I am still trying to decide on the Hober Grenadine type: Grossa, Fina, Prometeo or Piccola.
Any thoughts on these four different types? Its hard to really tell in a picture. Piccola seems to be my favorite so far.
Well, I believe that the grossa and prometeo are the coarser weaves. If the tie is solid (i.e., not patterned) I personally would prefer one of them for exactly that reason since in a solid tie the interest tends to be in the texture.
If the tie has a pattern I might consider one of the others, but it would depend on how the pattern interacts with the weave.
Ultimately, you're the one who's paying for it and wearing it, of course.
I have grenadines in all four and like all four. Fina is more 'below the radar'; grossa is more noticeable. If you need to fly below the radar, then fina is a better bet.(*) Personally I like grossa best of all, although piccola is very nice too.
Here's David's side by side comparison: http://www.samhober.com/grenadine.htm
(*) Someone once said on one of these boards that a grossa had been mistaken for a knit. This doesn't strike me as a real world problem, but I can see in a very conservative environment that may be a cause of concern (given that a solid grenadine of any weave is a relatively formal tie and a knit decidedly is not).
Thanks. Grossa sounds sensible given its added texture. I hadnt thought of that nuance.
Is it just me or is this a great tie?! I hope it comes back in stock soon.
Interesting point. Thanks. I never made that connection ("school boy") myself but now that you mention it I can understand why some might make that association.
I agree that the BB in the photo looks very nice. By the way, I like the shirt too. What is it?
Took your advice and went to TM Lewin and they had a sale on. Got this tie:
Now that I've seen the (much larger) sale online, thinking of ordering a few more. I gather these are the right colours(?!), so help me out with which ones to buy?
or perhaps this brown knit instead? http://www.tmlewin.co.uk/Brown-Knitted-Silk-Tie/505158743085,en_GB,pd.html?start=48&cgid=Mens-Ties&prefn1=pattern&prefv1=Plain
Should I be looking at getting a silver/grey tie at this point as well? Bearing in mind so far I only have the one tie I posted above! Perhaps one of these? http://www.tmlewin.co.uk/Silver-Herringbone-Silk-Tie/505276434011,en_GB,pd.html?start=21&cgid=Mens-Ties&prefn1=pattern&prefv1=Plain or http://www.tmlewin.co.uk/Grey-Ottoman-Silk-Tie/505097560077,en_GB,pd.html?start=26&cgid=Mens-Ties&prefn1=pattern&prefv1=Plain
These are the best prices i've seen recently so thought i'd get a few while I can.