missed this, in about week or so, i think the grenadines will be back. but if he likes mine, they are available now in the above link.
you ideas are also good, almost as good as mine.
I have to question the love of the unlined seven fold gauze tie on here. Is this an eyes-bigger-than-stomach thing? I have a few unlined seven fold gauze ties and find them woefully insubstantial, even less so than a neckerchief, in terms of having any substance, hold, or anything. It's like wearing a bolo tie. Why the love? Sanity check please.
As far as Cappelli's suggestions and so forth, I feel this almost probably has more to do with tradition and context than with actual performance. A 7-fold tie is a traditional construction that is by design sustained by its folds, but I don't think it's designed with the fragility of gauze in mind. If they are suggesting unlined, it's more because a "lined 7-fold" tie is an anomaly and a contradiction in terms. Putting my question differently, why would you even go 6- or 7-fold on a gauze tie, and not a regular construction with a better interlining? I don't understand. I have lightly lined six fold ties of regular printed silk in varying weights, 50 oz , 36 oz , and below, and this is my preferred construction. But on a gauze tie it seems like asking for trouble. The ones I tried this on (even with some interlining, mind you) came out like socks. Tell me, how thick of an interlining are you using when you go 6 and 7 fold???
Glad you're excited! I don't need it ASAP, so I have no problem waiting a week until the fina comes in.
I will, of course, post updates of this process.