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Forgive me for not knowing exchange rates and how that will play here but you'll do well to beat @Henry Carter for a high quality grenadine

http://www.henrycarter.com.au/shop/ties/
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@Claghorn I saw today on Paul's tumble that he is getting his first bespoke commission from B&Tailor
post #16878 of 37396
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Originally Posted by EFV View Post

I can highly recommend the grenadine ties from Andrews ties. Hand rolled edges and good thickness of the lining. Unfortunately they run out of forest green and chocolate brown really fast, but they'll probably restock sooner or later. The price is great too (~$64):

http://www.andrewsties.se/index.php?cPath=74_62_76
They look a little on the shiny side to me. Are they that way in person?
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Forgive me for not knowing exchange rates and how that will play here but you'll do well to beat @Henry Carter for a high quality grenadine

http://www.henrycarter.com.au/shop/ties/
So @Claghorn you think
That would be a good next step?
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Yes, but don't focus on grenadines alone. There are plenty of other great fabrics for a solid tie.
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Originally Posted by Murlsquirl View Post

Yes, but don't focus on grenadines alone. There are plenty of other great fabrics for a solid tie.


If I am looking for something that can maybe be worn 1-2 times per week, what would be the most versatile fabric? Just a regular silk? Especially since this will probably be one of the nicest ties I currently own (most of my ties are thrifted or gifted from family). 

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They look a little on the shiny side to me. Are they that way in person?

post #16883 of 37396
What is the work environment you are in? A chocolate brown and midnight gren will go a long way. Throw in a striped, three, and I think that would work well. Do you wear a tie every day?
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Also, Grenadines and repp ties will give you a basic starting point. But if you have a lot already even if thrifted then go slowly on acquisitions. SF can be unhealthy in a way in that it tends to promote occasional buying frenzies.
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Originally Posted by TweedyProf View Post

What is the work environment you are in? A chocolate brown and midnight gren will go a long way. Throw in a striped, three, and I think that would work well. Do you wear a tie every day?
I work at an oil and gas company. Mostly business casual if your just in the office to business pro if you're meeting with clients. I'm trying to build out my ties to stuff I can wear more regularly and don't have a hard time pairing.

Edit: @TweedyProf you are definitely right. I have plenty currently and now I'm just looking to expand to stuff I can go to as a bread and butter kind of thing instead of staring at my closet/tie rack to figure out pairings every morning.
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Let me then suggest the midnight and chocolate grenadine fina for versatility. Any of the affiliates are good. You can PM them. With ET It might run you about $140 including ship (SF discount and VAT removed)
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Originally Posted by aglose View Post


If I am looking for something that can maybe be worn 1-2 times per week, what would be the most versatile fabric? Just a regular silk? Especially since this will probably be one of the nicest ties I currently own (most of my ties are thrifted or gifted from family). 

Grenadines can be pretty fragile and I don't know if I'd wear the same one 1-2 times per week. I really like wool for solid ties...challis, donegal, blends, etc.
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Yeah. You can get pulls and stretching. Knot
Without yanking hard, do reverse untie, and let it recover for a few days.
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Originally Posted by TweedyProf View Post

Yeah. You can get pulls and stretching. Knot
Without yanking hard, do reverse untie, and let it recover for a few days.
Letting it recover for a few days shouldn't be bad. I do have quite a few ties that I can rotate them through.

@TweedyProf $140 would be nice. I looked at Hober and it was about $165 or so for both a brown and burgundy.

Oh one more question, what is the best way to store ties? I have three tie racks that came built into my closet, but you mentioned stretching so a tie rack would accentuate that problem right?
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My oldest grenadines haven't had any issues yet, but I'm really careful with them. You definitely need to be extra mindful.

I think a solid repp would be a little dull, even for my taste. I'd look for something blended, like silk-linen or silk-wool, if we've decided against grenadines. Also, I think finer weaves may be a little less proem to snags than larger weaves.

Regardless, brown and navy are a good start, unless you rarely wear gray suits, in which case brown and burgundy would be better.
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