Knit tie inspiration

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  1. dnesan

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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.
     
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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.
     
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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.
     
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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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    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.
     
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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.
     
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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.
     
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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.
     
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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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    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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