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Neckties: A Discussion Thread

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Claghorn, Sep 15, 2015.

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  1. MrTRC

    MrTRC Senior Member

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    Well, there is only so much SF affiliates or SF-approved brands one can purchase from before the repo men come in[​IMG]

    On a serious note, Hober is also in my future.
     
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    A question.

    As we all know, ‘grenadine’ is a weave, not a raw material. Does anyone have experience of a grenadine made from something other than silk?

    Cheers,

    Ac
     


  3. Sam Hober

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    Ac,

    I do typically refer to grenadine as a loose weave but it is also referred to as a type of silk fabric.

    And looking at rolls of it in our fabric room I think of it as a raw material.

    We make grenadine ties with a cashmere/silk mix and there is a subtle difference in the final feeling.

    The cashmere/silk grenadine makes a slightly tighter and smaller knot. And the texture has a cashmere feeling.

    I wear grenadines year round of all types but some might say that the cashmere ones are more of a fall/winter tie.
     


  4. Count de Monet

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    David cuts mine at 3 5/8 and they are perfect for me. But, I'm 6'2" and ... not skinny.[​IMG]

    The green ground wool challis I have on today is my favorite with brown odd jackets.

    I highly recommend Hober ties. The quality is excellent and the personalized customer service is almost unbelievable.
     


  5. turkoftheplains

    turkoftheplains Senior Member

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    The "king of the 3 inch tie" thing is also funny because 3 inches is not really all that skinny-- I'd say it's at the narrowest end of good taste. Of course good taste is not terribly surprising considering who the source turned out to be.

    I will be buying a Hober at some point in the very near future-- the only question is which one.
     
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    No, 3 inch is not all that skinny, but remember, when Kent took on his title 10+ years ago the trend in tie widths had fluctuated toward the wide-end of good taste (3.75"!). I believe his moniker was more of a rallying cry to put a halt to the ever-widening trend (4" - don't go there!) and return to a more reasonable width, especially for skinnier guys...
     
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    picture please...sounds like a nice tie (the green wool challis).
     


  8. Academic2

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    The people who go to Hober sooner rather than later are those, like me, for whom for whatever reason the usual off-rack-tie doesn’t work. In my case they’re too long.

    It just takes other folks longer to make the discovery, I think
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    Cheers,

    Ac
     


  9. Count de Monet

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    Well, I like it. I wish the burgundy version were still available.

    [insert obligatory disclaimer/excuse of poor lighting, cell phone, etc.]

    [​IMG]
     


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    Here are 2 questions:

    1. Are unlined ties too informal for a wedding? I'm the groom btw, the unlined tie I just purchased is a green grenadine from Berg&Berg and the tip is pretty much see through.

    2. Will green grenadine and navy suit go with grey bridesmaids dresses and white/lavender flower colors?
     
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    What makes you and your future wife happy is the most important thing to consider.

    The fact that you are mentioning the see-through tipping says that it is a concern - you don't want anything bothering you on your wedding day.
     


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    Sam, how are your grenadines? Are they unlined as well?
     


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