+1 - Very nice.
I have the Macclesfield #165 in a lightly lined 6-fold, and it's a really nice tie! It ties a beautiful knot, and the colors are really deep and clear. Good choice!
I'm in the process of commissioning some new blazers and suits from Ash Samtani custom tailors in Hong Kong. In anticipation of the new garments, I recently commissioned some new Sam Hober ties and PS too.
My first order from Sam Hober (pictured below) was for three woven grenadine ties (i.e. 6-fold grossa midnight blue #8, 4-fold grossa bottle green #17, and 4-fold fina yellow gold #29) and some PS (i.e. a couple of blue Macclesfeild prints and a Thai Silk plain white). I apologise that the midnight blue tie #8 is not that visible, owing to the black background and low lighting.
As suggested by SF members, I also ordered all the various grenadine swatch sets and a set of rough Thai silk too.
Warning: sorting through all the individual swatches will leave your work area and yourself covered in loose threads. So, do your cleaner and yourself a favour and put your favourite individual swatches into small plastic bags, as pictured below.
To my eyes and aesthetic, the rough Thai silk nicely echoes the rationale behind the choice of grenadine woven fabrics. That is, taking an otherwise plain solid colour and giving it some aesthetically pleasing textural depth and silk sheen interest. So, for my next round of PS to go with the ties above, you can see that I'm going for either a contrasting or tone on tone colour palette.
Naturally, I do appreciate that my preference for bold contrasting colour combinations will not be to the taste of all SF members. Especially, those employed in conservative professions or the (ahem) secret services, where the object is to blend in and not stand out -- as per Ian Flemming's aesthetic for his 007 James Bond character. So, I apologise in advance, if the above bold contrasting colour combinations offend anyone's sensibilities.
In any event, I do expect to incur the ire of some SF members for being somewhat garish in my colour palette choices. I accept that. From my perspective, as a practising whole living foodist (it practically saved my life and enabled me to go from being clinically obese to normal BMI, hence the new suits), I now love to celebrate the wide spectrum and vivid colours of nature. Variety is the spice of life.
As expected from reading this thread, David was an absolute pleasure to deal with and was everything that you'd hope to find in an owner of a bespoke accessories business and craftsman. Consequently, I will certainly be supporting his very charming (family) business with my future custom.
P.S. I've also done the same sort of colour combinations for other grenadine solid coloured ties and rough Thai silk PS that I'm planning to order. So, if any SF members are interested to view these, then I can post images of those too.