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Knit ties: point bottom or square bottom

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Kent Wang, Oct 21, 2008.

  1. dirtysouth

    dirtysouth Member

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    If it helps the end result of a look, then I'm pretty much open to wearing anything within reason.
     


  2. Film Noir Buff

    Film Noir Buff Distinguished Member

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    I prefer the square bottom but do not mind (and own a few) pointed bottomed knit ties.

    The taboo isn't always intrinsic to the item itself, it is as often how you wear it.
     


  3. AntonioG

    AntonioG Well-Known Member

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    As you can see Ken, Sam, Chorse + others in the business, THERE IS a market for the pointed knit ties.
     


  4. chorse123

    chorse123 Stylish Dinosaur

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    As you can see Ken, Sam, Chorse + others in the business, THERE IS a market for the pointed knit ties.

    Oh, don't worry, I have both styles in the works.

    [​IMG]
     


  5. Wes Bourne

    Wes Bourne Distinguished Member

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    For some reason, the knit ties with a point bottom look weird to me. When I imagine a knit tie in my head, I see a square bottom.

    I'd say it's the equivalent of a knotched lapel DB jacket....it's just....weird.


    IMO if you don't like the square end, you should stay with grenadine or woven silk ties.

    A point bottomed knit tie is.. well... pointless.


    I think the square bottom is the only way to go.

    Point bottom knit ties are pointless. Revel in the knittie goodness of the tie, or just get a different tie if you want a point.

    I agree.
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    You're missing an option up there:

    I don't yet wear knit ties, but when I get one, it'll definitely be square-bottomed.
     


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  8. DocHolliday

    DocHolliday Stylish Dinosaur Dubiously Honored

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    You're missing an option up there:

    I don't yet wear knit ties, but when I get one, it'll definitely be square-bottomed.


    I started out with squares, but have worked my way up to pointed. Maybe there's hope for Manton and Iammatt yet.
     


  9. Manton

    Manton RINO Dubiously Honored

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    I started out with squares, but have worked my way up to pointed. Maybe there's hope for Manton and Iammatt yet.

    We will never sink to your sordid level.

    Then again, I used to think I would never wear a knit tie, so who knows.
     


  10. Will

    Will Distinguished Member Dubiously Honored

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    We will never sink to your sordid level.

    Then again, I used to think I would never wear a knit tie, so who knows.


    If you're ready to go tieless, iammatt has some extra chest hair.
     


  11. Manton

    Manton RINO Dubiously Honored

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    If you're ready to go tieless, iammatt has some extra chest hair.

    I would need it.

    Actually, he has criticised me in the past for buttoning my shirts too high. It's because I am embarrassed by my smooth chest.

    BTW, Slanted Door was goooooooooooood. Chump.
     


  12. Kent Wang

    Kent Wang Affiliate Vendor Dubiously Honored Affiliate Vendor

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    Kilgour has fantastic ones that appear to me to be made by Drake's:

    [​IMG]

    Yes, but GBP 75 is a joke.
     


  13. gdl203

    gdl203 Affiliate Vendor Dubiously Honored Affiliate Vendor

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    Yes, but GBP 75 is a joke.
    +1

    Please provide alternatives!
     


  14. voxsartoria

    voxsartoria Goon member

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    Yes, but GBP 75 is a joke.

    It's not a joke if it is what you want.

    This is how Drakes describes the wholesome goodness of their knits:

    "Ties knitted on ancient wooden frames, authentic crunchy handle with contrast spots individually sewn by hand. The ultimate knit tie. Think of Michael Caine in "Get Carter"!"

    - B
     


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    This leads to another important question, often addressed in life:

    Crunchy or smooth?
     


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