Question on measurements of ties. I got my first order the other day. I got three ties--one English silk and two grenadines. The funny thing is that when I tried them on they seemed slightly short and I measured them and they were all exactly one inch shorter than my specifications. I contacted David who tells me that it is normal for ties to "contract" while in a box and that they will be the correct length after I have worn them a few times. While I don't want to assail David's credibility, and I suspect that he will work with me to make things right if it comes to that, I was wondering whether anyone else found the ties to be a different length than specified upon arrival or whether they measure what you ordered when they arrived? Thanks for any information.
In my experience, the grenadines definitely stretch a bit over time. I imagine the English silk ones may as well, though I'd guess a bit less so and it's less noticeable due to the weave. There could also be some slight differences in how each of you measures (David may take into account how they stretch). I wouldn't worry too much about it. If they don't stretch enough, then perhaps try ordering something slightly longer in your next order (I'd only go up by half an inch though unless you'd rather err on them being too long).