David, what is your favorite tie that you have made/make?
I read your post right after you wrote it and I have been thinking about it.
Currently I love the feeling of madder silk and the classic Macclesfield prints.
There is also something very special about making ties that your family has raised the silk worms for, reeled the silk, dyed it, woven it and then finally made the necktie - this would be some of our Thai mudmee and shot silks, and in the past was my favorite.
I also like collecting and am working on building our regimental collection - each with an interesting history and these will be my new favorites most likely.
"A follow up question on construction. On my last order, I got a grenadine with hand rolled edges untipped. I like how the hand rolled edges look but I'm slightly concerned with how it will age because it seems more delicate then my other grenadines. Is it possible to do hand rolled edges with some sort of tipping on grenadines?"
In theory you could do a rolled edge on a tipped tie however, the edge would be very large and not attractive.
Our untipped grenadines with rolled edges will last just as long as the classic tipped version.
The deciding factors are whether you like the look of rolled edges and don't mind the lighter tie weight and see-through area where there is no tipping.