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Still getting some wear of the Winter collection.


 

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Picked up the LP Ocean Blue linen windowpane as I've been yearning for that since it was on Instagram last week.  But...quandry time!  I'm having a hard time deciding between the cashmere/linen/silk streaky blue or streaky green!  They're both excellent.

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Gus, we're aiming for June 15 on the summer Oxfords. Once I get finalized measurements, I'd be happy to do a pre-order. The first release will be VERY small. We're looking to do only 12 units. If pre-ordering is something you guys would be interested in, I could set that up and do a fit guide as well, along with posting measurements.

Yes, absolutely, do a pre-order. I don't want to miss a shirt in my size.

Hoping the shirts will be sized to fit us mortals and not just your "action hero" build. smile.gif
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I'll be interested to see preorder details as well.
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Picked up the LP Ocean Blue linen windowpane as I've been yearning for that since it was on Instagram last week.  But...quandry time!  I'm having a hard time deciding between the cashmere/linen/silk streaky blue or streaky green!  They're both excellent.

Best answer is both lol...if you MUST do one, I'd say blue just ever so slightly over green. Both are lovely.
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Best answer is both lol...if you MUST do one, I'd say blue just ever so slightly over green. Both are lovely.

 

I ended going with the blue.  Which ties did you pick up?  Given the speed at which you acquired certain ties from the spring collection, I had to make some quick decisions today.

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I ended going with the blue.  Which ties did you pick up?  Given the speed at which you acquired certain ties from the spring collection, I had to make some quick decisions today.

Surprisingly, none yet! I've got a few MTOs from Rob that ought to be arriving later this week (tremendously excited, and will post pics). I've definitely got my eye on a few pieces that have dropped thus far, but I'm trying to practice some restraint at the moment...

Was definitely disappointed that brick red LP got snatched up. That one was lovely.
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I ended going with the blue.  Which ties did you pick up?  Given the speed at which you acquired certain ties from the spring collection, I had to make some quick decisions today.

Surprisingly, none yet! I've got a few MTOs from Rob that ought to be arriving later this week (tremendously excited, and will post pics). I've definitely got my eye on a few pieces that have dropped thus far, but I'm trying to practice some restraint at the moment...

Was definitely disappointed that brick red LP got snatched up. That one was lovely.

 

Eagerly waiting to see your MTO's @ericgereghty. I'm sure they will be fantastic.

 

Great choice @CLTesquire! These ties do indeed go quite fast and it's easy to see why once you get a hold of them. 

 

You can blame me for the brick red, streaky green and blue, and the napoli herringbone. With such a vibrant collection, I had to practice a lot of self-restraint. Narrowing it down to these 4 was difficult.

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Eagerly waiting to see your MTO's @ericgereghty
. I'm sure they will be fantastic.

Great choice @CLTesquire
! These ties do indeed go quite fast and it's easy to see why once you get a hold of them. 

You can blame me for the brick red, streaky green and blue, and the napoli herringbone. With such a vibrant collection, I had to practice a lot of self-restraint. Narrowing it down to these 4 was difficult.

Can't wait to share em. Definitely the best example of customer service I've had yet from YH, which is obviously saying just how damn good it was!

Great scores. Post pics of the Brick Red when you are able. Excellent tie in today's pic as well. That was a sneaky good snag for me. Didn't think I'd like it when I first saw pics, but it's now easily one of my favorite ties.
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Love this tie. We were just prepping our Fall/Winter collection which will offer this in an olive/brown, so delicious!
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Yes, absolutely, do a pre-order. I don't want to miss a shirt in my size.

Hoping the shirts will be sized to fit us mortals and not just your "action hero" build. smile.gif

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I'll be interested to see preorder details as well.

We'll get these running once we get all the patterns finalized. As far as fit, these will be generously athletic. Nothing tight, but not a garbage bag fit either. The size Medium was based on my bespoke shirts (from the same shirtmaker who'll be doing our RTW ironically) from Ercoles. I feel that "middle ground" is hard to find in shirt fits. All teh traditional cuts are way too big and the modern cuts way too small...I think we nailed it. And as far as the craftmanship, these are second to none. I have had shirts made withs ome of the worlds finest shirtmakers from London to Paris to Naples and they can't hold a candle to ours. All made right here in the NY Metro.

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Originally Posted by CLTesquire View Post

Picked up the LP Ocean Blue linen windowpane as I've been yearning for that since it was on Instagram last week.  But...quandry time!  I'm having a hard time deciding between the cashmere/linen/silk streaky blue or streaky green!  They're both excellent.

You can't go wrong either way....but you know this!

We have some new stuff up again today, a few GREAT cashmere pieces and a couple more to come tomorrow or Thursday. Keep checking back at www.yellowhookneckties.com
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[quote name="NewYorkIs And as far as the craftmanship, these are second to none. I have had shirts made withs ome of the worlds finest shirtmakers from London to Paris to Naples and they can't hold a candle to ours. All made right here in the NY Metro.
You can't go wrong either way....but you know this!

Keep checking back at www.yellowhookneckties.com[/quote]
This is a fairly bold and broad assertion. While I don't doubt you, can you explain what makes your shirts better and specifically which London, Paris, and Naples shirt makers you are making the comparison to? Thanks.
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[quote name="NewYorkIs And as far as the craftmanship, these are second to none. I have had shirts made withs ome of the worlds finest shirtmakers from London to Paris to Naples and they can't hold a candle to ours. All made right here in the NY Metro.
You can't go wrong either way....but you know this!

Keep checking back at www.yellowhookneckties.com
This is a fairly bold and broad assertion. While I don't doubt you, can you explain what makes your shirts better and specifically which London, Paris, and Naples shirt makers you are making the comparison to? Thanks.[/quote]

Certainly.

While fit is almost certainly subjective, I find that many of the Neapolitan brands RTW are just too slim and English brands either too slim or too baggy. While many great shirt makers offer shirts made by hand, their prices are well into $400-$500. While our prices haven't been nailed down yet, I can tell you they won't be near that, and you get the same quality hand make that you would from them. All single needle stitching makes us one of the few American shirt makers offering that RTW and the entire process is done by hand. There's no computerized patterns and cutting and it's all operated by expert craftsmen in a small workroom, not a factory floor. Our shirts have a softness to them that my Borelli and Finamore do not. Charvet RTW are notoriously overpriced and underwhelming when compared to their bespoke Paris offerings (which I will not try to compare our stuff to) and English brands have collars that are far too structured. I feel we've married the best of all three. The fabric quality of Charvet, durability of T&A, and surpassed the softness of Finamore and Borelli.

In terms of fit, our shirts will be a common middle ground between the "too baggy" and the "too slim" and should fit almost every body type. The summer oxford material we've sourced is incredibly lightweight and breathable and our chambray is durable and will stand up to repeated washes and wears.

But honestly, what makes these "better" is the fact that these are made right here in the US, and right here in the NY Metro area. As a consumer, for me knowing I'm helping the American economy and in particular my local NYC economy means more to me than anything. For decades we were taught that if it was luxurious (read expensive) and "better" it had to come from Europe. I think our ties challenge that notion and I think our customers agree. American made clothing was meant to "stand the test of time" and be "durable"...words you'd associate with workwear and tools, but not with #menswear. We've left the luxury to the Italians, and the French, and the English. Most of our customers are Americans and we think they'd agree with us that.

I also think what separates us is passion. I don't do this because I have to, I do it because I love it. Literally. When it comes to 99% of other makers this is their livelihood. They need to sell. For me, I make what I like, the way I like it. I've experienced the best of what brands around the world have to offer, and I feel I've taken what was good, cut out what wasn't, and made it our own here with YH. But we don't need to focus solely on the income, we focus on the outcome. With bigger businesses, the bottom line counts more. We don't price to wholesale, are extremely selective in who we work with, and how we work, and I feel it makes us better. We're proud to work small, and we also recognize that it may not be sustainable long term, we will work to ensure that the quality will always be there. We're not in this as investors, or see this as a way to "make it" and I think it's what separates us from just about everyone else. Don't get me wrong, we're no Etsy operation, and we know there is quality out there, but we feel we're just as good, with that little extra that makes us different.
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