I can live with paying €25 because ties reach me the day after shipping, but if you are concerned about shipping costs that much, maybe you could ask if he would be willing to ship through postal service?
No problemo With the lighter lining and this kind of silk the tie feels pretty much like a Marinella, but with more evidence of hand stitching, and I'd say the interlining has superior drape.
thanks. I ordered 5 ties to get the free shipping. If I work at the knot enough, I can get a decent FIH, but I too found the lining very thick. I'll ask for a lighter lining on my next order.