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Mr. Kabbaz, Posted earlier, that picture, would've increased, the foot traffic.
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Mr. Kabbaz,

Posted earlier, that picture, would've increased, the foot traffic.

No-one else could get into the suite as she was sitting at the entrance and the door was always blocked by men chatting her up.
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Indeed, this is, one of the main concerns. The river of my shame, knows no winter.


Tokyo,

In Astorian rags, I feel more wealth, than Ronald.
post #124 of 136
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This is the second in an ongoing series of features and slide shows about the Collection of Sartorial Excellence artisans.

SEAWARD & STEARN, Tiemakers
The English Silk Tie
Copyright © 2006 Alexander S. Kabbaz - Joelle M. Kelly. All rights reserved.


I picked up one of these ties from Ebay. It's says 'Seaward and Stearn VII fold' but as far as I can tell it's not seven fold. Anyone any experience?
post #125 of 136
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I picked up one of these ties from Ebay. It's says 'Seaward and Stearn VII fold' but as far as I can tell it's not seven fold. Anyone any experience?

The Seaward & Stearn ties that I saw at the CSE that were designated as 7 folds certainly were 7 folds. The quality of the silks, of the design and coloration, and of the construction (regardless of the construction type) were uniformly excellent. S&S ties are among the best that I have seen anywhere.
post #126 of 136
Can the post originator post a still shot of the 9th frame? I am interested in seeing the brown windowpane sportcoat.
post #127 of 136
Thanks for the pictures!

It looks like it was a very enjoyable event.

I hope to attend sometime in the future.
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I picked up one of these ties from Ebay. It's says 'Seaward and Stearn VII fold' but as far as I can tell it's not seven fold. Anyone any experience?

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The Seaward & Stearn ties that I saw at the CSE that were designated as 7 folds certainly were 7 folds. The quality of the silks, of the design and coloration, and of the construction (regardless of the construction type) were uniformly excellent. S&S ties are among the best that I have seen anywhere.

Seaward & Stearn make three constructions: Standard, Lined Five-fold, and Unlined Seven-Fold. To further add to the mix, the company name is VII-Fold Ltd. The small VII-Fold label in the tie is the company nametag, not the construction.
I like to think of the S&S ties as "smart construction" ties. It doesn't make much sense, unless building up your traps is on the agenda, to make a 40 oz. English madder as a lined seven-fold ... or even a line five-fold. The tie is just too heavy. Although I know some folks like a really heavy tie, that's not where we're at. We are carrying all three previously-mentioned constructions, but each in proportion to the weight of the particular silk. Lighter silks will be constructed as unlined sevens or lined fives - both of which yield a heavier tie. Heavier silks willbe made as a standard construction, gaining their weight from the heavy silk and not from a preponderance of folds or too much lining.

Hope this straightens out your confusion.

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Can the post originator post a still shot of the 9th frame? I am interested in seeing the brown windowpane sportcoat.
I would be happy to but no matter how many times I count to nine (at my age, that's no easy feat) I don't see a brown windowpane. Can you describe the photo a bit more?

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Thanks for the pictures!

It looks like it was a very enjoyable event.

I hope to attend sometime in the future.
Thank you. Hope to see you in 2008.
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no matter how many times I count to nine (at my age, that's no easy feat)..

Alex, the jig is up, if you can't count to nine, you couldn't POSSIBLY take my shirt measurements... someone else must be counting for you.

post #130 of 136
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Can the post originator post a still shot of the 9th frame? I am interested in seeing the brown windowpane sportcoat.

I would be happy to but no matter how many times I count to nine (at my age, that's no easy feat) I don't see a brown windowpane. Can you describe the photo a bit more?

I just took a screenshot. If you have a better picture and specs on the fabric, please post. Its the coat on the guy w/the huge name tag and eyes closed.
post #131 of 136
Hahah... not exactly sure who that is, but I hear his dream is to direct...
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Hahah... not exactly sure who that is, but I hear his dream is to direct...

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Hahah... not exactly sure who that is, but I hear his dream is to direct...

The Director
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Hope this straightens out your confusion.


thanks for the answer.
post #135 of 136
Is this happening again? Where and when does this take place?
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