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post #46 of 124
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Originally Posted by ferguscan View Post
Drake's ties are too narrow for you? The ones I have are 3.75", IIRC. What width ties do you wear?

Stuart

3.75 is fine. I thought, perhaps on the basis of Will's blog, that they are around
3.5. At least the most current crop is . I'll check Barney's.
post #47 of 124
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Originally Posted by oshinex View Post
i believe their new ties are 8cm

That's only 3.15 inches. That's they way they look in the illustrations.
post #48 of 124
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Originally Posted by comrade View Post
3.75 is fine. I thought, perhaps on the basis of Will's blog, that they are around
3.5. At least the most current crop is . I'll check Barney's.

FWIW, I'm 6'2" and a 44R. I can wear 3.5" and 3.75". I prefer 3.75".

Stuart
post #49 of 124
A very nice price on a Drakes floral pattern at STP, although I think only the navy is left.
http://www.sierratradingpost.com/p/4...l-For-Men.html

post #50 of 124
Ordered a black/purple Wool Stripe Spot Reverse from Asos. £53.00, down from 150.
post #51 of 124
Fox at the cnr of moorgate and london wall have some drakes ties on sale at 40gbp
post #52 of 124
Does anyone have any promotional codes for Drake's online web site? Thinking to place an order for some ties and could use a promo code if there is one available.
thanks.
post #53 of 124
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Originally Posted by forex View Post
Does anyone have any promotional codes for Drake's online web site? Thinking to place an order for some ties and could use a promo code if there is one available.
thanks.

Drake's sale begins shortly.
post #54 of 124
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Originally Posted by HHD View Post
Drake's sale begins shortly.

Great,is the sale on all the items or just select items?
post #55 of 124
Quite a few things were on sale last year, but I can't remember if everything was reduced, sorry.
post #56 of 124
I found some Drake ties on eBay and it seems like the seller is legit,is there any way to tell if a tie is Ancient Madder?There are some textures that resemble Ancient Madder Silk but I can't tell if it is,any tie experts? Sam Hober?
http://cgi.ebay.com/Drakes-London-BN...item19b88d7680
post #57 of 124
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Originally Posted by forex View Post
I found some Drake ties on eBay and it seems like the seller is legit,is there any way to tell if a tie is Ancient Madder?There are some textures that resemble Ancient Madder Silk but I can't tell if it is,any tie experts? Sam Hober?
http://cgi.ebay.com/Drakes-London-BN...item19b88d7680

I don't know if the silk is ancient madder or not, but the seller is entirely genuine. I've bought a couple of Corneliani suits and several ties (by Drake's, Gieves and Hawkes, and Charvet) from him previously. His communication and service were excellent and the shipping charges were very reasonable.
post #58 of 124
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Originally Posted by forex View Post
I found some Drake ties on eBay and it seems like the seller is legit,is there any way to tell if a tie is Ancient Madder?There are some textures that resemble Ancient Madder Silk but I can't tell if it is,any tie experts? Sam Hober?
http://cgi.ebay.com/Drakes-London-BN...item19b88d7680

The tie looks very nice although I cannot tell if it has a madder finish from the photo and unless the seller tells you that it is a madder it probably is not. The price seems OK go for it if you like the tie and its length and width.

As for ancient madder, with the exception of some craft people working from home you will rarely see natural madder dye on silk. Although there are likely to be lots of Turkish rugs still made with natural madder.

English Madder silk is typically made using an artificial dye for perhaps 50+ years.

Also the newer madder finish is a different style compared to what was available say 10+ years ago. The finish is more colorfast which is nice.
post #59 of 124
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Originally Posted by Sam Hober View Post
The tie looks very nice although I cannot tell if it has a madder finish from the photo and unless the seller tells you that it is a madder it probably is not. The price seems OK go for it if you like the tie and its length and width.

As for ancient madder, with the exception of some craft people working from home you will rarely see natural madder dye on silk. Although there are likely to be lots of Turkish rugs still made with natural madder.

English Madder silk is typically made using an artificial dye for perhaps 50+ years.

Also the newer madder finish is a different style compared to what was available say 10+ years ago. The finish is more colorfast which is nice.

Thank you,David.
I contacted the seller but knew he wouldn't be able to tell the difference. Sent him some info about Madder silk,he said that it is most likely not Madder silk. I bought a few madders from Drakes and loving them. I've been eyeing some of the madders to come up on your website, unfortunately,there is nothing I like at the moment so I hope there will be something new soon.
I was able to find some madders that I like at Drakes and O'Connell's for now.
Incidentally, what is the difference between Ancient Madder silk and Ancient Madder Foulard? Is Foulard a combination of silk and cotton or 100% silk?
post #60 of 124
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Originally Posted by forex View Post
Thank you,David.
I contacted the seller but knew he wouldn't be able to tell the difference. Sent him some info about Madder silk,he said that it is most likely not Madder silk. I bought a few madders from Drakes and loving them. I've been eyeing some of the madders to come up on your website, unfortunately,there is nothing I like at the moment so I hope there will be something new soon.
I was able to find some madders that I like at Drakes and O'Connell's for now.
Incidentally, what is the difference between Ancient Madder silk and Ancient Madder Foulard? Is Foulard a combination of silk and cotton or 100% silk?

Forex,

O'Connells has many really nice classic ties.

Ancient does not mean anything in a practical sense other than a reference to how long madder has been used as a dye.

Foulard's are usually a twill or plain weave often with a printed pattern. They could have a mix of silk or cotton or could be and usually are pure silk.


An ancient madder foulard will likely be a twill weave. we currently use a "50 OZ" twill madder and I think Drakes uses a 36OZ or 40 OZ. The OZ refers to the number of ounces over a given length perhaps 10 yards.

So a madder silk will likely be a madder foulard but could also be another weave.
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