Any thoughts on the veratility of this tie? (Tie Your Tie for NMWA)
I am thinking with mainly winter spotcoats, herringbone tweed, blue checks, maybe flannel blazer.....
What I see on this picture is probably a wool tie, untipped with rolled edges? I posted a picture of a very similar tie in this thread before Christmas. If it's as thick as mine, it's probably very wintery, I wear mine a lot with thick wool cardigans and tweed jackets in both navy and "warm" tweed grey. I would normally say that wearing two herringbone items at the same time is too much, but on this tie the pattern is barely visible, so I think it can work with a herringbone jacket as well.
As far as shirts are concerned, I think it's pretty versatile, too. Checks would do better than stripes, though.
Sounds like it's made of very nice fabric. The construction (untipped) is probably an indicator of thickness (I'm no expert though). Overall, it looks like a very nice, pretty versatile and somewhat "cosy" casual-to-semi-formal tie. You'll like it. It might be a bit difficult to tie into a nice knot though, but you'll get there.
Ask Greg about the thickness. He will be happy to tie a knot for you. My TyT NMWA tie is a bit thicker though I do quite like it. Here's a pic that was part of the recent WAYWRN kerfuffle.
I'd prefer a slightly smaller knot but this tie is from a thicker cloth (NMWA still has it; it's a lovely copper color).
I had Cappelli make me a dark brown tie like the above, which weighs less than a feather, the lightest lining, hand-rolled edges. Beautiful soft hand (100% cashmere). Worn here with a summer jacket as I had just received it last August and popped it on to post in the Cappelli thread.
What about grenadine blends (grenadine /cashmere or linen )? Does this hold true for basically anything over 3 folds or would perhaps a 6 fold lined tie respond better over time?
Edit: I Just noticed you offer both the 4 fold and a lined 6 fold; quite the difference in price might I add
Received the Battisti ties pretty quickly from eHaberdasher.
I adjusted photos slightly to try to accurately reflect color. First impressions are good. Both were advertised as 3.2" in width. The rust melange was only 3". Not that big of a deal.
The blue printed wool challis is beautiful and has a soft hand. The interlining is light/medium and feels springy. It ties a great knot and drapes well but feels a little fragile.
The rust wool melange has a bit more texture than I had expected from online photos but I still like it. The wool feels thicker than the blue and it doesn't seem to have any interlining which is a good thing. It also ties a great knot and drapes well.
Both ties seem to be great at the price point I got them at ($55/ea), but I don't think I would pay retail for them ($200+). I have only tried them on to give my thoughts but will update upon first wearing.
They both look absolutely lovely, especially the printed wool. At 55$ per piece it was a a great buy, congratulations.
I still haven't pulled the trigger on my new tie order... What do you think about the idea of a solid purple shantung 7-fold, or lined six-fold?
I'm looking to place an order next Tuesday, however I'm on the West coast PM for more details
Drake do nice ties but I just feel they're really overpriced, especially as one of the members here said that they're non bespoke :/ Not worth the cash imo