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post #16 of 22
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Originally posted by A.Harris: Your wardrobe must be amazing to behold..
When I was a student in Berkeley, I would see some really beautiful stuff in SF. Although I could not afford any of it, had to work to pay tuition (and that was a monstrous tuition bill being a foreign student), living expenses, books, transportation etc. Even during my postgrad years, although tuition was free, living expenses etc was not. My wife also went thru the same hell as me at CAL. Man, at that point $20000 a semester.. Man, I worked, no holidays, no vacations, no nothing.. I promised myself that one day I would be able to buy whatever I wanted. Finally, all those years paid off, and now with I can indulge now and then, no more penny pinching, no more feeling embarrassed at seeing the prices of things and knowing that you can't get it, but just dream of it.
post #17 of 22
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UPS just came by and dropped off my two Tino Cosma 8ply ties
Since you brought it up - a store about an hour away from where I live has these very same 8-ply ties, mostly in single colors, in a kind of exaggerated, raised diagonal twill. I didn't get a very close look, so what can you tell me about them? What does the '8-ply' of the name refer to? To what brands of ties do they compare? Are they of 7-fold construction, or are they regular ties? And what price range are they in? Thanks.
post #18 of 22
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Originally posted by Nick M: Since you brought it up - a store about an hour away from where I live has these very same 8-ply ties, mostly in single colors, in a kind of exaggerated, raised diagonal twill. I didn't get a very close look, so what can you tell me about them? What does the '8-ply' of the name refer to? To what brands of ties do they compare? Are they of 7-fold construction, or are they regular ties? And what price range are they in?
The ones I just got are the same one in the Robb Report Sept. issue, I think you can see it in their website. I believe the article is by William Kissel. It is a complex paisley weave, wonderful to behold, not a single weave type. The colours that I got were the blue/copper, and the tone on tone copper. They were sold out in Italy (the one in the Robb Report article) because it was produced in mid spring. They were however fortunate enough to have a small amount of material left to make me two ties. These were limited edition ties, and each tie comes with a card stating who the maker was. The 8-ply refers to 8 strands of silk twisted together (plied), and that is used to make the tie. It is not a seven fold construction (it would become way to bulky for that), but a "normal" construction with a thick thread backbone. The quality of the silk is way nicer than my seven fold Kitons, Borrellis, Charvets, etc. The colour saturation is incredible. In terms of construction, it looks similar to the Villa Borgese "Siglio" ties, but again, with the 8 ply silk they use, the quality overall is superior. As for cost, I don't know how much they cost in the U.S (I'm in the Netherlands), but in the article, it states that the price is $150.
post #19 of 22
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It is a complex paisley weave, wonderful to behold, not a single weave type. The colours that I got were the blue/copper, and the tone on tone copper.
Sounds wonderful.. Also, they sound identical to some special-edition ties that Ben Silver sold a year or so ago. Perhaps Cosma made them for Silver...
post #20 of 22
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Originally posted by A.Harris: Sounds wonderful.. Also, they sound identical to some special-edition ties that Ben Silver sold a year or so ago. Perhaps Cosma made them for Silver...
I've seen the ones offered by Ben Silver, these ones I got are not the same, the weaving is much more complex. However, Tino Cosma did make some ties which were offered by Ben Silver which were also "Special editions", but they were not the "vintage 8 plys".
post #21 of 22
Here is a picture of the tie from the Robbs Report website: Sorry picture did not work.. Anyone out there can tell me how to post an image? The address is: http://www.robbreport.com/article....t_id=54 and the tie is in the first picture, draped over a black shoe.
post #22 of 22
Wow.. You are right as usual - that is much nicer than the Ben Silver ties.
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