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post #16 of 24
Forgive me FCS, I will like to remain neutral on this issue. Thanks for your understanding.
post #17 of 24
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Forgive me FCS, I will like to remain neutral on this issue. Thanks for your understanding.
No worries, thanks for reading and replying.
post #18 of 24
I can back up hwaseng's advice on tailors. Mine now understands that I like a very closely fitting suit, because he's now doing alterations on the jacket that he wouldn't have had to otherwise.
post #19 of 24
Tender Buttons, which has two locations(NYC and Chicago) has blazer buttons. They also have mediocre quality, non-lustrous shell(troca) buttons selling for $1.50 per button.
post #20 of 24
I stumbled upon my name being taken in vain :-) and hope nobody minds if I jump in for a second. LearyDenis - If you are ever curious or uncertain about any aspect of our line please drop me a line and ask, I'll be happy to clear that up. I named my company after my grandfather out of respect for him and my admiration for men like him and other craftsmen like him who still make things by hand. I suppose I never really considered whether anyone would be offended by that. FWIW - this information is right on my website in the 'about us' section. My Ties are completely made in Italy from silks woven in Como. We have two styles - a handrolled edged, unlined traditional seven fold that is saddle stitched and completely handmade outside Naples and a "seven" fold that is more properly described as a "Double four fold" - the style Kiton made famous, that one is made entirely in Como. As to the quote about 7-folds being the best? Well, that is subjective and frankly hype is not and never has been interesting to me. I can tell you this - a true, unlined 7-fold with hand saddle stitched seam and hand-rolled edges is BY FAR the most expensive way to make a tie and the 'Double 4-fold" with a thin canvas and symmetrical folds for a self-tipped look is the second most. Those two methods use the most handwork by far and are absolute silk hogs - using several times the silk of other methods. I am not sure what could be argued to be better than either the traditional 7-fold or the more popular "Double 4" style of seven fold that is more popular these days but if there is a better way then let me know - I'd be happy to look into it. Someone please shoot me an email at chuck@carlofranco.com if you can think of a better construction. I don't THINK that I know Thracozaag (unless I know him by another name). If I do and he does have a concern and he owns a tie of mine that did not satisfy him 100% my policy is to issue a full refund and pay for the return shipping so I would politely challenge the notion that someone out there has a tie of mine they do not like. My apologies for intruding on the discussion - I thought twice about posting since there are two schools of thought: 1. Someone in the business should not be on a message board since they are biased. 2. It is nice to have someone who actually makes the stuff we're talking about and is willing to talk honestly about it. Hope nobody minds me dropping in. I DO NOT sell on message boards unless invited and try to add value to the discussion as I am actually interested in the subject of menswear beyond my professional interest. Cheers.
post #21 of 24
Hey Chuck, great to see you here. Hopefully I didn't start any flames or naming anyone in vain, honestly I was just trying to be informative. Look forward to receive the ties, btw. Ferry
post #22 of 24
Didn't mean you Ferry :-) I have REALLY tried to differentiate my ties from actual children but somehow my brain still hasn't figured out the whole "Dude, it's just a tie, relax" thing. LOL... I will never make it as a designer until I learn to put my nose in the air and act superior :-) ....nahhhhhhh that would not work for me, it's more fun letting my customers tell me what to make and how to make it. PS> Has anyone else noticed with some degree of despair that many designers, when selling to affluent males who wear expensive clothing tend to exhibit their clothing on 14 year old boys wearing lipstick who physically resemble my 8 year old daughter more than the average man... or am I just nuts?
post #23 of 24
Maybe they're playing to the affluent males' inner pedophile.
post #24 of 24
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Maybe they're playing to the affluent males' inner pedophile.
Okay Alias... I am sending you the bill to get the 20 year old bourbon off my keyboard.... I'll try to get it out of my nose.
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