The new styles (and restocks) of Albert Thurston braces are now live on the site. We now have 21 styles from Albert Thurston.
Here is the link: http://www.exquisitetrimmings.com/products/Accessories/Braces
Thanks for the pictures. I am getting seriously excited for when I go there next month.
The entrance to Cacciopoli is different on Google maps than what you posted. When I was in UDESHI's store a few weeks a go I saw these fabrics from the Cacciopoli books, so that's definitely on my itinerary now.
From what I know, Vanda uses Molloy & Sons donegal fabric, they specifically weave the fabric at a good weight for ties, their standard fabric is a heavier weight more suited to tailored clothing. I was sent this fabric a couple of days ago by a supplier. I'm going to have it made up into a few ties.