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Don't be shy about asking David for advice when you're thinking through construction options.

Great point, thanks for the reminder!
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Originally Posted by HarleyBob View Post

I now have 90 of David's ties. I would guess that I have 20+ grenadines. They have become my go to ties. I much prefer the grossas over the finas. They are incredibly classy, tone down any patterned shirt and compliment most every suit. My favorite colors are the slate blue, olive green and the dark sienna. I have the navy, bitter chocolate, burgundy, blacks, etc., but I find the three colors above to be the most interesting and the ones I use the most.

My new favorite grenadine arrived this week..a grossa solid - dark purple/black. If you don't have one of these - get one. My grenadines are also my go to ties. Also got a reppe stripe #15, the one in david's avatar. It is also a great tie. I don't have any pictures. As always, great service and advice. Thanks David.
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Grenadine ties - the ultimate stocking stuffer this year? smile.gif

 

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Forgive the question, but I've searched and came up empty. I think grenadines are beauties (especially grossa); however, I don't know their formality--when to, when not to wear them. Are they acceptable for business suits, formal events, sport coats, or whatever you feel like? I feel the weave gives them an air of informality, but they look so formal at the same time.
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Originally Posted by zeero3 View Post

Forgive the question, but I've searched and came up empty. I think grenadines are beauties (especially grossa); however, I don't know their formality--when to, when not to wear them. Are they acceptable for business suits, formal events, sport coats, or whatever you feel like? I feel the weave gives them an air of informality, but they look so formal at the same time.

+1 I'd like to hear some opinions on this too.
post #651 of 4904
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Grenadine ties - the ultimate stocking stuffer this year? smile.gif

$80-100 stocking stuffer? You big timer smile.gif
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Originally Posted by sprout View Post

Grenadine ties - the ultimate stocking stuffer this year? smile.gif

$80-100 stocking stuffer? You big timer smile.gif


 

Ha ha, I would never buy someone clothes unprompted, what a minefield!

I was referring to the uptick of interest we're seeing in this thread smile.gif

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sprout you can 'stuff my stocking' any time.
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sprout you can 'stuff my stocking' any time.


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post #655 of 4904
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Originally Posted by LynahFaithful View Post

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Originally Posted by HarleyBob View Post

I now have 90 of David's ties. I would guess that I have 20+ grenadines. They have become my go to ties. I much prefer the grossas over the finas. They are incredibly classy, tone down any patterned shirt and compliment most every suit. My favorite colors are the slate blue, olive green and the dark sienna. I have the navy, bitter chocolate, burgundy, blacks, etc., but I find the three colors above to be the most interesting and the ones I use the most.

My new favorite grenadine arrived this week..a grossa solid - dark purple/black. If you don't have one of these - get one. My grenadines are also my go to ties. Also got a reppe stripe #15, the one in david's avatar. It is also a great tie. I don't have any pictures. As always, great service and advice. Thanks David.


Lynah Faithful,

I am very happy that you liked your order.

Zeero3,


Forgive the question, but I've searched and came up empty. I think grenadines are beauties (especially grossa); however, I don't know their formality--when to, when not to wear them. Are they acceptable for business suits, formal events, sport coats, or whatever you feel like? I feel the weave gives them an air of informality, but they look so formal at the same time.

Grenadines are worn very often to the office and to weddings and to dinner and around town... I am not sure when you would not wear them.

Cuttingboard,

Awesome!!! I received my first Drake's Grossa in burgundy to compare to David's and I must say, I think David's is every bit as good, actually, better than the Drake's for half the price. Glad I only paid $67 for the Drake's grenadine. Now...this doesn't mean that David gets to raise prices!!satisfied.gif

Thank you for your kind words. As to told to me by a former Drakes employee Drakes uses beautiful silk like we do and probably pure wool interlining as we do (although I am not sure). Where we differ is that all our ties are bespoke/custom made and Drakes primarily makes ready made ties many at a time and a small number of made to measure ties.

Our ties will be handcrafted very slowly to your preferences.

The slow crafting and personalized attention is what makes the best ties. You can still find small family shops in Italy and occasionally elsewhere in France and Europe that make bespoke ties slowly like we do.

Don't worry about us raising our prices we have kept the same prices for years and have no intention of raising our prices.

Actually we lowered our grenadine prices this year by making a 4-fold construction our standard classic construction - we no longer make 3-folds and our prices have remained the same, although our overall costs have gone up quite a bit.
post #656 of 4904
David, have you ever considered doing knits? I know I'd buy some from you in a heart beat.
post #657 of 4904
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Originally Posted by LynahFaithful View Post

My new favorite grenadine arrived this week..a grossa solid - dark purple/black. If you don't have one of these - get one. My grenadines are also my go to ties. Also got a reppe stripe #15, the one in david's avatar. It is also a great tie. I don't have any pictures. As always, great service and advice. Thanks David.

I have the dark purple/black and in fact I wore it last week to my daughters wedding. All the other men had matching ties that were purchased by the groom's family. I said I would rather wear my own tie. The grenadine matched pretty close to the others, but I guarantee I received many more compliments on my tie than did anyone else.

As to when to wear a grenadine, I think just about anytime is appropriate. You can wear it in a business setting with a suit without any problem or if you are wearing a patterned sportcoat, especially a heavier weave like a herringbone or a camelhair, it works great with those as well.
post #658 of 4904
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Originally Posted by HarleyBob View Post

As to when to wear a grenadine, I think just about anytime is appropriate. You can wear it in a business setting with a suit without any problem or if you are wearing a patterned sportcoat, especially a heavier weave like a herringbone or a camelhair, it works great with those as well.

I've been floating his for a bit now, but I think the grossa weave will be better with most herringbones, whereas fina will be better with a sharkskin suit or something like that.
post #659 of 4904

Just got my first grenadine... awesome. If someone could weave a cloud into a necktie, it would feel like this. I definitely will be going 4-fold for the next grenadines I order though... the 6-fold is pretty bulky.

 

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post #660 of 4904
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Originally Posted by GradSchooler View Post

David, have you ever considered doing knits? I know I'd buy some from you in a heart beat.

Add me to that list, I would love a few Hober knit ties.
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