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post #46 of 54
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good grief, what the hell has happened. someone offered his: expertise front money time and people bitch about it?
Thank you, Lance. Well said.
post #47 of 54
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On the thong question, Alex, you very well know that I am a lawyer and cannot be having those photos on my computer screen. On the hand, I could have the full catalogue mailed to my p.o. box
Address, Please?
post #48 of 54
Several things... 1. How in the hell can you guys do 4 pages in the time it takes me to take the girls out for Sushi? 2. Design-wise: There are some things we can do and some things we can't do. Before we get too far down that path I'd offer this suggestion: Let Jill and I toy with a few things FIRST, post them and then take some suggestions. There are some designs we have that are not in our collection at present but where we have already paid for the setup that might work with color modification. If we go with something entirely new it is fine - but adds to the costs. So.. let us take a first pass, poll on it and see how close we are to a consensus. Obviously we will not please everyone completely but hopefully we will piss off as few people as possible (why I was leery in the first place). Suggestions at that point are fine but as Alex pointed out while anything is possible, not everything is practical. 3. We won't do it in 17 widths. We'll go standard width of between 3.5 and 3.75. We don't do streetwear, we will make sure you are not embarassed to wear it. We can't make 20 different ones here and I hope everyone understands that. FWIW it will not be exactly the way I'd do it for myself. 4. We'll go with a medium finish - not crusty dry, not the slick gum finish with the most lustre. Objective - go with something that is acceptable to as many people as possible. Other items in no particular order: A. No fighting, bitching, moaning or arguing allowed. Anyone caught not having fun with this and enjoying it will be severely beaten. C'mon guys - we can all make this fun or we can kill a good idea. Deal? B. Design software we use is proprietary C. I am not looking for credit or thanks - simply hoping not to get shat upon for doing this. When the original idea came up we got slammed in absentia. Let's not do that, OK?
post #49 of 54
Thanks :-) Jill and I spent a little time on this last night and will post some initial 'ideas' tonight or tomorrow. We just finished a promo and are up to our ears in shipping tonight. The arguing was good in a sense - it illustrates a few basic problems in tiemaking. Namely, some like X, Some like Y. We'll go for a very elegant middle of the road tie that might not be anyone's idea of the perfect tie but one that 90% of people would find to be a nice, elegant and classic choice. Funny thing - the other day we had 6 people say that they loved our ties BUT 3 said we were too conservative, the other 3 thought we were too fashion forward. In the June Collection we'll be doing our mainline stuff that is 'US' but will also do several more traditional and several more 'festive' patterns. You can't please everyone with 1 tie, hopefully we can please everyone with 150. Normally when we do a pattern the goal is to make sure we can find 64 people who love it. On this one the goal is to make sure that as few a number as possible would say "I'd love to buy one and support the forum but I wouldn't hang myself with that dog leash". We won't embarass you or ourselves, we want it to be a tie you'd be proud of. For the pugnacious among us, there be a good fight a'brewin on the 'tailoring adventure' thread
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3 said we were too conservative
Whoah. Shows how out of touch I am with those darn kids today ...
post #51 of 54
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Whoah. Shows how out of touch I am with those darn kids today ...
Hey, listen, young fella ..........
post #52 of 54
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tie that might not be anyone's idea of the perfect tie
Well, at least it will be in keeping with the rest of the Carlo Franco line.
post #53 of 54
I'm writing a poem about Alex, Can anyone think of something that rhymes with "Glass Bowl"?????
post #54 of 54
Ummmm, Crass Troll??? Actually SF has several contenders for that title, and Alex is certainly NOT one of them.
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