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post #946 of 1588
I think ultimately I'm not voting for any of them. I prefer the pattern of 16881 to 16886.

16886 is fine, but not something I think I'd wear. Even at the Drake's scale, I think the spacing is a bit too tight and the repitition of the same medallion is OK but not great. I'd like it better if the the colors of the medallions alternated so that, even if each was the same shape, they'd be visually distinct.

I like 16881 better. Partly it's because the medallion shape alternates so it's not as visually monotonous. But the colors of those, at least in the swatch photos, only seem OK. I might vote for 2 and 3, but .... I can't be sure of the colors of 2. I'd probably like them but I can't tell from the swatch. For 3, the square and round medallions need more color differentiation. But I like the idea of that burgundy neat. I'd like it more if it were challis rather than silk.
post #947 of 1588

I will be in for the 16881 COL-4, @TweedyProf please keep me posted.

post #948 of 1588

Ok, I've send the feedback with emphasis on the popular ones from 16886 and its ilk (i.e. the two Drake's fabrics) but also noted the votes for the few in 16881. I've asked if they are all silk and will let you know the answer. 

 

I expect Patrizio will remember to drop me a line when he gets what he ordered (I'm sure he has his own picks). I will let you folks know and you can email him or order from the website. Tell him these are the fabrics that Tweedyprof put up.

post #949 of 1588

The only one that has any appeal to me is #16886 - Colorway #5 

 

I really like the dark shade of purple and the fall green. 

 

Purple ties are not easy to wear. They usually tend, in my opinion, to be too bright for use.

 

But, a deep purple (aubergine) is a wonderful color for the fall that meshes well with just about all of the other colors in the Fall palette: browns, greens, siena, goldenrod, etc. And i think this colorway fits the bill perfectly and makes it very easy to use. 

 

I could easily wear this tie with serious panache alongside any classic tweed jacket.

post #950 of 1588
Ok. He's intending to do them as challis which seems good to me.
post #951 of 1588
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Originally Posted by TweedyProf View Post

Ok. He's intending to do them as challis which seems good to me.
Actually both as wool challis and silk. He asked me which I prefer; the former or latter, to which I replied the latter. He said he'd do it for me. If you prefer silk, just let him know. (I'm referring to the two Drake's ties, btw).
post #952 of 1588

Ok, just heard from him and confirming DonRaphael's last post. He is going to do challis of the ones picked but of the two I liked (from the Drake's) also in twill silk. So, if you like the Drake's configuration, he will have it.

 

I might end up going with challis.

 

@PCK1, I passed on your vote but you should contact him too. I agree with you. Passed up on a purple tie that @cezinho  picked up which looks smashing on him (it's posted in WAYWRN and on his IG). I should ask for his advice more often before those ties sell out!

 

OK, I'm signing off. Will be back when Patrizio lets me know that the fabrics are in.

post #953 of 1588
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Originally Posted by TweedyProf View Post

Ok, just heard from him and confirming DonRaphael's last post. He is going to do challis of the ones picked but of the two I liked (from the Drake's) also in twill silk. So, if you like the Drake's configuration, he will have it.

I might end up going with challis.

@PCK1
, I passed on your vote but you should contact him too. I agree with you. Passed up on a purple tie that @cezinho
  picked up which looks smashing on him (it's posted in WAYWRN and on his IG). I should ask for his advice more often before those ties sell out!

OK, I'm signing off. Will be back when Patrizio lets me know that the fabrics are in.
30-40 days, according to Patrizio. biggrin.gif

EDIT: Just spoke to Patrizio. As I understand it, he will order challis exclusively. Silk is only available upon request. So I advice you to get in touch with him asap if you want the Drake's ties in silk.

I have ordered twill only for you because I have made in wool challis. I think 30 days - Patrizio
Edited by DonRaphael - 1/21/16 at 8:43am
post #954 of 1588

Strangely, I would wear a lot more of those if in wool challis. Seems to change the perspective for some reason.

post #955 of 1588

Just a quick word on challis vs silk in this make-up.

 

In general, for winter, I definitely like the slightly more subdued finish that challis will have relative to the silk.

 

Still, for what it is worth (and I don't have a horse in this race), the original Drake's initially looked like madders to me, a more muted color way. Here's Steve's pictures of the two fabrics Patrizio is also going to run in silk

 

http://gentlemensfootwear.myshopify.com/collections/drakes-london-ties-pocket-squares/products/drakes-36oz-silk-foulard-tie-in-navy

 

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Since my wool tie to madder ration is about 20:1, for winter, I thought mixing it up material-wise would be good. These strike me as sufficiently muted for tweed.

 

Here's a Cappelli Madder for comparison (medallions are larger here; it's available in the outlet where I picked it up):

 

post #956 of 1588

I must say, you have some of the most consistently interesting combinations in your outfits. I wouldn't wear them, and it's not for everyone, but the tweeds and sweater mixes and everything else certainly match your namesake.

post #957 of 1588

You and your faint praise, Sprout!

 

:D

 

@sprout2 

post #958 of 1588
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Originally Posted by TweedyProf View Post
 

You and your faint praise, Sprout!

 

:D

 

@sprout2 

 

Ha ha. Especially the jacket fabrics, they look great, like something I would line the back of my station wagon with... :smarmy:

Just kidding. I don't own a station wagon.

 

OK, just kidding, really :P

 

Actually, after seeing the two pictures below I was gradually warming to your country look. I don't wear pocket squares, ties with a large motif, or v-neck sweaters with jackets, so that is usually all kind of hard to wrap my head around, but after studying your ouevre intently I am beginning to appreciate and respect it! This is progress.

post #959 of 1588
post #960 of 1588

When did you grow such a beard?

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