... Hmmm. I haven't noticed any damage. My clip has a hinge, but the spring isn't so tight that it would be likely to damage any but the flimsiest fabrics. Is it your experience that clips are hard on grenadines?
Thank you for the information.
I do not currently use a tie clip so I was interested in your experience.
Grenadines are delicate compared to a classic English reppe silk so I tend to take good care of mine and advise others to be careful of seat belts etc..
If the clip is not too tight and you place it in different positions each time it should be fine.
We are currently designing some silver and enamel cuff links and I was thinking of also making tie clips hence my interest. Probably we will not use hinges at least to start with the first designs.
I am a walker and using a tie clip could be practical for me when it is windy out.
Looking at some of the ties that you have posted I see a rhyme and a reason to your collection.
As an example the grayish (at least on my monitor) group #84 of ties seemed at first glance not that interesting but looking at them in context of the calm and peaceful designs we have to think of the look that you wanted.
If you wanted something to blend with a gray suit and not stand out too much those ties could work well.
So while it is fun to talk about and get advice regarding your collection I would always look to what you enjoy and the feeling that you like in terms of color and design.