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post #61 of 96
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Originally Posted by raley
I would think about an OSU tie. I like the UT tie you did, that style, that is. Although I am not too tie-experienced so I don't have hardcore opinions on styles.
Thank you for your suggestion One idea was to do an Ohio state tie with scarlet and gray 1/2" stripes. What do you think? Here is the current status of the College Tie Project: http://samhober.com/collegeties/collegeties.htm And here are some interesting facts that I found about Ohio's colors: "Why are the OSU colors scarlet and gray? A committee of three students decided on the colors for the university during the 1878 Spring Term. The original colors selected for OSU were orange and black. However, because Princeton had already chosen those colors, the committee decided to change their decision to scarlet and gray. Alice Townshend, one of the members on the committee, reported that the colors did not signify anything. Instead, the committee wanted to choose something that was a nice combination and had not been used by any other college."
post #62 of 96
Looks great! For the Georgetown tie, I would suggest alternating blue and grey/silver stripes of the same width (whatever standard rep stripe width is, 1/2 inch perhaps?). I think this is a great idea you're onto, and I hope that is comes to fruition!
post #63 of 96
My vote is for University of Georgia! Red and Black! Or maybe a club tie with bulldawg faces
post #64 of 96
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Originally Posted by Mulberrywood
Dirk,


I fixed the "7"/"&" typo.

When you mention "too Blue" are you talking about the Pantone color? And what is your suggestion? As I learn more about this subject of college colors I have noticed that sometimes the main university and the athletic department use different shades.

Here is what they sell in the campus bookstore - navy and cardinal

http://upenn.bkstore.com/default.asp...671&cat_id=937

it is just too uniform looking. alternating stripes of different colors - that's the ticket!
post #65 of 96
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Originally Posted by abc123
Looks great! For the Georgetown tie, I would suggest alternating blue and grey/silver stripes of the same width (whatever standard rep stripe width is, 1/2 inch perhaps?). I think this is a great idea you're onto, and I hope that is comes to fruition!
Abc123, I have updated the webpage to show 1/2" stripes. When you say gray/silver, do you mean gray with a touch of silver or do you mean both gray and silver work for you? My goal is to finalize the colleges by Monday, then I will take all the pattern and color suggestions and add in a dash of research to come up with the final designs. At that point everything becomes fairly easy, as we make new silks every month. Ongoing progress will be posted here: http://samhober.com/collegeties/collegeties.htm Here is some info on Georgetown's colors: "Georgetown's colors are blue and gray. The colors were selected in 1876 by the Georgetown College Boat Club (the original crew team) in honor of Georgetown students and alumni who wore the Union blue and Confederate gray in the Civil War. As recounted in a history of the crew by Lawrence H. Cooke, distinctive colors were important in watching crew races, since fans on shore wanted to know their team's location in the race. Harvard's crimson and Penn's red and blue were already well known, but Georgetown had no such colors to call its own. A student committee declared Blue and Gray "as appropriate colors for the [Boat] Club and expressive of the feeling of unity between the Northern and Southern boys of the College" and recommended its adoption for the team. Soon thereafter, a banner was presented to the College by the Boat Club, sewn by the girls of the nearby Georgetown Visitation school. Half blue and half gray, it bore the inscription Ocior Auro ("Swifter Than The Wind"). The banner and its colors quickly became a part of college life. Student gatherings and formal University occasions both prominently featured the colors. By the time intercollegiate teams were involved in varsity play, the Blue and Gray were already a Georgetown's tradition"
post #66 of 96
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Originally Posted by Chris Rimby
My vote is for University of Georgia! Red and Black! Or maybe a club tie with bulldawg faces
Chris, Thank you for your suggestion. What are your thoughts about the stripes? For the first phase of this project I was thinking about sticking with stripes and a classic repp weave. "bulldawgs" of course are possible with a jacquard weave, but would take a bit more time with the artwork, and I am excited about these college ties (and it seems that others are aso) and would like to complete them quickly.
post #67 of 96
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Originally Posted by El Guerrouj
Perhaps something similar to the design in the item below? http://www.bkstr.com/ProductDisplay/...71-1?demoKey=d I'll attempt to think more about some design ideas later today.
The pattern looks interesting, I am not sure about the colors and we would probably not want to go with the letter logo.
post #68 of 96
Well, I have never really seen grey on a tie, it seems like silver is always used instead. I think a subdued, not very vibrant silver would look the best (or I suppose this would be a shiny grey also). I'm not sure if you saw the picture I posted, which has now dissappeared, but I'd be glad to email you an example, if you would like.

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Originally Posted by Mulberrywood
Abc123,


I have updated the webpage to show 1/2" stripes. When you say gray/silver, do you mean gray with a touch of silver or do you mean both gray and silver work for you?

My goal is to finalize the colleges by Monday, then I will take all the pattern and color suggestions and add in a dash of research to come up with the final designs.

At that point everything becomes fairly easy, as we make new silks every month. Ongoing progress will be posted here:

http://samhober.com/collegeties/collegeties.htm


Here is some info on Georgetown's colors:

"Georgetown's colors are blue and gray. The colors were selected in 1876 by the Georgetown College Boat Club (the original crew team) in honor of Georgetown students and alumni who wore the Union blue and Confederate gray in the Civil War.
As recounted in a history of the crew by Lawrence H. Cooke, distinctive colors were important in watching crew races, since fans on shore wanted to know their team's location in the race. Harvard's crimson and Penn's red and blue were already well known, but Georgetown had no such colors to call its own. A student committee declared Blue and Gray "as appropriate colors for the [Boat] Club and expressive of the feeling of unity between the Northern and Southern boys of the College" and recommended its adoption for the team.
Soon thereafter, a banner was presented to the College by the Boat Club, sewn by the girls of the nearby Georgetown Visitation school. Half blue and half gray, it bore the inscription Ocior Auro ("Swifter Than The Wind"). The banner and its colors quickly became a part of college life. Student gatherings and formal University occasions both prominently featured the colors.
By the time intercollegiate teams were involved in varsity play, the Blue and Gray were already a Georgetown's tradition"
post #69 of 96
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Originally Posted by Mulberrywood
The pattern looks interesting, I am not sure about the colors and we would probably not want to go with the letter logo.

Yes, we can't go with the letter logo. I should have stated that earlier.

Do you suggest we change the color scheme?
post #70 of 96
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Originally Posted by Will
I'd be mildly interested in a Penn tie but it's a challenge combining that particular blue and red so it's not boring as well as dull. The U.S. flag benefits from the addition of white.
Could that be accomplished with an interesting texture?
post #71 of 96
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Originally Posted by abc123
Well, I have never really seen grey on a tie, it seems like silver is always used instead. I think a subdued, not very vibrant silver would look the best (or I suppose this would be a shiny grey also). I'm not sure if you saw the picture I posted, which has now dissappeared, but I'd be glad to email you an example, if you would like.
I am getting a feel for what you intend. Yes, please email me the picture: customerservice@samhober.com Thank you
post #72 of 96
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Originally Posted by El Guerrouj
Yes, we can't go with the letter logo. I should have stated that earlier. Do you suggest we change the color scheme?
It is not so much that I am suggesting that we change the color scheme as that the sample tie looked on my monitor to be off a bit...
post #73 of 96
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Originally Posted by Dan-
Could that be accomplished with an interesting texture?
Possible. But then we would do a jacquard weave, which can be very nice but is not the traditional repp weave.
post #74 of 96
Jeez, my University of Washington vote was completely ignored. I feel a bit sad. MulberryWood I hope you're not dissing my alma mater.

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post #75 of 96
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Originally Posted by rdawson808
Jeez, my University of Washington vote was completely ignored. I feel a bit sad. MulberryWood I hope you're not dissing my alma mater.

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Its the East Coast football bias man, as a Husky Alum, you should know all about this...



I think it would be great if the Huskies and Cougs both went to bowl games this year... seeing as MY alma mater, Bellevue Community College doesn't have an intercollegiate football team.
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