I'm only posting recs from NMWA and Henry Carter on this as gdl and Henry Carter are the only AV's that are really active in the community. Oh, and Shibumi and Panta. They coo This one is really nice, but I'm iffy about patterned grenadines, as I think you are as well. Still. Good for S/S The colors say F/W. I say the texture says it as well (though tradition says otherwise). Still, it's beautiful. This one is nice. And it has an added bonus of one of @gdl203 's pubic hairs. That isn't beard. This shibumi has some fantastic colors. It may require you to own a linen jacket though to really wear well. This will probably be my next tie. Which is a pretty strong endorsement. Because I never buy bad ties. I especially never buy thick, horizontally striped knits that are super hard to wear. One of the few patterned grenadines I feel comfortable getting behind. I think that the pattern is wide enough that the weave doesn't interfere visually. Panta and HC aren't stocking any striped ties at the moment. So. Sad face. Also, Stitchy, you might check out Mountain & Sackett. Made in America. Cares about autism. I care about autism. So. That's a good substitute for being involved in SF as a member (as opposed to as just an AV). Plus super reasonably priced.