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What is the reason someone would want an untipped tie? I'm curious, as I'm not even quite sure what the end result would look/feel like.
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Originally Posted by msulinski View Post

What is the reason someone would want an untipped tie? I'm curious, as I'm not even quite sure what the end result would look/feel like.

 

Two reasons- first, it allows you to select the hand-rolled edges option, which shows some serious craftsmanship.  Second (and this is particular to grenadines, where I have seen it most frequently), it lets the tip of the tie be see-through, which is pretty neat.  I'm sure there are other reasons, but those are the main two I could think of.

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Originally Posted by ddgdl View Post

 

Two reasons- first, it allows you to select the hand-rolled edges option, which shows some serious craftsmanship.  Second (and this is particular to grenadines, where I have seen it most frequently), it lets the tip of the tie be see-through, which is pretty neat.  I'm sure there are other reasons, but those are the main two I could think of.

Is the overall appearance of the end of the tie a bit looser and less structured?

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Is the overall appearance of the end of the tie a bit looser and less structured?

Somewhat.  For examples, see the following photos (posted elsewhere in this thread):

 

http://img268.imageshack.us/img268/3892/riem.jpg

 

and

 

http://i.imgur.com/qRMCF.jpg

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I agree with ddgdl's first reason (and am indifferent towards the second). It's 'romantic' knowing that it was carefully crafted and often, that supersedes the functional purpose (if there are any) of handrolling the edges (at least, in this case).

Second -- I tend to prefer a lighter tip and tie as opposed to the heavy silk ties most English men wear. Each type has their use, and I tend to prefer the rolled tips for my odd jackets, sports coats, blazers etc.
Edited by bboysdontcryy - 2/28/13 at 5:33am
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...I should not have come back into this thread.  Suddenly, I have 6 ties in my sam hober cart.  SOMEONE STOP ME.

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Give me your credit card number, your name, expiry date, and the last digits at the back of the card. I'll help you all right.
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Forgive my ignorance but what is the appeal of Macclesfield ties? There seems to have been a resurgence lately and I'm curious whether its the history, design, manufacturing process or another reason?
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For those that are wondering about length, i'm 6'2" and wear a 57" length tie.  I do prefer higher rise trousers though, so maybe that's why it works.

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Originally Posted by Al in Philly View Post

For those that are wondering about length, i'm 6'2" and wear a 57" length tie.  I do prefer higher rise trousers though, so maybe that's why it works.

 

Just to show how personal the length can be, I am 4 inches shorter and wear the same length tie.

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Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by msulinski View Post

What is the reason someone would want an untipped tie? I'm curious, as I'm not even quite sure what the end result would look/feel like.

for fun. its a nuance, some like, others do not.
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Originally Posted by msulinski View Post

Is the overall appearance of the end of the tie a bit looser and less structured?

kind of, but not really. mostly just thinner, and see through-ish in the case of grenadines.
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Originally Posted by ddgdl View Post

...I should not have come back into this thread.  Suddenly, I have 6 ties in my sam hober cart.  SOMEONE STOP ME.

do it. but first add 6 more to your cart.
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Originally Posted by Cuttingboard View Post

Forgive my ignorance but what is the appeal of Macclesfield ties? There seems to have been a resurgence lately and I'm curious whether its the history, design, manufacturing process or another reason?

i just think that a lot of them are pretty. smile.gif
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Originally Posted by ddgdl View Post

Just to show how personal the length can be, I am 4 inches shorter and wear the same length tie.

Same here, I'm 5'9" and wear a 57.
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Originally Posted by Cuttingboard View Post


Same here, I'm 5'9" and wear a 57.

 

Perhaps I have a shorter torso? 

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Thread Starter 
5'10 and i wear whatever the standard hober length is. 59 inches?
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5'10 and i wear whatever the standard hober length is. 59 inches?

58"

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