i'm really not fussed either way. The unlined Vandas r made for hot climates, as u say, airy, but I haven't had any probs with distortion. I'm happy enough with Cappelli's 3-fold + lined construction too. I don't discern any functional or aesthetic difference between lines/unlined or 3 vs 7 fold, but I've heard it said that 'a good, light lining has many advantages including knot shape, drape and recovery of the tie'.
7/24/14 at 4:39am