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Originally Posted by Monkeyface View Post

It's harder to mess up machine stitching. By definition, the machine will make stitches that are equally distant, equally tight, etc.

If you rush hand stitching it's quite easy to do it sloppily with much more variability. Anyways, bring your Formosa to a good bespoke tailor and have him inspect the hand stitching. See what he says.

You think the tailor would say Formosa is crappy stitching?
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I would take a decent hand stitch garment over a well made machine stitched garment all day.
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Originally Posted by justinkapur View Post

I would take a decent hand stitch garment over a well made machine stitched garment all day.

I'd take a garment with the proper shoulder dimensions and a good fit over either.
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:lurk:

Edited by The Noodles - 7/7/15 at 10:56am
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Not sure much good is going to come with this discussion now. Maybe Noodles, you should discuss this directly with Greg by PM or phone? The rest of us can move on?

 

So, no one going to bite on Cappelli's?

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I've got no dog in this "fight", but if I had a dollar for every tailor I've heard criticising other tailors' work, I'd have, well... at least 20 dollars.
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Originally Posted by EFV View Post

I've got no dog in this "fight", but if I had a dollar for every tailor I've heard criticising other tailors' work, I'd have, well... at least 20 dollars.

If I had a dollar for a tailor complimenting another tailor's work, I'd have, well...at least 10 dollars.
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:spam:

Edited by The Noodles - 7/7/15 at 10:56am
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Changing the topic before this turns into a Formosa bashing session





Navy Blazer Project

Fabric
Serge or Hopsack

Buttons
Tobacco brown corozo or metal
3 roll 2

Pockets
2 patch pockets

Shoulder treatment (see below)




How does one describe the shoulder treatment Sean Connery is wearing above (Diamonds are forever)?
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Originally Posted by Monkeyface View Post

If I had a dollar for a tailor complimenting another tailor's work, I'd have, well...at least 10 dollars.

Yeah, that too.
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Nothing wrong with some frank criticism. No one is bashing anything here, and I don't think Noodles has a reason to lie about this. Besides, there's no need to be positive about everything all the time. If we can't even have an open discussion in a thread like this...

Anyways, I'm sure someone who owns Cappelli ties will answer your question sooner or later, Tweedy. This thread has often had multiple discussions at once, and it has always ended well. I can't believe there isn't a Cappelli thread? Have you used the search function?
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Originally Posted by TweedyProf View Post

Well, can I try to change the subject?

Was talking briefly with Mr. Six about Cappelli's which I think I shall try, given the favorable exchange rate and given that my other non-Drake's preferred source (Vanda) has alas raised prices slightly. Given the current exchange rates, it seems a bit cheaper to go with Cappelli for now. 

Can I get opinions about ordering on line from them? I see a few styles I like on-line, would opt for a 3 fold to start with, 8.5 cm width. Mostly, I want a knot that isn't too big. Mr. Six also suggests that I can ask about certain patterns that I like but don't see.

Shall I send a pic of my ideal knot, specs and proceed from there? I know Noodle's disliked his so no need to rehash that again. But some of you might have ordered from them on-line (internet) rather than in store. Please advise.

PS, I've posted some pics of those I like in the Grad Lounge. 

http://www.styleforum.net/t/428478/the-grad-lounge/1830#post_7982210

Some links from Mr. Six there on a few block stripes.

I own a handful of cappellis from Steve at Gentlemens footwear and been happy with them. It's hard when your a shorter guy due to tie length that's why I prefer my vandas.
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Originally Posted by Monkeyface View Post

Nothing wrong with some frank criticism. No one is bashing anything here. Besides, there's no need to be positive about everything all the time. If we can't even have an open discussion in a thread like this... Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
Anyways, I'm sure someone who owns Cappelli ties will answer your question sooner or later, Tweedy. This thread has often had multiple discussions at once, and it has always ended well. I can't believe there isn't a Cappelli thread? Have you used the search function?

1. When an item is marked FINAL SALE - No Returns or Exchanges it means exactly that

2. When an item is hand made then human error with a tolerance should be factored. You only romance the artisanal work when it works and if it doesn't then suck it up due to point 1. Sizing is a guide not an absolute unless it is cut by laser (machines) which minimizes the tolerance

3. Can you contribute to my Diamonds are forever blazer project? biggrin.gif
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Originally Posted by The Noodles View Post

Sorry, I cannot return this suit and Greg said he is removing himself from the discussion.
If I cross the line and speak in ways that would hurt his business, which I will not do, I will let the SF admins just ban me. I am simply providing measurements of my jacket here and talking about the suits.   


I was supposed to receive a jacket that has a shoulder width of 48 cm but as you can see clearly, I got a jacket with 46 cm. What would you do? It is extremely frustring. 

I see nothing here to warrant any repercussions.

You received a rather expensive suit that was different than what you had ordered. Along with being vexed, you are voicing your concerns in a civil manner and informing the community. I am sure we would all be frustrated if we were in your situation.
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On another note: Anyone have onyx/black cuff links (4) or stud sets for sale? I am looking around and these things are expensive. Kent Wang has cuff links and stud sets. Total for 4 cuff links and stud sets is over 200.
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