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    I was looking to pick up a few new ties from The Tie Bar. Specifically, I was looking at knit ties. The few that I liked come in at 2". Just how skinny is that? Most of my ties are about 2.5-2.75" and I'm worried about these being just too thin. Anyone have them? Thoughts?


    #2


    your instincts are correct, i always get at least 2.5 for knit ties. I have one 2" and it's too skinny. I'm a 38R so I'm not a huge guy either

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      #3


      FWIW, I had a 2" silk knit tie, and it was too skinny for me so I returned it. But then again, I don't think I have the body type to be pulling off skinny ties in the first place.


      My wife didn't like the way it looked on me, either.

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        #4


        I think the reign (of terror) of skinny ties and skinny lapels is almost over anyway

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          #5


          Contacted the Tie Bar and they informed me that they will have 2.75" ties back in stock next week so that's a huge plus. I know I can't pull of skinny ties.

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            #6


            I wear thinner ties, but that tends to be 2.25-2.5. 2 is pretty thin. I like somewhat thinner lapels, though. I just hope we don't go back to the 70s massive lapels and 4 foot wide ties.

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              #7


              Important to keep in mind that knit ties are uniform width whereas regular ties gradually spread out to their widest point and then cut in to form the bottom triangle. A 2" skinny knit tie is very different than a 2" inch regular tie since the regular tie starts much skinnier at the top.


              In other words, The Tie Bar's skinny knit ties are a half inch thinner than their regular ties for a very good reason.

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                #8


                Some knit ties are shaped like regular ties as well

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                  #9


                  Really? Never seen 'em to be honest. I'm wearing a Tie Bar skinny knit right now and it's uniform width.

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                    #10


                    I think it depends on your build/frame. I have a few knit 2" ties, not from the tie bar but still. I'm 5'10" 155lbs and I think that they go well with everything else i wear. Thinner lapels, collars, slimmer pants and shirting, etc. I don't go over 2.75", it tends to just look weird on me.


                    Edit: Good point Tomas. If I remember correctly, I tend to get the same size knot on a 2" knit that I do on a 2.5" normal shaped tie.

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                      #11


                      @TomasR I bought this one on eBay and it's pretty neat:


                      http://www.ebay.com/itm/180802279730...84.m1497.l2649

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                        #12


                        Timely topic, as I just received an order of 8 ties from thetiebar this afternoon. The one on the far left is a 2 inch silk knit. It is skinnier than I prefer, but I tried it on and the knot is an okay size and it doesn't look too bad. I'm thinking I might not even return it. If they had it in 2.5" or 2.75" that would be preferable though -- they just didn't have this style in that size. Not sure if this is going to work but will try to post the pic.




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                          #13


                          Really great selection there!

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                            #14


                            I'm not a big guy. 5'9", 145 lbs, most of which is in my thunder thighs and ghetto booty. I wear a 36R jacket. Slim ties are the best width for me, but even my slimmest ties are about 2.5" wide. I think anything slimmer is going to look way too trendy on most people, especially if you're not already a pretty slim guy to begin with.


                            [Edit] Hmm, forget that. Didn't notice the bit about them being knit ties.

                            Ben

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