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post #841 of 1082

How do you find this one (I mean both the tie and the knot)? IT's my first  six-fold.

 

post #842 of 1082

A nice tie for someone who is not afraid to pay full retail.

http://www.yoox.com/us/46457028OE/item#dept=men&sts=sr_men80&cod10=46457028OE&sizeId=1

post #843 of 1082

Do you like Drake's knitted ties or the softer Italian kind? List pros/cons.

post #844 of 1082
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Originally Posted by sprout2 View Post
 

Do you like Drake's knitted ties or the softer Italian kind? List pros/cons.


It would be presumptuous of me to say my Italian knit ties ($55) are better than Drake's knit ties. There are many things in our "clothing" world that are personal preference. This is one of them.

Paul Winston

Winston Tailors/www.chippneckwear.com

post #845 of 1082

That is neither a pro nor a con

post #846 of 1082

Two months since a post here?

 

Question: how much do ties such as wool and shantung stretch?

 

In measuring some of my ties for sale recently I was surprised to find their lengths longer than expected. E.g. a bespoke challis tie I had made comes out at 61 inches in length but I'm pretty sure I asked for about 59 perhaps 59.5. In general, my wool ties tend to measure longer than expected, 60-62 inches. Is this stretch or are sellers inaccurate in measurement.

 

We know the lore is that grenadines and knits will tend to stretch, but other fabrics?

post #847 of 1082
Thread Starter 
Depends on the wool. I was curious about it too a few months ago. This wool tie



has stretched some. It's fuzzier and maybe more loosely woven. Whereas this denser wool tie from Calabrese hasn't stretched at all despite being worn more frequently

post #848 of 1082

@Claghorn  how about that tan Conrad Wu tie you wear. I'm curious about how shantung holds up. 

post #849 of 1082
Thread Starter 
What are the original measurements? I'll measure it when I get home; it definitely gets enough wear so that if shantung does stretch, this'll show it. Assuming the listed measurements are dead on (unlikely)
post #850 of 1082
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Originally Posted by TweedyProf View Post
 

Two months since a post here?

 

Question: how much do ties such as wool and shantung stretch?

 

In measuring some of my ties for sale recently I was surprised to find their lengths longer than expected. E.g. a bespoke challis tie I had made comes out at 61 inches in length but I'm pretty sure I asked for about 59 perhaps 59.5. In general, my wool ties tend to measure longer than expected, 60-62 inches. Is this stretch or are sellers inaccurate in measurement.

 

We know the lore is that grenadines and knits will tend to stretch, but other fabrics?

 

Should do not stretch it handled with care, specially do not pull agressively when untie the knot.

 

Shangtung should do not stretch by any reason.

post #851 of 1082

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Number 2 too bright a purple? Looking for an 'eggplant' colour neat... missed out on a nice Shibumi one which is now out of stock. :( I tend to go more for the style of number 1.

post #852 of 1082
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Originally Posted by Claghorn View Post

What are the original measurements? I'll measure it when I get home; it definitely gets enough wear so that if shantung does stretch, this'll show it. Assuming the listed measurements are dead on (unlikely)


I'm finding a lot of variability in tie measurements from Drake's, I mean all over the place. Yes, if you have a chance, I'd be curious about the length. I suspect Sartodi is right about shantungs and stretching but would be good to hear other people's experiences.

post #853 of 1082
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Number 2 too bright a purple? Looking for an 'eggplant' colour neat... missed out on a nice Shibumi one which is now out of stock. frown.gif I tend to go more for the style of number 1.

IMHO number two is the winner here, it's all subjective of course. I have a couple of purple knits though and yet to add to that. I do have a lovely EG Cappelli PS though smile.gif
post #854 of 1082
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Originally Posted by TweedyProf View Post


I'm finding a lot of variability in tie measurements from Drake's, I mean all over the place. Yes, if you have a chance, I'd be curious about the length. I suspect Sartodi is right about shantungs and stretching but would be good to hear other people's experiences.

Very interesting TP, my shantung's measure as new

Without measuring I know my Drakes grenadines have stretched, I accept Sartodi is likely right that it is my fault. Nevertheless, my EGC grenadine (of a similar construction) have not and are treated in the same casual manner.
post #855 of 1082
Ty sir. I am only after one purple neat as it won't be a staple.... But still nice to have and wear on occasion! I have to occasionally move away from navy, burgundy and some shade of green!
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