The word “grenadine” can refer to a bartender’s syrup, a small group of Caribbean islands, or a specific type of necktie. Unsurprisingly, we’re here to talk about that last possibility.
Grenadine is a type of silk that’s been woven so that the weave itself is more visible. As opposed to finely knit silk ties, grenadine has a more open, almost “crunchy” texture that you can feel.
That’s not to say all grenadines are alike. Some have a wider, more prominent weave, while others are finer. Wider weaves appear more casual, and finer weaves are more formal.
The unmissable texture of a grenadine tie makes them inherently more casual, whether they are wide or fine. But a solid grenadine tie in a dark color will satisfy any dress code, while ensuring that you’ll never appear boring.
If you need any more proof of grenadine’s appeal, take it up with Sean Connery—his Bond had a penchant for wearing the unique fabric on screen.