Picked a couple of ties and pocket squares up at 70% off.
Glad I didn't pay much for the ties. When I got home, and could have a proper look, the quality was really not what I first though. Really not worth the original asking price.
The red tie is rather nice though.
I find myself put off pretty much all knitted ties simply because they make for terrible knots. I've yet to find one that makes anything like a nice knot.
I'd much rather go for textured wool.
Love those pocket squares bro. That blue one is beauts
I really need to invest in a couple of woollen ties, I've never tried one. They look very nice but I'll have to take your word for the knot situation, Will.
But this is not a quality tie. I don't regret buying it, I'm just very glad I didn't go for the one at full price (of course, a non-sale item I'd been able to simply take back for a full refund, but they don't do that with sale items).
I think the key with knitted ties is to not be afraid to give them a good yank :P
You do have to pull them quite hard to get a good, tight knot.
I went to France recently and noticed that almost every other guy had a bag, so I made it a mission to find one when I came back. I ended up finding two! The brown one is from H&M so I don't expect it to hold up in the long run but it is perfect for light travel when I go back and forth from home to college. The black one was only $10 and I found it at a local thrift shop, it also seems much sturdier than the H&M one so I'll most likely use it for my laptop, books and anything I'll need on busy days on campus. Overall I am satisfied, especially that I only spent $60 total.