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I like those, but I like the brown more. Conrad Wu makes awesome ties.

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Originally Posted by sugarbutch View Post

Like neckties? confused.gif

 

What happened, SB? Too lazy to read the rest of my post? ;)

Here's what I wrote:

 

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Originally Posted by EliodA View Post

The problem I have with horsebit loafers is that the bit thing is so obviously decorative only. That makes it tacky. I like it more if the presence of an element serves a function or at least can be traced back to having had one historically, e.g. brogueing.
For that reason, I also rather have single monks than double.

(No joke: auto correction on my phone wanted to write horseshit instead of horsebit)

 

First, we were talking of shoes but even in the wider context of clothes in general, I still believe it holds true. Purely decorative items like ties and pocket squares did serve a function one day, at least in previous more utlitarian incarnations. The former as part of an army uniform (the Croation Army, hence the word cravatte) as an identification mark on the battlefield, the latter to offer to your lady when she's in distress or watching a movie that is just too touching. Horsebits serve a function too, but not on top of a shoe.

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Mr.Brown wins.
I just made a purchase from mobile phone. What will they think of next?
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Originally Posted by The Noodles View Post

Mr.Brown wins.
I just made a purchase from mobile phone. What will they think of next?

 

Next: your phone actually taking the decision which one to purchase. Will save you a lot of picknick attacks :)

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Next: your phone actually taking the decision which one to purchase. Will save you a lot of picknick attacks smile.gif

Eventually I'm hoping the entire process is automated from my phone: purchase, fit coordination, perfect dimple, pics taken, posted to SF with a witty comment.

Maybe I'd make it to work on time more often.
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Eventually I'm hoping the entire process is automated from my phone: purchase, fit coordination, perfect dimple, pics taken, posted to SF with a witty comment.

Maybe I'd make it to work on time more often.

 

I'd rather prefer my phone to do my work, so I can spend more time on purchase, fit coordination, pefect dimples and posting on SF :D

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Smart man!
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Conradwu discount code? I am cheap.
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Originally Posted by The Noodles View Post

Mr.Brown wins.

I just made a purchase from mobile phone. What will they think of next?

Next: your phone actually taking the decision which one to purchase. Will save you a lot of picknick attacks smile.gif

I'm pretty sure the phone (browser accessing this forum) already makes the decisions.
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Originally Posted by sebastian mcfox View Post

I'm not sure how much you want to spend, but check out Haymakers in Nashville, if you haven't already. @jimstyles
 is very helpful

Thanks for that, @sebastian mcfox, and I'd be happy to help, @Shoeluv! PM me
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OMG!
I just typed in the address and the phone is driving my car to the address
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What Claghorn said re: the Conrad Wu ties.  But that green is oh-so-lovely.  Almost bought it last week and then NMWA had to go and hold its Euro sale....

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Curious of people's feedback on the most recent Conrad Wus.

 

The two early renditions that I bought (Shantungs) were decent, but the blades were a bit too asymmetrical and the hand rolling was less expertly done than Vandas (and at this point, Wus are approaching some Vandas in price). I know Conrad switched to a better quality lining, which is why prices went up a touch I suspect, and the hand rolling certainly looks better in recent pics.

 

Thoughts from owners of recent CWu ties?

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Originally Posted by TweedyProf View Post
 

Curious of people's feedback on the most recent Conrad Wus.

 

The two early renditions that I bought (Shantungs) were decent, but the blades were a bit too asymmetrical and the hand rolling was less expertly done than Vandas (and at this point, Wus are approaching some Vandas in price). I know Conrad switched to a better quality lining, which is why prices went up a touch I suspect, and the hand rolling certainly looks better in recent pics.

 

Thoughts from owners of recent CWu ties?

 

I have not purchased from him yet.  I keep checking his stock, but he's more expensive than Hober, Shibumi, Exquisite Trimmings and Henry Carter, so always end up buying somewhere else. 

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I have not purchased from him yet.  I keep checking his stock, but he's more expensive than Hober, Shibumi, Exquisite Trimmings and Henry Carter, so always end up buying somewhere else. 

I like his fabric choices but often, I end up getting a tie from elsewhere for the same reason as you mention (eg the recent NMWA sale where I managed to limit myself to a single tie).
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