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Woven vs. Print: The Great Tie Battle

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by mktitsworth, Aug 17, 2011.

Which do you prefer?

  1. Woven

    12 vote(s)
    66.7%
  2. Printed

    6 vote(s)
    33.3%
  1. mktitsworth

    mktitsworth Well-Known Member

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    Weaves provide texture and body that can't be had otherwise, but printing provides options which may not be possible otherwise. A solid woven tie can still have a pattern, but prints can present patterns which might be ostentatious if woven in a somber, soporific manner. Which do you prefer?

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  2. SpooPoker

    SpooPoker Well-Known Member

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    Printed for more formal, woven for more interesting, less serious days.
     
  3. mktitsworth

    mktitsworth Well-Known Member

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    And there's very good reason for that. Tit for tat though, in general I prefer woven ties to printed. I like texture.
     
  4. aj_del

    aj_del Well-Known Member

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    This is like asking whether you like tits or ass. I like both
     
  5. SpooPoker

    SpooPoker Well-Known Member

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    I bet you do, buddy. :smarmy:
     
  6. mktitsworth

    mktitsworth Well-Known Member

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    Sure. As do I. It's not meant to be a binding choice of sides from which you can never return. It's meant to be fun and a little stupid. The name is tongue in cheek. I brought it up because, while reading Soporific Tie Porn, Recent Purchases, and the Hober appreciation thread, there did seem to be a dichotomy.
     
  7. Guero

    Guero Well-Known Member

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    This. Yesterday, all day in the office -- woven. Today, meet with top regulator of oil and gas business in TX -- print.
     
  8. Bowtiedlad93

    Bowtiedlad93 Well-Known Member

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    I prefer them both actually but might favor women ties a slight bit more.
     
  9. CharlesAlexander

    CharlesAlexander Well-Known Member

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    Woven if I had to choose, but I love a good print.
     
  10. CharlesAlexander

    CharlesAlexander Well-Known Member

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    double post
     
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  11. The Upright Man

    The Upright Man Well-Known Member

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    Woven for me - as I tend to not be in formal situations as often.
     
  12. UrbanComposition

    UrbanComposition Well-Known Member

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    Woven is great, but the unfortunate side effect of the more common woven ties is the sheen. For this reason, if the tie has a pattern, sometimes it's best to opt for a printed tie. Unless you're at a wedding, or wearing a tie for evening wear, shiny ties are to be avoided.
     
  13. sellahi22

    sellahi22 Well-Known Member

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    Low end printed ties are awful - shiny, ugly designs, fragile, etc.

    At the high end I would choose printed almost every time, with the exception of grenadines etc. The drape, knots, colors, designs, and feel are far superior.
     

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