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The UK/EU tie swap box rises from the Ashes - Reborn Stateside

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The UK/EU tie swap box rises from the Ashes - Reborn Stateside...

After culling, here is the UK/EU tie swap box stateside version.

I know a few people have expressed interest. This is the area to formally do so. The box will be limited to 10 participants to keep it on track.

Contents roll call:

Top L->R:
Corneliani Purple with blue dots wool tie
Exquisite Trimmings Tan Herringbone tie
Panta 7 fold Brown linen tie
Exquisite Trimmings Moss Green linen tie
Drakes silver with blue dots tie
Sartoria Patrozi Khaki tie

Middle L->R:
Brooks Makers Red Gingham tie
Harvey and Hudson Pink Wool, Alapaca, Mohair Knit Tie
Rooster Wool, Alapaca, Mohair Knit
British Regimental
Zegna Navy and white striped tie (perfect for recrafting as is wide)
Borrelli Khaki and blue dots tie (perfect for recrafting as is wide)

Bottom L->R:
Massimo Bizzochi green shantung pocket square
four other no name pocket squares
Edited by ThinkDerm - 12/11/12 at 4:18pm
post #2 of 1546
European swapbox, old boy, European. I see my contributions were nabbed somewhere along the line. I wish this box better luck than its predecessors.
post #3 of 1546
Oh sure why the hell not.
post #4 of 1546
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Oh sure why the hell not.
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Originally Posted by Ich_Dien View Post

European swapbox, old boy, European. I see my contributions were nabbed somewhere along the line. I wish this box better luck than its predecessors.

What's the story behind this? Snagged by customs? Walked off with by a member?
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What's the story behind this? Snagged by customs? Walked off with by a member?

This whole idea is a nice one between friends, but not strangers.
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The UK/EU tie swap box rises from the Ashes - Reborn Stateside...
After culling, here is the UK/EU tie swap box stateside version.
I know a few people have expressed interest. This is the area to formally do so. The box will be limited to 10 participants to keep it on track.
Contents roll call:
Top L->R:
Corneliani Purple with blue dots wool tie
Exquisite Trimmings Tan Herringbone tie
Panta 7 fold Brown linen tie
Exquisite Trimmings Moss Green linen tie
Drakes silver with blue dots tie
Sartoria Patrozi Khaki tie
Middle L->R:
Brooks Makers Red Gingham tie
Harvey and Hudson Pink Wool, Alapaca, Mohair Knit Tie
Rooster Wool, Alapaca, Mohair Knit
British Regimental
Zegna Navy and white striped tie (perfect for recrafting as is wide)
Borrelli Khaki and blue dots tie (perfect for recrafting as is wide)
Bottom L->R:
Massimo Bizzochi green shantung pocket square
four other no name pocket squares

Way to revive it!!
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Way to revive it!!
only one question -- you in?
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IM IN
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You in?
post #12 of 1546
Nah, I just dropped by the Drake's sale.
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Originally Posted by allaboutshoes View Post

You in?

I think I may sit this one out with a bucket of popcorn. I still don't know how these can turn out well without some quality control. Not to get too OT, but have you guys considered a tie exchange Secret Santa or something on that line where you all draw one name and are responsible for sending out one high quality tie? That seems likely to bring out the "I'm going to one-up the others" mentality which would lead to nicer ties being sent around and some accountability on each sender's part. Or if doing the swap, have a small set of approved brands. The swap box became too much of "These four $25 dollar cream colored paisleys most certainly equal this one $100 navy grenadine. And I'll throw in a random PS for good measure" which clearly didn't work.
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Originally Posted by steveoly View Post

I think I may sit this one out with a bucket of popcorn. I still don't know how these can turn out well without some quality control. Not to get too OT, but have you guys considered a tie exchange Secret Santa or something on that line where you all draw one name and are responsible for sending out one high quality tie? That seems likely to bring out the "I'm going to one-up the others" mentality which would lead to nicer ties being sent around and some accountability on each sender's part. Or if doing the swap, have a small set of approved brands. The swap box became too much of "These four $25 dollar cream colored paisleys most certainly equal this one $100 navy grenadine. And I'll throw in a random PS for good measure" which clearly didn't work.

Except: A. you may end up with a great tie which doesnt suit your needs (no pun intended) and B. even with approved brands, a 4 inch Brioni from 1962 would meet the rules for teh box, yet it still shit.
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Why is no one in on this?!
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