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@kulata Thanks for the info about NSM MTM. That and the B&T program are mighty interesting developments.
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@kulata Thanks for the info about NSM MTM. That and the B&T program are mighty interesting developments.

What is going on with B&T, sorry I missed that news, could you repeat it?

post #30588 of 37396
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Maybe I'm in the minority, but waking up, putting on a jacket & tie, and working from home does not compute in my head. Seems like a lot of unnecessary work when you are in the comfort of your own home. I know we're on a men's fashion forum and all, but it seems a bit contrived.

 

"Contrived" is a bit over the top.

 

Eccentric maybe. Nothing wrong with that - unless it's contrived of course.

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Formosa redux:

 

I got my new tan linen suit back to Sydney and brought it to my tailor for finishing. To my horror, it had acquired a black stain behind one of the patch pockets during transit.

 

I worked out eventually that this stain was from a black-powder-coated music stand I had in my suitcase next to the suit. Who woulda thunk it?

 

The suit is now finished, looks fantastic, but I can't wear it until I get this stain dry-cleaned out. Here's hoping it comes out easily. (Should do. Better do.)

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Hope you didn't mess up the dimensions like taking the waist in. Hmmm
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Hope you didn't mess up the dimensions like taking the waist in. Hmmm

 

Actually no. Thought I would just start minimal - sleeve length/buttons, trouser cuffs.

 

Someone suggested slimlining based on the photos taken at NMWA but I don't think it's necessary.

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Originally Posted by rms340 View Post

Maybe I'm in the minority, but waking up, putting on a jacket

"Contrived" is a bit over the top.

Eccentric maybe. Nothing wrong with that - unless it's contrived of course.

Let's meet in the middle: It's concentric.
post #30593 of 37396

Slight research question for those of you who work retail and service jobs: do you stock a toothbrush at the shop and use it after lunch before facing customers again? Would that be considered commonplace?

post #30594 of 37396
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well, I don't know that "ancient madder" and ink jet printing are exclusive (I'm not an expert on the matter). Ancient madder refers the the dyes which are used and the ties are typically printed on a gum twill silk, when screen printed the color go through the silk. There are cheap silks made this way as there are expensive silks made this way (same thing for ink jet). You'll find the likes of Kiton, Borrelli etc use these silks (and alot more that "hide it" by self tipping). These ties (which I described as "madder like" not ancient madder) have the attributes of madder ties, the chalky finish, the muted, saturated colors. If you don't like the back (its not as white as it seems in that pic, more light grey), that's your prerogative as a consumer but I assure you that there is no "white" bleeding through in the process that is used to print this silk. I've sold 50-60 of these ties and have yet to get one returned. If that did happen, I will gladly make things right.


Ed is basically correct as usual - and he has a very clear way of explaining details.

"Ancient madder" silks for neck ties typically refer to a chemical process which has been illegal in the UK for many years - so basically there is no more "ancient madder" type silk with the old chalky hand available unless the silk is printed outside the UK in a country with weak environmental laws.

Ancient madder ties refers to natural madder dyes which have not been used in tie printing far longer than the famous chemical process which resulted in a chalky feeling.

So typically these days there are two terms - Madder silks or Modern madder.

Madder and ink jet printing are not exclusive as the modern process typically uses heat and chemicals as a madder finish. Note the modern madder finish which has a different texture has better color fastness - which is a very good thing.

Unless someone has come up with a new environmentally friendly (and legal) "ancient madder" technique then UK ties referred to as ancient madder probably are not.

Unless they are very old or made illegally...
post #30595 of 37396
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Originally Posted by Sam Hober View Post






Unless someone has come up with a new environmentally friendly (and legal) "ancient madder" technique then UK ties referred to as ancient madder probably are not.



How is your madder project coming along or has that been shelved?
post #30596 of 37396
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Originally Posted by Coxsackie View Post
 

Formosa redux:

 

I got my new tan linen suit back to Sydney and brought it to my tailor for finishing. To my horror, it had acquired a black stain behind one of the patch pockets during transit.

 

I worked out eventually that this stain was from a black-powder-coated music stand I had in my suitcase next to the suit. Who woulda thunk it?

 

The suit is now finished, looks fantastic, but I can't wear it until I get this stain dry-cleaned out. Here's hoping it comes out easily. (Should do. Better do.)

 

While you're on the topic, how do you guys transport your suits when you're traveling? I have been using this method and it works great. Also doesn't leave the fabric of the suit exposed to whatever else is around the suit.

 

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While you're on the topic, how do you guys transport your suits when you're traveling?


Garment bag bro.
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Thread Starter 

Wear one, garment bag the other.

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Nice to see Ed and Sam Hober sharing their experience!

post #30600 of 37396
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Originally Posted by archibaldleach View Post


Yeah. Was thinking 3.5 meters of Minnis Flannel (70 GBP or around $110 per meter).

Ya, upon second glance, $400 or so seems very reasonable.

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