Originally Posted by chobochobo
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?
Originally Posted by jcusey
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.
Originally Posted by sfo423
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?
Originally Posted by Bradford
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.