I am currently in the process of upgrading/redoing my business wardrobe. When it comes to ties I'm pretty basic. I like various solids and then I like stripes and that is it for my business wardrobe (I have a wider selection for non-business). Because I don't have a lot variety in patterns and design, I look for variety in other ways. For example, for my solid ties I have grenadine fina, grossa, twill, oxford weave etc. Looking at stripes, I'm considering adding some Irish Poplin and Mogador. I have never owned either and am wondering what are the practical differences between the two, and how they compare to 100 percent silk. I understand that Irish Poplin is silk and wool, and Mogador is cotton and silk, and I have read that both have a more matte appearance than 100 percent silk, which makes sense and I generally prefer a more matte appearance. What other differences are there? What else can be said about them? Do they tie as good a knot as a good 100 percent silk tie?