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The KNIT or GRENADINE NECKTIE Friday Challenge 20th June 2014

Who is your winner?

  • Mr Chris

    Votes: 4 4.7%
  • BetelG

    Votes: 18 21.2%
  • Upr

    Votes: 6 7.1%
  • Crat

    Votes: 19 22.4%
  • Murl

    Votes: 10 11.8%
  • Monkey Face

    Votes: 16 18.8%
  • Holdfast

    Votes: 3 3.5%
  • Cotton Dockers

    Votes: 8 9.4%
  • Sugar B

    Votes: 7 8.2%
  • Henry Carter

    Votes: 37 43.5%
  • Nabilmust

    Votes: 10 11.8%
  • Don Cologne

    Votes: 5 5.9%
  • Elio

    Votes: 24 28.2%
  • Flying Monkey

    Votes: 4 4.7%
  • Levoosh

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Seajen

    Votes: 10 11.8%
  • Cleav

    Votes: 17 20.0%
  • JHT 652

    Votes: 4 4.7%
  • Szeph el raton

    Votes: 3 3.5%
  • AAS

    Votes: 1 1.2%
  • Roycru

    Votes: 4 4.7%
  • Luv2

    Votes: 11 12.9%
  • Gerry Nelson

    Votes: 8 9.4%
  • Steffenbp11

    Votes: 11 12.9%
  • archibaldleach

    Votes: 5 5.9%
  • in stitches

    Votes: 13 15.3%
  • Academic2

    Votes: 3 3.5%
  • GMMcl

    Votes: 4 4.7%
  • PCK1

    Votes: 4 4.7%
  • Shen

    Votes: 1 1.2%

  • Total voters
    85
  • Poll closed .

Claghorn

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Sorry to disappoint. It'll be making an appearance on WAYWRN sometime this week. Unfortunately, real life (heavy rain) interfered and I opted not to wear the jacket.
 

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Looks like Henry Carter's zig zag is a hit. If memory serves me, Braddock also graced these pages fairly recently with Shibumi's interpretation of same. Wonder if this contest will create a run on zig zag ties?
 

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His tie is indeed lovely (as is his jacket) but I just couldn't vote for a tie with a button-down collar. Thats just me though.
Gunn be close one
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Well, that wasn't so close after all, was it?
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Congratulations to @Henry Carter , well done mate! Thanks to everyone who voted for me, I really appreciate it, gentlemen. And thanks to everyone who entered and helped making this such a successful FC.
FWIW, I voted thus:
@Crat for choosing exactly the right shades of blue to go with that suit and those fantastic boots;
@Murlsquirl for the sheer beauty and quality of both suit and tie;
@Monkeyface for pulling off a linen suit like that, wrinkles and all.
There were many more fits that deserved a vote, but I make it my personal 'rule' to only vote for my top three. That was difficult, this time!
 

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@Murlsquirl
for the sheer beauty and quality of both suit and tie;


Thank you, sir. You got one of my votes.

Congrats HC! Sad to say that like Crat, I couldn't find it in me to vote for a BD and tie. You pull it off very well time and time again, but it is just a look I can never get behind.
 
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Thanks guys and to everyone that voted. I have a challenge idea up my sleeve which I'll tell more about later.

FWIW, I love wearing button downs with ties as long as they have a good roll, plenty of collar point length and a bit of tie space. I see it as more appropriate to wear knits with than a cutaway collar for example. Was surprised that 2 Americans didn't like it as I see it as quite an American look as some of the above images show. Anyway each to their own.

Thanks again
Jason
 

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^ All I'm saying is I can get behind the look in some cases. (Murl said "never")

I definitely like it with a casual SC or casual suit. It would be my preferred collar for a tweed too

Navy worsted suit is more controversial IMO.
 
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^ All I'm saying is I can get behind the look in some cases. (Murl said "never")

I definitely like it with a casual SC or casual suit. It would be my preferred collar for a tweed too

Navy worsted suit is more controversial IMO.


Agree with this. Although I usually prefer a spread collar with a suit/tie, it is ridiculous to say that a BD collar is never okay with a tie. In fact, given a casual tie, such as a knit, and an equally casual jacket, I'd argue that a BD collar is preferable, and I'm sure many here would agree. Of course, said BD collar should have long enough points and enough spread to both create a nice roll and hide behind the jacket lapels (or close to it), and Henry Carter's Kamakura shirt accomplishes both.

What I dislike about HC's fit, though, is that he went with a white instead of blue shirt. IMO, blue is much more appropriate for a casual fit, and goes better with a brown tie. I also dislike the zig-zag weave knit. Otherwise, it's a nice fit.
 

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@ JRD
I'd go soft non-BD 10/10 but each to their own.

@ Evolve
I'm not saying its not/never OK, I'm saying I don't like it. There's a difference.
 
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@ JRD
I'd go soft non-BD 10/10 but each to their own.

@ Evolve
I'm not saying its not/never OK, I'm saying I don't like it. There's a difference.


Fair enough, and I acknowledge the difference. I wasn't necessarily directing my comments at you, just getting my thoughts out there.

But let me ask you this hypothetical question: Assume all elements are as casual as can be. Completely unstructured sport coat in a light color with a large check pattern. Cotton trousers. Loafers. Knit tie. Linen shirt. Would you still prefer a point/spread collar, despite the formality of it compared to the rest of the outfit? I'm guessing you'll say that in such an instance you'd forego a tie altogether, but for the purposes of this exercise, that's not allowed. :p
 
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