I had two Drake's ties shipped to me from London—grenadine and 50oz royal twill, 9cm so I had to order from London as nobody else carries that width. There was no domestic tracking offered, and I wasn't there on the day that USPS tried to delivery the package. Either the delivery guy put the notification on the outside of the storm door (of course), so it blew away, or was smoking crack rock on the job and forgot to give me a slip altogether, but I didn't find out that I missed the delivery until Drake's emailed me 8 days later reminding me that the package was waiting for a reschedule.. I assume it was probably around 13 days in transition time total, and when I took them out of the box they were folded in I found these huge indentations..
Do they just need to be pressed? Can Tie Crafters fix this without a problem, or should I send them back? I'm not a tie expert, so I don't even know if they're lined or not, but if they are would this have damaged the inner-lining and affect the drape? I've had ties shipped from London before (Charvet and Drake's via Mr. Porter) and don't ever remember having this problem, so I assume it was a combination of the way they were folded, the silk, and the amount of time they were sitting in the box. I would have refused the package but there was no insurance offered on the delivery. The thicker silk grenadine has slightly less damage so I didn't post pics.. I assume if the twill can be pressed out then the grenadine should be fine as well.. Thanks!
The indentations feel stiff and won't correct themselves just from hanging.
I encourage everyone to click on and enlarge the pics for a clearer view...
Edited by newyorknoir - 3/14/13 at 12:35am