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post #91 of 110
i just got my david chu time from chorse!



i dont know much about ties, but whenever i see a tie do this, i know it to be decadent.
cant wait for my batistoni from ed
post #92 of 110
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Just picked up my first H&K shirt from the PO. Great shirt. Great service. Fast delivery. At about a third the cost of my CF shirt. Much better deal.
post #93 of 110
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Originally Posted by diorshoe View Post
i just got my david chu time from chorse!



i dont know much about ties, but whenever i see a tie do this, i know it to be decadent.
cant wait for my batistoni from ed

Very awesome, Brian! I wish all my ties were self-tipped...
post #94 of 110
Some ties, first a Holland & Holland that's great when I'm not on safari:



And a couple of vintage Brooks Brothers narrow striped grenadines:

post #95 of 110
Ohh, the ever elusive grenadine. Very nice.
post #96 of 110
Just spent an arm and half a leg on this Brunello Cucinelli peacoat. I'm waiting to receive it from Lance but I'm quite excited about it (almost wishing for winter to return...)



post #97 of 110
gd - SHARP peacoat!!
post #98 of 110
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Originally Posted by amerikajinda View Post
Very awesome, Brian! I wish all my ties were self-tipped...

amerika, what does self tipped mean? i hear that all the time.
post #99 of 110
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amerika, what does self tipped mean? i hear that all the time.
It means that the tie fabric is also used for the tie backing fabric... like this lovely Oxxford I got from AlanC and the Kiton and Isaia to its left (as opposed to the Charvet and Tino Cosma on the right, which aren't self-tipped): Self-tipping is one of the marks of a great necktie! It's usually indicative of a high-quality tie (however there are plenty of high-quality ties that aren't self-tipped, but probably not as many low-quality ties that are self-tipped). Definition from http://www.boardroomties.com/tiema.html "A self tipped tie is one where the silk fabric utilized on the front is also utilized on the back, and inside, rather than utilizing the typical taffeta or acetate lining much like you would find in the sleeves of a suit." Other signs of a high quality necktie are Three-piece Construction -- the apron (the wide front piece), the neckband (the center piece), and lastly, the backpiece (the narrow end); a Bar Tack (the small thread stitched across the back of ties that joins the main seam of the two folded portions providing reinforcement for ties and maintaining the shape); the Slipstitch (a loose long black thread that sews the shell and blanket of the tie to provide elasticity and recovery of shape); a hand-stitched Loop (to hold the small end of the tie and usually made from the same fabric as the tie in better-quality ties); and last but not least, Self-Tipping (which now needs no explanation).
post #100 of 110
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Just spent an arm and half a leg on this Brunello Cucinelli peacoat. I'm waiting to receive it from Lance but I'm quite excited about it (almost wishing for winter to return...)
Wow this is a great coat!!! Wonderful purchase, Gdl... Is it cashmere?
post #101 of 110
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Wow this is a great coat!!! Wonderful purchase, Gdl... Is it cashmere?
It's wool. Thank G-d or I would have had to sell my wife (or a watch) for a cashmere Cucinelli coat
post #102 of 110
very nice coat, hope it turns out great for you. you probably will still be able to wear that at night .


here are a couple of paisleys i purchased from chorse. isaia 7folds, will be my first 7folds ever:





i still want something similar to this by CF, just never seen anything like it...



i have yet to open a package from edmorel with a battistoni tie in it (along with a turnbull and asser and a santoni fam). i will post photos soon.




im going to make a prediction here that the paisley tie will be making a comeback this coming season. i think if we make enough splash about it here on the forum and andy, we will be seeing articles about the paisley tie in all the mags.
post #103 of 110
thanks for the explanations amerika, that helped
post #104 of 110
Here are my recent paisley purchases on top of my Turnbull jacket:



isaia 7 fold first two, battistoni , and a recent purchase from silkworm7f on ebay.

the last one is supposed to be a double four fold, but dont see any difference in that and the isaia 7 fold.
i m very surprised by the quality and richness of this last tie. i have to thank Roger for the referral.



i REALLY love the red paisley , it is AMAZING. i just had a hunch it would be, so i went for it right away and bought it. so glad i did.
post #105 of 110
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Just receive the C&J Connaughts from Shyam. Great shoes! Great service! Thanks for all the advice and your praise of Shyam. Well deserved. I plan to order from him again but can't really decide on which benchgrade to get. Weymouth? Audley?
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