After posting yesterday, I met up with some girlfriends to see Caroline or Change at our local theater. Following the show, I took some of the advice from the comments and went to a friends to borrow some of her husband’s $150 ties.
I know they are $150 because three still had price tags on them, including some Zegnas I wasn’t allowed to borrow. I wanted to feel them for stiffness so I could figure out if mine was just too stiff (they are). I then destroyed a tie from a ghost of boyfriends past (I found four ties in my house. I’m not sure what that says).
And, this morning before work, I managed to do this (mine is on the right):
This generally solves my first problem of a bad tip (I’ll show how I did it later). But, the material I have is still too thick for the six-fold tie pattern I ordered. I have emailed the tie pattern guy and he said he would send me the seven-fold tie pattern that I meant to order for the cost of shipping.