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could you elaborate on that possibly? particularly what you think calls for knit and what calls for grenadine, and why.
First, I am kind of lukewarm on grenadine. I do have several but I wear them only with suits these days. For me they are for when I want to look "English," basically a solid suit, 3-piece more often that not, a busy shirt, which calls for a solid tie. Also, I prefer the more matte grenadines to the shinier ones and I like the honeycomb weave more than the standard.

I no longer like or wear any tie on the upper half of the formal scale with an odd jacket. Knits are my go-to. Or, repp stripes. Or, wool or linen for seasonality. Certainly not grenadine, which I consider more formal.
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As woven silk, are grenadines on the same formality level as reppe silk?

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Manton, do you wear square or pointed knit ties?

Also, what is the range of watch sizes that good tasters are wearing? My favorite watch I own is a Hamilton Jazzmaster Open Heart which is 40mm which I think is fine. I ask because I was just browsing the Panerai thread on the main page that was bumped from '08 where it seems Foo expressed a liking for Panerai's which surprised me due to their general hulking size. Perhaps his opinion has changed in the years since?
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Manton, good info, thanks. i fear then you would not love my choice for today.

and here i was feeling good about it til now. frown.gif

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^ Speaking of reppe... lol8[1].gif

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lol, yup, saw your post right before i posted that.
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Now that we're talking aboout tie formality, I've been searching through Cappelli's site looking for madder silks. Found a couple (Patrizio confirmed they are madders) and will probably order, but I also liked this one, which is actually a regular twill (not madder):

 

 

Since the pattern looks kinda like one of those old madder designs, I'm wondering if this tie is wearable with an odd jacket? It would be for spring/summer worsted odd jackets. Or is it too business-y?

post #6188 of 12577
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This is not a "rule" but I don't like those kinds of ties with odd jackets. I love them with suits.
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First, I am kind of lukewarm on grenadine. I do have several but I wear them only with suits these days. For me they are for when I want to look "English," basically a solid suit, 3-piece more often that not, a busy shirt, which calls for a solid tie. Also, I prefer the more matte grenadines to the shinier ones and I like the honeycomb weave more than the standard.

I no longer like or wear any tie on the upper half of the formal scale with an odd jacket. Knits are my go-to. Or, repp stripes. Or, wool or linen for seasonality. Certainly not grenadine, which I consider more formal.

I like grenadine with blazer and grey flannels.

 

I can't wear knits (they are too long, and have associations over here - at least for me).  With odd jackets, I typically wear wool or ancient madder ties (so would be interested in the response to the later post about madder).  If one leaves aside linen, are there any good options for the summer?

post #6190 of 12577
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Well why leave aside linen ties? They are nice.

But other than that, if you don't like knits, then repp stripes.
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This is not a "rule" but I don't like those kinds of ties with odd jackets. I love them with suits.

 

Buggeration.

 

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Well why leave aside linen ties? They are nice.

But other than that, if you don't like knits, then repp stripes.

 

Oh likewise, but I wouldn't wear them exclusively.  I'm buggered on repp stripes too (the UK stripes thing).
 

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Isn't the repp stripe = casual an American thing?

 

I thought they were considered formal in the UK, though maybe I'm mixing up stripe types.

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Isn't the repp stripe = casual an American thing?
possibly.

Over here there is no deep tradition of only wearing the stripes you have some association with. BB has been making stripes for years that have no connection to any school or anything. So, if you like the colors, you just wear the tie.
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RD, that's a great choice. I just got a recent shipment of ties from Patrizio a few days ago. Here's one of them:



Personally I do wear neats with odd jacket. Although in this case it's with a suit, it's a "sporty" suit.
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Originally Posted by RDiaz View Post

Isn't the repp stripe = casual an American thing?

 

I thought they were considered formal in the UK, though maybe I'm mixing up stripe types.


The problem is the Scylla of flying under false colours and the Charybdis of flaunting institutional affiliation.  Too much risk of ending up wearing the colours of some obscure regiment or of being seen (like one of our former Deputy Prime Ministers) as being the sort who 'wore his Guards tie a little too often'.  In other words, a British class CF.

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