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Knit tie inspiration

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by dnesan, Jul 8, 2011.

  1. dnesan

    dnesan Member

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    Can you teach me how to rock a knit tie?

    At first, I didn't quite understand the knit tie thing, I always figured the patterned/striped tie was king. But now I'm starting to feel the knit tie love growing. Can you teach me how to work it well?

    I get that it's more a casual piece, which works because I'm a casual guy (grad student). I just could use some advice and inspiration images to get me on my way. How do you gentlemen incorporate them into your outfits? Help me SF-ers, you're my only hope!


    Note: if I've somehow missed a classic thread on this, then if someone could point me in the right direction, I'll take my deserved flogging and be on my way.
     
  2. Threadbearer

    Threadbearer Senior member

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    Can you teach me how to rock a knit tie?

    At first, I didn't quite understand the knit tie thing, I always figured the patterned/striped tie was king. But now I'm starting to feel the knit tie love growing. Can you teach me how to work it well?

    I get that it's more a casual piece, which works because I'm a casual guy (grad student). I just could use some advice and inspiration images to get me on my way. How do you gentlemen incorporate them into your outfits? Help me SF-ers, you're my only hope!


    Note: if I've somehow missed a classic thread on this, then if someone could point me in the right direction, I'll take my deserved flogging and be on my way.

    This question doesn't deserve a flogging, but about a dozen guys are going to recommend that you just start following the WAYWRN thread. I might as well be the first to do so.
     
  3. DerekS

    DerekS Senior member

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    get a dark color, maybe navy or brown, and wear it with anything. I have a gold one from BB that I wear with a chambray shirt under a tan linen suit. you can wear a knit with any outfit you wear a regular tie.
     
  4. acecow

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    No different from any other regular tie you have. I don't have any saved photos, but I'm sure you can find plenty of superb examples in the WAYWRN All-Star thread.

    Here's how I wore it a few weeks ago, if that helps:

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  5. GoldenTribe

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    Can you teach me how to rock a knit tie?

    [...] I'm starting to feel the knit tie love growing. Can you teach me how to work it well?


    Do you own any? Are they square-bottomed? I've owned two of those for a couple of years now and never worn either of them.

    But last month I went on a little spree and bought three upscale grenadines (2 Tom Ford, 1 Brioni), all of which have a traditional tie shape including the pointy bottom, and for whatever reason I find myself much more inclined to wear these ones whereas something about the square-bottomed ones just never worked for me.
     
  6. SpooPoker

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    Do you own any? Are they square-bottomed? I've owned two of those for a couple of years now and never worn either of them.

    But last month I went on a little spree and bought three upscale grenadines (2 Tom Ford, 1 Brioni), all of which have a traditional tie shape including the pointy bottom, and for whatever reason I find myself much more inclined to wear these ones whereas something about the square-bottomed ones just never worked for me.


    How are those TF ones doing? I miss them.
     
  7. Kaplan

    Kaplan Senior member

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    But last month I went on a little spree and bought three upscale grenadines
    Grenadine is a weave not a knit, in case anyone cares [​IMG]
     
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    How are those TF ones doing? I miss them.
    Well they've got unimpeachable company in my collection, so I'd say they're doing quite well.
    Grenadine is a weave not a knit, in case anyone cares [​IMG]
    If they don't qualify, my mistake. I wonder if the OP is as informed about the nominal nuances as you are.
     
  9. Guero

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    Well, in Kaplan's defense, it's not just a nominal difference to people who care, and it doesn't hurt to help out the OP with some additional knowledge in his sartorial pursuits. I bet he'll be looking at grenadines next.
     
  10. SkinnyGoomba

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    Ace, what style/brand are those chukkas, if You don't mind me asking.
     
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    Well, in Kaplan's defense, it's not just a nominal difference to people who care, and it doesn't hurt to help out the OP with some additional knowledge in his sartorial pursuits. I bet he'll be looking at grenadines next.

    In his defense? Did I write anything that you interpreted as my mounting an offense?
     
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    In his defense? Did I write anything that you interpreted as my mounting an offense?

    Sure, you described a distinct difference in the two ties as "nominal," after you were politely corrected in a helpful post. It certainly reads passive aggressive. If I've mischaracterized your intent, my apologies. As I suggested, you've now probably piqued the OP's interest in grenadines, and that's a good thing. [​IMG]
     
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  14. GusW

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    Here is another source of the pointed silk ones in rather classic colors

    http://store.asuitablewardrobe.net/t...alnecktie.aspx

    http://store.asuitablewardrobe.net/t...lknecktie.aspx

    Do you own any? Are they square-bottomed? I've owned two of those for a couple of years now and never worn either of them.

    But last month I went on a little spree and bought three upscale grenadines (2 Tom Ford, 1 Brioni), all of which have a traditional tie shape including the pointy bottom, and for whatever reason I find myself much more inclined to wear these ones whereas something about the square-bottomed ones just never worked for me.


    How are those TF ones doing? I miss them.
     
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    Sure, you described a distinct difference in the two ties as "nominal," after you were politely corrected in a helpful post. It certainly reads passive aggressive. If I've mischaracterized your intent, my apologies.
    Wow. "Nominal" as in "related to naming" (of knits versus weaves) not "in name only" (as in calling him weird for pointing that out). How you came up with passive-aggressive after my prompt subsequent response of "If they don't qualify, my mistake" is beyond me, but apology accepted.
    http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2778/...cb75c428_b.jpg
    I like the colours but the square bottom + horizontal lines don't do it for me.
     
  17. Master-Classter

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    seriously? the possibilities are as endless as wearing a regular ol' tie. IMO because the fabric and shape are more casual it generally works better with casual elements like a SC instead of suit, a vest or sweater, etc but really it just works anywhere. Examples from our very own (most cases) forum people:
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  18. DerekS

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    Ace, what style/brand are those chukkas, if You don't mind me asking.

    pretty sure those are sutors.
     
  19. Threadbearer

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    the possibilities are as endless as wearing a regular ol' tie.
    You, sir, are the master of the themed photo collection. [​IMG]

    Ah, but here are a few that you missed:

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  20. dnesan

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    Thanks guys, especially threadbarer and master-classter for the photo posts. I am definitely down with the grenadines, and I now have a couple of knits (square-bottomed) that I wanted to try to work in, but I was figuring that it was more a sportcoat and jeans look. It's nice to see it paired in a somewhat dressier look.

    Also, yes, I am now subscribed to the WAYWRN threads, but it's definitely hard to keep up.
     

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