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post #16 of 24
rs232, thank you for sharing. A great thread. fing02[1].gif
post #17 of 24
Great Job!
I should try to do the same work on some ties.

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Originally Posted by davesmith View Post

worship.gif  I am in awe! Thanks for the handy pics

What thread do you use? It looks pretty thick.

I suggest you a classic Gutermann 30 Thread M1003 that you can easily find.
It isn't a difficult job.

To make a larger bartack you could go with tick thread or do various stitches (insted one) before begin to do the buttonhole stitch around (I hope is understandable).
I have these pics that shown the bartacks that I made as first attemp to make the "Ambrosi cuffs" in some pants (forgot the denim) :

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post #18 of 24
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Originally Posted by alexSF View Post

To make a larger bartack you could go with tick thread or do various stitches (insted one) before begin to do the buttonhole stitch around (I hope is understandable).

 

I think I get it, now I just need to get some supplies and get going! Will post any updates, thank you.

post #19 of 24
Awesome thread. This goes a long way to explain why my Hober wears better than my tyrwhitt.
post #20 of 24
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Originally Posted by DC Office Hack View Post

Awesome thread. This goes a long way to explain why my Hober wears better than my tyrwhitt.

 

Forget Hober, I think a piece of cardboard is your desired color would be better than Tyrwitt!

post #21 of 24

After making this modification, how to you compare the Tyrwhitt ties to your other grenadines in terms of appearance, drape, etc?

Is this something a any tailor should be able to do (not a dry cleaner/tailor, but a real tailor)?

post #22 of 24
Thread Starter 
It's something anyone who has done a few alterations should be able to do. Tailors more than capable of relining a tie.

That said, there's no compensating for the crap graza fina silk that CT uses, and I'm not very tempted to buy anything more from CT. The pink garza grossa is passable, but still not quite as good as my other ones. I don't know which mill weaves the CT silk, and whether they have been instructed to use inferior yarn, but that tie is still behind all of the others I know that are sourced from Fermo Fotassi. I don't own any that I can positively identify as Seteria Bianchi.

Upshot: I used to think that with only two mills weaving grenadine silk and after having performed several "rebirths", all grenadine silk was of the same quality. I now know otherwise. Don't bother with CT's finas, and unless you have to have that exact colour pink, get a Hober instead.
post #23 of 24

rs232 -- could you please tell me what type of thread you used for the bar tack?

post #24 of 24
Want to bump this great thread.
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