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Congrats. 

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Originally Posted by Al in Philly View Post

 

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Just placed the order for my wedding tie gentlemen.  I went with the wedding/formal silk #1.  I also got myself a Carlo Riva white line/cotton square for the wedding.  it took me a while to order the tie as I got swatches and made the decision with my fiance.

 

To celebrate the occasion, I ordered a bitter chocolate piccola for myself.  Both ties I ordered as 7-fold, untipped, hand rolled edges.

 

Needless to say I'm excited. 

 

Thanks to everyone for all the help.  I will post photos when they arrive!

 

 

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Originally Posted by Sam Hober View Post


SilverFox,

I don't remember exactly how cold Denver was in the Christmas blizzard of 2006 but I can tell you that the Denver international airport was closed for two days and all of Denver was basically closed - with the wind factor it was quite cold.

But Noi and I dressed very warmly and went out for a walk I had a double layer Thai silk scarf with a tubular construction no fringes (we do not use fringes currently) folded around my neck. I was completely warm.
Normally we use light Thai silks and layer them - sometimes heavier printed Macclesfield twill silks and we sometimes use a number of different fabrics.
Beauty and comfort is in the eye of the beholder but I think silk is warmer and more comfortable than wool and cashmere

I have a madder silk scarf from David and it is just as warm as my cashmere scarves....and it looks so much better than cashmere with tweed.
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Yeah, I guess you're right. I know they sell silk underwear and liner gloves where I buy my skiing gear, and come to think of it, my favorite scarf is a silk cashmere blend with more silk than cashmere I believe, so when I think about it I guess silk as a material is quite warm. The thing though is that all these silk things are quite woolen in terms of texture, I just for some reason equate silk with smooth and tight weaves, though the material can of course be made into a fuzzy and more open weave.

I guess I just imagine silks in a more worsted type with a tighter weave to be much less warm, is there any truth to that or is it just my imagination?

Bullethead: So the madder is as warm than a fuzzy cashmere? Is that when compared to a cashmere of equal weight? How does it feel against bare skin in the cold? For some reason I just equate fuzzy with warm and comfortable.

By the way congrats to Al, that wedding silk looks great.
Edited by The Silverfox - 12/13/12 at 2:42am
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Originally Posted by The Silverfox View Post
 
By the way congrats to Al, that wedding silk looks great.

Thank you, sir.  It was a harder decision after I got the swatches.  They all look much better in person than they do on a computer screen.

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Originally Posted by Al in Philly View Post

Thank you, sir.  It was a harder decision after I got the swatches.  They all look much better in person than they do on a computer screen.

I can imagine, I'm currently waiting on two ties and I think 30-40 swatches.... I'm sure I won't have any trouble choosing.

By the way, can wedding/formal ties be worn in more casual and business settings, or would that be like showing up for work in a tweed suit with opera pumps? Been looking at some of the striped wedding/formal ties and I love the combos of grey. Remind me of the tie Pierce Brosnan wears with the grey 3-piece prince of wales suit at the start of The Thomas Crown Affair.
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Originally Posted by The Silverfox View Post

David, any plans on expanding the scarf range to silk/cashmere reversibles?
One such type by Drake's

I live in Norway, so while beautiful, I fear a pure silk scarf would be the death of me.

I live in Canada. I use a silk scarf that I purchased in Delhi that is made of sari material. I find it to be a wonderful wind block. I have never found it to be cold. It is, however, much lighter and less bulky that any wool scarf that I've used.
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Silverfox,

even though cashmere is softer, I don't even give it a second thought. the heavier silk twills feel so much different than the thin silk scarves that initially come to mind. FWIW, I have the drake's scarf pictured above and when i wear it, it makes no difference to me which side is against my throat.
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Or

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Right one, don't even think twice
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I have the off white stripe and I use it all the time. I only wish I had gotten British stripes instead.
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The correct answer is "both".
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Originally Posted by bullethead View Post

I have a madder silk scarf from David and it is just as warm as my cashmere scarves....and it looks so much better than cashmere with tweed.
photos?
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Originally Posted by Renton View Post

I have the off white stripe and I use it all the time. I only wish I had gotten British stripes instead.

I have the white-stripe one as well, and the other one is on my short list. So, to reiterate, the correct answer is "both".
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Originally Posted by benjamin831 View Post

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Or
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Personally I vote for this one:

http://www.samhober.com/grenadine-grossa-stripe-silk-ties/powder-blue-and-brown-stripes-on-midnight-blue-grenadine-tie-3.html

I think it's about the most versatile striped tie you can have. I'm wearing it in this picture:

http://ivorytowerstyle.tumblr.com/post/32873095200
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Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by Al in Philly View Post

Just placed the order for my wedding tie gentlemen.  I went with the wedding/formal silk #1.  I also got myself a Carlo Riva white line/cotton square for the wedding.  it took me a while to order the tie as I got swatches and made the decision with my fiance.

To celebrate the occasion, I ordered a bitter chocolate piccola for myself.  Both ties I ordered as 7-fold, untipped, hand rolled edges.

Needless to say I'm excited. 

Thanks to everyone for all the help.  I will post photos when they arrive!


i know im late, but awesome. enjoy the tie.

also, i just noticed the site update, very very nice, david. great job. looks great! icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif
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