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Dear Sulka-How I miss the very brand ,I am interested in buying Sulka ties as many as you still have in stock , I was shocked to hear about Sulka boutiques have shut down- I can never forget this name since my childhood when my late father a civil servant from the days of the British Raaj in India, used to admire wearing Sulka ties from his collection.He used to feel proud & showed his collection boastfully to his collegues & friends.
I believe e-bay has some collection, I am planning to visit New York this August & then I will buy otherwise if I buy from you & you ship me then it will be stolen on the way? best regards - Goodtimes tunnu
Reviving what might be the oldest thread on SF to link to a piece that I wrote on the 10-year anniversary of Sulka's demise for Will at ASW:
nice article until the end.
Why did sulka close their doors. Because the guy running the show at the end
ran what was essentially a small business as if it was a multimillion dollar entity.
he spent richmont's money, as if there was no limits.
they had a huge office at 111 eighth ave. a fancy showroom for a wholesale line that never really got off the ground.
the so- called designer had no clue either.
Richmont had enough sense to cut their losses when they did.
Speaking of Dunhil ( Tobacco): Their takover of another venerable New York
institution , Dunhill Tailors, in the early 90s I believe, closed probably the most distinguished
bespoke operation in the city. My comments on this in an earlier post:
My own remarks in AAAC of a few years ago.
A wonderful store. In RTW they featured several models
which were basically a hybrid Saville Row/ Ivy League
look, eg. side vents but natural shoulders. I got a summer
suit there in the early 80s ... very elegant and distinctive.
I still have some of their shirts which look stylish 20 years later.
No one has mentioned , but I recall that their furnishings
department was staffed by delicious young females, a apt
counterpoint to the otherwise clubby atmosphere. After
their purchase by Dunhill ( Tobacco,etc.) the Manhattan
store still claimed to have the MTM and Bespoke service of
the original Dunhill Tailors. Into the 90s this store did have
try-ons of the Dunhull Tailors models. This service was not
available in the San Francisco store.