Neckties: A Discussion Thread

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  1. Claghorn

    Claghorn Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    You can get them unlined, though if you do, it's probably a good idea to get them with multiple folds (as opposed to three). That being said, I have an unlined three fold from Hober. It is insanely light.
     


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    If I am understanding your concern correctly, it is that you don't want the tip to be see-through--you should be asking for the tie to be "tipped" (as opposed to untipped). "Unlined" means no interlining in the body of the tie, and has nothing to do with the appearance of the tip. In general, since grenadine is a loose weave, an interlining is desirable since it helps to prevent stretching of the tie with use.
     


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    Slipperman,

    Sorry for any confusion but Sam Hober doesn't offer any ties for sale.

    Only ties that are custom ordered so we can make an unlined grenadine but I don't suggest it - I think there is a good reason for necktie interlinings and almost always they are a good idea.

    Many gentlemen do like untipped grenadine ties with rolled edges.

    Sam (Samantha my daughter who is 9 years old) is focused on designing doll clothing at the moment. She is doing well with pattern making.
     


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    D'oh my apologies haha!
     


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    If I may, I'd like to start a new topic of discussion, tie storage. I'm sure several of you have quite large tie collections and I'm curious as to how you store them. Pictures would be appreciated. I just started seriously buying menswear for myself this year so I have less than 10 quality ties at the moment. Right now I use these to store my ties in.
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    It will eventually get too expensive as I add more ties but these are perfect for travel so they'll still get use in the future. Thanks in advance.
     


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    Claghorn Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    A have a black leather travel case from BB that comfortably stores 2-3 ties. Sees much less use these days.

    At home, I have felt lines tie hanged that store 14 ties each. My knits I roll up and keep in a basket.

    If you have the space, I believe laying them folded once in drawers is the way to go.
     


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    Similarly, except i double the hanging size by hanging two ties on each felt bar.

    I also hang my knits. No stretching so far. During travel i roll my ties and insert it into my shoes.
     


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    Never thought to not hang my knit ties, but it seems to be a good idea to prevent stretching over time due to weight.
     


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    That's the lore that's out there, though I find it hard to believe. I think the stretching probably comes from use and not hanging. I hang mine along the middle of the tie where there's no silk weave to stretch. The weight of the tie seems really too light to cause any stretching. Pulling on the tie, however...
     


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    Agreed. Compared to the stress exerted on the fabric by tying a knot, the effect of gravity is trivial I would think.

    A perhaps more rational reason not to hang would be concern that the hanger might leave a crease. Much more often than not it won't in my experience.

    Cheers,

    Ac
     


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    Lots of great ideas, I hadn't thought about knit ties either. Laid out in a drawer will definitely be the way to go (when I get more space)
     


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    Ok, need to boost the thread. Please provide links for ties if they are available. I expect usual suspects to post at least one pic.

    Theme: Tie pick-ups that surprised you with how they worked or that they worked?

    Here's one from me. Thought this would be too busy but I think it works nicely:

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    Drake's Brown with blue diamonds with a gold/yellow center

    NMWA still has it, and there's and extra 20% off this week.

    http://www.nomanwalksalone.com/inde...ie-white-light-blue-yellow-diamond-print.html
     


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    Great tie, it'd be killer with a 3-piece (assuming it's not too lineny.) That's a tough theme-- my taste in ties is dull as dirt, as amply evidenced by the pictures I've posted here. Not a surprising success (or even something I've actually bought), but what does everyone think of bicolor knits like this one? [​IMG] I've had my eye on it for a while, but wonder if it's one of those ties I'd like looking at more than wearing.
     


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    Are you asking about the specific color or about the utility of bicolor in general?
     


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    Both.
     


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