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POLL: Grenadine ties: Do you prefer big or small weave?

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Reevolving, Sep 13, 2011.

Which do you prefer?

Poll closed Sep 21, 2011.
  1. Grenadine Garza Grossa (big "knitted" weave)

    14 vote(s)
    58.3%
  2. Grenadine Garza Fina (small wave)

    10 vote(s)
    41.7%
  1. Elegantly Wasted

    Elegantly Wasted Well-Known Member

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    You are not asking this in order to decide which one to buy, right? :nest:
     
  2. ter1413

    ter1413 Well-Known Member

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    I like the silk(bigger weave) better...though I can wear either set with the right outfit.
    Just personal preference...
     
  3. Ianiceman

    Ianiceman Well-Known Member

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    I have a few of each and like them equally. But for the garza grossa fans, beware of getting pulls and loops. The garza finas are probably a bit more resistant to this.
     
  4. Reevolving

    Reevolving Well-Known Member

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    If I were, I would be doing what every SF member already does, implicitly.
    If you haven't noticed, there is a massive "groupthink" effect at SF.
    They all hate/worshsip the same styles & brands, for the most part.
    (eg: square toed shoes vs. longwings, baggy untucked shirts vs. slim fit, Gucci vs. RLPL, coat length, # of vents, center vent, 3 button vs. 2, low gorge, etc)

    But, to answer your question, I prefer garza grossa.
     
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  5. GTR

    GTR Well-Known Member

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    Yet you continue to solicit advice.
     
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  6. SpooPoker

    SpooPoker Well-Known Member

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    I have both, but prefer garza fina.
     
  7. TexasDan

    TexasDan Well-Known Member

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    I like the garza grossas better, but the pulls have been a problem. May try the finas for next order.
     
  8. Ianiceman

    Ianiceman Well-Known Member

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    Paul Winston for about $50. Can't go wrong!
     
  9. MadAboutPlaid

    MadAboutPlaid Well-Known Member

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    I guess it's SF groupthink, but this is a great example of how this forum helps people out. I was probably 75% "SF Approved" prior to finding the forum - meaning, I wasn't walking around looking like an idiot before I found SF. However, I had never heard of a Grenadine tie. I haven't purchased one yet, but am planning on it - something very useful that I have learned here.

    Now the knit ones with the flat bottoms? I still can't see myself wearing one of those.
     
  10. Salad

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    Grossa, for me.
     
  11. Elegantly Wasted

    Elegantly Wasted Well-Known Member

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    I got one last spring, on sale, 100% white silk. I get compliments on it everytime I wear it.
     
  12. Ianiceman

    Ianiceman Well-Known Member

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    Yeah but the knit ones with the flat bottoms (sometimes called 'sock ties'?) aren't really grenadines at all, although it could be argued they aren't a whole lot different to the uninitiated. Grenadines offer classy sophistication and allow a solid tie to be worn but with the added subtle texture of the weave which takes it beyond shiny satin silk solids. Knit ties to me are a lot less formal. All IMO of course.
     
  13. Pliny

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    QFT- prefer the look of the grossa, but unless u get regular manicures isa tricky bugger
     
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  14. Pliny

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    they're just a staple casual tie option in the English wardrobe, usu with country (Tattersall) shirts.
    Great with Tweed or shawl collars
     
  15. Achilles_

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    Do your fingers snag on it?
     
  16. Master Shake

    Master Shake Well-Known Member

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    I preferred grossa in the past, but now I prefer fina.
     
  17. Parker

    Parker Well-Known Member

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    Both are great. Just depends what else you're wearing with it.
     
  18. coolshoes

    coolshoes Well-Known Member

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    They are my go-to tie when wearing a SC with nice jeans. It's a great look and gets many compliments, although I wear Drake's which have a richer, more substantial look than any other flat-bottom knit maker I have found.
     
  19. deveandepot1

    deveandepot1 Well-Known Member

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    I am a fan of both. If I was forced to pick one, I guess I would pick a tie with a small weave.
     

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