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ERCOLE'S IN THE WILD (right most).

http://www.refinery29.com/where-to-meet-people/slideshow#slide-8


!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
post #722 of 1158
I'm confused.
post #723 of 1158
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Yeah, I like the slightly narrower Drakes as well. Probably because I'm a pretty small guy, so it fits my frame a bit better smile.gif

 

Not trying to dereail here, just thinking aloud:

 

I am probably more slender than you but still prefer 8.5cm. Can't say why -- I suppose it comes down to how fitted/loose one wears one's clothes. I guess it relates to the same slim/loose dichotomy in terms of trousers or anything else -- narrow clothes on someone slender can emphasize the lack of physical width. A "skimpy" tie makes me feel skimpier. Maybe it's psychological?

 

The thing about 8cm in Drakes (or any maker for that matter) is that the finished, pressed tie can vary as much as .5 cm in either direction. I have some Drakes billed as 8cm that are 8.5, and some that are visibly under 3''. It depends on the material and how it was finished. I tend to order ties in 8.5cm and hope they fall close to that. When they do, it's great. When they are smaller, it starts to feel like a shoelace to me. A casual observer would not notice. When they are bigger, on the other hand, it starts to feel oppressive. Funny how 1/8 of an inch or so can seem to make a difference.  There is no perfect tie, so I think most of us pick on one direction of the ruler (8<<  >>9) and stick with whatever natural variation occurs.

 

I don't mind Drakes wool ties at all, though, because a too-wide wool tie tends to feel chunky. All things being equal, these distinctions disappear behind a buttoned coat, but I don't love a buttoned-up look all the time, so the question of how wide will look unassuming is constantly a moving target.

post #724 of 1158
Barleycorn tweed fitting. Adding 1/4 inch to the length.
post #725 of 1158
Nice - I'm glad someone is putting that barleycorn to use. Was real close to using it, but stuck w/ the W Bill donegal I had been eyeing.
post #726 of 1158
Looks great
post #727 of 1158
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Originally Posted by DLJr View Post

Barleycorn tweed fitting. Adding 1/4 inch to the length.

Did Ercole complain about the wrong direction of the fabric?
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No Ercole today, just Frank. I had seen it both directions, asked here and was told it should be a V, but ultimately decided to leave it to them.
post #729 of 1158

Look great!

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Perfecto!
A wider tie would look better w/ the suit.
I wish I could wear that weight fabric in my area.
It would work maybe three months a year.

 

Patrick,

 

This suit looks amazing. I am rather unexperienced when it comes to suits. But I am taking my father to Ercole's in the very near future for his 60th birthday. I think he would look amazing in this suit. Can you please give me more details around it? Fabric and etc. Thank you!

 

Sorry if you covered this already, I could not find it. 

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This suit looks amazing. I am rather unexperienced when it comes to suits. But I am taking my father to Ercole's in the very near future for his 60th birthday. I think he would look amazing in this suit. Can you please give me more details around it? Fabric and etc. Thank you!

 

Sorry if you covered this already, I could not find it. 

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I'm thinking of ordering some trousers, any recommendations for books or bolts I should look at while I'm back in the Brooklyn shop this weekend?

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Originally Posted by DLJr View Post

Barleycorn tweed fitting. Adding 1/4 inch to the length.

What's the shoulder construction? It's looking great!
post #734 of 1158
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Originally Posted by DLJr View Post

I'm thinking of ordering some trousers, any recommendations for books or bolts I should look at while I'm back in the Brooklyn shop this weekend?

Totally depends on what the uses are for.
post #735 of 1158
Jason, I sent you a pm.
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