Room for both in my wardrobe. I would perhaps just give the nod to wovens (better dimples, better textures) but the disadvatage is they need more care as silk threads come loose with time (particularly wear tie meets belt = rubbing). I also like printed solely for the reason that they can accomodate more colours.
Wow - you've resurrected an 18 month old threat - very cool.
I contour, very impressive. I like woven ties, I have one from almost every major company, each is quite "˜conservative' I rather the loudness of a tie come from the color rather than the pattern. Jon.