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I don't specify anything really... There are a few components that determine knot size, most notably the thickness of the tie (and crushability of the materials) and the width at the knotting area. The thicker or wider it is, the more fabric will be stuffed inside the knot and the bigger it will be, and if it's not very crushable, that helps too.I'm not sure if I'm counted among those with big and luxurious knots, but some of them at least tend to get decent size.My ties...
Well... I have the white on midnight bue grenadine fina dot tie (currently out of stock). This blends to a nice charcoal at distance and is interesting and elegant up close, but in an extremely sober way, so you look elegant but in a very non-ostentatious way. The design effect (if not production method) is almost identical to a non-grenadine tie I bought in one of the Jermyn street/ savile row shops in london some years ago, which the shopkeeper specifically described as...
There's a category called "construction options" or some such thing. In here you have all the different options, like extra length, extra width and various constructions, bartacks etc etc.Choose the appropriate things from this category, add them to your basket alongside your tie, then specify in the comments section how you want the tie made (assuming you've chosen the right stuff).So for me, if I want a tie I add the tie, then I add extra length, 6-fold construction and...
The thing is that there isn't really one definition of what "7-fold tie" is because there are different ways to count the folds and there isn't really one standard for how this must be done. Each will have their views of course, but there are multiple ways of constructing them and even for the identical constructions there are multiple ways of counting the folds and plausible arguments can be made for each, so this is one thing where unfortunately you can't use a number to...
The pictures aren't too great, and the colors I'm sure are a bit off, but as this is a black and white tie I think they still give a reasonable idea of how the tie looks in real life. And I'm 90% sure that this tie is identical and from the same weaving as the one currently sold.
Good choice on the POW, think you'll be happy with it. It's way nicer in person than the photo suggests (or at least it's brown brother is, I'm assuming this applies to equally to both).Yeah, the picture I posted is not necessarily representative though because I got mine from a previous iteration. The one I have is very very soft, softer than the other houndstooths I have, whereas from what I understand the current one is stiffer than most of the others.In case you don't...
The striped grenadine is amazing, you'll love it for sure. I'm actually wearing it as we speak, and it's really something. Which prince of wales did you go with, the first one? And to the person asking about the favourite silver/grey tie. For my money it's the black and white houndstooth without a doubt. It's absolutely perfect in every way, the use is somewhat limited as it's too shiny for use with odd jackets or blazers, but with suits at an appropriate occasion,...
Regarding the burgundy satin: I am also very hesitant to wear shiny solid ties, and this is precisely why I think the english satin deserves more credit than it gets. The thing about this weave is that while it is made in a lustrous fabric and the weave is smooth enough to reflect most of the light, the fact that it's kind of course (by satin standards that is) means that the light is broken up and scattered when reflected. So instead of getting that "shiny tie" look you...
I don't mean informal in the sense that it's inappropriate for formal occasions, but rather that it's also appropriate for less formal occasions/outfits. When I say it's overrated with a suit I dont' mean that there's anything wrong with wearing it with a suit, but rather that the great strength of grenadine, which in my opinion is its versatility, is somewhat wasted if you're only going to be wearing them with suits. If you want an alround tie for all occasions and to be...
Must own ties? Depends a little on the use, but if we're talking primarily for business purposes to be worn with a suit, I have a few ideas. If you're wearing mostly navy suits, I think plain navy ties are a mistake. This is heresy around here, but I'm simply not a fan. I do it myself, and it can be done successfully, but I think it's very hard to do right, and most of the time you will look like you tried and failed at matching. In my opinion something has to either...
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