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Wool Tie Strangulation?

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Anyone else feel strangled by wool/cashmere ties, when worn with shirts that take silk ties just fine? I.e., it's not that the collar is too small; somehow it's the tie. I get it sometimes with linen, too, but not as much.

What causes this?
 

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Originally Posted by Manton
Anyone else feel strangled by wool/cashmere ties, when worn with shirts that take silk ties just fine? I.e., it's not that the collar is too small; somehow it's the tie. I get it sometimes with linen, too, but not as much.

What causes this?

- Yes! The fabric does not move as well around the neck.. & the added bulk is uncomfortable which is why I try & only wear silk or cotton knit ties. I have a black cashmere thinking I would wear it for a cocktail but nope, it just stays hanging there strangling it self..
 

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Is it friction, or is it somehow that silk has more "give" and sort of stretches and contracts as you move?
 

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Wool ties, although not linen ones, tend if anything to be stretchier than silk. I don't buy the friction argument (I don't buy this thread), but bulk may have something to do with it.
 

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How strange... I quite frequently wear a wool tie but have never noticed any difference like this.
 

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Well, I have noticed it many times. But it is inconsistent. Today, however, I am wearing one that is driving me nuts.
 

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Originally Posted by Manton
Well, I have noticed it many times. But it is inconsistent. Today, however, I am wearing one that is driving me nuts.
Perhaps you should treat this as a good excuse to go out and buy a new tie?
 

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Maybe there is more "give" with silk. Not so much stretching as wool would stretch more but silk seems to be more.. "springy." So when I tie a silk knot, it tends to uncompress and loosen a bit throughout the day.

And these avatars are getting ridiculous. I thought you were talking to yourself for a minute.
 

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Originally Posted by Manton
Well, I have noticed it many times. But it is inconsistent. Today, however, I am wearing one that is driving me nuts.

Perhaps it's the pattern, not the material.




- B
 

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Try a double or triple windsor for thick wool ties !!

 

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Originally Posted by Will
If it's a Rubinacci you should give it to Conne.
Fixed. The guy needs cash (about $18 of it)
 

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