Originally Posted by thinman
Excellent idea. Marketing research...
Thinman, Research is important, and a quick thought about silks and designs. We have always loved classics and we often build on Eastern and Western traditional patterns. Our mudmees and saiphones are all very traditional Thai designs. While many of the stripes that we love are straight from the pages of American and British traditions. I am also found of thoughts such as your idea of taking a variation of a dot pattern and then adding a favorite color to bring it alive. Your idea of using crayons is also a good one (smiling). We tend to start a design very quickly using a pencil sketch and then coloring it and letting it sit for a while. Then we rework the stripe widths or dot size etc. This grenadine project is already something that we have been working on for a long time. So this survey is both for new ideas (mainly the bright colors) and to validate a hypothesis. Gdl203, I probably should have started a poll but many gentlemen have different names for colors and I have never done a poll before so I am not sure how..... AlanC, Shall we line the outside of a French pith helmet in silk for a special edition? I noticed that the pith helmet site has a deal if we buy 12. Seriously. I know that your annual trip to Hyderabad is coming up. I wish I could go with you. Let me know if you see some nice silk being woven in the villages. I may have to have one of my cousins send me some for pocket squares. Ed Morel, Purple sounds great. Tyto, Sounds like you prefer classic colors. And we will be happy to make any length, width or shape for you. Our ties are completely custom made (bespoke). Lucky Strike, A Style Forum red is a good idea. Grenadine, Your thoughts are being echoed here in Denver. We may miss a few of the colors that are being suggested but I think that we will end up with a large selection. We tend to have new silks the first week of every month, so perhaps over time we will have if not all then the majority of what is being asked for. dah328, Have no fear we will have very tightly woven silk, although by nature grenadine is a loose weave in terms of "air space" Globetrotter, I love your forum name, although with a four-month old daughter I think that I will not be leaving Denver for a while.... I have a dark purple/violet in mind that you will probably have to hold a swatch up to the light to see if it works for you. J, We have a Style Forum red on the drawing board of course, but you will have to see a swatch and see if the color appeals to you. Narrow is easily done. A Harris, Bottle green is a mysterious color to me,(that we will work on) but many ask for it of course.