Hello, I am about to purchase 3 of David's ties and I just have a few questions, if someone wouldn't mind answering. I will be buying 2 Grenadine ties; 1 Dark Navy and 1 Bitter Chocolate. However, I am still undecided as to whether I should get the Grenadine Fina or the Piccola Grenadine. Does anyone have a suggestion, or wouldn't mind explaining why someone would pick one over the other?
Lastly, the reason I am buying from him, besides the great reputation, is that I can get the 61" tie length that I need as I am 6'4". I haven't owned any extra long ties and the standard ties I own now are 3.25in in width. I didn't know if increasing the length means I should change the width? Is 3.25" acceptable on a 61" tie? Sorry for the long post and thanks in advance!
3.25" max width is going to look fairly narrow with your height - but if this is what you usually wear and it looks right to you, then by all means go for it. The other consideration is whether the knot will tie up nicely. You can leave this to David though, if he knows your height and the type of knot you usually tie then he will make sure the tie's width in the knot region will be right.
I threw up a pic of the four grenadine weaves together a few pages back. A looser weave seems a bit less formal to me, but I think it mainly comes down to what you like the look of.