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I have a black shantung tie that I have worn with a dinner jacket successfully.
I think that would work for sure, but it’s a silk knit tie

Up front, I am supremely biased against any sort of traditional necktie with black tie

Without seeing a side by side, I think I would opt for the BW bow tie.

YMMV
I’m leaning toward the bow tie.

Come awwwwn man! Black tie events are few and far between. You can’t wear a long tie. Don’t you live in NYC? There must be some options for you to pick up a black bow tie in time surely? If that’s absolutely out of the question then the BW bow tie will have to do but you’ll surely regret not getting into the full rig??
It is not a fancy event. We’re taking a holiday card photo tomorrow in the park. Unfortunately, there are no businesses in walking distance that have a black tie. I don’t have a car or care to go out even if I did. Excuses. Excuses. I’ll probably just go with the bow tie.
 

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I think that would work for sure, but it’s a silk knit tie



I’m leaning toward the bow tie.



It is not a fancy event. We’re taking a holiday card photo tomorrow in the park. Unfortunately, there are no businesses in walking distance that have a black tie. I don’t have a car or care to go out even if I did. Excuses. Excuses. I’ll probably just go with the bow tie.
Black Watch is like your "thing", man. And, I think it would look objectively better than a long tie-knit or not-if you wear a burgundy jacket.
 

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One day at a time. Stay sober.
It should be noted I in no way disputed his original assessment. That tie was a must (visiting my folks early for Turkey Day and brought no #menswear up lol) for a work call. Big bold paisley is not quite my steez.
Better but the jacket is giving off a casual vibe. Is it cotton?
Very casual. Linen from Harrisons...though it would make for one sexy summer suit.
 

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I think that would work for sure, but it’s a silk knit tie



I’m leaning toward the bow tie.



It is not a fancy event. We’re taking a holiday card photo tomorrow in the park. Unfortunately, there are no businesses in walking distance that have a black tie. I don’t have a car or care to go out even if I did. Excuses. Excuses. I’ll probably just go with the bow tie.
Which park and what time? I'll swing by a few options for you.

But yes, I'd opt for blackwatch bow tie if I were in your position (affinity for blackwatch withstanding).
 

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It should be noted I in no way disputed his original assessment. That tie was a must (visiting my folks early for Turkey Day and brought no #menswear up lol) for a work call. Big bold paisley is not quite my steez.

Very casual. Linen from Harrisons...though it would make for one sexy summer suit.
I was just kidding. That paisley tie did look like a bad LSD trip though. Just say no.
 

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I need some advice. I don’t wear dinner jackets often and don’t have a good rig.

I’m planning to wear a pair of black tuxedo pants, with a tuxedo shirt and a burgundy velvet shawl collar jacket.

I’d like to wear a black knit tie as it’s the only black tie I have. I have a black watch bow tie that I usually wear with this rig.

Is the black knit tie “acceptable”? Probably not, but I figured I should ask. I don’t have time to buy something. Thanks.
Why not take a Picture, (both Tie and BW) if this is your controlled photo shoot with family, then decide! :stirpot:
 

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The weather is overcast and much colder today here in NYC than yesterday, giving one the reason (or the excuse) to don an overcoat, along with scarf and hat. Today's suit is something of a mystery to me - one I've not worn in a long while, and one which purchase I cannot rightly remember. Happily, it seems to fit, and is a solid enough fabric to keep out any stray cold breezes.

Suit - New & Lingwood
Shirt & braces - Brooks Brothers
Tie - Lewin (I would say vintage, as it's labeled "Made in England", which hasn't happened in some decades, but I was the original purchaser - oh, well, tempus fugit)
Cufflinks - DVVS, NYC (now defunct)
Pocket square - Ede & Ravenscroft
Shoes - Carmina
Overcoat - Paul Stuart/Phineas Cole
Scarf - Paul Stuart
Hat - Laird, London
(Not shown - face mask - New & Lingwood)

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I have no recollection of where I picked up my main navy suit of many years. I am pretty certain it predated my move to San Francisco, but it was so sober and of such classic proportions that I can't imagine why I bought it back then. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
I need some advice. I don’t wear dinner jackets often and don’t have a good rig.

I’m planning to wear a pair of black tuxedo pants, with a tuxedo shirt and a burgundy velvet shawl collar jacket.

I’d like to wear a black knit tie as it’s the only black tie I have. I have a black watch bow tie that I usually wear with this rig.

Is the black knit tie “acceptable”? Probably not, but I figured I should ask. I don’t have time to buy something. Thanks.
HAYULL NO it's not acceptable. I will fly to NYC and fight you if you do this.
 

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I need some advice. I don’t wear dinner jackets often and don’t have a good rig.

I’m planning to wear a pair of black tuxedo pants, with a tuxedo shirt and a burgundy velvet shawl collar jacket.

I’d like to wear a black knit tie as it’s the only black tie I have. I have a black watch bow tie that I usually wear with this rig.

Is the black knit tie “acceptable”? Probably not, but I figured I should ask. I don’t have time to buy something. Thanks.
HAYULL NO it's not acceptable. I will fly to NYC and fight you if you do this.
Go with the black watch bow tie - Shug and I are in agreement on this (as are you, in your heart of hearts).
 

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