I'm about to order my first Macclesfield #102 and I'm curious what construction you guys would suggest? I'm thinking 6-fold lined, 9cm wide and 57 inches long. My other Hober ties are grenadine grossa, 4-fold lined, 9cm wide and 57 inches in length.
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I am a big Macclesfield collector, and I own both the 102 and the 84. I wear the former with grey suits and the latter with navy suits, as I prefer a bit of contrast between suit and tie. But both are very versatile. Hard to go wrong either way.
I find the 84 just a tiny bit more sophisticated and less common, but perhaps at an equally slight disadvantage in versatility.