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Tie materials other than silk.

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by itsstillmatt, Jun 9, 2007.

  1. AlanC

    AlanC Senior member

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    Not a thing wrong with a cotton madras bowtie.
     
  2. DocHolliday

    DocHolliday Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    I like ties that have character, be it linen/poplin/grenadine/wool/cashmere/whathaveyou.
     
  3. EL72

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    I think I wore almost exclusively wool/cashmere ties this winter - some blended with silk. I did wear sportcoats 95% of the time rather than suits. Linen silk blends are great for summer and I don't have enough of them.

    I do like my silk ties blended with cotton. They give them heft and rigidity that I tend to like. Zegna tend to make lots of ties in cotton/silk blends and I must have at leat a dozen. Some only have 4-6% cotton but I love the 40% cotton ones. I have ties in silk/cotton weaves from almost all major tie makers. I also have some Pal Zileri corduroy ties in 90% cotton and 10% cashmere.
     
  4. EL72

    EL72 Senior member

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    j Senior member Admin

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    Not a thing wrong with a cotton madras bowtie.
    I actually bought it thinking you might want it, but then again, you might have one already... [​IMG]
     
  6. dopey

    dopey Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    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.

    I have the same madras bow tie, bought from A&F 15 years ago.
     
  7. Jovan

    Jovan Senior member

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    Not a thing wrong with a cotton madras bowtie.
    QFT.
     
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    Cashmere/wool, woven silks and grenadines. A great texture is essential.
     

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