Tie materials other than silk.

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  1. itsstillmatt

    itsstillmatt The Liberator Dubiously Honored

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    I find that the older I get the less I like to wear regular silk ties. I am especially down on woven silks nowadays. On the other hand I am wearing a lot of wool ties in winter, some linens in summer and knits all year long both with jackets and suits.

    What materials do you find pleasing nowadays?
     


  2. AlanC

    AlanC Minister of Trad

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    I've been really enjoying my linen ties this spring and summer. I've also got a few woolens for winter months. I tend to wear both when I'm going for a less formal look.

    I find that linen mixed with a bit of silk makes for a better tie than pure linen, although I like all linen, too.
     


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    Manton RINO Dubiously Honored

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    Linen for summer, cashmere/wool for winter.
     


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    stilmacher Senior member

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    Bought and sol some really nice silk/cotton Attolini ties lately. Also love cashmere/silk and linen/silk.
     


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    Polyester.

    Stilmacher, I noticed that you had a Xu Beihong horse picture on your auctions. Are you a fan of the artist?
     


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    stilmacher Senior member

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    Polyester.

    Stilmacher, I noticed that you had a Xu Beihong horse picture on your auctions. Are you a fan of the artist?


    I am indeed. I love his horse motives. Have you been to his museum in Beijing?
     


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    LabelKing Senior member

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    I am indeed. I love his horse motives. Have you been to his museum in Beijing?
    Indeed; I actually have some paintings of his although not the horses.
     


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    Linen for summer, cashmere/wool for winter.

    also cotton ties in the summer....
     


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    Manton RINO Dubiously Honored

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    also cotton ties in the summer....

    I don't think I have a single one of those, and can't recall even seeing one for sale.
     


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    Will Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    I don't think I have a single one of those, and can't recall even seeing one for sale.

    I have a couple of cotton and silk blends for summer that have a texture like seersucker. Nicky's, I think.
     


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    Manton RINO Dubiously Honored

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    I have a couple of cotton and silk blends for summer that have a texture like seersucker. Nicky's, I think.

    But any 100% cotton?
     


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    Will Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    But any 100% cotton?

    They would wrinkle, rumple and wilt.
     


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    j (stands for Jerk) Admin

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    But any 100% cotton?
    I have a 100% cotton madras (not patch) bow tie I keep meaning to put up for sale, and saw a similar 100% cotton madras necktie. I've seen other cotton neckties as well. Lisle cotton knit ties are also pretty common.
     


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    But any 100% cotton?

    I have a couple. I have some older ones that are labeled Japanese Cotton and are a very fine twill.
     


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    I have two cotton seersucker ties from RL Polo, and they seem to hold up fine.

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