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Originally Posted by aj_del View Post

Thanks, stitches.
So, the days of 2 month wait are behind us ? I only need to wear a tie for 2 months a year and never got one because by the time I would have got it, I would have been back to summer clothes

you are correct! and if you pay for expedited shipping you can have it arrive really quick too.

go for it!
post #1187 of 5711
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Originally Posted by gettoasty View Post

Also, what is the standard length? I would prefer a 57"
 

 

There is no standard length, it depends on your height. It's a custom tie.

post #1188 of 5711
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Originally Posted by sprout2 View Post

There is no standard length, it depends on your height. It's a custom tie.

not exactly, when you pick a fabric and place an order, the standard length is i believe, 57 or 58 inches. longer than that can be done, but there is a charge for it.
post #1189 of 5711

Does anyone have any grenadine swatch sets to lend? - I will pass it forward.   Any weave will do as I need to choose color and weave.  Maybe I should say prioritize rather than choose as I feel I am about to descend a very slippery slope where I will end up getting many ties. 

post #1190 of 5711
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Originally Posted by in stitches View Post

you are correct! and if you pay for expedited shipping you can have it arrive really quick too.

My experience has been that I get the email saying the tie is in the post and should take three weeks and then it surprises me by arriving a few days later.


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Originally Posted by sprout2 View Post

There is no standard length, it depends on your height. It's a custom tie.

He outlines on the website how to figure out length. I tweaked the length and width over a couple of orders before settling on my preferred dimensions.
Edited by cold war painter - 10/31/12 at 10:07pm
post #1191 of 5711
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He outlines on the website how to figure out length. I tweaked the length and width over a couple of orders before settling on my preferred dimensions.

I followed the instructions and nailed it on the first try. David's instructions are very good.
post #1192 of 5711
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Originally Posted by scurvyfreedman View Post

David's instructions are very good.

They are, I'm just indecisive.
post #1193 of 5711
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Originally Posted by sprout2 View Post

Has anyone tried the solid reppes from David? I got ahold of the swatches but they seemed to have a bit more sheen than I like. Curious to know how it makes up in person.
 

post #1194 of 5711
I have a black silk and a grey silk, seen back in post 1200:
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The black is washed out but you know what black looks like. The grey, although called charcoal, is fairly well-represented in this picture.

I hadn't really noticed them being overly shiny. The grey is quite silvery I suppose.
post #1195 of 5711
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dont own any, but i have seen them. did not strike me as "shiny," iirc. a very lovely silk actually.
post #1196 of 5711

oh yeah

 

 

 

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post #1197 of 5711
Thread Starter 
those are beautiful. enjoy!
post #1198 of 5711
Do you find that the silk ones, being intended for ties, are a little stiff in the pocket when used as a handkerchief?
post #1199 of 5711
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Originally Posted by in stitches View Post

those are beautiful. enjoy!

 

cheers M Stitches

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Originally Posted by sprout2 View Post

Do you find that the silk ones, being intended for ties, are a little stiff in the pocket when used as a handkerchief?

 

not sure who u asking, but FWIW all but the finest silk makes a humungus bunch for the first few outings. really comical.   Seems to settle after a bit, and especially after cleaning/ironing

post #1200 of 5711

Yes, I was asking you. For me it would be too stiff (and I couldn't be arsed to do that cleaning/softening bit), but I see what you are going for here.
 

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