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DaveSmith,I am not sure what you are thinking about but no one in this thread has said anything bad about Drakes and yes, they are expensive which is very normal for retail stores.As for our operating costs - very softly, gently and politely you are simply not correct.First, we are not in the Far East, we are in Thailand which is in South East Asia. Although labor costs are lower here than in the West, they are fast rising under new laws and training costs here are higher...
Iatrogenic, I think that you are leaving something important out of the equation: Our Sam Hober ties are custom made which means that we make our ties very slowly and carefully - you won't find this in ready made ties. You will find luxury fabrics but not the same construction quality. Also a $150 grenadine from Drakes will typically be a 3-fold not a 6-fold. Also our 4-fold ties have exactly the same construction quality as our 6-folds - you may want to consider a...
GradSchooler,In about 2 weeks I should be making an order of English silk - perhaps 3 months afterwards we will have the silk.Meanwhile new grenadines have been woven and we should receive them in a couple of weeks.JPHardy,Great photos - I like the wood background.
50oz for Macclesfield silks is the rough weight per 10 yards.Keep in mind that Macclesfield prints are also going to be wider than typical woven silks.It is an old form of measurement.The 50oz Macclesfields are quite heavy and we typically use them with our madder silks.The best way to measure when having silks woven is by the warp and weft count.
G'day Elegantly Wasted,Typically no, you need to see the interlining.Almost all luxury ties will have good quality wool interlinings.Low end ties will normally not use wool interlinings although there are exceptions as an example some Chinese ties have very low end wool interlinings which are better than polyester but not nearly as nice as the best Italian interlinings
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Thank you for your kind words I have not seen your squares but I have seen your other creative efforts on the internet which are wonderful.Our pocket squares are indeed different in terms of construction in that we take 2+ hours per pocket square and they are custom made one by one by experts.Sadly we have between little to no cost savings from living in Thailand. All design, management, training and higher level skills are currently done by Americans. transportation costs...
Imatlas,Yes, it would be a good idea to do a few different colorways.
RSS,Thank you for your thoughts.Wool has a nice texture but it limits the quality of the print so I hesitate to do a complex print on wool or a mixture.No deposits are requested.
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