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post #301 of 358
Knits should be skinnier than a comparable non-knit tie. One reason I am not a fan of them (plus I don't really care for the squared off bottom).
post #302 of 358

What the knit lacks in width, it more than makes up in character. A 2.5" knit, or 2.75" will look much more substantial than a regular 2.5"/2.75" woven. I prefer my woven ties between 3" and 3.25". I also didn't like them till I got them. I still like grenadines more, but see knits as more useful. 

post #303 of 358
^ To each his own. I have absolutely no issues wearing grenadines with an odd jacket (I find the texture of the grenadine complements the texture in a lot of odd jackets and find texture, color and pattern to be far more important than whether grenadines are seen by a small number of people as too formal for odd jackets) but would never wear a knit tie (even if I liked them) with a suit. If you wear a lot of odd jackets and very few suits, however, I could see how you might prefer knits.
post #304 of 358
^^^^ As I stated up thread, and as Archibald better explains just above, the texture of a grenadine, particularly with a grossa, works well with many odd jackets. That's why I regard mine as so versitile. In fact I have my Bitter Chocolate on today with a sport coat.
post #305 of 358
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Originally Posted by Count de Monet View Post

^^^^ As I stated up thread, and as Archibald better explains just above, the texture of a grenadine, particularly with a grossa, works well with many odd jackets. That's why I regard mine as so versitile. In fact I have my Bitter Chocolate on today with a sport coat.


Are you able to post pics when u get a chance?

post #306 of 358

^ Here is a pic from last week - Kent Wang navy grenadine grossa with a brown sportcoat. Thought it worked decently enough.

 

post #307 of 358
Mediocre photographs, but a couple examples of a grenadine tie with an odd jacket are below.


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Originally Posted by archibaldleach View Post

Mediocre photographs, but a couple examples of a grenadine tie with an odd jacket are below.


 

The pics illustrate your point very well. The texture of the grenadine matching the texture of your sport coats.

I like solid ties, but will invest in grenadine instead of the plain variety bcos they seem more versatile and visually appealing.

post #309 of 358
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Originally Posted by PiCcolocV View Post
 

^ Here is a pic from last week - Kent Wang navy grenadine grossa with a brown sportcoat. Thought it worked decently enough.

 

 

I think the colors match really well. Love your tie!

I started with tiebar bcos any mistake I make want cost me much :) .. but I'm now convinced about getting a grenadine in navy blue from Kent Wang or Sam Hober for the more dressier occasions.

post #310 of 358

What about a forest green grenadine such as http://www.exquisitetrimmings.com/products/Ties/Forest-Green-Double-Warp-Fine-Weave.html. How versatile is this one? I think it would go well with a blue or navy suit, not so sure about mid-grey.

post #311 of 358
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Originally Posted by Terpo View Post

What about a forest green grenadine such as http://www.exquisitetrimmings.com/products/Ties/Forest-Green-Double-Warp-Fine-Weave.html. How versatile is this one? I think it would go well with a blue or navy suit, not so sure about mid-grey.

Quite versatile IMO. I think it would be fine with a mid-grey suit (I actually prefer very dark ties with medium grey or lighter suits). I also like to pair it with some odd jackets.
post #312 of 358

If it's not too much of a bother could someone anwser; how is square spiral pattern called?

And is it considered some kind of faux pas on SF to wear one? Didn't see much of them around.

post #313 of 358

My $45 pre-order grenadine from The Knottery just arrived; I imagine others have now received theirs too, or are about to. 

 

I'll try to post a pic when my schedule allows.  Might not be this week.

 

Cheers,

 

Ac

post #314 of 358
I got an email this morning from The Knottery stating they now have grenadines up for preorder in 3.25 and 3.5" widths. That's nice to hear, as their previous 3" grenadines are too skinny for my taste. I'm very happy with my Hober grenadines, but at $50, I'm tempted to try one from The Knottery. Need to add a black one to my collection.
post #315 of 358

Here are a couple of quick shots of the Knottery burgundy grenadine I mentioned a couple of posts back.  The color is most accurate in the first photo.  I also attach a copy of close-ups so you can see the weave if you want; these make the color look lighter than it actually is, however.

 

 

 

Click for close-ups: (Click to show)

 

 

 

 

 

 

It’s heavier and stiffer than my Drake’s grenadine, a result of different interlining I assume.   The stiffness may very well diminish over time as the tie gets broken in, of course.

 

They’ve now announced that they’re taking pre-orders for wider (3.5 inch) grenadines:

 

http://theknottery.com/grenadine-tie-special-wide-pre-order-burgundy-3-5.html

 

They’re now $10 more than before, but at $50 they’re still certainly worth considering.

 

Cheers,

 

Ac

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