every time - Panta, Charvet, Attolini, Drakes.


    Me neither. More than 1.5 minutes, I need to choose a different tie.
     
  15. New Shoes1

    New Shoes1 Senior member

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    I've given up even trying on my 3.25 inch ties from PRL and BB. I get a nice dimple easily on my Robert Talbott ties.
     
  16. SpooPoker

    SpooPoker Internet Bigtimer and Most Popular Man on Campus Dubiously Honored Affiliate Vendor

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    3.5" BB :
    [​IMG]

    3.5" PRL:
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  17. New Shoes1

    New Shoes1 Senior member

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    ^ ^ ^

    My 3.5" BB ties dimple decently, but I have the same PRL tie in navy and burgundy and cannot do anything with it. Spoo, I eagerly await your video telling us your secret.
     
  18. patrick shea

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    If I'm going somewhere formal then I go for a dimple. If it's a casual type setting then I let the tie decide if it wants a dimple or not.
     
  19. SpooPoker

    SpooPoker Internet Bigtimer and Most Popular Man on Campus Dubiously Honored Affiliate Vendor

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    Don't give it too much decision making power.
     
  20. PhiPsi32

    PhiPsi32 Senior member

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    You own the tie. The tie doesn't own you.
     

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