I'm calling the U.N.
Yes, the stripey ties are definitely tapered differently than the rosette ties.My issue deals with the taper of the tie from its widest part as it starts to get narrower as you go higher up on the tie. (See next post #40 for pics with measurements).
To my eye, it ever-so-slightly changes the silhouette of the tie to a more “boxy” look instead of a “softer” tapered look.
I have to see how it looks when worn to see if it’s noticeable or negligible.
Nevertheless, I am pleased with the work that was done and I’m quite certain that I will be sending additional ties to Tiecrafters. I have confidence in their work.
Given that both stripey ties are more aggressively tapered, and both rosette ties are more softly tapered, perhaps that was intentional in response to the particular pattern type? Is your craftsman thinking that one pattern responds better to one taper and the other to the other?
In any event, I suspect that the best course of action is to try both on a regular basis, to see which taper style you prefer ... or if it makes a difference at all ... and then when you send more ties for narrowing, you can include specific instructions about the type of taper you want. (Probably best to contact them in advance and talk about it first, and then include an "as per my conversations with Fred about taper style ..." note with the ties.)