It's time to buy a bow tie for my new Tuxedo. Of course it will be grosgrain to match the facing BUT the big question is, Butterfly vs Diamond Point?
Does anyone have pictures of a Diamond Point bow with peak lapel tux?
I spoke to them about making that exact tie a few weeks ago. They sent me a sample of the material to see how it compared to the grosgrain which I was looking for to match my tux. it is very nice, ribs are not as pronounced as the tux which I was hoping for. It is certainly on my list of choices and think it would make a great addition.
If you end up buying one, please snap a few picture and post them.
Personally, I think the cotton pique is too informal (if nice) looking. Upon closer inspection, I can see that the grain of Cordial Churchman's faille is too subtle (as noted by Brianpore).
My other options for faille / grosgrain in a diamond point are presently from Le Noeud Papillon (http://lenoeudpapillon.blogspot.com/2012/03/do-you-recall-clarence-carter-bow-i.html) and R Hanauer (http://www.bowties.com/index.cfm/p/products/range/105/cat/341/subcat/0.htm). The former is exactly what I'm looking for at a price that I can't justify; the latter amounts to settling, which no one wants to do when literally dressing one's best.
Any other options?
I have this one, as well as a standard butterfly grosgrain. Much prefer the diamond point.