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post #76 of 96
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Originally Posted by rdawson808
Any Huskies out there? one vote for the University of Washington's purple and gold. However, I would never wear a tie that is too boldly gold. The gold would have to be overwhelmed by the purple. Here is the only one I can find on-line Note how much gold there is--ugh. I wonder if all purple with rep stripes made of the W logo in gold would work? There is also an official Washington Grey that looks nice.bob
Bob, I was not ignoring you. But I am not sure how to handle the W logo idea. Perhaps the Washington gray in a solid stripe? Some info: "Washington's school colors, Purple and Gold, were adopted in 1892 by a vote of a student assembly on the original downtown Seattle campus. One patriotic group favored Red, White and Blue as the University's colors, reasoning that "since the school was named after the father of our country, our national colors should be the school's colors." The opposing faction argued that national colors should not be degraded for such everyday use. The debate was ended when a young English instructor, Miss Frazier, stood and read the following excerpt from Lord Byron's "Destruction of Sennacherib." "The Assyrian came down like the wolf on the fold, And his cohorts were gleaming in purple and gold; And the sheen of their spears was like stars on the sea, And the blue wave rolls nightly on deep Galilee.""
post #77 of 96
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Originally Posted by Mulberrywood
Bob,


I was not ignoring you. But I am not sure how to handle the W logo idea. Perhaps the Washington gray in a solid stripe?


I was just kidding. The problem is that the gold is ugly. And I say that with proud purple blood running through me.

There is the official "Washington Grey" which may work to diffuse the gold. Say a 3/4" purple with a 1/4" gold and have a tiny line running through the gold? Would that work?

bob
post #78 of 96
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Originally Posted by Tokyo Slim
Its the East Coast football bias man, as a Husky Alum, you should know all about this...


It's the east coast academic bias...pisses me off every time.


b
post #79 of 96
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Quote:
Originally Posted by rdawson808
I was just kidding. The problem is that the gold is ugly. And I say that with proud purple blood running through me. There is the official "Washington Grey" which may work to diffuse the gold. Say a 3/4" purple with a 1/4" gold and have a tiny line running through the gold? Would that work? bob
Bob, Let me think about the gray stripe a thin line could be interesting....
post #80 of 96
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Now here is the big question: 1) Do we stick with the tried and true classic Repp weave: think Brooks Brothers striped ties or 2) Do we try some Jacquard weaves to do something different?
post #81 of 96
different is always better.
post #82 of 96
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Originally Posted by dirk diggler
different is always better.
Hi Dirk Diggler, Different/new is certainly often better artistically speaking, but many gentlemen seem to prefer a more traditional approach when it comes to college ties.....
post #83 of 96
Traditional is better, imho. If you're making a college tie, I feel that it should be an authentic college stylled tie.
post #84 of 96
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For those who are interested in the final selection please visit:

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

The next step is to work on CAD designs, which will show the colors and patterns but not the repp weave. All the striped ties will be done in a repp weave to give them a traditional feeling.

Please note that while the selections for phase one are finished we are starting to work on the next group of silks. So please let us know your thoughts.


Thank you!
post #85 of 96
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For those who are interested in how the college tie designs are being prepared here is the next step of our college tie project:

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

The Concordia tie drafts are being narrowed down to one design. At the moment the "art" design is the front-runner. The Concordia tie is a sailing tie.

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

All comments, thoughts & ideas are always welcome.
post #86 of 96
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I am almost done making adjustments to all the designs.One that is proving to be fun and challenging is Penn State.


Here is the situation, dark pink was a traditional color in the past but is no longer an official color - but it certainly is historically a trad color, this is clear.


Here is the current draft of the design:








It is hard to see in the image but there are thin black lines between the blue and white.


A suggestion has been made to add a pink line down the middle of the white lines.


1) Would this be a trad thing to do - using the dark pink. Cetainly historically, but trad?


2) If the consensus is that it is trad, how would it look aesthetically?


Here is some background info:


Penn State's student-athletes are instantly identified by their blue and white uniforms - but those weren't the original school colors. A three-member committee representing the sophomore, junior and senior classes was appointed in October of 1887 to develop color options from which the student body would select the school's official colors. Dark pink and black was the unanimous choice of the student body after considering the color combinations presented by the committee.


Soon many students and the baseball team were sporting pink and black striped blazers and caps. However, problems arose when the pink faded to white after several weeks of exposure to the sun. The students then opted for blue, rather than black, and white. The official announcement of the new choice was made on March 18, 1890.



Current colors:

Penn State Colors

Penn State colors are dark royal blue (PMS 287) and white. A lighter blue (PMS 285) is used as an accent color. Black and gray (PMS 424) are used as supportive colors.

PMS 285
0-102-255
#0066FF
PMS 287
0-0-153
#000099
PMS 424
102-102-102
#666666
Black
0-0-0
#000000
post #87 of 96
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The silks are all done except Stanford, Mississippi and Virginia. It has been a pleasure working with all the suggestions. Getting the colors was a big challenge, as many schools have different colors for home and away games as well as different colors for various departments. The most interesting design to work on and the most challenging was Pennsylvania State. I love history and Eagle 2250 was an advocate of reaching deep into the past to include a black and dark pink which although not currently in use are very much part of Pennsylvania State's past. After spending a long time thinking about the design I decided to put a thin dark pink and black stripe on the edges of the white stripe the effect is subtle as a reflection of the past. Here is the Pennsylvania State design (The photo is not the exact color that the silk will have) Please note that this design has a thin dark pink line which the photo in the previous post does not. A few days after Christmas I should have time to take photos all the silks (except three) and send out swatches to those who would like one. Just send me an email. Thanks again for all the ideas.
post #88 of 96
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Georgetown Blue and dull gray - per request. I looked at quite a few old civil war photos (amazing what you can find with Google images) to get the dull gray. A big thank you to all those who contributed ideas.
post #89 of 96
PLEEEEEEEASE someone make it stop!!!!!
post #90 of 96
WTF is going on?
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