I feel the same way. I've never warmed up to grenadine. A few years ago I was swept up in the SF enthusiasm for Grenadine ties so I bought one from Drakes. As soon as I opened the package, I knew I wouldn't wear it. Sold it 6 months later on the Buy and Sell forum. Lost $50.00.I can't articulate the issue, but to my eyes they lack refinement. The weave is too big, and the pattern too uniform.