And the sale has started...
Almost 200 items on sale.
Up to 60% off some items. Most are 50% off with some pocket squares around 35% off.
VAT is taken off at the checkout for those purchases that qualify.
I'd just like to apologise again if anyone has experienced difficulties with the site. We have now moved to a faster server that will be able to deal with all the traffic.
Thanks for your patience and understand and for helping us grow.
Here are some of the items that remain in the sale.
Some new zig-zag knit tie arrivals. Restocks of the forest green, brown, wine and blue will be arriving in July.
The new colours are khaki, black, burnt orange, grey, cornflower blue, royal blue, navy and gold.
I'm pretty sure that's the case. I remember seeing Kirby from the HangerProject mentioning he had some special permit to bring the Saphir sprays into the US.
Regarding your question about shell.. Just found this on the Tarrago website - Not sure if it answers your question though - Colorless spray. Suitable for natural and synthetic leather, suede, nubuck and breathable and waterproofing High TECH fibers, like Gore Tex
Back from Pitti (and a nice thing for a 300th post - My Pitti Report).
To begin with, I left my camera at home and had to buy another in the airport!
In some ways it was great, in others not so great, I had some pretty hardcore letdowns that just ruined my day (for example, Carmina told me they will no longer be taking on anymore online retailers as they don't want to upset their current stockists - I'm not quite sure how there appears to be a new stockist popping up everyweek over here then! What I have taken from it though, is that it's time for Exquisite Trimmings to become brick and mortar!).
I'm not much of a writer but I'll try to piece something of a report together about my experiences there, the brands I visited and any interesting information I think people might be want to hear.
I totally underestimated how hot it would be over there. Thankfully, I had packed clothes that would help me deal with the heat. I'm not one of those guys that can wear a suit and tie no matter what the weather. From now on, I'm tempted to only go in the Winter!
The first brand I met with was Albert Thurston.
I've always wanted to stock braces, but the amount of choice is totally overwhelming and I just couldn't pinpoint exactly what I wanted, so I thought, just go for the basics, and that's what I did (or I think I did.)
I went with a few colours in the boxcloth, hand stitched ends in lambskin (only available in white) and a few colours in the moire braces. Expect to see Albert Thurston soon at Exquisite Trimmings.
Boxcloth and Moire swatches
If you don't choose the handsewn ends, these are the leather choices you have.
Some interesting samples
More to come tomorrow....