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post #28321 of 36403
I like both of those ties. Calabrese is a bit more casual for me. Drakes would be killer in a more conservative business environment. 
post #28322 of 36403
Is it possible to MTO a Formosa sport coat in a self provided fabric? I could see both sides of it, which is why I figured I'd ask.
post #28323 of 36403
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Originally Posted by clarksdb View Post

Gents, appreciate the Calabrese knots. Would they rank same, below or above Drakes?
Purchased that calabrese tie, love it.

I am debating between this Calabrese (1st) and Drakes (2nd):



Purchased that Calabrese tie, love it.
post #28324 of 36403
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Originally Posted by gdl203 View Post
 

Not really, no.  It's a very tasteful classic Macclesfield woven but some strange strands of SF mythology have been shunning silk woven ties for a few years now, even though they're staples of well dressed CBD men in London & Milan.   I understand the dislike for shiny wovens a la Charvet, or some of the strange wovens seen in Japanese department stores, but classic Macclesfield ties are good additions to a tie collection

 

I understand that it's your merchandise, but not every tie selection is going to be a home run.

The weave comment sounds like a feint -- weave was not mentioned, old boy. We don't need to throw Milan into the mix.

Too busy. Those six dot squares are plenty of noise as it is. Had they been solid squares it would be a lot less crazy.

Not every neat CBD tie is made equal; some just have too much of an incrustation of motifs.

 

Most of your buys are great, so don't take it personally. :fonz:

 

Postscript: I do think Drake's is increasingly all over the place in their tie offerings. Ever notice how we critique one season of a designer's haute couture collection as better than another, but for basic menswear we treat each season with credulous enthusiasm? IMO we should be more critical about these things so that makers understand what we like rather than just hitting a random number generator and pumping out whatever it prints.

post #28325 of 36403
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Originally Posted by Krish the Fish View Post

Is it possible to MTO a Formosa sport coat in a self provided fabric? I could see both sides of it, which is why I figured I'd ask.

Yes, I've done it
post #28326 of 36403
Are all the Portuguese flannels the same weight? If not, what's the heaviest?
post #28327 of 36403
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Originally Posted by unbelragazzo View Post

Calabrese knot:

That jacket! That tie! Whew!
post #28328 of 36403
I like that Drake's woven tie. But then again, I love classic Charvet ties.
post #28329 of 36403
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by sprout2 View Post

I understand that it's your merchandise, but not every tie selection is going to be a home run.
The weave comment sounds like a feint -- weave was not mentioned, old boy. We don't need to throw Milan into the mix.
Too busy. Those six dot squares are plenty of noise as it is. Had they been solid squares it would be a lot less crazy.
Not every neat CBD tie is made equal; some just have too much of an incrustation of motifs.

Most of your buys are great, so don't take it personally. fing02%5B1%5D.gif

Postscript: I do think Drake's is increasingly all over the place in their tie offerings. Ever notice how we critique one season of a designer's haute couture collection as better than another, but for basic menswear we treat each season with credulous enthusiasm? IMO we should be more critical about these things so that makers understand what we like rather than just hitting a random number generator and pumping out whatever it prints.

I don't take it personally but that's a lot of words (and efforts) to simply say that you don't wear this type of ties it that it isn't to your taste.

There's always a number of things that come out less well than expected when we order based on swatches. It's not that easy to buy ties on swatches, for example. That tie isn't one of those. At all. It is not too busy (classic Macclesfield women's have those small intricate patterns) and it is not outdated.

I'm able to look at the tie IRL and can add information for people who cannot. I replied there because, while you may very well dislike the tie (we know how picky and difficult you are), the statements were mistaken and I felt the need to explain a little background behind this style of ties.

Drakes has offered a VERY wide variety of designs for a very long time now. Several thousands per season actually. Mayb with more stores carrying the brand, some are more adventurous than others and you see a wider range of styles out there?

We carry a good variety of ties precisely because we all come to ties from a different background, have liked or dislikes styles along the way, and picking a tie is a very personal matter that every man, left to his own devices, will do differently. when one walks into Bergdorf, the tables of ties are long and the offering very varied, yet each of us would stop in front of a different tie and pull it up to see it closer. There's not much explaining to do there - it's important to let one's own taste shine through ties. In business outfits, that's pretty much the only point of differentiation between people, so let's not argue for everyone liking the same ties with the same patterns and colors. I'm all for letting the eye make the decision when picking a tie - it has to speak to you.
post #28330 of 36403
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Originally Posted by sprout2 View Post

FWIW that Drake's looks incredibly dated and just plain busy.
I suspect this is only the case is if you will be thrusting your neck into people's faces so that they are viewing it from two inches away as in the photo.
post #28331 of 36403
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Originally Posted by lawyerdad View Post


I suspect this is only the case is if you will be thrusting your neck into people's faces so that they are viewing it from two inches away as in the photo.

 

Isn't that how you show off ties? Have I been doing it wrong? :cry:

post #28332 of 36403
I love your store. Frankly I am surprised that there is no equivalent in Europe. Any chance you would ever consider a european store? I want much of what you sell, but seems crazy to have something shipped to the US from Italy and then to Sweden, with everything that means in terms of customs and shipping.
post #28333 of 36403
The gun check Eidos in the flesh.

There are 2-3 things about the cut that feel like they've changed from this past Spring's, and I'm not super crazy about them. Some of it could be the visual effect of the pattern on my visual assessment. Or maybe I need to give it time to "break in".

Anyway, here it is.


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post #28334 of 36403
Is one of them a shoulder extension?
post #28335 of 36403
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The weave comment sounds like a feint

Sprout, this is a very rude statement. And then, you go on to say "so don't take it personally". facepalm.gif
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