Formal apology to TheTieBar.com + Wool Tie Review.

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by acecow, Mar 5, 2011.

  1. bleachboy

    bleachboy Senior member

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    I own a navy knit tie from thetiebar. It's the only knit tie I've owned since Jr. High, so I don't have much to compare with it, but I like the texture a lot. My only problem is that it's longer than it should be - like maybe I got an extra long by accident, so it's hard to get the ends to line up right if the neck liner is in the right place. But I intend to buy another in grey or brown.

    Here's a close up that shows the weave. The color isn't close to accurate - the tie is actually a rich, dark blue.


    Looks great to me. Also, my Brooks Brothers knits seem too long as well, so maybe this is just a "thing" with knit ties.
     
  2. Azzurri

    Azzurri Well-Known Member

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    My tiebar ties are all great. It is hard to get a good tie knot out of a skinny tie.

    +1

    I think the problem lies with skinny ties. I have a hard time getting a good knot out of mine too.
     
  3. TheWGP

    TheWGP Senior member

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    Liking your principles there re: the refund and so on.

    I'm finding myself drawn to the fact that the narrow end of your ties is tucked into your pants. Just... yeah.
     
  4. unclesam099

    unclesam099 Senior member

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    For what it's worth, I have a few of them. The wool ties that I have seemed to get and stay wrinkled, but nothing a quick ironing couldn't fix. Also, I really like the knit tie from them, and will be ordering more soon.

    The only thing that I don't like is that they're made in China. However, that's where the price point is met, and for $15 vs. $38 BB ties (Made in USA; clearance price; also much smaller selection when on clearance), it's a tradeoff.
     
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    inlandisland Senior member

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    Looks great to me. Also, my Brooks Brothers knits seem too long as well, so maybe this is just a "thing" with knit ties.

    It looks okay to me too - especially considering the price.

    (How does a rich dark blue look like a light beige-taupe... Are you trapped in Bizzarro World??)[​IMG]
     
  6. Tyrone MacStiophain

    Tyrone MacStiophain Senior member

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    It looks okay to me too - especially considering the price.

    (How does a rich dark blue look like a light beige-taupe... Are you trapped in Bizzarro World??)[​IMG]


    [​IMG] Dude, I'm trying to catch up on style lore - I'll learn photography later!

    Flash seems to work better than incandescent in this case:
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    The silk has a nice, scrunchy texture.
     
  7. Yika

    Yika Senior member

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    Why would you want to take back your negative comments about their skinny stuff ? As long as the comments were justified.

    Btw did you end up paying for the tie?
     
  8. mink31

    mink31 Senior member

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    Here's what I was talking about (tie bar on the left):
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    Mac Senior member

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    I've found skinny ties in general are difficult to tie good knots with and achieve a nice dimple —regardless of the manufacturer. Glad you're happy though. Kudos for being honest.
     
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    Here's what I was talking about (tie bar on the left):
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    They are different styles/weaves. I believe the Tie Bar example is what is called garza fina, while the other is garza grossa. Spoo posted some great pictures a few weeks ago, I think.

    FWIW, I think preference between those two is very subjective. For $15, the Tie Bar option looks very nice.
     
  11. Gibonius

    Gibonius Senior member

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    They are different styles/weaves. I believe the Tie Bar example is what is called garza fina, while the other is garza grossa. Spoo posted some great pictures a few weeks ago, I think.

    FWIW, I think preference between those two is very subjective. For $15, the Tie Bar option looks very nice.


    I think garza fina/gross is describing grenadine weaves, not the typical knit tie weave.
     
  12. mic

    mic Senior member

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    You may be right, but the same principle should stand, no? That is, there are different styles of weave, and preference is subjective. One is not necessarily "better" or "more correct" than another.

    That said, I wouldn't be surprised if any of us chose a more expensive tie (for a variety of reasons).
     
  13. acecow

    acecow Senior member

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    I would not recommend them for knit ties, however. The weave they use is pretty strange.

    I have one knit tie from them and my biggest problem was the polyester feel of the silk. I suppose that depends on the tie. The one below looks pretty good.

    Liking your principles there re: the refund and so on.

    I'm finding myself drawn to the fact that the narrow end of your ties is tucked into your pants. Just... yeah.


    Well, I tied them for the photos. If I were going out, I'd probably re-tie them so that the wide edge hangs a little lower. I never wear a tie without a sweater or a jacket anyway, so it really cannot be seen.

    [​IMG] Dude, I'm trying to catch up on style lore - I'll learn photography later!

    Flash seems to work better than incandescent in this case:
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    The silk has a nice, scrunchy texture.


    This looks pretty good! Which one is that? What's the width?

    Why would you want to take back your negative comments about their skinny stuff ? As long as the comments were justified.

    Btw did you end up paying for the tie?


    My comments were overzealous. Plus, they were pretty clear in their advertising and weren't offering something that they didn't deliver. It was my fault for expecting a good quality $15 skinny tie, especially since the measurements were pretty clear on the website. I still don't recommend getting their skinny ties, though. [​IMG]

    Yes, I paid for the tie. I'm sending them a check in the mail today. I'm very pleased with that wool tie and I already wore it on Sunday.
     
  14. Tyrone MacStiophain

    Tyrone MacStiophain Senior member

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    ^ It's about 2 7/8" wide. Product code 22678\tKnitted - Midnight Navy.
     
  15. k4lnamja

    k4lnamja Senior member

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    I would like to apologize to thetiebar.com for my negative comments earlier and I'd like to take them back. After talking to Greg I realized that they are a small company and are very passionate about what they do; I respect that. I think their ties are a great value as long as you stay away from the skinny stuff. Of course, they aren't for big-timers, but the quality is there and I would recommend this company as a good starting point.[/quote]

    I like what you did, Ace. You owned up to your actions and admitted you were wrong although you were upset regarding the initial outcome. I've been thinking of ordering some PS's and ties from them but didn't want to be the "guppy". [​IMG]



    My tiebar ties are all great. It is hard to get a good tie knot out of a skinny tie.

    Couldn't agree more. I absolutely hate skinny ties. Dont like the way they look. Dont like their knot. Then again, I love thick ties.

    Preach on. I usually do a double four in hand to make it work.


    Cheers to OP for being a class act.


    Double four in hand? So . . . 8 times?!


    Thanks again to the OP. I'll be ordering from Greg because 1. I support small business owners and 2. I've been recommended by other SF'ers.

    Cheers
     

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