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post #1156 of 2302
Just got the navy Irish linen herringbone in the mail yesterday and I'm already wearing it today. I can see this becoming one of my favorites and a staple of my wardrobe since it will look good with just about anything. Really glad I picked this up for a steal of a price before anyone else did!

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Just pulled the trigger on Rutledge Red raw silk - hoping it arrives in time for a day of presentations I have to give next week!  

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Just pulled the trigger on Rutledge Red raw silk - hoping it arrives in time for a day of presentations I have to give next week!  

Hope you will...you're out this afternoon, and should reach you by tomorrow.
post #1159 of 2302

Took receipt of my first Yellow Hook neckties this weekend.  Went with the berkaloo and navy w/ red & white paisley.  Really fantastic ties.  The craftsmanship is top notch.  Love the hand written note Rob - I really like the description of the ties you provided.  Look forward to seeing the shirts when they come out and picking up some more ties when you roll out new additions.  Also - do you shop at Bayway liquor in Elizabeth?  Pretty sure I saw you with the wife memorial day weekend.  I would have introduced myself but you were coming and I was going. 

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Well, I was holding off on pulling the trigger on the Canary linen...which has clearly come back to bite me in the behind.

 

I'll be making no such mistake on the Khaki stripe linen...now just get that sucker in the mail so I can officially pop my Yellowhook cherry!

 

Note: can you provide some info on the jackets used in the photos? Particularly that yellow (beige perhaps?) and sky piece? Looks exquisite.

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Originally Posted by NewYawker View Post

Took receipt of my first Yellow Hook neckties this weekend.  Went with the berkaloo and navy w/ red & white paisley.  Really fantastic ties.  The craftsmanship is top notch.  Love the hand written note Rob - I really like the description of the ties you provided.  Look forward to seeing the shirts when they come out and picking up some more ties when you roll out new additions.  Also - do you shop at Bayway liquor in Elizabeth?  Pretty sure I saw you with the wife memorial day weekend.  I would have introduced myself but you were coming and I was going. 

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Originally Posted by ericgereghty View Post

Well, I was holding off on pulling the trigger on the Canary linen...which has clearly come back to bite me in the behind.

I'll be making no such mistake on the Khaki stripe linen...now just get that sucker in the mail so I can officially pop my Yellowhook cherry!

Note: can you provide some info on the jackets used in the photos? Particularly that yellow (beige perhaps?) and sky piece? Looks exquisite.

These two posts really tie together more than you'd think. @NewYawker thanks! Glad you love the ties, I knew you would...those Hand Printed Silks are so stunning. And yes, I'm at Bayway quite a bit. We were there tasting the Old Weller Antique that the guys were picking. Can't wait for that!

@ericgereghty nice score on the Khaki Linen! It's a little bit heavier than the Canary, but I think you'll love it if you were looking for a lighter colored tie. We'll be promoting that one on our social media (facebook, twitter and instagram) this week. Good thing you grabbed it, we're down to our last one. As far as the jackets, most of them are my own personal coats from Ercoles in Brooklyn. I've ben going to Frank for years now and we've become good friends. In fact, a lot of what I learned to make our ties was learned just hanging out at his shop, watching him and his dad work, and chewing their ears!

Here's where the posts tie together...the past two years, I've been neck deep in whiskey collecting, which means my bespoke jacket budget has taken a serious hit! I pretty much go to Frank once or twice a year now and Bayway (and a few other Jersey shops) every other week! I love the brown juice!
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These two posts really tie together more than you'd think. @NewYawker thanks! Glad you love the ties, I knew you would...those Hand Printed Silks are so stunning. And yes, I'm at Bayway quite a bit. We were there tasting the Old Weller Antique that the guys were picking. Can't wait for that!

@ericgereghty nice score on the Khaki Linen! It's a little bit heavier than the Canary, but I think you'll love it if you were looking for a lighter colored tie. We'll be promoting that one on our social media (facebook, twitter and instagram) this week. Good thing you grabbed it, we're down to our last one. As far as the jackets, most of them are my own personal coats from Ercoles in Brooklyn. I've ben going to Frank for years now and we've become good friends. In fact, a lot of what I learned to make our ties was learned just hanging out at his shop, watching him and his dad work, and chewing their ears!

Here's where the posts tie together...the past two years, I've been neck deep in whiskey collecting, which means my bespoke jacket budget has taken a serious hit! I pretty much go to Frank once or twice a year now and Bayway (and a few other Jersey shops) every other week! I love the brown juice!

Apologies in advance for the minor thread-jacking:

 

Good man! What sorts of whiskeys do you dabble in? While admittedly a major novice, I've found my preferred niche of whiskey to be Islay region scotch! Though it's by no means anything rare, that first sniff and sip of Lagavulin is like my first time, every time.

 

I'd be curious to know your preferences and/or recommendations.

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Apologies in advance for the minor thread-jacking:

Good man! What sorts of whiskeys do you dabble in? While admittedly a major novice, I've found my preferred niche of whiskey to be Islay region scotch! Though it's by no means anything rare, that first sniff and sip of Lagavulin is like my first time, every time.

I'd be curious to know your preferences and/or recommendations.

Nice! I love talking whiskey! I started out on Islay as well....loved the smokey peat. I was hesitant at first with bourbon, but after I really got into it, whoah. What a spirit. I like big and bold flavor (no surprise being an Islay fan) and the sharpness of bourbon is similar from the new oak charred barrels its aged in. I prefer stuff at cask strength as well, allows me to drink to my preference (which is usually the natural spirit) but once ina while I also enjoy a drop of water or two in some. I have some bourbons at over 140 proof, LOVE THEM. It's crazy trying to find good bourbon nowadays though. Collectors have flooded the market and made getting the good stuff and rare stuff really hard. But, if you can find a Four Roses Private Selection (bottled at Cask Strength, and between 50-75 bucks for a 750) I think you'd like it. Joe Canals in Woodbridge, New Jersey has one now (on Route 1 South) but even those which used to sit on shelves for months, come and go in a week now. So while I encourage guys to go for bourbon, it can be a frustrating and expensive hobby!
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Nice! I love talking whiskey! I started out on Islay as well....loved the smokey peat. I was hesitant at first with bourbon, but after I really got into it, whoah. What a spirit. I like big and bold flavor (no surprise being an Islay fan) and the sharpness of bourbon is similar from the new oak charred barrels its aged in. I prefer stuff at cask strength as well, allows me to drink to my preference (which is usually the natural spirit) but once ina while I also enjoy a drop of water or two in some. I have some bourbons at over 140 proof, LOVE THEM. It's crazy trying to find good bourbon nowadays though. Collectors have flooded the market and made getting the good stuff and rare stuff really hard. But, if you can find a Four Roses Private Selection (bottled at Cask Strength, and between 50-75 bucks for a 750) I think you'd like it. Joe Canals in Woodbridge, New Jersey has one now (on Route 1 South) but even those which used to sit on shelves for months, come and go in a week now. So while I encourage guys to go for bourbon, it can be a frustrating and expensive hobby!

Agreed regarding bourbon. Outside of specialty shops, I seem to find too many of the Makers, Templeton (a rye, but the idea holds), etc.

 

While I'm certainly not snobbish enough to turn such liquor down, I'm going Islay every time if given those options.

 

Feel free (and encouraged) to keep a running tab on what's worth checking out...especially as pertains to bourbon.

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If I may suggest Basil Hayden on the lighter side of bourbon 80 proof, smooth and easy, Willet in the mash pot bottle is good with a sweet finish and then my favorite Blantons. All should be $40-$50.
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If I may suggest Basil Hayden on the lighter side of bourbon 80 proof, smooth and easy, Willet in the mash pot bottle is good with a sweet finish and then my favorite Blantons. All should be $40-$50.

Another good suggestion. This was our entry into "better" bourbon. Blantons is great too, although I'm not crazy about the Willet Pot Still.
post #1167 of 2302

Just got the email (well, actually at 2:34 AM PST lol) that my tie is in the mail...here's hoping for a delivery in time for Monday! Either way, it's getting worn on the first applicable day!

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Speaking of bourbon, we're down to our last unit of the Rutledge Red Silk Twill Six Fold boys...snag it if it's up your alley. It's such a wonderful shade of red, and a tribute to our favorite bourbon's Master Distiller Jim Rutledge.

http://yellowhook-ties.myshopify.com/products/rutledge-red-silk-twill

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Brief (sans pictures) review of the Khaki Linen Stripe tie:

 

Construction: superb. I cannot speak highly enough about it. The linen is a dry, mottled (hopefully the proper term) fabric that is slightly rough to the touch. In other words, exactly how linen should be. The hand stitching is evident, and a wonderful feature, given that I own a multitude of far pricier designer ties that do not share this trait. Really blown away by the quality.

 

Wearing: the tie knots and drapes tremendously well. My biggest concern with a YH tie would be that it result in a skinny, not wholly substantial knot...what with being on the skinnier side of things as ties go (at least by my standards). I am happy this fear was proven a foolish thought. Though it may be my imagination (I'm certainly not about the cut open the tie to find out), it feels as though there is a touch of interlining where the tie should knot, which results in a pretty beefy knot, which I definitely prefer.

 

Misc: the hand written letter is a tremendous touch. The care, not just in tie construction, but in customer service, is on full display. To include details (from my posts here), show that the letters are uniquely personalized, and not at all treated as a requirement, or something to simply throw in the package to show one's "care" for the customer. Admittedly, these are details that will mean little to some. However, it is just these little details (the same holds for the actual product) that prove highly significant to me. These are the details of a product that go a helluva long way (again, just in my mind...though I presume for many others as well) towards building brand loyalty. It certainly did for me.

 

Summary: while this is my first Yellow Hook tie, it certainly will not be my last.

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Thanks so much for the kind words. Every tie we sell is a labor of love and we stand behind it all, Courtney and I. Wear it well, and I'm glad you love it!
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