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1) Who is Chuck? 2) What is a seven-fold tie? 3) Why hasn't anyone remarked about my recommendation for Seigo Katsuragawa ties? Is he out of business? I have not been to his boutique since 1997.... 4) Does anyone want to start a primer on fabrics? What is the best travelling fabric? The best tweed? At what point in the thread count does the fabric become too delicate? What about rinkle resistance? 5) Check out these Albaladejos: I fell in love with them at Boyds but they were too small. the Paris branch will mail them to me for 373 dollars.
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1) Chuck is Carlo. 2) A sevenfold tie is two pieces of silk sewn together (Kiton, Borrelli), then folded inward seven times. Talbott does it with one piece of silk. I'm not sure how Chuck does it- maybe he can let us know. I've heard all ties were made this way prior to WWII, then the practice went away because of cost of materials and labor afterward. Advantage to this type of tie is it feels more substantial and luxurious, and lasts longer IMO. 3) I think no one responded to Katsuragawa because we haven't seen any. I went to over 1500 stores in the US, and I've never seen one...But I'm very curious to. Can you post a picture? 4) A lot of this info is in the archives, but I for one think such info is pertinent and timeless, and might even merit HOF status. 5) Love the shoes. Do you live in Phil? Is there anywhere else you like to shop in addition to Boyd's?
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2) A sevenfold tie is two pieces of silk sewn together (Kiton, Borrelli), then folded inward seven times. Talbott does it with one piece of silk. I'm not sure how Chuck does it- maybe he can let us know. I've heard all ties were made this way prior to WWII, then the practice went away because of cost of materials and labor afterward. Advantage to this type of tie is it feels more substantial and luxurious, and lasts longer IMO.
I hate to contradict, however I believe that true seven folds are only one piece of silk. (egads...on the same page as actually thanking you Steve..., shame on me...) The two piece sewn together "seven folds" are actually four folds. If you had two pieces ewn together and then folded seven times you wouldnt be able to wear a knot that looked normal (even the Europeans would think you strange) I posted some pix on a thread about a month ago. True Seven folds have only one piece of silk and are turned in at the edge and stitched there. I personally think that even the 4 folds are a little too large and bulky as they take into consideration a lining where the seven folds do not. (as posted way back when) Anyone please correct me if I am wrong. JJF
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FIH, You're the tie guy- I yield to your wisdom. BTW I got the definition from either Flusser (pretty sure), or perhaps Roetzel. LOL
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Shopping in Philadelphia is awful: I just went to Boyds to size the Albaladejos and saw this pair, which were on sale but too small.
post #6 of 7
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Shopping in Philadelphia is awful: I just went to Boyds to size the Albaladejos and saw this pair, which were on sale but too small.
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Shopping in Philadelphia is awful: I just went to Boyds to size the Albaladejos and saw this pair, which were on sale but too small.
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