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First knit tie with flat bottom...suggestions

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Quadcammer, Aug 19, 2012.

  1. Quadcammer

    Quadcammer Senior member

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    Howdy all,
    in my question to branch out, I'm going to give a knit tie with the flat bottom a try.

    I'm having trouble choosing a color though. I'd like something versatile that works with my sportcoats, which range from sold navy, to light grey flannel, to brown tweed and herringbone.

    I really like this cream, but I'm not sure how versatile it is:

    http://www.thetiebar.com/tie-bar-pr...asp&pg=0&categoryIds=31,62,20&optionValueIds=

    Since I'm not sure how much I'm gonna like this, I'm sticking with thetiebar.com, so please make a recommendation from these choices:

    http://www.thetiebar.com/categoryPages/All_Ties.asp?pg=0&categoryIds=31,62,20&optionValueIds=


    thanks all
     


  2. AlexE

    AlexE Senior member

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    Brown, navy, burgundy are all versatile choices for a knit tie.
     


  3. Gdot

    Gdot Senior member

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    Maybe it's just a phase I'm going through - but I think chocolate colored ties work with almost everything.

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  4. Ich_Dien

    Ich_Dien Senior member

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    Green is a good colour too.
     


  5. GusW

    GusW Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    With fall coming up - burgundy, rust, deep purple, deep green.

    Dont ry to get one color that will go with everything. Get a color that will make one or two jackets look their very best.
     


  6. tobiasj

    tobiasj Senior member

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    I suggest you check out my Tumblr for ideas :D
     


  7. TGOL

    TGOL Active Member

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    I have burgundy and dark green, which are great with gray or brown tweed, and a light blue which is nice with a navy blazer or something in gray. I want a chocolate brown to go with my olive tweed, and a black one to go to with a gray check SC I have.

    I don't think I'd do a cream one, because I like using my knit ties as foils to patterned shirts, and that wouldn't work with cream.
     


  8. radicaldog

    radicaldog Senior member

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    The single most versatile colour is, arguably, light navy. Sand/beige is also quite versatile.
     
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  9. New Shoes1

    New Shoes1 Senior member

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    Not to hijack this thread, but what material (wool, cashmere, silk knit) is the most versatile for pairing with sport coats? I have a cashmere gray herringbone and a brown sport coat in the pattern below that I am looking to start wearing with ties. My normal silk ties are too city for the jackets and I'm not a big fan of the square knit ties. Wool? Cashmere? Any suggestions?


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  10. HughJ

    HughJ Senior member

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    I know you don't want to shell out in case you wind up not liking them, but you may be better served nabbing one from the B&S forum in order to form an opinion. Unless Tiebar's quality has gone up in the past couple of years, theirs are the shiniest, most limp, and non-crunchy knits I own. As a result, I've never found an occasion to wear them, and this is from someone that wears knits with some frequency.
     


  11. js4design

    js4design Senior member

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    I disagree. If you're looking for the stiff, loose weave, then Tiebar is not for you. But I've purchased a few of them and they are very similar to my BB knits from a few years ago. They come in a 2 3/4" width which is harder to find these days and they have a denser weave which I prefer when I wear them with a suit. They also have a great selection of colors.
     


  12. Frankie22

    Frankie22 Senior member

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    I ordered from tiebar and I found their knits to be absolute garbage. Tie bar top -- RLP middle -- Wang bottom. For a dense weave, I think KW is the move.
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    Polo has the best knits if you buy on deal. Look at the texture vs the wang (which is good)
     
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  13. HughJ

    HughJ Senior member

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    Perhaps things have improved, but the two I have look like a polyester sock, as pictured in Frankie's post above.
     


  14. js4design

    js4design Senior member

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    I've got the blue/brown knit from Kent Wang and while I like it, the weave is looser and tends to be harder to get a good knot.
     


  15. TM79

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    I'd go with navy as the first one and then burgundy as a 2nd tie later.
     


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