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.
to me, some of the most "boring" macclesfields, are may favorites.
Yep, I'm right there with ya. A navy with with pindots is one of my favorite ties. I think the spacing of the dots is perfect on the Hober #78, and a lined 4-fold, untipped with hand rolled edges? Hard to beat!
FWIW, most of my ties are 59" and I'm 6' even. Most of my suit pants are high waisted and 59" is the longest that will work with them but still works with regular pants. For these, I went with 3 fold, untipped, hand rolled edges.