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Don Raphael do you have any Shantungs? I have a Vanda shantung and I can't say it's lighter than my others, and they are all light in weight. I think it's a three fold too. I feel like summer ties should be lighter anyway.
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Don Raphael do you have any Shantungs? I have a Vanda shantung and I can't say it's lighter than my others, and they are all light in weight. I think it's a three fold too. I feel like summer ties should be lighter anyway.
No experience with shantung ties. But when I compare my Vanda ties with other makers (Cappelli, Marinella, Conrad Wu, Sam Hober, A. Quaranta Locatelli etc.) they're considerable lighter. This 6-fold for example http://vandafineclothing.com/store/neckties/562-green-orange-flowers.html
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I suspect it's more the lack of lining (which I really like in their wool ties).

 

My Vanda navy shantung is in fact a six fold but it looks unlined (I've heard there might be a lining in Vanda's where the knot forms, but can't verify). The Conrad Wu shantung is 3 fold with lining. The latter is imperceptibly heavier, if there's a difference in weight, but I would call them both light ties in heft.

 

So if you are worried that the ET shantung tie will be lighter than other shantungs, I doubt it. Even a Vanda shantung, I suspect, is not lighter. 

 

But @davesmith can at least tell you if his ET shantungs are any lighter than the Drake's shantungs or others that he has carried.

 

I say, embrace the light in this case.

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Incidentally, a few reductions of interest to some of you. The first is tempting. Greg had the second in navy/rust which is the more versatile color way, but purple/rust might work for some. I'm not sure I can wear the third tie, but with a navy suit, might work for summer.

 

 

 

http://www.barneys.com/search?fromInstantSearch=true&q=drake%27s

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I suspect it's more the lack of lining (which I really like in their wool ties).

 

My Vanda navy shantung is in fact a six fold but it looks unlined (I've heard there might be a lining in Vanda's where the knot forms, but can't verify). The Conrad Wu shantung is 3 fold with lining. The latter is imperceptibly heavier, if there's a difference in weight, but I would call them both light ties in heft.

 

So if you are worried that the ET shantung tie will be lighter than other shantungs, I doubt it. Even a Vanda shantung, I suspect, is not lighter.

 

But @davesmith can at least tell you if his ET shantungs are any lighter than the Drake's shantungs or others that he has carried.

 

I say, embrace the light in this case.

Thank you for the clarification. I really appreciate it the comparison. If they're somewhat the same Construction wise, I'll carry on and focus on which make up I appreciate most and take it from there (one, two, or three stripes):

The navy is available with 2 or 3 stripes, while the green is available with 1 or 3 stripes.

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Hey guys, if you're interested in following my and my fiancée Erica's coverage of Pitti Uomo 88 (lots of pictures), I've just posted a thread. Also, don't forget to subscribe to the #Pitti88 tag, for all the Styleforum coverage from the fair.
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You know how long that would take?

 

Exactly the same amount of time as copying and pasting a whole bunch of URLs that nobody could be bothered clicking on.

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don't forget to subscribe to the #Pitti88 tag

 

I have absolutely zero idea what this means.

 

I suspect, though, that it has something to do with the "#" symbol, which I am told has recently come to be termed a "hashtag". Why this might be, and why it no longer means "play one semitone higher than the indicated note in the C major scale", is also utterly opaqe to this pitiful Luddite.

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Oh, I'll leave the explanation of indexing and such witchcraft to the young and tech savvy.
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Took advantage of the Henry Carter sale and picked up these:





Plus this, because I needed more stripes in my life
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Vanda ties!

#Awesome!!!

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Took advantage of the Henry Carter sale and picked up these:


I wonder how you're planning to wear this one?
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Nothing wrong with a glen plaid shirt, considering that you combine it with solids.
If you only want to wear stuff that nobody on SF frowns upon, you'll be wearing a navy patch pocket sc, light grey flannels and a brown grenadine every day. smile.gif

Edit: I'm looking forward to hear David Reeves' comments too. I like the bespoke stuff that he posts, but if this is what his MTM gets you...

 

Thanks.  That jacket does indeed have patch pockets, so I evaded the patch pocket sport coat police for another day.

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Should I keep this bad boy or part ways? Perhaps ironing it will make it fit a bit better since it is linen?
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Solid advice monkey.

I have to stop buying sale impulse items.

Speaking of sales, I picked up the following linen SC from BS. How is the fit? Should I keep or resell or alter? Excuse the wrinkly pics as I just got it in today.





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I wonder how you're planning to wear this one?


Yes, see earlier part of the thread. I think against a crisp white shirt, navy suit, might be fine. Won't go with light blue shirt unless so light as to be nearly white, perhaps to a fancy Easter brunch.

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