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But I will tell you a secret - we do have two women on our staff that can custom knit ties by hand but we need some time to make some examples and the price may be higher than normal knits.

Secret custom knit ties? I'm interested.
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Applky,
"+1. David, any chance of offering shantungs for this summer? You'd likely have a lot of takers..."
We used to offer Thai silks with a rough texture and lots of slubs but found that they were not in demand so we started weaving smoother Thai silk.
We could offer rough Thai and perhaps some Italian silk again and perhaps we should maybe in stripes...
I shall think about it.

David, I would prefer solid color shantung/tussah ties (the slubbier the better). I hope you'll start making those because I would buy at least brown and navy ones instantly.
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David,

I'm in for a few "shantung/tussah ties (the slubbier the better)."

JP
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As a matter of terminology for the uninitiated (ie. me): what is exactly the difference between tussah and shantung?
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I think most people are thinking of this:

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Renton,
Knit ties are surely a great classic but we are not setup to work with Italian knits at the moment which are made like long socks before finishing into ties.
But I will tell you a secret - we do have two women on our staff that can custom knit ties by hand but we need some time to make some examples and the price may be higher than normal knits.

David, you really do know how to give just enough bait to set that hook. I'm game for whatever you have in store.
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As soon as I find the correct weight we can quickly start knitting samples, Mary one of our knitters is very confident that she can customize designs etc. just like our grandmothers knitted sweaters.
Thank you for the encouragement.

I would definitely be interested in this.
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Jhors2,
Thank you I understand - we used to hand weave and hand dye lots of silk like that before it was fashionable...
I will look in our silk room and see what I can find and then think about weaving some more.
I know we still have some heavy solid rough silk but its probably not on our website.
Renton,
I am actually thinking aloud - no firm plans today as I don't have the correct weight of silk yarn on hand. I only have light weaving silk.
As soon as I find the correct weight we can quickly start knitting samples, Mary one of our knitters is very confident that she can customize designs etc. just like our grandmothers knitted sweaters.
Thank you for the encouragement.

I'd love to see what you'd still have in terms of heavy rough silk.

On the knit ties: fairisle anyone?
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Long time reader, first time poster.  And what better place to start than by thanking David for his wonderful ties.  I'm in the process of rolling over my proletarian tie collection into a much better one, and I started that process with a Hober grenadine grossa in coral with hand rolled edges and no tipping.  David walked me through the sizing appropriate to my knot type and then delivered a beautiful tie within the lead time he mentions on his website, which I suppose was no small feat given the holiday ordering time. 

 

I can't explain the technical particulars of the knot and will leave that to folks far more experienced than I, but I can say without hesitation it's the best tie I have worn; knots beautifully, very rich color, and the perfect length almost every time I knot it.  The tie may only be exceeded by the exceptional customer service that David delivers, right down to a handwritten note thanking me for my admittedly meager purchase. 

 

As I had already ordered three swatch sets, I promptly ordered two more ties after the first wear.  To the extent I can find a camera that dignifies the tie, I will post pictures later this week, and will update once I receive the two new ones.

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we do have two women on our staff that can custom knit ties by hand

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one of our knitters is very confident that she can customize designs etc. just like our grandmothers knitted sweaters.




*head explodes*
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David, any estimate on when the new pattern silks will appear on the site?
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I just ordered the last piece of the Brown Black-Warp Cashmere, which I think will be a very versatile tie.

Mr. Hober also informed me that they may have a new set of cashmeres in the works over the next couple months.
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I am interested in new colors and some stripes from cashmere.

As am I, David! Though I admit, I was hoping for a restock of the burgundy cashmere for my next tie. Ah well, your new project sounds very promising.

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Without going into details, I just want to say that the quality of David's ties is matched and exceeded by the quality of his character.

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Bump. This tie makes me tingly.

 

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