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post #31 of 38
I get my grenadines from Budd in Burlington Arcade when I happen to be in London. I believe they are UKP35 each. Congrats on the project. The selection of colours are great!
post #32 of 38
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Originally Posted by aarghh
Incidentally, the grenadines are not self-tipped, are they? The web-site seems to indicate that; is that merely a generic description of your ties?
Aargh, We do not have any ties that are already made. Our ties are bespoke. The description that you read on our website is for our standard construction which wll fit most gentlemen. The tipping on our ties, can be self-tipped, tipped with Thai silk (or many others...) or not tipped. For our grenadine silks I would strongly suggest that a tipping be used. For construction I would suggest a standard three-fold or a lined six-fold (what is often called an "Italian seven-fold")
post #33 of 38
David, you've outdone yourself! What a selection of colors!! I'll email you to request swatches.
post #34 of 38
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Originally Posted by Mulberrywood
Aargh,

The tipping on our ties, can be self-tipped, tipped with Thai silk (or many others...) or not tipped. For our grenadine silks I would strongly suggest that a tipping be used.


David - just to be absolutely sure - you recommend that the grenadines be tipped, but not self-tipped? I'm not sure if self-tipping for a grenadine is wise - correct me if I'm wrong.

Sorry about being pedantic - just want to make sure I understand.
post #35 of 38
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Originally Posted by aarghh
David - just to be absolutely sure - you recommend that the grenadines be tipped, but not self-tipped? I'm not sure if self-tipping for a grenadine is wise - correct me if I'm wrong. Sorry about being pedantic - just want to make sure I understand.
Hi Aarghh, Your questions are good ones: 1) Our standard "house style" has a self-tipped construction. We also do soft edges. 2) As for not self-tipping I cannot correct you one way or another, as we are bespoke tie makers. Which means that my job is to listen to our clients. With only a very few exceptions we will make whatever you ask us to make. 3) We are very flexible when it comes to tipping. 4) I have my preferences in terms of interlining but here again we are flexible. I can say for sure that a lined (self-tipped) grenadine six-fold makes a great tie. 5) We have one client in Virginia who loves to have us make him classic unlined seven-folds I have a feeling that he may order an unlined seven-fold grenadine. I am not certain how the tie will come out but we will make the tie if it is ordered. If I am not clear please ask away.... Some questions for you: A) I noticed that you are in the San Jose area. Did they ever finish redoing downtown? B) What is the story behind your forum name?
post #36 of 38
They look great, David. Congrats. I'll be ordering . . .
post #37 of 38
David, count me in too!
post #38 of 38
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Originally Posted by Mulberrywood
Some questions for you:

A) I noticed that you are in the San Jose area. Did they ever finish redoing downtown?

B) What is the story behind your forum name?

Thanks David - makes that clearer.

Nope, SJ downtown is still being redone. Its better than before, but far from being the vibrant place a downtown should be.

My forum name is a variation on my first name, Arghya. According to my friends in college, "aarghh" was what my parents first said when they saw me, and changed it later to something more acceptable. So "aarghh" is what I was through my college days.
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