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post #46 of 57
I don't like that wholecut at all, at least not based on the pictures, and I think the cherry looks cheap.
post #47 of 57
I've just come from the Trywhitt store on Madison. I bought the brown Suede semi-brogues and couldn't be happier with them all in for $199. I tried on the cherry whole cut and I couldn't be convinced to buy the shoe at any price.

I'm still not great with materials but it looked very cheap to me. The sales staff assured me that it wasn't corrected grain leather. But still. I asked one of the more knowledgeable staffers and they told me that Loake was still constructing their shoes except some of the loafers which were being manufactured in Italy. He was hazy about the latter.

Hope that this helps some of you that are on the fence. Btw, I have a wide 9 foot and their 8 1/2 fits like a glove.
post #48 of 57
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Sure, if you like seven-fold ties. They're not for everyone.
What do you mean? Could you elaborate on that a little?
post #49 of 57
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Originally Posted by Sartorially Challenged
What do you mean? Could you elaborate on that a little?


Seven-fold ties have a very different hand than your typical single-layer tie with an interlining (of canvas or wool or somesuch). I don't know where you're starting from knowledge-wise, so at the risk of sounding patronizing, I'll begin at the beginning.

Most ties you buy today are constructed of just enough silk to cover the outside of the tie in a single layer of fabric, which is wrapped and then sewn around an interlining of some heavier material to give the tie shape and body. A true seven-fold (or double-four fold, which I believe the CT ties to be) may have no interlining. Instead, a much larger piece of silk is repeatedly folded in on itself to give the tie shape and body. This results (in the case of CTs for sure, although it depends also on the thickness of the silk with which you've started) in a much heftier- and stiffer-feeling tie than most people are used to. It may not bend as well when you sit down, tending instead to stand up on its end on your lap a bit. Some find it harder to achieve a good dimple, if that sort of thing is important to you. They're also thicker, generally speaking, than a "normal" tie or the same silk. It was the stiffness and thickness that I was specifically thinking of.

Here is a pic of the guts of a CT seven-fold, in case it's of interest:

post #50 of 57
Great post Grimslade, thanks!
post #51 of 57
Thread Starter 
Anyone fnd the 50% off link yet?
post #52 of 57
You know, it is just conceivable that there isn't one active just now. But 40% + free shipping is pretty close...
post #53 of 57
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Originally Posted by grimslade
You know, it is just conceivable that there isn't one active just now.

No CT 50% - you're talking nonsense!
post #54 of 57
I used the $100 off $250 with free shipping to get 6 clearance shirts for slightly over $150. That's the only deal that works with the clearance items.

4 were fitted, 2 were regular. I think the fitted shirt worked out pretty well, although would prefer longer shirts.

One shirt came out "defective" - it's marked 16 x 36 fitted, but its actually a 16 x 34 fitted when you measure it out. Other than the fact that the sleeves are too short, the shirt is fine. kind of disappointing. I'll probably flip that one ebay with the correct measurements.
post #55 of 57
Don't recall if this has been reported, but I just received a new CT catalog, and the 50 percent off link is www.ctshirts.com/pine
post #56 of 57
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Originally Posted by DocHolliday
Don't recall if this has been reported, but I just received a new CT catalog, and the 50 percent off link is www.ctshirts.com/pine

You're the man.
post #57 of 57
That does not include free shipping as in 40% off or $100 off $200+ purchase, does it?
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