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post #166 of 443
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Originally Posted by gherrmann View Post

that would probably drive me nuts as well.

 

Do you put the narrow end of the tie in the keeper? Or just like it to be there?

 

With thicker fabrics, normally it is just a piece of fabric sewn on, but for lighter fabrics it is sewn through the back of the tie. I am sure skilled folks over at Vanda can do it though.

post #167 of 443
If its really that big a deal to you, you can probably have somebody local sew it on in a different fabric
post #168 of 443
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Originally Posted by gherrmann View Post

this actually makes me sad. these ties are beautiful, but the lack of a keeper drives me nuts. (maybe it shouldn't, but let's not go turning this into a therapy session.) the owners are willing to customize orders in other respects -- which is great -- but I begged them (okay, asked politely) to see if they would add some sort of keeper to future orders and they declined. it's their prerogative, to be sure, but it really puts me off from making future purchases.

gherrmann - before i ordered my first Vanda i was also put off by the lack of keeper. That said, several Vanda's in, i now really enjoy wearing ties without keepers and now no longer use keepers even on those ties that have them. Putting the tie into the keeper now feels unduly restrictive to me, particularly on lightly constructed ties such as Vandas which are designed to flow freely. I appreciate it's a matter of personal taste though!

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Originally Posted by davesmith View Post

Do you put the narrow end of the tie in the keeper? Or just like it to be there?

With thicker fabrics, normally it is just a piece of fabric sewn on, but for lighter fabrics it is sewn through the back of the tie. I am sure skilled folks over at Vanda can do it though.

It's not a question of whether they "can" do it. Vanda's house style is to make ties without keepers because they, like many others, feel it looks more elegant for the narrow end of the blade to be able to flow freely thereby making the keeper redundant. As such, all of their ties are made without keepers.
post #169 of 443
I too have found that actually using the keeper on any tie makes the whole thing look stiff and awkward. The free-flowing narrow end has a relaxed Neapolitan feel to it that complements the hand-rolled and un-tipped edges.
post #170 of 443
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Originally Posted by SpooPoker View Post



Mark Cho did it for me (literally we do it the exact same way)

 

 I was able to do it like he does on the first try with the dimple and all. I used a couple of thrifted ties I bought in the last couple of weeks but I think they look good. I may get one of the nice Vanda ties and post a pic soon. icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif

post #171 of 443
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Originally Posted by unbelragazzo View Post

If its really that big a deal to you, you can probably have somebody local sew it on in a different fabric

of course you are right, but that is more of a PITA than I care to suffer.
post #172 of 443
Dammit Vanda, the newest ties are so amazing.

Just ordered 3 peepwall[1].gif
post #173 of 443
I'm sure many of you have seen this:

http://blog.vandafineclothing.com/post/46059015349/introducing-our-order-made-necktie-service

Interesting stuff in there. A lot of it looks like fabric that's made to be suiting, but some of the swatches look like really nice ties too. The wool/linen and wool/mohair blends look the most enticing to me.
post #174 of 443
Wow...very pleased with my recent order from Vanda. Great quality...great value...




post #175 of 443
Looks nice, J. So nobody wants to shoot the shit about the new Vanda MTO fabrics?
post #176 of 443
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Originally Posted by unbelragazzo View Post

Looks nice, J. So nobody wants to shoot the shit about the new Vanda MTO fabrics?

I think their new fabrics are awesome. The light blue herringbone looks amazing. I just bought 3 so I gotta hold off for a bit.
post #177 of 443
That one looks nice. I have a cpl other wool/linen blends from Vanda and they're fantastic.

There's more than 1 of those fabrics I'd like to make a SC out of.
post #178 of 443
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Originally Posted by unbelragazzo View Post

That one looks nice. I have a cpl other wool/linen blends from Vanda and they're fantastic.

There's more than 1 of those fabrics I'd like to make a SC out of.

Yea there were a few that would make some pretty badass SC's

I also like the light green linen fabric. I mean perfect for spring/summer
post #179 of 443

Are the ready made fabrics available for custom orders or just the ones under the 'order-made' necktie section?

post #180 of 443
Just ordered some pocket squares from them, they really have some unique designs.
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