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Knits for business?

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by The Louche, May 6, 2009.

  1. The Louche

    The Louche Senior member

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    So its obvious that SFers like knit ties. I love them myself. But I want to know - do you wear them with a suit for business? I'm not saying that they are CBD - even though some may even think as much - I'm just curious if they are "acceptable" to sartorially oriented individuals as day-to-day business wear.
     
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  3. Film Noir Buff

    Film Noir Buff Senior member

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    I would never wear one for anything I considered serious. I think of a knit tie as more academia, art world, dress down, TGIF and if appropriately bad, Appleby's, Dave and Buster, mailroom etc...
     
  4. dopey

    dopey Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    I had my tailor make some ties out of leftover fresco cloth. The ties are sevenfold, so the 8-9 oz came out much better than the heavier 10/11 oz ones, which tie up kind of bulky. They are solid colors - tan, marine blue and navy.

    I plan on wearing them for business with flannel suits or casual, with tweeds. I am guessing that you would not approve.
     
  5. voxsartoria

    voxsartoria Senior member

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    Do they breathe in the breezes?

    - B
     
  6. dopey

    dopey Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    They might, but they are laconic, so I don't hear a thing.
     
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    JibranK Senior member

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    [​IMG] This fellow did.
     
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    itsstillmatt Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    I do, but only when I am a client. I don't think I would if I had to present or sell.
     
  9. whiteslashasian

    whiteslashasian Senior member

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    I would not wear knit ties to a client meeting. However for day to day work, I think they would be perfectly fine for me.
     
  10. dopey

    dopey Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    It wasn't foofed out, so I assume it is acceptable:
    [​IMG]
     
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    gdl203 Senior member Dubiously Honored Affiliate Vendor

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    Obviously, the answer depends on what one's "business" is. I'd think for most of us, it wouldn't be "acceptable".
     
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    It wasn't foofed out, so I assume it is acceptable:
    [​IMG]


    This is the first Foofed I've come across where I can actually see the difference.
     
  13. Film Noir Buff

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    I had my tailor make some ties out of leftover fresco cloth. The ties are sevenfold, so the 8-9 oz came out much better than the heavier 10/11 oz ones, which tie up kind of bulky. They are solid colors - tan, marine blue and navy. I plan on wearing them for business with flannel suits or casual, with tweeds. I am guessing that you would not approve.
    Well they can't suck any worse than a Fresco suit. Do you have photos of these curios?
     
  14. CorneliusP

    CorneliusP Senior member

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    Knit ties are WAY too dressy for me.

    Let me rephrase: Ties are WAY too dressy for engineers.

    I recently started wearing knit ties to the office for fun. Many compliments around town.
     
  15. dopey

    dopey Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Well they can't suck any worse than a Fresco suit. Do you have photos of these curios?

    No. But I think you can picture it pretty easily: imagine a tie, but out of fresco. That is what they look like.
     
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    I hate knit ties. If I met with two salesmen, and one had a knit tie, the other no tie at all, I would give my business to the man with the sense not to wear a knit tie (everything else being equal). If I saw someone out at a social event wearing a knit tie, I would think to myself "oh, there's Guy LaDouche. haven't seen him in a while."
     
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    I hate knit ties. If I met with two salesmen, and one had a knit tie, the other no tie at all, I would give my business to the man with the sense not to wear a knit tie (everything else being equal). If I saw someone out at a social event wearing a knit tie, I would think to myself "oh, there's Guy LaDouche. haven't seen him in a while."

    Why is wearing a knit tie equal to being a douche?
     
  18. rob

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    In my world, things have gotten so casual that I get comments and "looks" only when I wear a suit. And I'm a corporate lawyer, albeit one at a small firm. Almost all my clients expect me to dress casual and it almost always elicites a comment when I don't.

    Regarding knit ties, if anyone comments, they call it a sock tie.

    Rob
     
  19. Film Noir Buff

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    No. But I think you can picture it pretty easily: imagine a tie, but out of fresco. That is what they look like.
    No need to get testy, I wasn't sure if you were making this up or not. I have a hard enough time imagining a suit from fresco. I still have a bolt of that stuff, I would llike Logsdail to make a DB suit for a dog from it.
     
  20. dopey

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    No need to get testy, I wasn't sure if you were making this up or not. I have a hard enough time imagining a suit from fresco. I still have a bolt of that stuff, I would llike Logsdail to make a DB suit for a dog from it.

    When in doubt . . .
     

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