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4/17 RJ sells Glenroyal, TK, Petronius & Piacenza cashmere, new Drakes + MOAR

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UPDATED SAT 4/23/11!

NOW WITH Henry Poole PS, Petronius 50 oz English twill ties, more Drakes, more Charles Hill, more Sambrook Witting, more wool, more tweed, more goodness! Swinging London , moar H&B, , unique Tincati, wool tie and !!!! , Rare Stefano Ricci/Ballantyne ties, MORE AMAZING wool and tweed ties, MORE Holliday & Brown and literal luxury vintage from Dare & Dolphin, Viyella and others,, ties from , Battistoni ties, Calabrese, Richard James cufflinks and MUCH more!
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This burgundy bridle hide Tanner Krolle briefcase is incredible. If you’re not acquainted with it, Tanner Krolle has in recent years been the other name in British case making along with Swaine Adeney. In the past it made some items for Asprey, among others. Where Swaine Adeney was infuriatingly classic, TK was design-led. It went through some upsets and is now regrouped and operating out of Berkeley Square, making many items on a bespoke basis, in any event even more expensively than Swaine Adeney but with rather better service – I recently had to use TK’s repair service on another, more fashion-forward item and they were uncharacteristically communicative, quick and helpful for a British heritage maker. They do not sell this item from stock anymore; in fact, the closest comparable version is a bespoke limited edition model which they will make to order for a starting price of Pounds 2,500 to 3,300!!!!
http://www.tannerkrolle.com/product-...-lawyers-case/

This case has plenty of features that make it sturdier and more imposing than most current makers’ models I can think of. New condition (apart from minor smudges on outside), including lock combo reset papers and blank address sheet in the included luggage tag, it is in the thickest bridle hide I have ever seen on a business case, with reinforced corners to boot and generous dimensions. The handle is hand-stitched British goodness, and it’s attached to brass rings themselves on brass plates riveted onto the frame of the case. (Recently having had to have SAB repair the bridle leather loops on a briefcase, I can approve of using metal.) I have owned cases from Dunhill, Swaine Adeney, Glenroyal and TK, and I can say that of them all only this one has bridle hide that is literally a quarter inch thick on the sides – before you get to the reinforced corners. Why am I getting rid of this? Because I need something with a handle and a shoulder strap, so I’ve dug my first, medwards-approved SAB out of reconditioned slumber and am using it again. 17.5” across at top, unexpanded width at bottom 6” and 13” tall. The inside is lined in burgundy moiré alcantara with unlined sides and has several compartments. A case like this is the leather lunch pail that announces you have made it, and spent it on this case. $600 shipped in US, $650 (it’s big and heavy) shipped internationally.

NB: SEE POST BELOW FOR MORE PICTURES OF INTERIOR OF TANNER KROLLE CASE.























Richard James Savile Row sterling silver and handblown glass cube and sphere cufflinks. I’ve been culling through my cufflinks as I’ve realized what I do and don’t wear regularly. These are fantastic, eyecatching, elegant and just don’t quite fit with my work and life style nowadays. RJ first introduced his line of cufflinks in 1999 or 2000, moving from blown glass spheres in contrasting colors that recalled marbles to cubes and later on studded “Sputnik” variants. The quality was excellent and the styling distinctive – very original and yet at some level atavistic. These are fitting examples: red glass cubes on one end of a sterling silver stem, orange spheres on the other. The glass is translucent allowing for a wonderful play of light. I’ve tried to capture that in my photos. Yes, they are sold with the box; I’ve worn them a few times but they’ve seen very little use and are in excellent condition.

Hallmarked and marked “RJ” as well on the stems; made in England.

$110 shipped in US, $120 shipped internationally.


















As many of you may have gathered from my sale threads, I have been a bit of a collector of interesting vintage things that appeal to me. Sometimes I realize I have bought something just for curiosity rather than its utility in my own wardrobe. These two Stefano Ricci for the old Ballantyne silk ties handmade in Italy are an example of such items. While beautiful in their own right, I ended up always choosing other ties to wear each morning. Each tie bears the label “Designed by Stefano Ricci for Ballantyne” – as they’re handmade in Italy I believe Ricci made them as well, much like how Edward Green made the English shoes labeled “Designed by Edward Green for Paul Stuart.” Certainly not all Ballantyne ties are or were made by Stefano Ricci; I have no idea who makes the ties for the current incarnation of Ballantyne (which is all made in Italy or Romania except for the hand intarsia sweaters), but I feel pretty safe that these are examples of some of the best tiemaking for what used to be one of the very best cashmere companies.

Ballantyne by Stefano Ricci 1: Neat burgundy double paisley with gold corners print on bronze ground; textured gold tipping. “Designed by Stefano Ricci for Ballantyne” woven into keeper and printed on the tail. 3 1/16” at widest and approx. 56” long. $30 shipped in US, $36 internationally.









Ballantyne by Stefano Ricci 2: Tiny white paisley with highlight outline on burgundy ground with diagonal ribbing effect; textured red tipping. At the tail the print changes to a psychedelic plaid/diamond print affair, mildly subversive in a very constipated way. “Designed by Stefano Ricci for Ballantyne” woven into keeper and printed on the tail. 3 1/16” at widest and approx. 56” long. $30 shipped in US, $36 internationally.


















Bright red silk twill Petronius tie with small cream and yellow paisleys outlined in dark blue. Another subversive CBD tie – soporific pattern with confidently bright ground, confront each new day with this tie. Self keeper tacked at sides and stitched into center seam. Hand made in Italy, by a maker at the cutting edge of SF MC groupthink. 58” long by 3.5” at widest. . $40 shipped in US, $46 shipped internationally.










Magnificent, Manton-sized Petronius CBD tie: printed daisy pattern in light yellow and blue on deep orange silk twill… and not just any twill, but a soft, substantial 50 ounce English silk twill. One of the very best of the Italian tiemakers in one of the very best silks, two legends meet. Hand made in Italy by the darling of the SF Inner Circle, the toast of Tyler Brûlé’s Monocle, Petronius, the arbiter elegantiarum whose Parthian eye unfailingly chose this lovely pattern. Self keeper tacked at the sides and stitched into the center seam. Just over 3.25” at widest by 63” long. . $47 shipped in US, $53 shipped internationally.












The following is one of those ties that you just don’t see the likes of – Petronius silk tie with what appears to be medieval Chinese images. A curiosity like an Hermès scarf tie, only rarer – perhaps you can accessorize it with a Drakes Moghul scene pocket square for extra cultural confusion. Hand made in Italy, printed silk twill with a silvery white ground, colors are teals, tans, bronzes and yellows. 57” long by 3.75” at widest. . $40 shipped in US, $46 shipped internationally.














Remarkable Tincati tie with crisply woven perpendicular rose gold and espresso rectangles on metallic navy ground. Tipped in navy twill silk, this tie features a peculiar “rounded leg” or gamba rotunda construction, as shown in the photographs. I’ve never seen this on any tie before. An inspection of the construction reveals that the rounded legs of the tie are tipped in silk but not folded over and over like a seven-fold or three-fold tie. There is a light lining deeper inside the tie but otherwise this tie’s sensuous hand and body are due to its substantial silk and not any effects of folding – pretty nifty. Self keeper tacked at sides and stitched into center seam. 3 5/8” at widest by 60” long. $34 shipped in US, $40 shipped internationally.




















Super CBD Battistoni silk twill tie : tan and red diamonds with green, red and tan medallions printed on midnight blue ground. Hand made in Italy. Unlike its sister tie above, no pattern number printed on it, but I’ve got Battistoni stuff that doesn’t even have the name on it. This is the sober stuff to wear when you mean business. Soft silk with almost powdery feel. 56” long by 3.625” at widest. $35 shipped in US, $41 shipped internationally.








Tie by Caleffi, one of the best shirtmakers in Rome. Fall colors paisley and leaf woodcut-style print. Hand made in Italy. 3 7/8” wide by 59” long. $23 $15 shipped in US, $29 $21 shipped internationally.









I guess we all go through a splashy tie phase… Here are some from my Krawattenausbildung (no Hans or Fritz).

iGent-eriffic umbrella pattern tie. Colorful umbrellas with variegated canopies on red silk twill groun . Self keeper tacked on the sides and tucked into the center seam. . Hand made in Italy for the Roman shop Seven Hills. Width 3.75”, length 56”. $23 $15 shipped in US, $29 $21 shipped internationally.











Litrico (another storied Flusser favorite) gold, peach and burgundy paisleys. Wonderfully soft. . Made in Italy. 3.75” wide by 53”. $24 $15 shipped in US, $30 $21 shipped internationally.








I suppose a subset of splashy ties are woven figure ties. Some follow:


Blue and green repp silk tie with woven shield with coronet and what appears to be a lion rampant. The heraldic shield picks out the colors of the striped ground: burgundy, gold and green. The stripe pattern also features pale grey and royal blue. Made for an old shop in Lisbon. Just under 3.75” at widest and 56” long. . $22 shipped in US, $28 shipped internationally.








A very nice navy repp weave with red currency symbols (dollars, pounds, Deutschmarks, lira), made in England for the pukka English Sports Shop of Bermuda but I had a reading comprehension FAIL and discovered it was polyester. It looked and felt like the real thing and is quite interesting and not loud as such ties go. Amaze your friends, break the ice at naughty parties. Only your hairdresser will know for sure. 56” long by 3” at widest. $15 shipped in US, $21 shipped internationally.









Heraldic print Santandrea (Saintandrews) silk tie. Shields and blazons with lions rampant, castles, fleurs-de-lys and quarterings. Burgundy silk twill ground. Self keeper tacked at the sides. Formerly known as Saintandrews, Santandrea is the maker of the RLPL Italian-made clothing. 4” wide by 58”. $24 shipped in US, $30 shipped internationally.








SOLD Gorgeous Glenroyal handmade in Scotland bridle leather ziparound folio. This is in almost new condition. I don’t know why I kept buying these as I gave away two other folios to e-friends… Comparable to Swaine Adeney or WH Gidden, Glenroyal is a stealthier wealthier brand that recently has been trumpeted in Monocle, the organ of prescient trendsetter Tyler Brûlé, who is sort of like a ghey Canadian version of , so you all should worship him. This is a best in class – dark dark chocolate brown, external zip pocket on one side with leather fob on zipper, brass Cheney lock for main zipped compartment. Keys are inside another leather fob. Inside is a single compartment with a penholder loop. Magnificent. I just gave this a feeding of SAB bridle hide food. Dimensions are 16” long by 12” wide, expandable to about 1” deep. Similar folios list for $700 – over $1,000. I will sell this for $200 shipped anywhere in the world, $190 shipped in US.

NOTE: Other pictures of this folio are throughout this post as I’ve used it as the base for a number of tie pics. They may give a better idea of the leather quality and detailing.


















Beautiful brocaded tie from the Italian tiemaker Calabrese – start a new SF trend...
Red, grey and green woven motif Calabrese tie. 3.75” by 60”. $20 $15 shipped in US, $26 $21 shipped internationally.















Unwanted gift – New with tags silk tie with chestnut and red daisies hand-printed in Italy on a sweet cream butter-yellow silk twill ground by Rooster for Burdines. Appears to be hand slipped too. Nice color for spring. 3 1/8” at widest by 54” long. $20 shipped in US, $26 shipped internationally.











Galtrucco white large dot on dark blue silk tie. Self keeper. Made in Italy for the Roman drapers celebrated by Flusser. 57” long by 3.5” at widest. $17 shipped in US, $23 shipped internationally.













I’m selling a bunch of pocket squares as I now wear Kent Wang’s RJ cat pocket squares almost exclusively. While I urge any of you interested to keep the posse alive and purchase one (I derive no benefit from Kent’s sales except the satisfaction of seeing my late cat’s memory prolonged), I also urge you to invest in my PSs.


Robert Talbott "Chelsea" pocket square in thick violet silk twill and lion rampant design. Machined edges. Unfortunately the idiotic Century 21 label on the reverse left an adhesive mark, but it is not visible from the front and does not affect wear. I don't think I ever wore this and I bought it new. $20 $17 shipped in US, $25 $23 shipped internationally. 11.5" on a side.






Henry Poole cotton pocket square. Made for the Japanese market, where Poole has had a license since the 1960s. Amusing tan and oxblood check design. “Henry Poole” is embroidered in one corner along with the Poole insignia, which I believe is based on the arms of Emperor Napoleon III: Henry Poole (the man) and one of the English Rothschilds advanced Louis-Napoléon Bonaparte, nephew of the first emperor of the name, funds to return to France from his forced exile in England. He did and within a few years had overturned the Second Republic and made himself Emperor of France, to the consternation of Marx, Baudelaire, Hugo, and others. Once emperor, Napoleon III enthusiastically continued to give his custom to Poole. Celebrate your own Dix-huit Brumaire with this square! $20 shipped in US, $26 shipped internationally.







Neglia iridescent check tie. Shimmery sky and blue green with overlapping checks of orange, red and mauve. Due to the weave the colors have a tonal effect changing shade at different angles. Great for summer. 3” at widest by 54” long. $25 shipped in US, $31 shipped internationally.











Thick wool tie in something almost like a boucle knit made in Scotland by McNeil in brown and tan stripes. Perfect for a hairy tweed coat. The knit gives the colors depth and tone. 3” at widest by 54” long – bear in mind that with a wool tie you don’t need much length to get a satisfyingly substantial knot. $30 shipped in US, $36 shipped internationally.








Unlined wool tie in red, sky and red stripes on an olive ground. Simple, old school, dashingly thin. Stitched at the ends because it is unlined. This is apparently the pattern of the Old Saltleians but as long as you stay away from their rugby club you should stay unmolested. 2.75” at widest by 53” long. . $30 shipped in US, $36 shipped internationally.














Australian wool fringed tie in a green and black tartan check on a light tan ground. Rustic, textured, liven up an outfit with it. After all, it’s fall right now in Australia. Just over 3” at widest and 52” at widest. $28 shipped in US, $34 shipped internationally.










The Scotch House Munrospun virgin wool tweed unlined tie in a simple check pattern of brick red and mischievous fuchsia pink on grey. Surprisingly fine and light for wool thanks to the unlined construction. Edges are stitched. The colors are beautifully heathered so that the fuchsia is extremely muted – see pics for details. Made in Scotland. 3 5/8” at widest by 53” long. $30 shipped in US, $36 shipped internationally.












Scotch House wool tie in red with the Mathieson tartan, a versatile pattern with black and a hint of forest green. Self keeper. Made in Scotland. Very handsome. 3.75” at widest by 50” long. $30 shipped in US, $36 shipped internationally.






Hunt & Winterbotham tartan wool tie. A legendary woolens house created this tie in a firm dry wool check of blues, greens and blacks with yellow and red overcheck. Made in Scotland. . 2 5/8” at widest by 57” long. . $30 shipped in US, $36 shipped internationally.








HELD FOR BUYER The closest thing to a summer tweed tie – a gorgeous heathered ocean blue heathered tweed with checks of stormy blue, green and ochre. This is the sort of thing the Duke of Windsor must have daydreamed about in his Hugo Boss underoos. Made in Scotland of 100% wool. 3 1/8” at widest by52” long. $30 shipped in US, $36 shipped internationally.








Tweed tie made in Menagh, Ireland: heathered diagonal stripes of violet, goldenrod and white on light grey. Pure new wool and a simple but wonderfully lighthearted color scheme. 2.75” at widest by 57” long. $30 shipped in US, $36 shipped internationally.










Sometimes you just want a good silk print tie in vibrant colors with a classic pattern that has become new again. This is that tie. Large paisleys in bright red and olive green on a dark red ground. Similar to current Drake patterns as seen in the Ben Silver catalog. Made in England, not sure who by, but the “PS” logo makes me think it might be Paul Salgo (no, not Paul Smith). You know where you are with this tie. You’re in the right. 57.5” long by just under 3.75” at widest. $23 shipped in US, $29 shipped internationally.












Here, a summery yet conservative silk twill tie. There’s a playfulness in the pattern from the Kelly green oblique diamonds with offwhite centers that are printed on a navy ground. Playful, but the proportions are discreet enough not to be loud. Self keeper. Made in England for Maus & Hoffman, haven’t tracked down who by. Seize the day and this tie. 3 5/8” at widest by 58” long. $23 shipped in US, $29 shipped internationally.













Extraordinary bright red divan design real Viyella tie made in England by Michelson’s. They don’t make them like this any more, largely because those two brands are just defunct names. Michelson’s was the parent company of Holliday & Brown when the two were acquired by the silk weavers Mantero of Como about ten years ago. Like H&B it had made ties for a number of well-known outfitters and haberdashers, but this is a bit of a splashy departure. The pattern is crisp and clear, the interlining thin enough to tie a normal knot (always a concern with wool ties). Being real Viyella woven in Scotland, the material is a proprietary 55% wool 45% cotton mix. Hand is soft but not limp. Just 3” at widest by 54” long. $25 shipped in US, $31 shipped internationally.









Yet another piece of tailoring history – slim tie made in England by Dare & Dolphin, shirt and tie makers of Piccadilly, celebrated by Apparel Arts (yes, the Apparel Arts that those knowledgeable departed members used to talk about) as one of the very best haberdashers in London. Sober and CBD silk twill with concentric blue and green medallion and lozenge prints on burgundy ground. I’ve realized it’s a bit too soporific for me but may be of interest to another person out there who wishes to wear it (sincerely or ironically) or wants to add to his collection. 2¾” at widest by 55” long. $25 shipped in US, $31 shipped internationally.










Daft Kilgour, French & Stanbury silk tie with oversized printed pheasant motif. From the materials tag, I think it is by David Evans, but I can’t confirm. Pheasants in green and dark red on navy ground. Only mad dogs, Englishmen, and discerning SFers would wear this. So British Alan Flusser and FNB must have procreated to generate it. Made in England. This tie appears to have been narrowed at some point in its life, but this is not apparent from the front of the tie or when worn. 3.25” wide by 58.5”. $24 $19 $15 shipped in US, $30 $25 $21 shipped internationally.


















Another tie, I think it’s made by David Evans as well from the made in label as I’ve seen it on other David Evans stuff, but I’m not certain. Vaguely psychedelic printed silk design in blues, greens and red (which predominates). Made in England. 3¾” at widest by 54” long. $24 shipped in US, $30 shipped internationally.













Best of British tiemakers… Holliday & Brown, Drakes, Charles Hill and Cravats:
I’m culling out a number of my ties, some too CBD, others not CBD enough, many private label, from my favorite British makers… their clients were fickle and switched around (it’s astonishing how many people H&B made for at some point, rather like EG with private label shoes) until most raced to the bottom and hung them out to dry, with the result that Charles Hill and Holliday & Brown are now either dormant or defunct (H&B’s web address now just forward to the site of their owner, Italian silk weaver Mantero; Charles Hill left survivors at Seaman & Spearm and T&A but as a company it seems gone, gone, gone…). I’ve seen brands ping-pong among all of the makers named above, with Cravats as a bit of a dark horse. It along with its affiliate the shirtmaker Cleeve of London were purchased last year by Rayner & Sturges, itself owned by the shop Alexander Boyd, with guarantees production would continue – I’ve even seen some Cravats in the US market under a new label.


Refreshingly CBD tie by Drake’s. Red and tan paisley with white blossom print on navy silk twill ground. Hand made in England for Carroll & Co. of Beverly Hills. Self keeper tacked at sides. 3 5/8” wide by 58” long. $30 shipped in US, $36 shipped internationally.







Drake’s paisley/divan design in dark green, navy and burgundy with cream. Thick silk twill and a pattern with more depth and detail every time I look at it. Self keeper. Subtle, certain to grow on you. Something to ponder like a Zen koan: this Drake’s tie has tags for both Drake’s and Charles Hill, which is a two-headed chicken like aberration. AlanC and I did once discover that the two companies were once affiliated, but I’ve never seen a tie with both a Drake’s makers tag and a Charles Hill “Handmade in England” label (with the little “CH”). Twice the goodness in one tie? 3.5” by 57”. $28 shipped in US, $34 shipped internationally.











Charles Hill printed silk twill tie. Green ground with red and blue ovals and tiny paisley ovals/lozenges. The silk has a wonderfully soft, powdery feel although I can’t commit to saying it’s madder. The heathery mix of colors is similar to such prints, though. Self keeper. Hand made in England for the French cashmere shop Hobbs. 3.25” by 57”. $28 shipped in US, $34 shipped internationally.












Yellow silk twill Charles Hill tie with variable width stripe overcheck in white, light blue, dark blue and green. Unusual pattern. Self keeper tacked on the sides and stitched into the center seam. 57” by 3.75” at widest. $28 shipped in US, $34 shipped internationally.












Impossibly soft silk twill Charles Hill tie. Blue outlined paisley highlighted in sage green on dark red ground. Luscious and thick. Handmade in England. 3.5” at widest by 55” long. $27 shipped in US, $33 shipped internationally.










Beautiful Charles Hill woven silk tie. Mid-blue ribbed silk ground with red woven maple leaf design. Not just for Canadians, for would those milquetoasts have the stones to wear it? Yet the simple two-color scheme is discreet enough to wear anywhere. Self keeper tacked at sides and stitched into center seam. Hand made in England. 3 7/8” at widest by 58” long. $27 shipped in US, $33 shipped internationally.










Sambrook Witting blue and green small paisley on burgundy wool challis tie. The wool makes this subtle and business-friendly design interesting. The print and colors are crisp enough and the wool twill fine enough to make this look like a deeply textured silk. Made in England for Boggi. The print is discreet enough to be CBD yet the motifs surprisingly are very current – paisleys are suddenly hot again. Harrumph. 3.5” at widest by 56” long. $25 shipped in US, $31 shipped internationally.












Sambrook Witting paisley silk print tie: CBD red and old gold paisleys outlined in green on dark navy silk twill ground. Very soft feel with surprising body – does that make it the Kelly Brook of ties? Perhaps I overstate the case, but it’s safe to say that when Italians think of the British look they aspired to and improved on, they were thinking of and looking for a tie like this, an ur-tie, a srs sober tie for srs sober style. Srsly. 3.25” at widest by 56” long. Made in England. $25 shipped in US, $31 shipped internationally.










Vivax by Sambrook Witting navy paisley tie. Classic paisleys in gold with green and red accents on a navy silk twill ground. A tie whose time has come again. Made in England. Tipped in mauve. Just under 3.5” at widest by 57” long. . $25 shipped in US, $31 shipped internationally.











Royal blue faille Holliday & Brown tie with woven abstract red flowers/clovers. Sumptuous. Self keeper. Tipped in navy blue silk. The flowers or clovers are stylized enough to look like clubs from a suit of cards. 3.5” at widest by 59” long. $30 shipped in US, $36 shipped internationally.










Lush Holliday & Brown giant paisley design – this is the sort of thing that Richard James might have done except this doesn’t appear to be as self-conscious about it. Intricately detailed giant paisley print including abstract flowers in yellow, tan, and blue outlined in green, on a ground of thick, luscious red silk twill. Incredibly crisp colors on incredibly soft silk. This is what CBD would do if it could laugh at itself. Self keeper. Tipped in navy silk twill. Hand made in England for a Savile Row company called Christie’s. 3.75” at widest by 56.5” long. $30 shipped in the US, $36 shipped internationally.









Wonderfully classic Holliday & Brown blue paisley print tie hand made in England. Small blue paisleys with green, red and tan accents on a darker blue silk twill ground. Wonderful dry hand. Tipped in burgundy silk. A tie that knows where it’s at. 3.75” at widest by 56” long. $28 shipped in US, $34 shipped internationally.










Exemplary CBD Holliday & Brown tie – small paisleys in muted greens and blues printed on a brick red silk twill ground. The yellow accents create visual interest without loudness. If some evil sorcerer turned Manton into a tie and Petronius was busy, this is what he would look like. Navy blue silk tipping. Hand made in England for infamous New York haberdashers H. Herzfeld. A measured (sorry for the pun) 3.5” at widest by 58” long. $30 shipped in US, $36 shipped internationally.










Classic English woven pattern silk tie hand made in England by Holliday & Brown for the lamented Lord’s of the Burlington Arcade. Concentric squares of navy and silver with small red diamonds on a navy ground. Self keeper. 3 3/8” by 58.5”. $28 shipped in US, $34 shipped internationally.










Olive silk twill print Holliday & Brown tie with abstract motifs in brick red and light tan. Looks like something that could have inspired “Special re-editions” like the one below. From the label I’m guessing it comes from the 1960s-1970s period that some of the re-editions sampled. Hand made in England, and to those who are blind partisans of handwork I point out that I just noticed that the hand slip stitch was starting to open up on the back end of the tie (see picture). It’s easy enough to repair and will not show when worn, but I thus offer this for a discount. 4 1/8” wide by 53” long. $15 shipped in US, $22 shipped internationally.











Sometimes daring experiments don’t pay off: Holliday & Brown special re-edition silk print tie featuring a reissued pattern from their copious archives. Hand made in Italy, violent tropical greens and magentas. Self-tipped and self keeper. Definitely a tie that draws attention. Fell out of rotation pretty quick, but maybe it’s your bag. 3 3/8” by 58”. $18 shipped in US, $24 shipped internationally.















New with tag Holliday & Brown heavy woven silk tie made for Hilditch & Key of Jermyn Street. H&B used to make all the ties for H&K; at some point they moved to making only those in the “Hand Made Fine Silk Collection.” This is one of the last, a wonderfully soft silk weave of light blue and navy blue ovals on a silver-white ribbed silk ground. Self keeper tacked on the sides and folded and stitched into the seam. Extremely well made, extremely sober, perfect wintry colors for the weather ahead, stuffs a stocking well… 3.5” wide by 58”. $40 shipped in US, $46 shipped internationally.














Cartier 18K gold Trinity wraparound or "stirrup" cufflinks in rose, white and yellow gold. Absolutely stunning. Hallmarked and signed. According to antique sellers online selling the same model, these are a rare design that hasn't been produced in decades. I don't know about that because these look basically new. I do know that these are a beautiful example of the wraparound design, which Cartier is credited with inventing, and that the Trinity motif of interlocking rings was a favorite of royal nincompoop and proto-iGent the Dook of Windsor on jewelry purchased for Wallis Simpson. These links open in the center, as shown in the pictures. They are generously sized and measure approximately one full inch across at widest point. I note that I may list these concurrently on ebay and may take them down if they do sell on that venue. I'm seeing them selling on estate jewelry sites for $3900- $4100. I'd imagine Cartier wants considerably more for them new. I'd like to sell them for $2500 firm, shipped anywhere in the world. Please note my customs/duties language at the bottom of this post if you are considering purchasing from abroad.



















Hallmarks for each link: “750” inside a small polygon on each link, as pictured below:











SOLD ITEMS:

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SOLD Cloud-soft grey and white cashmere pick-and-pick Petronius tie. A marvel, the two-color weave gives it that jewel-like play of light. Self keeper. Hand made in Italy by the most revered tiemaker on the forum (sorry ed), the delight of the SF Inner Circle. 3.5” at widest by approximately 60” long. $66 shipped in US, $72 shipped internationally.










SOLD Woven Vespa scooter on burgundy tie by Davide Cenci. Handmade in Italy, this tie features impressively sharp little silver Vespas (with yellow seats and grey tires) on a burgundy heavy silk faille ground. Fun without being cartoony. Tipped in brown silk twill. Self keeper tacked at sides and stitched into center seam. 3 1/8” at widest by 57” long. $30 shipped in US, $36 shipped internationally.















SOLD Six Nations rugby silk tie with woven symbols of different countries including the French cock (no surrender monkey, ha ha), the ostrich feathers of the Prince of Wales, the Irish shamrock, the shield of the Italian Republic, and more. Nice royal blue heavy silk twill, self keeper tacked and stitched into the center seam. 57” long by 3.75” at widest. $19 shipped in US, $25 shipped internationally.










SOLD CBD with a twist: stylized blue and red daisy print on vibrant thick green twill silk. Self tipped and hand made for the best classic men’s shop in Milan. Fantastic with a sly blue shirt for spring and summer, particularly if the shirt has a hint of turquoise. The über-classic print makes the ground color sizzle out, in a reversal from usual tie color schemes. Escape the drear. Just under 3.5” at widest by 56” long. $27 shipped in US, $33 shipped internationally.







SOLD Amazing heavy silk tie by the Parisian bespoke tailors Cifonelli, the most famous French bespoke tailors, used by such bigtimers as François Mitterand, Lino Ventura, lasbar, and Omar Sharif, and even used by Hermès as their bespoke tailoring partner in the 1990s. This tie lives up to the reputation of the tailoring house, featuring a chevroned pattern of woven ruby spots highlighted in silver on an iridescent black ground. The spacing of the dots changes over the length of the tie, an effect that takes special care in designing and making the tie. Self tipped, with a self keeper tacked at the sides and stitched into the center seam. Carefully hand made in Italy. 4” at widest by 58” long. $40 shipped in US, $46 shipped internationally.

















SOLD Awesome Riccardo Piacenza heathered light grey cashmere tie. This tie features a ribbed pattern with hints of light tan for a sort of Portland stone effect. Ineffably elegant and dazzlingly soft, as you’d expect from one of the very best still extant cashmere houses, beloved of T4phage. Made in Italy. 3.5” at widest by 58” long. $55 shipped in US, $61 shipped internationally.









SOLD W. Bill russet brown glen plaid with forest green overcheck pure wool tie. Lovely pattern; the green overcheck brings warmth to the pattern and picks out some of the reddish brown. The wool makes the tie substantial and as luscious to hold as to wear. As should be expected from one of the most hallowed of the British cloth houses. 4” at widest by 56.5” long. $30 shipped in US, $36 shipped internationally.









SOLD New handmade in England tie – I think by Vanner’s but am not sure. Conservative pattern of circles and squares in red, blue and offwhite on salted butter caramel silk trill ground. Signs of quality and attention to detail abound: self tipped and self keeper tacked at sides and stitched into center seam, similar to recent Drakes ties. 3 7/8” at widest by 57” long.









SOLD Gorgeously classic, beautifully simple Drake’s white polka dot on mauve silk twill ground tie. Iridescent, powdery soft to hold, perfect for summer. Tipped in ivory silk twill. Self keeper tacked at sides and stitched into center seam. Hand made in England of pleasingly heavy silk. 3.5” at widest by 58” long. . $32 shipped in US, $38 shipped internationally.










SOLD This espresso brown heavy silk twill Drake’s tie is definitely not just for farmer. Flawlessly elegant, with thick deep ribs like folds of Callebaut chocolat. Substantial to hold. Wonderful with blue or grey patterned suits. Hand made in England. Self keeper tacked at sides and stitched into center seam. Self-tipped. 3 5/8” at widest by 56” long. . $32 shipped in US, $38 shipped internationally.








SOLD Classic Holliday & Brown heavy silk repp navy tie with broad forest green stripes outlined in black. Hand made in England in H&B’s last gasp, tipped in dark blue silk. The ribbing of the repp silk makes the tie almost iridescent, as well as really soft and frankly pretty sensual to touch. . 3.5” at widest by 59” long. $30 shipped in US, $36 shipped internationally.







SOLD Two incredible skinny ties made by Holliday & Brown for Savile Row bespoke tailors Bernard Weatherill, the last bespoke riding wear maker in England (by appointment to the Queen) and one of the tailors used by Patrick Macnee for the wardrobe of the dashing John Steed. These ties may date from that same period as the “made in” tag hasn’t been used since the 1970s at latest in my experience, and ties hadn’t been so skinny since the 1960s. When Prada “re-edited” Holliday & Brown’s archives to come out with their vintage prints and weaves in the early 2000s, this is the sort of thing that was inspiring them, abstract weaves that shimmer and resemble Asian prints and acid trips, if they were taken by a member of Swinging London en route to his tailor. Each is silk tipped, one in emerald green twill and the other in midnight, hand made in England of all silk, and is 2.5” at widest by 52” long. $30 shipped in US, $36 shipped internationally.

SOLD Weatherill 1: gold sheaves, gold and green horizontal stripes, green pattern on black ground:














SOLD Weatherill 2: amazing fluid wave pattern in deep turquoise and gold on black ground:
















SOLD Calabrese iridescent woven foliage tie with gold stripe. Tones change depending on light and angle. Very cool – leaves are in shades of green and blue-green, ground is steel grey going to steel blue. 3” by 56”.








SOLD The Scotch House chocolate brown (no edmorel) glen plaid with forest green overcheck pure wool tie made in Scotland. Lovely pattern; the green overcheck makes the tie really stand out while the wool makes the tie as luscious to hold as to wear. 4” at widest by 55” long. $30 shipped in US, $36 shipped internationally.














SOLD Amazing Arnys tie: violet paisleys which at closer look turn out to be tone-on-tone purple deer, on a ground of olive interspersed with paler green shrubbery. Very Arnys, but subtle enough not to be obnoxious. Self keeper tacked at sides. Arnys medallion and print number printed on tail of blade. Hand made in Italy. 3.5” at widest by approx. 57” long. $30 shipped in US, $36 shipped internationally.











SOLD Wonderfully summery Drake’s woven silk tie. Bought this and never ended up wearing it, perhaps I am too gloomy and emo – it is still new-tie crisp. Iridescent sunny yellow and white diamond weave with woven deep sky blue and yellow self spots. Tipped in buttery yellow silk twill. Self keeper tacked at the seams and stitched into the center seam. (I believe technically the diamond weave pattern is known as a “diaper” pattern but I avoid using that term for the Vitter associations.) 3 5/8” at widest by 57” long. $30 shipped in US, $36 shipped internationally.









SOLD Beautiful muted paisley Holliday & Brown tie: dark red, green, ochre and blue paisley design on midnight blue silk twill ground. Magnificent with a light blue shirt and a grey suit. Self-tipped, with self keeper tacked at edges and stitched into the center seam. The paisleys are large enough not to be twee, without being large and loud. Hand made in England. 3 5/8” at widest by 58” long. $30 shipped in US, $36 shipped internationally.









SOLD Pale gold woven silk Holliday & Brown tie outlined in tiny sky diamonds. The almost imperceptible outline catches the light, giving the tie a shimmer that makes the squares really stand out. As with the other H&Bs, this is extremely soft to the touch and full of those sober saving graces. Self keeper tacked at the sides. Tipped in navy silk. Hand made in England. 3 5/8” by 59”. $30 shipped in US, $36 shipped internationally.

















SOLD Another collector’s piece tie – an ancient “Thistlebud” unlined woven silk tie made by Budd of Piccadilly, bespoke shirtmakers. This is truly an oddity; I wonder if this is what was meant when tiemakers try to convince us that old ties were made of a single piece of silk folded in on itself because this is completely unlined and untipped and kind of thin. It is of silvery white silk with silver woven thistles and buds, I guess. I acquired it out of curiosity and five years later am selling it on because I just don’t think I’ll wear it again and another collector may be curious to own it. Note the ribbing and stitching at the tips. Because it’s unlined, it may be suitable for experimenting with the more complicated knots in the Yong Mao/Thomas Fink The 85 Ways to Tie a Tie book, which is what I did. 3.5” at widest by 52” long. $25 shipped in US, $31 shipped internationally.













SOLD Cravats of London dark blue silk tie with woven dot and check pattern. Great texture and heft. Despite being solid color, the pattern gives the tie lots of depth and surface interest as the check weave catches the light. Hand made in England under the brand Macnaughtens. “Cravats of London” maker’s name is woven into the tipping. A classic sober British tie with more than meets the eye. 58” by just under 3.75” at widest. $28 shipped in US, $34 shipped internationally.











SOLD Bronze Charles Hill heavy woven silk tie with alternating sky and navy woven squares pattern. Deep brownish bronze ground, slightly ribbed for a faille effect. Hand made in England by the sister makers to Turnbull & Asser. Self keeper tacked on the sides and stitched into the center seam. 57” by 3.75” at widest. $28 shipped in US, $34 shipped internationally.















PLEASE NOTE:

No returns. I reserve the right to refuse sale on reasonable grounds. Insurance is extra and it is the buyer's responsibility to request and pay for insurance. I am not responsible for customs, CITES or related fees and delays and will not lie on customs forms for you. I will make every effort to ship by the Saturday following your order.

None of my stuff has been urinated on by Fuuma. However, that can be arranged for additional shipping to Montreal and back.
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epic, as always
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epic, as always

Holy Sh*t

i was happy just scrolling down on my phone slowly waiting for the next item and description of the item. I didnt want it to end
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Yeah, I've seen these. Wondering if the TK has only the one inner compartment, or does it have multiple, 'photographable' sections ? Much obliged.
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The durability of the Tanner Krolle bridle hide trumps Swaine by a yard. It's a tougher hide. Surprised it's still here. The retail on the case would exceed the price of my first car (showing all of you how old I am).

Steven
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Holy Sh*t

i was happy just scrolling down on my phone slowly waiting for the next item and description of the item. I didnt want it to end

I did that on my computer. And then I pruned my buy list down to 7 from 12 :s
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"Bandwidth exceeded" - none of the pics are visible :-(
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Bump for a great seller and great items. Looking forward to wearing the battistoni square!
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"Bandwidth exceeded" - none of the pics are visible :-(

PB!
post #10 of 20
I applaud your decision to sell these ties, but what made you buy them in the first place?
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Thread Starter 
Mods: I apologize for the bump -- I've been trying to figure out why my images are not back up even after I upgraded to tobucket Pro. Can folks please let me know if the images are still down after refreshing the page?

re Tanner Krolle, there is one compartment inside with two deep pockets on the sides.

re Manton, these are some of my more boring ties. I am keeping the ones you probably really hate. Also, I picked up a lot of the older ties out of curiosity about some of the vintage shops/makers.

rj

For the moment, I am attaching the additional interior pics of the Tanner Krolle:
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I can see them now.
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Thread Starter 
4/17 ADDITIONS including Petronius ties in English silk twill and cashmere, cashmere Piacenza tie, more Drakes ties, a Glenroyal bridle leather folio, more wool and tweed ties, and much, much more.
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PM-ed on the Glenroyal folio.
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I really like that heraldic print; if only it was narrower. Bump for a great seller, with really cool items and fast shipping.
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